Writing, editing and photography by Ralph Mills 

An introduction to Ralph Mills


Beginning as a schoolboy volunteer in the 1960s, my field archaeological career spanned some 20 years and included supervisory positions on mostly resucue excavations from Dover to Hadrian's Wall. At the same time I began writing and editing, in roles that varied from assistant to Big Chief I-SPY to editing corporate communications at a major London PR agency.

In the 1990s I worked in Vancouver, Canada, promoting and selling an advanced educational software system.

Recently I followed a freelance path, interrupted by a few years as marketing manager of a PC hardware manufacturer.

During 2009-10 I studied for an MA in historical archaeology at the University of Leicester.

At present I live in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and am studying for a PhD at Manchester Institute for Research and Innovation in Art and Design (MIRIAD).

For more detail, see my personal web site, At Large (at present being updated).


My first degree was a BSc (Hons) ARCS in zoology from Imperial College, University of London.

I earned an MA (with distinction) in Historical Archaeology from the University of Leicester.


Apart from historical archaeology, photography and writing, my passions include rambling and cycling, and performing classical and folk music.