Keith Parfitt graduated with a BA in British Archaeology at University College, Cardiff, 1978. Joined the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit, working on a variety of excavations across Kent and S.E. London and spent several years writing-up Keston Roman villa. Moved to Canterbury Archaeological Trust in 1990 and worked on the Dover A20 project which culminated in discovery of the Bronze Age Boat in 1992; on Buckland Anglo-Saxon cemetery in 1994 and Townwall Street, Dover in 1996. Director for K.A.S. excavations at Minster, 2002-2004. In collaboration with the British Museum excavated and published the complex Bronze Age barrow site at Ringlemere, 2002-2006. Supervised excavations at East Wear Bay Roman villa, Folkestone, 2010-2011. Presently directing the major excavations in Dover town centre.
Running parallel with full-time career, Director of Excavations for amateur Dover Archaeological Group since 1978.
Elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2000 and currently a Member of the Chartered Institute for archaeologists.