Martin Bates

Dr Martin Bates BSc (Lond.), PhD (Lond.)

Geoarchaeologist/Quaternary Scientist

Tel: +44 (0) 1570 422351
E-mail: m.bates@uwtsd.ac.uk



The trajectory of Dr Bates’ career history to date him develop a profile that places him at the crossroads of a number of disciplines including archaeology, quaternary geology, engineering geology and environmental science. 

It is this multi-disciplinary profile that allows him to provide a unique approach to archaeology that manifests itself through teaching, research and contract work. 

His archaeological training began at the Institute of Archaeology (now part of University College London) in 1981 when he undertook a BSc in Archaeology.  This was followed by study for a PhD at Royal Holloway. 

Practical training involved 2 years working in the late 1980’s at the Museum of London digging in Greater London and within the city.

Broader aspects of geoarchaeological study were first encouraged in contract work undertaken at UCL in the early 1990’s when he was involved with a number of Roman and Mediaeval waterfront projects in London and Dover. 

It was at this time that his teaching career began first at the University of North London (general prehistoric archaeology, environmental archaeology and the archaeology of Ireland) and subsequently teaching in the field and classroom while at the Institute of Archaeology.  Dr Bates came to Lampeter in 1998 initially on a part time basis.

Until summer 2019 there have been 3 threads to his career; teaching, research and contract archaeology. 

Currently Dr Bates is engaged in contract and research fields in field geoarchaeology and and Palaeolithic archaeology.  He has been involved in a number of major discoveries within the UK archaeological world including the Dover Bronze Age Boat, the Clactonian Elephant butchery site in Ebbsfleet, the Harnham terminal Lower Palaeolithic site near Salisbury and he discovered the Happisburgh human footprint sin Norfolk (the oldest presently know in the world outside Africa). 

Presently Dr Bates is actively engaged in the investigation of submerged landscapes in the North Sea and Orkney.  Additionally he is project geoarchaeologist for the Quaternary Archaeology and Environments of Jersey Project (QAEJ)  and is leading a new multi-disciplinary research fieldwork at La Cotte de St.Brelade in Jersey. 

Not currently applicable

My research interests lie within the fields of geoarchaeology and Quaternary Science.  My main research centres around marine and shallow marine environments (including submerged landscapes) of the English Channel and Orkney. 

I am interested in the human occupation of these areas during the last 1 million years and the ways in which we can locate and investigate such records both on-shore and off-shore.  I am also active in the fields of investigating methods for investigating deeply buried archaeologies through geophysical and geotechnical investigation.

My expertise lies in the fields of geoarchaeology, particularly the application of geotechnical and geophysical surveys to archaeological problems.

I work as a consultant geoarchaeologist through the UWLAS grouping in the university.  This continues a tradition of working in the contract archaeological sector begun during my time at UCL London. 

I have worked on a number of major projects in recent years the most significant being the archaeological investigations prior to and during the construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link from London to Folkestone.  My engagement in the project began by designing and implementing a framework for the route corridor in which geotechnical work could be used to predict the location of major archaeological find spots. 

Subsequently I was involved in the testing of the model at a number of sites (Thames River Crossing, Ebbsfleet River Valley) and the excavation of the archaeological sites. 

I was the team leader and principal author on the monograph report of all archaeological works along the Thames Floodplain that has recently been completed.  I am also a co-author on the monograph describing the Prehistoric archaeology and environments in the Ebbsfleet Valley. 

On-going projects include the design and implementation of a major sub-surface modelling project assocaiated with a new crossing of the River Thames between Kent and Essex.

In the past projects have been carried out at Terminal 5, Heathrow, the A2 in Dover, A13 in East London, Hoo Peninsula Gas Pipeline, Kingsnorth Power Station in the Medway,the Liquid Gas Terminal in Milford Haven and the port of Shellhaven in the Thames Estuary.

2019

Bates, M.R., Bates, C.R., Toms, P, Krawiec, K. and Pope, M. 2019 Chapter 2.  Medmerry and the Manhood Peninsula in its Quaternary context.  15-27. In: Stephenson, P. and Krawiec, K. A view from the edge.  Archaeological investigation on the Manhood Peninsula, Selsey for the Medmerry Managed Realignment Scheme.  Monograph 20.  SpoilHeap Publications. Portslade.

Dinnis, R., Bates, M.R., Bello, S.M., Buck, L.T., Davies, J.S., Preece, R.C., Walker, E.A., Boulton, J., Flas, D., Harris, S.-J., Mogg, J. & Schouten, R. 2019. Archaeological collections from Long Hole (Gower, Swansea, UK) and their place in the British Palaeolithic. Cave and Karst Science 46(1), 37–46.

Briant, R.M., Bates, M.R., Boreham, S., Cameron, N.G., Coope, G.R., Field, M.H., Hatch, B.M, Holmes, J.A., Keen, D.H., Kilfeather, A.A, Penkman, K.E.H., Simons, R.M.J., Schwenninger, J-L., Wenban-Smith, F.F., Whitehouse, N.J. and Whittaker, J.E. 2019 Early Ipswichian (last interglacial) sea level rise in the channel region: Stone Point Site of Special Scientific Interest, Hampshire, England.  Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 130, 1-26.

Kavanagh, K.E. and Bates, M.R. 2019 Semantics of the Sea – Stories and Science along the Celtic Seaboard.  Internet Archaeology 53. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.53.8

Bates, C.R.; Bates, M.; Gaffney, C.; Gaffney, V.; Raub, T.D. Geophysical Investigation of the Neolithic Calanais Landscape. Remote Sens. 2019, 11, 2975.

2018

Bates,. M.R. 2018 35 years at the trench-face: a personal deposit modelling narrative.  8-23.  In: Carey, C., Howard, A.J., Knight, D., Corcoran, J. and Heathcote, J. (eds.) Deposit Modelling and Archaeology.  University of Brighton: Brighton.

Bates, M and Corcoran, J. 2018 Geological and Environmental Background. Report submitted to Kent County Council for joint English Heritage and ALGAO project "Research Framework for South-East England" (SERF). https://www.kent.gov.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/93165/South-East-Research-Framework-Resource-Assessment-and-Research-Agenda-for-Geology-and-Environment.pdf

Wickham-Jones, C., Bates, R., Dawson, S., Dawson, A. and Bates, M. 2018 The Changing Landscape of Prehistoric Orkney. In: The Ecology of Early Settlement in Northern Europe - Conditions for Subsistence and Survival (Volume 1). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Sep 2017. ISBN 9781781795156. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=30926. Date accessed: 22 Dec 2016 doi: 10.1558/equinox.30926. 

2017

Bates, M.R. 2017.Appendix: Geoarchaeological Assessment and Analysis Methods.  295-304. In: Dawkes, G. Between the Thames and Medway.  Archaeological excavations on the Hoo Peninsual and its environs.  Spoil Heap Publications 13.  Archaeology South-East: Portslade.

Bates, M.R., Bates, C.R., Briant, R.M., Gibbard, P.L., Glaister, C., Jones, S., Meijer, T., Penkman, K.E.H., Schwenninger, J-L., Walker, M.J.C., Wenban-Smith, F.F. and Whittaker, J.E. 2017 Chapter 2.  The Quaternary evolution of the Lower Medway:  New evidence from beneath the flood plain.  9-63.  In: Dawkes, G. Between the Thames and Medway.  Archaeological excavations on the Hoo Peninsual and its environs.  Spoil Heap Publications 13.  Archaeology South-East: Portslade.

Gaffney, V., Allaby, R., Bates, R., Bates, M., Ch’ng, E., Fitch, S., Garwood, P., Momber, G., Murgatroyd, P., Pallen, M., Ramsey, E., Smith, D. and Smith, O. 2017 Doggerland and the Lost Frontiers Project (2015-2020).  305-319. In: Bailey, G.N., Harff, J. and Sakellariou, D (eds.) Under the Sea: Archaeology and Palaeolandscapes of the Continental Shelf. Coastal Research Library, Vol. 20.

2016

Bates, M.R. and Laforge, M. 2016 Pleistocene coastal sequences in the Norman-Breton Gulf.  Working paper for: Crossing the Threshold. Dynamic transformation in hominin societies during the Late Middle Palaeolithic.  Jersey workshop April 2016.

Bates, M.R. and Pope, M. 2016 Sedimentary sequence. 19-24. In: Anderson-Whymark, H. and Pope, M. (eds.) Late Quaternary (Upper Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and later Prehistoric) human activity in the Darent Valley at Lullingstone Country Park, Eynsford, Kent.  SpoilHeap Occasional Paper 5.  SpoilHeap Publications: Portslade.

Bates, M. and Pope, M. 2016 Methods for reconstructing Ice Age landscapes. 11-51. In: White, M. (ed.) Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain. The contribution of projects funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund 2002-2011. Oxford Archaeology Monograph 26. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Bates, C.R., Bates, M.R., Dawson, S., Huws, D., Whittaker, J.E. and Wickham-Jones, C.R. 2016 The environmental context of the Neolithic monuments on the Brodgar Isthmus, Mainland, Orkney.  Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 7, 394-407.

Bates, C.R. and Bates, M.R. 2016. Palaeogeographic Reconstruction in the Transition Zone: The Role of Geophysical Forward Modelling in Ground Investigation Surveys.  Archaeological Prospection 23, 311-323.

Cole, J. and Bates, M. 2016 Contextualising the early Stone Age site of Isimila, Tanzania – report on fieldwork conducted in September 2015.  Quaternary Newsletter 140, 38-40.

Conneller, C, Bates, M., Bates, R., Schadla-Hall, T., Blinkhorn, E., Cole, J., Pope, M., Scott, B., Shaw, A. and Underhill, D. 2016 Rethinking human responses to sea-level rise: The Mesolithic of the Channel Islands.  Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society.  doi:10.1017/ppr.2016.1

Pope, M. and Bates, M. 2016 Coastal and submerged landscapes. 53-72.  In: White, M. (ed.) Lost Landscapes of Palaeolithic Britain. The contribution of projects funded by the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund 2002-2011. Oxford Archaeology Monograph 26. Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Shaw, A., Bates, M., Coneller, C., Gamble, C., Julien, M-A., McNabb, J., Pope, M and Scott, B 2016 The archaeology of persistent places: the Palaeolithic case of La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey.  Antiquity 90, 1437-1453.

Wickham- Jones, C, Bates, M., Bates, R., Dawson, S. and Kavanagh, E. 2016 People and landscape at the Heart of Neolithic Orkney.  Archaeological Review from Cambridge 31.2, 26-47.

2015

Bates, C.R., Wickham-Jones, C., Bates, M.R. and Dawson, S 2015 Tides of Change. The Geographer, Spring 2015.

Harding, P., Ellis, C. and Grant, M.J. with contributions by Martin R. Bates, John Crowther, Richard I. Macphail and Jean-Luc Schwenninger 2015 Late Upper Palaeolithic Farndon Fields. 12-70. In: Cook, N. and Mudd, A. A46 Nottinghamshire The Archaeology of the Newark to Widmerpool Improvement Scheme, 2009.  Cotswold Wessex Archaeology Monograph.

Hart, D, Allott, L., Bates, M., Jones, S., Marshall, P., Walker, M. and Weisskopf, A. 2015 Early Neolithic trackways in the Thames floodplain at Belmarsh, London Borough of Greenwich.  Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society.  CJO 2015 doi: 10.1017/ppr.2015.1

Pope, M, Scott, B, Mills, J, Bates, M, Bates, R, Blinkhorn, E, Conneller, C, Duffy, S, Julien, M-A, Ravon, A-L and Shaw, A 2015 Discoveries from La Manche: Five Years of Early Prehistoric Research in the Channel Island of Jersey. Archaeology International, No. 18: pp. 113–123, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ai.1813

Stevenson, P., Kavanagh, E. and Bates, M. 2015 Retracing Wales. Llandudno down the rabbit hole.  Planet. The Welsh Internationalist 218, 43-49.

2014

Bates, M.R. 2014. Decoding Quaternary sea levels.  40-41. In: Cullum, A. and Martinius, A.W. (eds.) 52 things you should know about Palaeontology.  Agile Libre: Canada.

Bates, M.R., Champness, C., Haggart, A., Macphail, R.I., Parfitt, S.A. and Schwenninger, J-L. 2014. Early Devensian sediments and palaeovenvironmental evidence from the excavations at the Royal Oak Portal Paddington, West London, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists’  Association 125, 41-55.

Bates, M.R., Wenban-Smith, F.F., Bello, S.M., Bridgland, D.R., Buck, L.T., Collins, M.J., Keen, D.H., Leary, J., Parfitt, S.A., Penkman, K., Rhodes, E, Ryssaert, C. and Whittaker, J.E. 2014 Late persistence of the Acheulian in southern Britain in an MIS 8 interstadial: evidence from Harnham, Wiltshire.  Quaternary Science Reviews 101, 159-186.

Ashton, N., Lewis, S.G., De Groote, I de., Duffy, S, Bates, M., Bates, R., Hoare, P., Lewis, M, Parfitt, S.A., Peglar, S., Williams, C and Stringer, C. 2014 Hominin footprints from Early Pleistocene deposits at Happisburgh, UK. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88329. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088329

Scott, B., Bates, M., Bates, R.,. Conneller, C., Pope, M., Shaw, A. and Smith, G. 2014 A new view from La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey.  Antiquity 88, 13-39.

Wenban-Smith, F.F., Bates, M.R., Briant, R.M. and Marshall, G. 2014 The Medway Valley Palaeolithic Project.  8-10. In: Bridgland, D.R., Allen, P. and White, T.S. (eds.) The Quaternary of the Lower Thames and Eastern Essex. Field Guide.  Quaternary Research Association; London.

2013

Bates, M.R. 2013 Coastal erosion and landscape change. 40-50. In: Needham, S., Parham, D. and Frieman, C.J. Claimed by the Sea. Salcombe, Langdon Bay and other marine finds of the Bronze Age.  CBA Research Report 173. Council for British Archaeology: York.

Bates, M.R., Pope, M., Shaw, A., Scott, B. and Schwenninger, J-L. 2013 Late Neanderthal occupation in North-West Europe: rediscovery, investigation and dating of a last glacial sediment sequence at the site of La Cotte de Saint Brelade, Jersey. Journal of Quaternary Science 28, 647–652

Bates, M.R. and Stafford, E. 2013 Thames Holocene: A geoarchaeological approach to the investigation of the river floodplain for High Speed 1, 1994-2004.  Wessex Archaeology: Salisbury. 280pp.

Wenban-Smith, F., Bates, M., Allen, P., Bates, R. and Hutchinson, J. 2013 Geology, stratigraphy and site phasing. 57-110. In: Wenban-Smith, F. The Ebbsfleet Elephant Excavations at Southfleet Road, Swanscombe in advance of High Speed 1, 2003 –4. Oxford Archaeology Monograph.

Briant, R.M., Bates, M.R., Boreham, S., Coope, G.R., De Schepper, S., Field, M.H., Wenban-Smith, F.F. and Whittaker, J.E. 2013 Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction from a decalcified interglacial sequence in the former Solent rivers system at St Leonard’s Farm, Hampshire, England.  Quaternary Newsletter 130, 23-40.

2012

Bates, M.R., Nayling, N, Bates, C.R., Dawson, S., Huws, D. and Wickham-Jones, C. 2012 A Multi-disciplinary Approach to the Archaeological Investigation of a Bedrock-Dominated Shallow-Marine Landscape: an example from the Bay of Firth, Orkney, UK.  International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 42, 24-43.

Briant, R.M., Bates, M.R., Marshall, G.D., Schwenninger, J-L. and Wenban-Smith, F.F. 2012 Terrace reconstruction and long profile projection: a case study from the Solent river system near Southampton, England.  Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 123, 438 – 449.

Stafford, E. with Goodburn, D. and Bates, M. 2012 Landscape and prehistory of the East London wetlands.  Investigations along the A13 DBFO Roadscheme. Tower Hamlets, Newham and Barking and Dagenham, 2000-2003.  Oxford Archaeology Monograph 17.  Oxford.

Pope, M., Bates, M.,  Cole, J., Conneller, C., Ruebens, K., Scott, B., Shaw, A., Smith, G., Underhill, D. and Wragg Sykes, R. 2012. Quaternary Environments and Archaeology of Jersey: A New Multidisciplinary project looking at the early prehistoric occupation of the English Channel. In: Ruebens, K.; Romanowska, I. And Bynoe, R. (eds.) 2012. Unravelling the Palaeolithic: 10 years of research at the Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins (CAHO, University of Southampton). (University of Southampton Series in Archaeology 8; and BAR International Series 2400), 27-38.

2011

Bates, M.R. 2011 Edward Heron-Allen and the Quaternary Geology of the Manhood Peninsula: A view from the 21st CenturyOpusculum XVI, 18 – 38. Heron-Allen Society

Bates, M.R. 2011 Molluscan analysis.  22 – 26. In: Lewis, J.S.C. Three Ways Wharf, Uxbridge.  A Lateglacial and Early Holocene hunter-gatherer site in the Colne valley.  Museum of London Archaeology Monograph 51.  London.

Bates, M.R., Corke, B., Parfitt, K. and Whittaker, J.E. 2011 A geoarchaeological approach to the evolution of the town and port of Dover: Prehistoric to Saxon periods.  Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 122, 157 – 176.

Bates, M.R. and Wenban-Smith, F.F. 2011 Palaeolithic Geoarchaeology: palaeolandscape modeling and scales of investigation.  Landscapes 2011 (1), 69-96.

Bates, M.R. and Wiltshire, P.E.J. 2011 Black humic clay (SU50).  37 – 39.  In: Lewis, J.S.C. Three Ways Wharf, Uxbridge.  A Lateglacial and Early Holocene hunter-gatherer site in the Colne valley.  Museum of London Archaeology Monograph 51.  London.

Bates, M.R. and Stafford, E. 2011 Northfleet sediments and soils.  61 – 67.  In: Barnett, C., McKinley, J.I., Stafford, E., Grimm, J.M. and Stevens, C.J. Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley.  High Speed 1 Excavations at Springhead and Northfleet, Kent.  The Late Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Medieval landscape.  Oxford Wessex Archaeology Monograph.

Simmonds, A., Wenban-Smith, F.F., Bates, M.R., Powell, K., Sykes, D., Devaney, R., Stansbie, D. And Score, D. 2011 Excavations in North-West Kent 2005-2007. One hundered thousand years of human activity in and around the Darent Valley.  Oxford Archaeology  Monograph 11.  Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

Wenban-Smith, F.F. and Bates, M.R. 2011 Palaeolithic and Pleistocene investigations.  17 – 59.  In: Simmonds, A., Wenban-Smith, F.F., Bates, M.R., Powell, K., Sykes, D., Devaney, R., Stansbie, D. And Score, D. 2011 Excavations in North-West Kent 2005-2007. One hundered thousand years of human activity in and around the Darent Valley.  Oxford Archaeology  Monograph 11.  Oxford Archaeology: Oxford.

2010

Bates, M.R., Briant, R.M., Rhodes, E.J.,  Schwenninger, J.L. and Whittaker, J.E. 2010 A new chronological framework for Middle and Upper Pleistocene landscape evolution in the Sussex/Hampshire Coastal Corridor.  Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 121, 369 – 392.

Wenban-Smith F. F., Bates M. R., Schwenninger J.-L. 2010. Early Devensian (MIS 5d–5b)

          occupation at Dartford, southeast England. J. Quaternary Sci., Vol. 25 pp. 1193-1199.

2009

Bates, M.R. and Briant, R.M. 2009 Quaternary sediments of the Sussex/Hampshire Coastal Corridor.  21 – 41. In: Briant, R.M., Bates, M.R., Hosfield, R.T. and Wenban-Smith, F.F. (eds.) The Quaternary of the Solent Basin and West Sussex Raised Beaches.  Field Guide.  Quaternary Research Association: London.

Bates, M.R., Bates, C.R., Bates, S., Jones, S., Schwenninger, J-L., Walker, M.J.C.  and Whittaker, J.E. 2009 Cold stage deposits of the West Sussex Coastal Plain: the evidence from Warblington, Hampshire.  60 – 72.  In: Briant, R.M., Bates, M.R., Hosfield, R.T. and Wenban-Smith, F.F. (eds.) The Quaternary of the Solent Basin and West Sussex Raised Beaches.  Field Guide.  Quaternary Research Association: London.

Bates, M.R., Bates, C.R., Gibbard, P.L., Keen, D.H., Parfitt, S.A., Peglar, S.M., Schwenninger, J-L., Wenban-Smith, F.F. and Whittaker, J.E. 2009 West Street, Selsey.  In: Briant, R.M., Bates, M.R., Hosfield, R.T. and Wenban-Smith, F.F. (eds.) The Quaternary of the Solent Basin and West Sussex Raised Beaches.  Field Guide.  Quaternary Research Association: London.

Briant, R.M., Bates, M.R., Boreham, S., Cameron, N.G., Coope, G.R., Field, M.H., Keen, D.H., Simons, R.M.J., Schwenninger, J-L., Wenban-Smith, F.F. and Whittaker, J.E. 2009 Gravels and interglacial sediments at Stone Point Site of Special Scientific Interest, Lepe Country Park, Hampshire.  171 – 188.In: Briant, R.M., Bates, M.R., Hosfield, R.T. and Wenban-Smith, F.F. (eds.) The Quaternary of the Solent Basin and West Sussex Raised Beaches.  Field Guide.  Quaternary Research Association: London.

Wenban-Smith, F.F., Bates, M.R., Bridgland, D.R., Marshall, G.D. and Schwenninger, J-L. 123 – 137. In: Briant, R.M., Bates, M.R., Hosfield, R.T. and Wenban-Smith, F.F. (eds.) The Quaternary of the Solent Basin and West Sussex Raised Beaches.  Field Guide.  Quaternary Research Association: London.

2008

Bates, M.R., Barham, A.J., Jones, S., Parfitt, K., Parfitt, S., Pedley, M., Preece, R.C., Walker, M.J.C. and Whittaker, J.E. 2008 Holocene sequences and archaeology from the Crabble Paper Mill site, Dover, UK and their regional significance.  Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 119, 299-327.

2007

Bates, M.R., Bates, C.R. and Whittaker, J.E. 2007 Mixed method approaches to the investigation and mapping of buried Quaternary deposits:  examples from Southern England.  Archaeological Prospection 14, 104-129.

Bates, M.R., Bates, C.R. and Briant, R.M. 2007 Bridging the gap: a terrestrial view of shallow marine sequences and the importance of the transition zone. Journal of Archaeological Science 34, 1537-1551.

2006

Bates, M.R. and Wenban-Smith, F. 2006 Pleistocene history and Palaeolithic archaeology of the river Avon in the light of new evidence from Twyford House, Shirehampton.  154 – 172.  in Hunt, C.O. and Haslett, S.K. (eds.) Quaternary of Somerset.  Field Guide.  Quaternary Research Association: London.

Briant, R.M., Bates, M.R., Schwenninger, J-L. and Wenban-Smith, F. 2006 An optically stimulated luminescence dated Middle to Late Pleistocene fluvial sequence from the western Solent Basin, southern England.  Journal of Quaternary Science 21, 507 – 523.

Wenban-Smith, F.F., Allen, P., Bates, M.R., Parfitt, S.A., Preece, R.C., Stewart, J.R., Turner, C. and Whittaker, J.E. 2006 The Clactonian elephant butchery site at Southfleet Road, Ebbsfleet, UK.  Journal of Quaternary Science 21, 471 – 483.

Lewis, J., Brown, F., Batt, A., Cooke, N., Barrett, J., Every, R., Mepham, L., Brown, K., Cramp, K., Lawson, A.J., Roe, F., Allen, S., Petts, D., McKInley, J.I., Carruthers, W.J., Challinor, D., Wiltshire, P., Robinson, M., Lerwis, H.A. and Bates, M.R. 2006 Landscape evolution in the Middle Thames Valley.  Heathrow Terminal 5 Excavations Volume 1, Perry Oaks.  Framework Archaeology Monograph 1.  Framework Archaeology: Oxford and Salisbury.

2004

Bates, M.R. and Whittaker, K. 2004 Landscape evolution in the Lower Thames Valley: implications of the archaeology of the earlier Holocene period.  50 – 70.  In: Cotton, J. and Field, D. (eds.) Towards a New Stone Age: aspects of the Neolithic in south-east England.  CBA Research Report RR 137.  Council for British Archaeology: York.

Bridgland, D.R., Maddy, D and Bates, M. 2004 River terrace sequences: templates for Quaternary geochronology and marine-terrestrial correlation.  Journal of Quaternary Science 19, 203 – 218.

Whittaker, K., Beasley, M., Bates, M. and Wenban-Smith, F. 2004 The lost Valley.  British Archaeology 74, 22 – 27.

2003

Bates, M.R. 2003 Visualising the sub-surface: problems and procedures for areas of deeply stratified sediments.  277 – 289.  In: Howard, A.J., Macklin, M.G. and Passmore, D.G. (eds.) Alluvial Archaeology in Europe.   Balkema Publishers: Lisse.

Bates, M.R., Keen, D.H. and Lautridou, J.P. 2003 Pleistocene marine and periglacial deposit of the English Channel. Journal of Quaternary Science 18, 319 – 337.

Wenban-Smith, F.F., White, M.J., Allen, P., Bridgland, D.R. and Bates, M.R. 2003 Refitting Palaeolithic artefacts from Wansunt Pit.  Lithics 24, 3 – 12.

2002

Bates, M.R., Keen, D.H., Whittaker, J.E., Merry, J.S. and Wenban-Smith, F.F. 2002 Middle Pleistocene molluscan and ostracod faunas from Allhallows, Kent, UK.  Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 113, 223 – 236.

2001

Bates, M.R. 2001 The Meeting of the Waters: raised beaches and river gravels of the Sussex Coastal Plain/Hampshire Basin.  27 – 45.  In: Wenban-Smith, F.F. and Hosfield, R. (eds.) Palaeolithic archaeology of the Solent River.  Lithic Studies Society Occasional Paper 7.  Lithic Studies Society: London.

2000

Bates, M.R. 2000 Problems and procedures in the creation of an integrated stratigraphic database for the lower Thames region: a geoarchaeological contribution.  In: Long, A. and Sidell, J. Fieldtrip guide book.  IGCP Project 437: Coastal environmental change during sea-level highstands.  Lower Thames.

Bates, M.R., Bates, C.R., Gibbard, P.L., Macphail, R.I., Owen, F., Parfitt, S.A., Preece, R.C., Roberts, M.B., Robinson, J.E., Whittaker, J.E. and Wilkinson, K.N. 2000 Late Middle Pleistocene deposits at Norton Farm on the West Sussex coastal plain, southern England.  Journal of Quaternary Science, 15, 61 - 89.

Bates, M.R. and Bates, C.R. 2000 Multi-disciplinary approaches to the geoarchaeological evaluation of deeply stratified sedimentary sequences: examples from Pleistocene and Holocene deposits in southern England, United Kingdom.  Journal of Archaeological Science, 27, 845 - 858.

Bates, M.R., Barham, A.J., Pine, C.A. and Williamson, V.D. 2000 The Use of Borehole Stratigraphic Logs in Archaeological Evaluation Strategies for Deeply Stratified Alluvial Areas.  Chapter 7: pages 49 - 69.  In: Roskams, S. (ed.) Interpreting Stratigraphy: site evaluation, recording procedures and stratigraphic analysis.  BAR International Series 910. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Publications prior to 2000

1999

Preece, R.C. and Bates, M.R. 1999 Mollusca.  Chapter 3.3. In: Roberts, M.B. and Parfitt, S.A.  The Middle Pleistocene hominid site at ARC Eartham Quarry, Boxgrove, West Sussex, UK.  English Heritage Archaeological Report No. 17.  English Heritage: London.  170-174.

1998

Bates, M.R. 1998a Pleistocene sequences at Norton Farm, Chichester, West Sussex.  168 – 176.  In: Murton, J.B., Whiteman, C.A., Bates, M.R., Bridgland, D.R., Long, A.J., Roberts, M.B. & Waller, M.P. (eds.) The Quaternary of Kent and Sussex.  Field Guide.  Quaternary Research Association: London.

Bates, M.R. 1998b Pleistocene deposits at Portfield Pit, Westhampnett East, Chichester.  178 – 186. In: Murton, J.B., Whiteman, C.A., Bates, M.R., Bridgland, D.R., Long, A.J., Roberts, M.B. & Waller, M.P. (eds.) The Quaternary of Kent and Sussex.  Field Guide.  Quaternary Research Association: London.

Bates, M.R. 1998 Locating and evaluating archaeology below the alluvium: the role of sub-surface stratigraphical modelling.  Lithics, 19, 4 – 18.

Bates, M.R., Lambrick, G., Welsh, K. and White, M. 1998 Evaluation of Palaeolithic deposits at Purfleet, Essex. Lithics 19, 72 - 86.

Bates, M.R., Parfitt, S.A. & Roberts, M.B. 1998 Palaeolithic archaeology and Quaternary stratigraphy of the West Sussex Coastal Plain.  165 – 167. In: Murton, J.B., Whiteman, C.A., Bates, M.R., Bridgland, D.R., Long, A.J., Roberts, M.B. & Waller, M.P. (eds.) The Quaternary of Kent and Sussex.  Field Guide.  Quaternary Research Association: London.

Bates, M.R., Parfitt, S.A. & Roberts, M.B. 1998 Later Middle and Upper Pleistocene marine sediments of the West Sussex Coastal Plain: A brief review.  151 – 165. In: Murton, J.B., Whiteman, C.A., Bates, M.R., Bridgland, D.R., Long, A.J., Roberts, M.B. & Waller, M.P. (eds.) The Quaternary of Kent and Sussex.  Field Guide.  Quaternary Research Association: London.

Bates, M.R. & Whittaker, J.E. 1998 Upper coastal plain sediments at Norton Farm.  P177. In: Murton, J.B., Whiteman, C.A., Bates, M.R., Bridgland, D.R., Long, A.J., Roberts, M.B. & Waller, M.P. (eds.) The Quaternary of Kent and Sussex.  Field Guide.  Quaternary Research Association: London.

1997

Bates, M.R., Parfitt, S.A. and Roberts, M.B. 1997 The chronology, palaeogeography and archaeological significance of the marine Quaternary record of the West Sussex Coastal Plain, Southern England, U.K. Quaternary Science Reviews 16, 1227 – 1252.

Milne, G., Bates, M.R. and Webber, M.D. 1997 Problems, potential and partial solutions: an archaeological study of the tidal Thames, England.  World Archaeology1997, 29, 130 - 146.

1996

Bates, M.R. 1996 Amino acid geochronology of Quaternary non-marine deposits in North Western France.  139 – 143.  In: Tuffreau, A. (ed.) L’Acheuléen dans l’Ouest de l’Europe.  Actes du colloque de Saint-Riquier.  Publications du CERP 4: Lille.

Bates, M.R. 1996 A place in time for Boxgrove Man? Teaching Earth Science 21, (2), 48-50.

Bates, M.E. 1996 Amino acid geochronology of Quaternary non-marine deposits in North Western France.  139 – 143.  In: Tuffreau, A. (ed.) L’Acheuléen dans l’Ouest de l’Europe.  Actes du colloque de Saint-Riquier.  Publications du CERP 4: Lille.

1995

Bates, M.R. and Barham, A.J. 1995 Holocene alluvial stratigraphic architecture and archaeology in the Lower Thames area. In:  Bridgland, D.R., Allen, P. and Haggart, B.A. (eds.),  The Quaternary of the Lower Reaches of the Thames, 85-98.  Cambridge. QRA.

Barham, A.J., Bates, M.R., Pine, C.A., and Williamson, V.D. 1995 Holocene development of the Lower Medway Valley and Prehistoric occupation of the floodplain area.  In:  Bridgland, D.R., Allen, P. and Haggart, B.A. (eds.),  The Quaternary of the Lower Reaches of the Thames, 339-350.  Cambridge. QRA

1994

Barham, A.J. and Bates, M.R. 1994  The sedimentology.  Pp 133-143 In: Wilkinson, D.R.P. Excavations on the White Cliffs Experience Site, Dover 1988-91.  Archaeologia Cantiana CXIV, 51-148.  

1993

Bates, M.R. 1993 Quaternary aminostratigraphy in North Western France. Quaternary Science Reviews 12.

Bates, M.R. 1993 Recent work by the Geoarchaeological Service Facility (UCL) in Dover with particular reference to the discovery of the Bronze Age boat. Canterbury's Archaeology 1992-1993, 18-21.

Bates, M.R. 1993 Preliminary amino acid epimerization age estimate from the Maastricht-Belvedere and Fransche Kamp sites in the Netherlands. Mededelingen Rijks Geologishe Dienst 47, 47-50.

Bates, M.R. and Barham, A.J. 1993 Recent observations of tufa in the Dour Valley, Kent. Quaternary Newsletter 71, 11-25.

Parfitt, K. and Bates, M.R. 1993 The discovery of the Bronze Age Boat. Rescue News 59, 3.

1991

Bates, M.R. 1991 Palaeoenvironmental investigations in Dover. Canterbury's Archaeology 1990-1991, 29-30.

1986

Bates, M.R. 1986 Discussion (of geology and geomorphology) In: Roberts, M.B. Excavation of the Lower Palaeolithic site at Amey's Eartham Pit, Boxgrove, West Sussex: a preliminary report. Proceeding of the Prehistoric Society 52, 222-224.

Bates, M.R. 1986 Molluscan analysis. In: Roberts, M.B. Excavation of the Lower Palaeolithic site at Amey's Eartham Pit, Boxgrove, West Sussex: a preliminary report. Proceeding of the Prehistoric Society 52, 231-232.

Bates, M.R. and Roberts, M.B. 1986 Geology and geomorphology. In: Roberts, M.B. Excavation of the Lower Palaeolithic site at Amey's Eartham Pit, Boxgrove, West Sussex: a preliminary report. Proceeding of the Prehistoric Society 52, 216-222.