Ian Reed is an archaeologist and research scientist, and has worked at NIKU since 1994.
He is employed at NIKUs district office in Trondheim where his work is mainly concerned with planning and carrying out archaeological excavation within the medieval town of Trondheim. He has been project manager for a large number of excavations in Trondheim and several in Tromsø. In addition he has been responsible for the documentation of archaeological work at a number of medieval church sites in the counties of Møre and Romsdal, South and North Trøndelag and Nordland. He has also worked with finds recording and the development of a recording system.
He is a specialist on medieval and later ceramics, and has written a book about the post-medieval pottery industry in the counties of Trøndelag. He has further published a number of articles on the medieval pottery found on excavations in Trondheim and Tønsberg. In addition he has published articles on the environmental monitoring of archaeological deposits.
Reed has experience of archaeological fieldwork both in Norway and abroad, amongst others several years work in York. He has participated on the archaeological excavations in Trondheim since 1971 and was for many years archaeologist and assistant office manager at the Directorate of Cultural Heritages office in Trondheim.
Reed studied History at St. John’s College, York (part of Leeds University).