Stephen F. Mills is lecturer in IT applications in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion at Cardiff University, USA. Interested in the many different ways people in the past engaged with and understood their surroundings, including through sound and hearing, he has participated in field research in Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Romania, Turkey, the UK and the US. Between 2001 and 2003 he was a member of the landscape characterisation and mapping team supporting the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site Bid (inscribed 2006). From 1998 onwards he has been a member of the Southern Romania Archaeological Project investigating prehistoric land use in Romanian river valleys. As a principal investigator he contributed to the Magura Past and Present Project (2008-2011) exploring relationships between art and archaeology to promote local heritage in a Romanian village and county museum. He is currently involved in a project investigating the dog catacombs at Saqqara, Egypt, and a project studying the impact of sea level change in the Isles of Scilly, UK. His other publications explore themes in the European Neolithic; the application of landscape characterisation, GIS, field survey techniques and digital media in archaeology; and community engagement with heritage.