Mathew Morris – Fieldwork Director

Mathew Morris, archaeology expert behind the search for Richard III

BA MA AIFA

Mathew graduated from the University of Leicester in 2003 with a BA in Archaeology and an MA in Landscape Studies. Since graduating Mathew has worked for archaeological units and museums in Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire, excavating a wide range of rural and urban archaeology from the prehistoric period to the Industrial Revolution. Since 2004 he has worked for ULAS where he has participated in a series of major urban excavations in Leicester, including the Highcross Leicester Project, as well as other projects across the East Midlands. In 2011 he co-authored Visions of Ancient Leicester and in 2012 he led excavations looking at the medieval St John’s Hospital in Leicester, a late Roman cemetery just outside Leicester and the Greyfriars Project, the archaeological search for the last known resting place of Richard III. His interests include urban archaeology, and Roman and medieval archaeology.

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