Field Evaluation

Where a desk-based assessment is insufficient to assess the archaeological interest of a heritage asset fully, on-site field evaluation may be necessary in order to provide the necessary information.

Archaeological field evaluation uses methods such as geophysical survey, physical appraisal of visible structures and/or trial trenching for buried remains in order to determine – as far as reasonably possible – the nature of the archaeological resource affected by a development proposal.

Field Evaluation will need to be undertaken by a suitably qualified heritage specialist, in line with the Sussex Archaeological Standards: Annex B and CIfA Standard and Guidance: Archaeological Field Evaluation

A register of appropriately qualified specialists is held by CIfA.

Contact the East Sussex County Archaeology Team for more information.

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