Peter Yeoman has worked as an archaeologist throughout the UK for more than 40 years, directing and publishing major excavations, while also writing a number of books. He studied Archaeology and History of Art at the University of Leicester. Until recently Peter was Head of Cultural Heritage and then Principal Heritage Researcher at Historic Scotland, working across their 340 properties in care, along with management of World Heritage Sites. He now works independently to pursue his own research interests and to provide heritage consultancy services. He has researched mediaeval and ecclesiastical architecture and the Norman period of Sicily is of particular interest. He especially enjoys leading archaeology tours at home and abroad.