The second and final volume on the excavations at Heathrow Terminal 5 was launched yesterday at The Royal Society, London. Guests from Heathrow, who run Heathrow Airport, and the heritage sector gathered to celebrate the successful conclusion of one the biggest and most innovative archaeological projects ever undertaken in the UK.
Over 70 hectares were excavated in advance of the new terminal by an Oxford Wessex Archaeology joint venture ‘Framework Archaeology.’ Key parts of the project were an explicitly research-led approach and new high-tech ways of working. The project was awarded the 2008 British Archaeological Award for Best Project.
Speaking on behalf of the Boards of Directors of Oxford and Wessex Archaeology Professor Geoffrey Wainwright and congratulated both Heathrow and archaeologists from across the sector for the successful conclusion of what he described as a ’massive endeavour.’