Genevieve Shaw BA MA MSC
Genevieve graduated in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History from the University of Oxford in 2006 and followed this up with a Masters in Field Archaeology from UCL in 2008, undertaking work placements within the heritage sector as part of her course. Genevieve also completed a Masters in Archaeological Prospection in 2010 for which she was awarded funding by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Since then she has worked on a range of archaeological contracts in the UK and Ireland as a marine and terrestrial geophysicist and as a field archaeologist. Genevieve’s research interests focus on the application of geophysical techniques in Scotland. Her areas of technical expertise are in archaeological geophysical survey particularly electrical and magnetic methods of survey, GIS and CAD. Genevieve joined AOC in May 2016 as a field archaeologist project officer with a specialism in geophysical survey.
Prior to working at AOC, Genevieve was a Project Officer (GeoServices) at Wessex Archaeology where she was responsible for processing and interpreting marine and terrestrial geophysical data for various developments across the UK. These ranged from small sub-hectare surveys to large 250+ hectare surveys for infrastructure projects. Genevieve also processed, interpreted and integrated marine geophysics data for offshore windfarm developments and several marine research projects. Genevieve has also worked as a freelance geophysicist and field archaeologist.
Since joining AOC in 2016 Genevieve has led a number of fieldwork projects from project preparation through to reporting. Within the past year these have included; excavation of prehistoric and post-medieval features at Ravelrig Road, Balerno; a large evaluation surrounding a prehistoric settlement at Haddington; reporting for two large infrastructure pipeline projects in Dumfrieshire and Birmingham; several geophysical surveys including the A9 road dualling scheme, Inverness and the Birmingham Resilience Project. As well as these commercial projects Genevieve has participated in a number of Community Outreach fieldwork projects including Moredun Top and Dun Deardail hillfort. In 2016 Genevieve excavated a short cist burial at Strathnaver under the Historic Scotland Human Remains Call-Off Contract and her findings and research were presented at the Highland Archaeology Conference 2017. Genevieve is currently undertaking a large urban excavation in Sheffield city centre.