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Timothy Young

Dr Timothy Young

Teaching Associate

School of History, Archaeology and Religion


Research interests

  • Archaeometallurgy
  • Geophysics

GeoArch website




  • Guest, P. and Young, T. 2017. Recent work on the site of the legionary fortress at Caerleon. In: Hodgson, N., Bidwell, P. and Schachtmann, J. eds. Roman Frontier Studies 2009. Proceedings of the XXI International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies (Limes Congress) held at Newcastle upon Tyne in August 2009.. Oxford: Archaeopress, pp. 85-96.




Book sections


Teaching profile

Currently teaching on:

  • 'Surveying and Prospecting' (HS2314)
  • 'Analysis of artefacts' (HS2320)
  • 'Archaeological Science' (HS2422)


Education and qualifications

MA Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge.

PhD awarded 1985 (The stratigraphy of the upper Ordovician of central Portugal), Sheffield University

1985-1987: NERC Postdoctoral Fellow, The sedimentology of an upper Ordovician ironstone in Europe, Sheffield University.

Career overview

1988-1991: Research Assistant: NERC mapping contract, Geological Sheet 134, Pwllheli (UWCC).

1993: Research Associate: Developing computer-aided learning module on Stereographic Projection. (UWCC).

1994-1998: Part-time lecturer, Department of Earth Sciences, Cardiff University.

1993-2003: Part-time tutor, Department of Geography, Swansea University.

1997-     : Associate Tutor, Archaeology, Cardiff University

1997-    :  owner GeoArch, Archaeological Consultancy (

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of The Society of Antiquaries
  • Fellow of The Geological Society
  • Member of Council of the Historical Metallurgy Society (Chairman 2007-2011)
  • Member of the Caerleon Research Committee
  • Member of Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society
  • Member of Gloucester and District Archaeological Research Group
  • Member of Severn Estuary Levels Research Committee