Geoarchaeology is a multidisciplinary field that combines the methods and theories of archaeology and geology to investigate the interactions between humans and their environments in the past. Geoarchaeologists use a range of analytical techniques, including geophysical surveying, soil chemistry, sedimentology, and geomorphology, to reconstruct past landscapes and understand the processes that shaped them.
PCA’s highly-skilled, diverse team of environmental and geoarchaeological specialists undertake analysis of samples and provide a full range of environmental services, from advice and assessment through to publication. By studying the geological context of archaeological sites our specialists provide insights into the ways in which past societies adapted to and modified their environments, for example, through the analysis of soil samples to identify evidence of agriculture, or to reconstruct the effects of climate change on past societies.
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