My name is Rob Hedge. I am an archaeologist, working mainly in the UK.
I have worked in commercial and public archaeology for 15 years. Between 2007 and 2012 I worked primarily as a Field Archaeologist on sites across the UK. From 2012 to 2022 I worked for Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service, as a Community Archaeologist and a Finds Specialist: teaching archaeology in the field and the classroom; analysing, interpreting and sharing archaeological discoveries; creating exhibitions and reconstructions.
I am now a freelance archaeologist. I am available to do:
- Specialist artefact reports: prehistoric worked flint; prehistoric pottery; medieval pottery; Roman pottery; post-medieval pottery. I do finds reports for archive reports, publication, and post-excavation assessment, and am particularly adept at rapid overviews of mixed-material assemblages from evaluation work.
- Public archaeology: talks; lectures; broadcasting; school visits; content creation for social media.
- Illustration: archaeological finds illustrations; reconstruction drawings; site sketchbooks; animations; live sketches.
- Interpretation: Analysis of historic museum collections; contested heritage; re-evaluation of archaeological archives and assemblages; writing post-excavation reports. I am especially skilled at interpreting antiquarian work, and tackling daunting unpublished archives!
I’m also a PhD researcher investigating patterns of dispersed medieval settlement in the Middle Severn Valley. It’s an interdisciplinary project combining archaeological, historical and place-name studies, based at the University of Leicester’s Centre for English Local History.
I’m a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA): the highest level of professional accreditation for archaeologists. This means that I am bound by professional standards and CIfA’s Code of Conduct, and my professional competence has been rigorously assessed.
If you want to know more, take a look at my academia.edu page.
If you’d like to work with me, check out my work.