We offer a focused, highly-specialised range of solutions catering for both the public and the private sector. We pride ourselves on being able to adapt to any situations faced by our clients, and have a healthy working relationship with a number of local councils. From small, quick desk based assessments to large expansive excavations, you can trust PHF Archaeology to deliver a class-leading service that is both efficient and cost-effective.
Desk-based assessments - The purpose of a DBA is to gain information about the known or potential archaeological resource within a given area or site in order to make an assessment of its merit in context.
Watching briefs - A method of preserving archaeological remains by record in the face of development threat. Usually carried out through the recommendations of the planning authority. The archaeologist is there to monitor the excavation of foundation and service trenches, landscaping and any other intrusive work.
Trial trenches - Often the quickest and most cost-effective way of assessing archaeological remains, trial trenching involves the excavation of one or more trenches often through the use of a mechanical excavator. Often this is sufficient to release planning conditions on larger sites.
Geophysical surveys - Are the systematic collection of geophysical data for spatial studies. The main techniques implemented by PHF are Resistivity and Magnetometry.
Excavations - The core part of any archaeological investigation, excavation is the exposure, processing and recording of archaeological remains
Environmental impact assessments - This is the formal process used to predict the environmental consequences (positive or negative) of a plan, policy, program, or project prior to the decision to move forward with the proposed action
Landscape surveys - Also known as archaeological field survey, is a type of field research by which archaeologists search for archaeological sites and collect information about the location, distribution and organisation of past human cultures.
3D modelling - Now becoming a more familiar aspect to archaeology, 3d modelling complements any analysis bringing interpretation to a new level.