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Phil Harding talks on his life in Archaeology

We were lucky to have the celebrated archaeologist Phil Harding give an insight into his life in archaeology with an entertaining talk after the AGM on Wednesday 15 June.

Phil began his career as a field archaeologist more than 50 years ago, and has worked for Wessex Archaeology since 1979, including many sites in and around Salisbury. He has written a number of academic publications relating to some of the most significant archaeological sites of the last fifty years and is an acknowledged expert on prehistoric flint-knapping.

He spends much of his time giving talks and demonstrations in schools and colleges, working with injured soldiers and with the Young Archaeologists’ Club as well as with many other charities. In 2008 he was awarded an honorary Doctorate from the University of Southampton in 2008 “for outstanding personal achievement in the field of archaeology”, receiving the Henry Stopes Memorial Medal from the Geologists’ Association in 2012 and voted Archaeologist of the Year in March 2013 by readers of Current Archaeology Magazine.