IAC have successfully completed an extensive program of archaeological investigations along the route of the A31 Magherafelt Bypass in Co. Londonderry earlier this year. This work was carried out for Mouchel Consulting on behalf of Transport NI. The project involved a ‘Strip&Map’ program, test trenching (278 trenches measuring 5,560 linear metres) and the subsequent excavation of 11 no. sites identified along the 6km route. Excavations carried out over 5 months with a crew of 20 field staff revealed significant prehistoric settlement sites and a unique post-medieval pottery kiln site. Post-excavation work including sample processing, finds analyses and dating will be carried out to inform the final reports over the coming months.