Alex Turner
Research Associate (Archaeology)

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  • Address: School of History, Classics and Archaeology
    Newcastle University
    Newcastle Upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU

I contribute to teaching on the following modules


ARA1026 Introduction to Archaeological Science

ARA 2012 Fieldwork and Archaeological Practice

ARA2100 Fieldwork Methods and Artefact Analysis

ARA2098 Understanding Historic Landscapes 


MA Field Skills in Archaeology 

ARA8090 Research Themes, Theories and Skills in Archaeology

ARA8100 Recording Historic Buildings 

Research Interests

A major strand of my current research is the development of an holistic methodology employing, amongst other techniques, GIS, laser scanning and geophysical prospection to enable greater understanding of structures ranging from the Scavi beneath the streets of Rome to early medieval churches in the north east of England. A major aspect of my research includes managing the geomatics for the Lateran Project working on the recording of the scavi below the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Rome with, amongst others Ian Haynes (Newcastle University),  Paolo Liverani (University of Florence) and Salvatore Piro (ITABAC-CNR), Rome. I am co-author and fieldwork manager for the Wearmouth-Jarrow project which is published in November 2013

Other Expertise

With over 30 years of experience in the archaeological arena, I have developed expertise in a range of fields that include, amongst others, GIS, computing and geophysical, landscape and building survey.

Current Work

I am currently a research associate within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology.  I also co-ordinate the geomatics for the current excavation at Maryport in Cumbria for Ian Haynes (Newcastle University), the Etal Project, Northumberland with Sarah Semple (Durham University), Rob Collins (Newcastle University) and Sam Turner (Newcastle University), and the Seaham Community Project with Sarah Semple (Durham University).