Editorial Team


Liz Henty gained her PhD from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David and her thesis examined the history of archaeoastronomy and its relationship with archaeology. Her earlier MA thesis was entitled ‘An Examination of Possible Solar, Lunar and Stellar Alignments at the Recumbent Stone Circles of North-East Scotland’. Her books include Visualising Skyscapes: Material forms of cultural engagement with the heavens, (co-edited with D Brown) Routledge, 2020 and The Marriage of Astronomy and Culture: Theory and Method in the Study of Cultural Astronomy, Liz Henty et al. (eds), Culture and Cosmos Special Issue, 2017. She has presented papers at SEAC and the Theoretical Archaeology Group conferences and was a contributor to Skyscapes: The Role and Importance of the Sky in Archaeology, Fabio Silva and Nicholas Campion (eds), Oxbow, 2015. She co-founded and co-edits the Journal of Skyscape Archaeology.


Fabio Silva is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeological Modelling at Bournemouth University. His primary research interest is on how societies have perceived and conceived their environment and used that to time and adjust social, productive and magico-religious behaviours. This steered me to focus my research along two distinct yet complementary strands: archaeological modelling and skyscape archaeology. On the latter, he is not so interested in identifying and collecting celestial alignments but in understanding how they can help peek into the ontologies of past societies. His skyscape research has mostly focused on Neolithic and Bronze Age Portugal and the United Kingdom. His books include Skyscapes: The Role and Importance of the Sky in Archaeology (co-edited with N Campion, Oxbow Books, 2015) and The Materiality of the Sky (co-edited with K Malville, T Lomsdalen and F Ventura, Sophia Centre Press, 2016). He was awarded the Fifth Carlos Jaschek Award from the European Society for Astronomy in Culture (SEAC) in 2016.

Assistant Editor

Erica Ellingson, University of Colorado, United States

Book Reviews Editor

Natasha Crocker-Horn, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

Media Officer

Ingrid O’Donnell, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom

Editorial Board

Anthony Aveni, Colgate University, United States
Juan A. Belmonte, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Spain
Efrosyni Boutsikas, University of Kent, United Kingdom
Bernadette Brady, University of Wales Trinity St David, United Kingdom
Kenneth Brophy, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nicholas Campion, University of Wales Trinity St David, United Kingdom
Timothy Darvill, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom
Roslyn M. Frank, University of Iowa, United States
Steven R. Gullberg, University of Oklahoma, United States
Duane Hamacher, University of Melbourne, Australia
Brian Hayden, Simon Fraser University, Canada
Timothy Insoll, University of Exeter, United Kingdom
Stanislaw Iwaniszewski, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia a Historia, Mexico
Alejandro Martín López, Instituto de Ciencias Antropológicas, Argentina
Kim Malville, University of Colorado, United States
David Pankenier, Lehigh University, United States
Emilia Pasztor, Türr István Múzeum, Hungary
Joshua Pollard, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Frank Prendergast, Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland
Michael Rappengluck, Adult Education Centre and Observatory Gilching, Germany
Clive Ruggles, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Ivan Šprajc, Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), Slovenia
John Steele, Brown University, United States
Georg Zotti, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, Austria