Andrej Celovsky MA
Survey and Graphics Officer
Andrej has been involved in archaeology since 2000, initially working as a field archaeologist on a variety of projects for the Bratislava City Museum and the Municipal Institute of Monuments Protection in Bratislava, Slovakia. After graduating with a Masters degree in Archaeology from the Comenius University in Bratislava in 2005, he worked at the Homeland Museum in Galanta, Slovakia and for the Department of Archaeology, Comenius University in Bratislava as Project Supervisor on numerous projects. In 2009, Andrej undertook a research in the Bački Petrovac region in Serbia, focusing on recording the archaeological finds discovered by members of the public, fieldwalking campaigns as well as the study of all publicly available aerial photographs of the region. He identified several new archaeological sites and defined the full extent of the ‘Roman dykes’.
In 2010, Andrej started working with John Moore Heritage Services in Oxford as a Project Assistant, progressing within the company to the position of Project Officer (Geomatics), which he held until May 2016. During this six-year period Andrej was involved in all aspects of archaeological work. As a Project Officer he was responsible for directing archaeological field projects, excavations, evaluations and watching briefs, both on site and during the post-excavation phase, writing fieldwork reports, as well as specialist coin reports and archiving. As the head of digital illustration, he was responsible for producing illustrations for reports and publications, including finds illustrations and photographs.
In June 2016, Andrej joined AOC Archaeology Group in his current role as Survey and Graphics Officer. Andrej is responsible for the production of high quality illustrations for client reports and publications, including site location plans, distribution maps, excavation plans and sections, historic building plans and elevations, finds illustrations and specialist finds photography, reconstructions, and interpretation board designs (i.e. Portobello’s Bottle Kilns, Edinburgh), using software packages such as ArcGIS and QGIS, Adobe Creative Suite, Corel Draw, Agisoft Photo Scan, MS Office and traditional drawing techniques. He is also responsible for caring out extensive excavation and historic building surveys using a Trimble GNSS, supervising archaeological fieldwork projects and coins analysis and reporting.