Post-Roman Pottery Specialist
Paul was born and raised in Merseyside. He went on his first dig aged 14 while on holiday with his parents in Yorkshire, and later studied Archaeological Sciences at Bradford University. After university, he spent 2 years digging at various sites in Spain, England and Ireland, and has since spent around 30 years as an archaeologist specializing in the study of Anglo-Saxon and medieval pottery, but also taking part in and running excavations and landscape projects in Britain, Italy and Cyprus.
He has appeared as a guest expert on Channel 4's archaeology series Time Team since 1998, he also presented an archaeological magazine programme 'PastFinders' for Meridian Television in 2002 and co-presented the archaeological series 'Pub Dig' between 2011-12.
His interests outside archaeology include art, music, football, rugby league and motorbikes.