Archaeological techniques - non-invasive

Assessment and field evaluation are essential as the preliminary stages in the planning process. Most evaluations will be initiated with a desktop study followed by an assessment of all other extant documentary records. Such a study should determine the following information:

The next step involves the use of non-destructive surveys aimed at recognizing the extent and nature of archaeological deposits and features at the scale of an individual site as well as in the region. A typical project may include the following stages:


Different types of non-invasive archaeological techniques: