The Leskernick Project is a multidisciplinary approach to landscape and the symbolism of place on Bodmin Moor, eastern Cornwall. It involves five related strands of research:
1 ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATION and SURFACE SURVEY of an exceptionally well preserved Bronze Age village complex, consisting of fifty houses in two settlement areas on the western and southern sides of Leskernick Hill with associated field walls, compounds, cairns, ceremonial structures and offering places in their wider landscape setting
2 GEOLOGICAL and ENVIRONMENTAL SURVEYS of the area
3 PRODUCTION OF INSTALLATION ARTWORKS in the landscape
4 ANTHROPOLOGICAL STUDY of the artificial community carrying out the research
5 EXPERIMENTATION with MODES of WRITTEN and VISUAL representation of place and landscape
The project began in June 1995. Since 1996 it has been funded by the British Academy and is scheduled to run until 1999. It is directed by Barbara Bender, Sue Hamilton and Christopher Tilley of the Department of Anthropology and Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
The electronic publication of the project is being co-ordinated by Paul Basu of the Department of Anthropology and Chris Locke of the School of Library, Archive and Information Studies.