Archaeological 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 and within Europe with a particular emphasis on surveys
within the south and south west of England.
We support and operate to English Heritage and
Institute for Archaeologists guidelines and standards and are an IfA
We offer a number of proven techniques including:
- Magnetic susceptibility
- Ground penetrating radar
- Magnetic scanning
- Metal detection
- LIDAR analysis
To meet our requirements for
reliability, coupled with the need for accurate high resolution
magnetic data, we have invested in a new multi-sensor cart based system
giving us the ability to collect data at 0.5m traverses as standard.
With high frequency data collection we are able to represent subsurface
magnetic anomalies with greater accuracy. Our cart based system can be
operated in high crops and very muddy conditions where paced surveying
techniques fail to produce representative datasets. In addition, our
system can be used ahead of the operator fulfilling health and safety
requirements where there are hidden surface dangers.
For more news items on our latest surveys etc., check out our NEWS page.