Contour Archaeology and Geophsics
Contour Archaeology and Geophsics

Meet the Team

Core Staff Members

Neil Jefferson, BSc (Hons), Senior Archaeologist


Neil started working in archaeology as a volunteer in 2000 before attending the University of Sheffield to study Archaeological Science focusing on Geophysics. After graduation, he worked for a number of archaeological and geophysics companies, throughout the UK, enjoying the combination of outdoor working and discovery. Neil is particularly interested in the Iron Age to Roman transition period and has been fortunate enough to work on such sites in both Archaeology and Geophysics.


Notable archaeological projects he has run include a Roman pottery production site in Lincoln and the outskirts of a Roman town. In Geophysics he has enjoyed discovering such sites as that of a Roman Villa and a Medieval windmill. Neil is passionate about the benefits of Geophysical investigation, particularly the scale on which information can be gathered about a particular area.


Neil enjoys sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm and has managed a number of community archaeology projects training volunteers in a range of archaeological techniques and presenting results to the public.

Ian Jefferson, BA (Hons), Geophysicist


Ian started working in archaeology in 2009 as a volunteer digger at a Roman settlement site. After graduating, Ian soon moved into geophysics, quickly demonstrating skill and expertise in the field. Ian has worked across the country for a number of companies before joining Contour Geophysics.


Tom Fearnley, Site assistant


Tom has over 4 year’s experience working in archaeology which he is keen to expand on. Within the last year, he has enjoyed working on a medieval building revealed in an excavation, surveying parts of a deserted medieval settlement and many other sites. His focus is still in geophysics but is enjoying working on other types of projects as well. 

Jenny Perry, Finds officer


Jenny is new to the team and archaeology; she is looking forward to expanding her knowledge in archaeology. Although Jenny focuses her time on finds processing and archiving, she enjoys the occasional day on site.

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