Mark Holmes

Head of Research and Engagement (Northampton)

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Mark heads MOLA’s Research and Engagement service in Northampton, where he has responsibility for leading the teams undertaking post-excavation analysis, reporting, publication and archiving.  He is also responsible for developing and promoting public engagement with the Northampton office’s work.

Mark gained a BA in Archaeology from York University and an MA in Archaeological Method from Southampton University. In the 1980s, as a site assistant with the Museum of London, DUA & DGLA, Mark worked on urban excavations in Leadenhall Court, Whitefriars and Moorgate and the medieval hospital and cemetery at Norton Folgate and Spital Square.

He joined Northamptonshire Archaeology (now MOLA) in 1987 to work on the Raunds Area Survey. He became Project Officer in 1998 and directed a number of Iron Age and Roman sites. Other projects included part of the Saxon and medieval cemetery attached to the minster church at Wing, Buckinghamshire, and urban excavations at the medieval cathedral in Coventry and in the city of Norwich. Between 2011 and 2013 Mark oversaw three seasons of community excavations on the site of a medieval Benedictine nunnery at Polesworth, Warwickshire.

Mark also has experience in surveying and GIS mapping and led the research and mapping for Northamptonshire’s Historic Landscape Characterisation Project, an element of the County Council’s wider landscape characterisation project, funded by English Heritage.  Mark is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.

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