Worcestershire Archaeology

Meet our Worcestershire Archaeology team


The field team

Andrew Mann

Andrew Mann

Project Officer

Andrew has over 16 years’ of commercial archaeology experience and currently leads the excavation and post-excavation analysis of archaeological sites. He is regularly engaged with archaeological investigations at a number of sand and gravel quarries in Worcestershire and beyond.

Andy Walsh

Andy Walsh

Project Officer

Andy has worked in British Archaeology for 15 years. He has excavated a wide range of sites as well as working on research and community projects. His main duties include writing Desk-Based Assessments and Heritage Statements, supervising evaluations and excavations, and producing post-excavation reports.

Elspeth Iliff

Elspeth Iliff

Archaeologist

Elspeth joined Worcestershire Archaeology in 2015 with a background in Osteoarchaeology. She works on a wide range of archaeological sites, excavating and recording the archaeological features, assisting with the post-excavation, reporting and the training of staff undertaking the trainee scheme.

Graham Arnold

Graham Arnold

Field Supervisor

Graham has been working for the Worcestershire Archaeology since 2009. He has a wealth of experience undertaking varied projects on quarries and developments including watching briefs, evaluations and open excavations. He is also involved in the archiving of completed projects.

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The post-excavation team

Adrian Robins

Adrian Robins

Support Assistant

Adrian provides technician support to the finds and environmental specialists team. This includes processing samples and finds, stores management, archive transfers to museums, and equipment maintenance.

Carolyn Hunt

Carolyn Hunt

Illustrator

Carolyn has over 30 years of experience as an archaeological illustrator. She designs interpretation panels, including those at Fort Royal Park (Worcester) and Breedon on the Hill (Leicestershire), as well all other types of archaeological illustration. Her work has featured in numerous regional and national publications.

Derek Hurst

Derek Hurst

Post-Excavation Programme Manager

Author of many archaeological publications and editor of Later Prehistoric Research Assessment for the West Midlands. Derek has worked extensively in community archaeology and is a specialist in ceramic research. He has a professional interest in developing standards in partnership with museums to ensure archaeological data and objects are more fully integrated across the collections.

Jane Evans

Jane Evans

Senior Finds Archaeologist

Jane has over 30 years’ experience as a finds specialist, encompassing a variety of archaeological materials but with particular expertise in Roman and Iron Age ceramics. She contributes to commercial, research, strategic and community projects and is active in a number of national organisations.

Laura Griffin

Laura Griffin

Senior Finds Archaeologist

Laura has over 20 years experience in the identification and analysis of artefacts, with particular specialism in later prehistoric, Roman and medieval pottery and ceramic building materials. She has published works on urban and rural excavations, and kiln sites in the Midlands and north west.

Laura Templeton

Laura Templeton

Senior Illustrator

From a fine art background, Laura discovered archaeology on a snow swept excavation on Dartmoor in January 1985. She has been working in archaeological illustration since then and has built up a variety of design, illustration and computing skills. She is an active member of a number of national professional organisations.

Liz Pearson

Liz Pearson

Senior Environmental Archaeologist

With over 25 years of experience Liz leads on environmental archaeology, specialising in past environment, food, diet, agriculture, craft and industry. Liz works on commercially funded projects, outreach and community archaeology work.

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