My name is Gareth Beale, I am an archaeologist with a specialism in computer graphics, digital technologies and the representation of archaeology.
I began my archaeological career at the age of 8 excavating pieces of broken glass, rusting metal and musket balls from my parents garden. Many years later I went to Exeter University to study archaeology before coming to the University of Southampton to do an MSc in archaeological computing. I am now in the final stages of my PhD research which investigates the potential use of computer graphics techniques as a tool for study Roman painted statues from Herculaneum in Italy.
My other major historical passion lies in the urban and industrial archaeology of the Westcountry and the South Coast of England (possibly as a result of the broken glass, rusting metal and musket balls)