HERITAGE MANAGEMENT ARCHAEOLOGIST
After gaining a degree in Heritage Conservation at Trinity College, Carmarthen and working for Northamptonshire Heritage for 2 years, Abi came to CPAT in 2001 to write desk-based assessments and carry out farm surveys for the Welsh agri-environment scheme, Tir Gofal. Abi’s main role is still to advise on aspects of field monument management for the now Glastir land management scheme, but her job has widened considerably since 2001. Her work includes advising on EIA scoping assessments, ongoing management of CPAT’s own hillfort, Beacon Ring, working with the Offa’s Dyke Path liaison committee, Cadw-funded project work, creation of records for the Portable Antiquities Scheme database and more.
Education and outreach, and integrating that with Heritage Management, is very important to Abi. As well as assisting CPAT’s Community Archaeologist with outreach events and projects, in her spare time Abi is also a Leader of the local Young Archaeologists’ Club.