Archaeological watching briefs

both on & offshore


In situations where ground is being broken, or where the seabed or foreshore is being disturbed, and there is a reasonable chance of encountering archaeological remains, it may be necessary to carry out an archaeological watching brief. Our staff are highly experienced and able to work alongside your field or vessel crews to recognise and respond to heritage remains encountered during the course of development. This cost-effective method of ensuring total archaeological support may be requested by a curator or deemed necessary by a developer to ensure that delays to schemes are kept to a minimum. Having Wessex Archaeology on your site will give you the confidence to carry out necessary work sustainably, reassured that we are there to protect our heritage on your behalf.