1995

A total of 301 projects were worked on during 1995/6, about 200 of which were new. It was estimated that nearly two-thirds of the company's work resulted from commercial developments, that approximately half of the new projects were either desk-based assessments or evaluations, and that about a tenth were associated with new services such as pipelines.
 
Road developments were major contributors to WA's work through the 1990s, but during 1995 the roads were of a rather different sort. The company was commissioned to carry out evaluations and excavations ahead of the construction and upgrading of tracks on the archaeologically rich Salisbury Plain Training Area. Bronze Age boundary ditches, pits and a settlement, and Iron Age pits, post-holes and hut circles were all excavated and recorded before roads strong enough to withstand use by tanks could be built.
 
An excavation was also undertaken on the site of a new sports field for Boscombe Down Airfield. Late Neolithic pits, another Bronze Age boundary ditch and a late Romano-British cemetery were excavated.
 
 Also of local interest, 1995 saw the publication of Stonehenge in its landscape: Twentieth-century excavations, which drew together the work of very many people, both in the field and for the publication.
 
Building surveys at Portsmouth Cathedral and the Christopher Hotel in Bath showed the diversity that such work can bring. Consultancy, an increasingly important facet of WA's work, brought the start of what was later to become a long-term field project at Cambourne in Cambridgeshire which was eventually published in 2009 as Cambourne New Settlement: Iron Age and Romano-British Settlements on the Clay Uplands of West Cambridgeshire  now available to download from this site as an e-book.