Mark Jonathan Beech
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2018 – present: Head of Archaeology and Palaeontology – Al Dhafra & Abu Dhabi Section, Historic Environment Department, Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT), Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
2012 – 2018: Head of Coastal Heritage and Palaeontology Section, Historic Environment Department, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
2006-12: Cultural Landscapes Manager, Historic Environment Department, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH), Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
2002-06: Senior Resident Archaeologist, Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey (ADIAS), Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
2002 – present: Honorary Visiting Fellow/Research Associate, Department of Archaeology, University of York, U.K.
1996: Zooarchaeologist, Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Research Assistant to Dr. Keith Dobney, Environmental Archaeology Unit (EAU), University of York, U.K.
1995-96: Zooarchaeologist, English Heritage Zooarchaeology Laboratory, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, University of Birmingham, U.K.
1991-95: Scientific Researcher/Zooarchaeologist, Institute of Archaeology, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, Czech Republic.
1987-91: Freelance Archaeologist based at the Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, U.K., working on contract basis for English Heritage, Cambridge University Archaeological Unit, Suffolk Archaeological Unit, Trent & Peak Archaeological Unit, British Archaeological Mission to Pakistan, and the Nicopolis-ad-Istrum (Bulgaria) project.
1986: Zooarchaeologist / Archaeologist, Passmore Edwards Museum, London, U.K.
1985-86: Zooarchaeologist, Ancient Monuments Laboratory, English Heritage, London, U.K.
1997-2001: Ph.D., Department of Archaeology / Department of Biology (Environmental Archaeology Unit), University of York, U.K. Advisor: Professor Don Brothwell.
Title: In the Land of the Ichthyophagi: Modelling fish exploitation in the Arabian Gulf and Gulf of Oman from the 5th millennium BC to the Late Islamic period.
1986-87: M.A. (with Distinction) in Environmental Archaeology and Palaeoeconomy, Department of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, U.K.
Advisor: Dr Paul Halstead.
Title: Animal Remains and Some Evidence of Animal Sacrifice on the Roman Fen-Edge: the Animal Bones from the Romano-Celtic Shrine at Haddenham.
1982-85: BSc. (Hons) – Archaeological Science – Institute of Archaeology, University College London, U.K.
2011 – present: Paleorient – member of Scientific Committee.
2007: Journal of Oman Studies, Volume 14 – member of editorial board.
2002 – present: Honorary Visiting Fellow/Research Associate, Department of Archaeology, University of York, UK.
2002 – 2011: Tribulus – Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group – member of editorial board.
2001 – 2015: Seminar for Arabian Studies – committee member and on the editorial board of Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies.
2001 – 2015: Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies – member of editorial committee.
1998-99: York Archaeology Society – postgraduate representative committee member.
Academic Reviewer for International Journals: Adumatu, Antiquity, Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, Environmental Archaeology – the Journal of Human Palaeoecology, Journal of Archaeological Science, Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, Journal of Oman Studies, Liwa, Paleorient, Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, Tribulus – Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group.