ASE has been in operation since the early 1970s (previously the Institute of Archaeology's Field Archaeology Unit). We work with developers, government agencies, local communities and a range of external and staff specialists to make sense of the past. We approach all work in a strategic manner in order to offer clear explanations and practical advice based on an understanding of all aspects of the historic environment. We believe in doing the job right, meeting the needs of our clients, and giving something back to the people whose past we have the privilege to explore. Our professional reputation rests on the skills of our staff, whom we train and support as fully as we can.