Lacustrine & riverine investigation


Rivers, canals and lakes have shaped our world, determining where and how people lived, and allowing the growth of industry and trade. Inland waters and their surrounds may hold clues to our past, ranging from hulks on river banks and the remains of fish traps, to mills and warehouses.  Wessex Archaeology’s Coastal & Marine team are experienced at applying our extensive knowledge of submerged and foreshore heritage to lacustrine and riverine environments and to canal and canalside structures. Through research and site survey, which can include wading or even diving, we study the archaeological remains that provide valuable insight into how people lived in the past.