Member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists (MIFA)
As the Database and Geographic Information Systems Development Manager for the MoL, Dr. Rauxloh is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction to the exploitation of both these system to ensure disciplined data capture, validation, analysis and presentation so as to enable holistic archaeological interpretation. He is responsible for and architect of all the bespoke Oracle-based databases used by the archaeological service, and archive and all museum osteologists. Within the archaeological service he supports and develops the use of GIS applications for the purpose of both inter and intra-site spatial analysis and graphical production. His work also involves preparing and presenting non-spatial and map based data from archaeological and museum-collection databases for presentation via the internet, in publications and in public galleries.
His current research interests are in the exploitation of GIS technology for London-wide analyses of archaeological data at the single context level, the 3D modelling of complex urban burial stratigraphies within a GIS environment, and the presentation of digital archaeological archives on-line. He is also involved in the use of location-based services for historical/archaeological information delivery the increasing use of internet based map service technology, for public viewing and dissemination with museum galleries and on the internet. Following completion of a first degree in Archaeology and a master’s qualification in Archaeology and IT, Dr. Rauxloh joined MoLA as a computing assistant directly on completion of his PhD research. The PhD had been a collaborative project between University College London and the Department of Urban Archaeology, Museum of London, the subject of which was the creation and utilization of complex single-context stratigraphic models – habitually generated in urban areas – within a Relational Database Management System, (RDBMS). Dr. Rauxloh has also worked in a consultancy role for MoL with partners in the archaeological/cultural sector on capacity-building projects in Portugal, France, Romania, Kosovo, and nationally. He has expertise in web content management, usability and site planning, and has managed survey teams within London, Romania central Italy, Northern England and Malta. As a field archaeologist, he has worked in southern England, Libya, Israel, Southern Italy and France. He teaches the Archaeology and Computing modules of the Birkbeck College Masters course in Archaeology (University of London), and has spoken about his work both nationally and internationally.
1996 PhD University College London
1990 Msc Archaeology & Information Technology
1988 BA Hons Archaeology, University of Reading