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The Geophysical Survey Department at Headland Archaeology have just celebrated their 2nd birthday! The department is fast becoming one of the foremost geophysical survey teams in the UK with a reputation for rapid turnaround coupled with a high quality report. A major contributor to our success has...

We would like to introduce our new CIfA back cover and some of the thought that went into this years theme. In view of the scale of the infrastructure projects headed our way in 2016-7 the board identified ‘Partnerships’ as one of the key focal points...

by Jürgen van Wessel It’s an exciting time to be an archaeologist in the UK. A new scale of infrastructure project brings some serious challenges to our industry, not least in attracting and supporting quality staff, and managing very significant volumes of archaeological information. At Headland...

As we saw in the introduction to this series of Headland highlights we started out in Edinburgh in 1996 but we were never just a Scottish company and, from the very start, we not only worked in Ireland and Northern Ireland but also across the...

Julie Franklin’s trawl through Headland’s treasure chest continues with numbers 11 to 20 from her list. Again, the finds are in no particular order and highlight the breadth and depth of Headland’s past finds, in terms of materials, techniques, functions, geography and time. From shiny...

Headland Archaeology has been operating for over 20 years and as one of the UK's leading commercial organisations we would like our skills and knowledge to have a positive effect on the industry. Preparing new archaeologists for successful and rewarding careers has helped both our...

What makes a great find? There are a number of ways that finds can stick out. Some are very rare, some very beautiful. Sometimes a find in remarkably good condition will cause some excitement – a complete pot, for example, will always turn more heads...

As commercial archaeologists, our focus is always about getting on to site and then off site as quickly as possible, working ever harder to deliver clients’ development programmes whilst meeting professional standards. But we also have a responsibility to make archaeology relevant to society and,...

How many roads must an archaeologist walk down before we can say that the archaeological potential of the site has been adequately characterised?  And how many turbines does it take to ensure that the renewables target will be met by 2020? Whilst the answers to...

'Great projects, amazing locations and a great team of archaeologists are what make all the difference, and if the project can make a substantive contribution to our understanding of the past, then so much the better. Inchmarnock was one of those projects: an uninhabited island,...