Publications

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BOOKS / MAJOR PUBLICATIONS

Bibi, F., B. Kraatz, M. Beech and A. Hill (eds.). In Press. Sands of Time: Late Miocene Fossils from the Baynunah Formation, UAE. Springer – Vertebrate Palaeobiology and Palaeanthropology Series (series editors Eric Sargis and Eric Delson). Cham, Switzerland. To see preprints of chapters from this upcoming monograph click here.

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.

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.

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.

Beech, M. 2012. Three chapters: Chapter V.14a – The Mammal Bones (pp.449-478); Chapter V.14b – The Fish Bones (with Clair Prance, pp.479-502); Chapter V.14c – The Bird Bones (with Kevin Rielly, pp.503-509). In: Konstantinos D. Politis (ed.), Sanctuary of Lot at Deir ‘Ain ‘Abata in Jordan – Excavations 1988-2003. ISBN 978-9957-557-04-1. Jordan National Library Deposit No: 2012/5/1922. ==>

Beech, M., F. Bibi, P. Sheehan, W.Y. Al-Tikriti and E. Yildirim. 2009. Cultural Heritage Resources in Abu Dhabi Emirate. Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) & Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD). 94 pages. ==>

Albarella, A., M. Beech, J. Curl, A. Locker, M. Moreno-Garcia and J. Mulville. 2009. Norwich Castle: Excavations and Historical Survey 1987-98. Part III A Zooarchaeological Study. 188 pages, 145 illustrations (East Anglian Archaeology Occasional Paper 22. ISBN-13: 978-0-905594-50-7. ISBN-10: 0-905594-50-9. ==>

Beech, M., P. Hellyer, A. Gardner, B. Holmes and W.Y. Al-Tikriti. 2007. Palaeontological and Archaeological Resources in Abu Dhabi Emirate. Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) & Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD). 57 pages. ==>

Beech, M. & P. Hellyer (eds.) 2005. Abu Dhabi 8 Million Years Ago – Late Miocene Fossils from the Western Region. Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey (ADIAS): Dar Al Fajr Printing Press, Abu Dhabi, UAE. 68 pages; 73 figures, maps, plans, drawings, photographs. ISBN 9948-03-188-1. ==>

Beech, M.J. 2004. 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. Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey Monograph 1 – British Archaeological Reports International Series S1217. ArchaeoPress, Oxford. ISBN 1841715778. xxi + 293 pages; 126 figures, maps, plans, drawings, photographs; 232 tables; 8 Appendices of data, remains and sites. ==>

Albarella, U., M. Beech, and J. Mulville. 1996. The Saxon, Medieval and Post-Medieval Mammal and Bird Bones excavated 1989-1991 from Castle Mall, Norwich, Norfolk. Ancient Monuments Laboratory Report 72/97. 74 pages text, 41 tables, 50 figures, 47 plates, 2 appendices.

Dreslerova, D. and M. Beech. 1995. A Late Hallstatt settlement in Bohemia – Excavations at Jenstejn, 1984. Institute of Archaeology, Prague. 140 pages. ==>

Dennell, R. and M. Beech. 1990. New Discoveries of Earliest Pakistan. Cresswell Heritage Trust, Whaley Thorns, Nottinghamshire. 19 pages. ==>

REFEREED ARTICLES

Boisserie, J.-R., M. Schuster, M.J. Beech, A. Hill and F. Bibi. 2017. A new species of hippopotamine (Cetartiodactyla, Hippopotamidae) from the late Miocene Baynunah Formation, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. PalaeoVertebrata 41-1-e2. doi: 10.18563/pv.41.1.e2

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 by clicking here ]

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.
[ you may download an Open Source pdf version by clicking here ]

Gilbert, C.C., F. Bibi, A. Hill, and M.J. Beech. 2014. Early guenon from the late Miocene Baynunah Formation, Abu Dhabi, with implications for cercopithecoid biogeography and evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1323888111==>

Beech, M. 2013. In The Land of The Ichthyophagi – Prehistoric Occupation of the Coast and Islands of the Southern Arabian Gulf: A Regional Review. Adumatu 27: 31-48. ==>

Kraatz, B., F. Bibi, A. Hill and M. Beech. 2013. A new fossil thryonomyid from the Late Miocene of the United Arab Emirates and the origin of African cane rats. Naturwissenschaften 100 (5): 437-449. ==>

Blue., L., K. Strutt, P. Sheehan, P. Jackson and M. Beech. 2013. Developing an integrated policy for the maritime and coastal heritage of the UAE: a collaborative approach. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 43: 63-76. ==>

Bibi, F., Kraatz, B., Craig, N., Beech, M., Schuster, M., and Hill, A. 2012. Early evidence for complex social structure in Proboscidea from a late Miocene trackway site in the United Arab Emirates. Biology Letters rsbl.2011.1185v1-rsbl20111185. ==> [also download supplementary material 1234]

Stewart, J.R., Aspinall, S., Beech, M., Fenberg, P., Hellyer, P., Larkin, N., Lokier, S.W., Marx, F.G., Meyer, M., Miller, R., Rainbow, P.S., Taylor, J.D., Whittaker, J.E., Al-Mehsin, K. and Strohmenger, C.J. 2011. Biotically constrained palaeoenvironmental conditions of a mid-Holocene intertidal lagoon on the southern shore of the Arabian Gulf: evidence associated with a whale skeleton at Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Quaternary Science Reviews 30 (25-26): 3675-3690. ==>

Chen, W., M. Al-Husaini, M. Beech, K. Al-Enezi and S. Rajab. 2011. Discriminant analysis as a tool to identify catfish (Ariidae) species of the excavated archaeological otoliths. Environmental Biology of Fishes 90 (3): 287-299. ==>

Beech, M.J. 2010. Mermaids of the Arabian Gulf: Archaeological Evidence for the Exploitation of Dugongs from Prehistory to the Present. Liwa (Journal of the National Center for Documentation and Research) 2 (3): 3-18. ==>

Beech M, M. Mashkour, M. Huels and A. Zazzo. 2009. Prehistoric camels in south-eastern Arabia: the discovery of a new site in Abu Dhabi’s Western Region, United Arab Emirates. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 39: 17-30. ==>

Wahida, G., W. Yasin Al-Tikriti and M. Beech. 2008. Barakah: a Middle Palaeolithic site in Abu Dhabi emirate. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 38: 55-64. ==>

Méry, S., V. Charpentier and M. Beech. 2008. First evidence of shell fish-hook technology in the Gulf. Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy 19 (1): 15-21. ==>

Cuttler, R., M. Beech, H. Kallweit, A. Zander and W.Y. Al-Tikriti. 2007. Pastoral nomadic communities of the Holocene climatic optimum: excavation and research at Kharimat Khor al Manahil and Khor Al Manahil in the Rub al-Khali, Abu Dhabi. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 37: 61-78. ==>

Stewart, J.R. and M. Beech. 2006. The Miocene birds of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) with a discussion of the age of modern species and genera. Historical Biology: A Journal of Paleobiology 18(2): 103-113. ==>

Beech M., R. Cuttler, D. Moscrop, H. Kallweit & J. Martin. 2005. New evidence for the Neolithic settlement of Marawah Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies  35: 37-56. ==>

Beech, M. and E. Glover. 2005. The environment and economy of an Ubaid-related settlement on Dalma island, United Arab Emirates. Paléorient 31/1: 97-107. ==>

Dennell, R.W., R. Coard, M. Beech, M. Anwar and A. Turner. 2005. Locality 642, An Upper Siwalik (Pinjor Stage) Fossil Accumulation in the Pabbi Hills, Pakistan. Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 50(1): 83-92. ==>

Dennell, R.W., A. Turner, R. Coard, M. Beech and M. Anwar. 2005. Two Upper Siwalik (Pinjor Stage) fossil accumulations from localities 73 and 362, in the Pabbi Hills, Pakistan.  Journal of the Palaeontological Society of India 50(2): 101-111. ==>

Kallweit H., M. Beech & W.Y. Al-Tikriti. 2005. Kharimat Khor al-Manahil and Khor Al Manahil — New Neolithic sites in the south-eastern desert of the UAE. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 35: 97-113. ==>

Beech, M., H. Kallweit and P. Hellyer. 2004. New archaeological investigations at Abu Dhabi Airport, United Arab Emirates. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 34: 1-15. ==>

Beech, M. and N. Al Shaiba. 2004. Intertidal Archaeology on Marawah Island: New Evidence for Ancient Boat Mooring Sites. Tribulus (Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group) 14.2: 8-16. ==>

Beech, M. 2003. The diet of Osprey Pandion haliaetus on Marawah island, Abu Dhabi emirate, UAE. Tribulus (Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group) 13.1: 22-25. ==>

Beech, M. 2003. The development of fishing in the United Arab Emirates: a zooarchaeological perspective. In: D.T. Potts, H. Naboodah and P. Hellyer (eds.), Archaeology of the United Arab Emirates: Proceedings of the First International Conference on the Archaeology of the UAE. Trident Press Ltd., London. pp.289-308. ==>

Beech, M.  2002.  Fishing in the ‘Ubaid: a Review of Fish-bone Assemblages from Early Prehistoric Coastal Settlements in the Arabian Gulf. Journal of Oman Studies 12: 25-40. ==>

Hogarth, P. and M. Beech. 2001. A first modern record of the Mangrove Crab Scylla serrata in the U.A.E. and south-eastern Arabian Gulf. Tribulus (Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group) 11.2: 30. ==>

Beech, M. and E. Shepherd.  2001.  Archaeobotanical evidence for early date consumption on Dalma Island, United Arab Emirates. Antiquity 75: 83-9. ==>

Beech, M., J. Elders and E. Shepherd.  2000.  Reconsidering the ‘Ubaid of the Southern Gulf: new results from excavations on Dalma Island, U.A.E. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 30: 41-47. ==>

Beech, M. 1999. Srbec: The Animal Bones. Památky archeologické 90: 57-63. ==>

Blau, S. and M. Beech. 1999. One woman and her dog: An Umm an-Nar example from the United Arab Emirates. Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy 10: 34-42. ==>

Beech, M. 1998. Comments on two vertebrate samples from early Islamic Jazirat al-Hulaylah (5th-9th c. AD) and Islamic Julfar (mid-14th – 16th c. AD), United Arab Emirates. Bulletin of Archaeology, University of Kanazawa 24: 197-203. ==>

Beech, M. 1997. The Economy and Environment of a Roman, late-Roman and early Byzantine town in north-central Bulgaria: The mammalian fauna from Nicopolis-ad-Istrum. In:  M. Kokabi and J. Wahl (eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference for Archaeozoology, ICAZ, Constance, September 1994. Anthropozoologica 25-26 (1997): 619-630. ==>

Beech, M. and A. Pipe. 1997. The Animal Bones. In: D. Kennet, Kush: a Sasanian and Islamic-period archaeological tell in Ras al-Khaimah (U.A.E.). Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy 8: 284-302 (pp.297-298). ==>

Beech, M. 1993. Post-Processual Archaeology: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”: Some comments by an archaeozoologist working in the Czech Republic. Archeologické rozhledy 45.3: 375-380. ==>

Dennell, R.W., L.M. Hurcombe, R. Coard, M. Beech, and S. ul-Haq. 1992. The 1990 field season of the British Archaeological Mission to Pakistan in the Baroth area of the Pabbi Hills, Northern Pakistan. In: South Asian Archaeology, 1991. Monographs in World Archaeology 14: 1-14.

Beech, M. 1986. The Animal Bones. In: R. Holgate, Excavations at Lordington, Stoughton, West Sussex. Sussex Archaeological Collections 124, 244-251 (pp.249-251). ==>

Beech, M. 1986. Agricultural economy and environment – The Animal Bones. In: R. Holgate, Excavations at the Late Prehistoric and Roman-British enclosure complex at Carne’s Seat, Goodwood, West Sussex, 1984. Sussex Archaeological Collections 124, 35-50 (pp.45-47).  ==>

BOOK CHAPTERS

Méry, S., M.J.Blackman, M.J. Beech & K. Lidour. 2016. 5500 av. notre ère: le vase de Marawah MR11 et l’Obeid du Golfe. Chapter 17, Pages 155-174, in: B. Perello and A. Tenu (eds.), Parcours d’Orient: Receuil de textes offert à Christine Kepinski. Archaeopress Publishing Ltd, Oxford. ==>

Alsharekh, A.M., Bailey, G.N., Momber, G., Moran, L.J., Sinclair, A., Williams, M.G.W., Al Shaikh N., Al Ma’Mary, A., Alghamdi, S., Al Zahrani, A., Aqeeli, A., Laurie, E.M. and Beech, M. 2014. Report on the 2008 fieldwork of the joint Saudi-UK Southern Red Sea Project.  pp. 77–158. In: A.M. Alsharekh and G.N. Bailey (eds) Coastal Prehistory in Southwest Arabia and the Farasan Islands 2004–2009 Field Investigations,  Riyadh: Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.  Series of Archaeological Refereed Studies No 15. King Abdullah Project for Cultural Heritage Care. ISBN 978-603-8136-01-0.

Bibi, F., A. Hill, M. Beech and W. Yasin. 2013. Late Miocene Fossils from the Baynunah Formation, United Arab Emirates: Summary of a Decade of Work. Chapter 27, Pages 583-594, in: X. Wang, L.J. Flynn and M. Fortelius (eds.), Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology. Columbia University Press, New York. ==>

Hill, A., F. Bibi, M. Beech and W. Yasin Al Tikriti. 2012. Before Archaeology: Life and Environments in the Miocene of Abu Dhabi. Chapter 2, Pages 21-33, in: D. Potts and P. Hellyer (eds.), Fifty years of Emirates Archaeology. Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development. Motivate Publishing, London. ==>

Beech, M. 2011. Mark Beech is Primary Author/Contributor to the following chapters: ‘Geographic Inheritance’ – Contributor (pp.22-35), & ‘Human Journey’ – Primary Author (pp.80-91). Abu Dhabi Cartography (Primary Author): ‘Historic Sea Levels’ (pp.124-125), ‘Palaeontological, Archaeological and Historical Areas – Site Density’ (pp.176-177), ‘Archaeological Periods – Earliest Humans’ (pp.178-179), ‘Historic Buildings – Architecture of the Past’ (pp.180-181), ‘Late Miocene Fossil Sites – Ancient Fossils’ (pp.182-183). Environmental Atlas of Abu Dhabi. Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi & Motivate Publishing, Dubai. ISBN 978 1 86063 316 4 (English version) – ISBN 978 1 86063 317 1 (Arabic version). [check out the online version of the atlas via www.environmentalatlas.ae]

Beech, M. 2010. Chapter 7: The Animal and Fish Bones. Pages 129-156, in: R. Carter and H. Crawford (eds.), Maritime Interactions in the Arabian Neolithic – The Evidence from H3, As-Sabiyah, an Ubaid-related site in Kuwait. American School of Prehistoric Research Monograph Series, 8. Hardback. Number of pages: xxiv, 384 pp. ISBN-13: 978 90 04 16359 1. ISBN-10: 90 04 16359 X. ==>

Wahida, G., W. Yasin Al-Tikriti, M. Beech and A. Al Meqbali. 2009. A Middle Palaeolithic assemblage from Jabel Barakah, Coastal Abu Dhabi emirate. Pages 117-124 in: M.D. Petraglia and J.I. Rose (eds.), The Evolution of Human Populations in Arabia: Paleoenvironments, Prehistory and Genetics (Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series). Springer: Heidelberg, London, New York. ==>

Beech, M. 2009. Archaeology of the Late Pre-Islamic to Early Islamic Period with a particular focus on recent discoveries on Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Emirate. Pages 99-112 (english version); Pages 105-118 (arabic version). In: New Perspectives on Recording UAE History. Proceedings of the International History Conference, New Perspectives on Recording UAE History, National Center for Documentation and Research 40th Anniversary Conference (23-25 November 2008). National Center for Documentation and Research, Abu Dhabi, UAE. ISBN 978-9948-05-071-1. ==>

Wahida, G., W.Y. al-Tikriti, M. Beech and A. al-Meqbali. 2009. Middle Palaeolithic Assemblage in Abu Dhabi Emirate: The view from Jebel Barakah. Pages 23-36 (english version); Pages 23-37 (arabic version). In: New Perspectives on Recording UAE History. Proceedings of the International History Conference, New Perspectives on Recording UAE History, National Center for Documentation and Research 40th Anniversary Conference (23-25 November 2008). National Center for Documentation and Research, Abu Dhabi, UAE. ISBN 978-9948-05-071-1. ==>

Albarella, U., M. Beech, J. Mulville and J. Huddle. 2009. Chapter 3.III. The Anglo-Saxon Period (5th century to c. 1067-70) – Antler- and Hornworking. Page 175.

 Albarella, U., M. Beech and J. Mulville. 2009. Chapter 4.IV. The Anglo-Saxon Period (5th century to c. 1067-70) – Zoological and Botanical Evidence – Mammal and Bird Bone. Pages 180-185.

Huddle, J., with U. Albarella, M. Beech & J. Mulville. 2009. Chapter 5.III. Norman Conquest (c.1067-70 to 1094/early 12th century) – Bone- and Hornworking. Pages 347-8.
Albarella, U., M. Beech and J. Mulville. 2009. Chapter 5.IV. Norman Conquest (c.1067-70 to 1094/early 12th century) – Zoological and Botanical Evidence – Mammal and Bird Bone. Pages 350-353.

Albarella, U., M. Beech and J. Mulville. 2009. Chapter 6.IV. Norman Castle and City (c.1094 to 12th century) – Zoological, Botanical and Micromorphological Evidence – Mammal and Bird Bone. Page 443.
Albarella, U., M. Beech and J. Mulville. 2009. Chapter 7.IV. Castle and City before c.1345 – Zoological and Botanical Evidence – Mammal and Bird Bone. Pages 526-528.
All of the above chapters, in: E.S. Popescu (ed.), Norwich Castle: Excavations and Historical Survey 1987-98 – Part 1: Anglo-Saxon to c. 1345. East Anglian Archaeology Report No. 132. NAU Archaeology, and Historic Environment – Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service. ==>

Albarella, U., M. Beech, J. Mulville and J. Huddle. 2009. Chapter 8.III. Castle Decline and City Encroachment (c.1345 to mid/late 16th century) – Hornworking. Pages 632-3.
Albarella, U., M. Beech and J. Mulville. 2009. Chapter 8.IV. Castle Decline and City Encroachment (c.1345 to mid/late 16th century) – Zoological and Botanical Evidence – Mammal and Bird Bone. Pages 636-7.
Huddle, J., with U. Albarella, M. Beech & J. Mulville. 2009. Chapter 10.III. Antlerworking. Pages 878-9. Albarella, U., M. Beech & J. Mulville, with J. Huddle. 2009). Chapter 10.III. Hornworking. Pages 879-880.
Huddle, J., U. Albarella, M. Beech & J. Mulville. 2009. Chapter 10.III. Boneworking. Pages 880-882.’
Huddle, J., with anatomical description by U. Albarella, M. Beech & J. Mulville. (2009). Chapter 10.III. Bone sledge runners. Pages 886-888.
Albarella, U., M. Beech and J. Mulville. 2009. Chapter 10.IV. The Second City (late 16th to 18th century) – Zoological and Botanical Evidence – Mammal and Bird Bone. Pages 893-896.
Albarella, U., M. Beech and J. Mulville. 2009. Chapter 13.II. Trade, Industry, Technology and Economy. Mammal and Bird Bone at Castle Mall. Pages 995-1007.
Albarella, U., M. Beech and J. Mulville. 2009. Chapter 13.III. Occupations, Crafts, Industry and Trade. Bone- and Hornworking. Pages 1030-1031.
All of the above chapters, in: E.S. Popescu (ed.), Norwich Castle: Excavations and Historical Survey 1987-98 – Part 2: c.1345 to Modern. East Anglian Archaeology Report No. 132. NAU Archaeology, and Historic Environment – Norfolk Museums and Archaeology Service. ==>

Beech, M., R. Cuttler, D. Moscrop, H. Kallweit and J. Martin. 2008. Excavations at the Neolithic Settlement of MR11 on Marawah Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 2004 Season. Pages 25-53. In: P. Hellyer and M. Ziolkowski (eds.), Emirates Heritage Vol.2 – Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Symposium on Recent Archaeological Discoveries in the Emirates and of the Symposium on the History of the Emirates, Al Ain, 2004. Zayed Center for Heritage and History, Al Ain. ISBN 978-9949-06-078-9. ==>

Bibi, F., A. Hill, M. Beech and W. Yasin. 2008. A river fauna from the Arabian Desert: Late Miocene fossils from the United Arab Emirates. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 28 (Supplement 3): 53A. ==>

Kallweit, H., M. Beech and W.Y. Al-Tikriti. 2008. New Neolithic sites in the Rub al-Khali: survey and excavations at Umm az-Zamul – the 2004 season. Pages 6-24. In: P. Hellyer and M. Ziolkowski (eds.), Emirates Heritage Vol.2 – Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Symposium on Recent Archaeological Discoveries in the Emirates and of the Symposium on the History of the Emirates, Al Ain, 2004. Zayed Center for Heritage and History, Al Ain. ISBN 978-9949-06-078-9. ==>

Beech, M., P. Hogarth and C. Phillips. 2008. Zooarchaeological Evidence for Trade in Marine Resources in South-East Arabia. Pages 329-335. In: E. Olijdam and R.H. Spoor (eds.), Intercultural relations between South and Southwest Arabia. Studies in Commemoration of E.C.L. During Caspers (1934-1996). British Archaeological Reports International Series 1826. Society for Arabian Studies Monographs no.7. Archaeopress, Oxford. ==>

Beech, M. 2008. Appendix 9 – Animal and Fish Bones (on the CD). In: Graeme Barker, David Gilbertson, and David Mattingly (Eds.), Archaeology and Desertification: The Wadi Faynan Landscape Survey, Southern Jordan. 502p, 397 b/w illus, 61 tabs, CD with col illus. Wadi Faynan Series volume 2, Levant Supplementary Series 6, Council for British Research in the Levant in Association with Oxbow Books 2008. ISBN-13: 978-1-84217-286-5. ISBN-10: 1-84217-286-7. ==>

Beech, M. 2008. Animal bones. In: Past and Present: Excavations at Broom, Bedfordshire 1996-2005 by Anwen Cooper and Mark Edmonds. Illustrations by Andrew Hall. Cambridge Archaeological Unit. 281 pages. Hardcover. ISBN-13: 978-0-9544824-4-2. ISBN-10: 0-9544824-4-1.

Beech, M. 2007. The Environmental Archaeology Research Programme at Nicopolis-ad-Istrum: Methodology and Results. Pages 219-250. In: A. Poulter (ed.), The Transition to Late Antiquity, on the Danube and Beyond. Proceedings of the British Academy Oxford University Press, New York. ISBN-10: 0197264026. ISBN-13: 978-0197264027. ==>

Beech, M. 2007. The Late Stone Age of South-Eastern Arabia: New Results from Excavations on Marawah Island and Umm az-Zamul, Abu Dhabi emirate, UAE. In: J. and J. Orchard (Eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium – Archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula Through the Ages 7th-9th May 2006. Monograph No.134. Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. pp.110-141.

Beech, M. 2007. Chapter 10 – The Large Mammal and Reptile Bones. Pages 154-197. In: A. Poulter (ed.), Nicopolis Ad Istrum III: A Roman to Early Byzantine Site: the Finds And Environmental Evidence. Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Oxbow Books. ISBN-10: 1842171828. ISBN-13: 978-1842171820. 280 pages, 114 b/w illus, 54 tabs. Oxbow Books for the Society of Antiquaries 2007. ==>

Beech, M. 2007. Chapter 16 – The Mollusca. Pages 292-296. In: A. Poulter (ed.), Nicopolis Ad Istrum III: A Roman to Early Byzantine Site: the Finds And Environmental Evidence. Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Oxbow Books. ISBN-10: 1842171828. ISBN-13: 978-1842171820. 280 pages, 114 b/w illus, 54 tabs. Oxbow Books for the Society of Antiquaries 2007. ==>

Beech, M. and B. Irving. 2007. Chapter 12 – The Fish Remains. Pages 223-240. In: A. Poulter (ed.), Nicopolis Ad Istrum III: A Roman to Early Byzantine Site: the Finds And Environmental Evidence. Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Oxbow Books. ISBN-10: 1842171828. ISBN-13: 978-1842171820. 280 pages, 114 b/w illus, 54 tabs. Oxbow Books for the Society of Antiquaries 2007. ==>

Boev, Z. and M. Beech. 2007. Chapter 13 – The Bird Bones. Pages 241-252. In: A. Poulter (ed.), Nicopolis Ad Istrum III: A Roman to Early Byzantine Site: the Finds And Environmental Evidence. Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Oxbow Books. ISBN-10: 1842171828. ISBN-13: 978-1842171820. 280 pages, 114 b/w illus, 54 tabs. Oxbow Books for the Society of Antiquaries 2007. ==>

Beech, M. 2006. Chapter 8, The Roman Landscape: Queensholme excavations – “Animal bone” (pp.435-440). In: C. Evans and I. Hodder: Marshland communities and cultural landscapes from the Bronze Age to present day. The Haddenham Project Vol.2. McDonald Institute Monograph. ISBN-10: 1-902937-32-5. ISBN-13: 9871-902937-32-8. ISSN: 1363-1349. ==>

Beech, M. 2006. Chapter 7, The Shrine Complex: Situating Ritual (HAD III) – “Animal remains: evidence of animal sacrifice” (pp.369-396). In: C. Evans and I. Hodder: Marshland communities and cultural landscapes from the Bronze Age to present day. The Haddenham Project Vol.2. McDonald Institute Monograph. ISBN-10: 1-902937-32-5. ISBN-13: 9871-902937-32-8. ISSN: 1363-1349. ==>

Beech, M. 2006. Chapter 2, Barrow Investigations – “Animal bone” (p.36). In: C. Evans and I. Hodder: Marshland communities and cultural landscapes from the Bronze Age to present day. The Haddenham Project Vol.2. McDonald Institute Monograph. ISBN-10: 1-902937-32-5. ISBN-13: 9871-902937-32-8. ISSN: 1363-1349. ==>

Beech, M. 2005. The Faunal and Botanical Remains. Pages 240-251 and 463-479. Part 3 – The Fish Bones & Appendix 5.3 – Fish Bone Data Tables. In: T. Insoll, The Land of Enki in the Islamic Era – Pearls, Palms and Religious Identity in Bahrain. Kegan Paul, London, New York, Bahrain.  ==>

Beech, M. and W. Higgs. 2005. A New Late Miocene Fossil Site In Ruwais, Western Region of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In: P. Hellyer and M. Ziolkowski (eds.), Emirates Heritage Vol. 1 – Proceedings of the 1st Annual Symposium on Recent Palaeontological and Archaeological Discoveries in the Emirates, Al Ain. Zayed Centre for Heritage and History, Al Ain. pp.6-21. ISBN 9948-06-130-6. ==>

Beech, M. and M. Al-Husaini. 2005. Preliminary report on the vertebrate fauna from site H3, Sabiyah: an Arabian Neolithic / ‘Ubaid site in Kuwait. In: H. Buitenhuis, A.M. Choyke, L. Martin, L. Bartosiewicz and M. Mashkour (eds.), Archaeozoology of the Near East VI: Proceedings of the sixth international symposium on the archaeozoology of southwestern Asia and adjacent areas. ARC Publicaties 123. Groningen, Netherlands. pp.124-138. ==>

Beech, M., T.Z. Al-Abdessalaam and J.P. Hoolihan. 2005. Marine Fish. Pages 260-281, in: P. Hellyer and S. Aspinall (eds.), The Emirates – A Natural History. Trident Press, London.  ==>

Beech, M., O. Pozzan and S. Aspinall. 2005. The Cave Fauna of Jebel Hafit. Pages 108-109, in: P. Hellyer and S. Aspinall (eds.), The Emirates – A Natural History. Trident Press, London. ==>

Higgs, W., A. Gardner and M. Beech. 2005. A Fossil Proboscidean Trackway at Mleisa, Western Region of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In: P. Hellyer and M. Ziolkowski (eds.), Emirates Heritage Vol. 1 – Proceedings of the 1st Annual Symposium on Recent Palaeontological and Archaeological Discoveries in the Emirates, Al Ain. Zayed Centre for Heritage and History, Al Ain. pp.21-27. ISBN 9948-06-130-6. ==>

Hogarth, P. and M. Beech. 2005. Crabs. Pages 208-210, in: P. Hellyer and S. Aspinall (eds.), The Emirates – A Natural History. Trident Press, London.  ==>

Anwar, M. and Beech, M. 2004. The excavation of site 362. Chapter 9, in: R.W. Dennell, Early Hominin Landscapes in Northern Pakistan: Investigations in the Pabbi Hills. British Archaeological Reports (International series) S1265. pp.314-327. ISBN 1841713716. ==>

Beech, M.J. 2004. The Fish Fauna of Abu Dhabi Emirate. Pages 153-183, in:  Marine Atlas of Abu Dhabi. Emirates Heritage Club. Milan, Italy: Centro Poligrafico Milano SpA.  ISBN 1-904566-40-5.

Beech, M. and M. Anwar. 2004. The excavation of fossil locality 642. Chapter 9, in: R.W. Dennell, Early Hominin Landscapes in Northern Pakistan: Investigations in the Pabbi Hills. British Archaeological Reports (International series) S1265. pp.328-352. ISBN 1841713716. ==>

Beech, M., O. Pozzan and S. Aspinall. 2004. The Trogolobites of Jebel Hafit. Pages 147-148, in: S. Aspinall and P. Hellyer (eds.), Jebel Hafit, A Natural History. Emirates Natural History Group, Abu Dhabi. ==>

Beech, M. 2003. Archaeobotanical Evidence for Early Date Consumption in the Arabian Gulf. Pages 11-31. In: ECSSR (ed), The Date Palm – From Traditional Resource to Green Wealth. Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Abu Dhabi. Paperback edition ISBN 9948-00-550-3. [read an online version of this paper ==> ]

Beech, M., D. Hull and S. Rowland. 2003. Radiocarbon Dating. Page 51, In: King, G.R.D. (ed.) 2003. Sulphur, Camels and Gunpowder – The Sulphur Mines at Jebel Dhanna, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – An archaeological site of the late Islamic period. Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey (ADIAS) and the Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations (ADCO), Abu Dhabi. ISBN 1-904566-43-X. LCCN 2003 113985. ==>

Beech, M. and Hogarth, P. 2002. An archaeological perspective on the development and exploitation of mangroves in the United Arab Emirates. In: Salim Javid and Amrita G. de Soyza (eds.), Research and Management Options for Mangrove and Salt Marsh Ecosystems – Proceedings of the 2nd International Symposium and Workshop on Arid Zone Environments (22-24 December 2001, Abu Dhabi, UAE). Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA), Abu Dhabi, UAE. pp.196-198. ==>

Zajonz, U., M. Beech and A.C. Gill.  2002.  Fishes of sabkha-related habitats. pages 283-298. In: H-J. Barth and B. Böer (eds.), Sabkha Ecosystems – Volume I: The Arabian Peninsula and Adjacent Countries. Tasks for Vegetation Sciences Vol 36. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht. Hardbound, ISBN 1-4020-0504-0. March 2002, 368 pp. ==>

Hellyer, P. and M. Beech. 2001.  Protected Areas and Cultural Heritage: An Abu Dhabi Case Study. In: Research and Management Options for Protected Areas. Proceedings of the First International Symposium and Workshop on Arid Zone Environments (January 2000). Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency, Abu Dhabi.  pp.195-213. [read an online version of this paper ==> ]

Beech, M. 2000. Preliminary report on the faunal remains from an ‘Ubaid settlement on Dalma island, United Arab Emirates. In: M. Mashkour, A.M. Choyke, H. Buitenhuis and F. Poplin (eds.), Archaeozoology of the Near East IV: Volume B – Proceedings of the fourth international symposium on the archaeozoology of southwestern Asia and adjacent areas. ARC Publicatie 32. Groningen, Netherlands. pp.68-78. ==>

Dobney, K., M. Beech, and D. Jaques. 1999. Hunting the Broad Spectrum Revolution: The Characterisation of Early Neolithic Animal Exploitation at Qermez Dere, Northern Mesopotamia.  In: J.C. Driver (Ed.), Zooarchaeology of the Pleistocene/Holocene Boundary – Proceedings of a Symposium Held at the 8th Congress of the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ), Victoria, British Columbia, Canada – August 1998. British Archaeological Reports (BAR) International Series 800. pp.47-57. ==>

Beech, M. 1998. Animal Bones from Msecké Zehrovice. In: N. Venclova (ed.) Msecké Zehrovice in Bohemia: Archaeological Background to a Celtic Hero 3rd-2nd cent. B.C. Kronos B.Y., Paris. pp.225-258.

Beech, M. 1995. A matter of taste? Some evidence for the butchery of horses, dogs and bears at the La Tène Settlement of Jenisuv Újezd. In: J. Blazek and P. Meduna (eds.), Archeologické výzkumy v severozápadních Cechách v letech 1983-1992. Ústav archeologické památkové péce severozápadních Cech, Most. pp.165-170. ==>

Beech, M. 1995. Whither archaeozoology? In: M. Kuna and N. Venclova (eds.), Whither Archaeology – Papers in honour of Evzen Neustupny. Institute of Archaeology, Prague. pp.97-109. ==>

Beech, M. 1995. The Animal Bones from the Hallstatt settlement of Jenstejn, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic. In: D. Dreslerova and M. Beech.- A Late Hallstatt settlement in Bohemia – Excavations at Jenstejn, 1984. Institute of Archaeology, Prague. pp.99-140.  ==>

Beech, M. 1993. A report on animal bones from the Bell Beaker settlement at Liptice. N.W. Bohemia. Czech Republic. In TUREK J. (ed.). Osídlení z období zvoncovitých poháru v povodí řeky Bíliny v severozápadních Čechách. Unpublished Thesis. Department of Archaeology. Charles University. Prague, pp. 191-198.

Jones, R.T., Sly, J., Beech, M. and Parfitt, S. 1988. The Vertebrate Remains. Pages 66-67. In: E. Martin, Burgh: The Iron Age and Roman Enclosure. East Anglian Archaeology Volume 40. Suffolk County Council. ==>

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Strutt, K., M. Beech, L. Blue and P. Sheehan. 2013. Maritime Surveys on the Island of Ghagha, Al Gharbia, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. International Society for Archaeological Prospection (ISAP) News 35: 17-20. ==>

Beech, M., H. Kallweit, R. Cuttler and W.Y. Al-Tikriti. 2006. Neolithic sites in Umm az-Zamul, SE desert of Abu Dhabi, UAE. Bulletin of the Society for Arabian Studies 11: 17-26. ==>

Hellyer, P. and M. Beech.  2001.  C14 dating of Iron Age hearths on the island of Rufayq, Abu Dhabi. Tribulus (Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group) 11.1: 21-23. ==>

Beech, M. and H. Kallweit.  2001.  A Note on the Archaeological and Environmental remains from Site JH-57, a 5th-4th Millennium BC shell midden in Jazirat al-Hamra, Ra’s al-Khaimah. Tribulus (Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group) 11.1: 17-20. ==>

Beech, M. and  J. Elders. 1999. An ‘Ubaid-related settlement on Dalma Island, Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates. Bulletin of the Society of Arabian Studies 4: 17-21. ==>

Beech, M. 1999. Dalma archaeological site yields Arabia’s oldest date stones. Tribulus (Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group) 9.1: 18. ==>

Beech, M. 1999. A new species of triggerfish recorded for the Arabian Gulf. Tribulus (Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group) 9.1: 18-20. ==>

Beech, M. 1998. Ancient marine resource exploitation in the southern Arabian Gulf:  an archaeozoological perspective (Research in Progress – Archaeology). Tribulus (Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group) 8.2: 31-32. ==>

Beech, M. 1993. Waste disposal in Historic Prague: archaeology, toilets and faeces. Eko Journal 6.2: 20-21. ==>

Beech, M. 1993. The medieval settlement near to St.Peter’s church – environment and economy. Mediaevalia Archaeologica Bohemica: Supplementum 2, Institute of Archaeology, Prague, 215-218. ==>

Beech, M. 1993. From our foreign correspondent: The life of an English Archaeologist in Prague. Young Archaeologist 81: 8. Council for British Archaeology, York. ==>

Beech, M. 1993. Archaeozoology and Archaeobotany: its role in the ALRNB project. Památky archeologické 84.2: 137-142. ==>

Beech, M. 1993. The Animal Bones. In: A.G. Kinsley, Excavations on the Saxo-Norman Town defences at Slaughter House Lane, Newark-on-Trent, Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire 97: 14-63 (pp.52-54). ==>

Beech, M. 1992. Environmental archaeology: The study of Man and Environment. Eko Journal 9.1: 19. ==>

Beech, M. 1992. Animal Bones. Page 284, in: K.D. Politis, Excavations at Deir ‘Ain ‘Abata 1991. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 36: 281-290.

OTHER REPORTS AND REVIEWS

Mazzini, I., F. Bibi, M. Schuster, M. Beech and A. Hill. 2013. The “elephants” and the ostracods: a 7 my old tale from the United Arab Emirates. Il naturists siciliano 37(1): 209-211. ==>

Beech, M. 2012. Review of XTACH 2011 – International Conference on the Use of X-ray (and related) Techniques in Arts and Cultural Heritage. e-conservation magazine 23, pp. 22-30. [read an online version ==> ]

Beech, M. 2008. The Marvels of Millennia. The Arts of Islam – Treasures from the Nasser D. Khalili Collection. The Canvas Supplement, January 2008: 16-18. ==>

Beech, M. 2006. Book review of “Hans-Peter Uerpmann, Margarethe Uerpmann and Sabah Abboud Jasim (eds.), 2006. Funeral Monuments and Human Remains from Jebel al-Buhais. The Archaeology of Jebel Al-Buhais, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Vol.1. Department of Culture & Information, Government of Sharjah, UAE, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters Universität Tübingen, Germany, and Kerns Verlag, Tübingen. 385 pages. Hardback. ISBN: 3-935751-06-0”, in Tribulus (Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group) 16.2: 36-37. ==>

Beech, M. 2006. Book review of “Reef Fishes: UAE and Gulf of Oman” by Richard Field, in Tribulus (Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group) 15.2: 30-31. ==>

Beech, M. 2006. Book review of  “The Early Dilmun Settlement at Saar”, edited by Robert Killick and Jane Moon, London-Bahrain Archaeological Expedition Saar Excavation Report 3. xii+367 pages, 536 colour illustrations, tables. 2005. Ludlow: Archaeology International; 0-9539561-1-3 hardback” in Antiquity 80 (No.307, March 2006): 227-228. ==>

Beech, M. 2004. Book review of “Stone Age Sites and their Natural Environment – The Capital Area of Northern Oman Part III by Hans-Peter Uerpmann and Margarethe Uerpmann, with a contribution by Stefan Scholer, 2003. Beihefte zum Tubinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients – Reihe A (Naturwissenschaften) Nr. 31/3. Dr Ludwig Reichert, Wiesbaden, Germany” in Tribulus (Journal of the Emirates Natural History Group) 14.1: 25-26. ==>

Beech, M., K. Cooper and H. Kallweit. 2003. Archaeology at the Al Ghazal Golf Club. ADIAS, Abu Dhabi. A4 leaflet. ==>

Aspinall,S., I. Al Madany, H. King, N. Pilcher, R. Phillips, M. Dosari, A. Al Farraj, C. Gillespie, H. Schwarze, S. Wood & B. Boer (with assistance from Mark Beech & Peter Hellyer). 2003. Hawar Islands Biosphere Reserve Study, Bahrain – Project Document – Assessment of the Hawar Islands and Al Areen Wildlife Park, Bahrain, as a potential Biosphere Reserve. Prepared for National Commission for Wildlife Protection, Kingdom of Bahrain – February 2003. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – The UNESCO Regional Office in the Arab States of the Gulf. 44 pages. ==>

Pilcher, N.J., R.C. Phillips, S. Aspinall, I. Al-Madany, H. King, P. Hellyer, M. Beech, C. Gillespie, S. Wood, H. Schwarze, M. Al Dosary, I. Al Farraj, A. Khalifa and B. Boer. 2003. Hawar Islands Protected Area (Kingdom of Bahrain) – Management Plan. First Draft, January 2003. National Commmission for Wildlife Protection – UNESCO World Heritage. ==>

Aspinall, S., B. Boer, M. Ziolkowski, P. Hogarth and M. Beech. 2002. Biosphere Reserve Study, Sharjah, UAE. Report submitted to Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA), Government of Sharjah by UNESCO.

Beech, M. and J. Elders. 1998. Oldest houses in UAE discovered. Emirates News, Tuesday, May 12, 1998. p.5. ==>

Beech, M. and M. Kuna. 1993. Archaeological Theory in Europe – The Last Three Decades. Book review (in Czech). Archeologické rozhledy 45.2: 349-350.

Dennell, R. and M. Beech. 1990. New Discoveries of Earliest Pakistan. Cresswell Heritage Trust, Whaley Thorns, Nottinghamshire. ==>

Jones, R.T., J. Sly, M. Beech, and S. Parfitt. 1987. Burgh, Suffolk: The Vertebrate Remains. Ancient Monuments Laboratory Report 14/87.

Beech, M. 1980. Dolbadarn Castle. Young Rescue Newsletter No.31 (Autumn 1980): 10. ==>

Beech, M. 1979. Archaeology Word Search. Young Rescue Newsletter No.25 (Spring 1979): 6.

Beech, M. 1979. Crossword. Young Rescue Newsletter No.26, (Summer 1979): 10. ==>

Beech, M. 1978. The Buildings of Eyam. Young Rescue Newsletter 26 (Summer 1979): 10. ==>

OTHER MEDIA

Beech, M. 2014.  2013 – Peter Hellyer – Abu Dhabi Awards (11 March 2014) – Attended the Abu Dhabi Awards ceremony at the Emirates Palace Hotel. Peter Hellyer, previously Executive Director of the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey (ADIAS), received one of the awards. I briefly feature in the short film clip which introduced Peter prior to him being presented with the Abu Dhabi Award by H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, and Vice Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpJGRFsbp4c

Beech, M. 2012. Abu Dhabi Between Tradition and 21st Century (Full Documentary). National Geographic Abu Dhabi. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa5spbl5ec8

Beech, M. 2010. Interview about Late Miocene elephant fossils from Umm Al-Ishtan. Part of the film, Home of History: Future’s Nation. A Daxar Multimedia release – Anasy Media Production – Tabah Foundation. Director: Mustafa Davis. Film sample available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLlXzk9KY9o

Beech, M. 2008 – present:  Installation of permanent exhibition of Late Miocene elephant fossils, Abu Dhabi 8 Million Years Ago. Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi headquarters building – Marmora A building, 3rd floor. Outside the office of the Director-General of the Environment Agency, Her Excellency Razan Al Mubarak.

Higgs, W. and M. Beech. 2005. Fossils from Western Abu Dhabi – The Animals of 8 Million Years Ago (4 mins, 12 secs). Presentation produced and directed by Will Higgs and Dr Mark Beech, Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey (ADIAS), for the exhibition, Abu Dhabi 8 Million Years Ago. Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi. Part of the DVD, “Abu Dhabi 8 Million Years Ago – Fossils from the Western Region”. Available in Arabic and English. [see an online version ==>].

Beech, M., W. Higgs, A. Hafeez and I. Hafeez. 2005. Abu Dhabi 8 Million Years Ago – Fossils from the Western Region exhibition. This was a permanent exhibition installed in the foyer of the former Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi headquarters building in Khaladiyah (Old Zadco building), from 2005-2008. The exhibition was inaugurated by H.E. Majid Al Mansouri (former Director-General of the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, now Chairman – Department of Municipal Affairs, Abu Dhabi).