Matt is an environmental archaeologist who teaches as part of the Geography team at Bath Spa. His teaching covers areas such as climate change, sustainability, Quaternary palaeoecology, GIS and prehistory.
- Associate Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.
Other external roles
- Joint Editor-in-Chief, Open Quaternary
- STEM Ambassador.
Environmental change, in particular:
- Quaternary science
- Human palaeoecology
- Public engagement with environmental change.
Interested in supervising students in areas relating to molluscs and Quaternary palaeoecology; prehistoric landscapes, archaeology of south west Britain, and public perceptions of environmental change/climate change/ sustainability.
Research and academic outputs
Law, M and Davies, P (2019) 'Land and freshwater molluscs.' In: Lopez Varela, S, ed. The SAS encyclopedia of archaeological sciences. Wiley-Blackwell. (Forthcoming)
Palaeoenvironmental investigations of a Mesolithic–Neolithic sedimentary sequence from Queen’s Sedgemoor, Somerset
Hill, T, Whittaker, J, Brunning, R, Law, M, Bell, M, Bronk Ramsey, C, Dunbar, E, Marshall, P and Reimer, P (2017) 'Palaeoenvironmental investigations of a Mesolithic–Neolithic sedimentary sequence from Queen’s Sedgemoor, Somerset.' In: Williams, M, Hill, T, Boomer, I and Wikinson, I.P, eds. The archaeological and forensic applications of microfossils: a deeper understanding of human history. The Geological Society, Bath. ISBN 9781786203052
Molluscs from dune-machair systems in the Western Isles: archaeological site formation processes and environmental change
Law, M and Thew, N (2017) 'Molluscs from dune-machair systems in the Western Isles: archaeological site formation processes and environmental change.' In: Allen, M.J, ed. Molluscs in archaeology: methods, approaches and applications. Oxbow, Oxford. ISBN 9781785706080
Law, M (2017) 'Numerical approaches to land snail palaeoecology.' In: Allen, M.J, ed. Molluscs in archaeology: methods, approaches and applications. Oxbow, Oxford. ISBN 9781785706080
Law, M (2016) 'Molluscs.' In: Glover, G, Flintoft, P and Moore, R, eds. 'A mersshy country called Holdernesse': excavations on the route of a National Grid pipeline in Holderness, East Yorkshire. Archaeopress Publishing, Oxford, pp. 246-247. ISBN 9781784913137
Law, M (2014) 'Mollusc shells from archaeological building materials.' In: Szabo, K, Dupont, C, Dimitrijevic, V, Gomez Gastelum, L and Serrand, N, eds. Archaeomalacology: shells in the archaeological record. Archaeopress, Oxford, pp. 253-256. ISBN 9781407313085
Law, M (2012) 'Shellfish and coastal exploitation.' In: Parker Pearson, M, ed. From machair to mountains: archaeological survey and excavation in South Uist. Oxbow, Oxford, pp. 247-250. ISBN 9781842174517
Evans, J.G, Law, M and Thew, N (2012) 'Stability and flux in the dune environment.' In: Parker Pearson, M, ed. From machair to mountains: archaeological survey and excavation in South Uist. Oxbow, Oxford, pp. 250-253. ISBN 9781842174517
Recent investigations at two long barrows and reflections on their context in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site and environs
Roberts, D et al. (2018) 'Recent investigations at two long barrows and reflections on their context in the Stonehenge World Heritage Site and environs.' Internet Archaeology, 47. ISSN 1363-5387
Hollinrake, A and Law, M (2018) 'Further Neolithic wooden structures at Walpole Landfill Site, Somerset, UK.' PAST (88). pp. 15-16.
Wright, E and Law, M (2016) 'Introduction: emerging approaches to public archaeology.' Arquelogia Publica: Online Journal in Public Archaeology, SV2. pp. 1-4. ISSN 2171-6315
Law, M, Reynolds, F and Mulville, J (2016) 'Back to the future? Presenting archaeology at the Green Man Festival.' Arquelogia Publica: Online Journal in Public Archaeology, SV2. pp. 57-68. ISSN 2171-6315
Herridge, V, Pilaar Birch, S and Law, M (2015) 'Open Quaternary: a new, open access journal for Quaternary research [editorial].' Open Quaternary, 1. ISSN 2055-298X
Law, M and Thew, N (2015) 'Land snails, sand dunes and archaeology in the Outer Hebrides.' Journal of the North Atlantic, 9 (sp). pp. 125-133. ISSN 1935-1933
Law, M and Morgan, C (2014) 'The archaeology of digital abandonment: online sustainability and archaeological sites.' Present Pasts, 6 (1) (2). pp. 1-9.
Law, M (2013) 'Bryozoans in archaeology.' Internet Archaeology (35). ISSN 1363-5387
Law, M (2016) Palaeoparasitology and histories of environmental justice. In: Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference, 19 - 21 December 2016, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.
Law, M and Thew, N (2016) Land snails and environmental change in the Western Isles and Orkney. In: Islands: Isolation and connectivity - Association for Environmental Archeology (AEA) Spring Conference, 1-2 April 2016, St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland.
Law, M (2018) The historic landscape of the Mendip Hills [book review]. Environmental Archaeology. ISSN 1749-6314
Lodwick, L and Law, M (2017) Camilla Dickson [blog post]. Trowelblazers.