Rebecca Bowran BA
Project Supervisor (Geophysics)
Rebecca graduated from Bournemouth University in 2016 with a BA in Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology. Before this she volunteered for the National Trust at Chedworth Roman Villa, where she helped with the recovery of a forgotten mosaic along with other roles that included working with the public.
During her time at university, she took part in research projects whilst studying. This included Bournemouth University’s Durotriges Project, investigating the transitional period between the Iron Age and Roman Period in Dorset, where she undertook various roles over the three seasons, including trench and geophysical supervisor. This lead Rebecca to then be part of the survey team for the Stones of Stonehenge project run by UCL in Pembrokeshire, Wales for two seasons, where she led a team in carrying out numerous magnetometry and earth resistivity surveys, trying to identify unknown prehistoric activity in the area. Her on-going interest in Prehistory lead her to be part of the investigation of the Sisters Long Barrow near Cirencester, a funerary monument dating to the Neolithic (approx. 4000-3000 BC) with a team from Bournemouth University.
After graduation Rebecca started working for GSB Sumo in 2016, which began her career in commercial geophysics. Whilst there she undertook numerous magnetometry surveys around the county and was shortly promoted to Geophysical Supervisor. Her role included carrying out the field work and overseeing projects to the end, which included data processing, CAD interpretations, report writing and archiving.
Rebecca joined AOC in 2018 as Geophysics Supervisor, undertaking projects around the UK. Her role includes survey with a number of non-intrusive geophysical techniques, including earth resistivity and magnetometry surveys using the non-magnetic cart system.