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Qualifications and Experience


Jon Kenny 

Jon started out in a very different career, following an HND in Business Studies at the old Plymouth Polytechnic, he worked in retailing and then in social housing. During this time Jon spent a lot of time encouraging communities to get involved with the management of their housing estates. Jon also started to go on archaeological excavations in his holidays. In 1992 he left housing to start a degree in Archaeology at the University of York. He then obtained the following academic qualifications to add to his considerable experience of working with people and communities:


  • BA Hons in Archaeology at the University of York (1995).

  • MA (with distinction) in Archaeological Heritage Management at the University of York (1997).

  • PhD in Science Studies at Lancaster University (2002).


Jon worked from 2001 until 2006 at the Archaeology Data Service and University of York (as a project manager of European and HLF projects and as temporary editor of the internet journal Internet Archaeology). During this time Jon helped found Friends of Active Archaeology, a community archaeology group keeping his eye in as a field archaeologist. In 2006 Jon moved to York Archaeological Trust (YAT) to become their Community Archaeologist. After nine years of experience at YAT Jon started up his own business in community archaeology.


In addition to his academic qualifications Jon has the following professional accreditations:

  • Full Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (since 2004 membership number 2601).

Jon has undertaken a number of courses over the last 20+ years. He has the following certificates:

  • First Aid at Work with St John's Ambulance.

  • Paediatric First Aid with St John's Ambulance.

  • DBS Enhanced Certificate: Child and Adult Workforce, School Volunteer issued 2022.

  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (HS&E tested).

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