Miles Russell

Dr Miles Russell

  • 01202 961258
  • mrussell at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Archaeology
  • Christchurch House C234, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Dr Miles Russell is a senior lecturer in prehistoric and Roman archaeology with over 30 years experience of archaeological fieldwork and publication.

He graduated from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London in 1988 and worked as a field officer for the UCL Field Archaeology Unit and as a project manager for the Oxford Archaeological Unit, joining Bournemouth University in 1993. He has conducted fieldwork in England, Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man, Germany, Sicily and Russia. He is currently 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.

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, Time Team: Big Roman Dig, Timewatch, The Seven Ages of Britain, Landscape Mysteries, The One Show, Digging for Britain, Witness, Rome's Lost Legion, Operation Stonehenge: what lies beneath, Discovery, A History of Ancient Britain, The Big Spring Clean, Making History, The Sacred Landscapes of Britain, Border Country: the story of Britain's lost Middleland, Secrets from the Sky and Underground Britain...


Journal Articles



  • 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. 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.



  • 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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