Gerry joined Oxford Archaeology as an Archaeologist in 2000, after graduating from the University of Reading. Since gaining promotion to Senior Project Manager in early 2013, Gerry has managed projects as diverse as the excavations on the nationally important Upper Palaeolithic flint scatter site at Guildford fire station, and an industrial metal working site at Rogerstone, South Wales. Gerry has also managed numerous other excavations, evaluations, geophysical surveys and watching briefs. Gerry’s responsibilities include the day to day management of field work projects and liaison with clients, consultants, field staff, contractors and the media. He also undertakes the post-excavation analysis of sites. Additionally Gerry has considerable involvement with the Contracts Department, compiling tenders for a wide range of projects and clients.
He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).
Christopher (Chris) Thatcher
Chris has a BA in Archaeology from the University of Reading. He worked for a number of commercial units in East Anglia and London before joining Oxford Archaeology East (then CCC AFU) in 2006.
As a Project Officer, Chris has directed a wide range of fieldwork projects on sites around the region, including numerous sites in medieval Huntingdon and broadacre evaluations and excavation ahead of housing development in Cambourne, South Cambridgeshire. He has produced a large number of reports on excavated sites and is a grey literature sub-editor for OA East. Chris edited the Cambridgeshire Extensive Urban Survey Reports, and has completed a Rapid Assessment Report for English Heritage's National Importance Programme Project.
Senior Project Manager
Joakim Thomasson is a Senior Project Manager responsible for managing fieldwork and post-excavation projects and compiling tenders for a wide range of projects and clients. He joined Oxford Archaeology in 2019 and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).
Joakim graduated with a BA in Historical Archaeology from Lund University Sweden in 1993. He has more than 20 years’ experience of commercial archaeology and has held senior management positions in the heritage sector. Apart from archaeology, he has acquired a wide experience and competence in historic environment conservation, public dissemination and museum collection management.
Joakim has participated in several academic research projects, published a wide range of articles in peer-reviewed journals and academic books and is in the final stages of his PhD in Historical Archaeology at Lund University in Sweden. He has a special interest in urban archaeology, buildings and landscapes as well as archaeological methodology.
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