Anne Stewardson

Anne Stewardson

Illustrator Project Officer

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Tel:
01524 880227
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Lancaster
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Anne has over 25 years experience in both academic and commercial archaeology. Starting her archaeological life 1987 (until 1991) at Sutton Hoo, during vacation time, she graduated from Leicester University in 1992 wit BA(Hons) Archaeology, and subsequently worked for Leicestershire County Council Archeological Services, training as a Roman ceramic specialist, until returning to Leicester University to gain her MA Post-Excavation Skills in 1996. It was then that Anne chose to direct her career towards archaeological illustration and graphic design.

Anne now specialises in digital illustration techiniques, having obtained her Btech in Computer Aided Design in 1999, when AutoCad was just being introduced to the archaeological sector. To this end she was an external assessor in AutoCAD for the former Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors (now the Graphic Archaeological Group for the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists), and has been an Associate member (ACIFA) since 2000.

Prior to joining Oxford Archaeology in 2001, Anne was the Lead Archaeologist and Surveyor for a geotechnical engineering company in East Anglia, providing Heritage Management advice/reports, and ground settlelment monitoring throughout the region.

Anne Stewardson

Anne Stewardson

Illustrator Project Officer

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Tel:
01524 880227
Office:
Lancaster
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Anne has over 25 years experience in both academic and commercial archaeology. Starting her archaeological life 1987 (until 1991) at Sutton Hoo, during vacation time, she graduated from Leicester University in 1992 wit BA(Hons) Archaeology, and subsequently worked for Leicestershire County Council Archeological Services, training as a Roman ceramic specialist, until returning to Leicester University to gain her MA Post-Excavation Skills in 1996. It was then that Anne chose to direct her career towards archaeological illustration and graphic design.

Anne now specialises in digital illustration techiniques, having obtained her Btech in Computer Aided Design in 1999, when AutoCad was just being introduced to the archaeological sector. To this end she was an external assessor in AutoCAD for the former Association of Archaeological Illustrators and Surveyors (now the Graphic Archaeological Group for the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists), and has been an Associate member (ACIFA) since 2000.

Prior to joining Oxford Archaeology in 2001, Anne was the Lead Archaeologist and Surveyor for a geotechnical engineering company in East Anglia, providing Heritage Management advice/reports, and ground settlelment monitoring throughout the region.

Gerry Thacker

Gerry Thacker

Project Manager

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Tel:
01865 980884
Mobile:
07584 501 599
Office:
Oxford
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Gerry joined Oxford Archaeology as an Archaeologist in 2000, after graduating from the University of Reading. Since gaining promotion to Senior Project Manager in early 2013, Gerry has managed projects as diverse as the excavations on the nationally important Upper Palaeolithic flint scatter site at Guildford fire station, and an industrial metal working site at Rogerstone, South Wales. Gerry has also managed numerous other excavations, evaluations, geophysical surveys and watching briefs. Gerry’s responsibilities include the day to day management of field work projects and liaison with clients, consultants, field staff, contractors and the media. He also undertakes the post-excavation analysis of sites. Additionally Gerry has considerable involvement with the Contracts Department, compiling tenders for a wide range of projects and clients.

He is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).

Christopher (Chris) Thatcher

Christopher (Chris) Thatcher

Senior Project Manager

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Tel:
01223 850571
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07584 501 537
Office:
Cambridge
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Chris has a BA in Archaeology from the University of Reading. He worked for a number of commercial units in East Anglia and London before joining Oxford Archaeology East (then CCC AFU) in 2006.

As a Project Officer, Chris directed a wide range of fieldwork projects on sites around the region, including numerous sites in medieval Huntingdon and broadacre evaluations and excavation ahead of housing development in Cambourne, South Cambridgeshire. He has produced a large number of reports on excavated sites and is a grey literature sub-editor for OA East. Chris edited the Cambridgeshire Extensive Urban Survey Reports, and has completed a Rapid Assessment Report for English Heritage's National Importance Programme Project.

Adam Tinsley

Adam Tinsley

Senior Project Manager

Tel:
01524 880230
Mobile:
07766 780 533
Office:
Lancaster
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Adam has nearly 20 years' experience in professional archaeology in Britain. After starting as a commercial field archaeologist he graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2001 with a First Class BA in Archaeology and Prehistory, followed by an MA in European Prehistory at the University of Wales, Cardiff, and then undertook research into middle Neolithic pottery at Sheffield University, gaining his PhD in 2013.

Adam is an experienced archaeologist, having worked at multiple commercial companies including PCA, MOLAS, and ARCUS, and then as a Project Officer at Oxford Archaeology North. His portfolio as a project manager includes a large landscape project at Newark, medieval excavations at Carlisle Cathedral and post-medieval and industrial sites near Manchester. He has undertaken post-excavation work, including specialist analysis and report production relating to prehistoric pottery, and has contributed to several peer review articles in this capacity.

Adam is in the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA) and a member of both the Prehistoric Society and Prehistoric Ceramic Research Group.

Zoe Ui Choileain

Zoe Ui Choileain

Project Officer

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07725 782 604
Office:
Cambridge
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Zoe graduated with an MA in Ancient History and Archaeology from the University of St Andrews in 2003. After completing a postgraduate diploma in professional archaeology at the University of Oxford she gained an MA in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology from Sheffield University. She is a member of the British Association of Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology (BABAO).

She joined OA East in 2007 and worked in the on-site mortuary at Fromelles where the mass graves of WW1 soldiers were excavated in 2009. More recently she was involved in the excavation of over 1000 Anglo-Saxon and medieval skeletons from the cemetery of St Augustine, Stoke Quay, Ipswich. Zoe has worked increasingly as an osteologist for OA East, analysing and reporting on the inhumations from the high status early Roman site of Radwinter, Essex, and the cremation and inhumation burials associated with the late Bronze Age Settlement in Witchford, Cambridgeshire.

Magdalena (Magda) Wachnik

Magdalena (Magda) Wachnik

Senior Illustrator

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Tel:
01865 980812
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Oxford
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Magdalena has an MA in archaeology, with a specialization in the conservation of archaeological relics, which was attained from Nicholaus Copernicus University in Poland. She produced high quality illustrations for this university for 6 years and for last 10 years for OA South Graphics Office.

Her duties cover a wide range of types of finds drawings from many archaeological periods. She has a keen interest in photography. This began with an extensive course in practical photography at Art School which has been extended through a further course at University. Her illustrations and photographs contribute to over 20 OA publications.

Since she become Graphics Office Manager, in addition to regular Archaeological Illustrator duties, Magdalena is supervising the daily work of the graphics team; interfacing with printers, typesetters, and project managers to facilitate production of various types of publication; and dealing with publication and copyright issues.

Ianto Wain

Ianto Wain

Head of Heritage Management Services

Tel:
01865 980714
Mobile:
07500 082 334
Office:
Oxford
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Ianto Wain has over 20 years' experience as a professional archaeologist and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA). He has extensive experience in heritage management and environmental impact assessment (EIA). He has completed numerous EIAs of large-scale infrastructure, housing, energy, commercial and linear projects, including West Coast Main Line, HS1, South-West Oxfordshire Reservoir, Merthyr Village, Exeter Science Park and road schemes including M1, M20, M25, M40 and A11. He also has Public Inquiry Expert Witness experience.

In addition to his EIA specialism he has a strong track record in historic landscape research and analysis, urban surveys, characterisation surveys and the preparation of management proposals for archaeological monuments. He has carried out condition and management surveys for a wide range of archaeological monuments including Stonehenge, Avebury World Heritage site and Maiden Castle. He managed and had significant input into the Oxford Archaeological Database (a major review of the archaeology of the historic city of Oxford) and has recently completed the management of a number of large-scale strategic policy reviews for English Heritage, a review of the use of Historic Landscape Characterisation in the Irish Republic for the Heritage Council of Ireland, and a review of potential cumulative impacts for the construction of offshore windfarms.

Robin Webb

Robin Webb

Project Officer

Mobile:
07584 501 545
Office:
Cambridge
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Robin started work in commercial archaeology in and around Sheffield in 2005. Following completion of his Masters degree, he began work with OA in 2012 where he has building his experience in the field, and with graphics and geomatics.

Ken Welsh

Ken Welsh

Chief Executive Officer

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Tel:
01865 980744
Mobile:
07500 446 830
Office:
Oxford
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Ken has over 30 years' experience in professional archaeology and is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA). After graduating in 1986 with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science, Ken worked as a geologist before transferring to archaeology in 1988.

Since joining Oxford Archaeology in 1995, Ken has managed a wide range of archaeological projects and has particular experience in the management of complex mitigation schemes within large-scale infrastructure works, development of innovative and cost-effective approaches to archaeological mitigation, implementation of digital recording systems, databases and GIS analysis and the provision of archaeological planning advice.

From 2016, Ken was the Regional Manager for OA South, responsible for the successful operation of that office.

Ken is also a qualified Health and Safety Advisor and helps co-ordinate and implement health and safety policy at OA.

John Zant

John Zant

Project Manager

Tel:
01524 880237
Office:
Lancaster
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A graduate of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, where he obtained a BA (Hons) in archaeology, John has worked as a professional archaeologist for nearly 30 years, becoming a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA) in 1987. A highly experienced fieldwork director and post-excavation researcher, John spent much of his early career working in historic urban environments, where he gained considerable expertise in the excavation of highly complex archaeology, including internationally significant waterlogged deposits.

John is vastly experienced in the excavation, recording and interpretation of multi-period archaeological remains, though his principal research interests lie in the archaeology of the Roman army and the development of urbanism in Britain. Since joining OA North in 2001, he has established a reputation as a leading expert on the Roman period in northern England, and has developed a strong track record of post-excavation analysis and publication. John has authored a wide range of archaeological reports, including substantial monographs presenting the results of large-scale urban excavations he directed at Winchester and Carlisle.


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