Staff & Associates

The following list gives details of both the core and associated staff at On-Site Archaeology. Resumes of staff, where available, are included below.

Nick Pearson Nick Pearson: Director

Nick has been active in field archaeology since 1969 and has managed a number of large archaeological projects on the Orkney Isles, and in the City of York whilst Senior Field Officer with the York Archaeological Trust from 1983 until 1991.

During the first half of the 1990s he carried out major archaeological survey and excavation in Southern Africa including evaluation work on the Trans-Kalahari road from Johannesburg in South Africa to Windhoek in Namibia. Whilst in Africa, Nick acquired a reputation as a surveyor of remote areas, and has carried out survey work in both Botswana and Uganda on behalf of the Phuthadikobo Museum, Mochudi, Botswana; the University of Botswana; the National Museum of Botswana, and the Office of the President of Botswana. He has acted as consultant for the Department of Antiquities of the Government of Uganda and the British Institute in Eastern Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Since returning to the UK in 1995 Nick acted as a freelance archaeologist on a number of major capital projects until he established On-Site Archaeology in 1997 in partnership with Caroline Emery. On-Site Archaeology became a limited company during 2000. Nick has been a full member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists since it was formed.


Caroline Emery Caroline Emery: Director

Caroline has been with the company since its foundation in 1997 and is one of the directors of the limited company. She is the manager of our monograph series and is responsible for proof reading, final edit and layout of both these documents as well as our client reports.


Graham Bruce Graham Bruce: Project Manager

Graham has been involved in archaeology since the late 1980s, having worked on a number of projects prior to and during studying for a degree at the University of York. Following graduation he worked for a range of academic and commercial organisation on archaeological projects throughout Britain. He spent a year in the mid 1990s working abroad during the reconstruction of Beirut, where he was responsible for the supervision of a large area excavation, through almost 2000 years worth of complex urban stratigraphy.

On returning to Britain he joined AOC (Archaeology) Ltd, initially as a supervisor, but rising to Project Officer and finally Senior Project Manager. In autumn 2000 Graham returned to York, joining On-Site Archaeology as a Project Manager to undertake commercial field projects and desk-based assessments across the north of England.

  • 2000 - present. On-Site Archaeology Project Manager
  • 1996 - 2000. AOC (Archaeology) Ltd, London Supervisor / Project Officer / Senior Project Manager
  • 1995 - 1996. American University of Beirut Supervisor
  • 1988 - 1995. Various Various positions including Supervisor at the Sutton Hoo Research Project and for York Archaeological Trust

Tim Robinson Tim Robinson: Project Officer

Tim's archaeological career started in 1989 when he began a long association with The Woodhall Moated Manor research project. He studied archaeology at Bournemouth University where he learnt the practical techniques of archaeology, photography and field survey. In 1999 he graduated with an honours degree from York University.

He is a specialist in military archaeology and has worked at various archaeological companies and museums and is interested in the study of the symbolic division and meaning of social space.

  • 2000 - present. On-Site Archaeology Project Officer
  • 1999 - 2000. Humber Archaeology Partnership Site Assistant
  • 1999 - 1999. Humber Wetlands Project Site Assistant
  • 1995 - 1998. Woodhall Moated Manor Research Project Site Assistant

Dave Pinnock Dave Pinnock: Project Officer

Dave graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2000 with an honours degree in Archaeology and Prehistory. He completed an MA in Landcape Archaeology at Sheffield the following year. He has worked for a variety of archaeological units and first joined On-Site Archaeology in 2003.

As well as fieldwork he is responsible for surveying, illustration, editing and reports on querns.

  • 2004 - present. On-Site Archaeology Surveyor / Site Assistant / Project Officer
  • 2004 - 2004. ADIEN CAD operative and topographic surveyor
  • 2003 - 2004. Oxford Archaeology (North) Site Assistant / Supervisor
  • 2003 - 2003. On-Site Archaeology Site Assistant
  • 2002 - 2003. Northamptonshire Archaeology Site Assistant
  • 2001 - 2002. Archaeological Services WYAS Site Assistant

James Stanley James Stanley: Project Officer

James graduated from University of Bradford in 2001 with BSc Honours degree in archaeology having previously gained a HND in practical archaeology at Bournemouth University in 1999.

Several years experience in commercial archaeology working on a wide variety of sites covering all periods.

  • 2006 - present. On-Site Archaeology Project Officer
  • 2006 - 2006. Network Archaeology Supervisor / Project Officer
  • 2004 - 2006. On-Site Archaeology Site Assisitant / Supervisor
  • 2001 - 2004. Archaeological services WYAS Site Assistant / Assistant Supervisor

Berny McCluskey Berny McCluskey: Project Officer

Berny graduated from the University of Bradford in 2000 with an honours BSc in Archaeology. With over 13 years of archaeological field experience working on various urban and rural sites within the north and south-east of England. Of these, 8 years were in a supervisory role.

Specialised skill in illustration of artefacts for publication standards.

  • 2007 - present. On-Site Archaeology Project Officer
  • 1999 - 2007. Archaeological Services WYAS Site Assistant / Assistant Supervisor / Supervisor
  • 1997 - 1997. East Sussex Archaeology and Museums Project Education Officer
  • 1995 - 1998. Archaeology South East Site Assistant

Katie Keefe Katie Keefe: Project Officer

Katie graduated from the King Alfred’s College Winchester with a BA Hons in Archaeology with History. She has been excavating in Britain, Ireland, Eastern Europe and the Near East since 2004. She completed an MSc at the University of Bradford in Human Osteology and Palaeopathology in 2007 and has since been the site osteologist on a number of cemetery sites.

  • 2010 - 2011. York Osteoarchaeology Assistant Osteologist
  • 2011 - present. On-Site Archaeology Project Officer

Kate Langley Kate Langley: Project Officer

Kate graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2007 with a BA Hons in Archaeology and Ancient History. She completed an MSc at the University of Sheffield in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology in 2009. Kate is the company Zooarchaeologist, responsible for the analysis of faunal remains.

  • 2010 - present. On Site Archaeology Project Officer

Guy Hopkinson Guy Hopkinson: Computing Assistant (Associate)

Guy has been involved in computing, archaeology & surveying since 1988, having worked on a range of projects in both Britain and abroad. These have included archaeological fieldwork, topographic & architectural survey, research, illustration, database development and web design.

He worked full time for On-Site Archaeology for several years before going freelance, and now helps out with IT.


Lauren McIntyre Lauren McIntyre: Osteologist (Associate)

Lauren graduated from Sheffield University in 2001 with an honours degree in Archaeology and Prehistory. She was awarded an MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology with distinction by the University of Sheffield in 2006.

Having worked in commercial archaeology as a site assistant and supervisor since 2004 for a number of companies including On-Site Archaeology, Lauren is currently engaged in osteological research funded by the AHRC as part of the Knowledge Catalyst Scheme.