Wessex Archaeology’s zooarchaeologist offers expert analysis of faunal remains.


When zooarchaeology is required

Our zooarchaeologist works with clients on projects ranging from initial identification and interpretation of faunal remains assemblages through to full analysis and publication.

Services include:

  • Assessment of potential and recommendations for further work
  • Full analysis and reporting to publication standard, including producing a detailed catalogue for your site archive
  • On-site advice for dealing with unusual deposits of faunal remains
  • Selection of suitable material for radiocarbon dating
Animal skulls from our zooarchaeology collection

To aid this work Wessex Archaeology has an extensive collection of modern reference material comprising mammals, birds, fish and amphibians.

Our specialist has over 20 years of professional experience in zooarchaeology, has contributed to national guidelines for best practice in the analysis of animal bones and has a track record of publication.

Zooarchaeological work at Wessex Archaeology is complemented by in-house services such as finds illustration, finds conservation, photogrammetry, RTI photography and x-ray facilities.

Advice on sampling strategies

Advice on recording methods

Worked bone and antler

Matt Leivers

How can we help?

Contact Matt Leivers, Senior Specialist Services Manager