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Andrew Fitzpatrick

Research Associate, University of Leicester

Andrew Fitzpatrick is a specialist in later prehistory. He has a BA and PhD in archaeology from the University of Durham and studied in France, Germany and Switzerland during his doctoral research. He joined the University in October 2014 to lead on the new Leverhulme-funded research project, In the footsteps of Caesar; the archaeology of the first Roman invasions of Britain, having previously worked with Wessex Archaeology.

At Wessex Archaeology, Andrew led and published a series of major excavation projects across England. Key Iron Age sites include the Late Iron Age cemetery at Westhampnett, West Sussex, the largest of its type in Britain; the Early Iron Age settlement at Dunston Park, Berkshire, and the grave at Portesham, Dorset, which contained a decorated Celtic mirror. The Julius Caesar project has been developed from a discovery in Kent made in an Oxford Archaeology and Wessex Archaeology joint venture project.

Andrew's project teams excavated sites of all periods, of which the Amesbury Archer is the best known. This involved the detailed study of a Bell Beaker migrant and metalworker who was buried close to Stonehenge. The monograph on the Amesbury Archer was published in 2011 and since then Andrew has continued to research the introduction of the Bell Beaker culture to Britain and Ireland.

Andrew is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. In 2014 he was a Visiting Researcher at the Deutsches Archaölogisches Institut, Frankfurt. Andrew's project teams at Wessex Archaeology were awarded the Current Archaeology Award for the Best Rescue Archaeology Project and the British Archaeological Award for the Best Project.

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    Research Associate, University of Leicester