Evan Chapman

Contact Details

Evan Chapman
Archaeology & Numismatics
National Museum Cardiff

Cathays Park, Cardiff
CF10 3NP

Phone: +44 (0)29 2057 3238

Staff Name

Evan Chapman

Job Title

Senior Curator: Archaeology

Areas of Responsibility:

Day-to-day management of the archaeology stores, caring for and providing access to the collections. Curation of the Roman collections held in the National Museum Cardiff.

Qualifications, memberships and relevant positions

MPhil Archaeology (Wales), B.A. Archaeology and History (Wales), Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, committee member of the Roman Finds Group.

Research Interests

My primary artefact specialism is Roman small finds, in particular those made of copper alloy. Currently I am working on find reports for excavations at Caerleon (Priory Field) and Caerwent. My principal areas of broader research interests are Roman brooch types and distribution in Wales and the associated regions of England; and Roman military equipment, in particular those components made of copper alloy.


Roman small finds; Roman copper alloy objects; Roman brooches; Roman military equipment; lorica segmentata; Roman Wales; Roman Caerleon.

Selected Publications

Chapman, E.M. 2014. Roman Britain in 2013: I. Sites Explored: I. Wales. Britannia, 45, 308-13

Chapman, E.M. 2014. Copper Alloy. In N. W. Jones, & A. Gwilt. Excavations of the Site of the Former Welshpool Smithfield and the Roman Burial. Montgomeryshire Collections, 102, 33-34

Chapman, E.M. 2008. Appendix XIII.3: description and discussion of the seal box. In J. Kenney. Recent excavations at Llandygai, near Bangor, North Wales: full excavation report [PDF]. Unpublished GAT Report 764.

Chapman, E.M. 2005. A Catalogue of Roman Military Equipment in The National Museum of Wales. British Archaeological Reports, British Series 388 (Oxford).

Chapman, E.M. 2002. Evidence for an Armamentarium at Caerleon? The Prysg Field Rampart Buildings. In M. Aldhouse-Green & P. V. Webster. Artefacts and Archaeology: Aspects of the Celtic and Roman World (Cardiff: University of Wales Press), 33-43