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Landscape Archaeology

Research lead: Professor Vincent Gaffney

Landscape research at the University of Bradford incorporates analysis of past settlement, including cityscapes, and wider land use, reconstruction of environments, visualisation of ancient landscapes as well as reception of ancient landscapes in the modern world and the sustainability of modern landscapes that contain ancient monuments.

Staff at Bradford have carried out landscape research across Britain and Europe and many other parts of the world including America, Africa and Asia. Professor Vincent Gaffney, the Anniversary Chair in Landscape Archaeology, has undertaken research including mapping the inundated landscapes of the Southern North Sea, SedDNA profiling of marine deposits at Bouldnor Cliff, research into Mesolithic monuments and archaeoastronomy in north east Scotland, and study of World Heritage landscapes including Stonehenge and Ironbridge in Britain, Diocletian’s Palace, the Stari Grad field in Croatia and Cyrene in Libya.

Other field projects have included the wetland landscape of the river Cetina (Croatia), fieldwork in Italy centred on the Roman town at Forum Novum, historic landscape characterisation at Fort Hood (Texas) and Internet mapping of the Mundo Maya region.

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