One of my primary motivations for becoming freelance was the opportunity to engage in community outreach and educational activities. I am currently involved with the ongoing Caistor Roman Town Project. I provided training in professional excavation and recording techniques to students and teams of volunteers from the local community in the 2009 and 2010 seasons of excavation.
I am an active Young Archaeology Club (YAC) Leader for the Norwich group. I am CRB checked and currently run 'Time Detectives' and ‘Meet the Archaeologist’ sessions and other themed activities for local schools. I am currently developing an after school club programme of archaeological activities.
I have experience of public speaking and working with students and volunteers. I am able to give archaeological advice and guidance to local research and community projects as well as offering assistance in the undertaking of fieldwork and skills sharing. I am a qualified First Aider and I also hold a BSC Level 2 Certificate in Risk Assessment.
I am an accomplished archaeological illustrator, well practiced in the illustration of a variety of finds to publication standard, specialising in flint technology and prehistoric pottery. A selection of my recent work is available to view on this website. I offer this service on a freelance basis to other archaeological organisations as well as producing illustration work for educational and academic institutions along with private individuals.
During the course of my archaeological career I have maintained a hands-on approach to all aspects of archaeological work, including the creation of technical drawings from archaeological data using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). I am able to offer my services in the creation of technical illustration for both analytical and illustration purposes on a freelance basis to other archaeological organisations and heritage bodies.
Post-Excavation Analysis and Report Writing
I have extensive experience in post-excavation analysis of a variety of sites including early prehistoric sites, deeply stratified and multi-period urban sites, post-medieval industrial sites, burial archaeology and ecclesiastical remains. The archaeology of Norfolk and its urban centres is my particular area of expertise.
I am happy to offer my skills in post-excavation analysis and report writing on a freelance basis to other archaeological organisations and heritage bodies. I am IT competent and have received certified training in Access, Excel, and GIS (Mapinfo). I am well versed in archaeological report writing to a high standard both for ‘grey literature’ requirements and for publication and can produce of a well ordered archive to suit your particular curatorial needs.