Technical Discussion - Methodological Changes

The new approach to on-site recording and interpretation used by Framework Archaeology at Heathrow was radical and extremely efficient. It linked several forms of survey to excavation, and allowed rapid assessment of discoveries without the need to separate post-excavation processes, but it required considerable amounts of training for staff and ultimately could only be applied in relatively large-scale, high-budget projects. Because of these constraints, it has not become the dominant methodology used in British archaeology.