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Matt Nicholas

  • PhD
  • Assistant Science Advisor (East Midlands)
  • Historic England
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Recent publications

  • Metallurgy in the gloaming: non-ferrous metalwork from three Early Anglo-Saxon cemeteries at RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk

    • Nicholas M
  • Caldarium? An antimony bronze used for medieval and post-medieval cast domestic vessels

    • Dungworth D
    • Nicholas M

Professional experience

Assistant Science Advisor (East Midlands)

Historic England

September 2016 - Present


Archaeology Wales

June 2016 - September 2016(3 months)

Project Archaeologist

English Heritage Fort Cumberland Office

November 2015 - May 2016(6 months)

Exploring the Past Archaeology Tutor

Cardiff University

September 2013 - September 2015(2 years)

Student Demonstrator and Tutorial Assistant

Cardiff University

September 2012 - May 2014(2 years)

SIte co-director (Kurgus fieldwork project)

Sudan Archaeological Research Society

December 2013 - February 2014(2 months)

Archive Archaeologist (IfA WLB)

Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

October 2008 - September 2010(2 years)

Field Archaeologist


July 2007 - September 2007(2 months)

Field Archaeologist

Cotswold Archaeology

March 2007 - July 2007(4 months)


Sudan Archaeological Research Society

December 2006 - January 2007(a month)

Field Archaeologist

Archaeological Solutions

September 2006 - November 2006(2 months)

Field Archaeologist


March 2006 - September 2006(6 months)


Sudan Archaeological Research Society

December 2005 - February 2006(2 months)

Field Archaeologist

Archaeological Solutions

July 2004 - November 2005(a year)

Trainee Historic Environment Records Assistant

Somerset County Council

April 2003 - September 2003(5 months)

Trainee Archaeologist with the Technology Team

Centre for Archaeology, English Heritage

October 2002 - March 2003(5 months)

Trainee Archaeologist

English Heritage

July 2000 - August 2000(a month)


PhD in early medieval non ferrous metals

Cardiff University

October 2010 - September 2015(5 years)

MSc Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Materials

University College London

September 2007 - September 2008(a year)

BSc Archaeological Sciences

University of Bradford

September 2000 - June 2004(4 years)

Research interests

Archaeometallurgy Medieval archaeology Metallurgy Archaeometery Sudan Museum archaeology Material culture


I recently completed my PhD at Cardiff University on the analysis of early Anglo-Saxon non-ferrous metals excavated from a group of cemeteries in Suffolk. I grew up in a town called Worksop in North Nottinghamshire. With sites like Creswell Crags and Roche Abbey on my doorstep becoming an archaeologist was an occupational hazard of childhood. I was lucky enough to get my first job excavating an Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Whitby Abbey before studying for a BSc in Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford (2000-4). After my undergraduate studies I worked in commercial archaeology for a few years (in locations from Suffolk to Sudan) before studying for an MSc in the Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Material at UCL (2007-8). I then proceeded to spend two years employed at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford (where I didn’t stab myself with a poisoned arrow and only broke one object). I grow a lot of beetroot on my allotment in Leckwith (behind Cardiff City stadium), but I don’t like it pickled. ORCID ID:

Co-authors (3)

  • Paul Breeze
  • Matthew Law
  • Matt Taylor
  • Alice Forward

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