For the period 1990-1999 see the AIP report on Archaeology After PPG16 - a
pdf version of the relevant section relating to 'research' projects can be
This lists the known numbers of archaeological research,i.e.
investigations undertaken outside of the planning system, during this
period. I'm sure someone at AIP might also be able to provide updated
stats for the year 2000 onward....
On Mon, 17 Jul 2006 10:29:56 +0100, BAJRWebsite.ORG <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Rob touched on these positions
>"Research digs as you are probably aware a thing of the past thanks to the
>implementation of PPG16"
>Insurance is a problem and is "It is one of the reasons many amateur
>societies no longer do excavation work"
>These are interesting statements, but I feel unable to comment until I
>hard facts... so... anyone out there have any figures...
>I will be looking at my county area and see if there has been a change in
>activity... pre / post PPG16 (in England and Wales) OR Pre/post NPPG5
>Has the amatuer society stopped diging? are there less training digs?
>what happened to community involvement?