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Geophysical Survey


Pillerton Priors Roman Villa and prehistoric siteArchaeological Surveys Ltd provide geophysical survey support to archaeological investigations.

Geophysical surveys are often required ahead of development as part of the planning process. In addition, geophysics supports research projects, monument management and site investigation. We carry out surveys on behalf of archaeological units, consultants, engineering/construction companies, local government, individuals, etc.

Archaeological Surveys Ltd is located in the North Wessex Downs close to Avebury World Heritage site, Wiltshire, UK. We carry out work nationally with a particular emphasis on surveys within the south and south west of England.

We support and operate to English Heritage (Historic England) and Chartered Institute for Archaeologists guidelines and standards and are a CIfA Registered Organisation.

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  We offer a number of proven techniques including:

To meet our requirements for reliability, coupled with the need for accurate high resolution data, we use multi-sensor cart based systems giving us the ability to collect data at significantly higher resolutions than standard.

With high frequency data collection combined with RTK GNSS positioning we are able to represent subsurface anomalies with excellent accuracy. Our cart based systems can be operated in high crops and very muddy conditions where paced surveying techniques fail to produce representative datasets.

In addition, our systems can be used ahead of the operator fulfilling health and safety requirements where there are hidden surface dangers.

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