Historic Heritage and Research
Historic places often have quite a story to tell.
Historical archaeology is the study of places of relatively recent origin, where there are usually written records to contextualise the heritage and history of the place. Historical research is required to access this recorded material, giving a richer narrative of the places being investigated. There is a range of themes that historical archaeology aims to explore. They are:
- the nature and processes of settlement and cultural adaptation;
- class, status and ethnic differences between social groups;
- the archaeology of conflict;
- innovation and adaptation;
- institutions and systems, (i.e. prisons or agriculture) and
- environmental change.
ACHM undertake historical research and archaeological investigations of any scope and scale on historical places. We prepare conservation management plans to inform the management of historical places and assist property owners with heritage interpretation, permits or heritage impact statements.