In order to have control over the costs of archaeological research, the procedure of research has been subdivided into several steps (Ancient Monuments Preservation-cycle) that do not necessarily all have to be carried out:
- Desk research
- Preliminary field survey
- Exploratory phase
- Soil survey
- Evaluating phase
In principle, there is no subsidy scheme for archaeological research. After all, it was established in the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act that the ground-disturbing party must pay for the expenses.
However, several municipalities have their own compensation schemes concerning excessive expenses that may arise from mandatory archaeological research. The criteria to qualify for compensation are different in every municipality. Whenever you have to carry out a mandatory archaeological research, it is advisable to inquire with the municipality about available compensation schemes.