Simpson & Brown Architects with Addyman Archaeology


Liz Jones

Liz studied archaeology at Sheffield University and has extensive archaeological experience on developer-led excavations across the UK and the Netherlands, moving to Scotland in 2001.  Between 2001 and 2011 she worked at Headland Archaeology, latterly as Senior Archaeologist on large infrastructure projects on sites of various periods across Scotland and Northern Ireland, including medieval excavations in Edinburgh and Leith; Mesolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age settlements in advance of the Clackmannanshire /new Forth Road bridges and 19th century industrial sites in Glasgow. In 2015 Liz joined our practice and was appointed an Associate in 2017.

Since undertaking an MA in Museum Studies at Newcastle University in 2005, she has worked on a number of community archaeology projects, including development and delivery of the Adult Workshops and Schools Programme of the M74 Public Archaeology Project and the Dunfermline Burgh Survey.  From 2012 – 2015 she was Assistant Archaeology Officer at East Lothian Council, providing archaeological monitoring and advice on planning applications, maintaining the HER and delivering schools and community activities.  She managed the development and installation of the exhibition ‘Footprints in the Landscape’ for the Archaeology Service, including developing associated museum activities for children and designing a complementary web exhibition.  She co-directed community excavations on Dirleton Green in 2013 and 2014, working with local history groups to undertake historical research of the area and worked with Law Primary School to investigate North Berwick Law.  Liz also volunteers with the National Trust for Scotland and is currently part of a 5-year project on Unst, Shetland exploring the archaeology of an abandoned settlement with volunteers and the local community.  At Addyman Archaeology Liz undertakes desk-based assessments, community archaeology, and smaller historic building recording projects as well as coordination and management of fieldwork.  Projects have included Camp 22 with Cumnock History Group exploring a WWII military camp on Dumfries House Estate, an HLF-funded community excavation at Priory Doocot, Crail and building recording with Here We Are in Argyll, exploring the 20th century shepherding history of Ardkinglas Estate.