Luke Craddock-Bennett

Luke Craddock-Bennett

Luke Craddock-Bennett

Project Manager

Luke has been working in commercial archaeology for over 10 years. He joined Headland as a Project Officer in 2010 and is now a Project Manager. Luke contributes to project design and methodology and is responsible for the day-to-day operation of large-scale archaeological projects both in the field and during post-excavation work.

Luke has directed archaeological projects covering all periods from prehistory down to recent times, preparing desk-based assessments, undertaking site evaluations, historic building recording, monitoring and mitigation excavation. Most notably, he directed excavations at All Saints, West Bromwich and Hereford Cathedral which uncovered c.3,000 burials and Saxon remains. He was a co-author of the Hereford Cathedral report which was published in 2015. The results achieved national media coverage with the identification of a medieval knight, complete with jousting injuries, and DNA evidence that showed a large percentage of Hereford’s male population were Norman settlers.

In addition to archaeological fieldwork, Luke has an interest in historical research and has contributed to Environmental Impact Assessments and Conservation Plans.

Luke’s Featured Projects

Location: Midlands & West, Sector: Conservation, Service: Contracting, Service: Excavation, Service: Osteoarchaeology, Service: Publication, Service: Specialist