Evaluations appear frequently on planning conditions and are often required after desk-based assessments. They are generally required when a development takes place over or close to known archaeological remains and past find spots, to gain an overall idea of the importance and extent of the on-site archaeology. The most common type of evaluation involves digging a series of trial trenches across the development site to analyse surviving archaeological deposits or structures. Once this has been completed, a report on the findings will be sent to the local authority who will decide if the archaeology requires further investigation. Alder's staff have many years' experience of evaluations and can work quickly and effectively to required development deadlines.
Duddingston High School, Edinburgh