Archaeological Investigations & Geophysical Services

We can uncover ancient history through archaeological investigations that analyse depositional soil sediments and materials derived from human activity. We offer the most suitable and applicable geophysical surveys and data analysis for rapid data interpretation, soil condition estimates and the detection of man-made objects present in the subsurface. These include archaeological artifacts, architecture, biodiversity, cultural landscapes and environmental data.

Archaeological geophysics involves methods to collect data that permits the field archaeologist to image and map underlying archaeological features, which are otherwise impossible to detect using traditional field methods. Archaeologists can take advantage of the physical and chemical changes within the ground relative to the presence or absence of subterranean objects. Using highly sensitive instruments the specialist technician can measure, map, and interpret the data signals, received by the Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) system, into useful information for planning the excavation.

Non-intrusive Survey

The greatest advantage of GPR is that it offers non-invasive & non-destructive way to collect information about the near-surface. Large sites with concealed remains can be viewed and analysed efficiently and accurately, whilst preserving the site.

GPR maps offer useful primary survey data that can be used to establish sites for excavation or even identify sensitive areas where cultural remains, such as burial sites could be found and may need special extraction process and therefore the information can guide archaeologists to avoid disturbing or destroying these locations.

The sedimentary strata and buried artifacts have a peculiar physical and chemical composition. This influences the velocity of the Electromagnetic wave spread (electrical conductivity and magnetic permeability). Differences or variations in the waves received signify presence of objects, voids, changes in physical properties, etc. Pattern in the subsurface imaging are indicative of underlying archaeological features such as architecture or artifacts.

We offer a wide range of solutions for archaeological investigations, including:

  • Ancient Underground Foundations
  • Graves and Burials
  • Chambers and Grouts
  • Archaeological Artifacts
  • Buried Objects
  • Underground Tunnels

Informative Image display a Ground Penetrating Radar topographic colour contour map of an archeological investigation performed, showcasing the signal amplitude at 1.5 meter depth slices.

As your partner in Utility Engineering, Geophysics and Infrastructure Data Collection, we’ve defined core values that drive our operations and form the basis of everything we do.

30+ years industry experience

We’ve achieved a unique position in the marketplace based on decades of experience, which allows us to provide added value to our customers.

Commitment to quality

We’re guided by our Quality Management System (QMS) and our team of experts executes all processes with the highest regard for quality.

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Our strategic approach to resourcing fosters scalability, flexibility, and rapid response times. We’re here to support you 24/7, and no project is too complex.

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We foster a culture of continuous improvement through comprehensive internal and external training. Our Health & Safety culture is backed by our HS&E Manual.

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A full suite of Utility Engineering, Geophysics and Infrastructure Data Collection services backed by our focus on Safety, Quality and Customer Excellence.