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Lee Elliott BA ArcSci PGDip.     Head of Projects Lee has worked in archaeology for over 25 years and has been at Trent & Peak since 1991. He has a wide range of experience running small to large scale projects covering all periods from the early prehistoric to World War II.  Amongst his particular interests are quarry excavations along the Trent Valley, Romano-British and medieval/early post-medieval rural settlement, as well as church archaeology. Lee Elliott:   lelliott@yorkat.co.uk  0115 896 7406 07917185365  
Howard Jones BA PhD      Regional Director Howard joined the ranks of Trent & Peak in 1996 following the completion of post-graduate studies at the University of Nottingham.  He has a particular interest in the early medieval period in the East Midlands and has been lucky enough to be involved in a number of major excavations which have produced evidence of early Anglo-Saxon rural settlement. In addition to managing a wide variety of projects ranging from large quarries to small scale watching briefs, Howard oversees staff/project timetabling and coordinates Trent & Peak's response to client enquiries. Dr Howard Jones: hjones@yorkat.co.uk  0115 896 7407 07825753931  
Alison Wilson BA    Post-Excavation, Environmental and Administration Manager Alison has worked at Trent & Peak since 2006. She works on various aspects of post-excavation including finds processing and archive preparation as well as desk based assessments. Her particular interest is in environmental archaeology, especially archaeobotany. Alison also works with work experience students and volunteers and carries out sessions in schools and at community events which include artefact handling and ancient food tasting.  Alison Wilson: awilson@yorkat.co.uk  0115 896 7403 07950719749  
Laura Binns BA MA       Project Supervisor Laura is a Project Supervisor who has worked for Trent & Peak since 2010. Laura is relatively new to the world of Archaeology, graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2009, but has found herself in some strange places, including the most famous of stone circles and the largest network of sandstone caves in the country. She has undertaken  an MA in Community Archaeology and loves to teach children about the history under their feet. Laura Binns: lbinns@yorkat.co.uk  0115 896 7408 07767238756  
Richard Parker BA              Project Officer Richard is a Project Officer and has been employed with Trent & Peak since 2005. He has worked on many projects including large scale quarry excavations on Romano-British settlements within the Trent valley.  He also undertakes metal detector surveys and amongst his interests are the study of prehistoric monuments and numismatics. Richard Parker: rparker@yorkat.co.uk  0115 896 7409 07775566945  
David Knight BA DPhil FSA MIFA       Head of Research David has over 27 years experience of working in the East Midlands, and is currently bringing to publication a Research Agenda and Strategy for the region’s historic environment. He is particularly interested in the later Bronze and Iron Ages, the archaeology and landscape of the Trent Valley and prehistoric ceramics, has directed archaeological investigations on a wide variety of sites across the Midlands and has worked closely with English Heritage on a broad range of research projects. He is currently chair of Trent Valley GeoArchaeology and the Prehistoric Ceramics Research Group and is a Research Associate of the University of Nottingham Department of Archaeology. Dr David Knight : dknight@yorkat.co.uk  0115 896 7404 07950719718  
Matt Hurford BA MA             Project Officer Matt has been a field archaeologist for over 10 years working mainly in the East Midlands principally on large scale projects in advance of gravel quarrying in the Trent Valley. He has also been a part-time tutor at the University of Nottingham Continuing School of Education where he taught on a variety of archaeological topics. For a number of years Matt worked as a dendrochronologist, initially as a Research Assistant at the University of Sheffield and then freelance. He has been involved in a large number of projects, specifically one in Wiltshire dating cruck buildings and other archaic roof types. He has also worked extensively in Devon on vernacular buildings and undertaken work in the East Midlands, County Durham and at Salisbury Cathedral. He has been involved in community initiatives, notably with the Norwell Parish Heritage Group assisting with the recording and dating of the timber-framed buildings within the parish. Matt Hurford: mhurford@yorkat.co.uk  0115 896 7410 07917185361  
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Gareth Davies BA MA PhD MIfA         Head of Operations Gareth has worked in and around professional archaeology for 15 years, gaining experience of a wide variety and types of archaeology in both rural and urban contexts throughout the UK. Gareth oversees a number of TPA’s internal systems and developing offer to clients, he also manages commercial schemes for a range of clients, and has also recently managed a number of community archaeology schemes, including Toton Unearthed, A & E Heritage Rescue and The Lenton Priory Project. Gareth is a full corporate member of the Institute for Archaeologists (MIfA), a Research Fellow of the University of Nottingham Department of Archaeology and represents Trent & Peak on the committee of the CBA East Midlands Gareth Davies: garethdavies@yorkat.co.uk  0115 896 7402 07506920395
Paul Flintoft BA     Project Officer Paul’s career in archaeology began in 2001 in north Cambridgeshire. The earthy smells of fenland peat and waterlogged wood have clearly had a lasting effect on Paul as he still takes a large interest in wetland archaeology and offers his services as a wood and charcoal specialist. After gaining experience of both research and commercial archaeological organisations, he studied at the University of Sheffield and gained a BA in archaeology with a specific focus on prehistoric Europe. Although Paul has a particular interest in Bronze Age through to early Romano-British settlement, he has extensive experience of urban excavations with highly stratified medieval contexts. He has now worked as a Project Officer for six years, most of which has been spent co- ordinating large scale field operations with teams exceeding 60 field staff across a variety of landscapes. This role has also required him to organise post excavation teams and he has produced numerous reports and publications. Paul Flintoft: pflintoft@yorkat.co.uk  0115 896 7408 07951518733  
Kate Smart BA MSc                  Project Officer Kate has been working in professional archaeology since 2007 and specialises in the analysis of human remains. During that time she has worked on a wide range of projects covering everything from Mesolithic settlements to 20th century industrial buildings. Her interests include the archaeology of death and burial, in particular graveyard surveys, along with archaeological illustration. Kate Smart: ksmart@yorkat.co.uk 0115 896 7401 07950 719 744  
Steve Malone BSc PhD FSA MIfA         Project Manager Steve has 25 years experience as a field archaeologist, project manager and consultant on projects throughout the East Midlands and East of England (and on occasions as far afield as Cornwall, Kent and North Yorkshire), dealing with archaeology in both urban and rural contexts on projects ranging from small scale housing development to wide area excavation on quarries and infrastructure schemes. Steve has a particular research interest in the use of Lidar data for landscape and archaeological research, including extensive study of the Lincolnshire fenland and the Trent Catchment. Steve Malone: smalone@yorkat.co.uk  0115 896 7405 07824 058 629  
Samantha Stein                 Geoarchaeologist Samantha joined Trent and Peak in 2014 as geoarchaeologist after completing her PhD on the landscape and geoarchaeology of the Viking overwintering camp at Torksey in the Trent Valley.  As a geoarchaeologist, Samantha explores the relationship between archaeology, geology, and the surrounding landscape and environment.  She is currently working on the Palaeochannels of the Trent Catchment project, examining abandoned river channels and their relationship with archaeology in the Trent Valley.  She is interested in the environment during the Anglo-Saxon period and its effect on the human landscape, and exploring new ways of applying geological methods to archaeological research. Samantha Stein: sstein@yorkat.co.uk  0115 896 7409     
Emily Stammitti                            Project Officer Emily Stammitti joined TPA in 2015 as a Project Officer, with a strong background in academic, commercial and community archaeology in both the United States and Britain. Emily holds postgraduate degrees in both international policy analysis and archaeology, and regularly undertakes complex heritage assessments, research and conservation plans.  Emily’s PhD in underwater archaeology focussed on the effects of reservoirs on submerged archaeological heritage and developing empowering community stewardship strategies for the ongoing management of this resource. As a professional diver, this required her to direct a series of underwater archaeological surveys in reservoirs. Emily also has a passion for writing and illustrating stories for children and young people, with the aim of inspiring them to engage with their local heritage.  Emily Stammitti: estammitti@yorkat.co.uk  0115 896 7413    
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