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Dr Justin Dix 

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Justin Dix is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Southampton.

Dr Justin Dix is a lecturer for both Ocean and Earth Science (National Oceanography Centre Southampton) and Archaeology at Southampton. Within Archaeology he is a member of the Centre for Maritime Archaeology.

For further information visit his OES staff profile.

Research interests

Justin's principal archaeological research interests revolve around the identification, reconstruction and evolution of submerged archaeological sites. In particular, he is interested in adapting geophysical, geological and civil engineering techniques for this work, and is a member of the Marine Geophysics Research Group. Justin was a key member of the team that pioneered the use of Chirp sources for the investigation of archaeological sites. He is also interested in Late Quaternary palaeo-environments (in NW Europe and the Red Sea) and the use of archaeological evidence in the investigation of crustal movements.

Research group

Affiliate research groups

Centre for Maritime Archaeology, Social prehistory

Research project(s)

Saxon fish weirs in the Blackwater Estuary, Essex - Dormant

During the 1980s Ron Hall, a local boat owner and archaelogist, noticed a number of wooden structures within the intertidal zone of the Blackwater Estuary, Essex, UK.

Lacustrine archaeology: potential indicators for recent crustal movements. A Swedish case study: Lake Vattern - Dormant

In May/June 1999 the High Resolution Seismology Group conducted a side scan and chirp sonar survey in Lake Vattern, South-Central Sweden.

Modelling of Scour around shipwrecks - Dormant

Exploring the role of fluid flow on the development of submerged sites.

Roman shipwrecks project - Dormant

The Roman shipwrecks project was set up in 2000 to investigate the existence of Roman wrecks in the waters surrounding the British Isles. This project continues research begun in 1998, with funding from the Royal Commission on the Historic Monuments of England (RCHME)'s National Monuments Record.

Maritime and marine historic environment research framework - Dormant

The Centre for Maritime Archaeology at the University of Southampton has been commissioned by English Heritage to coordinate the development of a research framework for the maritime, marine and coastal archaeology of England.

Acoustic characteristics of archaeological wooden material in marine environment - Dormant

Following preliminary work during 1999-2000 (Dix, Arnott, Best, Moody and Gregory) this fully funded project started in October 2000 and represented a joint venture between the University of Southampton, the National Museum of Denmark (NMF) and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala.

Acoustic methods in marine archaeology - Dormant

Resolving the challenges of imaging buried artefacts in the marine environment.

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Justin is Course Coordinator for the Marine Geoarchaeology course, part of the MA/MSc in Maritime Archaeology, and also teaches undergraduate courses.

Dr Justin Dix
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Southampton, Avenue Campus, Southampton. SO17 1BF United Kingdom

Room Number: NOCS/186/05

Facsimile: (023) 8059 3059

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