Paul Cheetham

Paul Cheetham

  • 01202 961409
  • pcheetham at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Archaeological Science
  • Christchurch House C234, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Educated as an archaeological scientist, Paul has specialised in archaeological geophysics since 1989, and in forensic geophysics, together with forensic archaeology since 1994, working first at Bradford and subsequently Bournemouth University, where he currently teaches these three topics. He has worked on over 50 domestic homicide cases in a search and recovery capacity, and has been involved in locating mass graves in Kosovo, Iraq and Ukraine. He has published a number of papers on search and recovery techniques in forensic contexts. He regularly undertakes archaeological geophysical surveys and archaeological excavations of sites of all periods in the UK and Europe, previously working on projects at the World Heritage sites of Stonehenge, Fountains Abbey, Pompeii, Jarlsof and most recently the Skorba temples in Malta. His archaeological research is focused on the late Iron Age and Romano-British settlement in Dorset, and he is a co-director of the Durotriges Project. He is directing a geophysical survey of the Lake Farm 2nd Legion Augusta vexillation invasion fortress at Wimborne Minster (Dorset)...

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Research

In addition to my main research project on the late prehistoric and Roman settlement in Dorset on the down above Winterborne Kingston, I am currently undertaking geophysical surveys of early Neolithic sites on Cyprus, a Roman legionary fortress in southern Britain, together with historic garden surveys at Kingston Lacy and Clifton Maybank (both in Dorset).

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Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Richardson, T. and Cheetham, P.N., 2013. The effectiveness of geophysical techniques in detecting a range of buried metallic weapons at various depths and orientations. In: Pirrie, D., Ruffell, A. and Dawson, L.A., eds. Environmental and Criminal Geoforensics. London: The Geological Society of London.
  • Cheetham, P. and Hanson, I., 2009. Excavation and Recovery in Forensic Archaeological Investigations. In: Blau, S. and Ubelaker, D.H., eds. Handbook of Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology. Walnut Creek, California, USA: Left Coast Press.
  • Hanson and cheetham, P., 2009. Cheetham, P. and Hanson, I. (2009). Excavation and Recovery in Forensic Archaeological Investigations. In: Blau, S. and Ubelaker, D.H., eds. Handbook of Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology. Walnut Creek, California, USA: Left Coast Press. Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology. Left Coast Press.
  • Cheetham, P., 2008. Non-invasive sub-surface mapping techniques, satellite and aerial imagery in landscape archaeology. In: Thomas, J. and Bruno, D., eds. Handbook of Landscape Archaeology. Walnut Creek, California, USA: Left Coast Press.
  • Cheetham, P., Cox, M., Flavel, A., Hanson, I., Haynie, T., Oxlee, D. and Wessling, R., 2008. Search, Location, Excavation and Recovery. In: Cox, M., Flavel, A., Hanson, I., Laver, J. and Wessling, R., eds. The Scientific Investigation of Mass Graves: Towards Protocols and Standard Operating Procedures. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 183-267.
  • Cheetham, P., 2005. Forensic Geophysical Survey. In: Hunter, J. and Cox, M., eds. Forensic Archaeology : Advances in Theory and Practice. London: Routledge, 62-95.
  • Darvill, T., Hughes, L., Chartrand, J.A.H. and Cheetham, P., 2005. Hilltop cairns and round barrows within and around the southern plain. In: Darvill, T., ed. Billown Neolithic Landscape Project, Isle of Man, Eighth Report: 2003. Poole and Douglas, Isle of Man: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University and Manx National Heritage, 37-47.
  • Cheetham, P. and Chartrand, J.A.H., 2005. Topographic and geophysical surveys of the Ballahot Round Barrow. In: Darvill, T., ed. Billown Neolithic Landscape Project, Isle of Man, Eighth Report: 2003. Poole and Douglas, Isle of Man: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University and Manx National Heritage, 28-32.
  • Boardman, S., Chartrand, J.A.H., Cheetham, P. and Darvill, T., 2003. Investigations at Newtown, Santon. In: Darvill, T., ed. Billown Neolithic Landscape Project, Isle of Man, Seventh Report: 2002. Poole and Douglas, Isle of Man: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University and Manx National Heritage, 50-54.
  • Chartrand, J.A.H., Cheetham, P., Darvill, T. and Hayes, T., 2002. The Giants Grave, Kew, German. In: Darvill, T. and Boardman, S., eds. Billown Neolithic Landscape Project, Isle of Man, Seventh Report: 2002. Poole and Douglas, Isle of Man: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University and Manx National Heritage, 37-47.
  • 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.
  • Coningham, R.A.E. and Cheetham, P.N., 2001. The Fortifications. In: Coningham, R. and Allchin, F.R., eds. Anuradhapura: The site. Oxford: Archaeopresss.
  • Darvill, T., Chartrand, J.A.H. and Cheetham, P., 2000. A survey of the chambered long barrow at Cashtal yn Ard, Maughold. In: Darvill, T., ed. Billown Neolithic Landscape Project, Isle of Man, Fifth Report: 1999. Poole and Douglas, Isle of Man: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University and Manx National Heritage, 34-42.

Conferences

  • Green, Cheetham, P. and Darvill, T., 2027. Information systems and ad hoc workflow models as viable applications to improve the pre-excavation detection of characteristic human interments. In: CAA International 14-16 March 2017 Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA.
  • Cheetham, P., 2017. Lake Farm Roman legionary fortress in the light of recent work. In: Trade and Communications in Poole Harbour and Beyond 25 February-25 March 2017 Poole, Dorset, UK.
  • Carter, D. and Cheetham, P., 2016. The Great Dorset Throw Down: The Infra-Site Landscape of a Verwood Country Pottery. In: Recent Work in Archaeological Geophysics 16 December 2016 London, UK.
  • John, D., Cheetham, P. and Shaw, L., 2016. The Virtual and the Field: Enhancing Visualisation in archaeology using serious game technologies. In: Computer Graphics & Visual Computing (CGVC) 2016 15-16 September 2016 Bournemouth University.
  • Norton, E., Ford, A., Cheetham, P. and Gerdau-Radonic, K., 2015. Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing of Mass Graves in Temperate Environments. In: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Wavelength Conference 30 March-1 April 2015 Newcastle.
  • Norton, E., Ford, A., Cheetham, P. and Gerdau-Radonic, K., 2015. Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing of Mass Graves in Temperate Environments. In: American Academy of Forensic Sciences 67th Annual Scientific Meeting 16-21 February 2015 Orlando, Florida.
  • Cannell, R., Bill, J., Cheetham, P. and Welham, K., 2015. The Gokstad Viking Trading Site: a voyage of physiochemical prospection. In: 11th International Conference on Archaeological Prospection 15-19 September 2015 Warsaw. 438-439.
  • Norton, E., Ford, A., Cheetham, P. and Gerdau-Radonic, K., 2014. Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing of Mass Graves. In: Forensic Geoscience: Future Horizons 3 December 2014 The London Geological Society, Burlington House.
  • Russell, M. and Cheetham, P., 2014. Rome is where the hearth is? Discovering, recording and trying to understand villas and long houses in late Roman Wessex. In: Hearth and Home: the archaeology of domestic buildings in Wessex 1-2 November 2014 Larkhill, UK.
  • Smith, M., Allen, M.J., Booth, T., Madgwick, R., Bailey, L., O'Malley, F., Delbarre, G., Cheetham, P. and Green, M., 2014. Keeping the Family Together: Curation, Imitation and Veneration of the Dead in a British Prehistoric Landscape. In: European Association of Archaeologists 20th Annual Meeting 11-13 September 2014 Istanbul Turkey.
  • Gerdau-Radonic, K., Smith, M., Russell, M., Cheetham, P., Hambleton, E., Manley, H. and Evans, D., 2014. Death Ways of the Durotriges: Dealing with the Dead in Late Iron Age and Early Roman Dorset. In: European Association of Archaeologists 10-14 September 2014 Istanbul, Tukey.
  • Norton, E., Ford, A. and Cheetham, P., 2014. Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing of Mass Graves. In: NERC Field Spectroscopy Facility Biennial Workshop at the Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Annual Conference 2-5 September 2014 Aberystwyth, UK.
  • Norton, E., Ford, A. and Cheetham, P., 2014. Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing of Mass Graves. In: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Annual Conference 2-5 September 2014 Aberystwyth, UK.
  • Norton, E., Ford, A. and Cheetham, P., 2014. Multi-Temporal Remote Sensing of Mass Graves. In: 3rd European Meeting on Forensic Archaeology (EMFA) 22-23 August 2014 Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, UK.
  • Evis, L., Darvill, T., Cheetham, P. and Hanson, I., 2014. Digging the dirt: An evaluation of archaeological excavation and recording techniques and their applicability in forensic casework. In: 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology 23-27 April 2014 Austin, Texas, USA.
  • Norton, E., Ford, A. and Cheetham, P., 2014. The Prospection of Mass Graves: A Multi-Platform Approach. In: Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry Society Wavelength Conference 14-16 April 2014 Great Malvern, UK.
  • Cheetham, P.N., 2014. Technological choices and approaches for detecting mass graves. In: Forensic Investigations to locate and identify the missing 5 March 2014 Cineworld: The O2, London.
  • Norton, E., Ford, A. and Cheetham, P., 2013. The Prospection of Mass Graves: A Multi-Platform Approach. In: RSPSoc 2013 3-6 September 2013 Glasgow.
  • Cheetham, P.N., 2010. Vertical Coplanar or Horizontal Coplanar? I like both, but which is better? There’s only one way to find out... An empirical reassessment of the Geonics EM38B. In: Recent Work in Archaeological Geophysics 15 December 2010-16 November 2016 London.
  • Hanson, I., Cheetham, P. and Gilbert, S., 2009. Advances in Archaeological Approaches to Crime Scene Investigation. In: 61st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences: Forensic Science: Envisioning and Creating the Future. 16-21 February 2009 Denver, Colorado.
  • Armstrong, K., Darvill, T. and Cheetham, P., 2009. Archaeological Geophysical Prospection in Peatland Environments: case studies and suggestions for future practice. 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. ArcheoSciences, 33, 2009 (supplément), 251-254.
  • Murphy, J. and Cheetham, P., 2008. A Comparative Study into the Effectiveness of Geophysical Techniques for the Location of Buried Handguns. In: Geoscientific Equipment & Techniques at Crime Scenes.: The Geological Society Forensic Geosciences Group FGG 2008 Conference 17 December 2008 The Geological Society, Burlington House, London. The Geological Society Forensic Sciences Group.
  • Fenn, J., Cheetham, P. and Pile, J., 2008. An Evaluation of the Combined Application of Ground-Penetrating Radar and 3D Laser Scanning in the Location and Rapid Recording of Skeletal Human Remains. In: Geoscientific Equipment & Techniques at Crime Scenes: The Geological Society Forensic Geosciences Group FGG 2008 Conference 17 December 2008 The Geological Society, Burlington House, London. The Geological Society Forensic Sciences Group.
  • Armstrong, K. and Cheetham, P., 2008. Archaeological geophysical prospection in peatland environments: Locating the Sweet Track at Canada Farm, Shapwick Heath (Somerset). In: EIGG 8th Meeting on Recent Work In Archaeological Geophysics 16 December 2008 The Geological Society, Burlington House, London, UK.
  • Dekens, M. and Cheetham, P., 2008. Cutting it fine – Blood Pattern Detection on Grass. In: Geoscientific Equipment & Techniques at Crime Scenes: The Geological Society Forensic Geosciences Group FGG 2008 Conference 17 December 2008 The Geological Society, Burlington House, London. The Geological Society Forensic Sciences Group.
  • Cheetham, P. and Gale, J., 2007. Evaluating prehistoric barrow cemeteries on the chalk downlands of east Dorset. In: The Annual Conference for Archaeologists, The Institute of Field Archaeologists 2-4 April 2007 University of Reading.
  • Cheetham, P., 2007. Geophysics – divergence, human decay dynamics and case studies. In: Archaeology and Forensic Science 27 February 2007 Council for British Archaeology Winter General Meeting, London.
  • Stewart, D. and Cheetham, P., 2006. Hod Hill Reappraised – A multi-method geophysical analysis to assess the effects plough damage and implications for the investigation of hillfort settlement zonation using magnetic methods. In: Recent Work in Archaeological Geophysics: Environmental and Industrial Geophysics Group 19 December 2006 Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. 14-16.
  • Tempest, A. and Cheetham, P., 2006. An Assessment of Geophysical Methods for Locating Animal Mass Graves and Observations Pertinent to their Use in Locating Human Mass Graves. In: Geoscientists at Crime Scenes: The Geological Society Forensic Geosciences Group FGG 2006 Conference 20 December 2006 The Geological Society, Burlington House, London. The Geological Society Forensic Sciences Group.

Reports

  • Andrews, A. and Cheetham, P.N., 2014. Clifton Maybank - A Case for Geophysical Investigations. London: Association of Gradens Trusts.
  • Armstrong, K. and Cheetham, P., 2009. Archaeological Geophysical Prospection in Peatland Environments: Case Study Survey at Flag Fen. Area One pilot project, September 2007, Radar and Resistance Tomography Supplemental Report. Poole, England: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University.
  • Armstrong, K. and Cheetham, P., 2008. Geophysical Survey in Peatland Environments: Case Study Survey at Flag Fen (Area Two), Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, May 2008.. Poole, England: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University.

Internet Publications

Posters

  • Green and Cheetham, P., 2016. Reimaging the Black Friary: Recent Approaches to Seeing Beyond Modern Activity at the Dominican Friary, Trim, Co Meath, Republic of Ireland. In: Near Surface Geophysics Group (NSGG) Meeting on Recent Work in Archaeological Geophysics.

PhD Students

  • Ashely Green (The investigation of the geophysical signatures of a range of burial type in both modern forensic and archaeological contexts. This research will look at a range of periods and burial types to develop a knowledge of the geophysical signatures from high-resolution electromagnetic and electrical survey systems.)
  • Daniel Carter (The Medieval and Post -medieval ceramics industries of Verwood. (Dorset). This research will look at the medieval origins and development of the pottery industries in the Verwood area of Dorset and Hampshire. Beyond a few references in historical documentation and place name evidence nothing is known of the medieval origins of what was to become an important post-medieval industry in the area, surviving until the last pottery was closed in 1952.)
  • Emily Norton (Evaluating Geophysical and Remote Sensing Techniques and Methdologies for the Detection and Location of Mass Grave)
  • Rebecca Cannell (Prospecting The Physicochemical Past. Integrating Geochemical And Geophysical Approaches To Site Location And Interpretation)
  • Laura Evis (Digging the Dirt - A Comparative Analysis of Excavation Methods and Recording Systems in Relation to their Applications in Forensic Archaeology)
  • Kayt Armstrong (Archaeological Geophysical Prospection in Peatland Environments)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Professional Practice in Forensic Science (Forensic Archaeology)
  • Advanced Forensic Archaeology
  • Forensic Archaeology

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Archaeological Practice
  • Archaeological Science
  • Field Research: Archaeology

Invited Lectures

  • 2014a. 79th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. 23-27 April 2014. Austin, Texas, USA. Paper: L Evis, T Darvill, P Cheetham, and I Hanson “Digging the dirt: An evaluation of archaeological excavation and recording techniques and their applicability ion forensic casework”.

Memberships

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