JMHS Ltd has over 25 years of experience in the field covering all levels of contract and research archaeology. The company undertakes watching briefs, evaluations and excavation, carrying the work through to post-excavation, full report preparation and archive production
The purpose of excavation is to examine the archaeological resource within a given area to seek a better understanding of and compile a lasting record of that resource, to analyse and interpret the results, and disseminate them. JMHS Ltd carries out excavation prior to development for a wide range of projects, including residential as well as industrial schemes and cemetery extensions, on local and regional scale.
The purpose of field evaluation is to gain information about the archaeological resource within a given area or site (including presence or absence, character and extent, date, integrity, state of preservation and quality), in order to make an assessment of its merit in the appropriate context. JMHS Ltd carries out evaluations in response to a proposed development and as part of the planning process for a wide range of projects: from small building extensions through to major pipelines, roads and other regional scale projects.
The objective of a watching brief is to archaeologically monitor ground-works to identify and examine any archaeological finds.
JMHS Ltd carries out evaluations in response to a proposed development and as part of the planning process for a wide range of projects: from conservatory extensions through to major pipelines, roads and other regional scale projects.
Burials Archaeology is a specialist service offered by JMHS Ltd. The company has been involved in a large number of watching briefs, evaluations and full-scale excavations of burial grounds from Bronze Age barrows to post-medieval churchyards.
JMHS Ltd offers an integrated, focused and flexible approach to funerary archaeology and burial ground excavation, utilising only trained archaeologists with a diversity of fieldwork experience. The core staff includes specialist osteoarchaeologists who offer valuable on-site expertise and guidance in both the excavation and analysis of human remains.