Sam has been working as a field archaeologist since 2011 and has worked on a variety of archaeological projects (both commercial and non-commercial) gaining wide-ranging knowledge of both fieldwork and post-excavation practices. In 2012 he worked as a community archaeologist funded through the Council for British Archaeology’s (CBA) Community Archaeology Bursary Project. During this time, he helped to provide outreach and support to the local communities of South Wales including leading a community project to record the standing remains of Margam Abbey. He has since contributed to a variety of archaeological projects in the UK including the new housing development at the Limes, Carmarthenshire to the development of the new BBC media centre in Cardiff.
Sam completed his master’s in Landscape Management and Environmental Archaeology in 2013 as part of his thesis he researched the impact of public engagement with the archaeological record. As well as community engagement, Sam’s main interests lie in industrial and conflict archaeology.