Mr John Pouncett

Spatial Technology Officer

School of Archaeology
1 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG


Tel: +44 (0)1865 278252

E-mail: john.pouncett@arch.ox.ac.uk

Research Interests

GIS; spatial analysis; landscape archaeology; archaeological prospection.

Current Activities

My research reflects a long standing interest in the role of spatial technology in archaeology, with a particular interest in the integration of theory and practice in GIS and the analysis and visualisation of datasets from field survey and remote sensing. I am currently writing a book on Spatial Thinking in Archaeology (with Gary Lock) which develops these themes further, placing them within the broader tradition of archaeological enquiry.

Secretary of Computer Applications and Quantititative Methods in Archaeology.

Consultant for the FLow of Ancient Metals across Eurasia Project.

Developer of the online Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland (https://hillforts.arch.ox.ac.uk).

Co-director of survey and excavations at Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari, North Wales (with Gary Lock).

Publications

Journal Articles

2017

Ostapkowicz, Joanna, Fiona Brock, Alex C. Wiedenhoeft, Christophe Snoeck, John Pouncett, Yasmin Baksh-Comeau, Rick Schulting, et al. 2017. Black Pitch, Carved Histories: Radiocarbon Dating, Wood Species Identification and Strontium Isotope Analysis of Prehistoric Wood Carvings from Trinidad’s Pitch Lake. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 16 (December):341–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.08.018.

Lock, G., Pouncett, J., 2017. Spatial thinking in archaeology: Is GIS the answer? Journal of Archaeological Science, Archaeological GIS Today: Persistent Challenges, Pushing Old Boundaries, and Exploring New Horizons 84, 129–135. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2017.06.002

2016

Pellegrini, M., Pouncett, J., Jay, M., Pearson, M.P., Richards, M.P., 2016. Tooth enamel oxygen “isoscapes” show a high degree of human mobility in prehistoric Britain. Scientific Reports 6. doi:10.1038/srep34986

Snoeck, C., Pouncett, J., Ramsey, G., Meighan, I.G., Mattielli, N., Goderis, S., Lee-Thorp, J.A., Schulting, R.J., 2016. Mobility during the neolithic and bronze age in northern ireland explored using strontium isotope analysis of cremated human bone. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 160, 397–413. doi:10.1002/ajpa.22977

Bogaard, A., Hodgson, J., Nitsch, E., Jones, G., Styring, A., Diffey, C., Pouncett, J., Herbig, C., Charles, M., Ertuğ, F., Tugay, O., Filipovic, D., Fraser, R., 2016. Combining functional weed ecology and crop stable isotope ratios to identify cultivation intensity: a comparison of cereal production regimes in Haute Provence, France and Asturias, Spain. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 25, 57–73. doi:10.1007/s00334-015-0524-0

2014

Lock, Gary, and John Pouncett. 2014. Excavation in 2012 and 2013 at Moel y Gaer, Bodfari, Denbighshire. Archaeology in Wales 53:83–97.

2012

Lock, Gary, and John Pouncett. 2012. Moel-y-Gaer Hillfort, Bodfari, Denbighshire. Archaeology in Wales 51:142–45.

1995

Hayfield, C., Pouncett, J., Wagner, P., 1995. Vessey Ponds: a ‘prehistoric’ water supply in East Yorkshire? Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 61, 393–408. doi:10.1017/S0079497X00003145
 

Book Sections

2014

Lock, G., Kormann, M., Pouncett, J., 2014. Visibility and movement: towards a GIS-based integrated approach, in: Computational Approaches to the Study of Movement in Archaeology: Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Factors and Effects of Long Term Landscape Formation and Transformation. De Gruyter, Berlin, Boston, pp. 23–41. doi:10.1515/9783110288384.23

2008

Pouncett, J., 2008. The Neolithic Period, in: Adkins, R., Adkins, L., Leitch, V. (Eds.), The Handbook of British Archaeology. Constable, London, pp. 32–62.

2000

Foster, P., Pouncett, J., 2000. The Excavation of Iron Age and Later Structures at Alt Chrisal T17, Barra: 1996-1999, in: Branigan, K., Foster, P. (Eds.), From Barra to Berneray: Archaeological Survey and Excavation in the Southern Isles of the Outer Hebrides, SEARCH, 5. Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, pp. 147–190.

Foster, P., Pouncett, J., 2000. Excavations on Pabbay 1996-1998: Dùnan Ruadh (PY10) and the Bàgh Bàn Earthhouse (PY56), in: Branigan, K., Foster, P. (Eds.), From Barra to Berneray: Archaeological Survey and Excavation in the Southern Isles of the Outer Hebrides, SEARCH, 5. Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, pp. 234–277.

Foster, P., Pouncett, J., 2000. Sampling Excavations on Sandray and Mingulay, from 1995-1996, in: Branigan, K., Foster, P. (Eds.), From Barra to Berneray: Archaeological Survey and Excavation in the Southern Isles of the Outer Hebrides, SEARCH, 5. Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, pp. 278–309.

 

Conference Proceedings

2011

Lock, G., Pouncett, J., 2011. Modelling Colluviation: Land Use and Landscape Change in the South Cadbury Environs, in: Jerem, E., Redö, F., Szeverényi, D. (Eds.), On the Road to Reconstructing the Past. Presented at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), 36th International Conference. Budapest, April 2-6, 2008, Archaeolingua, Budapest, pp. 240–248.

2010

Lock, G., Pouncett, J., 2010. Walking the Ridgeway Revisited: The Methodological and Theoretical Implications of Scale Dependency for the Derivation of Slope and the Calculation of Least-Cost Pathways, in: Making History Interactive. Presented at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA), 37th International Conference, Williamsburg, Virginia, United States of America, March 22-26, Archaeopress, Oxford, p. 192.203.

Pouncett, J., 2010. Lithics and Landscape: GIS Approaches to the Analysis of Lithic Artefact Scatters, in: Nicolucci, F., Hermon, S. (Eds.), Beyond the Artifact: Digital Interpretation of the Past. Presented at CAA2004, Prato 13–17 April 2004. Archaeolingua, Budapest, pp. 195–200.

2009

Lock, G., Pouncett, J., 2009. GIS and Landscape Archaeology: The South Cadbury Environs Project, in: GIS in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2009. Presented at the GIS in the Humanities and Social Sciences International Conference, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 347–363.

Lock, G., Pouncett, J., 2009. A future for GIS in archaeology: the integration of theory and analysis, in: GIS in the Humanities and Social Sciences 2009. Presented at the GIS in the Humanities and Social Sciences International Conference, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, pp. 331–345.

2008

Pouncett, J., Lock, G., 2008. Closest Facility Analysis: Integration of Geophysical and Test-Pitting Data from the South Cadbury Environs Project, in: Posluschny, A., Lambers, K., Herzog, I. (Eds.), Layers of Perception. Presented at the 35th International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) Berlin, Germany, April 2-6, 2007, Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, Bonn, pp. 1–6.

2007

Lock, G., Pouncett, J., 2007. Network Analysis in Archaeology Session Introduction: An Introduction to Network Analysis, in: Clark, J., Hägemeister, E. (Eds.), Digital Discovery: Exploring New Frontiers in Human Heritage. Presented at the CAA 2006, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Fargo, United States, April 2006, Archaeolingua, Budapest, pp. 71–73.

Pouncett, J., Lock, G., 2007. A Vector-based Approach to the Integration of Geophysical and Test-pitting Data: Phasing the South Cadbury Environs Project, in: Clark, J., Hägemeister, E. (Eds.), Digital Discovery: Exploring New Frontiers in Human Heritage. Presented at the CAA 2006, Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology, Fargo, United States, April 2006, Archaeolingua, pp. 109–118.

Pouncett, J., 2007. Low Density Lithic Artefact Scatters: Consideration of the Impact of Sampling Strategy, in: Figueiredo, A., Velho, Gonçalo (Eds.), The World Is in Your Eyes. Presented at the XXXIII Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 2005, CAA Portugal, Tomar, pp. 369–372.

Pouncett, J., 2007. Network Analysis and Landscape Stratigraphy, in: Figueiredo, A., Leite Velho, G. (Eds.), The World Is in Your Eyes. Presented at the XXXIII Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology 2005, CAA Portugal, Tomar, pp. 397–402.

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