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 Gareth Hayes

Gareth is in our Cambridge office


Who says that archaeology is only about digging up finds! After spending time on site, Gareth was in the Cambridge office washing a well-preserved cow skull from one of our sites in Cambridgeshire. He had some help from our colleague Gregorz, in the background. 

Gareth washing a cow skull
An illustration drawing of an acorn attached to a leaf.
Portrait of Adam Parson

Adam is in our Lancaster office


Adam had some great high school work experience volunteers in the office learning about archaeological illustration and how art and geometry are used to reconstruct roman pottery! 

A student learning to do the archaeological illustration of a metal object
An illustration drawing outline of people