WHO WE ARE

DAT Archaeological Services is the field services/contracting division of Dyfed Archaeological Trust. Founded in 1975, the Trust is one of the longest established archaeological practices in Britain. The Trust is a Registered Organisation with the Institute for Archaeologists and we abide by their code of conduct and adhere to their relevant standards and guidance.

 

THE STAFF


James Meek BA MCIfA
Head of Archaeological Services

01558 825986
j.meek@dyfedarchaeology.org.uk

James has 25 years' experience in field archaeology. He directs and manages a range of archaeological projects including major excavations, large field survey projects and programmes of post-fieldwork analysis, and prepares written and illustrated reports on such projects. James has previously worked as Principal Archaeological Consultant within the Environmental Planning section of WSP where he was involved in the preparation of EIAs, desk-based assessments, written schemes of investigations and implementation of archaeological fieldwork located throughout the UK. Prior to this he was Project Manager with University of Leicester Archaeological Services and was involved in the management of small projects through to multi-million pound developments within the centre of Leicester. James graduated in Archaeology from Southampton University in 1990.

 

 


Frances Murphy
BTech
Project Manager

01558 825981
f.murphy@dyfedarchaeology.org.uk

After graduating from Bradford University in 1985 with a degree in archaeological sciences and then gaining a diploma in post-excavation studies from Leicester University Fran worked on a wide range of projects across Britain and Europe. She directed several large-scale projects when working for English Heritage, including the recovery of fire damaged material from Windsor Castle. Since joining DAT Archaeological Services in 2007 she has gained an in-depth knowledge of the archaeology of the region, together with a deep understanding of the legislation, guidance and cultural heritage of Wales.

 

 


Hubert Wilson
Coll Dip (Distinction)
Surveyor and Illustrator

01558 825984
h.wilson@dyfedarchaeology.org.uk

Hubert has a diploma in Fine Art and produces drawings and illustrations for DAT Archaeological Services and has produced technical archaeological illustrations for a number of publications. He is a skilled surveyor undertaking a wide variety of topographic landscape and building surveys. He has over thirty years' experience in field archaeology working on sites of all periods, both urban and rural.

 


Charlie Enright
Archaeologist

01558 825981
c.enright@dyfedarchaeology.org.uk

Charlie has a strong background in field archaeology, geophysics and forensic investigations having worked across the UK, Germany, Belgium, Poland, Ukraine and Republic of Kiribati in the central Pacific Ocean. He has worked on sites ranging from Prehistoric to 20th century and from geophysical surveys to watching briefs/evaluations to full scale excavations. Charlie has successfully supervised rural and urban excavations, including large scale infrastructure projects and significantly large cemetery sites.

After graduating from Cranfield University with an MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology Charlie worked for the Cranfield Forensic Institute as a geophysical surveyor undertaking a range of commercial and research projects across Europe including surveying WWI defences along the Western Front Line and relocating tunnel "Harry" in Stalagluft III, Poland. Charlie came to South Wales in 2013 to take up a CBA funded placement with the National Trust as a community archaeologist. Charlie initially joined the Field Services team in 2014 working on a range of commercial projects across West Wales before moving to London for two years where he continued to provide archaeological services but he is now back with the DAT Field Services since 2017.

In addition to this Charlie has provided his services to US based organisations assisting with the recovery and repatriation of Missing in Action servicemen from 20th century conflicts, which has included the forensic and archaeological excavation of battlefield sites and crashed military aircraft. He has worked with specialist Forensic Archaeology providers alongside UK police forces and regularly returns to Cranfield University to mentor students in the Forensic excavation of mass graves. Charlie is currently working with a number of Jewish organisations providing archaeological fieldwork and advice investigating culturally significant sites in Eastern Europe that were destroyed during the Holocaust.

 

 


Alice Day PGDip ACIfA
Archaeologist

01558 825996
a.day@dyfedarchaeology.org.uk

 

Alice came to archaeology in 2012 with a background in Science and Maths teaching and launched into her new career by taking a PGDip in Environmental Archaeology and Landscape Management at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Having realised she wanted to be a field archaeologist, Alice volunteered on many excavations until she was proficient enough to received her current position at DAT Archaeological Services, where she has been since mid-2014, undertaking grant-aided and commercial fieldwork. She has since specialised in magnetometry survey and has also done courses in human osteology, zooarchaeology and nautical archaeology.