Dorset-based archaeology & heritage researcher and Project Manager. Likes broken ceramics, crumbling buildings & hidden earthworks…enjoys dusty museums & archives.
From 2006 to 2009 I studied BSc Archaeology at Bournemouth University specialising in Medieval Archaeology including church architecture and ancient production & industry. As part of my degree I studied the missing medieval new town of Gotowre-super-Mare (Studland, Dorset) and this research continues.
I have excavated Bronze Age barrows as part of Knowlton Prehistoric Landscape Project, dug one of the mysterious Studland Rings as part of the Alum & Copperas Project, been a Post-Excavation Data Assistant for the Stonehenge Riverside Project (including working with the Neolithic house plans from Durrington Walls – now re-created at the Stonehenge Vistor Centre) and carried out a variety of work at Poole Museum archives, on Brownsea Island and in and around Poole Harbour.
Experience has been gained at Poole Museum helping to run educational activities and I have been involved in a variety of local historic research projects, including the Poole High Street history project.
As well as running this blog, I tweet via @awhitingdorset and run the Dorset’s Archaeology Facebook page, along with the Poole’s Past Twitter and Facebook profiles. In 2018 the Upper Parkstone History Project will be launched – a community-based Oral History project.
In my day job, I am responsible for the Project and Programme Management of electronic systems being supplied to the Royal Navy and other similar customers around the world.
I can be found on LinkedIn via https://www.linkedin.com/feed/?trk=nav_responsive_tab_home
I am available on a part time basis for a variety of freelance heritage research and Project Management. Please feel free to contact me to discuss what I can help with, or even just for a chat.