David Heslop is an archaeological consultant who was formerly the Tyne and Wear County Archaeologist and Monuments Manager at Newcastle City Council. He now is co-director of New Visions Heritage Ltd. In forty years of field archaeology and cultural resource management, his research interests have included later prehistoric settlement, church archaeology, maritime heritage and building recording. He is a specialist in ground stone artefacts. David is Cathedral Archaeologist at Newcastle and Carlisle. He's an active member of the local archaeology society, and a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.