Our environmental specialists recover and analyse the remains of plants and animals to reconstruct past diets and environments...
We work at all stages of a project, beginning by developing the most efficient methods for environmental sampling on site. Throughout a dig we can also carry out live sampling to make sure we target areas with the best research potential.
We process environmental soil samples within our purpose-built facilities across England. These dedicated spaces allow us to carry out the wet-sieving, flotation, drying, and sorting of a large number of samples.
Our archaeobotanists and zooarchaeologists identify and interpret both archaeological and modern plant and animal remains. We have particular expertise in:
fish, birds, molluscs and mammals
archaeobotany and charred plant remains
interpretation of tool and butchery marks
identification of wood species of charred and waterlogged timbers and artefacts, including imported exotics.
We will clearly present our findings to you through our detailed reports. Our team also completes palaeoecology and landscape studies in support of desk-based assessments.