Allen Environmental Archaeology has been operating for over 15 years, with Mike, a leading geoarchaeologist and environmental archaeologist with over 35 years of experience, specialising in land snails, soils, sediments, hillwash and co-ordinating palaeo-environmental programmes.

Allen Environmental Archaeology co-ordinates sampling, processing, analysis and publication programmes for a number of projects and archaeological organisations, providing a one-stop shop for many field archaeologists. Mike Allen offers land snail analysis, on site geoarchaeological interpretation and sampling, charred plant macrofossil assessment, sampling strategies and geoarchaeological and environmental advice.

He is one of the country’s leading environmental archaeologists and can advise and undertake analysis on field, assessment and post-excavation programmes. He can provide a range of other services including lecturing, teaching, site visits, sampling, report writing, editing, advice, and management of environmental archaeological projects.

After nearly 20 years full time experience at Wessex Archaeology and 35 years in the profession, Mike has considerable and wide ranging experience. This includes working on key projects such as Stonehenge and the British Archaeological Award winning Mary Rose volume (Before the Mast; life & death aboard the Mary Rose ed. Gardiner with Allen), Maltese temples, Cape Verde, the Avebury landscape, as well innumerable commercial archaeological a projects all over the country. He has also written the text book on Molluscs in Archaeology. Remember, Mike is an archaeologist so he can place environmental science well within the archaeological context.

Mike is happy to visit your offices and discuss any of this. Rates are variable as they are task-dependent.

AEA Services

  • Running your palaeo-environmental programmes
  • Environmental Archaeology
  • Geoarchaeology
  • On-site sampling
  • Sampling Strategies
  • Land Snails
  • Bespoke laboratory and processing facilities
  • One-stop-shop
  • Post-excavation reporting
  • Consultancy
  • Radiocarbon
  • Lecturing/teaching/training
  • Research

Allen Environmental Archaeology is a One-stop-shop for your environmental archaeology.

built up an international reputation for integrated environmental work
Prof Barry Cunliffe

I regard the work he has done as the most successful
environmental work within a British commercial unit
Prof Martin Bell

a publication record any top class academic would be proud of
Prof Jo Brück

great work ethic … and insight into prehistoric environments
late Prof John Evans

an inspirational researcher
Dr Richard Macphail