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Archaeology South-East, UCL
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Project Manager

Research Interests
Urban Archaeology
Archaeological Field Techniques

Professional Skills
•  Archaeological Project Management and Supervision (rural and urban).
•  Post-Excavation (experienced at taking projects from site to publication).
•  Archaeological illustration (digital and hand).
• Report Production (post-excavation assessments, evaluation and watching brief reports, desk based assessments, method statements and risk assessments for fieldwork).
• Publication (production of text and illustrations for publication).
• Highly experienced archaeological excavator (single context urban excavation, rural, inhumations).

Career Summary:
2007 - Present - Project Manager, Archaeology South-East
2005 - 2007 - Senior Archaeologist, Archaeology South-East
2004 - Project Manager, Gaye Nayton, Perth WA Australia
2003 -
Urban Archaeologist, Catalhoyuk Project, Turkey
2000 - 2003 -
Senior Archaeologist, Museum of London Archaeology Service
1999 - 2000 -
Illustrator, Museum of London Archaeology Service
1998 - 1999 - Site assistant, Museum of London Archaeology Service
1998 - Archaeologist, Network Archaeology Ltd
1997 - 1998 - Site assistant , West Yorkshire Archaeological Service
1997 - Site assistant, Archaeological Project Services
1997 - Site assistant, Lesley Howes Archaeological Services
1996 - 1997 - Small finds illustrator for Dr Robin Coningham
1991 - 1995 - Site assistant and illustrator, Nottingham University

• 1996 - BSc Archaeology - Bradford University

Membership of Learned Societies and Professional Recognition
• Member of the Institute for Archaeologists (MIFA)

Key Projects
Belmarsh HMP, London Borough of Greenwich: The project consisted of both archaeological and geo-archaeological work relating to the sites former use as part of the Woolwich Arsenal and its situation on the peat deposits, which surround the lower reaches of the Thames.  The project involved the costing and presentation of the tender, numerous phases of fieldwork, the management of a large budget and fieldwork team, understanding and managing the various geo-archaeological sampling techniques and liaising with the client, consultant (Jacobs) and English Heritage. 

Recent Publications
Sygrave, J, 2004, From medieval malt house to 20th century pub; excavations at 9-11 Poplar High Street, London E14, London Archaeologist Spring 2004 Vol.10 No.8

Sygrave, J, 2005, Development and industry in Whitechapel: excavations at 27-29 Whitechapel High Street and 2-4 Colchester Street, London E1, Transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society, 56
Sygrave, J, 2008, Archaeological Investigations at Castle Road, Sittingbourne, Kent; Archaeologia Cantiana, Volume CXXVIII

Sygrave, J, in preparation. Powders, Potions and Ointments, a post-medieval apothecary or druggists assemblage and the evolution of Coleman Street; excavations at 19-31 Moorgate, City of London, London EC2; The transactions of the London and Middlesex Archaeological Society (LAMAS)

Sygrave, J, in preparation. Archaeological Investigations at HRI, Littlehampton, West Sussex.




Jon Sygrave

General contact details:
Archaeology South-East, UCL
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+44 (0)1273 426830 / 834
Mobile telephone:
07841 453003



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