Richard Taylor Biography – Richard Taylor Wiki
Richard Taylor is an archaeologist and co-presenter of the Channel 4 TV series, the Great British Dig, alongside Hugh Dennis. The Great British Dig is a 4 x 60’ series produced by Strawberry Blond TV for More4. Actor and comedian Hugh Dennis is joined by an expert team of archaeologists to excavate back gardens around Britain. The experts joining Hugh Dennis on The Great British Dig are Dr. Chloe Duckworth, archaeological scientist and lecturer at Newcastle University, archaeologist Richard Taylor and field archaeologist Natasha Billson.
Archaeologists Richard Taylor is also a qualified teacher and published writer with experience in various archaeological and educational management roles. He is the Kent Archaeological Society (KAS) Magazine Editor and leads the KAS Strategy Group. In addition, he is currently a Director of a successful commercial archaeological company and previously worked as Community Archaeologist for Kent County Council with a remit to develop a youth-focused heritage education strategy and broaden heritage volunteer participation.
His heritage specialisms include geophysical surveying, particularly magnetometry, and fieldwork practice involving British Prehistoric sites (Neolithic to Bronze Age). He is also interested in historic defences, particularly World War I and World War II. Away from archaeology, he has expertise in developing, leadership and lecturing of Higher Education sports courses and teaching academy scholars at professional football clubs.
The archaeologist is co-owner and Director of Darnley Archaeological Services Ltd, which provides archaeological support services throughout the south-east.