Geophysical survey

Geophysical survey from AOC Archaeology - Inverness office

By: AOC Archaeology - Inverness office  30/01/2016
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Shallow geophysics can be used for development work, particularly large infrastructure projects and provides a timely and cost-effective way of assessing the archaeological potential of an area. It is an essential pre-development tool to aid planning, mitigation and save money, providing a smooth journey through the planning system. These techniques can be used to cover large areas quickly with minimal impact on the ground surface and the environment and are particularly useful for working in sensitive or protected areas. Geophysical survey provides a more cost-effective way to identify detailed information about sub-surface features than equivalent manual excavation or test-pitting techniques. The results can: • Alert developers of the archaeological potential of a site • Save time and money by applying appropriate mitigation • Aid in placement of evaluation trenches • Provide a detailed record of the archaeological resources on site • Avoid disruption to landowners • Avoid environmental disturbance Geophysical techniques are also effectively used as a research tool for community groups and archaeological organisations to better understand and interpret their heritage resource.

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AOC Archaeology's Inverness office is centrally based in the Highlands of Scotland near Inverness. We provide a variety of consultancy, fieldwork, survey, community / heritage outreach and training services.