Most archaeology has been in the ground for a long, long time so don’t be in too much of a hurry to dig it up. I don’t mean you shouldn’t investigate archaeology in your area just make sure that you have properly planned for all the expenditure your project could incur. We have seen many occasions when excavating something thought to be a couple of hundred years old turns up an ancient burial and then huge post-excavation costs are incurred that were not planned for. Even chance finds can create huge expense and the money doesn’t appear by magic (think the recent Viking hoard in Dumfriesshire!). So what I am saying is do your best to plan for all predictable expenses and try to mitigate the unexpected by having a contingency plan.
Planning to Progress and other Focus Topics might be just what you need to make sure you are prepared to undertake your planned project.
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