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Between 2002 and 2004 Headland undertook several stages of archaeological fieldwork at the site of a housing development at 144-166 Cowgate in Edinburgh. During these excavations a late medieval building and the remains of two extensive walls running along the north side of Cowgate were...

In 2010 Headland Archaeology began a programme of archaeological works at Greyfriars Kirkhouse, Candlemaker Row, Edinburgh. These works were commissioned in connection with a planning condition set by the City of Edinburgh Council on the proposed improvements and developments. The site encompassed an area to the...

In late 2016/early 2017 Headland Archaeology's Midlands and West office undertook archaeological work in connection with improvements to buildings and facilities in the College Cloisters beside Hereford Cathedral. During the excavation the remains of three skeletons were discovered and have been radiocarbon dated to the...

Have you driven across the new Queensferry Crossing yet? Did you know that archaeological discoveries were made during its construction? Headland Archaeology began work on the banks of the Queensferry Crossing in 2011, with an extensive program of evaluation. Two locations revealed major archaeological discoveries, Castlandhill...

Headland is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Alex Smith in the role of Specialist Services Manager. Alex will help ensure the smooth flow of the post-excavation process, from completion of fieldwork to publication. He comes with an impressive CV having undertaken the role...

The M74 publication on the Birth of Glasgow has won the Association for Industrial Archaeology’s award for 'Best Commercial Publication'. This was a multi-million pound project in the heart of Glasgow undertaken jointly by Headland Archaeology and JV partners Pre-Construct Archaeology with Michael Neville pulling...

The Geophysical Survey Department at Headland Archaeology have just celebrated their 2nd birthday! The department is fast becoming one of the foremost geophysical survey teams in the UK with a reputation for rapid turnaround coupled with a high quality report. A major contributor to our success has...

by Jürgen van Wessel It’s an exciting time to be an archaeologist in the UK. A new scale of infrastructure project brings some serious challenges to our industry, not least in attracting and supporting quality staff, and managing very significant volumes of archaeological information. At Headland...

As we saw in the introduction to this series of Headland highlights we started out in Edinburgh in 1996 but we were never just a Scottish company and, from the very start, we not only worked in Ireland and Northern Ireland but also across the...

Julie Franklin’s trawl through Headland’s treasure chest continues with numbers 11 to 20 from her list. Again, the finds are in no particular order and highlight the breadth and depth of Headland’s past finds, in terms of materials, techniques, functions, geography and time. From shiny...