Meet the team

 

Antony Angove BSc (Hons), PCIfA

Antony joined the team in 2019 and graduated from Plymouth University with BSc (Hons) Archaeology. Antony is responsible for producing, managing and archiving survey data using applications including GIS.

Antony is experienced within finance and administration and provides support to the business system process, along with supporting Senior Archaeologists on project based tasks.

Antony is a practitioner of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (PCIfA)

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Peter Dudley BA, MA, MCIfA

Peter is a landscape archaeologist who has been with Cornwall Archaeological Unit for 12 years. An experienced field archaeologist he has also worked in Devon and Ireland. Specialising in the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Peter has undertaken Historic Landscape Characterisation (HLC) and Historic Seascape Characterisation (HSC) mapping for several Historic England-funded projects including the Lowland Cornwall, the Cornwall HLC revisions project and HSC for the South West peninsula. Recently Peter was involved with the Lyonesse Project, South Downs National Park NMP and England’s North Sea Ports.

Peter is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA)

Dr Fiona Fleming BSc (Hons,) MA, PhD, MCIfA

Fiona has worked with Cornwall Archaeological Unit since 2006. An experienced field archaeologist and skilled in the use of Auto CAD and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Fiona specialises in landscape assessment and characterisation and has most recently been involved in large scale projects, such as the Cornish Ports and Harbours Project and the South West Coast Rapid Coastal Zone Survey (RCZAS). Fiona is also part of CAU’s aerial investigation and mapping team and is currently working on and helping manage Historic England funded projects such as the Dorset Stour and Inner Humber Estuary NMP projects. 

 

Fiona’s particular interests lie in Landscape Archaeology and research into both the physical and social aspects of rural settlement development in South West England from the late Iron Age through to the early medieval period.

Fiona is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA)

James Gossip BA, PGDip in Post-Excavation Studies, MCIfA

James has worked with Cornwall Archaeological Unit since 1999. An experienced field archaeologist and surveyor, James has directed various major excavations throughout Cornwall including Tremough, Truro College and Richard Lander School.

Recently James has directed several significant community based programmes, notably the resurrection of Carwynnen Quoit in conjunction with the Sustainable Trust and is the project manager for the St Piran’s Oratory excavation and conservation project.

Specific areas of interest include fogous (late prehistoric Cornish souterrains) and the development of community archaeology projects.

James is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).

Sara Homes BA (Hons)

Sara joined the team in 2002 and is an experienced Administrator with a BA in Business Administration and an HND in Business & Finance. Sara is responsible for the day-to-day management of the CAU office including finance and admin processes and is the first point of contact for most enquiries. She has undertaken advanced training in various IT applications including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access. 

Anna Lawson Jones BA, ACIfA

Anna has worked for the Cornwall Archaeological Unit since 1992. An experienced field archaeologist who has worked on major excavations outside and across Cornwall, Anna has also undertaken numerous watching briefs, evaluations, assessments and post-excavation work. When not working in the field Anna is a specialist in the analysis and illustration of worked flint. Recent work has involved the Clodgy Moor flint project, a community engagement project that involved the training of volunteers in flint assessment and the recording of over 8000 individual items.

Anna is a member of the LITHICS Society and is an associate member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (ACIfA)

Connor Motley BA (Hons), PCIfA

Connor joined the team in 2019 and graduated from York University with BA (Hons) Archaeology.

Connor assists senior archaeologists on projects with a particular focus on historic buildings. Connor possesses good working knowledge of GIS and Adobe photographic software.

Connor is a practitioner of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (PCIfA)

Cathy Parkes BA, MCIfA

As an archaeologist with CAU since 1987, undertaking projects ranging from watching briefs to major road scheme assessments, Cathy has developed a particular interest and experience in landscape archaeology. She has completed numerous landscape surveys, involving recording, analysis, historic landscape characterisation (HLC), assessments of development impacts and/or management needs, and reporting. These cover diverse sites, from Newquay’s Barrowfields to D-Day hards on the River Fal, and often extend over large areas, varying from farmland to ancient woodland, ornamental parks, moors and coastline.

Major projects include scheduling programmes for monuments of all types across the former Carrick and Restormel districts, and a survey of monuments at risk throughout the county; assessments of the Fowey Estuary, Tehidy Park, National Trust properties at Trerice and St Austell Bay, and the landscape of the A30 dualling at Temple, Bodmin Moor; and characterisation of several historic market and coastal towns in Devon.

Cathy is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA)

Carolyn Royall BA, MCIfA

Carolyn has been a professional archaeologist since graduating from Sheffield University in 1987.  Initially working as a field archaeologist for the National Trust in Wales, she later moved to Wiltshire where she carried out many excavations, watching briefs and landscape survey projects. 

Since 1992 she has been specialising in archaeological aerial survey work and has been working on the Historic England’s National Mapping Project (NMP).  In 1996 she moved back to her native county of Cornwall, initially coordinating the NMP of Cornwall and since then managing NMP projects carried out by the CAU in Dorset, Devon, The Isle of Wight and Hampshire. 

Skilled in the use of AutoCAD and Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Carolyn has been heavily involved in developing methodologies for computer-aided desk-top survey work and the use of LIDAR in archaeological aerial survey.

Carolyn is a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA)

Jo Sturgess BA, MCIfA

Jo has worked with Cornwall Archaeological Unit since 2000. An experienced field archaeologist and skilled in the use of AutoCAD and measured survey, Jo manages the historic building projects within CAU. She specialises in building recording, analysis and survey as well as excavation and post-excavation. Jo also carries out a wide variety of assessments including Heritage Impact Assessments and Historic management plans.

Jo is a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA)

Sean Taylor BA, MCIfA

Sean has worked with Cornwall Archaeological Unit since 2000. An experienced field archaeologist, Sean has directed various major excavations throughout Cornwall including Scarcewater, Camelford, and the recent excavation of the Truro Eastern District Centre.

Skilled in the use of AutoCAD, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and survey techniques (EDM and GPS), Sean has undertaken numerous assessments, evaluations, and land/sea-scape surveys, notably components of the HEATH project and the Bristol Channel Historic Seascape Characterisation (HSC).

Sean is specifically interested in prehistoric and Roman Cornwall with an emphasis on the everyday activities of our predecessors.

Sean is a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).

Carl Thorpe BSc, PCIfA

Carl has worked for the Cornwall Archaeological Unit since 1995. An experienced field archaeologist, Carl has worked on numerous watching briefs and excavations throughout Cornwall. With a detailed knowledge of Cornish later prehistoric, Romano-British, medieval and post-medieval ceramics, Carl is a specialist in the analysis and illustration of ceramics, stone and other artefacts.

Carl has a lot of outreach experience, including giving guided tours around archaeological sites and giving lectures on post-Roman ceramics found in Cornwall, and the Romans in Cornwall. He has also run training days on ceramic identification, and finds identification days for the public.

Carl’s research interests include the Romans in Cornwall, post-Roman period trade connections and early medieval inscribed stones; medieval graffiti and graffiti games.

Carl is a practitioner of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (PCIfA)