Martin Carver

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Martin Oswald Hugh Carver <small>FSA</small> (born 8 July 1941), is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at the University of York, England, director of the Sutton Hoo Research Project and a leading exponent of new methods in excavation and survey. He specialises in the archaeology of early Medieval Europe. He has an international reputation for his excavations at Sutton Hoo, on behalf of the British Museum and the Society of Antiquaries and at the Pictish monastery at Portmahomack Tarbat, Easter Ross, Scotland. He has undertaken archaeological research in England, Scotland, France, Italy and Algeria.

After a 15 year career as an army officer in the Royal Tank Regiment Carver practised as a free-lance archaeologist (1973-1986), setting up the Birmingham University Field Archaeology Unit (BUFAU), now called Birmingham Archaeology at the University of Birmingham to carry out archaeological contract work. He also set up Field Archaeology Specialists Ltd. (FAS), now FAS-Heritage, in 1992. FAS-Heritage is currently based in York and carries out archaeological research and heritage work in England and Scotland . Carver was the first secretary of the Institute of Field Archaeology, now Institute for Archaeologists.

Martin Carver has developed a number of procedures for archaeological investigation and analytical methods for writing up excavations.Martin Carver Archaeological Investigation (Routledge 2009) Like Ed Harris he uses contexts numbered and...
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