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Archaeology's nationally renowned specialists, who are at the forefront of research in their fields, also offer commercial services.

Commercial archaeology is a significant part of development today. Major infrastructural projects such as the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (shown) involve years of work by archaeologists, behind the scenes and in the field.

CAHOR - Centre for Applied Human Origins Research

Palaeolithic archaeology and Geo-archaeology; desk-based assessment, field evaluation, consultancy, post-excavation assessment and reporting, environmental specialist co-ordination and lithic analysis.
Contact: Francis Wenban-Smith 023 8059 6864 (Direct) 077 7162 3096 (Mobile)
Centre for Applied Human Origins Research

CAAA - Centre for Applied Archaeological Analyses

Prehistoric ceramics (pottery and briquetage), groundstone objects, animal bones and human remains; contract work and reporting to publication standard.
Contact: Elaine Morris
Centre for Applied Archaeological Analyses

APSS - Archaeological Prospection Service of Southampton

As a unit specialising in archaeological survey we provide services for a wide range of geophysical and topographical surveys in Britain Europe, the Near East and North Africa. We also undertake desk-based assessments, evaluations, excavation, consultancy work and large-scale integrated survey projects. All work results in full archaeological reports including interpretation of the results, written to publication standards.
Contact: Kris Strutt, Sophie Hay
Archaeological Prospection Services of Southampton

COARS - Coastal and Offshore Archaeology Services

Supplying the marine industry with internationally recognised technical specialists in marine archaeology, notably within the fields of marine geophysics and geoarchaeology.  We are experienced in working on major infrastructure projects including Hinkley Point and Sizewell Nuclear Power Stations and the London Array Offshore Wind Farm.
Contact: Michael Grant
Coastal and Offshore Archaeology Services

Other areas of enterprise:

Archaeological Computing Research Group (ACRG)

Centre for Maritime Archaeology (CMA) Contracting

Centre for the Applied Human Origins Research (CAHOR)

Southampton business archaeologists were heavily involved in excavations in advance of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, High Speed 1, through the Ebbsfleet Valley
Ebbsfleet from above
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