About me

British archaeologist, fond of broken pots and stones.

I work part-time for a local government Archaeology service, in the West Midlands. I’m one of the Finds Archaeologists. This means I spend most of my time recording and analysing archaeological artefacts, and much of the rest trying to explain why it’s interesting and why it matters to young children, interested adults, uninterested adults and anyone who happens to fall within earshot.

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 used to dig a lot of holes for a living. I still dig holes, but now I also spend much of my time in the Finds Room/museum/classroom. Although some of my joints don’t function too well and archaeology is undoubtedly a factor, it’s mostly because I discovered that there are fun ways to be an archaeologist that don’t have to involve contracting trench foot.

I’m a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA). If you want to know more, take a look at my academia.edu page.

Rob Hedge

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