A site (part of) is excavated according to it’s estimated archaeological value. The terrain is usually completely dug up. It is attempted to gather as much information as possible about the site. Both the traces encountered and finds combine to yield a story. During the fieldwork it is possible , if requested by the client, to organise an open day so that those who are interested (employees of the client, locals, school children and others) can learn about the preliminary results.
After fieldwork the area is handed over so that the planned development can begin. Specialists begin their work of examining the finds and discovering the significance of the traces.
Finally, this will all result in a scientific report though there are possibilities for more general public friendly products such as brochures and displays.