About TVAS


Our Company

Thames Valley Archaeological Services (TVAS) was set up in 1988 and is a medium sized archaeological field unit. We have carried out over 2,500 projects in the intervening years. These projects range from desk-based assessments, geophysical surveys, and 1 person/day watching briefs to substantial multi-period, multi-phase area excavations of several hectares in extent. Our corporate and individual experience is extensive and we undertake projects of all periods and site types. We have particularly extensive experience of working with quarry operators (both gravel and bedrock), house builders (large and small) and linear projects (roads, pipelines). Our work covers a wide variety of archaeological planning conditions, with each project being tailored to address its specific planning requirements. In addition to providing reports for each project in order to discharge planning conditions, we take pride in the fact that we also publish our results in a range of journals, occasional papers and monographs. We are pleased to work anywhere within the UK and take an interest in archaeology wherever we encounter it.





Project Types

TVAS has experience in a wide range of project types including:

We also provide several post-excavation services:

  • Specialist reporting on worked flint, coins and human and animal bone
  • Project write-up
  • Interpretive poster / display board design

TVAS Staff

Click the link above to see who's who at TVAS.



TVAS staff after excavating a large ditch.