Mike Ponsford, B.A., M.Litt., F.S.A., M.I.F.A., the principal consultant, is an experienced archaeologist who for 25 years managed Bristolís archaeological unit based in Bristol museum.
He has a wide knowledge of archaeology and planning and has conducted excavations and surveys nationwide. He has also designed on-site displays and museum exhibits.
In the last few years he has conducted excavations for Cadw-Welsh Historic Monuments and Ogwr Borough Council at 18th- and 19th-century ironworks. More recently Channel Archaeology has recorded the important historic waterfront in Chepstow. In Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, a recent evaluation for Rombourne Ltd found masses of pottery waste from the making of sugar-loaf moulds and syrup-collecting jars used in Bristolís well-known sugar houses.
An ongoing project has been an involvement (for East Mon Industrial Holdings) in the development of Newhouse Park, Chepstow, for commercial and industrial purposes. The muddy floodplain of the River Severn contains evidence for manís settlement of the riverside since the last Ice Age. Some of the most important finds are prehistoric and the finding of wood (including boats) and plant material preserved by the wetness is commonplace.
The latest projects have been concerned with the development of a number of rural buildings that are being converted to houses.
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