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I am a Senior Lecturer in Applied Archaeological Techniques. In 1989, at the age of 16, I was a trainee on the Wroxeter archaeological field school run by Phil Barker, where I was taught the rigorous excavation and recording methods for which he was famous. Inspired by that experience, I went on to study for my undergraduate degree at Saint David's University College, Lampeter, Wales between 1991 and 1994. Following the completion of my Masters degree at the University of Southampton I worked full-time in commercial archaeology for a number of years, before returning to Southampton to study for my PhD.

I have worked for eleven commercial organisations across the UK and the Republic of Ireland and this experience contributed to my doctoral research project, an analysis of British 'developer-led' archaeology. My thesis was published by Oxbow Books in 2009, with a revised second edition in 2012.

After completing my PhD in 2006 I was employed by the Southampton City Council Archaeology Unit, and as an external advisor to the Institute for Archaeologists on 'Labour Market Intelligence 2007/8: Profiling the Profession 3'.

In 2002, while working for the Cambridge Archaeological Unit, I joined the team of the Anglo-Georgian Expedition to Nokalakevi, which had been established the previous year in collaboration with specialists from the Georgian National Museum in Tbilisi. I have been a Co-Director, and the lead British archaeologist, of the expedition since then and have trained over 150 Georgian and international Archaeology students. 

I joined the Archaeology Department at Winchester in April 2008 and teach on the BA, BSc and MA programmes, as well as supervising research students (see below). I became Programme Leader for our undergraduate archaeology programmes in 2013.

Higher Education Teaching Qualification: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Areas of expertise

  • Archaeological field techniques
  • Cultural resource management
  • History and structure of commercial archaeology
  • 'Early' excavations and excavators


  • Everill, P., Antidze, N., Lomitashvili, D. and Murgulia, N. (in press) Bringing methodology to the fore: The Anglo-Georgian Expedition to Nokalakevi. Ancient West and East.
  • Everill, P., Lortkipanidze, B., Murghulia, N., Colvin, I. and & Lomitashvili, D. (2017) The lost fortress of Onoguris? Newly discovered sixth-century AD fortifications at Khuntsistsikhe, western Georgia. Antiquity Vol. 91 Issue 365.  Read it online.
  • Everill, P., Finneran N. & Flatman J. (eds) 2015 Training and Teaching in the Historic Environment. The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice Vol. 6, Issue 2 (Special Issue). (Read it online).
  • Everill, P. and Irving, P. (eds)  2015 Rescue Archaeology, Foundations for the Future. Hertford: RESCUE - The British Archaeological Trust.
  • Everill, P. (ed) 2014. Nokalakevi Tsikhegoji Archaeopolis: Archaeological excavations 2001-10. Anglo-Georgian Expedition to Nokalakevi. BAR International Series 2612. Oxford, Archaeopress
  • Everill, P. 2012 Excavating a memory: the British in Georgia. Anatolian Studies 153-62
  • Everill, P. 2012. The Invisible Diggers: a study of commercial archaeology in the UK (2nd Edition). Oxford, Oxbow. Available as an eBook HERE.
  • Everill, P. and Young, P. 2012. Archaeological Working Conditions and Public Perception. In: M. Rockman & and J. Flatman (eds) Archaeology in society: its relevance in the modern world. New York, Springer Press, pp 57-65.
  • Everill, P. 2012. Through a strange country: the Parkers at Old Winchester Hill. Proceedings of the Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society 67 (pt.II): 398-404.
  • Everill, P., Marter, P., Lomitashvili, D. and Murgulia, N. 2011 (in Georgian). Mapping Archaeopolis: GPS Survey at the multi-period site of Nokalakevi. Bulletin of the Georgian National Museum Series of Social Sciences #2 (47-B): 117-30.
  • Everill, P. and Nicholls, R. 2011. Archaeological Fieldwork Training: Provision and Assessment in Higher Education. University of Winchester and the Higher Education Academy
  • Everill, P. 2011. Great Expectations, Great Excavations: The view from the trenches. In J. Schofield (ed.) Great Excavations: Shaping the Archaeological Profession. Oxford, Oxbow books, pp 270-78.
  • Everill, P. and White, R. 2011. Philip Barker's Wroxeter. In J. Schofield (ed.) Great Excavations: Shaping the Archaeological Profession. Oxford, Oxbow books, pp 167-80.
  • Everill, P., Colvin, I., Neil, B. and Lomitashvili, D. 2010. Nokalakevi-Archaeopolis: ten years of Anglo-Georgian collaboration. Antiquity 84 (326)
  • Everill, P. 2010. The Parkers of Heytesbury: Archaeological pioneers. Antiquaries Journal 90: 441-53
  • Everill, P. 2009. The Invisible Diggers: A study of commercial archaeology in the UK. Heritage Research Series: 1. Oxford, Oxbow books.
  • Everill, P. 2007. British Professional Field Archaeology: Antiquarians and Labourers; Developers and Diggers. In Y. Hamilakis and P. Duke, Archaeology and Capitalism: From ethics to politics. Left Coast Press.
  • Everill, P. 2007. A day in the life of a training excavation: Teaching fieldwork in the UK. World Archaeology 39:4
  • Strutt, K., Barker, D. and Everill, P. 2005. Interim report on excavations at Tidgrove Warren Farm 2004. Department of Archaeology, University of Southampton.
  • Lomitashvili, D., Lordkipanidze, B., Colvin, I., Armour, N., Everill, P. and Neil, B. 2003. 4; 5; 6; 7; 8 and 9. The Anglo-Georgian Expedition to Nokalakevi-Archaeopolis. Annual report to the Archaeological Commission of The Georgian Academy of Sciences.
  • Everill, P. 2003. Tales of the Invisible Diggers: An update. Rescue News 91: 7.
  • Everill, P. 2003. Invisibly Digging: Outline of a new research project. Rescue News 90: 5.

Grey literature and trade publications

  • Everill, P. 2008. The Southampton Cenotaph 'Roll of Honour'. Southampton City Council.
  • Everill, P. 2008. Monuments within Southampton city parks: A condition survey. Southampton City Council.
  • Russel, J. and Everill, P. 2008. Archaeological excavation at Telephone House, 70-75 High Street , Southampton , SOU 1355. Southampton Archaeology Unit Report 725.
  • Everill, P. 2008. Watching Brief at 84 Bitterne Road West, Southampton , SOU 1447. Southampton Archaeology Unit Report 861.
  • Everill, P. 2007. The Janaway Gardens' Wreck, Portswood, Southampton SOU 988. Southampton Archaeology Unit Report.
  • Everill, P. and Thompson, G. 2007. Watching Brief at 42 Shakespeare Avenue, Portswood, Southampton , SOU 1441. Southampton Archaeology Unit Report 858.
  • Everill, P. and Garner, M. 2007. Archaeological Evaluation Excavation at East Shore School, Eastern Road, Portsmouth , PORMG: 2007/10. Southampton Archaeology Unit Report 833.
  • Everill, P. 2007. Watching Brief at 119 Regents Park Road, Southampton , SOU 1435. Southampton Archaeology Unit Report 832.
  • Everill, P. 2007. Report on a watching brief at 23 and 25 Firgrove Road. Southampton Archaeology Unit Report 822.
  • Thompson, G. and Everill, P. 2007. Archaeological Watching Brief at 50 Charlton Road , Andover , Hampshire, A2006.74. Southampton Archaeology Unit Report 811.
  • Everill, P., Garner, M.F. and Radford, R. 2007. Watching Brief at a Former Agricultural Barn, 1 Allington Manor Farm Cottages, Allington Lane, West End. Southampton Archaeology Unit Report 757.
  • Everill, P., Sturt, F. and Dix, J. 2006. Tees Exploratory Well. An archaeological desk based assessment. Centre for Maritime Archaeology. University of Southampton.
  • Everill, P. and Hall, A. 2002. An Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment of land at Lodge Farm, Costessey, Norfolk. Cambridge Archaeological Unit.
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