Midland Archæological Services (MAS) was formed in 2009 as an independent archaeological practice by Steve Williams, a well proven archaeologist with over 20 years experience in the commercial archaeology sector.
Since its formation, the company has gone from strength to strength, evolving to accommodate the heritage demands of today’s development and planning industries. We continue to develop our skill set, backed up with cutting edge technology, which enables us to satisfy the needs of development projects, both large and small, and in compliance with national and regional polices and guidelines.
Steve Williams is Principal Archaeologist at MAS and has been involved in archaeology since the early 1990’s, graduating from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London in 1996 with a degree in Medieval Archaeology. He has worked extensively throughout the UK for a number of professional archaeological companies and trusts and has gained a broad knowledge of British Archaeology. He has a particular interest in British prehistory and historic buildings, is a trained historic buildings specialist and an Affiliate of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation
There are a number of organisations who work in the related fields of archaeology, heritage and planning. The most significant are:
Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA): the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas.
Institute for Historic Building Conservation: The professional institute which represents conservation professionals in the public and private sectors in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Historic England: a government service championing England’s heritage and giving expert, constructive advice.
Council for British Archaeology (CBA): an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology