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Trial trenching and topsoil removal

Topsoil removal in winter

It is important for the constructor to know, what financial and time investments have to be expected for the archaeological tasks.

The first step are trial trenches, or the topsoil removal. Ongoing construction work does not necessarily have to be disrupted.

After removing the topsoil (humous), archaeological structures within the geological soil (trenches, walls, burials), are revealed. Their kind and number is being documented.

If the area is free of archaeological findings/monuments, the construction approval is released immediately by the state authorities.

We will gladly consult you and develop a concept, that ensures an efficient workflow in order to avoid construction disturbances. An evaluation on location by an archaeologist, provides the constructor with the desired accurate estimation of the archaeological work duration.

Your contact persons:

Dr. Alexander Niederfeilner

Tel.: +49 9408 8501 31


Birgit Symader

Tel.: +49 9408 8501 32


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