A Comprehensive range of archaeological, heritage and historical services in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset



South West Archaeology offers gradiometer and earth resistance surveying. The particular method or combination of methods used depends on local soil conditions and the survey requirements. The geophysical surveying equipment South West Archaeology uses is specifically developed for archaeological surveying and is a proven technology that can determine the potential for archaeological features below the ground with no need at this stage for intrusive work. If excavation is required, the geophysical assessment can be used to place trenches over potential archaeological features. When used in conjunction with software designed to analyse and present the recorded data, these systems are capable of delivering fast and accurate assessments of the archaeology of both large and small sites.