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.