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Dr Jim Innes

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Honorary Fellow in the Department of Geography  

Biography

MA in Oriental Studies at Selwyn College, Cambridge University. M.Phil. in Geography at Durham University 1981 "Environmental Alteration by Mesolithic Communities in the North York Moors." Ph.D. in Geography at Durham University 1989 "Fine Resolution Pollen Analysis of Late Flandrian II Peat at North Gill, North York Moors." Current Research Interests My current research interests include human palaeoecology, particularly in relation to Mesolithic communities and their impact upon the environment. Recent focus has been upon land-use and environment during the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition, particularly the palaeoecology of the introduction of cereal cultivation. I am working on the use of fungal spore analyses in palaeoecology and environmental archaeology, microcharcoal analyses, and the applications of very fine resolution palynology.

Research interests

  • Non-pollen palynomorph (NPP) palaeoecology
  • Palynology of the 'Initial Neolithic' in Britain
  • Mesolithic palaeoecology

Research Projects

  • Land and Sea-Level Changes Around Britain
  • Monsoon Climate, Sea-Level Change and Major Cultural Changes in the Yangtze lowlands, China
  • Swale-Ure Washlands Project, The

Awarded Grants

  • 2008: NORTH EAST YORKSHIRE MESOLITHIC(£6500.18 from The English Heritage Trust)
  • 2007: THE PREHISTORIC DEFORESTATION OF UPLAND(£6515.00 from Arts and Humanities Research Council)
  • 2006: ASSESSMENT ANALYSIS OF SEDIMENTS(£6024.00 from Mike Griffiths & Associates)

Publications

Authored book

  • Middleton, R., Tooley, M. J. & Innes, J. B. (2013). The Wetlands of South West Lancashire. Lancaster: Oxbow Books.
  • Bridgland, D.R., Innes, J.B., Long, A.J. & Mitchell, W.A. (2011). Late Quaternary Landscape Evolution of the Swale-Ure Washlands, North Yorkshire. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Long, A.J., Bridgland, D.R., Innes, J.B., Mitchell, M.R. & Vyner, B. (2004). The Swale-Ure Washlands: Landscape History and Human Impacts. Durham University.
  • Cowell, R. & Innes, J. B. (1994). The Wetlands of Merseyside. Lancaster: English Heritage and Lancaster University.

Book review

  • Innes, J.B. (2008). Book Review: Archaeology from the Wetlands: Recent Perspectives. Ed SWAP, compiled by C. Green. Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh. Quaternary Science Reviews 27: 2091-2094.
  • Innes, J. B. (2005). Book Review: Alan Saville (Ed.), Mesolithic Scotland and its Neighbours, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh. Quaternary Science Reviews 24: 807-811.

Chapter in book

  • Innes, J.B. & Blackford, J.J. (2017). Palynology and the study of the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the British Isles. In The archaeological and forensic applications of microfossils: a deeper understanding of human history. Williams, M., Hill, T., Boomer, I. & Wilkinson, I.P. Geological Society. 7: 55-78.
  • Innes, J.B. (2017). Vegetation history of Upper Teesdale. In The Quaternary Landscape History of Teesdale and the North Pennines: Field Guide. Evans, D.J.A. Quaternary Research Association. 76-87.
  • Livingstone, SJ, Roberts, DH, Innes, JB, Evans, DJA, Davies, BJ & O'Cofaigh, CO (2017). Deglaciation chronology of the North Pennines. In The Quaternary landscape History of Teesdale and the North Pennines: Field Guide. Evans, DJA London: Quaternary Research Association. 64-67.
  • Innes, JB & Evans, DJA (2017). Parrick House – a postglacial palaeoenvironmental archive. In The Quaternary Landscape History of Teesdale and the North Pennines: Field Guide. Evans, DJA London: Quaternary Research Association. 186-192.
  • Innes, J.B., Albert, B.M. & Tipping, R.M. (2016). Pollen analyses. In Archaeology and Environment on the North Sea Littoral. A Case Study from Low Hauxley. Waddington, C. & Bonsall, C. Archaeological Research Services and Northumberland Wildlife Trust. 226-246.
  • Innes, J.B. & Tipping, R.M. (2016). Low Hauxley vegetation change and land use in its regional context. In Archaeology and Environment on the North Sea Littoral. A Case Study from Low Hauxley. Waddington, C. & Bonsall, C. Archaeological Research Services and Northumberland Wildlife Trust. 259-264.
  • Innes J.B., Tipping R.M. & Waddington C (2016). Holocene landscapes at Low Hauxley. In Archaeology and Environment on the North Sea Littoral. A Case Study from Low Hauxley. Waddington, C. & Bonsall, C. Archaeological Research Services and Northumberland Wildlife Trust. 246-253.
  • Evans, D.J.A., Brown, V.H., Roberts, D.H., Innes, J.B., Bickerdike, H.L., Vieli, A. & Wilson, P. (2015). Wasdale Head. In The Quaternary of the Lake District Field Guide. Macdougall, D.A. & Evans, D.J.A. Quaternary Research Association. 213-240.
  • Gearey, B, Hopla, E & Innes, J.B. (2014). Palynology. In Quaternary of the Trent. Bridgland, D.R., Howard, A.J., White, M.J. & White, T.S. Oxbow Books. 156-235.
  • Bridgland, D.R. & Innes, J.B. (2013). Overview of the Swale-Ure Washlands. In The Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire: Field Guide. Davies, B.J., Yorke, L., Bridgland, D.R. & Roberts, D.H. Quaternary Research Association. 25-52.
  • Innes, J.B., Rutherford, M.M., White, T.S. & Bridgland, D.R. (2013). The Marfield Channel sequence. In The Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire: Field Guide. Davies, B.J., Yorke, L., Bridgland, D.R. & Roberts, D.H. Quaternary Research Association. 149-152.
  • Bridgland, D.R., Mitchell, W.A., Innes, J.B., Rutherford, M.M., O'Brien, C., White, T.S. & Long, A.J. (2013). Ripon South Quarry. In The Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire: Field Guide. Davies, B.J., Yorke, L., Bridgland, D.R. & Roberts, D.H. Quaternary Research Association. 178-181.
  • Bridgland, D.R., White, T.S., Innes, J.B., Pedley, H.M., Rutherford, M.M. & Mitchell, W.A. (2013). Snape Mires: proglacial lake, post-glacial sequence, tufa. In The Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire: Field Guide. Davies, B.J., Yorke, L., Bridgland, D.R. & Roberts, D.H. Quaternary Research Association. 158-178.
  • Vyner, B & Innes, J.B. (2013). The archaeological record. In The Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire: Field Guide. Davies, B.J., Yorke, L., Bridgland, D.R. & Roberts, D.H. Quaternary Research Association. 52-55.
  • O'Brien, C.E., Innes, J.B., Rutherford, M.M., Bridgland, D.R., White, T.S. & Mitchell, W.A. (2013). Nosterfield: the Thornborough Henges (SE 285 795), gravel quarrying and organic infills. In The Quaternary of Northumberland, Durham and North Yorkshire: Field Guide. Davies, B.J., Yorke, L., Bridgland, D.R. & Roberts, D.H. Quaternary Research Association. 152-158.
  • Innes, J.B. & Tomlinson, P.R. (2011). Environmental evidence. In Bewsey Old Hall, Warrington, Cheshire: Excavations 1977-81 and 1983-5. Lewis, J., Heawood, R. & Howard-Davis, C. Lancaster: Lancaster Imprints 17. 2011: 199-210.
  • Innes, J.B. (2010). Pollen analyses from the Romano-British enclosure ditch (D1). In Irby, Wirral. Excavations on a Late Prehistoric, Romano-British and Medieval site, 1987-1996. National Museums, Liverpool. Philpott, R.A. & Adams, M.H. Liverpool: National Museums, Liverpool. 92-94.
  • Innes, J.B. & Blackford, J.J. (2009). An evaluation of palaeoecological data as evidence of cultural transition in the final Mesolithic millennium of northern and north-western Europe. In Chronology and evolution in the Mesolithic of N(W) Europe. Crombé P. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 575-590.
  • Mitchell, W.A., Innes, J.B., Bridgland, D., Long, A.J., Rutherford, M.M. & Warwick, S. (2008). Landscape evolution of the Swale-Ure Washlands. In Yorkshire Landscapes Past and Future. Atherden, M. & Milsom, T. York: PLACE. 77-87.
  • Innes, J.B. (2008). Northern North York Moors vegetation history to the middle Bronze Age. In Rock Art and Ritual. Interpreting the Prehistoric Landscapes of the North York Moors. Smith, B.A. & Walker, A.A. York: Tempus. 147-150.
  • Blackford, J.J. & Innes, J.B. (2007). Prehistoric woodland clearance on Rosedale Moor: evidence for herbivore grazing, fires and a ‘dead wood’ stage at the time of Mesolithic forest disturbance. In Moorland Research Review 2000-2005. Hammond, M. North York Moors National Park Authority, Helmsley. 159-165.
  • Blackford, J. J., Innes, J. B., Kelly, A. B. & Jones, S. L. (2006). Recent research from the peatlands of the North York Moors: human impact and climatic change. In Wetland Archaeology and Environments: Regional Issues, Global Perspectives. Lillie, M. & Ellis, S. Oxford: Oxbow. 229-241.
  • Chiverrell, R. C., Innes, J. B., Blackford, J. J., Roberts, D. H., Thomas, G., Tomlinson, P., Pooley, E., Fullen, M. Hallett, M. & Harris, J. (2006). The Holocene. In A New History of the Isle of Man: Volume 1: the Manx Environment. Chiverrell, R. C. & Thomas, G. S. P. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 279-356.
  • Chiverrell, R., Innes, J. B., Thomas, G., Gonzalez, S., Roberts, D. H. & Coope R. (2006). Emerging from the Ice Age. In A New History of the Isle of Man: Volume 1: Evolution of the natural landscape. Chiverrell, R. C. & Thomas, G. S. P. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 1: 220-278.
  • Innes, J. B., Donaldson, M. & Tooley, M. J. (2005). The Palaeoenvironmental Evidence. In Archaeology and Environment of Submerged Landscapes in Hartlepool Bay, England. Waughman, M. Tees Archaeology Monograph Series. 2: 78-120.
  • Innes, J. B. (2005). Fungal spore assemblages. In Kühn, M. and Hadorn, Ph. Pflanzlicher Makro- und Mikroreste aus Dung von Wiederkäuern mit einem Anhang zur Analyse von Pilzsporen. In Die Jungsteinzeitliche Seeufersidlung Arbon Bleiche 3. Umwelt und Wirtschaft. Jacomet, S., Leuzinger, U. & Schibler, J. Frauenfeld: Amt für Archäeologie, Thurgau. 348-350.
  • Waughman, M., Innes, J. B. & Tooley, M. J. (2005). The Changing Palaeoenvironment of Hartlepool Bay. In Archaeology and Environment of Submerged Landscapes in Hartlepool Bay, England. Waughman, M. Hartlepool: Tees Archaeology Monograph Series. 2: 121-142.
  • Innes, J. B. (2005). Background geology and local topography. In Archaeology and Environment of Submerged Landscapes in Hartlepool Bay, England. Waughman, M. Tees Archaeology Monograph Series. 2: 1-3.
  • Chiverrell, R.C., Gonzalez, S., Innes, J. B., Marshall, M., Marshall, J., Coope, R. & Thomas, G. (2004). Glen Balleira: evidence for Late Glacial environmental change. In The Quaternary of the Isle of Man and North West England. Chiverrell, R. C., Plater, A. J. & Thomas, G. S. P. Quaternary Research Association. 73-93.
  • Innes, J. B. (2004). Holocene vegetation history of the Isle of Man - Ballaugh Curragh. In The Quaternary of the Isle of Man and North West England. Chiverrell, R. C., Plater, A. J. & Thomas, G. S. P. Quaternary Research Association. 94-99.
  • Roberts, D.H., Chiverrell, R.C., Innes, J.B., Gonzalez, S., Turner, S. & Horton, B.P. (2004). New data on Holocene sea-level changes on the Isle of Man. In The Quaternary of the Isle of Man and North West England. Chiverrell, R.C., Plater, A.J. & Thomas, G.S.P. Quaternary Research Association. 112-124.
  • Tooley, M. J., Bailiff, I. & Innes, J. B. (2004). South Lancashire Mosslands - high resolution evidence of Holocene coastal vegetation change. In The Quaternary of the Isle of Man and North West England. Chiverrell, R. C., Plater, A. J. & Thomas, G. S. P. London: Quaternary Research Association. 201-206.
  • Chiverrell, R. C. & Innes, J. B. (2004). Holocene climate change, vegetation and environmental history. In The Quaternary of the Isle of Man and North West England. Chiverrell, R. C., Plater, A. J. & Thomas, G. S. P. Quaternary Research Association. 20-28.
  • McAllister, M., Innes, J. B. & Tooley, M. J. (2004). Langley Brook (Martin Mere). In The Quaternary of the Isle of Man and North West England. Chiverell, R. C., Plater, A. J. & Thomas, G. S. P. Quaternary Research Association. 225-231.
  • Blackford, J. J., Innes, J. B. & Davey, P. J. (2004). Later Mesolithic woodland disturbance and probable early cereal cultivation at Ballachrink. In The Quaternary of the Isle of Man and North West England. Chiverell, R. C., Plater, A. J. & Thomas, G. S. P. Quaternary Research Association. 99-106.
  • Middleton, R. & Innes, J. B. (2004). The prehistoric and early historic archaeology of Lancashire and the Isle of Man. In The Quaternary of the Isle of Man and North West England. Chiverrell, R. C., Plater, A. J. & Thomas, G. S. P. Quaternary Research Association. 29-38.
  • Innes, J. B. & Blackford, J. J. (2003). Yorkshire's palaeoenvironmental resource. In The Archaeology of Yorkshire. Manby, T. G., Moorhouse, S. & Otaway, P. York: Yorkshire Archaeological Society Occasional Paper 3. English Heritage, York University Press. 25-30.
  • Davey, P. J. & Innes, J. B. (2003). The early Neolithic and the Manx environment. In Neolithic Settlement in Ireland and Western Britain. Armit, I., Murphy, E., Nelis, E. & Simpson, D. Belfast: University of Belfast, Oxbow Books. 120-127.
  • Innes, J. B. (2002). Introduction to the Flandrian. In Quaternary of Northern England. Huddart, D. & Glasser, N. F. London: Geological Conservation Review Series 25. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. 351-365.
  • Innes, J. B. (2002). Pollen analysis of the buried organic deposit. In Excavations on St Patrick’s Isle, Peel, Isle of Man,, 1982-88: Prehistoric, Viking, Medieval and Later. Freke, D. Liverpool: Liverpool Monographs in Archaeology and Oriental Studies. Liverpool University Press. 245-246.
  • Innes, J. B. (2002). Introduction to the Late Devensian. In Quaternary of Northern England. Huddart, D. & Glasser, N. F. London: Geological Conservation Review Series 25. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. 211-220.
  • Davey, P. J. & Innes, J. B. (2002). Innovation, continuity and insular development in the Isle of Man. In World Islands in Prehistory. International Insular Investigations. Waldren, W. H. & Ensenyat, J. A. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports. International Series 1095. 44-56.
  • Innes, J. B. (2002). Site Reports. In Quaternary of Northern England. Huddart, D. & Glasser, N.F. London: Geological Conservation Review Series 25. Joint Nature Conservation Committee. 251-257, 264-271, 413-442, 469-485.
  • Blackford, J. J., Innes, J. B. & Kelly, A. E. (2001). Fungal spores and pollen from the North York Moors - modern and prehistoric studies. In Moorland Research Review 1995-2000. Charles, R., Wightman, S. & Hammond, M. Helmsley: North York Moors National Park Authority. 118-121.
  • Davey, P.J. Blackford, J.J. Chiverrell, R.C. Innes, J.B. & Tomlinson, P.R. (2001). The Curragh and other lowland wetlands of the Isle of Man. In Wetlands in the Landscape: Archaeology, Conservation, Heritage. Atherden, M.A. York: People, Landscape and the Cultural Environment (PLACE) Publications. York St. John College. 12-40.
  • Innes, J. B. (2001). The results of pollen analyses from Ravock Moor. In Stainmore: the Archaeology of a North Pennine Pass. Vyner, B. Hartlepool: Tees Archaeology and English Heritage. 41-47.
  • Innes, J. B. & Simmons, I. G. (2001). Fire and prehistoric moorland history in the North York Moors upland. In Moorland Research Review 1995-2000. Charles, R., Wightman, S. & Hammond, M. Helmsley: North York Moors National Park Authority. 114-117.
  • Ridgway, J. Andrews, J., Ellis, J. E., Horton, B. Innes, J. B., Knox, R. W. O'B., McArthur, J. J., Maher, B. A., Metcalfe, S. E., Mitlehner, A., Parkes, A. Rees, J., Samways, G. M. & Shennan, I. (2000). Analysis and interpretation of Holocene sedimentary sequences: techniques applied in the Humber Estuary. In Holocene land-ocean interaction and environmental change around the western North Sea. Shennan, I. & Andrews, J. Geological Society Special Publication 166. 9-39.
  • Gonzalez, S., Innes, J. B., Huddart, D., Davey, P. J. & Plater, A. J. (2000). Holocene coastal change in the North of the Isle of Man: stratigraphy, palaeoenvironment and archaeological evidence. In Coastal and Estuarine Environments: Sedimentology, Geomorphology and Geoarchaeology. Pye, K. & Allen, J. Geological Society Special Publication. 175: 343-363.
  • Shennan, I., Lambeck, K., Flather, R., Wingfield, R., Horton, B.P., McArthur, J.J., Innes, J.B., Lloyd, J.M. & Rutherford, M.M. (2000). Modelling western North Sea palaeogeographies and tidal changes during the Holocene. In Holocene land ocean interactions and environmental change around the North Sea. Shennan, I. & Andrews, J.E. London: The Geological Society. Special Publication 166: 299-319.
  • Metcalfe, S., Ellis, S., Horton, B. Innes, J. B., McArthur, J. J., Mitlehner, A., Parkes, A. Pethick, J. S., Rees, J., Ridgway, J. Rutherford, M. M., Shennan, I. & Tooley, M. J. (2000). The Holocene evolution of the Humber Estuary: reconstructing change in a dynamic environment. In Holocene land-ocean interaction and environmental change around the western North Sea. Shennan, I. & Andrews, J. Geological Society Special Publication. 166: 97-118.
  • Innes, J. B., Tooley, M. J. & Lageard, J. G. A. (1999). Vegetational history before the Norman Conquest. In The Historical Biology of the Mersey Basin. Greenwood, E. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press. 20-30.
  • Long, A.J., Innes, J.B., Shennan, I. & Tooley, M.J. (1999). Coastal stratigraphy: a case study from Johns River, Washington. In The description and analysis of Quaternary stratigraphic field sections. Jones, A.P., Tucker, M.E. & Hart, J.K. Quaternary Research Association Technical Guide 7, Quarternary Research Association. 267-286.
  • Waller, M.P., Long, A.J., Long, D.J. & Innes, J.B. (1998). Walland Marsh: wetland vegetation dynamics, sea-level change and coastal evolution. In The Quaternary of Kent and Sussex: Field Guide. Murton, J.B., Whiteman, C.A., Bates, M.R., Bridgland, D.R., Long, A.J., Roberts, M.B. & Waller, M.P. Quaternary Research Association. 70-81.
  • Tooley, M., Zong, Y. & Innes, J.B. (1997). Holocene storm surge signatures. In The Changing Face of East Asia During the Tertiary and Quaternary. Jablonski, N.J. Hong Kong.: Centre of Asian Studies. 138-149.
  • Shennan, I., Rutherford, M. M., Innes, J. B. & Walker, K. J. (1996). Late glacial sea level and ocean margin environmental changes interpreted from biostratigraphic and lithostratigraphic studies of isolation basins in northwest Scotland. In Late Quaternary Palaeoceanography of the North Atlantic Margins. Andrews, J. T. Austin, W. E. N., Bergsten, H. & Jennings, A. E. Geological Society Special Publication111. 299-244.
  • Long, A.J. & Innes, J.B. (1995). A palaeoenvironmental investigation of the Midley Sand, Roment Marsh, Kent. In Romney Marsh: the Debatable Ground. Eddison, J. 41: 37-50.
  • Taylor, J. J., Innes, J. B. & Jones, M. D. H. (1994). Archaeological site location by the integration of geophysical and palynological techniques in an environmental survey role. In Whither Environmental Archaeology?. Luff, R. & Rowley-Conwy, P. A. Oxford: Oxbow Monographs. 23.
  • Simmons, IG, Turner, J & Innes, JB (1989). An application of fine resolution pollen analysis to late Mesolithic peats of an English upland. In The Mesolithic in Europe. Bonsall, C. John Donald, Edinburgh. 206-217.
  • Innes, JB & Simmons, IG (1988). Disturbance and diversity: floristic changes associated with episodes of pre Ulmus decline woodland recession in north east Yorkshire. In Archaeology and the Flora of the British Isles. Jones, M Oxford Committee for Archaeology Monograph 14. 7-20.
  • Simmons, I.G. & Innes, J.B. (1985). Late Mesolithic land-use and its environmental impacts in the English uplands. In The Biogeographical impact of land-use change: collected essays. Smith, Richard T. Leeds: Biogeography Study Group. 2: 7-17.

Edited book

  • Bridgland, D. R., Horton, B. P. & Innes, J. B. (1999). The Quaternary of North-East England. London: Quaternary Research Association Field Guide.

Journal Article

Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • Innes, J. B., Blackford, J. J. & Rowley-Conwy, P. A. (2003). The start of the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in North-West Europe - the palynological contribution. Antiquity 77(297): Antiquity.ac.uk/ProjGall/blackford/blackford.html.