Rhiannon joined the Archaeology Wales team in February 2018 as Finds and Environmental Officer, before becoming Post Excavation Manager in December 2021. She is based in the AW Finds and Environmental Processing Facility. Rhiannon is a specialist in palaeoenvironmental analysis, in particular the use of pollen in reconstructing the past environment and she manages the finds and environmental post excavation activities here at AW.
Rhiannon completed her PhD at Cardiff University focusing on the interpretation of submerged peat deposits on the Gower Peninsula. Prior to undertaking her PhD she worked both in the field and as part of the environmental archaeology team at companies based predominantly in the east of England, as well as South Wales and Central London. Rhiannon has been a member of the Association for Environmental Archaeology since 2014 and sat on the committee as Student Representative and then Newsletter Editor between 2015 and 2021.
Rhiannon’s research interests include environmental change, the archaeology of prehistoric Britain, palynology and the effect of past sea level rise on coastal communities.