by Dave Gilbert
Recently a team from Red River Archaeology has been conducting field surveys in North Wales in advance and during line replacement work for the National Grid. These power lines are vital to the infrastructure of the country and cross a rich historic landscape, containing numerous archaeological sites. Part of this work has involved scheduled monument condition studies, before during and after work on the nearby pylons and lines. These surveys and monitoring were conducted to ensure that no damage was done to any of the monuments along the route of the power lines. These monuments form a significant element of the historic landscape, but what are they and why are they important?
Staff news - Simon Roper joins the Registration Committee of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists!
Red River Archaeology are pleased to confirm that Senior Project Manager Simon Roper was accepted on to the Registration Committee (Organisations) (RCO) of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) in October, and attended (online) his first committee meeting as a member this month. The RCO is made up of voting members of CIfA appointed to the committee by the Board of Directors and assesses applications to join the Registered Organisations scheme. It may decide to register an organisation subject to conditions or with recommendations, which the committee then determines have been met or not. The registered organisations scheme is incredibly important to the development of the profession as the single most visible assurance of standards, and Red River Archaeology value the opportunity to contribute to make it as successful as possible.
As part of a drive to improve quality and encourage innovation, Red River Group has created new roles which will enhance our operations in both the UK and Ireland as delivered for the Group by Red River Archaeology Ltd and Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd. The first two of these roles is Quality and Compliance Manager which has been taken on by Carmelita Troy and Geomatics and IT Manager which has been taken on by Jonathan Millar.