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Meet the Experts

Due to the national and international significance of the finds, a team of world class experts have been working with The Novium Museum to analyse and intepret the finds to tell the story of the Mystery Warrior.


Garrard Cole Garrard Cole

Garrard Cole is a professional osteoarchaeologist and Honorary Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Archaeology. His research interests include palaeopathology, especially syphilis and neoplasms, 3D printing of pathological specimins and medical imaging applied to archaeological specimins. He is involved in mentoring MSc and PhD students of osteology at UCL and Winchester University, and providing guidance to museum curators with respect to their collections.


Dr Julia Farley Dr Julia Farley

Dr Julia Farley is responsible for the British and continental European Iron Age collections at the British Museum. Her research interests include craft and production, especially metalwork and metalworking technologies, Iron Age ritual and depositional practices, and the colonial encounter between communities in Iron Age Britain and the Roman world. She was lead curator on the major British Museum exhibition, Celts: Art and Identity (September 2015 - January 2016), organised in partnership with National Museums Scotland.


Prof Andrew Fitzpatrick

Professor Andrew Fitzpatrick

Andrew is a heritage consultant and an Honorary Research Professor at Leicester University. He is an expert on Iron Age Britain and France and is currently writing a book about Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain. He directed the excavation of the important Iron Age cemetery at Westhampnett near Chichester.

'The Mystery Warrior brings us face to face with history. Did this man fight against Julius Caesar?'


Dr Melanie Giles Dr Melanie Giles

Dr Melanie Giles is a senior lecturer in archaeology at the University of Manchester, with a particular interest in Iron Age burials, especially the swords, mirrors and chariots of East Yorkshire. Most recently, she has been working with the British Museum and Michael Rosen on the 'Grave Goods Project' which has produced some wonderful poems and visualisations for schoolteachers to use. She is also completing a study of bog bodies, working with colleagues at Manchester Museum on their 'bog head' Worsley man.


James Kenny

James Kenny, BA, MCIfA

James was educated in Chichester and at Newcastle University. He has worked professionally in archaeology since 1983, and has held the post of Archaeology Officer for Chichester District Council since 1998. James was lucky enough to be one of the first to view the finds when they were discovered. He has a wealth of knowledge about the Chichester District and its history.

'Due to the richness of the finds within the grave, we believe that the Mystery Warrior held one of the most prestigious roles in the country. This is one of the most exceptional finds in this particular archaeological period and is of international significance.'