Graduating in 2012 from the University of York with an MA in Medieval Archaeology. My professional focus is on the archaeology of the Viking Age in the British Isles, concentrating on Viking Age Burial practices.
Education, teaching & training
I am a non traditional student reentering academia after a 30 yr Hiatus. I was a volunteer with the North Carolina Office of State Archaeology for several years in my earlier years. I have now decided to return to gain a degree in Anthropology and Geology.
I am a PhD Student at the University of Western Australia investigating 50,000 years of Aboriginal marine resource use in the northern Carnarvon Bioregion, Western Australia. I have long been interested in experimental archaeology.
Since 1989 I have dealt with environmental education, organizing workshops and guided tours and naturalistic especially in the territory of the Alta Murgia National Park and in the major natural areas of Puglia, collaborating with schools, facilities for professional training, cultural circles ,
I orginally trained as a professional embroiderer at the Royal School of Needlework and then gained a degree in Archaeology at the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
I have studied Prehistory at Leiden University and got my master's degree there. After a few years of excavating I turned my attention to archaeology & education.
Mike became involved with experimental archaeology while undertaking a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology at Washington College in 2013. Part of this coursework included primitive skills training in basic knapping, hide tanning, and prehistoric clothing manufacture.
Dr. in Quaternary and Prehistory with European mention in the University Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona (Spain) in collaboration with the University of Ferrara (Italy).
I am interested in Celtic and Roman times since 2002.
Also I work unsalaried for the local archaeology authority at the Roman Vicus Eisenberg (Palatina).