David Gibson

Archaeological Manager


David Gibson is an Archaeological Manager with the Cambridge Archaeological Unit. With over 25 years’ experience, David has a proven track record in delivering archaeological schemes on time and budget. He has demonstrable experience in negotiation and maintenance of links with clients and acting for them in consultation with regulatory bodies (including national and local government and NDPBs). David is a firm believer in outreach and the dissemination of archaeological results. He has extensive experience liaising with the media (including television, radio, print and internet).


David has been responsible for production of over 175 client reports and the publication of a wide range of archaeological projects resulting from proposed developments throughout East Anglia and beyond over 25 years. These developments include:

  • mineral extraction (gravel and hard rock quarries)

  • large-scale housing schemes—both as urban regeneration and greenfield sites

  • linear and pipeline schemes.


David is Project Manager of the multi-award winning and internationally-important Must Farm excavations.

He is author academic articles in journals including in the Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, Britannia and Antiquity.

David is an experienced media presenter with experience including national/international newspapers and magazines (including the Guardian, Times, Daily Mail, Sunday Times, Observer, the New Yorker magazine and Apollo—the International Art Magazine). Television and Radio appearances include the BBC Radio 4 PM programme and Radio 5 Live Drive programme.

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