Kai Wallace MA (Hons)
Kai graduated from the University of Highlands and Islands with a 1st Class honours degree in Archaeology in May 2017, also receiving the UHI’s archaeology student of the year award in relation to research undertaken into the investigation of articulated bone groups found within Iron Age sites on Orkney, focusing on the Cairns Broch. Kai also has a HND in Civil Engineering, and a background within the construction industry, including work as a materials technician with Balfour Beatty on large infrastructure projects, and as a land and building surveyor.
Kai joined AOC after volunteering as a student with the team on the vitrified hillfort of Dun Deardail, and since then has successfully contributed both independently, and as part of our team during excavation, watching brief, evaluation and survey projects across Scotland and England. Kai was the longest serving member of the AOC’s A9 Luncarty to Birnam team, being involved in all evaluation, excavation, and post excavation processing phases of the 2018 project. Kai is enjoying all aspects of archaeological field work but is keen to eventually specialise in the survey side of archaeology.