3D photogrammetry of shipwreck at Formby

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Roman Hoard Excavation
Roman Hoard Excavation

Silver denarius of Trajan found at hoard site

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Rainford Roots Project
Rainford Roots Project

Rainford tennis courts excavation

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As a professional archaeologist, I am a member of the CIFA. Throughout my 30 year career, I have worked with museums, universities and commercial companies to deliver archaeological projects from initial assessment to final report. I have also directed a number of community excavations, presenting archaeology to the public through fieldwork, workshops and exhibitions. I have worked extensively throughout the North-West - Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire, and further afield - Jersey, Nevis, Turkey, Jordan and the Falkland Islands.




Dr Robert Philpott, BA Hons PGCE PhD FSA MCIfA



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Current and Past Projects

Hapton Big Dig - Co-directing the HLF-funded community excavation of a medieval tower, deer park and deserted hamlet near Burnley, Lancashire.

Nevis Heritage Project - Managing the post-excavation of excavation projects in Nevis, West Indies, for the Nevis Heritage Project, which is based at the University of Southampton


World War 1 Internment camp Jersey - Survey and field recording with Dr Gilly Carr of the McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge, Professor Nick Saunders of Bristol University and Professor Harold Mytum, University of Liverpool August 2017

Satterthwaite, Cumbria - Field director for University of Liverpool in collaboration with Rusland Horizons, April-May 2018

North West Regional Research Frameworks - Revision of the Roman section, University of Salford 2017-18

Prescot Townscape Heritage Initiative - Directed community excavation in Prescot Market Place, 2017, for the University of Liverpool.

Falklands Islands - Archaeological survey programme 1992-2015, carrying documentary and field surveys of ranching settlements, colonial period fortifications and settlements of French, Spanish and British periods in the Islands

Aerial photographic survey in Cheshire, Merseyside, West Lancashire - Directed the programme for RCHME and National Museums Liverpool (1987-2003)


Rainford Roots Community Archaeology Project - Directed this HLF-funded project in Rainford, St Helens (2012-2015)

Huxley Viking Silver Hoard - Directed the HLF-funded project for National Museums Liverpool.

Meols Project - Project manager, investigating and recording finds recovered from the North Wirral coast in the 19th and 20th centuries, resulting in  publication by Oxford University

Norton Priory, Runcorn - Co-directing with Professor Harold Mytum research and teaching excavation for the University of Liverpool, 2018-21