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.
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.
Jenny Jefferson, Office Manager
Jenny started working in in archaeology in 2018 and has worked her way up to taking over the administrative role and providing support to our field teams. Jenny is particularly interested in medieval archaeology and has has been fortunate enough to work on aTemplar Site.
Natalie Williams, Project Archaeologist
Natalie graduated from the university of Liverpool in 2021 with a BA in Archaeology. After graduation she started in commercial archaeology and worked on a variety of sites and large infrastructure to small evaluations all over the UK.
Natalie would like to become an education and outreach officer within the archaeology sector in the future. She enjoys working on community project and teaching others on archaeological practices.
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.