Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust


Dr Gary Duckers BA MA CGeog (GIS) MCIfA FRGS

Dr Gary Duckers

Head of Technology, Information and Planning


Dr Gary Duckers joined the Trust in Sept 2017 as Historic Environment Record Officer and is currently our Head of Technology, Information and Planning. Gary holds a BA in Archaeology (University of Chester), a MA in Landscape Archaeology, GIS and Virtual Environments (University of Birmingham) and a PhD (University of Chester). He possesses a multi-disciplinary background, involving work across both commercial archaeology and academic sectors with an increasing focus on project management, landscape archaeology, GIS and surveying. Research interests include the archaeological applications of GIS and remote sensing technology, border studies, the role of cartography in heritage management and archaeological informatics. He is a Chartered Geographer (GIS), a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society [FRGS], a member [MCIfA] of the Chartered Institute of Archaeologists and sits on the committee as secretary of the Information Management Special interest Group [IMSIG]. He is passionate about promoting both good data management standards and practice in addition to championing the recognition of IMSIG member’s specialist expertise within CIfA. Personal interests include guitar playing, science, hiking and running the occasional 10k and half marathon (largely to compensate for his passion for wine).

Selected publications

Duckers, G. L. (2017). [Review of the book Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture, Volume Xii. Nottinghamshire, by P. Everson & D. Stocker (Eds.)]. Archaeological Journal,  174(2), pp. 497–498. doi: 10.1080/00665983.2017.1294906

Duckers, G. L. (2013). Crowdsourcing Point Clouds – challenging barriers to community driven interpretations of Lidar data, RSPSoc Archaeology Special Interest Group Newsletter, Winter 2013, 9-12.

Duckers, G. (2013). [Review of the book Landscape History Discoveries in the North West, by S. Varey & G. J. White (Eds.)]. Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society, 83, 5-6.

Duckers, G. L. (2013). Bridging the “Geospatial Divide” in Archaeology: Community Based Interpretation of LIDAR Data. Internet Archaeology, (35). doi:10.11141/ia.35.10.