John G. Roberts, MA, BA
John currently works at Gwynedd Archaeological Trust, where has been involved in projects concerned with cultural resource management, agri-environmental schemes, historic landuse practices and biodiversity, the archaeology of woodlands, traditional field boundaries, sustainability and landscape survey. A key responsibility of his post involves the provision of heritage management advice to the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) as part of the all-Wales agri-environmental scheme, Tir Gofal. He also conducts farm surveys and liases with landowners as part of the scheme. He is responsible for monitoring the impact of forestry-related operations and activities on the cultural heritage of north-west Wales, acting as consultee to Forest Enterprise and the Forestry Commission as well as contributing to archaeology related forestry policy.
John gained a BA in Archaeology and Prehistory (first class honours, 1995) and MA in Landscape Archaeology (distinction, 1997) from the University of Sheffield. He has extensive landscape survey experience in Wales, England and abroad.
John has a strong interest in environmental issues, and liases with representatives of local environmental bodies, including local authorities, on a regular basis. He has presented tutorials on cultural heritage management and the historic environment, and has acted as occasional lecturer on archaeology and environmental planning related courses, to MA and BA students at the University of Wales, Bangor.
John currently edits the Council for British Archaeology Wales branch newsletter and maintains the Gwynedd Archaeological Trust website (www.heneb.co.uk). His research interests include later prehistoric landscapes and he is joint co-ordinator of the Ardudwy Early Landscapes Project with Dr. Robert Johnston of the University of Wales Bangor (www.bangor.ac.uk/history/ardudwy/).
Landscape theory into practice: strategies for the future of historic rural landscapes. In Towards Research Agenda for Wales: Proceedings of the IFA Wales/Cymru Conference, Aberystwyth 2001, edited by C.S. Briggs. BAR;
Coedydd Aber - Historic Landscape and Archaeological Resource Management Survey Archaeology in Wales 41;
Historic landscapes, built heritage and archaeology. In Wales: Changing Climate, Challenging Choices - a Scoping study of climate change impacts in Wales, edited by J.F. Farrar and P. Vaze, 43-49. National Assembly for Wales: Cardiff.
Roberts, J.G and Johnston, R.A.: Inhabiting the landscapes of later prehistory. In Towards Research Agenda for Wales: Proceedings of the IFA Wales/Cymru Conference, Aberystwyth 2001, edited by C.S. Briggs. BAR.
Barnatt, J., Rieuwerts, J. and Roberts, J.G. 1996 The Lead Mine Related Landscape of the Peak District. Part One, Smelting Sites, Fuel Sources and Communications. Peak National Park Archaeology Service, unpublished report.
Gwyn, D.Rh., Thompson, D.J., Radford, G., and Roberts, J.G. 2002 Archaeological potential of ancient and semi-natural woodland in north-west Wales. Unpublished Gwynedd Archaeological Trust report no. 441 on behalf of the Forestry Commission.
Gwyn, D.Rh., Thompson, D.J. and Roberts, J.G. 2001 Coedydd Aber National Nature Reserve: Historic Landscape Resource Management Survey Stage One Report. Unpublished Gwynedd Archaeological Trust report no. 419 on behalf of the Countryside Council for Wales.
Gwyn, D.Rh., Thompson, D.J. and Roberts, J.G. 2001 Field boundaries pilot project. Unpublished Gwynedd Archaeological Trust report no. 394 on behalf of Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments and the Countryside Council for Wales.
Roberts, J.G. 1998 Management of Archaeological Sites on Cochwillan Estate. Unpublished report.
Roberts, J.G. 1998 Tai Isaf Farm, Pentir, Gwynedd - archaeological survey relating to Woodland Grant Scheme application. Unpublished report. Gwynedd Archaeological Trust project A265.
Roberts, J.G. 1998 Archaeological Assessment of Lands Adjacent to Diphwys Casson, Maenofferen and Llechwedd Slate Quarries, Blaenau Ffestiniog. Unpublished report released by Cynefin Environmental Ltd. on behalf of J.W. Greaves and Sons Ltd.
Roberts, J.G. 1997 Landscape Feature Survey, Bradbourne Parish, Derbyshire: Second Interim Report. Unpublished report for Derbyshire Archaeological Advisory Council and the University of Sheffield.
Roberts, J.G. 1997 Excavation of Sections Along Walls 46 and 160 at Roystone Grange, Derbyshire. ARCUS unpublished report, number 298.
Roberts, J.G. 1997 Preliminary Boundary, Cultivation System and Related Landscape Feature Survey, Bradbourne Parish, Derbyshire: Interim Report. Unpublished report for Derbyshire Archaeological Advisory Council and the University of Sheffield.
Roberts, J.G. 1996 Upper Derwent Valley Field Boundary Survey. Unpublished report for Peak Park Joint Planning Board.
Roberts, J.G. 1995 Attrition of Lead Mining Remains in the Peak National Park. Unpublished report for Peak Park Joint Planning Board.
Roberts, J G and Wynne, C 2001 Historic Landuse Practices and Biodiversity in Wales. Unpublished CCW policy research report number 01/2, prepared by Gwynedd Archaeological Trust and North Wales Environmental Services Ltd.