EMILY WAPSHOTT│The Lifelong Archaeologist

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For this episode of The All-Around Adventure Podcast, I’m joined by Emily Wapshott; a Commercial Archaeologist at Southwest Archaeology and Co-Founder of Archaeologists Engage in the UK.

Emily’s tenure as an archaeologist started at a young age. Beginning with digging for, and finding, things in her own backyard. She also had the opportunity to do volunteer fieldwork alongside archaeologists from University College London when she was just eight years old. It was then that she knew that she wanted to eventually pursue a career in archaeology. This would lead her to the University of Exeter. Where she earned a double honors undergraduate degree in History and Archaeology, as well as a postgraduate degree in Experimental Archaeology. Throughout her career, Emily has conducted fieldwork in some amazing places abroad in countries like Greece and the US. Though now as a Commercial Archaeologist, much of her work is done primarily throughout Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset in the UK.

In this episode, Emily tells us about her career as an archaeologist. Beginning with some of her earliest finds that she has kept up until this day. Emily also tells us about some of her current projects, as well as projects that she has coming up. One of them is Dig The Castle, a community dig scheduled for September and October. During this project, she will be leading a group of primary students to excavate the site of a Norman motte and bailey castle in Great Torrington in Devon. We also address some common questions that archaeologists are typically asked. Such as if real archaeology is the same as it’s depicted in pop culture and other forms of media!

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Connect with Emily!

Emily’s Instagram
Southwest Archaeology Website
Archaeologists Engage Website
Dig The Castle Website
Dig The Castle Instagram


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