John Pouncett

Mr John Pouncett

Spatial Technology Officer

Institute of Archaeology
36 Beaumont St, Oxford, OX1 2PG


Tel: +44 (0)1865 278252

Fax: +44 (0)1865 278254

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

Research Interests

Analytical GIS; network analysis; geophysical survey; spatial technology; landscape archaeology; lithic technology; Neolithic settlement practice; woodland archaeology.

Current Activities

My research reflects a long standing interest in the role of spatial technology in archaeology. Current research projects include topographic and geographic survey at Moel-y-Gaer, Bodfari (an Iron Age hillfort in North Wales), the development of Neolithic and Bronze Age barrow cemeteries on the Yorkshire Wolds, modelling movement and visibility in the Late Prehistoric landscapes of southern Britain, and the role of white coal production in the pre-industrial woodland industries of South Yorkshire. Common themes running through these research projects are the integration of theory and practice in archaeological computing and GIS-based approaches to the analysis and visualisation of datasets from field survey and remote sensing. I am currently writing a book on Spatial Thinking in Archaeology (with G. Lock) which develops these themes further, placing them within the broader tradition of archaeological enquiry. I am a member of the CAA (Computer Applications and Quantititative Methods in Archaeology) Steering Committee and will be co-chairing sessions on Network Analysis (with T. Brughmans) and Spatial Thinking (with G. Lock) at CAA2012 in Southampton.

Publications

 

Books

Forthcoming
Lock, G. and Pouncett, J. (forthcoming)Spatial Thinking in Archaeology: Toward a Theory of PracticeIndianapolis: Indiana University Press.

Contributions to Edited Books

In press
Lock, G. and Pouncett, J. (in press), Spatial Thinking in Archaeology: Is GIS the Answer?in E. Deweirdt and J. Bourgeois (eds.), Spatial Analysis Applied to Archaeological Sites from Protohistory to the Roman PeriodGhent.
Lock, G., Kormann, M. and Pouncett, J. (in press)Visibility and Movement: Towards an GIS-based Integrated Approachin S. Pollo and P. Verhagen (eds.),Computational Approaches to Movement in ArchaeologyBerlin: de Gruyter.
2008
Pouncett, J. (2008) The Neolithic Period, in R. Adkins, L. Adkins and V. Leitch (eds.), The Handbook of British ArchaeologyLondon: Constable, 32-62.
2000
Foster, P. and Pouncett, J. (2000)The Excavation of Iron Age and Later Structures at Alt Chrisal T17, Barra: 1996-1999in K. Branigan and P. Foster (eds.), From Barra to Berneray: Archaeological Survey and Excavation in the Southern Isles, Outer Hebrides, SEARCH Monograph 5Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 147-190.
Foster, P. and Pouncett, J. (2000)Excavations on Pabbay 1996-1998: Dùnan Ruadh (PY10) and the Bàgh Bàn Earthhouse (PY56)in K. Branigan and P. Foster (eds.), From Barra to Berneray: Archaeological Survey and Excavation in the Southern Isles, Outer Hebrides, SEARCH Monograph 5Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 234-277.
Foster, P. and Pouncett, J. (2000)Sampling Excavations on Sandray and Mingulay, from 1995-1996 in K. Branigan and P. Foster (eds.), From Barra to Berneray: Archaeological Survey and Excavation in the Southern Isles, Outer Hebrides, SEARCH Monograph 5Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 278-309.

Journal Articles & Conference Proceedings

In press
Lock, G. and Pouncett, J. (in press)Modelling Colluviation: Land Use and Landscape Change in the South Cadbury Environsin E. Jerem, F. Redö and V. Szeverényi (eds.), On the Road to Reconstructing the Past, Proceedings of the Computer Applications and Quantatitative Methods Conference, Budapest 2008.
2010
Lock, G.and 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 Pathwaysin B. Frischer, J. Webb Crawford and D. Koller (eds.), Making History Interactive, Proceedings of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods Conference, Williamsburg 2009,Oxford: Archaeopress, 191-202.
Pouncett, J. (2010)Lithics and Landscape: GIS Approaches to the Analysis of Lithic Artefact Scattersin F. Niccolucci and S. Hermon (eds.), Beyond the Artefact: Digital Interpretation of the Past, Proceedings of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods Conference, Prato 2004Budapest: Archaeolingua, 195-202.
2009
Lock, G. and Pouncett, J. (2009)A Future for GIS in Archaeology: The Integration of Theory and Analysis GIS in the Humanities and Social Sciences International Conference Proceedings, Taipei, Taiwan 2009 , 331-346.
Lock, G. and Pouncett, J. (2009)GIS and Landscape Archaeology: The South Cadbury Environs ProjectGIS in the Humanities and Social Sciences International Conference Proceedings, Taipei, Taiwan 2009 , 347-364.
2008
Lock, G. and Pouncett, J. (2008)Closest Facility Analysis: Integration of Geophysical and Test-pitting Data from the South Cadbury Environs Projectin A. Posluschny, K. Lambers and I. Herzog (eds.), Layers of Perception: Advanced Technological Means to Illuminate our Past, Proceedings of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods Conference, Berlin 2007Bonn: Dr Rudolf Habelt GmbH, 1-6.
2007
Lock, G. and Pouncett, J. (2007)An Introduction to Network Analysisin J. Clark and E. Hagemeister (eds.), Digital Discovery: Exploring New Frontiers in Human Heritage, Proceedings of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods Conference, Fargo 2006Budapest: Archaeolingua, 71-73.
Pouncett, J. and Lock, G. (2007)A Vector-based Approach to the Integration of Geophysical and Test-pitting Data: Phasing the South Cadbury Environs Projectin J. Clark and E. Hagemeister (eds.), Digital Discovery: Exploring New Frontiers in Human Heritage, Proceedings of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods Conference, Fargo 2006Budapest: Archaeolingua, 109-118.
Pouncett, J. (2007), Low Density Lithic Artefact Scatters: Consideration of the Impact of Sampling Strategy, in A. Figueredo and G. Velo (eds.), The World is in Your Eyes, Proceedings of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods Conference, Tomar 2005Tomar: CAA Portugal, 369-372.
Pouncett, J. (2007)Network Analysis and Landscape Stratigraphyin A. Figueredo and G. Velo (eds.), The World is in Your Eyes, Proceedings of the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods Conference, Tomar 2005Tomar: CAA Portugal, 397-402.
1995
Hayfield, C., Pouncett, J. and Wagner, P. (1995)Vessey Ponds; a 'Prehistoric' Water Supply in East Yorkshire?Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society61, 393-408.

Publications

Journal Articles & Conference Proceedings

In press
Richards, M. P. & Pearson, J. A. (forthcoming),
2003
Richards, M. P., Pearson, J. A., Molleson, T. I., Russell, N. & Martin L, (2003), Stable Isotope Evidence of Diet at Neolithic Çatalhöyük , Turkey, Journal of Archaeological Science, 30 (1),67-76
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