Institute of Archaeology

Dr Matthew Pope

Dr Matthew Pope

Principal Research Fellow

Institute of Archaeology ASE

Institute of Archaeology

Joined UCL
1st Apr 1997

Research summary

Matthew Pope is Principal Research fellow in Palaeolithic archaeology at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, Matthew is currently leading on excavations at the Neanderthal site of La Cotte de St Brelade, Jersey, as well as further high profile Palaeolithic excavations in Southern Britain and the Channel Islands. In addition he is undertaking analysis and interpretation of stone tool assemblages from the Middle Pleistocene site of Boxgrove and developing methodological approaches to Palaeolithic fieldwork. 

His research interests include:

Landscape use and adaptation in the Lower and Middle Palaeolithic

Site formation processes and behavioural complexity in open air Palaeolithic sites.

The evolutionary origin of 'home-base' locales as an expression of human niche-construction

The early human occupation record of the La Manche region

The deep prehistory of the Anthropocene

Island Archaeology: Including the prehistoric record of vulnerable coastal and intertidal landscapes

Early human weaponry

Fieldwork strategies in Palaeolithic survey and excavation

Teaching summary

The Archaeology of Early Human Origins

The Archaeology of Human Evolution

Palaeolithic Archaeology in Britain and Northern Europe

Archaeotech: The Experimental Archaeology Course



Cardiff University
First Degree, Bachelor of Science |
University of Southampton
Doctorate, Doctorat | 2003