We are a company set up in 2012, specialising in archaeological geophysical survey. Our principal surveyor, James Lyall, worked for the Landscape Research Centre for over 20 years. He conducted his first geophysical survey in 1993, and has since been involved in the collection of the largest magnetic survey of its type in the world.

James gained his first degree in Archaeology from the University of Glasgow in 1992, and followed this up by obtaining an MSc by research from the University of Durham in 2007. His dissertation was entitled “An evaluation of remote sensing techniques for the detection of archaeological features”. Should you wish to read this thesis, it is available for download here.

In addition to commercial surveys, we have also been involved in a number of community based projects in the Yorkshire area, including Weaverthorpe, Octon and Nunburnholme on the Yorkshire Wolds. These included training local volunteers in the use of geophysical equipment, as well as introducing them to the interpretation of the archaeological features revealed by the surveys.