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Dr Mark Beech BSc. (Institute of Archaeology, Univ. of London, 1982-85), M.A. (Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, 1986-87), PhD (Department of Archaeology and Biology, University of York, 1997-2001) is Head of Coastal Heritage & Palaeontology in the Historic Environment Department at the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority in the United Arab Emirates. He is responsible for undertaking archaeological fieldwork and research within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. This includes the development of the official Abu Dhabi database of archaeological, palaeontological and cultural heritage sites, as well as the use of GIS as a cultural heritage management tool.
Bibi, F., A. Hill and M. Beech. 2017. A Thousand and One Fossils – Discoveries in the Desert at Al Gharbia. Yale University Publications in Anthropology & Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority. ISBN: 9781933789071. For more information please go to Yale Press: http://yalebooks.com/book/9781933789071/thousand-and-one-fossils
Mashkour, M. and M. Beech (eds.). 2017. Archaeozoology of the Near East 9 [Hardback] – 9th Meeting of the Archaeozoology of South-West Asia and Adjacent Areas. Publication of the 9th Meeting of ASWA to honour the contribution of Hans-Peter Uerpmann and Francois Poplin to the Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia. 2 volumes, containing a total of 31 chapters. Oxbow Books. 464p. ISBN: 9781782978442. For more information please go to Oxbow books:
Beech, M.J. (with assistance from A. Aqeel, A. Chabbi and A.Reddy). 2016. Sir Bani Yas and the Church of the East. Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority. Special VIP one-off edition for His Holiness The Pope.
Beech, M.J., K.Strutt, L. Blue, A.K. Al-Kaabi, W.A. Omar, A.A. Al-Haj El-Faki, A.R. Lingareddy, and J. Martin. 2016. ‘Ubaid-related sites of the southern Gulf revisited: the Abu Dhabi Coastal Heritage Initiative. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 46: 9-24. You may download an Open Source pdf version from: http://www.archaeopress.com/Public/displayProductDetail.asp?id=%7b304B5B23-A18D-46B6-97E1-7550BB78FDC0%7d
Mashkour, M., M.J. Beech, K. Debue, L. Yeomans, S. Bernard, D. Gasparini, and S. Mery. 2016. Middle to Late Neolithic animal exploitation at UAQ2 (5500-4000 cal BC): an ‘Ubaid-related coastal site at Umm al-Quwain Emirate, United Arab Emirates. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 46: 195-210.
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Mashkour, M. and M. Beech (eds.). 2014. Ancient Camelids in the Old World – Between Arabia and Europe. Proceedings of a special session on Camelids in the Old World, held at the International Council of Archaeozoology (ICAZ) 2010 conference (23-28 August 2010). Anthropozoologica Volume 49 – issue 2, dated December 2014 (Print ISSN: 0761-3032 – Online ISSN: 2107-0881). Edited volume containing Preface, Foreword and 10 chapters. For more information please visit Anthropozoologica: http://www.bioone.org/toc/anth/49/2
For a full list of publications, visit http://www.markbeech.com/index.php/publications-2/
Research interests include:
Late Miocene vertebrate fossils in Abu Dhabi emirate
Middle Palaeolithic in the Arabian Peninsula
Neolithic of the Rub al-Khali
Neolithic ('Ubaid') communities of the 6th - 5th millennium BC in the Arabian Gulf
Coastal Archaeology and the exploitation of marine resources
Computer applications in archaeology
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