John Moore - Director  

John Moore - Director

 

John has been working continuously in archaeology for over 30 years.  He set up John Moore Heritage Services taking over the services formerly offered by the Oxford office of an Edinburgh based company, of which he was a director. When funding for archaeological projects was changed from being Government based to being developer funded, John was the first archaeologist specifically appointed within an archaeological organisation to seek commercial projects. 

The majority of John’s archaeological work has been in Southern England and the Midlands; he has also set up and managed many types of archaeological fieldwork including major urban excavations and evaluations in London, Oxford, Reading, Chertsey and Newcastle, and rural excavations and evaluations throughout southern England and the Midlands.

For three years JM held a fellowship at the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara where he directed a major excavation of Islamic and Hellenistic levels of Tille Hoyuk as part of a large-scale international project. He has also worked in France, directed a fieldwork project in Ukraine and undertaken consultancy work in Germany.

He has written, and co-authored, three books on the results of major excavations and has produced numerous articles. He is a Member of the Institute for Archaeologists.

 
Dr. Stephen Yates - Heritage & Publications Manager Steve has been carrying out historic building assessments, pre-planning and building recording as part of refurbishment works for JMHS over the last six years. The buildings have varied in size from a small bothy to large four floor buildings. Building recording has been carried out to the relevant Historic England Level as required by Conservation Officers. In addition he has been writing Heritage Statements (most notably part of the management report for Blenheim World Heritage Site), assessing the known heritage (designated and non-designated) of the area in relation to development proposals. Where possible he suggests re-designs of proposals in order to avoid potential heritage problems in regard to the expected requirements/comments of Conservation Officers and Planning Archaeologists, and also from a potential cost implication.  He is an accredited member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIFA) at MCIfA level.

Dr. Stephen Yates - Heritage & Publications Manager

Steve has been carrying out historic building assessments, pre-planning and building recording as part of refurbishment works for JMHS over the last six years. The buildings have varied in size from a small bothy to large four floor buildings. Building recording has been carried out to the relevant Historic England Level as required by Conservation Officers.

In addition he has been writing Heritage Statements (most notably part of the management report for Blenheim World Heritage Site), assessing the known heritage (designated and non-designated) of the area in relation to development proposals. Where possible he suggests re-designs of proposals in order to avoid potential heritage problems in regard to the expected requirements/comments of Conservation Officers and Planning Archaeologists, and also from a potential cost implication. 

He is an accredited member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIFA) at MCIfA level.

Dr. Simona Denis - Operations Manager & Head of Archive Simona earned her PhD from the University of Naples in 2010. She has held a variety of posts working in post-ex and as an archivist in Naples. In addition to her many years experience working on excavations in the Near East, she has an unparalleled knack for organisation and keeps the office and archive running smoothly.  Simona started at JMHS in 2012 as a site assistant and has worked her way up to be our Operations Manager as well as our Head of Archive. She is the organization guru here and if you have questions, she is your first port of call. Additionally, she has excellent CBM and pipe stem analysis skills and is handy with a mattock when you can get her out of the archive! 

Dr. Simona Denis - Operations Manager & Head of Archive

Simona earned her PhD from the University of Naples in 2010. She has held a variety of posts working in post-ex and as an archivist in Naples. In addition to her many years experience working on excavations in the Near East, she has an unparalleled knack for organisation and keeps the office and archive running smoothly. 

Simona started at JMHS in 2012 as a site assistant and has worked her way up to be our Operations Manager as well as our Head of Archive. She is the organization guru here and if you have questions, she is your first port of call.

Additionally, she has excellent CBM and pipe stem analysis skills and is handy with a mattock when you can get her out of the archive! 

Gavin Davis - Fieldwork Manager Gavin has over 17 years of experience in archaeology, commencing with studies at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Ancient History and Archaeology in 2003. Following a period working on archaeological projects in the north of England he commenced further studies at The University of York and was awarded an MA in Medieval Archaeology in 2006. Gavin joined JMHS in 2011 as a project assistant; he has made steady progress in his career at JMHS being promoted to Project Supervisor in 2012 and Project Officer in 2014. He runs a variety of projects ranging from small watching briefs and archaeological evaluations to larger ongoing projects on a number of quarry sites. Gavin is interested in the archaeology of Roman Britain and Early medieval archaeology with a particular interest in Early medieval funerary archaeology.

Gavin Davis - Fieldwork Manager

Gavin has over 17 years of experience in archaeology, commencing with studies at The University of Newcastle upon Tyne where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Ancient History and Archaeology in 2003. Following a period working on archaeological projects in the north of England he commenced further studies at The University of York and was awarded an MA in Medieval Archaeology in 2006.

Gavin joined JMHS in 2011 as a project assistant; he has made steady progress in his career at JMHS being promoted to Project Supervisor in 2012 and Project Officer in 2014. He runs a variety of projects ranging from small watching briefs and archaeological evaluations to larger ongoing projects on a number of quarry sites. Gavin is interested in the archaeology of Roman Britain and Early medieval archaeology with a particular interest in Early medieval funerary archaeology.

 
Tom Rose-Jones - Project Officer & Heritage Assistant Tom earned his BSc from the University of Reading in 2012. He started his professional career working with a few commercial units in the UK, but joined JMHS in 2014 as a site assistant. Since then he has worked his way up to Project Officer and Heritage Assistant. Tom works to a high standard whether he's running excavations, performing historic buildings surveys, writing desk-based assessments, or simply helping out on site. 

Tom Rose-Jones - Project Officer & Heritage Assistant

Tom earned his BSc from the University of Reading in 2012. He started his professional career working with a few commercial units in the UK, but joined JMHS in 2014 as a site assistant.

Since then he has worked his way up to Project Officer and Heritage Assistant. Tom works to a high standard whether he's running excavations, performing historic buildings surveys, writing desk-based assessments, or simply helping out on site. 

Dr. Stephanie N. Duensing - Project Officer & Operations Supervisor Stephanie has over 10 years’ experience in both commercial and research archaeology. She has studied and worked professionally in archaeology both in the USA and in the UK. Receiving her doctorate at the University of Manchester in 2015, she specialises in Post-Medieval, urban sites and consumerism, primarily focusing on pottery, glass and tobacco pipes. She has a wide breadth of excavation experience, from Neolithic long barrows in the remoteness of the Black Hills, to deep urban post-medieval excavations in London, Manchester and Bristol. She has also supervised community digs all over Britain and in America and is in the process of publishing a book chapter on the social benefits of community archaeology in Britain and America. She is an accredited member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIFA) at ACIfA level.

Dr. Stephanie N. Duensing - Project Officer & Operations Supervisor

Stephanie has over 10 years’ experience in both commercial and research archaeology. She has studied and worked professionally in archaeology both in the USA and in the UK. Receiving her doctorate at the University of Manchester in 2015, she specialises in Post-Medieval, urban sites and consumerism, primarily focusing on pottery, glass and tobacco pipes. She has a wide breadth of excavation experience, from Neolithic long barrows in the remoteness of the Black Hills, to deep urban post-medieval excavations in London, Manchester and Bristol. She has also supervised community digs all over Britain and in America and is in the process of publishing a book chapter on the social benefits of community archaeology in Britain and America.

She is an accredited member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIFA) at ACIfA level.

 
Steve Leech - Project Officer Steve has been working as a commercial archaeologist for nearly 20 years. He started his professional career straight after graduating with his BSc (hons) from Sheffield University in 1998. He has worked in a variety of roles and with some of the largest commercial outfits in the UK. He has worked on nearly every kind of archaeological site the UK has to offer and retains his enthusiasm and interest - still going strong!

Steve Leech - Project Officer

Steve has been working as a commercial archaeologist for nearly 20 years. He started his professional career straight after graduating with his BSc (hons) from Sheffield University in 1998. He has worked in a variety of roles and with some of the largest commercial outfits in the UK. He has worked on nearly every kind of archaeological site the UK has to offer and retains his enthusiasm and interest - still going strong!

Dan Stone – Project Officer Dan Stone is a Project Officer at John Moore Heritage Services. He originally graduated in International Relations from Keele University (1991 -1995 ) and European Political Economy from Birmingham University (1998), accompanying  these with research and community archaeology fieldwork. As his  archaeological experience increased he went onto study Archaeology at Leicester University before commencing his commercial  career  with Wessex Archaeology in 2001.  He has held posts at different units across the UK and in Austria. He completed further postgraduate study in Archaeology and Heritage at the University of Leicester (2007) and enjoys conducting field evaluations, excavations, fieldwalking surveys, watching briefs and photo surveys. Since 2010 he has also taught English as a foreign language  and qualified as an English language teacher with Cambridge University (2012). He has lived and worked in Germany, Poland, Switzerland and Austria, and now resides in the West Midlands.

Dan Stone – Project Officer

Dan Stone is a Project Officer at John Moore Heritage Services. He originally graduated in International Relations from Keele University (1991 -1995 ) and European Political Economy from Birmingham University (1998), accompanying  these with research and community archaeology fieldwork. As his  archaeological experience increased he went onto study Archaeology at Leicester University before commencing his commercial  career  with Wessex Archaeology in 2001. 

He has held posts at different units across the UK and in Austria. He completed further postgraduate study in Archaeology and Heritage at the University of Leicester (2007) and enjoys conducting field evaluations, excavations, fieldwalking surveys, watching briefs and photo surveys. Since 2010 he has also taught English as a foreign language  and qualified as an English language teacher with Cambridge University (2012). He has lived and worked in Germany, Poland, Switzerland and Austria, and now resides in the West Midlands.

 
Chris Whitehead - Project Supervisor Chris has a BA in Ancient History & Archaeolgogy and has been working in the commercial sector since 2015. He started at JMHS in summer of 2016 and has proven his value to us and rapidly excelled within the company due to his dedication, skill, and reliability. 

Chris Whitehead - Project Supervisor

Chris has a BA in Ancient History & Archaeolgogy and has been working in the commercial sector since 2015. He started at JMHS in summer of 2016 and has proven his value to us and rapidly excelled within the company due to his dedication, skill, and reliability. 

Alessandro Guaggenti - Project Supervisor Alex has a MA in Archaeolgogy from UCL and has been working in the commercial sector since 2013. He joined JMHS in 2015, but took a year out to complete his MA in Mediterranean Archaeology. He has now rejoined the team and we are glad to have him back!

Alessandro Guaggenti - Project Supervisor

Alex has a MA in Archaeolgogy from UCL and has been working in the commercial sector since 2013. He joined JMHS in 2015, but took a year out to complete his MA in Mediterranean Archaeology. He has now rejoined the team and we are glad to have him back!

 
Iwona Brodzka - Project Supervisor

Iwona Brodzka - Project Supervisor

Carlos Fernandez Gonzalez - Project Supervisor

Carlos Fernandez Gonzalez - Project Supervisor

 
Autumn Robson - Illustrator Autumn is an alumni of the University of Arts London and graduated in Archaeology & Art History from the University of Reading in 2004. She later obtained an MA in Graphic Storytelling and comic Arts at U.C.A. Epsom and focusses on continually developing her creative skills in traditional and digital media. Autumn joined JMHS in 2014, after having collaborated with several archaeological units as an excavation assistant. In 2013 she obtained an CIfA accreditation, specialising in archaeological illustration. Autumn also enjoys studying the Medieval and English Civil War periods and has a broad knowledge of world cultures, religions and folklore.

Autumn Robson - Illustrator

Autumn is an alumni of the University of Arts London and graduated in Archaeology & Art History from the University of Reading in 2004. She later obtained an MA in Graphic Storytelling and comic Arts at U.C.A. Epsom and focusses on continually developing her creative skills in traditional and digital media. Autumn joined JMHS in 2014, after having collaborated with several archaeological units as an excavation assistant. In 2013 she obtained an CIfA accreditation, specialising in archaeological illustration. Autumn also enjoys studying the Medieval and English Civil War periods and has a broad knowledge of world cultures, religions and folklore.