Archaeology is the investigation of the physical remains of the past. This section describes the methods we use to excavate sites (intrusive investigations) and techniques we use to interpret the deposits and features we discover and the samples and finds that we recover.

You can find out more about non-intrusive archaeological methods (survey techniques) on the landscape survey and remote sensing pages.

You can follow our work on the Historic England Archaeology Twitter account @HE_Archaeology and search for our reports on the Research Reports Database.

Brian Kerr

Head of Intervention and Analysis
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