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Nick Pankhurst

Nick Pankhurst portrait

Areas of interest

  • Late Iron Age and early Roman archaeology
  • Urban archaeology
  • Excavation methodology and training
  • Medieval ecclesiastical architecture.

Nick works as Project Assistant for Silchester Town Life project, combining overall site supervision for the field school and post-excavation analysis of the late Iron Age and Early Roman stratigraphy. He has participated in the field school since his first year as a Reading undergraduate in 1999 and as staff member since 2001.


Prior to his current role, Nick worked for 12 years with commercial archaeological units in Oxford and Cambridge. During this time he coordinated numerous rural and urban excavations, including projects such as Heathrow Terminal 5, the A11 widening in Suffolk, and in Winchester, Cirencester and Oxford. He has also supervised on research projects in Jordan, Crete and Austria, and worked on excavations in the Hebrides and northern France.

Academic qualifications

  • BA, University of Reading.

Selected publications


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