Borehole surveys can be a speedy and cost-effective way to assess the nature of archaeological deposits and can be applied to a wide range of sites. As part of our competitive watching brief service we can deploy a member of staff to observe routine geotechnical boreholes or we can manage and undertake surveys tailored specifically to compile a deposit model for purely archaeological purposes.
We have undertaken deposit modelling on a wide range of sites with an equally diverse range of below-ground deposits. Recent work includes deposit modelling of the 11th-century Lucy Tower motte at Lincoln Castle, geoarchaeological modelling of palaeoenvironmental and riverine deposition on the Humber Estuary and a pre-construction hand-auger survey for a gas pipeline.
We work closely with a range of drilling companies which allows us to offer modelling using appropriate methods and core sizes on a variety of terrains. Please contact us if you would like to discuss deposit-modelling possibilities for your projects.