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Dr David Gould

Postdoctoral Research Associate

I am a landscape archaeologist whose research has primarily investigated British rural and elite landscapes of the medieval and post-medieval periods, although I have also investigated militarised landscapes of the Cold War era. My current involvement in the Exeter: A Place in Time Project has also led to an interest in Romano-British landscapes of south-west Britain. Prior to pursuing an interest in British archaeology, I trained as an Egyptologist with a particular focus on the Early Dynastic Period.

My research is interdisciplinary, incorporating geographic, topographic and place-name evidence alongside archaeological and historical sources. The use of GIS, LiDAR and aerial photographic surveys has also played a key role in my research.

My doctoral thesis was an investigation of the history and landscapes of rabbit warrens in south-west Britain.

Research interests

I am currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the AHRC Project ‘Exeter: A Place in Time’