Rupert Birtwistle - BA (Hons) MA PhD Candidate

Director of Commercial Archaeology

Rupert helped formed Past to Present Archaeology in 2019. He graduated from Southampton University with a Master’s degree in Palaeolithic Archaeology and Human Origins, and now undertakes a PhD at University of Leicester researching the Lower to Middle Palaeolithic transition in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Rupert has extensive knowledge of archaeology across the East Midlands, East Anglia and the Caucasus, and is also a lithics specialist, with a keen interest in the Palaeolithic period across Britain and Europe.

Carl Hayward

Business Improvement Specialist

Carl is an accomplished Business Improvement & Operational Excellence professional. During his career he has advised senior leadership teams of major global companies on process and business improvements that have driven out £15m+ of unnecessary costs and reduced work process times.Primarily using Lean methodologies, he works with companies on a top down, bottom-up approach engaging the workforce to identify improvement opportunities whilst helping senior teams prioritise the business changes necessary to meet their long-term strategies.Outside of work his love for history and archaeology, coupled with his passion to travel and experience different cultures, led him to attain a BA (Hons) in Archaeology.

Dr. Emma Green - BSc (Hons) MSc PhD

Associate Director and Human Osteologist

Emma joined Past to Present Archaeology in 2021. She graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2014 with a Masters degree in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology and went on to undertake doctoral research focusing on an archaeothanatological approach to assessing burials dating to the late Anglo-Saxon period. Emma has also undertaken a reassessment of a skeletal collection held at Nottingham Castle museum.

Hazel - BA (Hons) MSc

Heritage and Community officer

Hazel has been an archaeologist since 2018, with experience in commercial and community archaeology. She particularly loves the Anglo-Saxon period. Her passion is in historic building surveys in which she has a Master’s degree. For her dissertation, Hazel delved into the topic of conservation of Lincolnshire Tower Mills. Outside of work Hazel is a lover of science-fiction novels and movies. She enjoys outdoor pursuits such as exploring historic sites.

Callum - BA (Hons)

Project Supervisor

Callum has been involved in archaeology since 2016, with three years’ experience in commercial. His main interest is in Romano British archaeology and he studied Roman Coloniae in the UK for his dissertation. Callum has a particular interest in aerial drone photography, photogrammetry and QGIS. Away from the field Callum has many and varied leisure interests, he enjoys cycling, football, and music.


Senior Archaeologist

Jedlee is a seasoned archaeologist, who has continuously worked in the field since 2004. Working on a variety of projects across the UK, from Palaeolithic flint scatters to medieval buildings, Jedlee has built up a wealth of experience, and is one of Past to Present Archaeology’s core project leaders. He is also responsible for the training of our new recruits.


Project Supervisor

Eleanor is a vital member of our team with four years of field archaeology experience gained at the University of Chester. Specializing in the practical aspects of fieldwork, Eleanor brings a down-to-earth approach to our projects. Outside of archaeology, she enjoys step aerobic classes and expressing her creativity through jewelry making in her free time.

Josh - BA (Hons)

Project Archaeologist

Josh started with past to present as a trainee in 2022, and is looking to begin his MA in Classical Archaeology and Ancient Greek. Although still gaining experience in commercial archaeology, Josh is a very passionate Archaeologist. Having spent most of his childhood in Greece, Josh is interested in the Archaic and Hellenistic periods of Ancient Greece and is currently studying the Ancient Greek language in his spare time. When not at work, Josh can be found gaming, laughing at cat videos on the internet or indulging his other passion in life, Harley Davidsons.

Amy - BA

Trainee Archaeologist

Amy is a graduate of the University of Leicester completing a degree in Ancient history and Archaeology and is the newest member of the Past to Present Archaeology team. Amy has participated in digs across the UK including The Ness of Brodgar on Orkney and The Isle of Mann. Her current archaeological interests include human osteology and marine archaeology. In her free time she enjoys baking, gardening and writing.

Charlie - BA

Trainee Archaeologist

Charlie is a graduate of the University of Leicester after completing a degree in Ancient History and Archaeology. Charlie is particularly interested in Ancient Rome and studies how magical practice presented itself in this time period in her free time. Her archaeological interests focus around Roman archaeology. Her other interests include gaming, reading and hiking with her dog.

Franciska - BSc & MSc

Trainee Archaeologist

Franciska is particularly interested in illustration, rock art, cave archaeology, and difficult heritage, with a focus explored in-depth in her dissertation. In her research, she delved into the presence of Scottish Gypsy Travellers in the caves around the Isle of Arran, Scotland. While her academic pursuits are diverse, her favorite kind of archaeology is the one that takes her traveling. Francisca has been actively involved in international projects, including fresco restoration in Portugal, rock art recording in Italy, and restoring a Stone Age village in Finland. Beyond archaeology, she is an avid outdoors enthusiast, enjoying activities like hiking, rock climbing, and expressing her creativity through music, drawing, and craft projects.

Helena - BA

Marketing Assistant

Helena is currently a marketing student at Nottingham Trent University, where she specialises in digital marketing. Beyond her academic pursuits, Helena has a diverse range of interests. In her free time, she delights in cooking, exploring new destinations through travel, practicing yoga for both physical and mental well-being, and enjoying leisurely walks with her Hungarian Viszla puppy.