University of Leicester Archaeological Services

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Wayne Jarvis BA (hons) MA

Field Officer

Wayne gained a first in his BA in Archaeological Studies from the University of Leicester in 1991 (also gaining two awards), and his Landscape Studies MA in 1995. Wayne also holds qualifications in Field Archaeology, Information Technology (C&G/NVQ III), CSCS, Quarry Passport, and a Health and Safety at Work First Aid Certificate.

He has been involved in archaeology since 1986, having worked in North-East England, the Midlands, north and central Italy and Sarawak. He has worked for various archaeology units, including Tyne & Wear Museums, Leicestershire Archaeology Unit, Bedfordshire County Council, and ULAS with whom he is currently employed as a Field Officer. This work has included watching briefs, evaluations, excavations, and post-excavation projects and reports. His projects have included earlier and later prehistoric archaeology, town defences, upland archaeology, and archaeobotany. He has particular skills in surveying, IT (databases, DTP, web design), and environmental archaeology, and has produced a large number of site and archaeobotany reports.

Wayne likes chips.

Wayne has carried out several large fieldwork projects including an Environment Agency flood relief scheme and a golf course development. These sites identified previously unknown Saxon and Saxo-Norman occupation. He has also directed a large-scale urban excavation in Leicester that exposed Roman stone buildings and the town defences. Recently he has directed the excavations at the Mesolithic and Bronze Age site at Asfordby, the Beaker material being published in the Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society. He is also involved in the Lower Palaeolithic site at Brooksby where he has recovered over 500 artefacts.

Image of newspaper publicity for Wayne Jarvis at Asfordby Mesolithic site

Wayne is the ULAS website maintainer.



Photograph of Wayne Jarvis


Roman defences

Palaeolithic artefacts


Prehistoric ritual and funerary monuments

IT skills (CAD, DTP, databases, web)

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UPDATED: 05th December 2013
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