Archaeological Solutions

About Us

A Bronze Age hoard. During a trial trench evaluation on the Norfolk coast, AS' Field Team recovered two spiral-twisted torcs, a spiral-twisted bracelet and two quoit-headed pins. These artefacts belong to the Taunton phase of the middle Bronze Age which dates them to 1400-1250 BCA Bronze Age hoard. During a trial trench evaluation on the Norfolk coast, AS' Field Team recovered two spiral-twisted torcs, a spiral-twisted bracelet and two quoit-headed pins. These artefacts belong to the Taunton phase of the middle Bronze Age which dates them to 1400-1250 BC

Archaeological Solutions Ltd is an independent archaeological contractor specialising in the full range of field archaeology investigations (consultancy, archaeological assessments and evaluations, archaeological excavations, building surveys and post-excavation services), nationwide. It provides an archaeological service to both public and private sectors.

AS is one of the few organisations of its type to be a recognised Investor in People, to hold ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Accreditation, to have SMAS Worksafe Contractor Membership Certification and to be an Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) Registered Archaeological Organisation. AS therefore operates within the code of conduct of the CIfA, the criteria of Investors in People and the requirements of ISO 9001. This is a guarantee of our commitment to quality and service to our clients and to our staff.

Archaeological Solutions was formerly the Hertfordshire Archaeological Trust (HAT). HAT was formed in 1986 as an independent educational charity and company limited by guarantee. As a result of changes within archaeology in the UK from the 1990s onwards the role of HAT began to change. As a result of these changes HAT ceased to exist in 2003; it developed in to Archaeological Solutions Ltd, a modern organisation suited to operating in commercial archaeology and the heritage sector in the 21st century.

We have regional representation with our main offices located in the centre of the historic towns of Shefford and Bury St. Edmunds. These locations mean that we are well placed to carry out work at your site, wherever it may be.

On behalf of our clients, AS undertakes the full range of archaeological investigations required under the National Planning Policy Framework. We undertake these investigations in a professional, efficient and cost-effective manner that allows the archaeological requirements on your planning application to be discharged and your development to proceed at the earliest opportunity.

AS aims to achieve the recovery, synthesis and dissemination of the archaeological resource to the highest professional standards.

AS’ dedicated and professional staff have a wide range of experience and expertise in commercial and academic British archaeology. We employ around 30 core staff who are organised in to specific teams. All staff have individual Personal Development Plans. AS' Senior Management Team consists of Directors Claire Halpin and Tom McDonald and Senior Projects Manager Jon Murray. The Senior Management Team all hold MCIfA level membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and have extensive experience of managing archaeological projects throughout the country.