Rebecca Jarosz-Blackburn BA Hons
Rebecca graduated from Cambridge University in 2009 with a degree in Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, a subject which included study of the history, archaeology and languages of the British Isles from the end of the Roman period until the Norman Conquest. During and after her degree she took part in several seasons of community excavations in North Yorkshire and began her career in commercial archaeology in 2011. Rebecca worked in East Anglia initially and gained experience there of a broad range of site types from the Neolithic to the medieval periods. She has been working in the North of England since 2015, where she has also gained experience excavating and supervising industrial sites. She particularly enjoys planning complex archaeological areas and makes use of a combination of hand-drawn and GPS records to create finished site plans.
Over the last three years Rebecca has worked throughout Yorkshire, supervising and directing commercial projects including evaluations and open area excavations. Notable projects she has supervised include a major Roman site near Pontefract which contained enclosures, structures, a roundhouse and a cemetery, and a site in central Leeds containing the remains of a substantial eighteenth-century factory. As well as supervising, directing and reporting on projects, she completes high quality illustrations for client reports. Rebecca joined AOC York in February 2018.