My archaeological interests range from Palaeolithic art to current techniques and practices in the field. My primary research concentrates on the later prehistory of Britain, particularly landscape and intertidal archaeology - exploring riverine and maritime networks related to coastal settlement, mostly in south-west Britain. This includes geophysical and topographic surveys as well as excavation.
Alongside the research projects, I undertake archaeological work in southern Britain with the professional and amateur communities. I am a member of the Steering Committee of the Poole Harbour Heritage Project, direct land based and intertidal investigations, including the study of Green Island, and advise on underwater projects. I am Vice President of the Prehistoric Society, Chair of the Devon Archaeological Society and Chair of the Hillfort Study Group. I am a member of the Research Committee of the Royal Archaeological Institute having been a member of the RAI Council until 2019.
I am currently involved in a series of surveys (geophysical and topographic) of enclosure and hillfort sites in Devon, many of which were identified through Devon County Council's Aerial Reconnaissance Programme. In addition, I am director of the Mount Folly Enclosures Project, one of the largest community archaeology projects in southern Britain, that investigates Iron Age / Romano-British settlement above Bigbury Bay in South Devon.
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