In addition to intrusive evaluation procedures such as trenching, test-pitting and the monitoring of boreholes, Archaeology Wales offers a range of non-intrusive investigative techniques, in particular geophysical surveys (magnetometer), field-walking, GPS surveys, metal-detector surveys & topographical surveys. Evaluation methodologies of this type are often requested by local authority archaeologists at an early stage in the pre-planning process, and they can form a valuable tool in the preparation of strategies to mitigate the impact of a proposed development on the buried archaeological resource.
Archaeology Wales also offers services designed to survey and record standing buildings and other structures, either as part of the pre-planning requirements associated with a development or as a Condition of planning. Such work can vary from a simple photographic survey to the preparation of a detailed archaeological report (Historic England Level 3 or 4), incorporating a 3D, laser-scanned, archaeological survey, detailed photographic records and background documentary research.
Whatever survey is required, Archaeology Wales has the necessary expertise to undertake the work and produce a high quality technical report on the results.