Why does archaeological work happen?
Before builders can get planning permission for a site they have to find
out about any archaeological remains that might be there. Developers have
to prove that they are not going to destroy important remains. They employ
archaeologists to do anything from researching the history of a site to a
How do archaeologists work?
Archaeologists in London work for archaeological firms. The firms put in
bids to developers to win contracts for particular projects. There can be
up to 10 companies doing archaeological work in London at any one time.
What happens to the findings?
The information from each excavation, called an 'archive', is stored at the
Museum of London. The Museum is responsible for managing the excavation
archives and displaying the findings for the public.
What's it like digging in London?
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