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Project Management and Reporting

 

Louise Rayner, Assistant Director

Louise Rayner, BA, MSc, MCIfA, FSA

Louise Rayner is Assistant Director and Head of Post-Excavation and Specialist Services at Archaeology South-East. She graduated from the University of York and went on to complete her MSc in Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Materials at UCL.

Louise has been with ASE since 2005, responsible for post‐excavation, research and specialist services. She is an experienced project manager, managing a diverse range of archaeological projects and programmes, with a strong record of delivering quality programmes to budget and timetable. Her experiences include extensive project planning (both on commercial and Historic England funded research projects), management of multi‐discipline teams, design and delivery of outreach programmes, complex archaeological post‐excavation and publication programmes, and design and management of professional training programmes. She has full budgetary responsibility for all ASE post‐excavation projects and is managing editor of ASE’s in‐house monograph series SpoilHeap Publications.

Louise has been a ceramic specialist for over 25 years developing a career in pottery research predominately of the prehistoric and Roman periods in London and South-East England. She is currently Chair of the CIfA Finds Special Interest Group and in previous years served as Secretary and Treasurer of the Study Group for Roman Pottery. Her areas of expertise are prehistoric landscapes of South-East England, London in the pre-Boudican period, and prehistoric and Roman pottery production including distribution and function.

Key projects and publications

  • Rayner, L, 2017 Clay, water, fuel: an overview of the pottery production in and around early Roman London, in Bird, D (ed) Agriculture and Industry in South-Eastern Roman Britain
  • Rayner, L, 2012 ‘The Roman Pottery’, in Hill, J, and Rowsome, P, Roman London and theWalbrook stream crossing: excavations at 1 Poultry and vicinity, City of London, MoLA Monograph, 37
  • Rayner, L, 2009 ‘The Roman Pottery’, in Cowan, C, Seeley, F, Wardle, A, Westman, A, and Wheeler, L, Roman Southwark Settlement and Economy Excavation in Southwark 1973-91, MoLAS Monograph, 42
  • Rayner, L and Seeley, F, 2008 ‘The Southwark pottery-type series: 30 years on’, in Clark, J, Cotton, J , Hall, J, Sherris, R, Swain, H (eds) Londinium and beyond Essays on Roman London and its hinterland for Harvey Sheldon, CBA Res Rep, 156, 184-193
  • Sidell, J, Cotton, J, Rayner, L and Wheeler, L, 2002 The Topography and Prehistory of North Southwark and Lambeth, MoLAS Monograph, 14

Direct telephone: 01273 426830
E-mail: louise.rayner@ucl.ac.uk

Mark Atkinson, Post-Excavation Project Manager (Essex)

Mark Atkinson, BA, MCIfA

Field of expertise

Archaeological project management; Report writing and editing; Late Iron Age & Roman settlements and burial practice; Iron Age salt production in Essex.

Key projects and publications

  • Atkinson, M, 2016 ‘Further investigation of the Iron Age and Roman settlement at Heybridge: excavations at 39-45 Crescent Road, 2002’, Essex Archaeology and History, 7, 70-111
  • Atkinson, M, 2015 ‘An Early Roman cremation cemetery at Haslers Lane, Great Dunmow’, Essex Archaeology and History, 6, 189-234
  • Atkinson, M, and Preston, S, 2015 Heybridge, a Late Iron Age and Roman settlement: excavations at Elms Farm 1993-5, 1, East Anglian Archaeology 154
  • Medlycott, M, and Atkinson, M, 2012 ‘Aspects of Roman settlement in Essex’ (The Archaeology of Essex: proceedings of the Chelmsford Conference), Essex Archaeology and History, 3, 74-96

Direct telephone: 01376 331470
Mobile telephone: 07741 306576
E-mail: mark.atkinson@ucl.ac.uk

Andrew Margetts, Post-Excavation Project Manager (Sussex)

Andrew Margetts, BA

Field of expertise

Landscape Archaeology; The Archaeology of the Weald; Medieval Settlement and Farming.

Key projects and publications

  • Margetts, A, 2018 ‘A World of Summer and Autumn: The Romano-British to Early Medieval Weald and Signs of Continuity’, Archaeology International, X (X), 1–6
  • Margetts, A, 2018 Wealdbǣra: Excavations at ‘Wickhurst Green’, Broadbridge Heath and the landscape of the West Central Weald, Spoilheap Monograph, 18
  • Margetts, A, 2017 ‘The Hayworth: A Lowland Vaccary Site in South-East England’, Medieval Archaeology, 61 (1), 117–148
  • Margetts, A, 2017 ‘From medieval burgage plot to 18th century inn: The development of a Rye Street Corner’, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 155, 119–133
  • Margetts, A, 2011 ‘The Medieval Hospital of St Mary The Blessed Virgin, Ospringe (Maison Dieu): Further Details of its Original Layout Revealed by Excavations at the Fairways’, Archaeologia Cantiana, 131, 129–142

Direct telephone: 01273 426830
Mobile telephone: 07889 002311
E-mail: a.margetts@ucl.ac.uk

Jim Stevenson, Post-Excavation Project Manager (Sussex)

Jim Stevenson, BA

Field of expertise

Archaeological project management and editing; The Iron Age of South-East England and Iron Age funerary practices.

Key projects and publications

  • Stevenson, J, 2013 Living be by the Sword: the archaeology of Brisley farm, Ashford, Kent. ASE Monograph Series, 6
  • Stevenson, J, 2013 Archaeological excavation at 15 Knightrider St, Maidstone, Kent, Archaeologia Cantiana
  • Stevenson J, 2012 Swords, Settlement and Sacred Places: the archaeology of Brisley farm, Ashford, Kent, Archaeology International
  • Stevenson, J, 2005 An archaeological excavation at Long Grove Rd Epsom. Surrey Archaeological Collections, 92

Direct telephone: 01273 426830
Mobile telephone: 07789 724654
E-mail: jim.stevenson@ucl.ac.uk

Dan Swift, Post-Excavation Project Manager (Sussex) 

Dan Swift, BA

Field of expertise

Project management; Post-excavation analysis, publication and editing.

Key projects and publications

  • Swift, D and James, R, 2017 Excavations at Ivy Lane, Westergate, West Sussex, Sussex Archaeological Collections, 155
  • Howell, I, J, Swift, D, Watson, B, 2011 Archaeological Landscapes of East London: six multi-period sites excavated in advance of gravel quarrying in the London Borough of Havering', MoLAS Monograph Series, 54
  • Swift, D, 2008 The Roman riverfront at 12 Arthur Street, City of London, MoLAS Archaeology Study Series, 19
  • Blair, I, Spain, R, Swift, D, Taylor, T, Goodburn, D, 2006 Wells and Bucket-Chains: Unforeseen Elements of Water Supply in Early Roman London Britannia, 37, 1
  • Swift, D, 2003 ‘Roman burials, medieval tenements and suburban growth’, excavations at 201 Bishopsgate, City of London, MoLAS, Archaeology Studies Series, 10

Direct telephone: 01273 426830
E-mail: d.swift@ucl.ac.uk

Environmental Material and Osteology
Lucy Allott, Senior Archaeobotanist

Lucy Allott, BSc, MSc, PhD

Field of expertise

Identification and analysis of charcoal, waterlogged wood, charred and waterlogged plant macrofossils with research interests in charcoal in funerary contexts; Woodland resource use and management; Macrobotanical remains as indicators of diet, trade and imports; Palaeovegetation and environmental reconstructions; Quaternary vegetation environments in southern Africa.

Management and coordination of environmental processing; Liaising with internal and external specialists, county archaeologists and Historic England science advisors; Selection and preparation of samples for dating; Developing and advising on sampling strategies and specialist sampling.

Lecturing on archaeological wood and charcoal identification and analysis at the Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew.

Key projects and publications

  • Allott, L, in prep, Charcoal, in Stephenson, P,  and Krawiec, K, A View From The Edge: Archaeological investigations on the Manhood Peninsula, Selsey for the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme, Spoilheap Monograph, 2
  • Allott, L, in prep, Macroplant remains and Charcoal, in Swift, D, Lewes Excavations, Publication reports prepared for Archaeology South-East in 2012
  • Allott, L, 2018 Charcoal, in Margetts, A, Wealdbǣra: Excavations at Wickhurst green, Broadbridge Heath and the landscape of the West Central Weald, Spoilheap Monograph, 18, 283-288
  • Allott, L, 2015 Macrobotanical remains from the peat deposits, in Hart, D, Early Neolithic Trackways in the Thames Floodplain at Belmarsh, London Borough of Greenwich, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 81, 215-237
  • Allott, L, 2015 Wood charcoal and Macrobotanical Remains, in Killock, D, et al., Temples and Suburbs: Excavations at Tabard Square, Southwark, PCA Monograph, 18, 91-95

 

Angela Vitolo, Senior Archaeobotanist

Angela Vitolo, BA, MA, MSc

Field of expertise

Analysis of plant macrofossils, waterlogged and charred wood from archaeological sites; Study of ancient diets and economies as well as interaction between humans and their vegetation environment in Great Britain, with particular focus on south-east and east England; Current methods and practice in environmental archaeology, coordination of environmental processing and support to junior staff; Devising environmental sampling strategies, providing on-site sampling advice and delivering training to field staff.

Key projects and publications

  • Vitolo, M, 2018 Charred Plant Remains, in Margetts, A. Wealdbaera, Excavations at Wickhurst Green, Broadbridge Heath and the landscape of the West Central Weald, SpoilHeap Monograph, 18
  • Vitolo, M, 2015 The Environmental Evidence, in Ratkai, S (ed), Wigmore Castle, North Herefordshire: Excavations 1996 and 1998, Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph, 34
  • Vitolo, M, 2009 Cold Harbour Farm, Crowmash, Wallingford: Plant Remains from the Corn-Drying Oven, English Heritage Research Report No 93-2009
Hayley Forsyth-Magee, Zooarchaeologist

Hayley Forsyth-Magee, BSc, MSc

Field of expertise

Zooarchaeological analysis of faunal remains from archaeological sites of all periods in South-East and East England. Particular interest in medieval zooarchaeology in the UK.

Additionally specialising in fish and bird remains, and human bone analysis.

Key projects and publications

  • The Fish Remains from Appledore, Kent.
  • The Fish Remains from Benjamin Street, London.
  • The Animal & Fish Remains from Parker Street, London.
  • The Faunal Remains from Red Lodge, Suffolk.
  • The Faunal Remains from Soham, Cambridgeshire.
  • The Animal & Fish Remains from Houghton Street, London.
  • Forsyth, H, in prep,The Faunal Remains from Pococks Field, Eastbourne, SpoilHeap Monograph
  • Siburn, L and Forsyth, H, 2018 In Sibun, L, and Ponce, P, 2018 ‘In Life and Death: Archaeological excavations at the Queen's Chapel Savoy, London, SpoilHeap Monograph, 17
  • Forsyth, H, 2016 The Faunal Remains, in Sygrave, J. Whitehawk Camp, Sussex Archaeological Collections, Vol 154, 45-66
  • Forsyth, H, 2015 The Faunal Remains, in Allen P., and Gibson, S. ‘A Roman crop-processing enclosure at Great Tey, and other sites on the Cressing to Great Horkesley Anglian Water trunk main: rescue excavations 1998’. The Essex Society for Archaeology & History, Vol 6, 235-265
    Emily Johnson, Zooarchaeologist

    Emily Johnson, BA, MSc, PhD

    Field of expertise

    Zooarchaeological analysis of faunal remains from archaeological sites of all periods in South-East and East England. Particular interest in early Neolithic societies in Central Europe.

    Additionally specialising in microfauna and bird remains, and bone fracture and fragmentation as indicators of carcass processing and taphonomy.

    Key projects and publications

    Lucy Sibun, Senior Forensic Archaeologist and Osteologist

    Lucy Sibun, BSc, PgDip, MCIfA

    Field of expertise

    Forensic Archaeology; Osteoarchaeology.

    Key projects and publications

    • Sibun, L, and Ponce, P, 2018 ‘In Life and Death: Archaeological excavations at the Queen's Chapel Savoy, London’ , SpoilHeap Monograph, 17
    • Powers, N, and  Sibun, L, 2014 Standard and guidance for forensic archaeologists, CIfA
    • Bashford, L, and Sibun, L, 2007 Excavations at the Quaker Burial Ground, Kingston-upon-Thames, London Post-Medieval Archaeology, 41/1, 100–154
        Artefacts
        Trista Clifford, Finds Officer

        Trista Clifford

        Field of expertise

        Roman and post Roman metalwork

        Key projects and publications

        • Cliford, T, 2018 The Coins, and The Other Objects, in Sibun, L, and Ponce, P, 2018 ‘In Life and Death: Archaeological excavations at the Queen's Chapel Savoy, London’ , SpoilHeap Monograp 17
        • Cliford, T, 2017 The Fired Clay, The Glass, The Registered Finds, and The Coins, in Dawkes, G, Between Thames and Medway: Archaeological exavations on the Hoo Peninsula and its environs, SpoilHeap Monogr Ser, 13
        • Cliford, T, 2016 The Registered Finds, in Sygrave, J, 2016 Whitehawk Camp, The impact of a modern city’s expansion on a Neolithic Causewyaed Enclosure and a reassessment of the site and its surviving archive, SAC 154
        • Cliford, T, 2016 The Beads, in Doherty, A, and Greatorex, C, 2016 Excavations on St Anne’s Hill: A middle/late Iron Age site and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at St Anne’s Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, Spoilheap Monograp 11
        • Cliford, T, 2015 The Coins; The Textiles, in Dawkes, G, Flavian and Later Buildings at Snodland Roman Villa: Excavations at Cantium Way, Snodland, Kent, Spoilheap Monograph 9
        Anna Doherty, Senior Ceramicist

        Anna Doherty, BA, MA

        Field of expertise

        Prehistoric and Roman pottery analysis and reporting; Stratigraphic analysis and reporting.

        Key projects and publications

        • Doherty, A, in prep, The prehistoric and Roman pottery, in Stephenson, P and Krawiec, K, A view from the edge: archaeological investigations on the Manhood Peninsula, Selsey for the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme, Spoilheap Monograph, 20
        • Doherty, A, 2018 Prehistoric and Roman pottery, in Margetts, A, Wealdbǣra: excavations at Wickhurst Green, Broadbridge Heath and the landscape of the West Central Weald, Spoilheap Monograph 18, 245-258
        • Doherty, A, and Greatorex, C, 2016 Excavations on St Anne’s Hill: A middle/late Iron Age site and Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at St Anne’s Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, Spoilheap Monograph, 11
        • Doherty, A, 2015 The prehistoric and Roman pottery, in Hart, D, Around the ancient track: Archaeological excavations for the Brighton and Hove Waste Water Treatment Works and adjacent housing at Peacehaven, East Sussex, Spoilheap Monograph, 10, 213-235
        • Doherty, A, 2015 Using archaeological archives: a case study of finds from Roman Essex, SpoilHeap Occasional Paper
        Karine Le Hégarat, Lithic Specialist

        Karine Le Hégarat, BA, MA

        Field of expertise

        Recording and analysis of lithic material.

        Key projects and publications

        • Le Hégarat, K, in prep, The Flintwork, In Stevens, S, Recent Archaeological Investigations at Peacehaven, East Sussex (for SAC)
        • Le Hégarat, K, in prep, In Stephenson, P and Krawiec, K, A view from the edge: archaeological investigations on the Manhood Peninsula, Selsey for the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme, Spoilheap Monograph, 20
        • Le Hégarat, K, in prep, The Flintwork analysis, In Margetts, A, On the verge of Wessex? A prehistoric landscape at Oldlands Farm, Bognor Regis, West Sussex (for SAC)
        • Le Hégarat, K, 2018 Struck Flint, in Margetts, A, Weadbaēra: excavations at Wickhurst Green, Broadbridge Heath and the landscape of the Central Weald, SpoilHeap Monogr Ser, 18
        • Le Hégarat, K, 2017 Worked Flint, in Dawkes, G, Between Thames and Medway: Archaeological exavations on the Hoo Peninsula and its environs, SpoilHeap Monogr Ser, 13
        • Le Hégarat, K, 2015 The Flintwork, in Sygrave, J, Barber, L, Clifford, T, Doherty, A, Fortsyth, H, Le Hégarat, K, Maxted, A, Mooney, D.E, Orange, H, Ponce, P, and Richardson, D, A report on the outcomes of the Whitehawk Camp Community Archaeology Project, including a Post-Excavation Assessment and Updated Project Design, Unpub ASE Rep 2015222
        Elke Raemen, Finds Officer

         

        Archives
        Nicola Elphick, Archive Officer

         

        Graphics
        Lauren Gibson, Illustrator

        Lauren Gibson, BA

        Field of expertise

        Archaeological illustration including reconstruction art and technical finds illustration; Report and publication figures, maps and images using GIS and Autocad; Setting out of sites and processing of survey data.

        Fiona Griffin, Senior Publication Illustrator

        Fiona Griffin, BA

        Field of expertise

        Archaeological book design and page setting; Archaeological illustration (including finds illustration); Design and creation of displays and promotional material to print ready format.

        Key projects and publications

        • Design and page setting of all ASE SpoilHeap Monographs and Occasional Papers as well as illustrations for journal and magazine articles.
        • Design and layout of promotional displays for events and conferences.
        Andrew Lewsey, Senior Illustrator

        Andrew Lewsey, C&G Computer Aided Draughting and Design

        Field of expertise

        Digital Illustration; Surveying.

        Key projects and publications

        • (contribution in) Walker, H, 2012 Hedingham Ware a medieval pottery industry in North Essex; its production and distribution. East Anglian Archaeology 148
        • (contribution in) Dale, R, et al., 2010 Carved in stone: a late Iron Age and Roman cemetery and evidence for a Saxon minster, excavations near St Nicholas’ church, Great Wakering 1998 and 2000, Essex Archaeology and History Vol 1 (Fourth Series)
        • (contribution in) Ennis, T, 2008 An Early Saxon Cemetery at Rayleigh, Essex: excavations at the former Park School, East Anglian Archaeology 127
        • (contribution in) Germany, M, 2007 Neolithic and Bronze Age Monuments and Middle Iron Age Settlement at Lodge Farm, St Osyth, Essex, East Anglian Archaeology 117
        Antonio Reis, Heritage Photographer and GIS Illustrator

        Antonio Reis

        Field of expertise

        Digital and Film Photography applied to Archaeology and Heritage; Scientific imaging – Multispectral, 3D, RTI, Aerial and Macro; Producing report figures, maps and aerial imagery in GIS and AutoCAD; Producing hand drawn artefact Illustrations; Archaeological fieldwork.

        Key projects and publications

        • Pelling, R, Cuttler, R, Al Naimi, R, Reis, A, and Delaney, L, 2015 `A re-examination of the petroglyphs of Qatar`, in Elmaz, O (ed), Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 45, 1–16
        Justin Russell, Senior Illustrator

        Justin Russell, C&G Computer Aided Draughting and Design

        Field of expertise

        Illustration/mapping; Use of AutoCAD and ArcGIS on all stages of site work, from setting up projects, to processing of survey data and creation of Post Excavation Assessment illustrations; Military Archaeology, all aspects of 19th and 20th Century military archaeology (including fieldwork, historic building recording, archive research, finds recording/interpretation) covered.

        Key projects and publications

        • Russell, J, 2018 Silhouette Detection Floodlight Base, Malyons Farm, Hullbridge, Essex (ASE report)
        • Russell, J, 2017 Shoreham Adur Tidal Walls, Reach W7, West Sussex (ASE report)
        • Russell, J, 2012 Preston Hills Rifle Range, Lullingstone Country Park, Kent (ASE report)