Sam Williamson MA (Hons)
Project Officer (inverness)
Sam joined AOC in 2015, holding a degree in Archaeology from the University of Edinburgh and experience working on a number of commercial and community archaeology projects across the Highlands. As part of the AOC Inverness team she carries out a wide variety of tasks both office-based and in the field. The project types are various and include evaluations, watching briefs, walkover surveys, historic building recording and community archaeology projects. She has extensive fieldwork experience and has worked on several large infrastructure projects including the A9 Dualling Luncarty to Birnam and Kincraig to Dalraddy phases, and the Inverness West Link Road, as well as independently leading smaller projects on more complex sites such as the Sanday farm mound, Inverness Prison, and Berriedale Braes. She has prepared specialist reports for several of the projects she has worked on, and is otherwise well-versed in the writing of written scheme of investigations, desk-based assessments and data structure reports.
Her areas of interest include the Scottish Iron Age, the post-medieval Highlands and Gaelic culture. Sam is actively involved in community archaeology and has co-supervised excavations at the Shieling Project, Struy, and is currently a voluntary committee member of the Rosemarkie Caves Project.