Archaeological Monitoring

AIS Archaeology is a subsidiary company of AIS Environment and is the company who will handle you monitoring requirements. The first firm of its kind in the Maltese Islands, AIS Archaeology is the largest organised team of archaeological professionals in Malta, ensuring greater professionalism, improved quality of work and added accountability in the field of archaeological services.


In many instances, when a person or entity applies for planning permission, whether it may be for a small garage or a block of offices, the planning permit may require that construction works are monitored by a specialised archaeologist. The conditions and methodologies to be followed are governed by the Maltese regulating body – the Office of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage (SCH).


AIS Environment will guide you through each stage of the archaeological monitoring process:

Providing a Monitoring Team: AIS will appoint a qualified monitoring team which is submitted to Superintendence for Cultural Heritage (SCH) for approval.

Compiling of a Monitoring Programme: AIS will prepare the methodology for the archaeological monitoring to be undertaken by the monitoring team, which is presented in the form of a monitoring programme. The programme will be submitted to the SCH for approval.

Handling the Archaeological monitoring: The AIS monitoring team will monitor the construction works as required by the monitoring programme. Any archaeological findings which are noted on site will be categorised, described, photographed and communicated to the SCH in accordance with the monitoring programme. Photographic records of the construction works will be submitted to the client and the SCH as necessary.

Compiling the Archaeological reporting: The AIS monitoring team will prepare reports to be submitted to the SCH at the end of the project. AIS will also handle any comments on behalf of the client.