Post-Excavation and Archive Services

Taking on an entire post-excavation project from a third party’s records is usually a challenging business, but nevertheless is something that Cotswold Archaeology has undertaken successfully, steering projects through to publication such as some sites on the Milford Haven to Brecon pipeline and Exeter urban backlog.

For an informal chat or further information about our comprehensive post-excavation project service, contact Martin Watts (01285 772605).

In the absence of nationally recognised archiving standards for archaeology, there are also many challenges in the preparation and deposition of the site records, artefacts, ecofacts and digital data that constitute an archaeological archive. Cotswold Archaeology has developed a particular expertise in this field, having successfully completed the following archiving projects, including some designed to improve the storage and accessibility of museum’s archaeological collections:

• Marches Archaeology archive on behalf of Historic England
• Crickley Hill archive , on behalf of the National Trust
Exeter Online Archive , on behalf of Exeter City Council
• Gloucester City Excavation Archive Enhancement, on behalf of Gloucester City Council

We have also been the contractor-of-choice for archive work on collaborative projects, for example that arising from the publication of excavations at Daventry which involved archaeological archives generated by several different contractors.

For an informal chat or further information about our comprehensive post-excavation project service, contact Andy Mudd (01285 772644).