-Archaeological deposits are a finite resource, and as such all archaeological fieldwork carried out in the UK must be of the highest possible standard. Once archaeological remains have been removed or damaged, they cannot be reinstated. Commissioning archaeological projects is therefore a great responsibility.


-What happens on site is only one part of an archaeological project: You may see the archaeologists at work on site, but they also have a great deal of work to do once the fieldwork has been completed. A number of specialists are often involved in

archaeological projects in order to provide the report required for predetermination

or as a condition of your planning application.


-As a client you should try and obtain a fixed maximum price before you agree to any archaeological project. Perhaps most importantly you should be confident that whatever the archaeological contractor is doing for you, they must be able to achieve it. You have

to solve the archaeological condition linked to your planning permission before

construction can begin.