John Walford

Geophysical Survey Officer (Northampton)

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John Walford has been the Geophysical Survey Officer at MOLA since 2014.He oversees the activities of the Geophysical Survey Team in Northampton and provides specialist advice to other staff. Having joined MOLA Northampton as a Project Assistant in 2006, John was promoted to Supervisor in 2014. Since joining the Northampton team, John has worked widely across southern and eastern England, undertaking, supervising and reporting on many thousands of hectares of geophysical survey. He has become highly experienced with the Bartington Grad 601-2 fluxgate magnetometer and also works with the Geoscan RM15 earth resistance meter.

He has contributed to the discovery and mapping of many new and significant archaeological sites including a Roman villa, two Bronze Age barrow cemeteries and a nationally important Neolithic henge. John studied at the University of Bradford, graduating with a BSc in Archaeological Science and an MSc in Archaeological Prospection in 2005. During this time he also undertook periods of casual employment with Oxford Archaeotechnics, participating in magnetometer surveys and topsoil magnetic susceptibility mapping. On graduating he took a further period of employment with Oxford Archaeotechnics before joining MOLA's Northampton team. John is a member of the International Society of Archaeological Prospection and a regular attender at geophysical meetings and conferences.

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