PROject Officer

Alex Wood

Alex has worked as a field archaeologist since graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2014 and employed on a permanent basis by AOC in April 2017.

During his time with the company, Alex has worked extensively on large scale infrastructure developments, where his skills were key to the success of projects such as BRP (2016), Cluden (2017) and the A9 Dualling from Luncarty to Birnam (2018). At these sites Alex efficiently surveyed, supervised the movement of plant, supervised excavation of trial trenches and monitored the stripping of large excavation areas, uncovering and identifying a wide range of prehistoric features in preparation for the excavation team.

As his experience has grown Alex has conducted evaluations near Nairn, Bonnyrigg, Lanark and Portobello and has successfully led several small team excavations. In addition, Alex has participated in numerous large-scale excavations such as Grantham Bypass. Alex has been involved with community projects at the exceptional Iron Age sites of Black Loch of Myrton (Dumfries and Galloway) and Clachtoll Broch (Assynt) where he was able to develop his keen interest in public engagement, Scottish prehistory and wooden artefacts.