Why archaeology matters

The physical remains of the past hold our shared story. Understanding what came before us creates a sense of place and identity which can inform and enrich our lives today. This is recognised in the UK's planning process, which seeks to strengthen local economies, support communities, and protect and enhance our environment through consideration of archaeology and heritage in development. Through our investigations, we help to physically and digitally preserve the past and ensure it is accessible to everyone now and forever.

School visit on an archaeological excavation

Project feed

Every week our teams of archaeologists are uncovering interesting finds across the country. Whether it is an artefact or an ecofact, each piece of evidence helps us build a more detailed picture of the past. 

Join us in an exciting journey of discovery through our Project Feed.

Portrait of Helen Hill

Helen is in London 


Part of our heritage burials team, Helen, Lauren and Annsofie attended the BABAO annual meeting hosted by UCL in London, where exciting new research and discoveries in the field of osteoarchaeology and biological anthropology were presented. 

Heritage burial team at the BABAO conference
An illustration drawing of a microscope
Portrait of Becky Wegiel

Becky is in the field in Wales


Hello from sunny Wales from Becky, Rob, Ashleigh and Aiden. Look at that sea view…(somewhere beyond the mist!)

Becky and 3 more colleagues in a very misty, damp field
An illustration drawing of a hill with a horse chalk figure