The changing face of archaeology

In the decades since the mid 20th century, there has been a significant reduction in the number of research excavations. Most excavations are now rescue digs, intended to investigate sites before they are destroyed by development. In addition, there is much greater use of non-invasive techniques, such as geo-surveying. This helps to preserve sites that could yield more information in the future than is possible with today's techniques.

Working closely with the District Archaeologist, both the Society and individual members continue to participate in archaeological surveys and investigations, and to publicise the results.