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Phil Newman - Curriculum Vitae

After graduation in 1992 I joined the Archaeological Survey and Investigation (AS&I) team of the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England (RCHME) and, following the merger of RCHME with English Heritage (EH), continued as a Landscape Investigator until Dec 2009. While in these posts I researched and surveyed a wide variety of sites and landscapes in many parts of England but focused particularly on the South West, specialising in large-scale investigations of upland and wooded landscapes, resulting in a substantial output of research reports. I spent four years as project officer for a major EH survey of Dartmoor, culminating in a published monograph in 2011. Throughout my career my research interests have also included the landscapes of mines and quarries on which subject I have published and lectured widely. I was awarded a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Leicester, for work on the history and archaeology of tin and copper mining on Dartmoor, Devon. Since Jan 2010 I have continued my career as an independent contractor. I am a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA) and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA).

In my recent career I have undertaken projects on behalf of Dartmoor National Park Authority, English Heritage, National Trust, Defence Estates, Forest Enterprise, Forest of Dartmoor Commoners Association, Natural England, Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Devon County Council.

Employment Record

  • Sept 1992 to 1999: RCHME Archaeological Field Officer (Exeter)

  • 1999 – to Dec 2009: English Heritage Archaeological Investigator (Exeter)

  • Jan 2010 – to present : Freelance Consultant Archaeologist

  • Oct 2023: Retired from contract archaeology

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Academic Qualifications

  • BA (1st Class) Archaeology. University of Exeter

  • PhD University of Leicester

Professional Membership

  • Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (FSA)

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