Burial Archaeology & Osteology
The highly specialised process of excavation, analysis and reporting on human remains.
We provide services from initial desk-based assessment and on-site evaluation, through to excavation, analysis and reporting
Our experienced team can provide expert support and advice on the legal, ethical and practical issues surrounding the excavation of burials, to help you plan your project and support you throughout the process.
We provide services from initial desk-based assessment and on-site evaluation, through to excavation, analysis and reporting and can advise on the appropriate application process for the exhumation of burials from church and secular sites.
With expertise in funerary archaeology and osteology, we also provide assessment and analysis of inhumations and cremated bone, producing illustrated reports and publications to recognised standards. We can provide guidance on the selection of samples for radiocarbon dating and assist with and advise on the use of stable isotope analyses, aDNA and facial reconstruction.
Since the 1990s, Director, Natasha Powers, has excavated and analysed assemblages from across the UK, Ireland and in Germany, including nationally significant sites, and has researched and published on aspects of the osteology and funerary archaeology of assemblages dating from the prehistoric to the post-medieval periods.