The Community Archaeologists at MOLA lead community engagement projects and support our clients’ community engagement initiatives. The award-winning team manages the long-running Thames Discovery Programme and CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network), facilitate community digs and host events, including walks, talks, hands-on workshop and conferences.
CITiZAN Archaeologist for Training (York)
Andy is the CITiZAN Archaeologist for Training in the North, based at the Council for British Archaeology’s office in York. His role is to train volunteers in the identification and recording of intertidal features around the coastline of northern England.
Andy is an Associate of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. Andy’s first experience of archaeology was as a work-experience student with the Hereford and Worcester County Council Archaeological Service. He studied Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Wales, Lampeter and Wetland Archaeological Science and Management at the University of Hull.
After leaving university he worked briefly for archaeological companies in Scotland and England, before joining the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust (GGAT) in 2000. GGAT initially employed Andy in their Curatorial Division before he was recruited by the Trust’s Projects Department to work on the assemblage of preserved Iron Age timber recovered from Greenmoor Arch, Magor. He has worked on a wide array of archaeological projects including the Newport Ship excavation and the Arfodir scheme (Wales’ volunteer coastal recording project).