Palaeoecology (also known as environmental archaeology or bioarchaeology) is the study of biological remains (e.g. bone, shell, plants, insects and microfossils) from archaeological sites, with a view to reconstructing elements of living conditions in the past e.g. diet, economy and sanitation. The analysis of these remains is now considered one of the fundamental tools of understanding the development and change of human activities through time and as such, forms an important part of archaeological contract work.
Research Services (PRS), formerly
based in the Environmental Archaeology Unit,
We offer a range of services including:
We provide integrated reports based on the identification and interpretation of many classes of biological remains from archaeological deposits including:
and can facilitate additional services: