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James Moore


  • Orkney College UHI East Road, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1LX

    United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom

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Research expertise

After graduating from the University of Southampton with a BA Honours degree in Archaeology, I worked as a field archaeologist and geophysical surveyor on a range of developer-funded and research projects in Britain, Italy and Spain. I moved to Orkney in 2004 initially as an archaeological geophysicist and took on my present role in 2007. I completed my PhD in ‘Landscape and Society in Orkney during the First Millennium BC’ at the University of the Highlands & Islands in 2014.

My main research interests are in landscape archaeology, geophysical and field survey, and later British Prehistory, principally in Atlantic Scotland. I am particularly interested in the integration of traditional survey techniques, phenomenological and experiential approaches, and artistic practice in recording, interpreting and presenting archaeological landscapes.

Teaching expertise

I am module leader for Archaeological Theory & Method (SCQF 7), Landscape Archaeology (SCQF 10), and Archaeological & Geophysical Survey (SCQF 11). I also contribute to a number of other modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of the Highlands and Islands

Bachelor of Arts, University of Southampton

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Projects 2015 2015

YAARP: Yesnaby Art & Archaeology Research Project

Moore, J., Hammond, R. & Gibbon, S. J.

20/07/15 → …

Project: Research

Research Output 2019 2019

  • 1 Conference article
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Storyways: Visualising Saintly Impact in a North Atlantic Maritime Landscape

Gibbon, S. J. & Moore, J., 30 Jul 2019, In : Open Archaeology. 5, 1, p. 235-262 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access
international recognition

Activities 2014 2019

  • 4 Oral presentation
  • 2 Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Orkney Heritage Society Annual Eynhallow Trip

Sarah Jane Gibbon (Speaker), James Moore (Speaker)
16 Jul 2019

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Mapping Magnus: visualising saintly impact in a North Atlantic rural landscape

James Moore (Speaker), Sarah Jane Gibbon (Speaker)
19 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Mapping Yesnaby: An Introduction to the Yesnaby Art & Archaeology Research Project

James Moore (Member), Rik Hammond (Member)
17 May 2016

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

A percentage for art? Integrating artistic practice and archaeological survey

James Moore (Speaker), Rik Hammond (Speaker)
3 Sep 2015

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

Neolithic legacies: recording, understanding and managing the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site

Amanda Brend (Speaker), James Moore (Speaker), Jane Downes (Speaker), Mark Edmonds (Speaker)
5 Sep 2015

Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation