Dr Mark Beech - About Me

Dr Mark Beech has a Bachelor of Sciences honours degree in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, UK (1982-85), a Master of Arts with Distinction in Environmental Archaeology from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, UK (1986-87), and a PhD in Archaeology from the Departments of Archaeology and Biology at the University of York, UK (1997-2001).

He is currently Cultural Landscapes Manager in the Historic Environment Department of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) in the United Arab Emirates, and 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 cultural heritage sites, as well as the use of GIS as a cultural heritage management tool.

His research interests include:
Late Miocene fossils in Abu Dhabi emirate; Middle Palaeolithic in South-East Arabia; Desert Neolithic of the Rub al-Khali; Neolithic ('Ubaid) communities of the late 6th - 5th millennium BC in the Arabian Gulf; Coastal Archaeology and Marine Resource Exploitation; Computer Applications in Archaeology.

[ Last updated: 28 October 2012 ]


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