In-house Specialists

PCA employs a broad range of in-house specialists, many of whom are nationally or internationally renowned in their area of expertise. Our team of specialists apply their detailed knowledge  to contribute to the assessment of each site’s finds where required. A list of PCA’s specialists can be found below with a brief description of their area of expertise:

Katie Anderson –  Roman pottery specialist with over 15 years’ experience, specialising in Roman period ceramics across the East Anglian region.

Barry Bishop – Widely respected prehistorian specialising in lithic technology and quaternary geoarchaeology.

Karen Deighton – A zooarchaeologist with particular interests in bone assemblages from the Roman period and domesticated canines.

Marit Gaimster – Specialises in post-Roman metal and small finds of all periods from across the country, covering the Anglo-Saxon period and through to later post-medieval times.

Kevin Hayward – Renowned geologist and geoarchaeologist specialising in all types of building materials both at excavation and in standing buildings.

Eniko Hudak – A Roman pottery specialist with interests in Late Roman pottery supply and Romano-British mortaria.

Chris Jarrett – Renowned post-Roman pottery, glass and clay tobacco pipe specialist with a particular interest in post-medieval London finds assemblages.

Murray Andrews – Specialist in post-Roman coins, tokens, and jettons, with interests in quantitative numismatics and the archaeology of hoarding.

James Langthorne – A field archaeologist and human bone specialist.

Kevin Rielly – Widely respected archaeozoologist with notable experience working with animal bone assemblages, in particular from London and the Home Counties.

Lucy Robinson –  A trained ceramicist and trainee post-medieval pottery specialist working in the north east.

Berni Sudds – Renowned pottery expert specialising in the post-Roman period; she also has detailed knowledge of ceramic building materials and plaster of all periods.

Guy Thompson – An historian specialising in post-medieval landscape history and the archaeology of post-medieval and modern industry and infrastructure.

Kate Turner – An environmental specialist, with an interest in archaeobotany and geoarchaeology.

Amparo Valcarcel – A ceramic building specialist with a particular interest in the Roman period who also specialises in Historic Building Recording.

Ella Egberts  – Lithic specialist and geoarchaeologist specialising in the British Palaeolithic and Quaternary Science.

John Shepherd – Glass specialist, especially glass of the Roman period, and Roman small finds.