"Hi, my name is Charlie and I am the current community archaeology placement holder with the National Trust, South Wales. I started my placement in April 2013, and since then I have been working all over South Wales with various groups wanting to rediscover the past.
"I graduated from Bournemouth University in 2008 with a BSc in Archaeological and Forensic Sciences followed by an MSc in Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology from Cranfield University. After finishing my Masters degree I took up a position in the Forensic Institute at Cranfield University as a geophysical surveyor. During this time I developed a real passion for military archaeology, particularly that of the 20th Century. I worked on some really exciting projects with the Forensic Institute, including surveying WWI trenches on Flanders Fields, searching for tunnel Harry at Stalagluft III (the site of the Great Escape) and surveying mass graves in theUkraine from the Holocaust.
"I wouldn’t describe myself as a typical archaeologist; I prefer my archaeology to be a little more contemporary than most of my peers. Anything post dating the First World War would fall under my particular area of interest. I also have a keen interest in the application of archaeological methodologies to forensic applications and I am an aspiring forensic archaeologist looking to build up my casework portfolio.
"I enjoy working with individuals and groups interested in investigating the past, one of the most enjoyable aspects of this is the challenge of coming up with a project design that suits the needs of the community whilst keeping the archaeological objective in sight."
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And also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Charlie_Enright