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Andrew Reynolds

Research Interests

Andrew Reynolds has worked on over sixty archaeological projects in Britain and abroad, including in Ethiopia, Russia, Spain and Barbados.

His principal interests are the archaeology of early medieval societies in north-western Europe, especially Britain during the period AD700-1200, and the archaeology of standing buildings. Recent research themes include the archaeology of governance, the geography of burial in the landscape of early medieval England and the nature of physical, temporal and social boundaries as expressed in the archaeological record. Andrew is particularly interested in the methodologies employed by archaeologists working in documented periods.

Landscapes of Governance: a three-year interdisciplinary research project bringing archaeology, place-names and written sources together in a national study of early medieval assembly site.

Research Directory Records

Current Research Projects

  • Buckfastleigh Project: a major excavation and landscape survey project exploring the development of a monastic landscape from an early Christian foundation to the present day.
  • Compton Bassett Area Research Project: ten-year field project based in the Avebury region looking at Roman and medieval settlement. Started in 1991, the project is now in its post-excavation/fieldwork phase.
  • Howmore Survey: Standing building and detailed topographical survey of a medieval ecclesiastical complex on the Outer Hebridean island of South Uist.
  • Wansdyke Survey: A long-term field survey project of a major early medieval linear boundary, including the development of field methodology for investigating linear earthworks.
  • Civil Defence of Wessex in the Viking Age: a multidisciplinary project investigating the nature of visual and physical networks of military communications and fortifications in Anglo-Saxon Wessex, funded by a major award from the Leverhulme Trust.

Collaborations

York University, English Heritage, Exeter Museum, King Alfred’s College, Winchester (Buckfastleigh Project); Glasgow University and University of Wales College Newport (Howmore Project); English Heritage (Wansdyke Project); Univerities of Madrid, Reykjavik, Birmingham, Reading, York (AHRB funded research seminar: Space in the Early Middle Ages).

Visiting lecturer

  • University of Uppsala 2001 and 2003
  • University of Cambridge 1998 - 2005
  • Architectural Association 1998 - 2005
  • University of the Basque Country (Uitorca) 2007 -

Educational Background

  • Field Archaeologist 1985-90
  • 1993 BA Medieval Archaeology, University College London
  • 1998 PhD University College London

Books

  • Reynolds, A. and Webster, L. (eds), 2013 Early Medieval Art and Archaeology in the Northern World, The Northern World series. Leiden,Boston: Brill.
  • Baker, J., Brookes, S. and Reynolds, A. (eds), 2013 Landscapes of Defence in Early Medieval Europe. Studies in the Early Middle Ages series. Turnhout: Brepols.
  • Glass, H., Garwood, P., Champion, T., Booth, P., Reynolds, A. and Munby, J. 2011 Tracks Through Time: The Archaeology of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Oxford: Oxford Archaeology.
  • Reynolds, A. (ed.), 2011 The Archaeology of Travel and Communication. World Archaeology 43.3. Abingdon: Routledge.
  • Escalona, J. and Reynolds, A. (eds) 2010 Scale and Scale Change in Early Middle Ages: Exploring Landscape, Local Society and the World Beyond, The Medieval Countryside 6. Turnhout: Brepols.
  • Gilchrist, R. and Reynolds, A. (eds) 2009 Reflections: 50 Years of Medieval Archaeology 1957-2007. Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 30. Leeds: Maney 540 pages.
  • Reynolds, A. 2009 Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs, Oxford: Oxford University Press 324 pages.
  • Reynolds, A. (ed.) 2009 The Archaeology of Buildings. World Archaeology 41.3. Abingdon: Routledge 519 pages
  • Reynolds, A. 2009 The emergence of Anglo-Saxon judicial practice: the message of the gallows, The Agnes Jane Robertson Memorial Lectures on Anglo-Saxon Studies 1. Aberdeen: The Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies University of Aberdeen 61 pages.
  • Davies, W., Halsall, G. and Reynolds, A. (eds) 2006 People and Space in the Middle Ages, 300-1300. Studies in the Early Middle Ages 28. Turnhout: Brepols 366 pages.
  • Griffiths, D., Reynolds, A. and Semple, S. (eds) 2003 Boundaries in Early Medieval Britain, Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 12. Oxford: Oxford University School of Archaeology 217 pages.
  • Pollard, J. and Reynolds, A. 2002 Avebury: The Biography of a Landscape. Stroud and Charleston SC: Tempus 288 pages.
  • Reynolds, A. and Lucy, S. (eds) 2002 Burial in Early Medieval England and Wales. Society for Medieval Archaeology Monographs 17. London: Society for Medieval Archaeology 264 pages.
  • Reynolds, A. 1999 Life and Landscape in Later Anglo-Saxon England, Stroud and Charleston SC: Tempus. 192 pages.

Book chapters

  • Reynolds, A. and Brookes, S. (Forthcoming), Linear earthworks
  • Reynolds, A. (Forthcoming) ‘Coin finds from Anglo-Saxon execution burials’, in M. Blackburn and K. Bornholdt (eds), Gods, Graves and Numismatics. Leiden: Brill.
  • Reynolds, A. 2013. ‘Archaeological Correlates for Anglo-Saxon Military Activity in Comparative Perspective’, in J. Baker, S. Brookes and A. Reynolds (eds), Landscapes of Defence in the Viking Age. Studies in the Early Middle Ages 28. Turnhout: Brepols.
  • Reynolds, A. (In press) ‘Crime and Punishment’, in S. Crawford, H. Hamerow and D. Hinton (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 910-31.
  • Reynolds, A. and Langlands, A. 2011. ‘Travel as communication: a case-study of Anglo-Saxon Wessex’, World Archaeology 43.3.
  • Reynolds, A. 2011. ‘Debating Scale and Scale Change in the English Landscape from the Late Roman Period into the Middle Ages’, in J. Escalona and A. Reynolds (eds), Scale and Scale Change in the Middle Ages: Exploring Landscape, Local Society and the World Beyond. The Medieval Countryside 6. Turnhout: Brepols.
  • Reynolds, A. (In press) ‘Archaeology: Britain’ in R. Bjork (ed.), The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Reynolds, A. 2009 ‘The Landscape Archaeology of Secular Power in 8th to 11th Century England’, in F. Conde and C. Castro-Valdes (eds), Poder y Simboligia en Europa, Siglos VIII a X. Oviedo: University of Oviedo, 67-88.
  • Reynolds, A. 2009 ‘Meaningful Landscapes: An Early Medieval Perspective’, in R. Gilchrist and A. Reynolds (eds), Reflections: 50 Years of Medieval Archaeology 1957-2007. Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 30. Leeds: Maney, 409-434.
  • Reynolds, A. and Gilchrist, R. 2009 ‘The Elephant in the Room’, in R. Gilchrist and A. Reynolds (eds), Reflections: 50 Years of Medieval Archaeology 1957-2007. Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 30. Leeds: Maney,
  • Reynolds, A. 2007 ‘Expressions of secular power’, in J. Graham-Campbell and M. Valor (eds), The Archaeology of Medieval Europe vol. 1 Eighth to Twelfth Centuries AD. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, 352-353.
  • Reynolds, A. 2006 ‘The Early Middle Ages’, in N. Holbrook and J. Jurica (eds), 25 Years of Gloucestershire Archaeology. Bristol: Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, 133-160.
  • Reynolds, A. and Langlands, A. 2006 ‘Social Identities on the Macro Scale: A Maximum View of Wansdyke’, in W. Davies, G. Halsall and A. Reynolds (eds), People and Space in the Middle Ages, 300-1300. Studies in the Early Middle Ages 28. Turnhout: Brepols, 13-44.
  • Reynolds, A. 2005 ‘From Pagus to Parish: Territory and Settlement in the Avebury Region from the Late Roman Period to the Domesday Survey’, in G. Brown, D. Field and D. McOmish (eds), The Avebury Landscape: Aspects of the field archaeology of the Marlborough Downs. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 164-180.
  • Reynolds, A. 2003 ‘Boundaries and Settlements in later 6th to 11th century England’, in D. Griffiths, A. Reynolds and S. Semple (eds), Boundaries in Early Medieval Britain. Anglo-Saxon Studies in Archaeology and History 12. Oxford: Oxford University School of Archaeology, 97-139.
  • Reynolds, A. 2003 ‘An Archaeological Survey of the Vaults of Henry VII's Chapel, Westminster Abbey’, in T. W. T. Tatton-Brown and R. Mortimer (eds), Westminster Abbey: The Lady Chapel of Henry VII. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 205-214.
  • Lucy, S. and Reynolds, A. 2002 ‘Burial in Early Medieval England and Wales: Past, Present and Future’ in S. Lucy and A. Reynolds (eds), Burial in Early Medieval England and Wales. Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 17. London: Society for Medieval Archaeology, 1-23.
  • Reynolds, A. 2002 ‘Burials, boundaries and charters in Anglo-Saxon England: a reassessment’, in S. Lucy and A. Reynolds (eds), Burial in Early Medieval England and Wales. Society for Medieval Archaeology Monographs 17. London: Society for Medieval Archaeology, 171-194.
  • Reynolds, A. 2001 ‘Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Avebury, c. AD700-1100’ (chapters 2.8, 3.8, 4.8), in M. Chadburn and M. Pomeroy-Kellinger (eds), A Research Agenda for the Avebury World Heritage Site. Salisbury: Trust for Wessex Archaeology, 28, 52, 69-34, 54, 70.
  • Reynolds, A. and Sudds, B. 2001 ‘Building Construction in Medieval Novgorod: The Results of Excavations in Troitsky Trenches XI and XII, 1998’, in D. Gaimster and M. Brisbane (eds), Novgorod: The Archaeology of a Russian Medieval City. British Museum Occasional Papers. London: British Museum Press, 31-46.
  • Reynolds, A., Phillips, J. and Spandl, K. 2000 ‘Structures and Stratigraphy’, in D. W. Phillipson (ed.), Archaeology at Aksum 1993-97. British Institute in Eastern Africa Memoir. London: Society of Antiquaries of London, 280-303.
  • Milne, G. and Reynolds, A. 1997 ‘The Archaeology of St Bride's Church’, in G. Milne, St Bride's Church, London: Archaeological Research 1952-60 and 1992-5. English Heritage Archaeological Reports. London: English Heritage, 19-49.
  • Reynolds, A. 1997 ‘The Definition and Ideology of Anglo-Saxon Execution Sites and Cemeteries’, in G. De Boe and F. Verhaeghe (eds), Death and Burial in Medieval Europe. Zellik: Instituut voor het Archeologisch Patrimonium, 33-41.

Journals Edited

  • Reynolds, A. 2010 Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 100, 1-386.
  • Reynolds, A. 2009 Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 102, 1-363.
  • Reynolds, A. 2009 World Archaeology 41.3
  • Dumville, D., Fulk, R. and Reynolds, A. 2008 Anglo-Saxon 2, 1-393.
  • Reynolds, A. 2008 Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 101, 1-300.
  • Dumville, D., Fulk, R. and Reynolds, A. 2007 Anglo-Saxon 1, 1-393.
  • Reynolds, A. 2007 Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 100, 1-284.
  • Reynolds, A. 2006 Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 99, 1-284.
  • Reynolds, A. and Chandler, J. 2005 Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 98, 1-378.

Journal articles

  • Reynolds, A. and Quiros Castillo, J. (In press) ‘Aistra (Zalduondo)’, Arkeoikuska 08,
  • Hancocks, A., Rowe, E., McSloy, E. and Reynolds, A. 2009 ‘Two Anglo-Saxon burials at Abbeymeads, Blunsdon St Andrew, Wiltshire’, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 102, 160-174.
  • Reynolds, A. 2008 ‘The emergence of Anglo-Saxon judicial practice: the message of the gallows’, Anglo-Saxon 2, 1-62.
  • Reynolds, A. and Quiros Castillo, A. 2008 ‘Aistra (Zalduondo)’, Arkeoikuska 07, 159-167.
  • Cessford, C., Dickens, A., Dodwell, N. and Reynolds, A. 2007 ‘Middle Anglo-Saxon justice: the Chesterton Lane Corner execution cemetery and related sequence’, Archaeological Journal 164, 197-226.
  • Hamilton, D., Pitts, M., Reynolds, A. 2007 ‘A revised date for the early medieval execution at Stonehenge’, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 101, 202-203.
  • Reynolds,A., Quiros Castillo,J.A. (2007). Aistra (Zalduondo) Arkeoikuska 2006, 94-100
  • Hayman,G. and Reynolds, A . 2005 ‘A Saxon and Saxo-Norman Execution Cemetery at 42-54 London Road, Staines’, Archaeological Journal 162, 215-255.
  • Reynolds, A. 2005 ‘On Farmers, Traders and Kings: Archaeological Reflections of Social Complexity in Early Medieval North Western Europe’, Early Medieval Europe 13:1, 97-118.
  • Reynolds, A. and Brisbane, M. 2004 ‘Novgorod: The Archaeology of a medieval timber city’, Current World Archaeology 7, 47-58.
  • Reynolds, A., Hamilton, M. and Raven, J. 2004 ‘Howmore Ecclesiastical Complex’, Discovery and Excavation in Scotland 5, 139-140.
  • Pitts, M., Bayliss, A., McKinley, J., Budd, P. Evans, J., Chenery, C., Reynolds, A. and Semple, S. 2002 ‘An Anglo-Saxon Decapitation and Burial from Stonehenge’, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 95, 131-146.
  • Reynolds, A. 2001 ‘Avebury: A Late Anglo-Saxon burh?’, Antiquity 75, 29-30.
  • Reynolds, A. 1999 ‘House Building in Medieval Novorod: UCL Excavations in Troitsky Trenches XI and XII, 1998’, Novgorod and Novgorod Region: History and Archaeology 13, 15-21.
  • Phillipson, D. W. and Reynolds, A. 1996 ‘B.I.E.A. Excavations at Aksum, Northern Ethiopia, 1995’, Azania 31, 99-147.
  • Reynolds, A. 1996 ‘Anglo-Saxon Human Sacrifice at Cuddesdon and Sutton Hoo?’, Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 7, 23-30.
  • Reynolds, A. 1995 ‘Avebury, Yatesbury and the Archaeology of Communications’, Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 6, 21-30.
  • Milne, G. and Reynolds, A. 1994 ‘The Medieval Lady Chapel at St Bride's Church’, London Archaeologist 7:6, 143-149.
  • Reynolds, A. 1994 ‘A Late Anglo-Saxon Disc Brooch from Steyning, West Sussex’, Medieval Archaeology 38, 169-171.
  • Reynolds, A. 1994 ‘Compton Bassett and Yatesbury, North Wiltshire: Settlement Morphology and Locational Change’, Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 5, 61-69.
  • Reynolds, A. 1994 ‘The Compton Bassett Area Research Project: First Interim Report’, Institute of Archaeology Bulletin 31, 169-198.
  • Milne, G. and Reynolds, A. 1993 ‘St Vedast Church Rediscovered’, London Archaeologist 7:3, 67-72.
  • Reynolds, A. 1993 ‘A Survey of St Swithun's Parish Church at Compton Bassett, Wiltshire’, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 86, 102-112.
  • Milne, G. and Reynolds, A. 1992 ‘The City Churches Building Record’, Institute of Archaeology Bulletin 29, 145-155.
  • Reynolds, A. 1992 ‘Excavations at Steyning New Museum, Church Street, Steyning, 1989’, Sussex Archaeological Collections 130, 60-68.

Magazine article

  • Reynolds,A.J., Turner,S. (2005). Discovery of a late Anglo-Saxon monastic site in Devon: Holy Trinity church, Buckfastleigh. Archaeology International 2004/5(8), 22-25. ISSN: 1463-1725
  • Reynolds,A.J. (2002). The Streets Where We Lived. Trench One (14), 18-20
  • Reynolds,A.J. (2001). Off With His Head. Trench One 1(11), 32-34
  • Reynolds,A.J. (2000). Yatesbury: Vikings and Villages in North Wiltshire. Current Archaeology 1(171), 113-118. ISSN: 0011-3212
  • Reynolds,A.J. (1999). Excavations in Medieval Novgorod 1998. Archaeology International (2), 34-37. ISSN: 1463-1725
  • Reynolds,A.J. (1998). Executions and Hard Anglo-Saxon Justice. British Archaeology 1(32), 8-9. ISSN: 1357-4442
  • Reynolds,A. (1997). Sutton Hoo and the Archaeology of Execution. Saxon 1(27), 1-3

Reviews = 50+ published

Reviews

  • Pepper, G.A. and Reynolds, A.J. 1996 'J. Schofield - London Medieval Houses', London Archaeologist 8:3, 82-83.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 1997 'S.J. Lobb and P.G. Rose - Archaeological Survey of the Lower Kennet Valley, Berkshire', Medieval Archaeology 41, 370-371.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 1998 ‘J. Blair and C. Pyrah (eds), Church Archaeology: Research Directions for the Future; T. Tatton-Brown and J. Munby (eds), The Archaeology of Cathedrals, Medieval Archaeology 42, 203-4.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 1998 ‘G. Halsall (ed.), Violence and Society in the Early Medieval West', Medieval Archaeology 42, 219.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 1999 ‘J. Schofield, The Building of London (3rd edn)’, London Archaeologist.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 2000 ‘M. Carver, Sutton Hoo: Burial Ground of Kings’, American Journal of Archaeology 104, 636-637.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 2000 ‘J. Hunter, Fair Isle: The Archaeology of an Island Community’, Medieval Archaeology 44, 388.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 2001 ‘D. Hadley and J. Richards, Cultures in Contact: Scandinavian Settlement in England in the Ninth and Tenth Centuries’, Medieval Archaeology 45, 399-400.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 2001 ‘C. Morris, Craft, Industry and Everyday Life: Wood and Woodworking in Anglo-Scandinavian and Medieval York and A.J. Mainman and N.S.H. Rogers, Craft, Industry and Everyday Life: Finds from Anglo-Scandinavian York’, Medieval Archaeology 45, 400-1.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 2001 ‘G.P. Brogiolo, N. Gauthier and N. Christie (eds), Towns and Their Territories Between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages’, Medieval Archaeology 45, 427-8.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 2001 ‘D. Hooke, Warwickshire Anglo-Saxon Charter Bounds’, Medieval Archaeology 45, 432.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 2002 ‘M de Jong and F. Theuws with C. van Rijn (eds), Topographies of Power in the Early Middle Ages and I. Hansen and C. Wickham (eds), The Long Eighth Century: Production, Distribution and Demand’, Medieval Archaeology 46, 284-5.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 2002 ‘M. Brown and C. Farr (eds), Mercia: An Anglo-Saxon Kingdom in Europe’, Medieval Archaeology 46, 292-3.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 2002 ‘K. Steane, ‘The Archaeology of Wigford and the Brayford Pool’, Medieval Archaeology 46, 312-3.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 2002 ‘C. Young, Excavations at Carisbrooke Castle, Isle of Wight, 1921-96’, Medieval Archaeology 46, 316.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 2002 ‘P. Dark, The Environment of Britain in the First Millennium AD and H. Geake and J. Kenny (eds), Early Deira’, Early Medieval Europe 12.
  • Reynolds, A.J. 2003 ‘S. Bassett, Anglo-Saxon Coventry and its Churches’, History 88 (no. 289), 115-6.

Current Students

Second Supervisor

  • Mainardo Gaudenzi Asinelli Islamic influences in copper alloy production in the central Tyrrhenian Sea during the Middle Ages (principal supervisor Marcos Martinon-Torres)
  • Diana Briscoe The stamped wheel-turned pottery of fourth century Britain and its relationship to the stamped hand-made pottery of the Post-Roman period in Britain (principal supervisor Clive Orton)
  • Sirio Canos Donnay Imperial Landscapes of Ancient Mali: Settlement patterns and social organisation (principal supervisor Kevin MacDonald)
  • Martin Locker Landscapes of pilgrimage in Medieval England (principal supervisor Joe Flatman)
  • Jay Rees Settlement Patterns in Roman Galicia from 27BC - AD 409 (principal supervisor Andrew Gardner)
  • Joanna Rutterford Variability in the Prevalence and Distribution of Osteoarthritis: A Case Study from Norfolk (principal supervisor Tony Waldron)

Completed PhD students

  • Chiara Bonacchi Communicating archaeology in the changing world of media. Archaeological communication trends and potential for socio-economic development and site management (principal supervisor Tim Schadla-Hall)
  • Sue Brunning The 'Living' sword in Anglo-Saxon England and Scandinavia c.500-1100: An interdisciplinary study (second supervisor Jeremy Tanner)
  • Jonathan Eagles The reign, culture and legacy of Stephen the Great, voivode of Moldova: a study of ethnosymbolism in post-communist Romanian societies (second supervisor Neal Ascherson)
  • Martin Locker Landscapes of pilgrimage in Medieval England (principal supervisor Joe Flatman)
  • Ken Marks Archaeology of Anglo-Jewry 1656-1880 (second supervisor Dominic Perring)
  • Jay Rees Settlement Patterns in Roman Galicia from 27BC - AD 409 (principal supervisor Andrew Gardner)
  • ichael Shapland Towers of lordship: Tower-Nave churches in society and landscape of Early Medieval England (second supervisor Mark Lake)
  • Later Anglo-Saxon England
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  • Anglo-Saxon Deviant Burial Customs
  • World Archaeology
  • Avebury: The Biography of a Landscape
  • Boundaries in Early Medieval Britain
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  • People and Space in the Middle Ages
  • Studies in Early Anglo-Saxon Art and Archaeology (BAR 527)
  • Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine (Vol 99)
  • Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine (Vol 101)
  • Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine (Vol 102)
  • Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine (Vol 103)
  • Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine (Vol 104)
  • Wiltshire Archaeology and Natural History Museum (Vol 100)
  • Scale and Scale Change in the Early Middle Ages
  • World Archaeology Volume 43, Number 3, September 2011
  • On Track: The Archaeology of High Speed I Section I in Kent
  • Early Medieval Art and Archaeology in the Northern World. Studies in Honour of James Graham-Campbell
  • Landscapes of Defence in Early Medieval Europe
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