Nick Johnstone MA (Hons) ACIFA

Project Officer (Fieldwork)

Nick JohnstoneNick has been based in Edinburgh since graduating and was formally employed by AOC in 2012. In the years between graduation and this full time post he worked as freelance field archaeologist for field units across Scotland. During this period Nicholas gained a tremendous wealth of commercial fieldwork experience working on all types of fieldwork projects and sites from field surveys to full excavations. 

Since becoming a full time member of staff Nicholas has continued to expand his experience across a variety of fieldwork projects at sites across Scotland. He has proved to be an important fieldwork team member and a key addition to any field team. He has worked on numerous large Greenfield evaluations such as Croy, Inverness and Bertha, Perth as a supervisor and has led many smaller evaluations to great success. These evaluations have included a variety of site types from greenfield sites to more intricate urban sites such as Murano Place, Edinburgh, the site of a 18th/19th century industrial complex.

Last year Nicholas led a large field team at the excavation of a prehistoric pit alignment, roundhouse and beaker pits at Collessie, Fife. Since 2014 Nicholas has worked on numerous Historic Scotland Humans Remains Call-Off Contract projects and in 2015 led a field team in excavations of a Viking burial on Papa Westray, Orkney.