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Carver, Prof. Martin Oswald Hugh locked

Born 8 July 1941; s of John Hobart Carver and Jocelyn Louisa Grace Tweedie; m 1st, 1963, Carolyn Rose Haig (marr. diss. 1978); one s one d; 2nd, 1981, Madeleine Rose Hummler; three s one d

Professor of Archaeology, University of York, 1986–2008, now Emeritus


Ladycross Sch., Seaford; Wellington Coll., Crowthorne; RMA, Sandhurst; Royal Military Coll., Shrivenham (BSc London); Univ. of Durham (Dip. Archaeol)


Commnd RTR, 1961; Adjt, 4th RTR, 1969; retd in rank of Captain, 1972. Freelance archaeologist, researching and digging in England, Scotland, France and Italy, 1973–86; Founder Dir, Birmingham Univ. Field Archaeol. Unit, 1978–86; Dir, Centre for Medieval Studies, Univ. of York, 2001–02. Excavation campaigns: Durham, 1974; Shrewsbury, 1975; Stafford, 1975–83; Worcester, 1979–81; Castelseprio, Italy, 1980–82; Sutton Hoo, 1983–91; Achir, Algeria, 1992–93; Portmahomack, Scotland, 1994–2007; Castronovo, Sicily, 2014–. Lectures: Dalrymple, Glasgow, 1990; Univ. of New Mexico, 2003; RSAI, 2004; Merchant Adventurers Public Sci., York, 2005; Harvard Univ., 2006; Russian Acad. of Scis, 2007; Groam House, 2007; Medieval Europe, Paris, 2007; J. M. Kemble, Dublin, 2008; Jarrow, 2008; Internat. Soc. of Anglo-Saxonists, Helsinki 2001, Newfoundland 2009; Haskins, Boston, 2009; Rhind, Edinburgh, 2010; NRA, Dublin, 2011; World Heritage, Osaka, 2012; Pirenne, 2013; Midwest Archaeol. Congress, Ill, 2014. Ed., Antiquity, 2003–12. Presenter/writer: BBC 2 progs on Sutton Hoo, 1985–88; BBC Radio 3 progs on Anglo-Saxon Women, 2012. Director: W Midlands Rescue Archaeol. Cttee, 1975–78; Tarbat Discovery Prog., 1994–. Sec., Inst. Field Archaeologists, 1983–88; Chm., Field Archaeol. Specialists (FAS Heritage), 1998–; Vice-Pres., Soc. for Medieval Archaeology, 2010–. Dir, Sutton Hoo Res. Trust, 1983–. Corresp. Mem., Deutsches Archaeologisches Institut, 2002. FSA 1981 (Vice Pres., 2001–06); FSAScot 1994, Hon. FSAScot 2011. Open Prize, BAAS, 2004; Best Project, British Archaeol Awards, 2010; European Heritage Prize, European Assoc. of Archaeologists, 2015; European Res. Council Advanced Grant for Sicily in Transition, 2016


(ed) Medieval Worcester, 1980; (ed) Two Town Houses in Medieval Shrewsbury, 1983; Underneath English Towns, 1987; (ed) Prehistory in Lowland Shropshire, 1991; (ed) The Age of Sutton Hoo, 1992; (ed) In Search of Cult, 1993; Arguments in Stone, 1993; Sutton Hoo: burial ground of Kings?, 1998; Surviving in Symbols: a visit to the Pictish nation, 1999; (ed) The Cross Goes North, 2003; Archaeological Value and Evaluation, 2003; Sutton Hoo: a seventh century princely burial ground and its context, 2005; Portmahomack: monastery of the Picts, 2008, 2nd edn 2016; (with C. Hills and J. Scheschkewitz) Wasperton: a Roman, British and Anglo-Saxon community in central England, 2009; Archaeological Investigation, 2009; The Birth of a Borough, 2010; (ed jtly) Signals of Belief in Early England, 2010; Making Archaeology Happen, 2011; (ed with Jan Klapste) The Archaeology of Medieval Europe, Twelfth to Sixteenth Century, 2011; (ed jtly) Field Archaeology from Around the World: ideas and approaches, 2015; (jtly) Portmahomack on Tarbat Ness: changing ideologies in North-East Scotland, sixth to sixteenth century, 2016; The Sutton Hoo Story: encounters with Early England, 2017; numerous contribs to archaeol jls and magazines


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