About Archaeological Services WYAS

We are regularly employed by developers and their consultants in the preparation and execution of archaeological mitigation strategies. We also provide a range of services to the heritage industry.

Professional approach

We have an excellent record of delivering work to deadlines.

Our customer feedback tells us that our clients are very happy with the service they receive. All our staff are appropriately trained and qualified and all work is carried out in compliance with relevant professional and industry guidelines. Our key staff are members of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA).

Our services

Based close to the M62 near Leeds, our location allows for good communications and rapid deployment of staff to sites over  much of the country. Our accommodation consists of a fully-equipped suite of offices, laboratory facilities, a wet processing laboratory for soil samples and archive storage.

We are able to offer a wide-range of services including:

  • Consultancy
  • Desk-based assessments and contributions to EIAs
  • Geophysical surveys
  • Topographic surveys
  • Evaluation
  • Excavation
  • Watching briefs
  • Building recording
  • Environmental and faunal analysis
  • Analysis and reporting through to publication.

Quality Assurance Details

Our work is carried out in accordance with our ISO 9000 2001 Quality Assurance scheme and our Health and Safety policy.

ISO 9001:2008 ISOQAR QMS - certificate No.125QMB003.

Registered Organisation with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

CHAS accredited

Achilles registered – supplier number 160143.

Case studies

Easing the Congestion for Leeds City Council  Investigating for Future Developments for Harworth Estates  Investigating our Complex Industrial Past for Carillion Plc  Exploring our Industrial Past for Calderdale Council