Wessex Archaeology are experienced in carrying out geoarchaeological borehole surveys. These surveys use site investigation methods to extract core soil samples across a site, allowing for a picture to be built up of how the site has formed over time, and to identify any layers, features or areas which might be archaeologically significant.

Borehole Surveys tend to be carried out at the early stages of a project, alongside or as part of Ground Investigation works. The results are often used to construct or update a deposit model for the site, and can be instrumental in ensuring that any subsequent intrusive works such as archaeological evaluation trenching or mitigation works are targeted and proportionate.


Project design and execution

Subcontractor appointment and management

Deposit modelling

Sampling for radiocarbon dating

Geoarchaeological description and interpretation

Sampling for palaeoenvironmental assessment and analysis

Dave Norcott

How can we help?

Contact Dave Norcott, Geoarchaeology & Environmental Manager