Eileen Wilkes

Dr Eileen Wilkes

  • 01202 961269
  • ewilkes at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic in Archaeology
  • Christchurch House C132, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

My archaeological interests range from Palaeolithic art to current techniques and practices in the field. My primary research concentrates on the later prehistory of Britain, particularly landscape and intertidal archaeology - exploring riverine and maritime networks related to coastal settlement, mostly in south-west Britain. This includes geophysical and topographic surveys as well as excavation.

Alongside the research projects, I undertake archaeological work in southern Britain with the professional and amateur communities. I am a member of the Steering Committee of the Poole Harbour Heritage Project, direct land based and intertidal investigations, including the study of Green Island, and advise on underwater projects. I am Chair of the Devon Archaeological Society, serve on the Council of the Royal Archaeological Institute and was a member of the Council of the Prehistoric Society until 2012.

I am currently involved in a series of surveys (geophysical and topographic) of enclosure and hillfort sites in Devon, many of which were identified through Devon County Council's Aerial Reconnaissance Programme...

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Journal Articles

Books

  • Wilkes, E.M. and Griffith, F.M., 2010. Prehistoric Devon. Stroud: The History Press.
  • Anglo-Russian Archaeology Seminar: recording systems for archaeological projects. Poole, England and Moscow: Bournemouth University and Russian Academy of Sciences.
  • Wilkes, E.M. and Hewitt, I., 2000. Poole Harbour Littoral: The Holton Lee Project 2000. Poole, England: Bournemouth University, School of Conservation Sciences.
  • Darvill, T., Collis, J. and Wilkes, E.M., 1999. Guidelines for making presentations to an international audience.. London: European Association of Archaeologists.

Chapters

  • Wilkes, E., 2013. Iron Age ports, harbours and structures on the northern Channel coast. In: Daire, M.Y., ed. Anciens peuplements littoraux et relations home/milieu sur les côtes de l'Europe atlantique / Ancient maritime communities and the relationship between people and environment along the European Atlantic coasts.. British Archaeological Reports.
  • Wilkes, E.M. and Griffith, F.M., 2011. In the footsteps of pioneering women: some recent work on Devon hillforts. In: Pearce, S., ed. Recent archaeological work in south-western Britain: papers in honour of Henrietta Quinnell.. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, 121-137.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2010. Iron Age and Roman Farmsteads around Poole Harbour. In: Dyer, B. and Darvill, T., eds. The Book of Poole Harbour. Dorset: Dovecott Press.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2010. The Iron Age of Poole Harbour Islands and Ower Peninsula. In: Dyer, B. and Darvill, T., eds. The Book of Poole Harbour. Dorset: Dovecote Press.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2007. Prehistoric Sea Journeys and Port Approaches: The South Coast and Poole Harbour. In: Cummings, V. and Johnston, R., eds. Prehistoric Journeys. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 121-130.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2005. Archaeology in and around Poole Harbour. Poole Harbour and its Heritage. Dorset: English Heritage and Poole Harbour Commissioners, 12-13.
  • Hewitt, I. and Wilkes, E.M., 2003. Roman forts in a designed landscape. East Holton, Wareham St Martin: a journey to Cuckoo-land. In: Wilson-North, R., ed. The Lie of the Land: Aspects of the Archaeology and History of the Designed Landscape in the South West of England. Exeter: The Mint Press, 107-118.
  • Chartrand, J.A.H., 2000. New tools, old tasks: Surveying with GPS in archaeology. In: Darvill, T., Afanasev, G. and Wilkes, E.M., eds. Anglo-Russian Archaeology Seminar: Recording Systems for Archaeological Projects. Poole, England: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University, 49-57.

Conferences

  • Wilkes, E., 2013. Iron Age Ports on the Northern Channel Coast. In: International Conference HOMER 2011 Ancient maritime communities and the relationship between people and environment along the European Atlantic coasts 27 September-1 October 2011 Vannes, France.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2009. Mount Folly Enclosures Project: community archaeology for real. In: Community Archaeology in South West England (Council for British Archaeology) 21 February 2009 University of Exeter, England.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2008. Mount Folly: the story so far... In: Devon Archaeological Society: AGM (principal paper) 2008 University of Exeter, England.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2008. Recent work on hillforts and enclosures in south Devon. In: Hillfort Study Group annual meeting 2008 Institute of Archaeology, Oxford.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2007. Recent work on hillforts and enclosures in south Devon. In: Hillfort Study Group annual meeting 2007 Institute of Archaeology, Oxford.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2007. Recent work on hillforts and enclosures in the South Hams. In: Archaeology in Devon 2007 Exeter.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2007. Survey and excavation of the Iron Age / Romano-British Enclosures at Mount Folly. In: Coastal Archaeology in Devon 2007 Exeter.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2006. Excavation of the Iron Age / Romano-British enclosures at Mount Folly. In: Avon Estuary Forum 18 May 2006 St Anne’s Chapel Memorial Hall, Bigbury, Devon.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2005. South Devon Coast and Landscape Project. In: Cadw Symposium: Good practice in field projects 2005 Welshpool.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2005. Mount Batten and Mount Folly: south coast networks in the later prehistoric period. In: Joint Cornwall Archaeological Society/Devon Archaeological Society Symposium 2005.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2005. Archaeology in and around Poole Harbour. In: Poole Harbour and its Heritage Seminar 16 April 2005 Poole. Dorset: Poole Harbour Commissioners / English Heritage.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2004. Aerial Archaeology for Real. In: TAG 2004: Theoretical Archaeology Group 26th Annual Meeting 17-19 December 2004 Glasgow, Scotland.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2004. Excavation at Mount Folly. In: Archaeology in Devon 2004.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2004. Poole Harbour: Iron Age Maritime Node. In: Orbis Aquarum: current postgraduate research on the maritime world in antiquity 27-28 February 2004 Institute of Classical Studies, Senate House, University of London.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2004. Iron Age Poole Harbour. In: Poole Maritime Trust Symposium 2004.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2004. Mount Folly: survey and excavation. In: Devon Archaeological Society AGM 2004 University of Exeter, England.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2002. The archaeology of Green Island, Poole Harbour. In: Dorset Coastal Forum 2002.

Reports

  • Wilkes, E.M., 2009. A note on the geophysical survey at Cadbury Castle, April 2009. Client Project Archive (Natural England).
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2009. Garn Goch: Report and Technical Summary of Geophysical Evaluation by Magnetic Gradiometry March 2009. Client project archive / Cadw.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2007. Report on Geophysical Survey and Targeted Excavation at Holbury Camp, South Devon. Client Project Archive / HER / English Heritage.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2006. Report on Geophysical Survey at Burleigh Dolts, South Devon. Client Project Archive / HER / English Heritage.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2006. Report on Geophysical Survey at Boringdon Camp, South Devon. Client Project Archive / HER / English Heritage.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2005. Report on Geophysical Survey at Thornberry, South Devon. Client Project Archive / HER / English Heritage.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2005. Report on Geophysical Survey at Scobbiscombe, South Devon. Client Project Archive / HER / English Heritage.
  • Wilkes, E.M., 2005. Report on Geophysical Survey at Clanacombe Cross, South Devon. Client Project Archive / HER / English Heritage.

Theses

Films

External Responsibilities

  • International Council of Museums, Member

Qualifications

  • PhD in Iron Age Maritime Nodes on the English Channel Coa (2004)
  • MA in European Archaeology (1998)
  • BSc (Hons) in Archaeology (1997)

Memberships

  • Devon Archaeological Society (Chair), Member,
  • Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, Member,
  • Hillfort Study Group (Hon Sec), Member,
  • Institute for Archaeologists, Member,
  • Nautical Archaeology Society, Member,
  • Poole Harbour Heritage Project (Steering Committee), Member,
  • Prehistoric Society, Member,
  • Royal Archaeological Institute, Member,
  • Society of Antiquaries of London, Fellow,
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