Carl joined Oxford Archaeology in 2004 as a supervisor, after working for various archaeological units since graduating in 1999. He has worked on many of the large infrastructure projects over this time, including High Speed 1, Framework Archaeology, M25, Crossrail and Thameslink. He has also been lead geoarchaeologist for several nationally important early prehistoric wetland sites in London, Carlisle and East Sussex. He has managed a broad range of excavation projects, including Bexhill Gateway Road, St Cross College, Oxford and Whitchurch. He also has an extensive publication record and has been involved in several long-term research projects (COSMIC, TRIALS and NHPP).
Carl holds a BA (Hons) from University of Wales, Lampeter, and a MSc in geoarchaeology from Reading. He actively promotes archaeological outreach through public talks, articles and open days. Carl is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA).
After graduating from the University of Sheffield in 1989 with a BA (Hons) in Archaeology and Prehistory, Rachel worked for a number of commercial units - notably in Essex - before joining Oxford Archaeology (then CCC AFU) in 2004. As a fieldwork Project Officer, Rachel directed numerous projects, notably in Huntingdon, Bury St Edmunds and Norwich; further developing her interest in medieval and later urban archaeology. A highlight of her career so far with OA was the analytical earthwork survey of the scheduled remains of Tilty Abbey in Essex for English Heritage/Natural England – one of the outcomes of this was the setting up of a local society with whom Rachel is still very much involved.
Rachel has also worked on major post-excavation and publication projects, including those that she has directed as well as two ‘legacy’ projects: Norwich Whitefriars and Hinxton Genome. In 2014 Rachel swapped her trowel for a pen – taking up the role of Post-excavation editor to assist Liz Popescu with editing and authoring reports, articles and monographs as well as training and mentoring less experienced colleagues. Rachel is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).
Graeme holds a BSc in archaeological science from University of Edinburgh. He has a particular interest in all parts of British prehistory, particular its earliest phases.
Some of Graeme’s recent excavations have included: the oldest recorded iron furnace and landscape around Messingham, North Lincolnshire; rarely-excavated Late Saxon to medieval salt-making activity in Kings Lynn, Norfolk; an Early Saxon hall and settlement at Saxmundham, Suffolk; settlement and wells in the small Roman town of Wenhaston, Suffolk; and an Iron Age shrine and settlement at Ashford, Kent. Some large evaluations that Graeme has overseen include of early works on the A14 in Cambridgeshire; Roman settlement on the former MoD Waterbeach barracks; and Iron Age and Bronze Age remains in Thanington Kent. A personal highlight was supervision for the year-long excavation of Mesolithic and Palaeolithic flint scatters on the Bexhill Relief Road in Sussex.
Tom has worked in commercial archaeology since 2002 after completing an MA in Ancient History. He has worked on deeply stratified sites in London and on the Whitefriars project in Canterbury. After many years working for most of the archaeological units in the south-east, he turned freelance, working again in the south east but also abroad. He taught archaeological practice in the field and ran excavation sites for the universitites of Copenhagen (at the UNESCO World Heritage site at Al Zubarah, northern Qatar), Pennsylvania (in Tuscany, Italy) and Nottingham (at Dobri Dyal in Bulgaria), and excavated for the British Museum (at Sidon, Lebanon). Tom was Project Officer at the Surrey County Archaeological Unit for two years before moving to Cambridge to join OA.
Senior Project Manager
Aileen has over 30 years' experience in professional archaeology in Britain. She graduated from UCL Institute of Archaeology in 1981 with a BA in Archaeology.
Aileen is an experienced archaeologist and project manager, having directed and published a number of large-scale urban and rural projects, including Causeway Lane, Leicester, and Brandon Road, Thetford. Her portfolio as a project manager includes several large urban excavation/post-excavation programmes in the medieval core of Huntingdon, as well as numerous rural and village core excavations and evaluations.
Aileen has been an Associate of the Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA) since 1990 and is currently vice-chairman of the Council for British Archaeology Eastern Region Group (CBA East).
Community Archaeology Manager
As Oxford Archaeology's Community Archaeology Manager, Clemency develops and supports all educational and community work across Oxford Archaeology involving volunteers, educational institutions and the general public. She also oversees the legacy of OA East's highly successful Jigsaw project, as well as other outreach initiatives already established in the Cambridge office.
Previously, Clem was the Outreach Officer for a Heritage Lottery Funded project to recruit and train volunteers for the Portable Antiquities Scheme based at the British Museum and, before that, she worked for Access Cambridge Archaeology, running archaeological outreach activities for schools and community groups in East Anglia from the University of Cambridge.
John graduated from Lancaster University in 1981 with a BA (Hons) in Archaeology. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA). An early interest in medieval archaeology, artefacts, and pottery in particular has been followed by nearly 35 years employment as a medieval and post-medieval pottery specialist, and sometimes illustrator. His specialist area is the pottery of south-east England although he also writes reports on clay tobacco pipes and ceramic building material. He is an active member of the Medieval Pottery Research Group. Other interests include Egyptology.
John was lucky enough to work in Italy in the early 1980s for the British School at Rome. On returning to England he continued working as a pottery specialist, first for Colchester Archaeological Trust and then, for 15 years, at Canterbury Archaeological Trust before joining OA in 2005 in the same capacity. This earlier employment resulted in the authorship of a number of research publications including a corpus of medieval and later pottery from Colchester excavations, and monographs on pottery from Canterbury and Dover, as well as numerous smaller published reports on a range of ceramic topics. John continues in this role for OA South, assessing and reporting on pottery and other ceramic material from OA’s excavations across southern England and sometimes further afield.
Nick graduated from the University of Bradford in 2008 with a BSc in Archaeology and has since worked for a number of archaeological units in the south and east of England. He joined OA East in 2011, and has subsequently worked on a broad range of sites and periods throughout East Anglia, including the Great Fen Spitfire project. His current role involves directing excavation on site and writing reports in the post-excavation phase, recent work has included large excavations of Iron Age and Roman activity in Essex and large and small evaluations throughout Cambridgeshire.
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