Paul Sambrook

I graduated in Archaeology and Welsh (BA Joint Hons) from St. David’s University College, Lampeter in 1986. In 1993 I also passed my Post Graduate Certificate of Education at Trinity College, Carmarthen. After graduating I worked as a field surveyor with the Ceredigion Archaeological Survey and was also a site assistant and Education Officer at Castell Henllys, the reconstructed Iron Age hillfort managed by the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

From 1994 until 2004 I was a Project Officer with the Dyfed Archaeological Trust and was involved in projects in southwest and mid-Wales, including the Deserted Rural Settlement Project, Metal Mines, Uplands Initiative surveying, the Tir Gofal agri-environmental project. I also developed an outreach programme within the Trust and became deeply interested in community heritage and archaeology.

Since starting Trysor with Jenny Hall in 2004, I have been able to further develop my fieldwork skills, particularly through large-scale Upland Surveys across Wales, and also worked on a large number of desk-based assessments, watching briefs and evaluations.

I have also taken part in many community projects, including many interpretive projects. I am a fluent Welsh speaker and enjoy working bilingually, especially on community projects.