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Dr John Davey

PhD Archaeology

Lab Manager (Archaeology)


01392 724359

John Davey has been working as a field archaeologist since 1996. He graduated from Bristol University in 2000, gained his PhD in 2004 and became a lifelong learning tutor at the University of Bristol in 2005.  He then became course director of the Diploma in Archaeological Studies until 2009.  He has also worked on the Dorset Historic Towns Project, and was a member of Dorset Country Council's Historic Environment Team from 2005 until 2010.  He has also worked for the Portable Antiquities Scheme in Somerset and Dorset. 
Currently John is Lab Manager for Archaeology at the University of Exeter, and also site manager for the Ipplepen Archaeological Project.  John is trained as a Radiation Protection Supervisor, Health & Safety rep and is currently Branch Chair for the University of Exeter branch of Unite, the Union.  He sits on the College of Humanities Safety Group and the PWE subcommittee on work-related stress.  He is also an assistant Leader with Mick Aston's Young Archaeologists (Somerset YAC). 
John is a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and the Institute of Science & Technology.  Research interests include the Roman to medieval transition in SW Britain, Medieval landscapes, urban morphology, field systems and medieval ceramics.