Mark began his career in commercial archaeology in 2003, having studied ancient history and archaeology at university, followed by a Masters in osteology. In 2004, he joined the fieldwork team at OA South, and following a brief three-month break to travel in 2008, he moved into the burial department.
Mark's work combines analysing skeletons in the lab, writing reports, and excavation in the field on both burials and non-burial sites.
Nicola supports OA East's contractual obligations and its staff through management of office resources, administration, premises and grounds maintenance, a compliant vehicle fleet, as well as personnel, finance and health and safety functions.
She joined the company in 1998, giving her many years of relevant experience, and prides herself in her organisational abilities. Nicola has a BA (Hons) from Middlesex Polytechnic.
Jonathan (Jon) Gill
Jon has worked in Oxford Archaeology’s Historic Buildings Department since 1998, and he particularly specialises in the investigation of post-medieval and modern buildings. He holds a BA in Architecture, as well as a Masters Degree in Industrial Archaeology from the Ironbridge Institute, and he is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).
Jon helps to coordinate the overall department’s workload, as well as manages individual projects, undertakes on-site investigations, writes reports and tenders for new work. He undertakes a wide range of projects, including conservation management plans, impact assessments, environmental statements, large-scale building recording prior to developments, and small-scale assessments to assist in planning applications. While with OA, Jon has worked on scheduled Cold War sites, Royal Palaces, airfields, industrial complexes, gunpowder factories, grand country houses, and much more humble dwellings.
Nicholas (Nick) Gilmour
Senior Project Manager
Nick has worked in professional archaeology since 2004, and joined Oxford Archaeology in 2006. He holds an MA in Archaeology from Cambridge University and an MA in Maritime Archaeology from the University of Southampton.
Nick’s archaeological interests are British prehistory, particularly the Neolithic and Bronze Age. Most of his field experience is around East Anglia, and he has extensive experience in fenland archaeology.
In his current role, he oversees excavations on site, and also coordinates post-excavation work and reporting. Some major projects include evaluation of a 205ha site in Kettering, Northamptonshire, and evaluation of a 60ha site in Newton-on-Trent, Lincolnshire.
Nick is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA).
Steven (Steve) Graham
Steve has worked in commercial archaeology since graduating with a BA in Archaeology from the University of Birmingham in 2000. Steve has previously worked for archaeological units such as Birmingham Archaeology, Wessex Archaeology and Pre-Construct Archaeology (PCA) before joining Oxford Archaeology (then CCC AFU) in 2002. Over the years, Steve has worked extensively in London, the Midlands, Cambridgeshire and East Anglia on a wide variety of site types in both urban and rural locations. In his current role, he oversees excavations on site along with post-excavation work and reporting. Despite the joys of outdoor work in the Cambridgeshire winter and the ever increasing list of personal aches and pains, Steve is still passionate about field archaeology and maintains that there is still no problem yet that can not be solved by the judicious use of a mattock. Steve is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists (ACIfA).
Andrew (Andy) Greef
Andrew studied archaeology at the University of York. He has since experienced a wide range of commercial projects, and has been involved in research work in Sudan. Andrew has been working at OA for over five years, including work on Iron Age and medieval sites in Cambridge and Huntingdon.
Illustrator Project Officer
Gillian joined Oxford Archaeology East in 2007, has almost 20 years experience in archaeological illustration, and pioneered her own style of digital finds illustration.
Gillian Greer (Gilmour) graduated in 1995 from Queen's University Belfast with a BSc (Hons) in Archaeology with Palaeoecology and worked for the Environment and Heritage Service of Northern Ireland (EHSNI) as an archaeological illustrator and finds conservator. Gillian studied graphic design at the London College of Printing in 1999 and began transitioning traditional pen and ink artwork to digital format via Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
Alongside her artistic skills Gillian has a solid base of technical mapping software such as AutoCad and QGIS. She has created an in-house GIS map of Roman Britain, tailor making Roman landscape maps for each monograph she works on. In 2000 Gillian was awarded full membership of the former Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors, and is now a member of the CifA at MCifA level.
Richard holds a BA (Hons) in Geography and Archaeology from the University of Manchester and a PhD in Archaeology, also awarded by the University of Manchester. Richard has over 15 years' experience in archaeology and has been involved in many aspects of professional archaeology, including archaeological assessment, excavation, and post-excavation, as well as undertaking academic-based research. Richard has extensive experience in report writing and publication, and has been instrumental in the publication of a series of chronologically diverse projects, although his specialist interests presently reside with the Romano-British and prehistoric archaeology of Northern Britain.
As Post-Excavation Editor for OA North, Richard is responsible for the editing and authoring OA North excavation reports, academic papers, and monographs, as well as popular publications.
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