As a new member of TV’s Time Team, my historical research, and archaeological discoveries of national importance, are coming to life through cutting edge technology and viewed across the world. Funded through Historic England, I am the Founder of the Institute of Detectorists and winner of the prestigious 2019 Archaeology Training Forum Award for the course which I directed and taught at Rewley House, the University of Oxford.
A Detectorists, Historian and Archaeologist, I am passionate in working to promote the benefits of metal detecting to archaeological principles, an ethical approach which looks to ‘historical’ rather than ‘monetary’ value and the incredible stories behind the find.
About my talks...
My most popular talk (or I can focus on any one of the subjects) starts with diving on shipwrecks and how finding a tangible link to a historical event, inspired an interesting approach to research, leading to exciting discoveries.
The talk continues with a fascinating story behind my discovery of Spanish silver coins at Broughton Castle, which through a circle of events and a spell in the dock of Oxford Crown Court, returned the property of a 17th Century Queen through very last case in the 1000 year Common Law of Treasure Trove, back to The Crown.
Previously, my talk would would conclude with the subject of Time Teams most recent three episodes, based on my theory developed around a very important Romano British woman. Through my physical search of fields utilising Landscape Archaeology techniques, what I discovered exceeded my expectations… a huge Roman villa set within a dramatic landscape, big enough to be in Britains top 1% of Roman residences.
However, my work continues and the next time I may be in the position release that next discovery, maybe on your talk?!