Our finds specialists analyse glass, metal, stone, leather and ceramics...
Our specialists are internationally acclaimed experts at the forefront of research and methodological development in their fields and are able to cover most British periods of history. We assess and analyse objects efficiently and with confidence. Where needed, we can also use in-house X-rays, scientific testing and material analysis to identify objects further.
The finds we analyse include:
pottery and clay tobacco pipes
worked bone, ivory and antler
worked stone and flint
ceramic and stone building material
organic objects such as wood and leather
We give advice on best practice for the excavation of objects and work with our conservation team to properly recover unexpected discoveries. Our customised processing facilities across the country allow us to handle large amounts of material, and quickly stabilise objects ready for analysis.