Hon Secretary, 2015 – ; Committee, 2011 –
Heberden Coin Room
Oxford, OX1 2PH
John is the Portable Antiquities Scheme’s National Finds Advisor for Medieval and Post-Medieval Coinage based at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. His research interests focus on the archaeology of north-western Europe, especially relating early medieval trade, urban – rural interactions and change, and the nature of early coin-use. Following work in field archaeology, his doctoral research at Durham explored early-medieval trade (published as An Archaeology of Trade in Middle Saxon England, Archaeopress, 2004) followed by post-doctoral work on the ‘Viking and Anglo-Saxon Landscape and Economy Project’ with Prof Julian D Richards (University of York) analysing landscapes through metal-detected finds. Since his move to Oxford in 2007 he has continued to publish around his interests in early-medieval settlement and economy alongside his work on medieval numismatics, including as co-editor for Town and Country in Medieval North-Western Europe: Dynamic Interactions (Brepols, 2015) and Hoarding and the Deposition of Metalwork from the Bronze Age to the 20th Century: a British Perspective (Archaeopress, 2015). He is also a regular contributor to the journals Medieval Archaeology and British Numismatic Journal providing details of finds and research from the Portable Antiquities Scheme. He was a Committee member for MSRG from 2011-14 before taking over as Secretary in 2015.
For more info, see: http://www.ashmolean.org/departments/heberdencoinroom/research/