Buildings Archaeology – a visible expression of our Heritage
Building archaeology is the discipline of reconstructing the story and history of existing buildings using direct archaeologically recorded observations. Archaeologists can trace a structure’s past by analysing data such as materials, building techniques, how elements connect with one another, and so on.
In a similar way to architectural conservation, building archaeology uses scientific and analytical techniques to describe, assess and date structures.
We can examine a single structure in detail, or record structures across an local, regional or even national scale.
Complicated stories and histories can be easily unpicked from standing structures. As one of the first individuals to practice Buildings Archaeology in 1991, we have decades of experience regarding this discipline, we even wrote the first national guidance document concerning buildings archaeology in a commercial environment.
Simple cottage or complete town, we have the skills to carry out detailed recording, analysis and publication that suit you.