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archaeology techniques

Most archaeological work supported by Historic Scotland is linked to threatened monuments and ancient landscapes. These threats range from natural ones like coastal erosion to human activities such as road building, or agricultural activity like ploughing. Nowadays a wide range of approaches are used to recover, record and preserve our archaeological heritage – some are outlined in the pages below.

Contact us

Archaeology Strategy Team
Heritage Management Directorate
Historic Scotland
Longmore House
Salisbury Place
Tel: +44 131 668 8811