Miles Russell

Dr Miles Russell

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  • Programme Leader BSc Archaeology
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Biography

Dr Miles Russell is a senior lecturer in prehistoric and Roman archaeology with over 25 years experience of archaeological fieldwork and publication.

In 1988, after graduating from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London with a BA in Roman Archaeology, Miles worked as a field officer for the UCL Field Archaeology Unit and as a project manager for the Oxford Archaeological Unit on a variety of sites across southern and central England.

In 1993 he joined Bournemouth University and has since conducted fieldwork on projects in England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Germany, Sicily and Russia. He is director of Regnum and co-director of the Durotriges Project, both investigating the transition from the Iron Age to Roman period across SE and SW Britain from the 1st century BC to the 2nd century AD.

He gained his doctorate, on Neolithic monumental architecture, in 2000 and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2006.

Miles is a regular contributor to television and radio, his most recent appearances being in Time Team, Timewatch, The Seven Ages of Britain, Mysteries in the Landscape, the One Show and Digging for Britain...

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Journal Articles

  • Cheetham, P., Hambleton, E., Russell, M. and Smith, M., 2013. Digging the Durotriges - life and death in late Iron Age Dorset. Current Archaeology, 36-41.
  • Cheetham, P., Hambleton, E., Russell, M. and Smith, M., 2013. Digging the Durotriges - life and death in late Iron Age Dorset. , 36-41.
  • Manley, H., Russell, M., Craig-Atkins, E. and Evans, D., 2013. Mirror Mirror: Unearthing a Witness to the Roman Invasion. British Archaeology, 132, 36-41.
  • Manley, H. and Russell, M., 2013. Finding Nero: shining a new light on Romano-British sculpture. Internet Archaeology, 32.
  • Russell, M., 2013. To Rule Britannia: the Claudian invasion of Britain, AD 43. By J. Waite. Britannia: a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies, 44.
  • Russell, M., 2013. Roman Britain: a new history 55 BC-AD 450. By P. Southern. Britannia: a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies, 44.
  • Russell, M., 2013. A near life-size, togate bust from Chichester, West Sussex. Britannia: a journal of Romano-British and kindred studies, 44.
  • Russell, M., 2013. A Case of Mistaken Identity? Laser scanning the Saxmundham ‘Claudius’ in the British Museum. Journal of Roman Archaeology, 26.
  • Russell, M., Craig-Atkins, E., Manley, H. and Evans, D., 2013. Mirror Mirror: Unearthing a Witness to the Roman Invasion. British Archaeology, 130.
  • Russell, M. and Manley, H., 2013. Finding Nero: shining a new light on Romano-British sculpture. Internet Archaeology, 32.
  • Russell, M., 2013. Piltdown: National Treasure or Criminal Shame? British Archaeology, 128, 46-49.
  • Russell, M., 2012. Britain Begins by Barry Cunliffe. BBC History Magazine, 12 (12).
  • Russell, M., 2011. The Romans who Shaped Britain by Sam Moorhead and David Stuttard. BBC History Magazine, 11 (6).
  • Russell, M., 2011. The Roman Ninth Legion’s Mysterious Loss. BBC News Magazine.
  • Russell, M., 2011. What Happened to Britain’s Lost Roman Legion? BBC History Magazine, 12 (5), 40-46.
  • Russell, M., 2010. The Frome Hoard by Sam Moorhead and Anna Booth. BBC History Magazine, 11 (12).
  • Russell, M., 2010. UnRoman Attitudes - Exposing the Myth of Britannia. Current Archaeology, 249, 12-19.
  • Russell, M., 2009. Creating Prehistory: Druids, Ley Hunters and Archaeologists in Pre-War Britain by Adam Stout. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society (London).
  • Russell, M., 2009. Rewriting the Age of Arthur: the Dark Ages brought to Light. Current Archaeology, 229, 40-45.
  • Gale, J., Hewitt, I. and Russell, M., 2008. Excavations at High Lea Farm, Hinton Martell, Dorset: An Interim Report on Fieldwork Undertaken During 2006-7. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeology Society, 129, 105-114.
  • Gale, J., Laver, J. and Russell, M., 2007. Excavations at High Lea Farm, Hinton Martell, Dorset: An Interim Report on Fieldwork Undertaken During 2004-5. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, 128, 100-106.
  • Russell, M., 2007. Piltdown Man Esquire. Esquire, 14, 108.
  • Russell, M., 2007. The Archaeology of Dr Who. Current Archaeology, 211.
  • Russell, M., 2007. The Dangers of Archaeo-Doublespeak. Current Archaeology, 212, 31.
  • Russell, M., 2006. Lucullus: Roman Britain’s Lost Governor. Current Archaeology, 204, 630-635.
  • Russell, M., 2006. Nero to South: Hero to North. British Archaeology, 89, 42-45.
  • Russell, M., 2005. Discovering Dorothea: The Life of the Pioneering Fossil-Hunter Dorothea Bate, by Karolyn Shindler. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society (London).
  • Russell, M., 2005. Ruling Britannia. History Today, 55, 5-6.
  • Russell, M., 2001. Studying the Passed. Times Higher Education Supplement, January 12th.
  • Russell, M., 2000. Of Flint Mines and Fossil Men: The Lavant Caves Deception. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 19, 105-108.
  • Russell, M., 1996. A Later Bronze Age Tanged ‘Chisel’ from Langton Matravers. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History & Archaeological Society, 118, 153-154.
  • Gardiner, M., Russell, M. and Gregory, D., 1996. Excavations at Lewes Friary 1985-6 and 1988-9. Sussex Archaeological Collections, 134, 71-123.
  • Russell, M. and Rudling, D., 1996. Excavations at Whitehawk Neolithic Enclosure, Brighton, East Sussex: 1991-93. Sussex Archaeological Collections, 134, 39-61.
  • Russell, M., 1996. Problems of Phasing: A Reconsideration of the Black Patch Middle Bronze Age “Nucleated Village”. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 15, 33-38.
  • Russell, M., 1993. Excavations at New Park Street, Devizes, 1990. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 86, 88-101.
  • Russell, M., 1990. “Strange Symbols of Some Kind”: The Problems Surrounding Stamped Roman Clay Walls. University College London Institute of Archaeology Bulletin, 27, 87-117.
  • Russell, M., 1990. Excavations in Friars Walk, Lewes, 1989. Sussex Archaeological Collections, 128, 141-156.

Books

Chapters

  • Russell, M., 2004. The Treachery of Images: Deconstructing the Neolithic Monumental Architecture of the South Downs. In: Cotton, J. and Field, D., eds. Towards a New Stone Age: Aspects of the Neolithic in South-East England. York: Council for British Archaeology.
  • Russell, M., 2002. Excavations at Mile Oak Farm. In: Rudline, D., ed. Downland Settlement and Land-use: The Archaeology of the Brighton Bypass. London: Archetype Publications, 5-81.
  • Russell, M., 2002. No More Heroes Any More: The Dangerous World of the Pop Culture Archaeologist. In: Russell, M., ed. Digging Holes in Popular Culture: Archaeology and Science Fiction. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 38-54.
  • Russell, M., 2002. No More Heroes Any More: The Dangerous World of the Pop Culture Archaeologist. In: Russell, M., ed. Digging Holes in Popular Culture: Archaeology and Science Fiction. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 38-54.
  • Russell, M. and Darvill, T., 1999. Excavations at the multi-ditched enclosure on Skibrick Hill 1998. In: Darvill, T., ed. Billown Neolithic Landscape Project, Isle of Man: fourth report: 1998. Poole, England: School of Conservation Sciences, Bournemouth University in association with Manx National Heritage, 7-16.
  • Russell, M., 1997. NEO- “Realism?”: An alternative look at the Neolithic chalkland database of Sussex. In: Topping, P., ed. Neolithic Landscapes. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 69-76.
  • Russell, M., 1997. Notes on the interpretation and affinities of enclosure F318/323. In: Darvill, T., ed. Billown Neolithic Landscape Project, Isle of Man, 1996. Poole, England: Bournemouth University School of Conservation Sciences, 68-70.
  • Russell, M., 1997. Relief-patterned Daub (Section Fifteen). In: Betts, I., Black, E. and Gower, J., eds. Journal of Roman Pottery Studies, Volume 7: A Corpus of Relief-Patterned Tiles in Roman Britain. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 45-81.
  • Russell, M. and Darvill, T., 1995. Test-pitting. In: Darvill, T., ed. Billown Neolithic Landscape Project, Isle of Man, 1995. Poole, England: Bournemouth University School of Conservation Sciences, 12-13.

Theses

  • Russell, M., 1999. “Time And Relative Dimensions In Space”: Reassessing the origins, nature, significance, impact and evolution of Early Neolithic monumental architecture upon the chalk landscapes of Central South-eastern England. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University; School of Conservation Sciences.
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