Cathy MacIver BSC (Hons), MLitt, ACIFA, FSA Scot

Project Manager

Cathy McIver

Cathy joined AOC Archaeology in 2015, having previously worked as a freelance archaeologist on a wide range of commercial and research projects. She has been heavily involved in the SERF project, researching the archaeological origins of Strathearn and Forteviot, and coordinating community participation. She has a strong interest in community archaeology, especially in teaching and training, and has designed and delivered workshops on the use of open-source GIS in community research. She is an experienced surveyor, having undertaken work on a wide range of monuments of all periods across Scotland, including at early medieval Kirkmadrine and a large number of later prehistoric fortified sites with SERF. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and a research affiliate of the University of Glasgow.

Key Projects

Co-director Ogle Hillfort survey & excavation, SERF Project. Coordinating and recruiting volunteers, managing site, training students and volunteers, geophysical and topo survey.

GIS Manager, SERF Project. Landscape analysis and mapping of hillforts of Strathearn.

Community Archaeologist, Dunknock Hillfort Community Programme, SERF Project. Designing and delivering engagement programme for summer 2015, including workshops, volunteer training, talks, walks, museum visits, school groups, youth groups & open day archaeology festival.

Co-director Dunknock hillfort excavation, SERF Project.