Protocol for Archaeological Discoveries (PAD)

Protocols are monitoring systems for unexpected or incidental archaeological finds, used mainly in marine schemes where 24/7 construction means conventional watching briefs are not cost effective.

The PAD document and associated awareness training are project-specific and can be used as an effective buffer to other mitigation measures to ensure any impacts to unexpected archaeology or potential archaeology encountered during works can be minimised, while also minimising disruption to the project.

We can draft protocols, liaise with clients and curators to agree a suitable Protocol and implement it on your behalf. This includes acting as a single point of contact, researching and responding to reports, and increasing the efficiency of a Protocol through our awareness programmes.