Justin Russell

Research Interests

  • 20th Century military archaeology

Professional Skills

  • Archaeological Illustration
  • CAD graphic design (AutoCad)
  • Excavation, finds processing, site planning and post excavation
  • Archaeological site supervision

Career Summary

  • 2005 - present: Senior Archaeologist,Archaeology South-East
  • 2002 - 2005: Senior Illustrator,Archaeology South-East
  • 1997 - 2002: Illustrator, South Eastern Archaeological Services
  • 1992 - 1994: Assistant Archaeologist,South Eastern Archaeological Services & OAU


  • C&G Computer Aided Draughting and Design
  • Membership of Learned Societies and Professional Recognition
  • Member of the Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors
  • Member of Association for World War Archaeology

Key Projects

  • Brisley Farm, Ashford, Kent Ordnance Survey referenced digital plans of this six hectare site.
  • Lydd Quarry A project extending over 15 years and seeing the progression from hand drawn, inked illustrations to digital CAD plans.
  • Great War Archaeology: Supervision on behalf of No Man’s Land (The European Group for Archaeology of the Great War) of excavations on front-line trenches of the Somme battlefields of France, in Thiepval Wood, Beaumont Hamel, Serre and at Ypres in Belgium.

Recent Publications

Archaeological illustrations published in a wide range of academic journals and publications.

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