Meet the Team

Management

After graduating from Durham, Richard worked with LAU 1980-1995 instigating and coordinating the Castle Hall investigation, John of Gaunt’s Cellar, and co-directing the Shires project also in Leicester. From 1990 he project managed the Causeway Lane and other sites.  In 1995, he formed ULAS (with Patrick Clay) where he now manages projects specialising in urban sites and historic buildings. He is consultant and project manager for the Highcross a major project with £4m+ budget. He has also been consultant on Scheduled Ancient Monuments schemes, and has been an expert witness for public inquiries. In 2012 he led the hugely successful search for Richard III. Richard has jointly published on sites both near and afar, including a timber barn in Molise, a Sarawak ironworking site, Leicester’s defences, Castle Hall, the Causeway Lane excavations, and the Abbey, along with articles in Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society, which he edited 1991-2003.

Dr Richard Buckley OBE Phd MCIfA

Director

Telephone: 0116 252 5041

Email: rjb16@le.ac.uk

Richard is Director of ULAS, with extensive expertise in directing and managing major archaeological projects.

After graduating from Durham, Richard worked with LAU between 1980 and 1995, instigating and coordinating the investigation of Leicester Castle's Great Hall and John of Gaunt’s Cellar, and co-directing the Shires shopping centre project, also in Leicester. From 1990 he project managed the Causeway Lane excavation and other sites.  In 1995, he formed ULAS with Patrick Clay, where he now manages projects specialising in urban sites and historic buildings. He is consultant and project manager for the Highcross Leicester development, three major excavations with a £4m+ budget. He has also been consultant on Scheduled Ancient Monuments schemes, and has been an expert witness for public inquiries. In 2012 he led the hugely successful search for Richard III.

 

Vicki has worked in East Midlands archaeology since 1991 and joined ULAS in 1999 to direct a number of landscape excavations. As ULAS’s Project Manager she has been involved in a variety of archaeological projects including the Hallaton Treasure Project which she directed and published in 2011, the Highcross excavations, and several large rural sites and quarries.  She is involved in a number of community projects and trains local volunteers and University students. Vicki has a particular expertise in handling complex data using databases, CAD and GIS and is one of ULAS’ Health and Safety co-ordinators.  She has been involved in the preparation of numerous Environmental Statements and project designs for archaeological mitigation work including several large road schemes and developments. She specialises in the characterisation of historical landscapes and the assessment of development on sensitive areas including parklands and AONBs.Vicki Score BA MSc MCIfA

Deputy Director

Telephone: 0116 252 3827

Email: vp23@le.ac.uk

Vicki is Deputy Director of ULAS, with considerable expertise in directing and managing major archaeological projects. Vicki is experienced in all aspects of site fieldwork  and archaeological research, managing multi-disciplinary research teams, compiling Heritage Asset Assessments and Environmental Statements as well as Visual Impact Assessments for wind turbines and solar farms. Vicki has worked in East Midlands archaeology since 1991 and joined ULAS in 1999.

Vicki has been involved in a variety of archaeological projects including:

  • Archaeological consultant for several large road schemes including M1 Junction 24 to A52 Nottingham and M1 Junction 19 Improvements.
  • Hallaton Treasure Project which she directed (and published in 2011), the project has been hailed as the model for the excavation of treasure sites and involving the community. She has presented over 100 talks on the project and has been featured in a number of radio and TV programmes.
  • Leicester and Coventry City Heating projects. Having successfully overseen the archaeological work during the Combine Heat and Power works in Leicester City for Cofely District Energy Limited, ULAS was invited to undertake similar work in Coventry.  Vicki directed a number of urban excavations and was responsible for coordinating the archaeological side of these complex projects throughout both the historic cities
  • Project management on various archaeology projects. Most recently Vicki has been managing excavations of a large Iron Age and Roman settlement across 9 ha for a large-scale housing development at Pineham financed by Taylor Wimpey.  Having successfully produced the Project and Research Designs and the implementation of the fieldwork mitigation strategy over the last two years, she is now coordinating the post-excavation and publication of the site.

 

Matthew is a Project Officer for ULAS, with over 30 years archaeological experience, he manages major projects, particularly archaeology in quarries, and internal IT system development.

Matthew Beamish BA ACIfA

Project Manager / IT Officer

Telephone: 0116 252 5234

Email: mgb3@le.ac.uk

Matthew is a Project Manager at ULAS, with over 30 years archaeological experience, he manages major projects, particularly archaeology in quarries, and internal IT system development.

His archaeological expertise covers all prehistoric sites, includes wetland preservation and wood technology. Technical expertise includes the development and implementation of database systems, site survey, the use of GIS systems, and the use of aerial LIDAR data. Matthew has been instrumental in the successful utilisation of aerial LiDAR data within East Midland landscapes to identify and define features, both manmade and in the natural environment. Other skills include image manipulation (e.g. aerial photographs). Matthew is the Membership Secretary for the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society.

Matthew obtained his BA in Archaeology and Anthropology at Cambridge University in 1987, he also holds a City & Guilds in AutoCAD 3D. Matthew's field excavation experience began in 1983, and he has worked for a number of organisations.

 

Nick Cooper graduated in 1984 at Leicester, followed by the graduate diploma in Post-excavation studies. Until 1997 he was a Research Assistant in the School working on Roman post-excavation projects including Catterick, Leicester, Cirencester and Rutland Water, before joining ULAS as Finds Officer. In 2006, he became the Post-excavation Project Manager, and with Richard Buckley is co-ordinating the analysis and publication programme of the Highcross excavations. Nick teaches on undergraduate and post-graduate courses and runs the campus-based HE Certificate in Archaeology.Nick’s specialisms are in Roman pottery and small finds and his research interests include the ‘Romanisation’ of material culture, the Romano-British economy and the Roman to Anglo-Saxon transition. He published the Archaeology of Rutland Water in 2000 and, as co-ordinator of the East Midlands Archaeological Research Framework project, developed a web resource for the results and edited The Archaeology of the East Midlands in 2006.Nick Cooper BSc DipPostEx FSA MCIfA

Post Excavation Project Manager

Telephone: 0116 252 2847

Email: njc9@le.ac.uk

Nick is Post-Excavation Project Manager at ULAS. He has specialisms in Roman pottery, small finds, and the Roman / Anglo-Saxon transition.

Nick Cooper graduated in 1984 at Leicester, followed by a graduate diploma in Post-excavation studies. Until 1997 he was a Research Assistant in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, working on various Roman projects, before joining ULAS in 1998; becoming the Post-excavation Project Manager in 2006. He is currently coordinating the analysis and publication programme of the Highcross Leicester excavations. Nick teaches on undergraduate and post-graduate courses and runs the campus-based HE Certificate in Archaeology. Nick’s specialisms are in Roman pottery and small finds and his research interests include the ‘Romanisation’ of material culture, the Romano-British economy and the Roman to Anglo-Saxon transition. He has published numerous finds reports, and The Archaeology of Rutland Water (2000), and edited The Archaeology of the East Midlands (2006).

 

John Thomas

John Thomas BA MA

Project Manager

Telephone: 0116 252 5038

Email: jst6@le.ac.uk

John is a Project Manager (acting) at ULAS. He has worked as a professional archaeologist since 1986 and has experience of a wide range of field and post excavation techniques.

John was awarded a BA in Archaeology in 1998 and an MA in Landscape Studies in 2006, both from University of Leicester. He has directed many large-scale excavation projects with a particular expertise on prehistoric sites and landscape approaches. Two of these projects at Humberstone and Beaumont Leys on the outskirts of Leicester, produced nationally important evidence for large-scale ‘aggregated’ settlements from the Iron Age. Between 2010-2014 John co-directed research excavations at Burrough Hill, the region’s best preserved Iron Age hillfort and in 2013 directed excavation of extensive Iron Age settlement at Glenfield. Both of these projects produced significant results and involved the recovery of nationally important prehistoric metalwork. John has published the results of his fieldwork and academic study widely, and to a range of audiences, through monographs, peer-reviewed articles in national & local journals, and popular archaeology publications.

He has recently become Honorary Editor for the archaeological content of Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society. John is actively involved in promoting archaeology to the general public, regularly providing talks to local societies, and helped in the formation of the Melton Mowbray Fieldworker Group. He has lead the Outreach Programme for the Burrough Hill Project, organising Open Days, guided tours for local societies, hands-on sessions for the Young Archaeologists Club, school visits and involvement for local volunteers.

 

Other Staff (Alphabetically)

Heidi Addison has worked for ULAS since 1999, her role is to quantify, catalogue, conserve, and archive materials for the transfer of items to museum authorities. Heidi Addison  BA

Senior Finds Supervisor

Email: ha28@le.ac.uk

Heidi is Senior Finds Supervisor at ULAS, she has over 20 years experience in the management of archaeological finds and archives.

Heidi obtained her History of Art and Design BA from De Montfort University in 1999. She joined ULAS in 1999, she now co-ordinates the archaeological finds and archives as they come in from the numerous excavations. She also quantifies, catalogues and assists in the archiving of materials for the transfer of items to museum authorities. Heidi has particular expertise in conserving fragile archaeological finds, including wooden objects and metalwork. Her main interests also include architectural conservation, post 1750's buildings, and the History of Architecture and Design.

 

Steve Baker has worked for ULAS since 2003, he has a wealth of experience on numerous rural and urban excavation sites, he also undertakes site surveys and walkovers and archive research for desk-based assessments.Steve Baker BA

Senior Supervisor

Email: sb3990@le.ac.uk

Steve is a Senior Supervisor at ULAS, with over 15 years experience of excavating and supervising on rural and urban sites in the region and further afield.

Graduating in Archaeology BA from the University of Leicester in 1996, he joined ULAS in 2003. He has supervised extensively in the Highcross developments in the City of Leicester.  He has supervised and directed large multi-period sites at Brixworth,in Northamptonshire, Oakham in Rutland and at Oxford Street in the city centre and produced extensive reports following these. He was also involved in the King Richard III excavations.

He is particularly skilled and experienced at excavating cemeteries, having supervised sites in both Italy and the Fazzan Sahara, Libya (the latter published by the Society for Libyan Studies). He has been involved with an Operation Nightingale project on RAF Akrotiri on Cyprus for wounded service personal, he has also volunteered as an assistant at the Young Archaeologists Club.

 

Jennifer achieved her Archaeology BA at Nottingham and Landscape Studies MA at Leicester. She has worked on animal bones since 1998, reporting on assemblages for ULAS and external clients. Previous projects include the analysis of large faunal assemblages from urban Leicester excavations, and Iron Age Humberstone and Hallaton (both published). Particular interests are urban faunal remains and Iron Age religious and settlement archaeology. She is a member of the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ), the Professional Zooarchaeology Group (PZG), and the Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA).Jennifer has carried out a wide variety of archaeological fieldwork with ULAS, including earthwork surveys and fieldwalking, watching briefs, evaluations and excavations. She directed excavations at Anstey and Whissendine and supervised on the Highcross project, and has produced many archaeological reports, including desk-based assessments. She holds qualifications in AutoCAD, and Desk Top Publishing, designing and producing the ULAS 2002-3 Review.Jennifer Browning BA MA MCIfA

Project Officer

Email: jcb9@le.ac.uk

Jennifer is a Project Officer at ULAS, she has over 25 years archaeological experience, having directed numerous excavations. She has expertise in animal bones analysis from archaeological sites.

Jennifer achieved her Archaeology BA at Nottingham and Landscape Studies MA at Leicester. She has worked on animal bones since 1998, reporting on assemblages for ULAS and external clients. Previous projects include the analysis of large faunal assemblages from urban Leicester excavations, and Iron Age settlements (notably Humberstone and Hallaton, both published). She has directed significant prehistoric and Roman sites (notably Whissendine, Market Harborough), and medieval (Anstey, Highcross project). She has particular  expertise in urban faunal remains and Iron Age religious and settlement archaeology. She is a member of the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ), the Professional Zooarchaeology Group (PZG), and the Association for Environmental Archaeology (AEA).

 

Pauline CarrollPauline Carroll BA

Archives Officer

Email: pc277@le.ac.uk

Pauline assists in the archiving of materials for the transfer of items to museum authorities, she also assists with small finds and carries out desk-based archaeological assessments (DBAs).

Pauline graduated with a degree in Archaeology & Landscape History in 2008. She has previously worked in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History for almost 12 years, where she organised and assisted in numerous field trips and outreach events, and participated in fieldwork and community projects in the UK and Italy.

With a keen interest in Egyptian archaeology, she worked as a volunteer mission member and Trustee on the South Asasif Conservation Project at Luxor in Egypt across four fieldwork seasons from 2012-2015. She was also a volunteer Assistant Leader with the Leicestershire Branch of the Young Archaeologists' Club from 2009-2013.


Adam Clapton has worked in archaeology for a number of years on numerous rural and urban excavation sites. Adam Clapton BA

Senior Supervisor

Email: ac562@le.ac.uk

Adam is a Senior Supervisor at ULAS with over 9 years archaeological experience having worked on urban and rural projects across the East Midlands.

He graduated from the University of Leicester with a BA Archaeology in 2007. Recent projects have included supervising phased stripping of Iron Age settlement at Brooksby Quarry, as well as excavation of Neolithic through to Anglo-Saxon archaeology at Enderby and Rothely.

Adam's interests include prehistoric and Roman rural settlement, and waterlogged deposits.

 

Donald Clark has worked in archaeology for a number of years on numerous rural and urban excavation sites. Donald Clark ACIfA

Senior Supervisor

Email: dcc21@le.ac.uk

Donald is a Senior Supervisor at ULAS. He has worked for ULAS since 2013 on numerous urban and rural projects across the East Midlands.

Recent projects have included the excavation of Bronze Age settlement at Lubbesthorpe, Iron Age settlement at Pineham and Blaby, and Roman urban settlement at Friars Mill in Leicester. He is also involved in projects at Akrotiri in Cyprus, Caerwent Roman Town and the Footsteps of Caesar project.

 

Lynden Cooper is a Project Officer for ULAS, with over 30 years archaeological experience, he manages major projects, particularly prehistoric archaeology. He is worked lithics specialist.Lynden Cooper BA MCIfA

Project Officer

Email: lpc2@le.ac.uk

Lynden is a Project Officer at ULAS, with over 30 years archaeological experience, he manages major projects, particularly prehistoric archaeology. He is a worked lithics specialist.

Lynden obtained his Archaeology and Prehistory BA from Sheffield in 1986. He then worked for various units. Since 1991 he has been based in Leicester firstly with LAU, then ULAS. He has directed major rural and urban projects and published on a Roman cemetery, the Northern defences of Leicester, and numerous interim reports in the Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society. These have been augmented by national and international conference reports, local popular reports and WEA teaching. Previous publications include the Hemington Bridges (with S. Ripper) and a Late Upper Palaeolithic site at Launde. He managed the nationally significant Early Upper Palaeolithic Project at Glaston, Rutland. He is a member of the Lithics Studies Society undertaking lithics analysis for ULAS. Published lithics work includes a multi-period assemblage from Wanlip and Late Glacial material from N.W. Leics. Previous reports include the Glaston and Launde Upper Palaeolithic assemblages.

 

Nathan Flavell has worked for ULAS since 2013, he has a wealth of archaeological experience on urban and rural sites in the East Midlands.Nathan Flavell BA

Senior Supervisor

Email: nf70@le.ac.uk

Nathan is a Senior Supervisor at ULAS. He has worked for ULAS since 2013 on numerous urban and rural projects across the East Midlands.

 

 

 

 

Dr Mireya Gonzalez RodriquezMireya González Rodríguez BA MA PhD

Senior Supervisor

Email: mgr8@le.ac.uk

Mireya is a Senior Supervisor at ULAS, with over a decade of archaeological experience. She began work with ULAS in 2005 on numerous urban and rural projects across the East Midlands and abroad.

Mireya studied History of Art in Spain before coming to the UK as an Erasmus student. She has an Archaeology BA and MAs in both Professional Archaeological Practice and Archaeology and Heritage from the University of Leicester. Her PhD examined the funerary behaviours and their relation to the creation of cultural identity and social memory in the region of Fazzan in Libya.

Projects for ULAS include the excavation of large urban sites in Leicester, and numerous rural projects of various periods from the Iron Age to the medieval period. She has also supervised and directed excavations in Italy, Libya and Cyprus. As a former teacher, Mireya has a particular interest in community archaeology and public engagement. She has been involved in the organisation of archaeology summer schools and outreach both in the UK and abroad, and is currently a volunteer with the Leicestershire Young Archaeologists' Club.

Mireya's interests include the archaeology of death and burial, archaeological ethics, collective memory and commemoration, community archaeology, outreach and education, and urban archaeology.

 

James Harvey has over 15 years archaeological experience having worked on various urban and rural sites. He has directed many rural projects, and has a particular expertise in prehistoric landscapes. He is co-director of the Bradgate Park Fieldschool.James Harvey BSc

Project Officer

Email: jrh20@le.ac.uk

James is a Project Officer at ULAS, with over 15 years archaeological experience, directing excavations on a wide range of urban and rural sites. He specialises in prehistoric landscapes.

James graduated in 2001 with a first in his Archaeology BSc from Leicester. Having participated in research excavations and working on excavations in Essex he joined ULAS in 2002. Here he has worked on various rural settlement sites notably Neolithic mortuary activity (Melton Mowbray, published in Transactions of Leicestershire Society 2011), and large multi-phase prehistoric and Roman sites (Mawsley, Northants, published in Northamptonshire Archaeology 2015); Pineham, Northants; and Willington, Derbys. He is co-director of the Bradgate Park Field School, teaching excavation skills to undergraduate students within the School of Archaeology and Ancient History.

 

Since 1988 Tim worked for Leicestershire Archaeological Unit and then ULAS. During this time he supervised and directed a wide variety of watching briefs, surveys, evaluations and large scale excavations through to assessment and report preparation. His main interests are Roman and medieval urban archaeology. Tim recently gained an MA from Leicester.Tim Higgins MA

Project Officer

Email: th31@le.ac.uk

Tim is a Project Officer at ULAS, with over 30 years archaeological experience. He has directed a wide range of urban and rural archaeological projects across the East Midlands, with particular expertise in urban archaeology.

Tim has worked as an archaeologist since the that late 1980s, and has been working for ULAS since its inception in 1995. He was awarded a MA in Archaeology and Heritage from the University of Leicester in 2014.  Tim has undertaken a wide range of urban and rural archaeological projects. Key sites include a Roman townhouse in Leicester (Vine Street, Highcross), Mesolithic activity in Birmingham (Birmingham City University, published in Transactions of the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society 2011), industrial archaeology (Coleorton Pottery, Lount (published in Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society 2015) and multi-period excavations (Cadeby Quarry, Broughton Astley).

 

Leon Hunt has been worked on a large variety of projects from small watching briefs to large scale evaluations and excavations. More recently, Leon has largely concentrated on written work and has completed over 150 desk-based assessments for sites throughout the UK.Leon Hunt BA

Senior Supervisor

Email: lh90@le.ac.uk

Leon is a Senior Supervisor at ULAS with 15 years archaeological experience on a range of sites in the East Midlands. He undertakes desk-based analysis, and has a particular expertise in archive research and the interpretation of historical documents and aerial photographs, and map regression.

Leon gained his degree at University of Nottingham, before joining ULAS in 2003. He has undertaken many kinds of archaeological fieldwork, mainly in rural contexts. Of particular note is a Neolithic settlement of national importance (Rothley Lodge Farm, Leics), an Iron Age and Romano-British site (Swarkestone, Derbs), and supervising on the Richard III Project. Leon’s main specialism is desk-based assessments, he has carried out over 250 reports.

 

Andrew Hyam has over 20 years archaeological experience, having worked on a range of archaeological projects. Historic Building surveys form a significant part of his role with buildings ranging from individual dwellings up to large industrial buildings, agricultural sites and hospitals.Andrew Hyam BSc MA PCIfA

Senior Supervisor

Email: ah58@le.ac.uk

Andrew is a Senior Supervisor at ULAS with over 20 years archaeological experience, he is a buildings specialist who undertakes all levels of historic building assessments and surveys to Historic England standards.

Andrew has a BSc in Archaeology and MA in Archaeology and Heritage Management, and a Certificate in Architectural History, all from the University of Leicester, he joined ULAS in 2001. He has worked on a wide range of projects ranging from the Prehistoric to post-medieval in date. Historic Building surveys form a major part of his role with buildings ranging from individual dwellings up to large industrial structures, agricultural sites and hospitals. Walkover landscape surveys also form a regular part of his role. Andrew has extensive experience of supervising on various research projects in the UK and abroad (notably medieval settlement at Wallingford, Oxfordshire,  the Iron Age Hillfort at Burrough Hill, Leicestershire, and Ancient Akrotiri Project, Cyprus). He is also involved in a number of archaeological outreach activities with the public, school groups and with local archaeological groups, including interpretation of 15th-century arms and armour as part of the Richard III Project.

 

Wayne Jarvis has over 25 years archaeological experience, having directed a range of projects, from large-scale urban excavation to various rural sites including significant Lower Palaeolithic and Mesolithic sites. He has skills in surveying, IT, and environmental archaeology.Wayne Jarvis BA MA MCIfA

Project Officer

Email: wj5@le.ac.uk

Wayne is a Project Officer at ULAS and joined them in 1995 after the closure of the Leicester County Council unit with which he also worked. He has been involved in archaeology for over 30 years and has worked in the UK and abroad for various archaeology units, carrying out watching briefs, evaluations, excavations, and post-excavation projects and reports. These include large-scale urban excavation work in Leicester, and various large rural sites in the region. He directed the large Enderby excavations of a multi-phase prehistoric site, the significant Asfordby Mesolithic site, and is also involved in the Lower Palaeolithic Brooksby site where he has recovered over 600 artefacts.

He has surveying, IT, and environmental archaeology skills having produced various archaeobotany reports. Wayne gained a first from Leicester in 1991 (BA Archaeological Studies), and a Landscape Studies MA in 1995. He also holds qualifications in Field Archaeology, Information Technology (DTP, Microsoft Office), a CSCS, Quarry Passport, and HSW First Aid Certificate. He has published articles in local and national journals.

 

Elizabeth Johnson is a Roman pottery specialist. She has worked on numerous pottery assemblages from the East Midlands, she has a particular skill in pottery of the transition from the late pre-Roman Iron Age to the Early Roman period.Elizabeth Johnson BA MA

Finds Officer

Email: embe1@le.ac.uk

Liz is a Finds Officer at ULAS. She received a first in Archaeology BSc, and Landscape Studies MA from Leicester, and is a member of the Study Group for Roman Pottery and the Ceramic Petrology Group. She joined ULAS in 2004 as a pottery specialist on the large Roman pottery assemblages from the Highcross and Sanvey Gate urban excavations in Leicester. She has since reported on Late Iron Age and Roman pottery assemblages from urban and rural East Midlands sites, both for ULAS and external clients, recently including significant assemblages from Lockington (Leicestershire) and Mawsley (Northants). Her research interests include the transition from the late pre-Roman Iron Age to the Early Roman period.

Liz has a keen interest in community archaeology and engaging young people with the subject. She has participated in various outreach activities over the years, including working with the Leicestershire Branch of the Young Archaeologists’ Club, being Branch Leader 2007-2009.

 

Roger Kipling has over 25 years archaeological experience, having undertaken a wide range of regional urban and rural archaeological projects, notably Roman and medieval urban sites in Leicester, he has a PhD on urban development in England, Gaul, Ireland and Scandinavia c.AD 300-1050.Dr Roger Kipling BA MA PhD

Project Officer

Email: rwk1@le.ac.uk

Roger is a Project Officer at ULAS with over 25 years archaeological experience, leading excavations on a wide range of urban and rural sites.

After gaining an HND in Practical Archaeology at the Dorset Institute, Roger worked on multi-period excavations in Hampshire, and in Lincolnshire. He has been at Leicester since 1991 initially for his BA degree, following which he gained a Landscape Studies MA. In 2000 he completed a PhD on urban development in England, Gaul, Ireland and Scandinavia c.AD 300-1050. He also supervised teams of undergraduates on archaeological fieldwork projects in Britain, France and Italy. He directed significant excavations on large Roman urban sites (St. Nicholas Place and Bath Lane, Leicester). Desk-based projects have included joint authorship of the project design for the Leicester Urban Archaeological Database, jointly funded by English Heritage and the City Council. He has published articles in local journals.

 

Angela MoncktonAngela Monckton BSc MCIfA

Consultant - Environmental Archaeologist

Email: am116@le.ac.uk

Angela has acted as Environmental Consultant for ULAS since 2010, advising on sampling and archaeobotany, and editing reports for publication by ULAS and other organisations.

Angela obtained her BSc in Botany at the University of Leeds, she also holds a Leicester University Extra Mural Advanced Certificate in Archaeology, and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and the Association of Environmental Archaeologists. Prior to joining ULAS she worked for the Leicestershire Archaeological Unit and was an English Heritage contractor during 1996-7 at Birmingham University.

Angela began work in field archaeology in 1985 and has worked on a variety of excavations in various roles. From 1989 she specialised in environmental archaeology and was Environmental Supervisor on sites including the major urban excavations at the Shires and Causeway Lane, Leicester. Angela worked as Environmental Officer for ULAS from 1997 where she co-ordinated the sampling and processing strategies for sites as well as producing specialist reports for ULAS and other archaeological units. She co-ordinated reports from external specialists and has also worked towards the integration and publication of the environmental data for a variety of sites. Angela has published reports in Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society and Bedfordshire Archaeology, contributed to the volume on Causeway Lane, Leicester, and Centre for Archaeology Reports on Midland sites (see Leicester Research Archive). Her research interests are in the archaeology of food and farming in Leicestershire and the Midlands with particular reference to Leicester. Recent publications include chapters in the East Midlands Research Frameworks, ULAS prehistoric site reports Humberstone and Eye Kettleby, and a paper on ‘Food for the People of medieval Leicester’. Work in progress includes contributions to the Excavations at the Highcross Leicester and Roman and medieval recipe booklets with the Friends of Jewry Wall Museum.

 

Mathew Morris  has worked for ULAS since 2004, he has participated in a series of major urban excavations in Leicester including the Highcross Project, he directed excavations at Greyfriers successfully discovering the remains of Richard III. He has co-authored two publications, along with journal articles. His interests include urban archaeology, and Roman and medieval archaeology.Mathew Morris BA MA ACIfA

Project Officer

Email: mlm9@le.ac.uk

Mathew is a Project Officer at ULAS with over a decade of archaeological experience, having excavated a wide range of rural and urban archaeology across the Midlands, from the prehistoric period through to the Second World War. His specialisms include urban archaeology, community archaeology and Roman and medieval archaeology.

Mathew graduated from the University of Leicester in 2003 with a BA in Archaeology and an MA in Landscape Studies, joining ULAS in 2004. Notable projects include a massive multi-period urban excavation (Highcross Leicester) that included excavation of Roman town houses, commercial buildings, two lost medieval churches and medieval cemeteries; a Roman cemetery (Western Road, Leicester). and the first excavated section of the Lower Icknield Way (Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire). In 2012, he directed the successful archaeological search for the lost grave of King Richard III. Recently, he has been digging up more Roman buildings and mosaics in Leicester, at the former Southgates Bus Depot and All Saints' Brewery sites.

He has co-authored two books: 'Visions of Ancient Leicester' (2011) and 'Richard III: The King under the Car Park' (2013). He is actively involved in promoting archaeology to the general public, regularly providing talks to local societies, and is a Committee member of the Leicestershire Fieldworkers, and a Branch Leader for the Leicestershire Young Archaeologists’ Club. He also currently leads the Castle Hill Community Archaeology Dig and the Bosworth Links Community Dig.

 

Jamie Patrick has worked in archaeology for over 20 years, he has a wealth of archaeological experience on urban and rural sites in the East Midlands.James Patrick BA ACIfA

Senior Supervisor

Email: jrp28@le.ac.uk

Jamie is a Senior Supervisor at ULAS with over 20 years of archaeological experience, having worked on numerous urban and rural projects in the UK.

 

 

 

Rachel Small is Environmental Officer for ULAS,she co-ordinate the sampling and processing strategies for sites as well as producing specialist reports. She is undertaking a part-time PhD.Rachel Small BA MA

Environmental Officer

Email: rs476@le.ac.uk

Rachel received her Bsc in Archaeology and MA in Bioarchaeology from the University of Leicester, and is a member of the archaeobotany working group. Rachel joined ULAS in 2013, initially assisting with finds and environmental processing, before taking on the role of Environmental Officer, co-ordinating sampling and processing strategies for sites as well as producing specialist reports on plant remains. Rachel has been heavily involved in recent excavations including those at Kilsby, Northamptonshire and the  Field School excavation at Bradgate Park, Leicestershire.

Rachel is interested in medieval and post-medieval consumption behaviours. She is undertaking a part-time PhD with the University of Leicester, funded by Midlands Three Cities, which considers the extent to which humoral theory (a medical ideology) influenced consumption behaviour in early modern England. Her case study is the diet of the Grey family who lived at Bradgate Park in Leicester, and she is taking a multi-disciplinary approach analysing animal bones and plant remains from recent excavations and historical documents.

 

Debbie Sawday has over 40 years’ experience in the analysis of Post Roman pottery of the East Midlands. She has established the ULAS type series for Leicestershire and has reported on material from Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Cambridgeshire using the relevant County Fabric Series.Deborah Sawday

Consultant - Medieval Pottery & Tile

Email: dmas1@le.ac.uk

Debbie is a medieval and post-medieval pottery & tile consultant at ULAS with many years’ experience in the analysis of Post-Roman pottery of the East Midlands. Debbie has established the ULAS medieval and post medieval pottery type series for Leicestershire, and has reported on material from Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire using the relevant County Fabric Series.

Debbie was a Field Officer with the Leicestershire Archaeological Unit where she worked on both rural and urban sites in various roles including the writing and editing of an archaeological newsletter and on exhibitions and publicity, including ‘Spotlights’ and ‘Peep-Hole to the Past’ about the Shires excavations in Leicester.

She taught for many years on the University Extra-Mural Advanced Certificate in Archaeology and has been involved in the Charnwood Roots project – which enabled local people to explore the archaeology of Anstey, Whitwick and Rothley.  Debbie has also produced numerous reports on post-Roman pottery and tile, her  publications include - Causeway Lane, Leicester, Lutterworth, Anstey, and St. Nicholas Place, and more recently, Oxford Street, De Montfort University, Greyfriars and the Highcross, Leicester project, the largest excavations to date in the city.

 

Gavin Speed over 15 years archaeological experience, and has directed  a wide range of rural and urban archaeological projects both in the UK and abroad. His main skills lie in Iron Age settlements, and late Roman – early Saxon transformations. Dr Gavin Speed BA MA Phd MCIfA

Project Officer

Email: gs50@le.ac.uk

Gavin is a Project Officer at ULAS, he has over 15 years archaeological experience, having excavated on a range of archaeological projects both in the UK and abroad, he has particular expertise in Iron Age settlements, and Late Roman / early Anglo-Saxon archaeology.

Gavin gained a BA Archaeology, European Union; MA Archaeology and Heritage Management, and PhD at the University of Leicester. He joined ULAS in 2001, some of his key projects include directing on urban Roman, Saxon and medieval archaeology (Stibbe, Highcross), Neolithic special deposits (Rothley, published in Transactions of Leicestershire Historical Society 2015), Iron Age settlements (Birstall, in TLAHS 2010), Cadeby (in TLAHS 2011), South Meadows (in Northamptonshire Archaeology 2015), a large Roman settlement (Pineham), and an Anglo-Saxon cemetery (Rothley). He has supervised students in various School research projects (notably Wallingford Burh to Borough Research Project and Burrough Hill). He has published a book 'Towns in the Dark' (2014), edited a monograph ‘Debating Urbanism’ (2010), and published a number of journal articles.

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