Specialist Services

Osteoarchaeological Service

Context One provides a full range of human osteoarchaeological specialist services.

Our team of human osteologists are fully qualified and have extensive experience both in the field and in the laboratory. We are able to macroscopically analyse skeletal material from all periods and assemblages, whether large or small.

Our work
Our analysis follows the standards and guidance set out by the Institute for Archaeologists (IfA) and English Heritage (EH). To this end we are flexible to meet all your requirements; ranging from a brief assessment through to full analysis.

Demographic profiling of your population will also be discussed within the written report as standard, however the results can also be illustrated on detailed burial site plans produced by our experienced in-house illustrator, if applicable or required.

Our skeletal analysis and report writing takes place at our spatial and comfortable offices in South Somerset, where your assemblage will be carefully monitored and stored.

Our service to you
We appreciate the importance of deadlines and will always strive to complete our analysis within the pre-arranged date, as well as providing you with regular updates as to the progress of your report.

We are also pleased to offer a flexible arrangement for the collection and/or delivery of your material anywhere within mainland UK.

Report production
Our reports will always include the primary recording sheets presented as an appendix, photographs of interesting pathologies or traits, and a comprehensive written report detailing the methodologies, findings and conclusions. Individual skeleton sheets that clearly illustrate and summarise the location, condition and analytical findings of the individual can also be compiled. Experience has shown these sheets to be a helpful and an informative supplement for those more unfamiliar with the subject of human osteology.
All reports will be issued electronically as standard.

As part of a premium service, reports can also be presented as bound and full colour hard copies. We can also tailor our reports to meet your chosen formatting styles in order to unify our report within your master document.

If you would like to request a quote for our work or have any queries regarding this subject that you feel we may be able to help you with, then please contact us on 01963 824696 / 0845 5193925 or by email to services@contextone.co.uk. Examples of our osteological reports are available on request.