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Mr Matt Law 


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Matt Law
Position:PhD Student

Academic History

MSc in the Palaeoecology of Human Societies, UCL 2005

BA (Hons) Archaeology and Ancient History, Birmingham 2004

PhD Research

Working Title: Settlement, Land Use and Environmental Change in the Outer Hebrides: the molluscan evidence

Started: January 2010

My research aims to explore non-subsistence use of marine resources and occupation of coastal zones using evidence from molluscan assemblages as proxies for anthropogenic environmental change relating to increased settlement and different types of land use.

First Supervisor: Jacqui Mulville
Second Supervisor:  Niall Sharples

Publications

Law, M., 2013. Bryozoans in archaeology. Internet Archaeology, 35. doi:10.11141/ia.35.3
Mulville, J., and Law, M., 2013. Environmental Archaeology and Community Engagement: activities and advice. Cardiff: CORG/ Association for Environmental Archaeology. (Read online).
Law, M., 2013. [Book Review] “What Has Nature Ever Done For Us?” by Tony Juniper. Geographical, 85 (4), p. 63.

Evans, J.G., Matthew Law, and Nigel Thew, 2012. Stability and flux in the dune environment, in Niall Sharples, The Beaker-period and Early Bronze Age settlement at Sligeanach, Cill Donnain, in Mike Parker Pearson, ed. From Machair to Mountains: archaeological survey and excavation in South Uist. Oxford: Oxbow. pp. 250-253.
Law, M., 2012. Shellfish and coastal exploitation, in Niall Sharples, The Beaker-period and Early Bronze Age settlement at Sligeanach, Cill Donnain, in Mike Parker Pearson, ed. From Machair to Mountains: archaeological survey and excavation in South Uist. Oxford: Oxbow. pp. 247-250.
Law, M., 2011. Zooarchaeology on the Internet: a view from Britain, The SAA Archaeological Record, 11 (1), 11-14. ( Read online )
Law, M., and Winder, J., 2009, Different Rates of Survival of Right and Left Valves of European Oyster (Ostrea edulis L.) from Archaeological Sites in Britain, Archaeo+Malacology Newsletter 16, 1-3 (PDF)
Law, M., 2009, For The Sake of the Worms, British Archaeology, 108, 36-38 (Online)
Law, M., 2009: Shell Pendant, in Jackson, R., Excavations at Old Council House, Corn Street, Bristol, 2005. Bristol and Avon Archaeology 22. 68
Law, M., Hunt, G., and Connolly, D., 2009: Building a Website for Your Project, BAJR Guide 22, (PDF // Wiki text version)
Conference Presentations
“Mapping Bioarchaeological Results from Grey Literature”, poster presented at the 30th Meeting of the Association for Environmental Archaeology, York, UK, September 2009-09-16