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Chris Gaffney

Chris Gaffney was appointed to the staff at Bradford in October 2007. His link with Bradford goes back to the 1980s as he has undertaken both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at this university. Having completed doctoral research (in Earth Resistance) Chris formed a commercial archaeological geophysical company with John Gater. GSB Prospection became the largest group working in Britain. In the summer of 2007 Chris was awarded an Honorary Doctorate for popularising archaeological geophysics via Time Team and other media opportunities. He teaches both undergraduate and MSc students as well as developing commercial avenues in prospecting. Over the last two decades Chris has researched and published on many aspects of Archaeological Science. The articles reflect his interest in topics as diverse as philosophy of science, TL dating, Trace Element Analysis and commercial aspects of prospecting. While he has focussed much of his attention on intra-site interpretation, he is currently working on elements of landscape analysis, with particular interests in methodological developments and visualisation as aide to interpretation. Since 2004 he has been the Editor of Archaeological Prospection and is the current Chairman of ISAP. He is the course director for the MSc in Archaeological Prospection at Bradford.