Mark Gillings

Professor Mark Gillings

  • Professor And Head Of Department For Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Christchurch House C112, Talbot Campus, Fern Barrow, Poole, BH12 5BB
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Biography

Mark is a Professor of Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, Anthropology & Forensic Science at Bournemouth University. His research interests concentrate upon the productive spaces that emerge through the integrated study of landscape, archaeological theory and digital archaeology, with a particular focus upon the potentials of all things geospatial and virtual. Much of his recent research has centred upon the prehistoric landscapes of south western Britain, and the relationships that animated the complex, multi-scalar motleys of monumental structures and traces of everyday dwelling that characterise this region.

Favourites

  • Gillings, M. and Wheatley, D., 2020. GIS-based visibility analysis. In: Haciguzeller, P. and Lock, G., eds. Archaeological Spatial Analysis: A Methodological Guide. London: Routledge, 313-332.
  • Archaeological Spatial Analysis: A Methodological Guide. London: Routledge.
  • Gillings, M., Pollard, J. and Strutt, K., 2019. The origins of Avebury. Antiquity, 93 (368), 359-377.
  • Gillings, M., Haciguzeller, P. and Lock, G., 2018. On maps and mapping. Re-Mapping Archaeology: critical perspectives, alternative mappings. 1-16.
  • Brughmans, T., van Garderen, M. and Gillings, M., 2018. Introducing visual neighbourhood configurations for total viewsheds. Journal of Archaeological Science, 96, 14-25.
  • Re-Mapping Archaeology Critical Perspectives, Alternative Mappings. London: Routledge.
  • Gillings, M., 2017. Mapping liminality: Critical frameworks for the GIS-based modelling of visibility. Journal of Archaeological Science, 84, 121-128.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2016. Making megaliths: Shifting and unstable stones in the Neolithic of the Avebury landscape. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 26 (4), 537-559.
  • Gillings, M., 2015. Fugitive Monuments and Animal Pathways: Explaining the Stone Settings of Exmoor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 81, 87-106.
  • Gillings, M., 2015. Excavation and Survey at Porlock stone circle and row, Exmoor. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, 158, 1-28.
  • Gillings, M., 2015. Mapping invisibility: GIS approaches to the analysis of hiding and seclusion. Journal of Archaeological Science, 62, 1-14.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2015. Landscape Archaeology: critical concepts in archaeology. Routledge.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2015. Authenticity, Artifice and the Druidical Temple of Avebury. In: Kolen, J., Hermans, R. and Renes, H., eds. Landscape Biographies: Geographical, Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on the Production and Transmission of Landscapes. 117-142.
  • Gillings, M., 2015. Betylmania? - Small Standing Stones and the Megaliths of South-West Britain. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 34 (3), 207-233.
  • Gillings, M., 2013. Environment and Landscape. In: Gardiner, A., Lake, M. and Sommer, U., eds. The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Theory. Oxford University Press.
  • Gillings, M., 2012. Landscape Phenomenology, GIS and the Role of Affordance. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD AND THEORY, 19, 601-611.
  • Gillings, M., 2011. Chorography, phenomenology and the antiquarian tradition. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 21 (1), 53-63.
  • Gillings, M., Pollard, J. and Taylor, J., 2011. The Miniliths of Exmoor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, London, 76, 297-319.
  • Fyfe, R., Caseldine, C. and Gillings, M., 2010. Pushing the boundaries of data? Issues in the construction of rich visual past landscapes. Quaternary International, 220 (1-2), 153-159.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2009. Breaking Megaliths. In: Parker, J., ed. Written on Stone: The Cultural reception of Prehistoric Monuments. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 36-48.
  • Gillings, M., Pollard, J., Wheatley, D. and Peterson, R., 2008. Landscape of the Megaliths: excavation and fieldwork on the Avebury monuments, 1997-2003. Oxbow.
  • Gillings, M., 2008. The Real, the Virtually Real, and the Hyperreal: The Role of VR in Archaeology. Envisioning the Past: Archaeology and the Image. 223-239.
  • Gillings, M., 2007. The Ecsegfalva Landscape: Affordance and Inhabitation. In: Whittle, A., ed. The Early Neolithic on the Great Hungarian Plain: investigations of the Körös culture site of Ecsegfalva 23, Co. Békés.. 31-46.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2004. Avebury. Duckworth.
  • Wheatley, D. and Gillings, M., 2002. Spatial Technology and Archaeology: The Archaeological Applications of GIS. Taylor and Francis.
  • Gillings, M., 2002. Virtual archaeologies and the hyperreal: or, what does it mean to describe something as virtually-real? In: Fisher, P. and Unwin, D., eds. Virtual Reality in Geography. London: Taylor and Francis. 17-34.
  • Wheatley, D. and Gillings, M., 2000. Vision, perception and GIS: developing enriched approaches to the study of archaeological visibility. Beyond the Map. IOS Press, 1-27.
  • Gillings, M., 1999. Engaging place: exploring the potential of VR in experiential landscape studies. In: Dingwall, L., Exon, S., Gaffney, V., Lafflin, S. and van Leusen, M., eds. Archaeology in the Age of the Internet.. British Archaeological Reports.
  • Gillings, M., 1995. GIS and the Tisza flood-plain: landscape and settlement evolution in north-east Hungary. In: Lock, G. and Stancic, Z., eds. Archaeology and Geographical Information Systems. Taylor & Francis, 67-84.

Journal Articles

  • Chesson, M.S., Wolff, N.P.S., Robb, J., Yoon, D., Michelaki, K., Fiore, I., Gillings, M., Tagliacozzo, A., Taylor, J. and White, C.E., 2019. Events, Social Memories, and Community in a Final Bronze Age Building’s Biography at Sant’Aniceto, Calabria, Italy. Journal of Field Archaeology, 44 (7), 480-499.
  • Gillings, M., Pollard, J. and Strutt, K., 2019. The origins of Avebury. Antiquity, 93 (368), 359-377.
  • Brughmans, T., van Garderen, M. and Gillings, M., 2018. Introducing visual neighbourhood configurations for total viewsheds. Journal of Archaeological Science, 96, 14-25.
  • Gillings, M., 2017. Mapping liminality: Critical frameworks for the GIS-based modelling of visibility. Journal of Archaeological Science, 84, 121-128.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2016. Making megaliths: Shifting and unstable stones in the Neolithic of the Avebury landscape. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 26 (4), 537-559.
  • Gillings, M., 2015. Fugitive Monuments and Animal Pathways: Explaining the Stone Settings of Exmoor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 81, 87-106.
  • Gillings, M., 2015. Excavation and Survey at Porlock stone circle and row, Exmoor. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, 158, 1-28.
  • Gillings, M., 2015. Mapping invisibility: GIS approaches to the analysis of hiding and seclusion. Journal of Archaeological Science, 62, 1-14.
  • Gillings, M., 2015. Betylmania? - Small Standing Stones and the Megaliths of South-West Britain. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 34 (3), 207-233.
  • Gillings, M., 2013. Excavation of the prehistoric landscapes of Lanacombe, Exmoor. The Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, 156, 41-73.
  • Nightingale, E., 2013. Introduction. , 1-10.
  • Gillings, M. and Taylor, J., 2012. Geophysical Survey at Porlock Stone Circle. Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological and Natural History Society, 155, 197-199.
  • Gillings, M., 2012. Landscape Phenomenology, GIS and the Role of Affordance. JOURNAL OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD AND THEORY, 19, 601-611.
  • Gillings, M., 2012. Landscape Phenomenology, GIS and the Role of Affordance. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 19 (4), 601-611.
  • Gillings, M. and Taylor, J., 2012. Geophysical Survey and Excavation at the Exmoor Stone Setting of Furzehill Common. Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society, 69, 1-8.
  • Taylor, J. and Gillings, M., 2012. Geophysical survey at Porlock Stone Circle. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History, 155, 197-200.
  • Gillings, M. and Taylor, J., 2011. Excavation and Survey at the Exmoor stone settings of Lanacombe I and IV. Somerset Archaeology and Natural History, 154, 23-34.
  • Gillings, M., 2011. Chorography, phenomenology and the antiquarian tradition. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 21 (1), 53-63.
  • Gillings, M., Pollard, J. and Taylor, J., 2011. The Miniliths of Exmoor. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, London, 76, 297-319.
  • Fyfe, R., Caseldine, C. and Gillings, M., 2010. Pushing the boundaries of data? Issues in the construction of rich visual past landscapes. Quaternary International, 220 (1-2), 153-159.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2010. Correspondence. Time and Mind, 3 (1), 85-90.
  • Gillings, M., 2009. Visual affordance, landscape, and the megaliths of Alderney. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 28 (4), 335-356.
  • Frieman, C. and Gillings, M., 2007. Seeing is perceiving? World Archaeology, 39 (1), 4-16.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2007. Non-portable stone artefacts and contexts of meaning: the tale of grey wether. World Archaeology, 31, 179-193.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2002. A Roman Shrine at Beckhampton? Current Archaeology, 179, 453.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2000. ‘Erecting Altars to Unknown Gods’: A reply to Bowden. Archaeological Dialogues, 7 (1), 88-93.
  • Bowden, M., Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2000. Virtual avebury revisited. Archaeological Dialogues, 7 (1), 84-93.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2000. Erecting altars to unknwon Gods. Archaeological Dialogues, 7, 88-93.
  • Gillings, M., Pollard, J. and Wheatley, D., 2000. Avebury and the Beckhampton Avenue. Current Archaeology, 167, 428-433.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 1999. Non-portable stone artefacts and contexts of meaning: The tale of grey wether (www.museums.ncl.ac.uk/avebury/stone4.htm). World Archaeology, 31 (2), 179-193.
  • Gillings, M., 1998. Embracing uncertainty and challenging dualism in the GIS-based study of a palaeo-flood plain. European Journal of Archaeology, 1 (1), 117-144.
  • Pollard, J. and Gillings, M., 1998. Romancing the stones: Towards a virtual and elemental avebury. Archaeological Dialogues, 5 (2), 143-164.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 1998. Romancing the stones: towards an elemental and virtual Avebury. Archaeological Dialogues, 5, 143-164.
  • Gillings, M. and Goodrick, G., 1996. Sensuous and reflexive GIS: exploring visualisation and VRML. Internet Archaeology, 1.

Books

  • Archaeological Spatial Analysis: A Methodological Guide. London: Routledge.
  • Re-Mapping Archaeology Critical Perspectives, Alternative Mappings. London: Routledge.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2015. Landscape Archaeology: critical concepts in archaeology. Routledge.
  • Chapman, J., Gillings, M., Magyri, E., Shiel, R., Gaydarska, B. and Bond, C., 2010. The Upper Tisza Project Book 2: Settlement Patterns in the Bodrogkoz Block. Archaeopress.
  • Chapman, J., Gillings, M., Shiel, R., Gaydarska, B. and Bond, C., 2010. The Upper Tisza Project Block 4: Lowland Settlement in North East Hungary: Excavations at the Neolithic settlement site of Polgar-10. Archaeopress.
  • Chapman, J., Gillings, M., Shiel, R., Magyri, E., Gaydarska, B. and Bond, C., 2010. The Upper Tisza Project Block 3: Settlement patterns in the Zemplen Block.. Archaeopress.
  • Gillings, M., Pollard, J., Wheatley, D. and Peterson, R., 2008. Landscape of the Megaliths: excavation and fieldwork on the Avebury monuments, 1997-2003. Oxbow.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2004. Avebury. Duckworth.
  • Wheatley, D. and Gillings, M., 2002. Spatial Technology and Archaeology: The Archaeological Applications of GIS. Taylor and Francis.
  • Gillings, M. and Wise, A., 1999. Good Practice in the Archaeological Use of Geographical Information Systems. Oxbow.
  • Gillings, 1999. Geographical Information Systems and Landscape Archaeology. Oxbow.

Chapters

  • Gillings, M. and Eve, S., 2021. More than modal? Exploring affect, affordance, invitation and solicitation. In: Betts, E. and Landeschi, G., eds. Capturing the senses: digital methods for sensory archaeologies. Springer.
  • Gillings, M. and Wheatley, D., 2020. GIS-based visibility analysis. In: Haciguzeller, P. and Lock, G., eds. Archaeological Spatial Analysis: A Methodological Guide. London: Routledge, 313-332.
  • Gillings, M., Haciguzeller, P. and Lock, G., 2018. On maps and mapping. Re-Mapping Archaeology: critical perspectives, alternative mappings. 1-16.
  • Gillings, M., 2016. Chemical and petrological analysis of local oxidised wares. Bearsden: a Roman fort on the Antonine Wall. Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 165-171.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2015. General Introduction. Landscape Archaeology: critical concepts in archaeology. Routledge, 1-14.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2015. Authenticity, Artifice and the Druidical Temple of Avebury. In: Kolen, J., Hermans, R. and Renes, H., eds. Landscape Biographies: Geographical, Historical and Archaeological Perspectives on the Production and Transmission of Landscapes. 117-142.
  • Gillings, M., 2013. Environment and Landscape. In: Gardiner, A., Lake, M. and Sommer, U., eds. The Oxford Handbook of Archaeological Theory. Oxford University Press.
  • Pollard, J. and Gillings, M., 2010. Sarsen Stories. In: Lewis, H. and Semple, S., eds. Perspectives in LAndscape Archaeology. Archaeopress, 7-11.
  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2009. Breaking Megaliths. In: Parker, J., ed. Written on Stone: The Cultural reception of Prehistoric Monuments. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 36-48.
  • Gillings, J.P.D.M., 2009. The World of Grey Wethers. In: Cooney, G., O Connor, B. and Chapman, J.C., eds. Materialitas: working stone, carving identity. Oxbow, 29-41.
  • Gillings, M., 2008. The Real, the Virtually Real, and the Hyperreal: The Role of VR in Archaeology. Envisioning the Past: Archaeology and the Image. 223-239.
  • Gillings, M., 2007. The Ecsegfalva Landscape: Affordance and Inhabitation. In: Whittle, A., ed. The Early Neolithic on the Great Hungarian Plain: investigations of the Körös culture site of Ecsegfalva 23, Co. Békés.. 31-46.
  • Gillings, M., 2005. The real, the virtually real and the hyperreal. In: Smiles, S. and Moser, S., eds. Envisioning the Past: Archaeology and the Image. New York: Blackwells. 223-239.
  • Gillings, M., Peterson, R. and Pollard, J., 2004. The destruction of the Avebury monuments. In: Cleal, R., ed. Monuments and Material Culture. East Knoyle: Hobnob Press.. 139-163.
  • Gillings, M., 2002. Virtual archaeologies and the hyperreal: or, what does it mean to describe something as virtually-real? In: Fisher, P. and Unwin, D., eds. Virtual Reality in Geography. London: Taylor and Francis. 17-34.
  • Brodlie, K., Dykes, J., Gillings, M., Haklay, M.E., Kitchin, R. and Kraak, M., 2002. Geography in VR: context. In: Fisher, P. and Unwin, D.E., eds. Virtual Reality in Geography. London: Taylor and Francis. 7-16.
  • Gillings, M. and Wheatley, D.W., 2001. Seeing is not believing: unresolved issues in archaeological visibility analysis. In: Slapsak, B., ed. On the good use of Geographic Information Systems in Ancient Landscape Studies. Brussels: EUR19708. 25-36.
  • Gillings, M., 2001. Geographical Information Systems in Archaeology. In: Brothwell, D.R. and Pollard, A.M., eds. Introduction to Archaeological Sciences. London: John Wiley and Sons. 671-683.
  • Wheatley, D. and Gillings, M., 2000. Vision, perception and GIS: developing enriched approaches to the study of archaeological visibility. Beyond the Map. IOS Press, 1-27.
  • Gillings, M., 2000. The utility of the GIS approach in the collection, storage and analysis of surface survey data. In: Bintliff, J., Kuna, M. and Venclova, N., eds. The Future of Archaeological Field Survey in Europe. Sheffield Academic Press, 105-120.
  • Gillings, M., 2000. Plans, elevations and virtual worlds: the development of techniques for the routine construction of hyperreal simulations. In: Barcelo, J.A., Forte, M. and Sanders, D.H., eds. Virtual Reality in Archaeology. Archaeopress, 59-70.
  • Goodrick, G. and Gillings, M., 2000. Constructs, simulations and hyperreal worlds: the role of Virtual Reality (VR) in archaeological research. In: Lock, G. and Smith, K., eds. On the theory and practice of archaeological computing. Oxbow, 41-58.
  • Gillings, M. and Sbonias, K., 1999. Regional survey and GIS: the Boeotia project. In: Mattingly, D. and van Dalen, J., eds. Geographical Information Systems and Landscape archaeology. Oxbow, 35-54.
  • Gillings, M., 1999. Engaging place: exploring the potential of VR in experiential landscape studies. In: Dingwall, L., Exon, S., Gaffney, V., Lafflin, S. and van Leusen, M., eds. Archaeology in the Age of the Internet.. British Archaeological Reports.
  • Gillings, M., 1997. Spatial organisation in the Tisza flood-plain: landscape dynamics and GIS. In: Chapman, J. and Dolukhanov, P., eds. Landscapes in Flux: central and eastern europe in antiquity. Oxbow, 163-178.
  • Gillings, M., 1997. Not drowning but waving? the Tisza floodplain revisited. In: North, M. and Johnson, I., eds. Archaeological Applications of GIS. University of Sydney.
  • Gillings, M., 1995. GIS and the Tisza flood-plain: landscape and settlement evolution in north-east Hungary. In: Lock, G. and Stancic, Z., eds. Archaeology and Geographical Information Systems. Taylor & Francis, 67-84.

Others

  • Gillings, M. and Pollard, J., 2009. New geophysical surveys of the megalithic monuments at Longis House and Tourgis (Druid’s Altar), Alderney..
  • Gillings, M., Pollard, J. and Wheatley, D., 2007. The Beckhampton Avenue and a ’new’ Neolithic enclosure near Avebury: an interim report on the 1999 excavations.
  • Gillings, M., Pollard, J. and Wheatley, D., 2002. Excavations at the Beckhampton Enclosure, Avenue and Cove, Avebury: an interim report on the 2000 season.
  • Gillings, M., Pollard, J. and Wheatley, D., 2002. An avenue, a cove and an enclosure: further fieldwork at Beckhampton, near Avebury.
  • Gillings, M., Pollard, J. and Wheatley, D., 2000. The rev. William Stukeley’s lost megalithic Avenue.
  • Gillings, M., Pollard, J. and Wheatley, D., 2000. Pulling back the covers on sleeping stones: recent excavations on the Beckhampton Avenue, Avebury.

Grants

  • Living with Monuments: life and cultural landscape between the 4th and 2nd millennia BC in the Avebury region, Wiltshire (Arts and Humanities Research Council, 01 Sep 2016). In Progress