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Research project

Living with Monuments: life and cultural landscape between the 4th and 2nd millennia BC in the Avebury region, Wiltshire

  • Lead researcher:
  • Research funder:
    Arts & Humanities Research Council
  • Status:
    Not active


Lead researcher

Professor Josh Pollard

Professor of Archaeology

Research interests

  • My research has taken in themes relating to monumentality (and especially the conditions under which monument buidling occurs), depositional practices and materiality, cultural perceptions of the environment, and approaches to the study of settlement and routine. These have been articulated through a focus on British later prehistory, and especially the Neolithic. Over the last 25 years I have been involved - in collaboration with colleagues in the UCL and the Universities of Bournemouth, Manchester and UHI - in major fieldwork projects investigating the great monument complexes of Avebury (the AHRC-funded ‘Living with Monuments Project’ and ‘Longstones Project’) and Stonehenge (the ‘Stones of Stonehenge’ and AHRC-funded ‘Stonehenge Riverside Project’).
  • I have also researched and published on other topics, including the archaeology of contact on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and the links between contemporary art and archaeology.

Research outputs

Benjamin Chan,
Juan Francisco Gibaja,
Virginia García-Díaz,
Christian Hoggard,
Niccolò Mazzucco,
Jake Rowland,
& Annelou Van Gijn
, 2020 , PLoS ONE
Type: article
Mark Gillings,
, 2019 , Antiquity , 93 (368) , 359--377
Type: article
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