ARCA is the only specialist geoarchaeological contractor in the UKto be recognised as a Registered Organisation More information
What is geoarchaeology?
The geoarchaeological services offered by ARCA provide flexible and cost-effective solutions fora range of archaeological mitigation and heritage management projects.More information
Clients &Case Studies
We have worked witha range of clients includingcommercial archaeological units, consultants, engineering firms, research trusts, local government and non-departmental public bodies. More information
firstname.lastname@example.org(+44) (0)1962 827554ARCA,Department of ArchaeologyUniversity of Winchester,WinchesterSO22 4NR. UKMore information
ARCA is a specialist geoarchaeological contractor offering a range of services for developers, commercial archaeologists, curatorial and academic clients.Founded in 2005, and based in the Department of Archaeology, University of Winchester, our highly trained specialist staff members combine academic expertise with experience of delivering high-quality commercial solutions. See more about us
Geoarchaeology is the application of earth science principlesand techniques to the understanding of the archaeological record. As such, it involves the application of specialist knowledge anda wide range of techniques.Geoarchaeological approaches can be helpful in manystages of an archaeological project, but can be particularlyuseful for:- Finding and identifying archaeological sites and features.- Understanding how sites form (“site formation processes”).- Understanding the preservation of archaeological remains.- Identifying changes in the physical landscape andenvironment through time.Read more