We will carry out desk-based assessments to summarise the extent of existing archaeological and historical knowledge relating to proposed developments.
This typically involves consultation of the local Sites and Monuments Register (SMR) database, historic maps and documents, aerial photographs and previous any archaeological work.
The finished report will inform decisions regarding
any further fieldwork and provision of mitigation strategies. Simple
data collection via local SMR visits can also be carried out by Benchmark
Archaeology on behalf of larger archaeological contractors.