Dr Christopher Smart
Associate Lecturer (E&S)
Chris Smart is a landscape archaeologist with research interests focusing on the Roman and medieval periods, employed as a Research Fellow on the Fields of Britannia Project, 2010-2013. Chris’s Doctoral thesis examined the nature of the transition between the Roman and medieval periods in two areas of Somerset and Gloucestershire, hence brings a deep understanding of this critical period to the Fields of Britannia Project.
Prior to the Fields of Britannia Project, Chris spent two years working as Project Archaeologist for Exeter Archaeology, where he gained first-hand experience of the archaeology of all periods within the South West. Chris is also leading an ongoing program of research at Calstock Roman Fort, Cornwall, where he directed excavations in 2008 (whilst at Exeter University) and 2009 (whilst at Exeter Archaeology).
Chris has previously been employed on a number of other landscape research projects, including the Bere Ferrers Project and the Blackdown Hills Project, both of which drew heavily on Chris's knowledge of the historic landscapes of South West Britain, the development of historic landscape characterization, the integrated use of GIS, as well as all types of topographical and geophysical survey.