The UK market leader in the archaeological excavation, study and publication of human burials from archaeological sites

Heritage Burial Services is the largest team of osteoarchaeologists within any commercial archaeological practice dedicated entirely to all aspects of burial archaeology. We work all over the UK and in Europe. We are committed to working to the highest professional, academic, commercial and ethical standards. Click here for more information on our treatment of human remains.

We work with developers, heritage organisations, church councils, educational organisations, private individuals, archaeological companies and police. Our services include:

  • Consultancy
  • On site identification of human remains
  • Up to date legal advice
  • Fieldwork
  • Funerary archaeology
  • Post-medieval burial archaeology
  • Watching briefs: small works at parish churches
  • Post-excavation assessment of human remains
  • Client reports
  • Analysis and recording of post-medieval coffins, coffin fittings and above ground memorials
  • Advice on radiological and biomolecular analysis of human remains
  • Online burials database
  • Organising and advising on re-burial
  • Training and community involvement
  • Publication


Case studies:

Stoke Quay, Ipswich

Fromelles First World War Mass Graves

St Michael’s church, Workington - an unusual case of peri-mortem thorax trauma

Creslow, Buckinghamshire - Roman high-status burial

meso house in context Copy2Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man - intriguing Iron Age burials in Bronze Age settlement

Some of the cremated remains2Chelmsford Effluent Pipeline - oldest Mesolithic cremation in Britain

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Click here to meet our Burials team