Jessica Lowther BA BEd Grad Dip Arch

Project Officer

Jessica Lowther

During and after graduating from a teaching degree at Flinders University in South Australia, Jessica worked extensively with primary aged students in both classroom and care settings. She then returned to University in 2011 to study archaeology. During this time she volunteered with the South Australian Museum, completed a two week training excavation in York with York Archaeological Trust and was part of an international volunteer team who worked at the 7th World Archaeological Congress at the Dead Sea in Jordan in January 2013.

After moving to Scotland where Jessica has worked on a range of different projects for a number of commercial archaeology companies. Jessica started work at AOC in January 2015 and has since worked on and conducted various industrial, medieval and prehistoric sites throughout Scotland and England.

She has a wide experience of field projects, ranging from excavation of prehistoric defensive and settlement sites to medieval urban archaeology. Jessica has also been heavily involved in community projects and outreach programs.


Key Projects

2013             Excavation of Mesolithic flint scatter and Bronze Age Cremation, Scotland

2014             Excavation of a complex Iron Age site, Ayrshire

2015             Bronze Age, Iron Age, Mesolithic and Medieval excavation, Ayrshire

2015 – 2017 Community Excavations at Dun Deardail Hillfort, Glen Nevis

2015 – 2017 Schools outreach program for Dun Deardail Hillfort, Lochaber Region

2015 – 2017 Community Excavations at Moredun Top Hillfort, Perthshire       

2016             Large scale area excavations at Bertha Park, Perthshire

2017             Large scale multi-phase Evaluation, Manston, Kent

2017             Excavation of a Post Medieval Dwelling, Ayrshire

2018             Excavation of a Post Medieval Mill, Ayrshire



2018             Lowther, J 2018 ‘The Excavation of a Medieval Burgh Ditch at East Market Street, Edinburgh: Around the Town’, Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 78