Gill Hey

Visiting Fellow

BA Reading, PhD London, MIFA, FSA

Gill Hey is Director: Regions at Oxford Archaeology where she has worked for over 25 years, mainly managing large fieldwork projects. In particular, she has directed the large, multi-period Yarnton-Cassington Archaeological Project just north of Oxford, and has been involved in a number of research projects with community and education elements. Gill has also undertaken consultancy work and strategic studies, for example on the effectiveness of archaeological evaluation techniques (published in 2001) and work for the National Trust in advance of developments within their Stonehenge Estate. She is currently managing the Oxford Archaeology North office based in Lancaster with over 30 staff working on archaeological evaluations and excavations, building investigations and landscape surveys.

Gill’s main research interest is in Neolithic and early Bronze Age settlement and landscape and in the origin of farming communities in Britain. She is the Honorary Secretary of the Royal Archaeological Institute, a Trustee on the Rollright Trust and Associate Fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Americas, University of London School of Advanced Study.  She is a Member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

Gill Hey is also a co-director of the Oxford University/Oxford Archaeology ‘Discover Dorchester’ project and teaches some modules on the MSc in Landscape Archaeology course.  She has recently co-written and co-edited a book on the early prehistory of the Thames Valley, as well as publishing a monograph on the excavations at Yarnton and a number of other articles.

Recent Publications

Healy, F, Bayliss, A, Whittle, A, Pryor, F, French, C, Allen, A J, Evans, C, Edmonds, M, Meadows, J and Hey, G 2011  Eastern England, in Gathering time:dating the early Neolithic enclosures of southern Britain and Ireland (A Whittle, F Healy and A Bayliss), Oxbow Books, Oxford, 263-347
Healy, F, Whittle, A, Bayliss, A, Hey, G, Robertson-Mackay, R, Allen T and Ford S 2011  The Thames valley, in Gathering time:dating the early Neolithic enclosures of southern Britain and Ireland (A Whittle, F Healy and A Bayliss), Oxbow Books, Oxford, 387-433
Hey, G, Booth, P and Timby, J 2011  Yarnton: Iron Age and Roman settlement and landscape, Thames Valley Landscapes Monograph 35, Oxford
Hey, G, Garwood, P, Robinson, M, Barclay, A, and Bradley, P, 2011  The Thames through time: the archaeology of the gravel terraces of the upper and middle Thames. Volume 1:2: the Mesolithic, Neolithic and  early Bronze Age, Thames Valley Landscapes Monograph 32, Oxford
Hey, G, 2012  The social lives of the small Neolithic monuments of the Upper Thames Valley, in Image, memory and monumentality; archaeological engagements with the material world: a celebration of the academic achievements of Professor Richard Bradley, (eds A M Jones, J Pollard, M J Allen and J Gardiner), Prehistoric Society Research Paper 5, Oxbow Books, Oxford, 52-63