Archaeological services WYAS, Archaeology West Yorkshire

Key Staff

 , Leeds
ASWYAS Archaeological services


Jane Richardson BSc MSc PhD MCIfA - Manager

Tel: 0113 3939751


Jane’s expertise lies in project management and post-excavation processes, and she specialises in the analysis of faunal remains. She has wide range of published work, including numerous reports on faunal remains. Jane’s career has taken her to Pompeii, whilst more recent projects include excavations in advance of the construction of the Langeled Gas Receiving Facilities in Holderness and work on the A1 Diversions near Wetherby.


David Williams BA MCIfA – Excavation manager

Tel: 0113 3939756


Dave has worked in commercial archaeology for over a decade, undertaking a variety of projects from large infrastructure schemes right down to small scale investigations. He has worked on a variety of extensive rural and urban sites including recently the excavation of a 15km cable route for the Westermost Rough Offshore Windfarm and he has just completed the complex excavation of a post-medieval graveyard at Square Chapel, Halifax.

Zoë Horn BSc – Customer and Project Officer

Tel: 0113 3939746


As well as having undertaken archaeological fieldwork in the UK and Sri Lanka, Zoë has extensive experience at a management level in the private sector. Her role with the archaeological service includes procurement, co-ordination of marketing activity and archives management. On occasions Zoë also carries out desk-based appraisals and small field projects.



Chris Sykes BA MSc – Archaeologist (Geophysics)

Tel: 0113 393 9744


Chris has undertaken numerous geophysical surveys, not only across the length and breadth of the UK, but also in Europe. These have included research projects (e.g. Knossos) and also major infrastructure schemes, notably in Norfolk. Chris is an expert in the field with traditional survey methods, but he also looks towards implementing the latest survey techniques, including cart-based magnetometer surveys and GPR.

Kevin Moon BA – Archaeologist (Supervisor)

Tel: 0113 3939747


Kevin has worked in professional archaeology since 2007, gaining extensive experience in fieldwork across England on large infrastructure projects, as well as working on several projects in France. Kevin has experience in buildings recording and has recently taken part in several community projects involving schools and local societies.

Mark Evans BSc – Archaeologist (Supervisor)

Tel: 0113 3939752


Mark is passionate about making archaeology and geophysics accessible to everyone. This has seen him supervise and assist on numerous excavation and geophysics projects including The Stonehenge Riverside Project, Flag Fen and closer to home - the Lowe Hill project. Mark has a particular interest in British prehistory and the archaeology of Central Asia.

Marina Rose BSc – Archaeologist (Supervisor)

Tel: 0113 3939745


Marina has a wealth of archaeological experience covering a wide range of project types and periods. She has supervised extensively across the UK on a range of archaeological sites including the excavation of 18th century river craft along the River Aire and large multi-period settlement sites across Yorkshire. Marina has also developed a specialism in geophysical survey.