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Outputs & Media

Find publications, photos and other media connected to the project by following the links below and clicking through the galleries.

In preparation

[In prepr. 2025] Reimagining Waste Landscapes [monograph]. London: UCL Press

In Press. “What Makes a Wasteland? A Contemporary Archaeology of Urban Waste Sites.” Historical Archaeology, (Special Issue: Urban Dissonance).
[view preprint here]

Published publications

2024. “How second world war bomb rubble was used to make 135 football pitches in east London”. The Conversation, 3 January.

2024. “Rubble Archaeology on the North Edinburgh Shoreline: Creative Research in the Time of COVID-19”. Papers from the Institute of Archaeology 35(1), 24-57.  10.14324/111.444.2041-9015.1650.

2024 [ebook out July 2023]. “Of Blaes and Bings: The (Non)Toxic Heritage of the West Lothian Oil Shale Industry.” In Toxic Heritage: Legacies, Futures, and Environmental Injustice, edited by Elizabeth Kryder-Reid and Sarah May, 35–49. London: Routledge. 10.4324/9781003365259-5.

2023. “Gaining Ground: Bomb Rubble, Reclamation and Revenance.” Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 10(1), 25–48 . 10.1558/jca.25782.

2023. [with Matt Edgeworth and Jeff Benjamin]. “Introduction: Making Ground: The Archaeology of Waste Landscapes”. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 10(1), 1-7. 10.1558/jca.25622.

Exhibition Displays 

Reimagining Waste Landscapes [2020-24]. University of Edinburgh, Festival of Cultural Heritage Research, 15th-20th April 2024. St Cecilia’s Hall.

View the posters below:

Fieldwork Photos

Recorded talks




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