Mr Ian Dennis
Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 70065
Location:John Percival Building, Room 4.23
My current research interests focus on the use of experimental archaeology to explore craft manufacturing techniques from Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Norse Britain.
I am particularly interested in:
- Bornais Viking antler combs and associated working debris in order to understand the manufacturing process
- Recreating the Starr Car Mesolithic antler headdresses
- Prehistoric lithic technology
- Archaeological illustration
I am an active field archaeologist and have been involved in the excavations at numerous sites in Wales and England. I am currently involved in:
- Isca, the legionary fortress at Caerleon
- Islands in a Common Sea, Isles of Scilly
I have contributed illustrations to the following publications:
Pringle, D. 2012. Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, 1187-1291. Crusade Texts in Translation, vol. 23. London: Ashgate.
Contribution: Maps production
Whittle, A., Healy, F. and Bayliss, A. 2011. Gathering Time: Dating the Early Neolithic Enclosures of Southern Britain and Ireland. Volume 1 & 2.Oxford: Oxbow Books.
Contribution: All illustrations and volume cover designs
Mills, S. 2011. Interventions: Măgura past & present. Bucureşti: Renaissance.
Contribution: Cover design, graphics, artwork and layout for publishing
Waddington, K. and Sharples, N. 2011. The excavations at Whitchurch 2006-9, An Interim report. Cardiff University: Cardiff Studies in Archaeology.
Contribution: Cover design, illustrations and layout for publication
Aird, W. 2011. Robert `Curthose’, Duke of Normandy (c. 1050-1134). Woodbridge: Boydell Press.
Bailey, D., Cochrane, A. and Zambelli, J. 2010. Unearthed: A comparative study of Jōmon Dogū and Neolithic figurines. Norwich: Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
Contribution: Dogū line drawings
Mason, H. and Macdonald, P. 2010. The Roman Legionary fortress at Caerleon. Report on the excavations of the Southern Defences 1982. Archaeologia Cambrensis .
Contribution: Finds illustrations
Bornais Mound 2 and 2a artefact reports and illustrations
The Times of their Lives
Anglo-Saxon England c.580-720: The Chronological Basis
I currently teach the undergraduate Archaeology module: HS2302 Material study and recording
Impact and Engagement
I am currently involved with:
SHOREWATCH project: Impact of coastal erosion on the archaeology of the Isles of Scilly