Sophie assists with the running of the Treasure Trove Unit.
Sophie has a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Paleoanthropology and Paleolithic Archaeology from University College London. She worked as the Finds Liaison Officer for Essex under the Portable Antiquities Scheme from 2017 to 2021.
Sophie joined the Treasure Trove team in February 2021, and is interested in stone age archaeology with a focus on the Paleolithic period. She has undertaken digs in the UK and Pompeii, Italy. She welcomes the opportunity to see a wide range of artefacts, and particularly enjoys learning about early representations of art in the stone age. Sophie is proud to be working on a team that ensures archaeologically important finds are saved for the public’s benefit, and is passionate about outreach.
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