Archaeological Investigation - the risks of a Saxon discovery Archaeological Investigation - the risks of a Saxon discovery Archaeological Investigation - the risks of a Saxon discovery

Archaeological Investigation - the risks of a Saxon discovery

Wardell Armstrong Archaeology was commissioned by Gallagher Estates to undertake a phased programme of archaeological investigation at the proposed Milton Keynes Western Expansion Area.

The development site was considered likely to contain archaeological remains of various periods, in the main of the Iron Age and Roman periods, which would require excavation prior to development commencing.

All archaeological work had to be completed within set timeframes to allow phased construction activity to begin within the site. Archaeological investigations were complicated by the unexpected discovery of an early Saxon burial ground. WAA provided guidance to the client on how to manage the risk posed by the discovery and how to minimise potential cost and time delays.