Dr Steve Mills
Art Landscape Transformations. 2008 - 2011. A pan-European project on landscape, art and heritage consisting of ten partners and funded by the European Commission. The Cardiff partner project is centred around the Romanian village of Magura and, through the process of scientific and artistic interventions, will gain new insight into the relationships that different groups of people (past/present; local/foreign; academic/lay) have with their physical environment and associated archaeology.
Southern Romania Archaeological Project (SRAP).1998-present. This project studies the emergence and environmental context of sedentism in Southern Romania c. 6500-4000BC. The aim is to refine and broaden our understanding of long-term patterns of landuse and settlement in southeastern Europe. It is funded by the British Academy, the Society of Antiquaries of London and Teleorman County Council, and its value is £50,000. For more information visit http://www.srap.cardiff.ac.uk/.
The Catacombs of Anubis. The Catacombs of the canine god Anubis are located to the north-east of the Step Pyramid at Saqqara, Egypt. A new project directed by Dr. Paul Nicholson with survey coordinated by Dr Steve Mills in association with the Egypt Exploration Society is making a new, large scale, plan of the monument, examining the geology of the catacomb and investigating the mummies.
Lyonesse Project: evolution of coastal and marine environments in Scilly. The project aims to reconstruct the evolution of the physical environment of the Isles of Scilly during the Holocene, the progressive occupation of this changing coastal landscape by early peoples and their response to marine inundation and changing marine resource availability.
This project is allied with the Islands in a Common Sea project.
Remediated Places. 2005-present. The project aims to share the multisensorial experience and memory of a place, specifically Cultural Heritage sites. Media through which this challenge is approached include VideoWalks, Video(Pod)casts, audio recordings, photography, GIS maps and interviews of remembered sensations. The first site in which the project has been developed is the 9000-year old mound of Çatalhöyük, Turkey. The project aims are:
- To collate media that document multisensorial experience at selected cultural heritage sites.
- To produce on-site installations, on-line interfaces and live digital-performances using new media that re-present multisensorial experience.