Dr John Pouncett

Research Profile

Research Activities

I have a long-standing interest in GIS, spatial analysis and landscape archaeology, with a particular emphasis on spatial modelling of stable isotope data, the role of web-GIS in collaborative research, and Neolithic occupation and stone working on the Yorkshire Wolds.  Recent and ongoing research includes identification of the likely sources of the raw materials used in prehistoric wood carvings from Pitch Lake (Trinidad), determination of the possible geographic origins of the individuals cremated and buried in the Aubrey Holes at Stonehenge (UK), development of the web-mapping application for the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland, creation of a map of biologically available strontium for Ireland, and geophysical and topographic survey on Lower Gypsades hill at Knossos (Crete).  I am an active member of Computer Applications & Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) – I am currently an elected officer (Treasurer) on the CAA Executive Steering Committee and a co-opted member of the Scientific Committee as the Local Organiser for CAA2020 Oxford.

Research Awards

Esri UK 2018 Customer Success Award for Community Engagement




Undergraduate teaching

Undergraduate lecturer for:

  • FHS core paper 3: Landscape and Ecology

Postgraduate teaching

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