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Dr Neil Faulkner - Founder of SHARP

1958 - 2022

Neil was an archaeologist, a historian, and a political activist. 

Neil set up SHARP in 1996 with plans to explore ideas regarding democracy and accessibility in archaeology. SHARP was to be a democratically run, open to all project that would give the same opportunities to an inexperienced novice as to a professional archaeologist. From the beginning, the excavator who discovered a find or feature of great importance was always the one to excavate and record it. Neil believed that archaeology is for the many, not the few. 

SHARP continues to operate this way today and is now one of the largest and longest-running archaeological research and training projects in Britain. 

Neil is missed deeply by all who knew him, but his legacy lives on through SHARP.

Meet The Team

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Sam Atkins

Education Team,

Festival of Archaeology,

Treasurer,

Committee Member

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Ray Baldry

Human Remains Team

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Terry  Baxter

Site Information, Merchandise,

Welfare Team,

Committee Member

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Dr Sophie Beckett

Human Remains Team,

Digital Trenches Administrator

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Anj Beckham

Post-Ex Team

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Dr Ellie Blakelock

Excavation Team,

Post-Ex Team,

Metallurgy,

Committee Member

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Yvonne Bolton-Smith

Excavation Team,

BERT Tutor,

Welfare Team,

Committee Member

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Ramikar Calero

Excavation Team

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Ian Drummond

Finds Team

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Mandy Everitt

Site Facilities Team

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Trevor Everitt

Site Facilities Team

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Hannah Gibbs

Zooarchaeology Team,

Committee Member

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Daniel Cockling

BERT Tutor,

Post-Ex Team,

Media Team,

Committee Member

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Nick Coneybear

Excavation Team

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Tom Cross

Environmental Archaeology Team

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Gareth Davies

Post-Ex Team,

Committee Member

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Tiggy Harris

Media Team,

Committee Member

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Lorna Hatch

Excavation Team

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Steve Horn

Excavation Team,

Site Team,

Committee Member

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Lorraine Horsley

Human Remains Team,

Digital Trenches Administrator

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Bill Howard

Post-Ex Team,

Committee Member

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Jack Jackson

Digital Trenches

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Lucy Koster

Human Remains Team

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Eleanor Lees

Excavation Team

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Joe Ogden

Excavation Team

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Gary Rossin

Post-Ex Team,

Modern Conflict Archaeology

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Brenda Stibbons

Finds Team

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Julia Paul

Human Remains Team

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Kali Saint-Graham

Catering Team,

Welfare Team,

Committee Member

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Cathy Wright

Excavation Team

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Dr Naomi Payne

Small Finds Team

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Lucy Sladen

Zooarchaeology Team

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Ray Wright

Excavation Team,

Site Team

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Duncan Platais

Excavation Team

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Ann Smith

Finds Team,

Friends of SHARP,

Education Team,

Committee Member

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Katharine Maeer

Excavation Team

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Jay McGowan-Gardener

Excavation Team,

Media Team

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Dr Katie McKinnon

Human Remains Team

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Owen Morgan

Excavation Team,

Post-Ex Team,

Committee Member

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