Project Manager at Exeter Archaeology and Archaeological Adviser to the Abbey
John Allan, BA, MPhil, is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, Consultant Archaeologist to the Dean & Chapter of Exeter Cathedral, Archaeological Consultant to Glastonbury Abbey. He has served as Joint Editor of the Society for the international journal Post-Medieval Archaeology, Member of Council of the Society for Medieval Archaeology, Member of Council of the Society of Cathedral Archaeologists, a Trustee of the Devon Historic Buildings Trust, and Editor (1984-1997) of the Devon Archaeological Society. For twenty years (1984-2004) he was Curator of Antiquities at Exeter Museum.
He has published one book (1984) and about 50 papers on different aspects of the medieval and later archaeology of South-West England, including medieval and later ceramics, church architecture, monastic sites, Anglo-Saxon coins, castle architecture, Anglo-Saxon town growth and defences, medieval alabasters, and farm buildings. His papers have appeared in national and foreign journals including the Journal of the British Archaeological Association, the Archaeological Journal, Post-Medieval Archaeology, in the county journals of Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, and in conference proceedings.