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For this instalment of ‘From the Field’ we are hearing from Daniele, a Project Officer based in our South and East office. Daniele has an extensive education in archaeology, including a PhD, and comes to us from Sardinia, Italy. He was initially employed on the...

Over the last 18 months the number of infrastructure projects in the pipeline has increased significantly. We are finding once again that many of our experienced archaeologists, as well as support staff, are coming from overseas. On some sites over 70% of the field team...

Choosing the right location for building your home has always been a key factor in the history of human settlement. This is as true now today as it was thousands of years ago although what we find desirable in a location has changed (being close...

In summer 2015 we had the rare opportunity to excavate St Peter's burial ground in Blackburn. Headland was commissioned by Capita on behalf of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council in advance of the construction of the Freckleton Street Link Road in Blackburn.   St Peter’s burial ground was opened in 1821 and saw...

The historic origins of Edinburgh’s Gorgie are being revealed as Headland's team digs into the foundations of an industrial mill. The site is being excavated in advance of redevelopment for student accommodation by ‘UK Student Accommodation 1 Limited’ in response to a condition of planning...

The health, safety and welfare of those working on construction sites have been outlined in the reviewed Construction (Design and Management) (CDM) Regulations 2015. They place specific legal responsibilities and duties on clients, designers, principal contractors, contractors and principal designers throughout the length of construction projects...