Kate Welham

Dr Kate Welham

  • 01202 965955
  • kwelham at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Head Of Academic Group: Archaeology
  • Christchurch House C225, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

My primary research focus is the application of remote sensing techniques in an archaeological context. I am an experienced archaeological surveyor with expertise in topographical survey, geophysical prospection, GIS, and 3D scanning technology. I have directed a number of recent archaeological surveys on both prehistoric and historic landscapes in the UK and abroad including, Stonehenge, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and Tanzania.

Recent research projects have included the Rapa Nui: Landscapes of Construction Project (with Sue Hamilton, UCL and Colin Richards, Manchester University), and the Songo Mnara: Urban Space, Social memory and Materiality (with Stephanie Wynne-Jones, University of York and Jeff Fleisher, Rice University). I am a co-director of the AHRC funded Stonehenge Riverside Project (with the Universities of Sheffield, Manchester, Bristol and UCL).

I also specialise in materials and production technology with particular reference to glass production in Northern Europe from the late 1st to early 2nd millennium AD...

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Research

My primary research focus is the application of remote sensing techniques in an archaeological context. I am an experienced archaeological surveyor with expertise in topographical survey, geophysical prospection, GIS, and 3D scanning technology. I have directed a number of recent archaeological surveys on both prehistoric and historic landscapes in the UK and abroad including, Stonehenge, Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and Tanzania.

Recent research projects have included the Rapa Nui: Landscapes of Construction Project (with Sue Hamilton, UCL and Colin Richards, Manchester University), and the Songo Mnara: Urban Space, Social memory and Materiality (with Stephanie Wynne-Jones, University of York and Jeff Fleisher, Rice University). I am a co-director of the AHRC funded Stonehenge Riverside Project (with the Universities of Sheffield, Manchester, Bristol and UCL).

I also specialise in materials and production technology with particular reference to glass production in Northern Europe from the late 1st to early 2nd millennium AD. Recent projects include the archaeological investigation of glass making at Glastonbury Abbey, (with Hugh Willmott, University of Sheffield).

Favourites

  • Willmott, H. and Welham, K., 2013. Late Seventh-Century Glassmaking at Glastonbury Abbey. Journal of Glass Studies, 55, 71-83.
  • Fleisher, J., Wynne-Jones, S., Steele, C. and Welham, K., 2012. Geophysical Survey at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania. Journal of African Archaeology, 10 (2), 207-220.

Journal Articles

  • Welham, K., Fleisher, J., Cheetham, P., Manley, H., Steele, C. and Wynne-Jones, S., 2014. Geophysical Survey in Sub-Saharan Africa: magnetic and Electromagnetic Investigation of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Songo Mnara, Tanzania. Archaeological Prospection.
  • Bennett, R., Welham, K., Hill, R.A. and Ford, A., 2013. Airborne spectral imagery for archaeological prospection in grassland environments - An evaluation of performance. Antiquity, 87 (335), 220-236.
  • Willmott, H. and Welham, K., 2013. Late Seventh-Century Glassmaking at Glastonbury Abbey. Journal of Glass Studies, 55, 71-83.
  • Bennett, R., Welham, K., Hill, R.A. and Ford, A.L.J., 2012. The application of vegetation indices for the prospection of archaeological features in grass-dominated environments. Archaeological Prospection, 19 (3), 209-218.
  • French, C., Scaife, R., Allen, M., Parker Pearson, M., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Thomas, J. and Welham, K., 2012. Durrington Walls to West Amesbury by way of Stonehenge: a major transformation of the Holocene landscape. Antiquaries Journal, 92 (Sep), 1-36.
  • Fleisher, J., Wynne-Jones, S., Steele, C. and Welham, K., 2012. Geophysical Survey at Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania. Journal of African Archaeology, 10 (2), 207-220.
  • Bennett, R., Welham, K., Hill, R.A. and Ford, A.L.J., 2012. A comparison of visualisation techniques for models created from airborne laser scanned data. Archaeological Prospection, 19, 41-48.
  • Richards, C., Croucher, K., Paoa, T., Parish, T. and Welham, K., 2011. Road my body goes: re-creating ancestors from stone at the great moai quarry of Rano Raraku, Rapa Nui (Easter Island). World Archaeology.
  • Pollard, J., Paterson, A. and Welham, K., 2010. Te Miro o'one: the archaeology of contact on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). World Archaeology, 42, 562-580.
  • Thomas, J., Marshall, P., Pearson, M.P., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Tilley, C.F. and Welham, K., 2009. The date of the Greater Stonehenge Cursus. Antiquity, 83, 40-53.
  • Pearson, M.P., Chamberlain, A., Jay, M., Marshall, P., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Thomas, J., Tilley, C.F. and Welham, K., 2009. Who was buried at Stonehenge? Antiquity, 83, 23-39.
  • Parker Pearson, M., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Thomas, J., Tilley, C.F. and Welham, K., 2008. The Stonehenge Riverside Project: Exploring the Neolithic Landscape of Stonehenge. Documenta Praehistorica, XXXV, 153-166.
  • Parker-Pearson, M., Welham, K. et al., 2007. The Age of Stonehenge. Antiquity, 81, 617-639.
  • Parker-Pearson, M., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Thomas, J.A., Tilley, C.F., Welham, K. and Albarella, U., 2006. Materializing Stonehenge: The Stonehenge Riverside Project and new discoveries. Journal of Material Culture, 11, 227-261.
  • Welham, K., 2006. Enhancing Employability: Learning and Teaching of Key Archaeological Field Skills. On Reflection, 11.
  • Parker-Pearson, M., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Thomas, J.A., Tilley, C.F. and Welham, K., 2006. Stonehenge, its River and its Landscape: Unravelling the Mysteries of a Prehistoric Sacred Place. Archäologischer Anzeiger, 1, 237-258.
  • Hewitt, I. and Welham, K., 2005. East Stoke, Old Church of St Mary, Stoke. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society, 128, 181.
  • Darvill, T. and O'Connor, B., 2005. The Cronk yn How Stone and the Rock Art of the Isle of Man. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 71, 283-331.
  • Parker-Pearson, M., Richards, C., Allen, M.J., Payne, A. and Welham, K., 2004. The Stonehenge Riverside Project. Research Design and Initial Results. Journal of Nordic Archaeological Science, 14, 45-60.
  • Hewitt, I., Welham, K. and Whittle, L., 2003. East Stoke. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society, 124, 129.
  • Parker-Pearson, M., Richards, C., Allen, M.J., Payne, A. and Welham, K., 2003. The Stonehenge Riverside Project: New Approaches to Durrington Walls. PAST, 45, 6-8.

Chapters

  • Richards, C., Challands, A. and Welham, K., 2013. Erecting stone circles in a Hebridean landscape. In: . Building the Great Stone Circles of the North. Windgather Press.
  • Parker Pearson, M., Marshall, P., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Thomas, J. and Welham, K., 2013. Stonehenge. In: Fokkens, H., ed. The Oxford Handbook of the European Bronze Age. Oxford University Press, 159-174.
  • Bennett, R., Welham, K., Hill, R.A. and Ford, A., 2013. Using lidar as part of a multi-sensor approach to archaeological survey and interpretation. In: Opitz, R.S. and Cowley, D.C., eds. Interpreting Archaeological Topography. Airborne Laser Scanning, 3D Data and Ground Observation.. Oxbow Books, 197-205.
  • Parker Pearson, M., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Thomas, J., Welham, K., Albarella, U., Chan, B., Marshall, P. and Viner, S., 2011. Feeding Stonehenge: Feasting in Late Neolithic Britain. In: Aranda Jiménez, G., Montón-Subías, S. and Sánchez Romero, M., eds. Guess Who's Coming To Dinner: Feasting Rituals in the Prehistoric Societies of Europe and the Near East. Oxford: Oxbow, 73-90.
  • Parker Pearson, M., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Thomas, J., Welham, K., Bevins, R., Ixer, R., Marshall, P. and Chamberlain, A., 2011. Stonehenge: controversies of the bluestones. In: García Sanjuán, L., Scarre, C. and Wheatley, D.W., eds. Exploring Time and Matter in Prehistoric Monuments: Absolute Chronology and Rare Rocks in European Megaliths. 219-252.
  • Bennett, R., Welham, K., Hill, R.A. and Ford, A.L.J., 2011. Making the most of airborne remote sensing techniques for archaeological survey and interpretation. In: Cowley, D.C., ed. Remote Sensing for Archaeological Heritage Management.. Brussels, Belgium: Europae Archaeologia Consilium, 99-106.
  • Parker Pearson, M., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Thomas, J., Tilley, C. and Welham, K., 2010. Stonehenge and Early Bronze Age Cosmology. In: Meller, H., ed. Der Griff nach den Sternen: Nebra-Conference Halle. Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt, 397-416.
  • Manley, H., Andrews, K. and Welham, K., 2003. Clay Sources and Their Use in Prehistoric Pottery Production. In: Darvill, T., ed. Billown Neolithic Landscape Project, Isle of Man. Seventh Report: 2002. Poole, England: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University and Manx National Heritage.
  • Doonan, R.C.P., Cheetham, P., O'Connor, B., Elley, T. and Welham, K., 2001. Investigations at Langness: The 2000 Field-Season. In: Darvill, T., ed. Billown Neolithic Landscape Project, Isle of Man. Sixth Report: 2000. Poole, England: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University and Manx National Heritage, 40-47.
  • Doonan, R.C.P., Haslam, R., Smith, M. and Welham, K., 2001. Metalworking at Site O, F630. In: Darvill, T., ed. Billown Neolithic Landscape Project, Isle of Man. Sixth Report: 2000. Poole, England: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University and Manx National Heritage, 7-8.

Conferences

  • Papworth, H.E., Ford, A.L.J. and Welham, K., 2013. The assessment and application of historic stereo aerial photographs for evaluating archaeological earthwork reconstruction. In: RSPSoc 2013 3-6 September 2013 Glasgow.
  • Papworth, Welham, K., Ford, A.L.J. and Thackray, D., 2012. Investigating laser penetration depths of a NIR airborne laser scanner in very shallow water. In: Remote Sensing and Photgrammetry Society Annual Conference 2011 13-15 September 2011 Bournemouth University. 361-367.
  • Bennett, R., Welham, K., Hill, R.A. and Ford, A.L.J., 2011. Pushing the sensors: how multi-sensor airborne survey can aid archaeological interpretation in non-arable landscapes. In: RSPSoc 2011: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Annual Conference 13-15 September 2011 Bournemouth, England.
  • Bennett, R., Welham, K., Hill, R.A. and Ford, A.L.J., 2010. Analysing the vegetation information content of airborne remotely sensed data to improve understanding of archaeological features. In: RSPSoc 2010: From The Sea-bed to the Cloud-tops (Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society) 1-3 September 2010 Cork, Ireland.
  • Bennett, R., Welham, K., Hill, R.A. and Ford, A.L.J., 2010. Multi-sensor airborne remote sensing techniques for archaeological survey and interpretation. In: International Aerial Archaeology Conference 15-18 September 2010 Bucharest, Romania.
  • Bennett, R., Welham, K., Hill, R.A. and Ford, A.L.J., 2009. Analysing the information content of airborne remotely sensed data for archaeological prospection. In: International Aerial Archaeology Conference 25-26 September 2009 Siena, Italy.
  • Bennett, R., Welham, K., Hill, R.A. and Ford, A.L.J., 2009. Beyond the picturesque: analysing the information content of airborne remotely sensed data for understanding prehistoric sites. In: 8th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection: Mémoire du sol, Espace des hommes 9-12 September 2009 Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers, Paris, France.
  • Bennett, R., Welham, K., Hill, R.A. and Ford, A.L.J., 2009. Beyond the picturesque: analysing the information content of airborne remotely sensed data for understanding prehistoric sites. In: III International Conference On Remote Sensing In Archaeology 17-21 August 2009 Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Cheshir, K., Newland, B. and Welham, K., 2008. Using Wikis in Group Work to Facilitate the Production of Student E-Resources,. In: ALT-C 2008: Rethinking the digital divide. 15th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology 9-11 September 2008 University of Leeds, England.
  • Doonan, R.C.P., Welham, K. et al., 2003. Specialisation and Spatialisation: The use of soil studies in defining the spatial articulation of Iron Age metallurgy. In: Fuleky, G., ed. Soils and Archaeology: papers of the proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Soils and Archaeology 30 May-3 June 2001 Százhalombatta, Hungary. Oxford: Archaeopress, 61-66.

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Ancient Peoples and Places
  • Post-Excavation Studies
  • Practical Skills - Handling Specimens and Artefacts
  • Applications of Archaeological Science

Grants

  • Block Grant Partnership Capacity Building Scheme (AHRC, 01 Oct 2011). Awarded
  • Rapa Nui: Landscapes of Construction (AHRC, 01 Aug 2011). Awarded
  • Swahili Town Planning: The Songo Mnara Urban Landscape (AHRC, 01 Jun 2011). Awarded
  • Royal Society International Travel Grant (Royal Society, 04 Oct 2010). Awarded
  • Glastonbury Abbey - Saxon Glassworking (AHRC, 01 Nov 2009). Awarded
  • Assessing archaeological landscapes in coastal zones. Evaluation of terrestrial and airborne laser scanning survey techniques. (National Trust, 01 Nov 2009). Awarded
  • A Multisensor Approach to Analysing Archaeological Remains (NERC, 08 Oct 2009). Awarded
  • Geophysical Survey - Songo Mnara Tanzania (The British Institute in Eastern Africa, 12 Jun 2009). Awarded
  • Google under the Earth: Seeing Beneath Stonehenge (Google, 31 May 2009). Awarded
  • Royal Society International Travel Grant (Royal Society, 26 Mar 2008). Awarded
  • Stonehenge Riverside Project (AHRC, 01 Mar 2006). Awarded

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) in Applied Chemistry (University of Portsmouth, 1992)
  • MSc in Archaeomaterials (University of Sheffield, 1997)
  • PhD in The Compositional Homogeneity of Potash-Lime-Silic (University of Sheffield (NERC funded), 2002)

Memberships

  • International Society for Archaeological Prospection, Member,
  • l'Association Internationale pour l'Histoire du Verre, Member,
  • Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC), Member,
  • Society of Post-Medieval Archaeology, Member,
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