I studied Archaeology at Liverpool (’96-’99) and it was during that time that I discovered a love for stone tools and fieldwork. I was lucky enough to find both during my time as an undergraduate, in the UK, during my fieldschool at Carden Park, and in South Africa as part of the Makapan Middle Pleistocene Research Project.
There followed a year based in Johannesburg, SA, studying Palaeoarchaeology at Wits, with more stone tools and fieldwork at Sibudu and the Limpopo.
I returned to the UK in 2001 and embarked in a “career” in Commercial Archaeology, working on sites as diverse as Prehistoric to Industrial and much in between. My summers were spent as a supervisor on training excavations for the department, beginning with a return to Carden Park and followed by the Chester Roman Amphitheatre Project. See if you can spot me on “Timewatch”!
I was appointed as Archaeology Technician in 2009 and am now responsible for a small team providing support to accademic colleagues and students in our new Teaching & Research Facilities (Central Teaching Labs & The Professor Elizabeth Slater Archaeological Research Laboratories).