AMS offers a range of geophysical survey services that utilise the most advanced technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to locate and map subsurface archaeological remains. Typically deployed at pre-planning and design stage, geophysics helps our clients to minimise archaeological risk to project schedules and enhance confidence in the successful delivery of development projects.
Operating across Ireland and mainland Europe, our dedicated survey team provides magnetometry, earth resistance, electromagnetic induction, ground penetrating radar and metal detection surveys.
Central to our approach is the implementation of high-resolution survey instruments that are capable of mapping extensive areas in the most rapid and cost-effective manner. Data are collected using both hand-pushed and ATV-pulled systems that combine geophysical survey technology with centimetre-precision GPS. This strategy produces a highly detailed dataset that gives the utmost clarity to any archaeological features detected. The survey results can complement and inform other investigative techniques such as test excavation to fully evaluate the archaeological potential of any site.
Our surveyors have a wealth of geophysical expertise and can advise on the most appropriate geophysical methods and survey strategies to meet the requirements of any project.