Corporate member of the Institute for Archaeologists (AIFA) and a member of the Council for British Archaeology (CBA).
archaeology and heritage
warfare & weaponry
Saxon, Viking & Norman archaeology
ancient technology & experimental archaeology
Areas of expertise
I am an Archaeologist, with specialisms in Landscape Archaeology; Early Medieval (i.e. Saxon, Viking & Norman)(AD410-1066) & Medieval Archaeology (AD1066-1540); The Anarchy, Castle Studies and Medieval Warfare & Weaponry.
I am additionally interested in Ancient & Historical Technology, and am particularly keen to advance the discipline of Experimental Archaeology, and promote its value as a useful tool for study and research.
I am Co-Director of the Berkeley Castle Project (BCP), a substantial archaeological research project that is conducting investigation into the nature & location, role & function of the Early Medieval Minster (Anglo-Saxon: 'mynster') in 8th-9th Century England; as well as the changes wrought via the introduction of the Norman Castle in the early 11th Century. The BCP conducts an annual programme of archaeological excavation and field survey work (earthwork & geophysics) at Berkeley Castle, Gloucestershire, and is attached to the Dept of Arch & Anth, UoB.
Since 1998, I have worked on numerous television programmes as a presenter, archaeologist, interviewee and/or consultant, both on screen and off:-
2007: Co-Presenter of 'The Perfect Weapon'; Southern Star Entertainment, London.
2004 - 2006: Archaeologist/Consultant on ‘The Making of the West Country Landscape’; Available Light Productions, Bristol.
2005: Archaeologist on ‘Time Team’s Big Roman Dig’; Wildfire Television, London.
2004: Archaeologist/Consultant on ‘Lost Buildings of Britain’; Darlow Smithson Productions Ltd., London.
2002 - 2003: Archaeologist/Interviewee on ‘Time Flyers’ (Series 1 & 2); BBC Scotland,Glasgow.
2002 - 2003: Archaeologist/Interviewee on ‘The Seven Ages of Britain’; Wildfire Television, London.
2001 - 2002: Archaeologist/Consultant on ‘Castle’; Lion Television, London.
2001 - 2002: Archaeologist/Interviewee on ‘Sacred Sites’(Series 1 & 2); Available Light Productions; Bristol.
1998 - 2003: Archaeologist on ‘Time Team'(Series 6, 8, 9, 10 & 11); Video Text Communications, London.