No Going Back: Remembering When British Archaeology Changed Forever
In 1990, the UK government introduced guidance relating to spatial planning that transferred responsibility for the funding of preventative or “rescue” archaeological work from the state to the developers that were threatening archaeological remains. The publication of this document—Planning Policy Guidance note 16: Archaeology and Planning, known as PPG16—led to the single most radical change there has ever been in British archaeology, with the rapid and unprecedented expansion of commercial archaeological practice.
KeywordsCivil Servant Archaeological Remains Planning Authority Archaeological Work Archaeological Practice
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