My research interests lie in the later Prehistory of western Europe from the beginnings of farming to the emergence of ‘state like' polities in the late Bronze and early Iron Ages, and in the application of spatial methods and technologies to Archaeology.
Affiliate research group(s)
Archaeological Prospection Service of Southampton (APSS)
This project, conducted by Dr David Wheatley (Southampton), Dr Leo Garcia Sanjuan (University of Seville) and Dr Marta Diaz Guardamino-Uribe (CSIC) is studying the spatial patterning and archaeological contexts of the ‘South western' group of late bronze age carved stelae from Iberia.
Promoting digital solutions to rock and cave art research
This 18 month project (2014-2015), funded by a BA/Leverhulme Small Research Grant, aims to advance rock art research through the application of state-of-the-art imaging technologies.
IBERENCLOGIS will investigate southern Iberian Ditched Enclosures sites of the fourth millennium BC. The project aims to establish whether different walled and ditched sites may have similar or different functions or meanings, and how Iberian enclosures relate to other traditions of monumental enclosure construction in other parts of Europe. It is conducted by Dr David Wheatley and Dr Victor Jiminez Jaimez.
This two-year (2011-2013) research project, which is being conducted by Dr. Marta Díaz-Guardamino and Dr. David Wheatley, is aimed at exploring the role of visual representations of people and/or things in monumental free-standing stones (‘stelae and statue-menhirs') and the ‘places' where they were located in the crafting of collective memories, identities and territories during the Bronze Age (ca. 2200-900/850 AC) in the Iberian Peninsula applying computer techniques, i.e. Geographic Information Systems (GIS), 3D Laser Scanning and Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI).
Dr David Wheatley
Faculty of Humanities, University of Southampton
Avenue Campus, Highfield
Room Number: 65/2229
Telephone: (023) 8059 4779
Facsimile: (023) 8059 3032