National recognition for Lincoln archaeology firm

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Network Archaeology, which is responsible for the Lincoln Eastern Bypass archaeological investigations, has won a 2018 ‘National Company and Supplier’ award by the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

The award comes following several on-site audits earlier this year and in 2017 at the Lincoln Eastern Bypass site, during which the firm was recognised as maintaining some of the highest standards of working in the country.

The Considerate Constructors Scheme is a non-profit organisation that encourages best practice beyond statutory requirements.

Chris Taylor, Director at Network Archaeology, said: “These discoveries represent one of the largest archaeological investigations ever carried out in Lincolnshire.

“With many of the findings being extremely important, not just for the county, but also the UK and even further afield.”

The 7.5km Lincoln Eastern Bypass project is part-funded by a £50 million Central Government capital grant.

It aims to improve Lincoln’s infrastructure, encourage growth, minimise traffic congestion and enhance the inter-city environment.

Richard Davies, executive member for highways, said: “Over the past two years, several hectares of land have been uncovered and investigated, with over 200,000 artefacts recovered.

“Amazingly, what we’ve found represents more than 12,000 years of Witham Valley human history.

“The archaeological work has now transitioned from on-site work to off-site analysis and reporting on all of these discoveries.”