Archaeology Survey Equipment

KOREC have provided solutions for a variety of archaeology projects, working with organisations such as English Heritage, National Trust and Channel 4’s Time Team.

Trimble GNSS systems have long been used in archaeological investigations to record positional information to centimetre accuracy, often to recreate 3D models or reconstructions of the landscape being surveyed. Trimble’s GIS mapping solutions are also used extensively, for example, the Time Team often process recorded data within a GIS environment (ESRI ArcGIS)

We offer a range of high-precision equipment for conducting archaeological surveys, including total stations, laser scanners, software and UAVs. Browse our products below, or get in touch to discuss your requirements.

“The great thing about survey these days and with the Trimble kit, is that the level of integration between different methods means that surveyors can become much more ambitious with their plans – and Time Team takes full advantage of that.”

Dr Henry Chapman, Time Team

Archaeology Surveys

Archaeological investigation and fieldwork require top-notch archaeology field gear and highly accurate survey data. The survey equipment we offer allows archaeologists to conduct an archaeological field survey that will help determine the excavation process, and accurately record discoveries and search areas.

What Is an Archaeological Survey?

An archaeology survey is a type of field survey or field work done by archaeologists. During the surveys, they will explore an area of archaeological interest to collect information about the location in order to set up an efficient research station on site.

Archaeological surveyors will conduct a detailed analysis of an area to collect as much information about the archaeological remains as possible. This will usually include an intensive survey of the area.

Oftentimes, a surface survey, aerial survey, and subsurface survey will be done. This will give the archaeologists a good idea of the location, and help them determine an excavation plan in their target area.

Geophysical Survey in Archaeology

Geophysical surveys or field surveys are a type of archaeological survey that describes the relationship between the archaeological remains found and the ground they are buried in. A field survey can help determine the archaeological features of a site, and how excavation will take place. Geophysical surveys include subsurface and surface surveys. They can require all kinds of archaeological materials and tools.

Aerial Survey in Archaeology

An aerial survey is typically done with a surveying drone. This will help archaeologists map their survey area through aerial photography. This can significantly improve the planning process and help with detecting artefacts.

Surface Survey in Archaeology

A surface survey is done by mapping the surface of the area where the excavation is being carried out. This usually involves walking over the ground surface to map the area and collect artefacts that are encountered. We offer a variety of products that can aid in a surface survey including laser scanning tools and  GNSS systems  like our Trimble GEO 7X. For an easy 3D reconstruction of a site, you can use our eBeeX drone. Made with a camera to suit every job, it allows you to gather thermal data, as well as visual and 3D renderings of archaeological sites.


Want to Know More? 

To find out more about how we can help with your project, or to request a demo of any of our products, simply get in touch using our online chat or contact form, or give us a call on the below:

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IRE: 01456 4702