About Us

The Landscape Survey Group exists to ensure that a landscape approach is embedded nationally within archaeological practice at all levels and across all parts of the sector – academic, curatorial, commercial, and voluntary. 

View our constitution, or contact us at: info@landscapesurvey.org

Membership

Membership of the Landscape Survey Group is open to anyone with an interest in landscape survey. The annual subscription of £10 per person is payable in the first two weeks of April.

To join, please use this Membership Form.

The LSG’s officers are:

Mark stood next to a Total Station

Mark surveying at Stonehenge

Mark Bowden
Chair
Mark graduated from Reading University in 1979 and, after extensive excavation and museum work, joined the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England in 1986 as an Archaeological Investigator. He worked initially in the north of England and headed the Commission’s Newcastle office for several years. He then moved to Swindon in 1998 to lead the Swindon and Exeter archaeology teams. He is currently a Senior Investigator managing Assessment Team West within Historic England. He has published extensively on the history of archaeology, archaeological survey and the archaeological landscape.

Angela

Angela

Angela Gannon
Vice-Chair
Angela is an archaeologist with Historic Environment Scotland. She has participated in major landscape projects including the field survey of St Kilda, undertaken in partnership with the National Trust for Scotland. She is co-author of the recently published St Kilda – The Last and Outmost Isle. Angela has a long-standing research interest in the Neolithic of the British Isles and has been an active contributor to the Neolithic Studies Group for a number of years. She maintains a professional interest in data standards and has presented papers on a wide range of subjects.

Nathalie Barrett

Nathalie

Nathalie Barrett
Secretary

Nathalie is part-time lecturer at the University of Winchester and leads modules in Geomatics and remote sensing and GIS. Her doctoral research focusses on coastal promontory forts. She received training in analytical landscape survey from the English Heritage Investigation teams at Exeter and Cambridge, during her MA in Landscape Archaeology and then through the EPPIC professional placement scheme, before going on to work in commercial archaeology. As a freelance landscape archaeologist she still provides survey support and training to commercial units and is also involved in a number of community survey and GIS projects.

 

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Rose

Rosemary Hooker
Treasurer
Rose has been an active member of Surrey Archaeological Society for many years. She gained a BSc in Archaeology and Environment in 2004 from the now defunct Continuing Education course at the University of Surrey. Rose regularly participates in surveys, excavations and artefact studies, and her primary interest is in prehistory.

 

Rebecca in West Kennet Long Barrow

Rebecca in
West Kennet Long Barrow

Rebecca Pullen
Membership Secretary
Rebecca is an archaeological investigator in Historic England’s Assessment Team, a group of archaeological and architectural specialists who undertake a wide range of applied research and survey projects by gathering, analysing and interpreting field data and documentary material. An important part of her role is to carry out analytical earthwork and landscape surveys using an assortment of recording techniques. She also has a background in commercial archaeology and has been heavily involved in several academic landscape research projects over the past decade.

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Sharon surveying in woodland

Sharon Soutar
Website
Sharon is a landscape archaeologist specialising in the survey and visualisation of heritage landscapes and data. She works in Historic England’s Imaging team, creating beautiful infographics, maps and plans, but is also co-author of the The Stonehenge Landscape (2015) and involved with various local heritage projects.

 

 

 

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Bob surveying with GNSS kit

Bob Johnston
Bob lectures in landscape archaeology at the University of Sheffield, where he has a leading role developing and teaching on the MA in Landscape Archaeology. His primary research interests are in the upland landscapes of western Britain, land enclosure, and the Bronze Age. His on-going landscape survey projects are in Wales: Skomer Island, Pembrokeshire, and the Dysynni Valley, Gwynedd.

 

 

 

 

 

Al Oswald

Al

Al Oswald
Al began digging at the age of 16, graduated from Cambridge University in 1991 and after a spell in commercial archaeology joined RCHME/English Heritage, eventually heading the North of England landscape investigation team. He has co-authored books on Neolithic causewayed enclosures and the Iron Age hillforts in Northumberland National Park. He is studying part-time for a PhD at the University of York, where he helps teach landscape survey, and was Associate Teacher of Landscape Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, 2014-15. Al continues to undertake independent and commissioned landscape surveys throughout England.

Lawrence Shaw

Lawrence

Lawrence Shaw
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Working on a large landscape recording project in the New Forest, Lawrence has a keen interest in remote sensing, 3D recording and geophysical survey. As well as using traditional survey skills and techniques, his work has also looked at how new technologies can help to develop and improve landscape survey.

 

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