Living Landscapes

This theme embraces all aspects of landscapes, from the social and cultural production of domestic space to large-scale demographic distributions, and from ancient geographic treatises to the latest digital reconstructions. Within this theme, we have particular expertise in GIS, spatial analysis, and Ancient Greek and Roman geographic thought. 

Core staff

Allison, Armit, Barton, Christie, Crellin, Edwards, Gillings, Harris, Haselgrove, James, Merrills, Samson, Shipley, Stewart, Taylor, Thomas, Young

Key research projects

Recent publications

  • Allison, P. 2013. People and Space in Roman Military Bases. Cambridge University Press.
  • Armit, I. G.T. Swindles, K. Becker, G. Plunkett, M. Blaauw. 2014. ‘Rapid climate change did not cause population collapse at the end of the European Bronze Age’. Proceedings of the National Academy of Scicne of the United States of America 111 (48): 17045-17049.
  • Christie, N. and P. Diarte-Blasco (eds) 2018. Interpreting Transformations in Society and Landscapes in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Oxbow.
  • Christie, N., H Herold (eds) 2016. Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europe: Defended Communities of the 8th-10th Centuries. Oxbow.
  • Gillings, M. 2015. ‘Mapping invisibility: GIS approaches to the analysis of hiding and seclusion’, Journal of Archaeological Science 62: 1-14.
  • Gillings, M. and J. Pollard (eds). 2016. Landscape Archaeology. Routledge.
  • Gillings, G. and J. Pollard. 2016. ‘Making Megaliths: Shifting and Unstable Stones in the Neolithic of the Avebury Landscape’. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 26: 537-559.
  • Merrils, A. 2017. Roman Geographies of the Nile. From the Late Republic to the Early Empire. Cambridge University Press.
  • Shipley, D.G.J. 2017. ‘Agis IV, Kleomenes III, and Spartan landscapes’. Historia, 66 (3): 281–97.
  • Shipley, D.G.J. 2011. Pseudo-Skylax’s Periplous: The Circumnavigation of the Inhabited World. Bristol Phoenix Press.bridge University Press: 95-123