Toby Driver

rcahmw staff driverSenior Investigator - Aerial Survey (Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales)

Toby is a Senior Investigator (Aerial Survey) with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales. He works as part of the CHERISH team two days a week and is primarily responsible for leading aerial survey and monitoring of heritage sites along the coast of Wales and Ireland as part of the cross-border CHERISH team, as well as assisting with other archaeological aspects of the project.

He graduated with a degree in archaeology from the University of Southampton. He worked first in local authority archaeology units before joining the Welsh Royal Commission in 1995, where he has managed the aerial reconnaissance programme since 1997. He was awarded his doctorate from the University of Wales, Lampeter, in 2006 for a study of the Iron Age hillforts of north Ceredigion. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Trustee of the Cambrian Archaeological Association.


Toby has written or co-authored six books on aerial archaeology, Welsh archaeology and hillforts including Pembrokeshire: Historic Landscapes from the Air (RCAHMW 2007) and most recently The Hillforts of Cardigan Bay (Logaston 2016). He has co-directed recent excavations at Abermagwr Romano-British villa, Ceredigion, with Dr Jeffrey Davies, and on Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, as part of a collaborative project with Royal Commission colleague Louise Barker, Dr Bob Johnston (University of Sheffield) and Dr Oliver Davis (Cardiff University).