Eamonn Baldwin

Research Fellow in Remote Sensing

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

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Contact details

ERI Building - 3rd Floor, Rm 351
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


Eamonn is a Research Fellow in Remote Sensing and is responsible for the VISTA Centre's  Remote Sensing division. He has extensive experience in the archaeological application of geomatics in both research and commercial environments. In particular, he specialises in a range of archaeological survey methods, which include geophysical survey (magnetometer, resistance and GPR), topographical survey (DGPS and Total station) and standing building recording and appraisal (measured survey and 3D laser scanning), as well as in the integration and management of spatial data in GIS and CAD systems for analytical purposes and heritage management. His research interests lie in the investigation, interpretation and presentation of archaeological landscapes through remote sensing technologies.


  • B.A. (Hons) Greek and Roman Civilization and German (Dublin)
  • M.A. (Hons) Classical Archaeology (Dublin)
  • M.A. (Distinction) Landscape Archaeology and Geomatics (Birmingham)


Eamonn is responsible for teaching and training undergraduate and postgraduate students in Archaeology the application of near-surface geophysics in an archaeological context. This includes the annual post-graduate geophysical field school in spring term and undergraduate summer field training in the Medway Valley, Kent.


  • Novel methodological approaches to remote sensing data capture and modelling, such as the application of motorized multi-channelled remote sensing systems for the Stonehenge Landscapes Project, and the novel application of Spectral Induced Polarization (SIP) for the Beccles Wetland Environment Project.
  • The integration of 3D volumetric datasets including below ground data (sensed remotely with geophysics) and above ground standing structures (documented with laser scanners), such as the Kits Coty House Project - investigating a vanished long barrow with chamber and tomb.
  • The application of laser scanning to the identification, recording and analysis of Roman graffiti (including identifying previously unknown details), as well as exploring the social space of Roman habitation.


Forthcoming publications:

  • Baldwin, E. Laurence, R. Moulden, H 2013. 'Slaves and Children in a Roman Villa: Writing and Space in the Villa San Marco (Stabiae)', in Keegan, P., Laurence, R. and Sears, G. (eds.) Written Space in the Latin West, 200 BC to AD 300, Continuum Press.
  • Chris Gaffney, Vince Gaffney, Wolfgang Neubauer, Eamonn Baldwin, Henry Chapman, Paul Garwood, Helen Moulden, Tom Sparrow, Richard Bates, Klaus Löcker, Alois Hinterleitner, Immo Trinks, Erich Nau, Thomas Zitz, Sebastian Floery, Geert Verhoeven And Michael Doneus 2012. 'Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project'. Archaeological Prospection 19, 147-155: Short Report
  • Gaffney, V., Garwood, P., Baldwin, E., Neubauer, W. & Gaffney, C. 2012. The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project. Past, 71:14–16.
  • Baldwin, E. Cuttler, R. Moulden, H. Vosmer, T. 'Using laser scanning and comparative analysis to analyse hull deformation in a 9th Century Arab dhow reconstruction'. Journal of Nautical Archaeology
  • Baldwin, E. Blake, S. Moulden, H (in prep.). 3D Laser Scanning and the evaluation of encaustic artwork within the Eton Myers Collection. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing.
  • Baldwin, E. Moulden, H. 'Laser scanning and sculpture'. (In prep) Internet Archaeology. (In prep)
  • Baldwin, E. Garwood, P. 'Kits Coty House: The Investigation of Internal Structures using integrated surveys, reconstruction and modelling'. (To be decided)

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