Research Interests

Overview

My primary research interests lie in exploring the development of woodworking technologies in Britain, and the transfer of technical knowledge as expressed through woodworking. I also have a keen interest in landscape division, routeways and trackways, post alignments and bridges.

My early years working in archaeology were strongly influenced by my time at Flag Fen, where I established an on-going collaborative relationship with Maisie Taylor, and developed my interests and expertise in wetland archaeology and the analysis of waterlogged wood.

My principal regional focus is East Anglia, though I have worked extensively throughout the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. On a day-to-day basis, my work incorporates on- and off-site recording and sub-sampling of waterlogged wooden remains, and post-excavation assessment and analysis with a focus on species utilisation, woodworking technology, woodworking debris and tool mark analysis.