Virgil Yendell

Geoarchaeological Project Officer

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As Geoarchaeological Project Officer for MOLA, Virgil leads projects and initiatives to implement efficient, targeted and informative geoarchaeological approaches. In addition he coaches and guides other heritage professionals in the understanding and application of geoarchaeological processes and methods, through building capacity, expertise and collaboration. Virgil is a Reading University post-graduate with 15 years’ experience of commercial geoarchaeology in London and across the UK. He is highly experienced in GIS deposit modelling and geoarchaeological fieldwork on deeply stratified urban sites and in particular as part of major and national infrastructure developments.

Virgil joined MOLA's geoarchaeology team in 2006 and as part of many large infrastructure and development initiatives - such as the 2012 Olympic development, Crossrail, Battersea Channel Project and Tideway - has carried out auger surveys; supervised borehole surveys (cable percussion, sonic rigs and terrier rigs); supervised sites and undertaken site visits, with the examination, interpretation and sampling of the sedimentary sequences; undertaken desk-based assessments and deposit models (using Rockworks and ArcGIS), and constructed databases for large-scale works with their associated landscape reconstructions made into curated resources for MOLA and other organisations such as Historic England.

MOLA Geoarchaeological Project Officer Virgil Yendell

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