Adventures at Clarendon - questions and future prospects for the landscape archaeologist. A talk by Chris Gerrard. Professor Chris Gerrard, of Durham University, will be reflecting on Clarendon Palace and Park after 10 years of involvement there. He will discuss the progress of his research into artefacts, landscapes and standing structures found from fieldwork and excavations there and also set out some outstanding questions for the future.
Chris has previously conducted fieldwork in many different parts of Great Britain, notably at Shapwick in Somerset in an intensive landscape project which he directed with Prof Mick Aston and at Clarendon in Wiltshire where he worked with Prof Tom Beaumont-James on the medieval and later royal palace and park. He has also worked in Spain for many years and has published excavations and standing building recording on later medieval sites there. His particular interest is in the transition from Islamic to Christian societies and their landscapes in the north-east of Spain. He is currently undertaking field survey and site recording with Spanish colleagues as part of the Moncayo Archaeological Survey. His past experience in project management and ongoing interests in heritage and site presentation involve him in a variety of projects including the nomination for the World Heritage Site at Jarrow and Monkwearmouth and he is a trustee of the Ad Gefrin Trust (which manages the early medieval site at Yeavering in Northumberland.