Dr Gary Robinson

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology

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Biography and research areas

My main research interest is the prehistoric archaeology of maritime and coastal communities in western Britain and Ireland. I completed my BA, MA and PhD at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London (Phd 2006), where my interest in British prehistory was first encouraged. I joined the staff at Bangor University in 2005. My doctoral thesis explored the prehistoric archaeology of the Isles of Scilly, and I have continued to research prehistoric island and coastal communities in Western Britain and Ireland. I am currently co-directing (with Dr Lynda Yorke, Geography, Bangor) a multi-disciplinary research project exploring the prehistory of Tremadoc Bay in North Wales. Forthcoming publications include a co-edited volume (with Dr Tanya King of Deakin University, Australia) that explores anthropological and archaeological approaches to the inhabitation of the sea. More recently I have become interested in the archaeology of the 20th century and its potential to inform, challenge and contribute to more traditional historic narratives of the period.

  1. Article › Research › Peer-reviewed
  2. Published

    'A Sea of Small Boats': places and practices on the prehistoric seascape of western Britain

    Robinson, G., 1 Jan 2013, In : Internet Archaeology. 34

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  3. Published

    A Gazetteer of Prehistoric Standing Stones in Great Britain (Book Review)

    Robinson, G., 1 Jan 2013, In : Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine. 107

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  4. Published

    An archaeological walk to the Inneans.

    Robinson, G., 1 Jan 2009, In : Kintyre Antiquarian and Natural History Magazine. 66, p. 27-28

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Published

    Before Farming: Life in Prehistoric Wales 30,000-4,000 BC (Book Review)

    Robinson, G., 1 Aug 2014, In : Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  6. Published

    Building the Great Stone Circles of the North (Book Review)

    Robinson, G., 1 Jan 2015, In : Landscape History. 36, 1, p. 94-95

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Published

    From Machair to Mountains: Archaeological Survey and Excavation in South Uist (Book Review)

    Robinson, G., 1 Jan 2013, In : Archaeological Journal. 169

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  8. Published

    Interactions Across the Irish Sea: The Southern Kintyre Project

    Cummings, V. & Robinson, G., 1 Apr 2007, In : PAST: Newsletter of the Prehistoric Society. 55, p. 12-13

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Published

    The Life and Times of a Chambered Tomb: The Results of Survey and Excavation at Blasthill Chambered Tomb, Kintyre, Western Scotland

    Cummings, V. & Robinson, G., 28 Jan 2015, In : Archaeological Journal. 172, 1, p. 1-29

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Published

    The excavation of a multi period rock-shelter at Garreg Hylldrem, Llanfrothen 2011-2012

    Robinson, G., 1 Jan 2013, In : Archaeology in Wales. 52, p. 3-10

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Published

    Vlog to Death: Project Eliseg's Video-Blogging

    Tong, J., Evans, S., Williams, H., Edwards, N. & Robinson, G., 1 May 2015, In : Internet Archaeology. 39

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Published

    ‘Is There a British Chalcolithic?: People, Place and Polity in the later Third Millennium’ (Book Review)

    Robinson, G., 22 Dec 2014, In : Archaeological Journal. 171, p. 402-403

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Chapter › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  14. Published

    An island archaeology of Neolithic Ynys Môn

    Robinson, G., Nash, G. (ed.) & Townsend, A. (ed.), 31 Aug 2015, Decoding Neolithic Atlantic and Mediterranean Island. 2015 ed. Oxbow Books

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  15. Published

    Geophysical survey at Machorioch chambered tomb.

    Cummings, V. & Robinson, G., 1 Jan 2009, Discovery and Excavation in Scotland: Volume 10. 2009 ed. Unknown

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  16. Published

    Re-building memory, identity and place: the long-term re-use of prehistoric settlements on the Isles of Scilly

    Robinson, G., Chadwick, A. M. (ed.) & Gibson, C. D. (ed.), 1 Dec 2013, Memory: Myth and Long-term Landscape Inhabitation. 2013 ed. Oxbow Books, p. 146-164

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  17. Published

    The excavation of Blasthill chambered tomb.

    Cummings, V. & Robinson, G., 1 Jan 2009, Discovery and Excavation in Scotland: Volume 10. 2009 ed. Unknown

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  18. Paper › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  19. Published

    Places and practices on the prehistoric Scillonian Seascape.

    Robinson, G., 8 Apr 2009.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  20. Published

    Prehistoric Invasions into North Wales.

    Robinson, G. & Roberts, J., 7 Oct 2009.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  21. Published

    Seascapes and coastal archaeology.

    Robinson, G., 8 May 2009.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  22. Published

    Somewhere beyond the sea: modelling contact across the Irish Sea in the late Mesolithic and early Neolithic.

    Cummings, V. & Robinson, G., 8 Apr 2009.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  23. Book › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  24. Published

    The Prehistoric Island Landscape of Scilly

    Robinson, G., 15 Nov 2007, British Archaeological Reports.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  25. Published

    The Southern Kintyre Project: Exploring Interactions Across the Irish Sea from the Mesolithic to the Bronze Age

    Cummings, V. (ed.) & Robinson, G. (ed.), 31 Jul 2015, 2015 ed. British Archaeological Reports.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  26. Published

    Time and tide: exploring the prehistoric island landscape of Scilly.

    Robinson, G., 1 Jan 2007, Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  27. Book › Research › Peer-reviewed
  28. Published

    At Home on the Waves: The Human Habitation of the Sea from the Mesolithic to Today

    Robinson, G. & KIng, T., 1 Feb 2019, New York: Berghahn Books. 372 p. (Environmental Anthropology and Ethnobiology; vol. 24)

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  29. Commissioned report › Research › Not peer-reviewed
  30. Published

    The Southern Kintyre Project: 2007 Interim Report No. 6

    Cummings, V. & Robinson, G., 1 Jan 2007, 2007 ed. University of Central Lancashire.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  31. Published

    The Southern Kintyre Project: September 2006 Interim Report No. 5

    Cummings, V. & Robinson, G., 1 Jan 2006, 2006 ed. University of Central Lancashire Studies in Archaeology Specialist Report.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report