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Dr Marcus Hatch

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Email: m.hatch@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 2745
Room Number: Bancroft Building, Room 2.11

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I am a geoarchaeologist and my research interests focus on the interpretation of Palaeolithic records using geoarchaeology, geochronology and remote sensing methods. I studied Archaeological Practice (BA) at the University of Winchester and The Archaeology of Human Origins (MA) at the University of Southampton. I completed an AHRC-funded PhD studentship based at Queen Mary in 2014. My research involved reinterpreting the fluvial terrace stratigraphy of the Pleistocene Solent River using various sedimentary datasets. I am currently working with Professor Simon Lewis as a member of the Breckland Palaeolithic Project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust. The project seeks to address questions of the environmental and cultural context of Britain’s earliest occupants, the links between technology, culture and human evolution, and the distinctiveness of regional signatures after 400,000 years ago.

Research

Publications

  • Hatch, M., Davis, R.J., Lewis, S.G., Ashton, N. and Briant, R.M. (In prep). A revised Middle-Late Pleistocene terrace stratigraphy of the Western Solent (Christchurch Bay to Southampton Water): a framework for the Palaeolithic archaeology of the Solent region.
  • Hatch, M., Davis, R.J., Lewis, S.G., Ashton, N., Briant, R.M. and Lukas, S. 2017. The stratigraphy and chronology of the fluvial sediments at Warsash, UK: implications for the Palaeolithic archaeology of the River Test. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 128, 198-221. 
  • Robert J. Davis, Simon G. Lewis, Nick M. Ashton, Simon A. Parfitt, Marcus T. Hatch and Peter G. Hoare. 2017. The early Palaeolithic archaeology of the Breckland: current understanding and directions for future research. The Journal of Breckland Studies (2017), 28-44.
  • Davis, R.J., Hatch, M., Ashton, N., Hosfield, R., Lewis, S.G. 2016. Regional variation in the late Lower and early Middle Palaeolithic record of southern Britain: evidence from Warsash, Hampshire, UK. Proceedings of the Geologist’s Association 127, 558-574.

 

Conference Papers

  • Hatch, M. 2017. The Lark descending: river terraces and Palaeolithic archaeology. Second Workshop of the Pathways to Ancient Britain Project, May 2017.
  • Hatch, M. 2016. The terrace stratigraphy of the Western Solent (Christchurch Bay to Southampton Water). New Forest Palaeolithic and Early Holocene Research Agenda Meeting, Lyndhurst, March 2016.
  • Hatch, M. 2011. The use of ground penetrating radar in the definition of fluvial terrace stratigraphies – a case study from the Western Solent, Palaeolithic-Mesolithic Conference, British Museum, November 2011.
  • Hatch, M. 2011. Recent fieldwork in the Warsash (Southampton) area: a report on the terrace stratigraphy alongside new Optically Stimulated Luminescence dating, First Workshop of AHOB3 (Ancient Human Occupation of Britain). Dispersal of Early Humans: adaptations, frontiers and new territories, May 2011.
  • Hatch, M. 2010. The Solent River Project: towards a revised chronological and stratigraphic model of the Solent River fluvial deposits, Queen Mary University of London Postgraduate Conference, December 2010.
  • Hatch, M. 2010. The Solent River Project: Human Occupation in its Stratigraphic Context, the 16th QRA International Postgraduate Symposium, University of Exeter, August 2010.
  • Hatch, M. 2010. The Solent River Project: Human Occupation in its Stratigraphic Context (poster presentation), Ancient Human Occupation of Britain Conference, British Museum, April 2010.
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