Professor Ian Simpson

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Biological and Environmental Sciences University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Ian Simpson

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About me

Professor, Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling.

Education:
1985 Ph.D. Geography. Anthropogenic sedimentation in Orkney: the formation of deep top soils and farm mounds. University of Strathclyde (Science and Engineering Research Council Studentship). 1981 B.Sc. (Hons.) Geography and Biology, University of Strathclyde.

Honorary Fellowship: 2015- Honorary Fellow of Royal Scottish Geographical Society (FRSGS) Fellowship: 2002- Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (FSA Scot) Visiting Professor: 2000- Anthropology, Graduate School, City University New York

Posts:

Aug 2002 – present: Professor, Geography and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling Leadership of research and research-led learning and teaching in Geography and the Environmental Sciences. Research focussed on Geoarchaeology – Soils, sediments and landscape histories- landscape change, long-term sustainabilities and resiliences, heritage management. North Atlantic and South Asia regional foci, with experience in Sahalian Africa, Middle East, North-west Europe). Additional foundational specialisms in Pedology, Biogeography, Land resources sustainability.

Aug 1990-July 2002: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader: Geography and Environmental Sciences University of Stirling. Research programmes and research-led teaching modules in Land Resources and in Geoarchaeology. Development of BSc Environmental Geography and MSc Environmental Management programmes.

Aug 1985 – July 1990: Researcher, Senior Researcher: Ministry of Agriculture, UK Government. Responsible for research and development of land evaluation and monitoring methods applied to formulation, implementation and monitoring of EU/UK land use and environment policies.

Aug 2011 –July 2016: Dean, Natural Sciences, Senior Management Team University of Stirling. Responsible for founding and establishing the new Faculty of Natural Sciences, integrating the Institute of Aquaculture, Biological Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Computing Sciences, Mathematics, and Psychology. Initiating and leading strategic directions in research and in learning and teaching, managing human resources, finance and space.

Aug 2007 – Dec 2011: Deputy Principal (Research), Senior Management Team University of Stirling. Responsible for University research futures and strategy, academic staff research performance, research outputs, citation and open access, research grant and contract income, Research Excellence Framework (REF) preparation, Research post-graduate students, research-led learning.

Aug 2006- July 2007: Head, Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling. Responsible for research and teaching with ca. 450 FTE students, 24 FTE Academic Staff and 12 FTE support staff, including strategy and planning, finance, human resource and space / infrastructure.

Aug 2002-July 2006: Associate Dean (Research) Natural Sciences, University of Stirling. Responsible for Faculty Research Strategy, Facility funding initiatives Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) management; Faculty research postgraduate development and supervision quality.

Other Academic Activities

Honorary Fellow, Royal Scottish Geographical Society
Royal Scottish Geographical Society

Research (20)

Soils, sediments and landscape history considers soils and sediments as historical narratives that define land resource utilisation and organisation by early societies together with their environmental and landscape consequences.

These narratives are elucidated through innovative theoretical frameworks of landscape that give new understanding of the Anthropocene together with innovative techniques in thin section micromorphology, soil biomarker analyses and modelling applied to anthrosols, podzols, andosols and archaeo-sediments.

In doing so, historical depth is given to long-term human interactions with environmental processes and new understanding of ‘completed human ecodynamics experiments of the past’ in relation to sustainability and resilience.

Contribution is made to discussions on cultural and national identities as they relate to environments and landscapes, together with foundations for natural and cultural heritage resources management.

The scope of this work is inter-disciplinary and international with current research programmes focussed in:

North Atlantic region: (including Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Faeroes, Orkney, Shetland and the Western Isles). Current programmes include the emergence and formation of early fishing sites (supported by UK AHRC); landscapes of Norse - indigenous interaction (supported by the UK Leverhulme Trust - Footprints on the edge of Thule programme); farm resilience in marginal environments (supported by the US National Science Foundation, Human and Social Ecodynamics programme); soil and field system inheritance (supported by the Shetland Amenity Trust); the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site (supported by Historic Scotland).

South and West Asia: (Sri Lanka, Nepal and Iran). Current programmes include the use of water in early urban hinterlands programmes, Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) and Sialk - Kashan (Iran) (supported by AHRC and Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada); modern human settlement in tropical South Asia, evidence from late Pleistocene-early Holocene rockshelter sites in Sri Lanka (supported by the British Academy); protecting and preserving the natal landscape, Lumbini, Nepal (supported by UNESCO).

Projects

An archaeological investigation into the collapse of Polonnaruva, Sri Lanka
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: Australian Research Council

Landscape and Waterscapes in Asia. Monsoon, Climate Anomalies and Social Dynamics in Medieval India
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: The Agence Nationale de la Recherche / French National Research Agency (ANR)

Soil Fertility Research Project
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: Scottish Wildlife Trust

Post confict geoarchaeology: Dating Jaffna Fort Sri Lanka
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: University of Durham

Reducing Disaster Risk to Life and Livelihoods by Evaluating the Seismic Safety of Kathmandu's Historic Urban Infrastructure
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: The British Academy

Strengthening the Conservation and Management of Lumbini, The Birthplace of the Lord Buddha, UNESCO World Heritage Property (Phase II): Third Season of Field Activities (Jan-March 2016)
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: University of Durham

Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage Sites
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: UNESCO Kathmandu

Can we rebuild the Kasthamandap?
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: Arts and Humanities Research Council

Informal Learning and Citizen Science
PI: Professor Richard Edwards
Funded by: The British Academy

Comparative Island Ecodynamics in the North Atlantic Project
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: National Scientific Foundation

Micromorphology GUARD
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: Gloucestershire County Council, Orkney College, Orkney Research Centre for Archaeology, University of Durham, University of Sheffield, West Coast Archaeological Services, University of Bradford and Allan Mackenzie

Footprints on the edge of Thule: Landscapes of Norse- indigenous interaction
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: The Leverhulme Trust

Sustainability in pre-historic field systems
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: Shetland Amenity Trust

RCUK Academic Fellowship: Geoarchaeological & Environmental History
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Geoarchaeology of tool-bearing, middle to late Pleistocene fluviatile sediments (Iranamadu Formation) in Sri Lanka
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

Agents of Change: Human and Social Dynamics in Mynatnssveit, Iceland, from the Settlement to the present
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: University of Colorado

Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction of Mesolithic Orkney evidence from Stronsay
PI: Dr Eileen Tisdall
Funded by: Orkney College

Papar Project
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

The Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka) project: the hinterland (phase 2)
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: Arts and Humanities Research Council

Modern Human settlement in tropical South Asia: Micromorphology and microstratigraphy of two late Pleistocene - early Holocene rockshelter sites in SW Sri
PI: Professor Ian Simpson
Funded by: The British Academy

Outputs (176)

Outputs

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Article

Lichtenberger A, Raja R, Seland EH & Simpson IA (2021) Scaling up and zooming in: Global history and high-definition archaeology perspectives on the longue dureé of urban-environmental relations in Gerasa (Jerash, Jordan). Journal of Global History, 16 (3), pp. 395-414. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1740022821000012

Article

Davis C, Coningham R, Acharya KP, Kunwar RB, Forlin P, Weise K, Maskey PN, Joshi A, Simpson I, Toll D, Wilkinson S, Hughes P, Sarhosis V, Kumar A & Schmidt A (2020) Identifying archaeological evidence of past earthquakes in a contemporary disaster scenario: case studies of damage, resilience and risk reduction from the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake and past seismic events within the Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage Property (Nepal). Journal of Seismology, 24 (4), p. 729–751. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10950-019-09890-7

Book Chapter

Sigurdardottir R, Newton AJ, Hicks MT, Dugmore AJ, Hreinsson V, Ogilvie AEJ, Juliusson AD, Einarsson A, Hartman S, Simpson IA, Vesteinsson O & McGovern TH (2019) Trolls, Water, Time, and Community: Resource Management in the Myvatn District of Northeast Iceland. In: Lozny LR & McGovern TH (eds.) Global Perspectives on Long Term Community Resource Management. Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation, 11. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing Ag, pp. 77-101. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-15800-2_5

Working Paper

Kinnaird TC & Simpson IA (2019) Geochronologies from the Kathmandu Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site: Optically Stimulated Luminescence measurement of monument foundation sediments and radiocarbon measurement of timbers. Geoarchaeological Assessment of Post-earthquake Kasthamandap Working Papers, 3. Not Online.

Book Chapter

Edwards R, McDonnell D, Simpson I & Wilson A (2017) Educational backgrounds, project design and inquiry learning in citizen science. In: Herodotou C, Sharples M & Scanlon E (eds.) Citizen Inquiry: Synthesising Science and Inquiry Learning. London: Routledge, pp. 195-209. https://www.routledge.com/Citizen-Inquiry-Synthesising-Science-and-Inquiry-Learning/Herodotou-Sharples-Scanlon/p/book/9781138208698

Article

Nelson MC, Ingram SE, Dugmore AJ, Streeter R, Peeples MA, McGovern TH, Hegmon M, Arneborg J, Kintigh KW, Brewington S, Spielmann KA, Simpson I, Strawhacker C, Comeau LEL, Torvinen A, Madsen CK, Hambrecht G & Smiarowski K (2016) Climate challenges, vulnerabilities, and food security. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113 (2), pp. 298-303. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1506494113

Book Chapter

Kourampas N, Simpson I, Nashli HF, Manuel M & Coningham R (2013) Sediments, soils and livelihood in a late Neolithic village on the Iranian Plateau: Tepe Sialk. In: Mathews R & Nashli H (eds.) The Neolithisation of Iran: The Formation of New Societies. British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology. Oxford: Oxbow, pp. 189-200. http://www.oxbowbooks.com/dbbc/neolithisation-of-iran.html

Book Chapter

Gilliland K, Simpson I, Adderley WP, Burbidge CI, Cresswell AJ, Sanderson D, Coningham R, Gunawardhana P, Adikari G, Manuel M, Strickland K, Young R, Namalgamuwa H, Rammungoda UR & Senanayake J (2013) Environment and Water Management. In: Coningham R & Gunawardhana P (eds.) Anuradhapura Volume III: The Hinterland. BAR International Series, 2568. Oxford: Archaeopress, pp. 191-227. http://www.archaeopress.com/archaeopressshop/DMS/3076B280-EE0B-4FE6-A7FF-2F0731336CF1.PDF

Book Chapter

Coningham R, Gunawardhana P, Adikari G, Manuel M, Davis C & Simpson I (2013) Discussion. In: Coningham R & Gunawardhana P (eds.) Anuradhapura Volume III: The Hinterland. BAR International Series, 2568. London: Archaeopress, pp. 459-479. http://www.archaeopress.com/archaeopressshop/DMS/3076B280-EE0B-4FE6-A7FF-2F0731336CF1.PDF

Book Chapter

Turner V & Simpson I (2013) In search of the infields: Viking - Norse field systems in Unst. In: Turner V, Bond J & Larsen A (eds.) Viking Unst: Excavation and Survey in Northern Shetland 2006-2010. Lerwick: Shetland Heritage Publication, pp. 39-73. http://www.shetlandheritageshop.com/Viking-Unst-Excavation-and-Survey-in-Northern-Shetland-2006-2010.html

Book Chapter

Bond JM, Dockrill SJ, Outram Z, Batey CE, Summers JR, Friel R, Brown L, Brown LD, Campbell E, Cussans JE, Cook G, Legg RJ, Marshall WA, McDonnell J & Simpson I (2013) Excavations at Hamar and Underhoull. In: Turner V, Bond J & Larsen A (eds.) Viking Unst: Excavation and Survey in Northern Shetland 2006-2010. Lerwick: Shetland Heritage Publication, pp. 123-179. http://www.shetlandheritageshop.com/Viking-Unst-Excavation-and-Survey-in-Northern-Shetland-2006-2010.html

Book Chapter

Larsen A, Dyhrfjeld-Johnsen MD, Batt C, Bond JM, Brown LD, Edwards KJ, Hamlet L, McDonnell G, MacLeod-Rivers M, Outram Z, Schofield JE, Summers JR, Simpson I, Steele VG & Turner V (2013) The excavation at Belmont, Wadbister, Unst, Shetland. In: Turner V, Bond J & Larsen A (eds.) Viking Unst: Excavation and Survey in Northern Shetland 2006-2010. Lerwick: Shetland Heritage Publication, pp. 181-216. http://www.shetlandheritageshop.com/Viking-Unst-Excavation-and-Survey-in-Northern-Shetland-2006-2010.html

Article

Gilliland K, Simpson I, Adderley WP, Burbidge CI, Cresswell AJ, Sanderson DCW, Coningham R, Manuel M, Strickland K, Gunawardhana P & Adikari G (2013) The dry tank: development and disuse of water management infrastructure in the Anuradhapura hinterland, Sri Lanka. Journal of Archaeological Science, 40 (2), pp. 1012-1028. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2012.09.034

Book Chapter

Barrett JH, Farr LR, Redhouse D, Richer S, Zimmermann J, Sharpe L, Ovenden S, Moore J, Poller T, Milek K, Simpson I, Smith M, Gourley B & O'Connor T (2012) Quoygrew and its landscape context. In: Barrett J (ed.) Being an Islander: Production and Identity at Quoygrew, Orkney, AD 900-1600. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, pp. 25-46. http://www2.mcdonald.cam.ac.uk/publications/monographs/new-titles/

Book Chapter

Simpson I (2012) Micromorphological analyses of samples from Context 577. In: Sveinbjarnardόttir G (ed.) Reykholt: Archaeological Investigations at a High Status Farm in Western Iceland. Publications of the National Museum of Iceland, 29. Reykjavik: National Museum of Iceland, pp. 254-256.

Book Chapter

Simpson I & Adderley WP (2011) Activities and accumulations: Micromorphological analyses of archaeological sediments from multi-room houses in Finnmark, Norway. In: Olsen B, Urbanczyk P & Amundsen C (eds.) Hybrid Spaces: Medieval Finnmark and the Archaeology of Multi-Room Houses. Instituttet for sammenlignende kulturforskning: serie B, Skrifter, 139. Oslo: Novus, pp. 267-286.

Book Chapter

McKenna LE & Simpson I (2011) Thin section micromorphology of anthrosols (Area 1). In: Moore H & Wilson G (eds.) Shifting Sands. Links of Noltland, Westray: Interim Report on Neolithic and Bronze Age Excavations, 2007-09. Archaeological Report, 4. Edinburgh: Historic Scotland, pp. 77-89.

Commentary

Coningham R, Gunawardhana P, Manuel M, Adikari G, Young R, Schmidt A, Krishnan K, Simpson I, Davis C & Batt C (2011) Response to Goonatilake. Commentary on: S Goonatilake (2011), 'Susantha Goonatilake', Antiquity 85(329), pp. 1060-1065. Antiquity, 85 (329), pp. 1065-1067. http://antiquity.ac.uk/ant/085/ant0851065.htm

Book Chapter

Turner V, Burbidge CI & Simpson I (2010) Old Scatness: the Viking and Norse anthrosols. In: Dockrill S, Bond J, Turner V, Brown L, Bashford D, Cussans J & Nicholson R (eds.) The Pictish and Viking Settlement. Excavations at Old Scatness, Shetland, Volume 1. Lerwick: Shetland Heritage Publications, pp. 197-203. http://www.shetlandheritageshop.com/Excavations-at-Old-Scatness-Vol-1.html

Book Chapter

Adderley WP, Wilson C, Simpson I & Davidson D (2010) Anthropogenic Features. In: Stoops G, Marcelino V & Mees F (eds.) Interpretation of micromorphological features of soils and regoliths. Amsterdam: Elsevier, pp. 577-596. http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/bookdescription.editors/716493/description#description

Book Chapter

Lucas G, Roberts HM, Edvardsson R, Aldred O, McGovern TH, Vésteinsson O, Sigurgeirsson MA, Chepstow-Lusty A, Simpson I, Gudmundsson G, Lockheart MJ, Obuseng V, Bull ID & Evershed RP (2009) The structural sequence. In: Lucas G (ed.) Hofstaðir: Excavations of a Viking Age feasting hall in North-eastern Iceland. Institute of Archaeology Monograph Series, 1. Reykjavik: The Institute of Archaeology, pp. 55-167.

Book Chapter

Lawson I, Milek K, Adderley WP, Casely AF, Church MJ, Duarte L, Dugmore AJ, Edwards KJ, Gathorne-Hardy FJ, Gudmundsson G, Morrison S, Newton A & Simpson I (2009) The Palaeoenvironment of Myvatnssveit During the Viking Age and Early Medieval Period. In: Lucas G (ed.) Hofstadir - Excavations of a Viking Age Feasting Hall in North-Eastern Iceland. Institute of Archaeology Monograph Series, 1, 1. Iceland: Institute of Archaeology, Iceland, pp. 26-54. http://www.instarch.is/instarch/english/publication/monograph_series/hofstadir/

Book Chapter

Simpson I, Adderley WP, Thomson AM, Gudmundsson G, Vésteinsson O, Friđriksson A & McGovern TH (2009) Land: Its Organisation and Management at Norse Hofstaðir. In: Lucas G (ed.) Hofstadir - Excavations of a Viking Age Feasting Hall in North-Eastern Iceland. Institute of Archaeology Monograph Series, 1, 1. Iceland: Institute of Archaeology, Iceland, pp. 335-370. http://www.instarch.is/instarch/english/publication/monograph_series/hofstadir/

Article

Kourampas N, Simpson I, Perera HN, Deraniyagala SU & Wijeyapala WH (2009) Rockshelter Sedimentation in a Dynamic Tropical Landscape: Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene Archaeological Deposits in Kitulgala Beli-lena, Southwestern Sri Lanka. Geoarchaeology, 24 (6), pp. 677-714. https://doi.org/10.1002/gea.20287

Research Report

Crawford BE & Simpson I (2008) The Papar Project: Introduction to the Hebrides. Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland. http://www.paparproject.org.uk/hebrides_introduction.pdf

Book Chapter

Simpson I, Dockrill SJ, Guttmann EB, Bull ID & Evershed RP (2007) Soils and the early cultural landscape. In: Dockrill S (ed.) Investigations in Sanday, Orkney Volume 2: Tofts Ness, Sanday - An island landscape through 3,000 years of prehistory. Edinburgh: The Orcadian Ltd and Historic Scotland, pp. 239-252.

Book Chapter

Dockrill SJ, Gater JA & Simpson I (2007) Beyond Mound 11: Investigations within the Tofts Ness Landscape. In: Dockrill S (ed.) Investigations in Sanday, Orkney Volume 2: Tofts Ness, Sanday - An island landscape through 3,000 years of prehistory. Edinburgh: The Orcadian Ltd and Historic Scotland, pp. 113-141.

Book Chapter

Adderley WP, Simpson I, Barrett R & Wess TJ (2007) Archaeological soils and sediments: Application of microfocus synchrotron X-ray scattering, diffraction and fluorescence analyses in thin section. In: Glascock MD, Speakman RJ & Popelka-Filcoff RS (eds.) Archaelogical Chemistry : Analytical Techniques and Archaeological Interpretation. ACS symposium series, 968. Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society, pp. 194-209. http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Chemistry/?view=usa&ci=9780841274136

Book Chapter

Simpson I & Adderley WP (2007) Geoarchaeological investigations at Qassiarsuk (Brattahlið), Greenland. In: Edvardsson R (ed.) Archaeological excavations at Qassiarsuk 2005-2006 Field Report (Data Structure Report). Bolungarvík, Greenland: Náttúrustofa Vestfjarða, NABO, Grønlands Nationalmuseum & Arkiv, pp. 40-54. http://www.nabohome.org/publications/fieldreports/BrattahlidE29NFieldReport07.pdf

Article

McGovern TH, Vésteinsson O, Friđriksson A, Church MJ, Lawson I, Simpson I, Einarsson A, Dugmore AJ, Cook G, Perdikaris S, Edwards KJ, Thomson AM, Adderley WP, Newton A, Lucas G, Edvardsson R, Aldred O & Dunbar E (2007) Landscapes of Settlement in Northern Iceland: Historical Ecology of Human Impact and Climate Fluctuation on the Millennial Scale. American Anthropologist, 109 (1), pp. 27-51. https://doi.org/10.1525/AA.2007.109.1.27

Book Chapter

Simpson I, Parsisson D, Hanley N & Bullock CH (2006) Envisioning future landscapes in the Environmentally Sensitive Areas of Scotland. In: Lozny L (ed.) Landscapes Under Pressure: Theory and Practice of Cultural Heritage Research and Preservation. New York: Springer, pp. 115-134. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/0-387-28461-3_7

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Simpson I, Thomson AM, Brown J, Adderley WP, Morrison S & Wheeler K (2006) Early Rangelands in the North Atlantic Region. NABO Conference: THE VIEW FROM HERE: History and Ecology of the North Atlantic Region, Université Laval, Québec, Canada, 20.09.2006-24.09.2006.

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Simpson I, Adderley WP, McKenzie J & Wilson C (2006) Norse settlement and site formation in the Faroe Islands. NABO Conference: THE VIEW FROM HERE: History and Ecology of the North Atlantic Region, Université Laval, Québec, Canada, 20.09.2006-24.09.2006.

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Adderley WP, Simpson I, Olsen B, Henriksen J, Urbanczyk P, Myrvoll E & Amundsen C (2006) Site formation processes in late-medieval multi-room building complexes, Finnmark, Norway. NABO Conference: THE VIEW FROM HERE: History and Ecology of the North Atlantic Region, Université Laval, Québec, Canada, 20.09.2006-24.09.2006.

Conference Paper (unpublished)

Adderley WP & Simpson I (2006) Norse Homefield management across the North Atlantic Region. NABO Conference: THE VIEW FROM HERE: History and Ecology of the North Atlantic Region, Université Laval, Québec, Canada, 20.09.2006-24.09.2006.

Book Chapter

Guttmann EB, Simpson I & Davidson D (2005) Manuring practices in antiquity: a review of the evidence. In: Smith D, Brickley M & Smith W (eds.) Fertile Ground: Papers in Honour of Susan Limbrey. Symposia of the Association for Environmental Archaeology, 22. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 68-76. http://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/fertile-ground.html

Book Chapter

Bond JM, Nicholson RA & Simpson I (2005) Living off the land: farming and fishing at Old Scatness. In: Turner V, Nicholson R, Dockrill S & Bond J (eds.) Tall Stories? Two millennia of Brochs. Lerwick: Shetland Amenity Trust, pp. 209-218. http://www.shetlandheritageshop.com/Tall-Stories-2-Millenia-of-Brochs.html

Book Chapter

Davidson D & Simpson I (2005) The time dimension in landscape ecology: cultural soils and spatial pattern in early landscapes. In: Wiens J & Moss M (eds.) Issues and Perspectives in Landscape Ecology. Cambridge Studies in Landscape Ecology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 152-158. http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/life-sciences/ecology-and-conservation/issues-and-perspectives-landscape-ecology#

Book Chapter

Lancaster S, Simpson I & Davidson D (2005) Soil micomorphology. In: Bradley R (ed.) The Moon and the Bonfire: An investigation of three stone circles in north-east Scotland. Edinburgh: Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, pp. 42-46, 68-72.

Book Chapter

Mainland I, Simpson I & Tipping R (2005) The formation and utlilisation of the landscape. In: Downes J, Foster S & Wickham-Jones C (eds.) The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site: Research Agenda. Edinburgh: Historic Scotland, pp. 87-95. http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/orkney-agenda-prelims.pdf

Book Chapter

Simpson I (2005) Soil and sediment analyses. In: Downes J, Foster S & Wickham-Jones C (eds.) The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site: Research Agenda. Edinburgh: Historic Scotland, pp. 107-109.

Book Chapter

Mainland I, Simpson I & Tipping R (2005) Sample research topics: the formation and utilisation of the landscape. In: Downes J, Foster S & Wickham-Jones C (eds.) The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site: Research Agenda. Edinburgh: Historic Scotland, pp. 126-127.

Article

Guttmann EB, Dockrill SJ & Simpson I (2004) Arable agriculture in prehistory: new evidence from soils in the Northern Isles. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, 134, pp. 53-64. http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-352-1/dissemination/pdf/vol_134/134_053_064.pdf

Book Chapter

Bond JM, Guttmann EB & Simpson I (2004) Bringing in the sheaves: farming intensification in the post-broch Iron Age. In: Housley R & Coles G (eds.) Atlantic connections and adaptations: economies, environments and subsistence in lands bordering the North Atlantic. Symposia of the Association for Environmental Archaeology, 21. Oxford: Oxbow Monographs, pp. 138-145. http://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/atlantic-connections-and-adaptations.html

Book Chapter

Edwards KJ, Buckland PC, Dugmore AJ, McGovern TH, Simpson I & Sveinbjarnardottir G (2004) Landscapes circum – Landnám: Viking settlement in the North Atlantic and its human and ecological consequences: a major new research programme. In: Housley R & Coles G (eds.) Atlantic connections and adaptations: economies, environments and subsistence in lands bordering the North Atlantic. Symposia of the Association for Environmental Archaeology, 21. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 260-271. http://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/atlantic-connections-and-adaptations.html

Book Chapter

Turner V, Chrystall FH, Simpson I & Guttmann EB (2004) Form and function in Shetland prehistoric field systems. In: Housley R & Coles G (eds.) Atlantic Connections and Adaptations: Economies, environments and subsistence in lands bordering the North Atlantic. Symposia of the Association for Environmental Archaeology, 21. Oxford: Oxbow Books, pp. 120-127. http://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/atlantic-connections-and-adaptations.html

Book Chapter

Vésteinsson O & Simpson I (2004) Fuel utilisation in pre-industrial Iceland: A micromorphological and historical analysis. In: Gudmundsson G (ed.) Current Issues in Nordic Archaeology: Proceedings of the 21st conference of Nordic Archaeologists 6-9 September 2001, Akureyri Iceland. Reykjavik: Society of Icelandic Archaeologists, pp. 181-187.

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