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Dr Adrian Chadwick

Dr Adrian Chadwick

Dr Adrian Chadwick
BA(Sheff.), MA(Sheff.), PhD(Wales)

Teaching Fellow in Archaeology

Area of research

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Biography

Research summary

My research focuses on landscape archaeology, and aspects of Bronze Age, Iron Age and Roman Britain and Europe; particularly field systems and land allotment, rural settlement, the archaeology of upland areas, and of coastal communities. I am also interested in archaeological and social theory, depositional and ritualised practices, and identity, embodiment, and acculturation. I am concerned with memory and materiality, and the role of social or collective memory, myth and oral tradition in small-scale societies – I was part of the Leicester Memory Studies Network. In recent years I have become especially fascinated with the dynamics of human-animal interactions in small-scale communities, and with theories of non-human and material agency. My work also engages with the relationships between archaeological theory and practice; as well as practical fieldwork, and contemporary commercial archaeology and heritage management issues.

 

Biography

I joined the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology in September 2016 as a Teaching Fellow – prior to that I was a Research Associate on the Hoarding in Iron Age and Roman Britain project at the University of Leicester.

I graduated with a BA in Archaeology and Prehistory from the University of Sheffield in 1990, and worked in field archaeology before completing a part-time MA in Landscape Archaeology at Sheffield in 1999. From 2000 to 2005 I was a lecturer in archaeology at the University of Wales, Newport, until the closure of that department; and I was also a part-time lecturer at the University of Sheffield. I have previously been a Part-time Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Bristol in 2011, and a Visiting Tutor here in 2002–2005.

I completed my part-time PhD with the University of Wales in 2008 – my thesis examined Iron Age and Romano-British field systems, rural settlement, materiality and depositional practices in South and West Yorkshire, and Nottinghamshire. For over 25 years I have worked for British commercial archaeological units, most recently as Senior Project Officer (Research) for AC Archaeology Ltd. I have also worked on research and rescue projects in France, Germany, Iceland, Lebanon and Turkey. I served as a council member of RESCUE – the British Archaeological Trust, and as Conservation Co-ordinator for the Prehistoric Society. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

 

Latest publications

Chadwick, A.M. 2016. Roundhouses and railways: developer-funded archaeology in England. Antiquity 90 (353): 1396-1399. 

Chadwick, A.M. 2016. ‘The stubborn light of things’. Landscape, relational agencies, and linear earthworks in later prehistoric Britain. European Journal of Archaeology 19 (2): 245-278. http://www.maneyonline.com/doi/10.1080/14619571.2015.1102006.

Chadwick, A.M. 2016. Foot-fall and hoof-hit. Agencies, movements, and materialities; and later prehistoric and Romano-British trackways. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 26 (1): 93-120. 

 

Selected publications

Chadwick, A.M. 2015. Doorways, ditches and dead dogs – material manifestations of practical magic in Iron Age and Roman Britain. In C. Houlbrook and N. Armitage (eds.) The Materiality of Magic: an Artefactual Investigation into Ritual Practices and Popular Beliefs. Oxford: Oxbow, pp. 37-64.

Chadwick, A.M. and Gibson, C.D. (eds.) 2013. Memory, Myth, and Long-term Landscape Inhabitation. Oxford: Oxbow.

Chadwick, A.M. 2013. Some fishy things about scales: macro and micro levels of analysis in the study of later prehistoric and Romano-British field systems. Landscapes 14 (1): 13-32.

Chadwick, A.M. 2012. Routine magic, mundane ritual – towards a unified notion of depositional practice. Oxford Journal of Archaeology 31 (3): 283-315.

Chadwick, A.M. 2010. The Gray Hill Landscape Research Project, Llanfair Discoed, Monmouthshire, Wales. In H. Lewis and S. Semple (eds.) Perspectives in Landscape Archaeology: Papers Presented at Oxford 2003-5. BAR (International Series) S2103. Oxford: Archaeopress, pp. 94-106.

Chadwick, A.M. (ed.) 2008. Recent Approaches to the Archaeology of Land Allotment. BAR (International Series) S1875. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Chadwick, A.M. 2007. Trackways, hooves and memory-days – human and animal memories and movements around Iron Age and Romano-British rural landscapes. In V. Cummings and R. Johnston (eds.) Prehistoric Journeys. Oxford: Oxbow, pp. 131-152.

Chadwick, A.M. (ed.) 2004. Stories from the Landscape: Archaeologies of Inhabitation. BAR (International Series) S1238. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Chadwick, A.M. 2004. ‘Heavier burdens for willing shoulders’? Writing different histories, humanities and social practices for the Romano-British countryside. In B. Croxford, H. Eckardt, J. Meade and J. Weekes (eds.) TRAC 2003: Proceedings of the 13th Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 90-110.

Chadwick, A.M. 2003. Post-processualism, professionalisation and archaeological methodologies. Towards reflective and radical practice. Archaeological Dialogues 10 (1): 97-117.

Chadwick, A.M. 1999. Digging ditches, but missing riches? Ways into the Iron Age and Romano-British cropmark landscapes of the north midlands. In B. Bevan (ed.) Northern Exposure. Interpretative Devolution and the Iron Ages in Britain. Leicester: Leicester Archaeological Monographs, pp. 149-171.

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching

Year 1 Discovering the Past ARCH10015

Year 2 Post-excavation Analysis ARCH20059

Year 2 Britain BC ARCH20060

Year 2 Social Theories ARCH20057

Keywords

  • landscape archaeology
  • Bronze Age
  • Iron Age
  • Romano-British
  • field systems
  • land allotment
  • tenure
  • social theory
  • Agency
  • ritual
  • depositional practices
  • coastal archaeology
  • upland archaeology
  • commercial archaeology
  • heritage management

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Department of Archaeology and Anthropology

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