The Professionals

We brought on board a number of professionals to help us carry out our community archaeology project.

Dr Catherine Parker Heath of Enrichment Through Archaeology, an archaeologist and educator, was our project manager overseeing the whole thing.

Dr Simon Harris, a historian – an expert in the Medieval period. He made sense of the myriad of documents that mention Whitle in some way, with the help of a number of enthusiastic volunteers.

Phil Chambers, an accessibility consultant and trainer, gave us a multitude of ideas about how we could make our project as accessible as possible.

Dave and Doreen Graham, are photographers. They have documented many aspects of the project. Not just the archaeology but the people, the drama, and the excitement!

Dr Steve Malone, of Trent and Peak Archaeology (TPA), was in charge of undertaking our geophysics and directing the excavation  around the cellar with the help of other staff at TPA.

Dr Ian Parker Heath of Enrichment Through Archaeology, undertook the tape and offset survey and directed the excavation of other trenches.

Dr Bill Bevan and Georgia Litherland of inHeritage, are experts in interpreting heritage. They helped us design our exhibition, self guided trail and the children’s comic, interpreting the discoveries at Whitle.

Finally various Archaeological Finds Specialists helped to analyse all the finds from the excavation. In particular, Dr Jon Goodwin from Stoke Potteries Museum, wrote the report on our ceramic finds and Dr Ashleigh Haruda wrote the report on the animal bones we discovered.

A Community Archaeology Project At Under Whitle