Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if you find human remains?

It is unusual to encounter unexpected human remains in the course of archaeological work, but if this happened best practice guidance would be followed. The remains would initially be left in situ, covered and protected and the local Coroner would have to be informed.

Advice would be sought from the Ministry of Justice as to whether a licence may be required to excavate. Where possible, preservation in situ would be the preferred option.

Any visible grave goods and other obvious artefacts would have to be recorded and removed before the end of the day of discovery, to avoid the risk of vandalism or theft.

Although the process can be complicated, Ambrey Archaeology have the experience to ensure that due process is followed with minimum cost and delay to the client.

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