Protocols for Archaeological Discoveries (PAD)

- design and implementation


Protocols for Archaeological Discoveries (PADs) are becoming increasingly used where operational circumstances prohibit full-time archaeological supervision. Where work is carried out by disparate teams working offshore a PAD can discharge licensing or consenting conditions whilst protecting our fragile shared heritage. Wessex Archaeology is highly experienced in the design and operation of Protocols for Archaeological Discoveries, pioneering them on behalf of the marine aggregates industry, offshore renewables, fishing and capital dredging. 
Wessex Archaeology’s experienced team can draft protocols, liaise with clients and curators to ensure the conditions of a proposed PAD are appropriate to the circumstances and implement a PAD on your behalf. This includes acting as a single point of contact, researching and responding to reports, and increasing the efficiency of a PAD through our awareness programmes.
Click on the links below to see examples of existing Protocols: