excavation Tag

Choosing the right location for building your home has always been a key factor in the history of human settlement. This is as true now today as it was thousands of years ago although what we find desirable in a location has changed (being close...

Headland’s part in the UK’s largest archaeological project With our reputation for delivering on major infrastructure projects throughout the UK and Ireland we have been eagerly participating in projects such as the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon road upgrade and of course HS2. We have built up...

In early 2006 Headland carried out an excavation at Meadowend Farm, Kennet, in Clackmannanshire in advance of the construction of a road for the new Clackmannan Bridge, which has also been referred to as the ‘Upper Forth Crossing’. Archaeological works were funded by Transport Scotland...

Between 2002 and 2004 Headland undertook several stages of archaeological fieldwork at the site of a housing development at 144-166 Cowgate in Edinburgh. During these excavations a late medieval building and the remains of two extensive walls running along the north side of Cowgate were...

In 2010 Headland Archaeology began a programme of archaeological works at Greyfriars Kirkhouse, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh. These works were commissioned in connection with a planning condition set by the City of Edinburgh Council on the proposed improvements and developments. The site encompassed an area to the...

In late 2016/early 2017 Headland Archaeology's Midlands and West office undertook archaeological work in connection with improvements to buildings and facilities in the College Cloisters beside Hereford Cathedral. During the excavation the remains of three skeletons were discovered and have been radiocarbon dated to the...

Have you driven across the new Queensferry Crossing yet? Did you know that archaeological discoveries were made during its construction? Headland Archaeology began work on the banks of the Queensferry Crossing in 2011, with an extensive program of evaluation. Two locations revealed major archaeological discoveries, Castlandhill...

The M74 publication on the Birth of Glasgow has won the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s award for 'Best Commercial Publication'. This was a multi-million pound project in the heart of Glasgow undertaken jointly by Headland Archaeology and JV partners Pre-Construct Archaeology with Michael Neville pulling...

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...