Mark Maltby

Mark Maltby

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Biography

I have a background in prehistoric and Roman archaeology and have carried out extensive research in the field of zooarchaeology. Recent and current projects include: butchery practices in Iron Age and Roman Britain; animal exploitation in Novgorod and other medieval sites in NW Russia; the food supply in Roman towns; the deposition of animal skeletons on Iron Age and Romano-British sites; the identification of worked animal bones found in early Bronze Age burial contexts; the use of salt in prehistoric and historic societies. I have also carried out consultancy projects for English Heritage, The National Museum of Wales; CADW, and for a wide range of archaeological excavation units.

Research

I am actively involved in research in the following areas: a) The zooarchaeology of medieval Russia. I am completing research (funded by INTAS) on the history of animal exploitation in NW Russia, focusing on the evidence from the town of Novgorod and its territories. Currently completing a monograph on this research (Oxbow) and supplying a chapter on animal exploitation in medieval Russia for the Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology.

b) The zooarchaeology of medieval sites associated with the Teutonic Knights and other medieval settlements in Poland and Latvia. This forms part of the research for the EU-funded Ecology of Crusading Project (University of Reading).

c) Zooarchaeology of Iron Age and Roman Britain. Currently finalizing chapter on zoorchaeology for the Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain. Presenting conference paper on zooarchaeology (Reading - November 2013) and writing a chapter for Britannia monograph on the conference proceedings on the impact of PPG16 planning guidelines on the archaeology of Roman towns. Preparing keynote address on the history of the zooarchaeology of Roman Britain for the Roman Archaeology Conference in Reading in April 2014. Also currently carrying out zooarchaeological research on a number of Iron Age, Roman and Saxon sites in Bedfordshire. Also researching into the history of specialist butchery in Roman Britain. Currently examining evidence from early Roman military sites including material from the legionary fortress in Exeter.

d) The history of human and chicken interactions in Europe...

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Journal Articles

  • Maltby, M. and Hamilton-Dyer, S., 2012. Big fish and great auks: exploitation of birds and fish on the Isle of Portland, Dorset, during the Romano-British period. Environmental Archaeology, 17 (2), 168-176.
  • Pluskowski, A., Seetah, K. and Maltby, M., 2010. Potential archaeological evidence for riding and military use of horses at Malbork Castle, Poland. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 20, 335-343.
  • Maltby, M., Pluskowski, A. and Seetah, K., 2009. Animal bones from an industrial quarter at Malbork, Poland: towards an ecology of a castle built in Prussia by the Teutonic Order. Crusades, 8, 191-212.
  • Maltby, M., 2009. Book Review: Farmers, monks and aristocrats: the environmental archaeology of Anglo-Saxon Flixborough (excavations at Flixborough volume 3), K. Dobney, D. Jaques, J. Barrett & C. Johnstone. Oxbow books, Oxford, UK 2007; ISBN: 978 1 842172902. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 19, 445-446.
  • Brisbane, M., Hambleton, E., Maltby, M. and Nosov, E., 2007. A Monkey’s Tale: The Skull of a Macaque Found at Ryurik Gorodishche During Excavations in 2003. Medieval Archaeology, 51, 185-190.
  • Maltby, M., 2006. "Animal bones" in A. Mudd and T. Upson-Smith, Middle Iron Age and Late Iron Age/Early Roman enclosures at the former sports ground, Alma Road, Peterborough. Northamptonshire Archaeology, 34, 26-27.
  • Maltby, M., 2006. "The animal bones" in M. Edgeworth, Changes in the landscape: archaeological investigation of an Iron Age enclosure on the Stoke Hammond Bypass. Records of Buckinghamshire, 46, 141-143.
  • Maltby, M., 2006. Animal bone.In M. Edgeworth, Changes in the landscape: archaeological investigation of an Iron Age enclosure on the Stoke Hammond bypass. Records of Buckinghamshire, 46, 141-143.
  • Woodward, A., Hunter, J., Ixer, R.A., Maltby, M., Potts, P.J., Webb, P.C., Watson, J.S. and Jones, M.C., 2005. Ritual in Some Early Bronze Age Gravegoods. Archaeological Journal, 162, 31-64.
  • Maltby, M., 2004. Environmental archaeology: Meaning and purpose. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOARCHAEOLOGY, 14 (2), 148-150.
  • Maltby, M., 2004. "Animal Bones" In M. Rawlings, M.J. Allen and F. Healy, Investigation of the Whitesheet Down Environs 1989-90: Neolithic Causewayed Enclosure and Iron Age Settlement. Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine, 97, 167-171.
  • Maltby, M., 2004. Book Review: Environmental Archaeology: Meaning and Purpose. Umberto Albarella (ed.). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 2001. ISBN 0792367634. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 14, 148-150.
  • Maltby, M., 2003. "The animal bone". In A. Thomas and D. Enright, Excavation of an Iron Age settlement at Wilby Way, Great Doddington. Northamptonshire Archaeology, 31, 48-56.
  • Brisbane, M. and Maltby, M., 2002. Love letters to bare bones: a comparison of two types of evidence for the use of animals in Medieval Novgorod. Archaeological Review from Cambridge, 18, 100-119.
  • Maltby, M., 2001. Animal Bone In A. Barber and N. Holbrook, A Romano-British Settlement to the rear of Denchworth Road, Wantage, Oxfordshire: Evaluation and Excavation in 1996 and 1998. Oxoniensia, 66, 320-325.
  • Maltby, M., 2001. Animal Bones in Ellis, C. and Rawlings, Excavations at Balksbury Camp, Andover 1995-97. Proceedings of Hampshire Field Club and Archaeological Society, 56, 76-80.
  • Maltby, M., 1997. Domestic fowl on Romano-British sites: Inter-site comparisons of abundance. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOARCHAEOLOGY, 7 (4), 402-414.

Books

  • Maltby, M., 2010. Feeding a Roman Town: Environmental Evidence from Excavations in Winchester, 1972-1985.. Winchester, England: Winchester Museum Service.
  • Integrating Social and Environmental Archaeologies: Reconsidering Deposition.. Oxford: Archaeopress.
  • Maltby, M., 2006. Integrating Zooarchaeology: Proceedings of the 9th ICAZ Conference. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Chapters

  • Maltby, M., 2014. The animal bones. In: Wilson, D., Bagnall, A. and Taylor, B., eds. Report on the Excavation of a Romano-British Site in Wortley, South Gloucestershire. Oxford: Archaeopress, 164-179.
  • Maltby, M., 2013. The exploitation of animals in towns in the Medieval Baltic trading network: a case study from Novgorod. In: Makarov, N., Mastykova, A. and Khokhlov, A., eds. Archaeology of the Baltic Region. Saint Petersburg: Nestor-Historia, 229-244.
  • Allen, M. and Maltby, M., 2012. Chalcolithic land-use, animals and economy - a chronological changing point? In: Allen, M., Gardiner, J. and Sheridan, A., eds. Is There a British Chalcolithic? People, Place and Polity in the late 3rd Millennium. Oxford: Oxbow, 281-297.
  • Maltby, M., 2012. Sheep foundation burials in Roman Winchester. In: Pluskowski, A., ed. The Ritual Killing and Burial of Animals: European Perspectives. Oxford: Oxbow, 152-163.
  • Maltby, M., 2012. Animal bones from prehistoric ritual activity and Saxon settlement at Meadway (edited by N. Shepherd, A. Walsh and J.Wells). In: Ingham, D. and Shotliff, D., eds. HArrold: 5,000 Years of Life and Death in a North Bedfordshire Village. Bedford: Albion Archaeology, 64-69.
  • Maltby, M., 2012. From Alces to Zander:: A summary of the zooarchaeological evidence from Novgorod, Gorodishche and Minino. In: Brisbane, M., Makarov, N. and Nosov, E., eds. The Archaeology of Medieval Novgorod in Context: Studies in Centre/Periphery Relations. Oxford, England: Oxbow, 351-380.
  • Maltby, M., 2011. Animal bone. In: Luke, M. and Preece, T., eds. Farm and Forge: Late Iron Age/Romano-British Farmsteads at Marsh Leys, Kempston, Bedfordshire. Bedford: Albion Archaeology, 123-128.
  • Maltby, M., 2010. Zooarchaeology and the interpretation of depositions in shafts. In: Morris, J. and Maltby, M., eds. Integrating Social and Environmental Archaeologies: Reconsidering Deposition (British Archaeological Reports International Series). British Archaeological Reports (9 Mar 2010).
  • Madgwick, R., 2010. Bone modification and the conceptual relationship between humans and animals in Iron Age Wessex. In: Morris, J.T. and Maltby, M., eds. Integrating social and environmental archaeologies: Reconsidering deposition. Oxford: Archaeopress, 66-82.
  • Morris, J. and Maltby, M., 2010. Introduction: Integrating Social and Environmental Archaeologies. In: Morris, J. and Maltby, M., eds. Integrating Social and Environmental Archaeologies: Reconsidering Deposition. Oxford, England: Archaeopress, 1-4.
  • Morris, J. and Maltby, M., 2010. Introduction: Integrating Social and Environmental Archaeologies. In: Morris, J. and Maltby, M., eds. Integrating Social and Environmental Archaeologies: Reconsidering Deposition. Oxford, England: Archaeopress, 1-4.
  • Maltby, M., 2010. Pits and wells. In: Morris, J. and Maltby, M., eds. Integrating Social and Environmental Archaeologies: Reconsidering Deposition. Oxford: Archaeopress, 24-32.
  • Maltby, M., 2010. Pits and wells. In: Morris, J. and Maltby, M., eds. Integrating Social and Environmental Archaeologies: Reconsidering Deposition. Oxford: Archaeopress, 24-32.
  • Maltby, M., 2009. Bones: mammals, birds and fish. In: Palmer, S. and Reilly, D., eds. Excavation of an Enigmatic Multi-period site on the Isle of Portland, Dorset. Oxford: Archaeopress, 27-43.
  • Maltby, M., 2009. The worked antler and bone. In: Daniel, P., ed. Archaeological Excavations at Pode Hole Quarry: Bronze Age Occupation on the Cambridgeshire Fen-edge. Oxford: Archaeopress, 89-91.
  • Maltby, M., 2008. Animal bones from Biddenham Loop, Bedfordshire. In: Luke, M., ed. Life in the Loop: Investigation of a Prehistoric and Romano-British Landscape at Biddenham Loop, Bedfordshire. Bedford, England: East Anglian Archaeology.
  • Hambleton, E. and Maltby, M., 2008. Faunal Remains. In: Ellis, C., Powell, A.B. and Hawkes, J., eds. An Iron Age Settlement Outside Battlesbury Hillfort, Warminster and Sites Along the Southern Range Road. Salisbury, England: Wessex Archaeology, 84-93.
  • Maltby, M., 2007. Chop and change: specialist cattle carcass processing in Roman Britain. In: Croxford, B., Ray, N. and Roth, R., eds. TRAC 2006: Proceedings of the 16th Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference. Oxford: Oxbow, 59-76.
  • Brisbane, M., Maltby, M. and Hambleton, E., 2007. An African Monkey at the Court of the Novgorod Princes. In: Nosov, E.N. and Musin, A.E., eds. The Origins of the Russian State : To the 30th Anniversary of the Archaeological Studies of Novgorod Ryurik Gorodishche and the Novgorod Oblast Archaeological Expedition. St Petersburg, Russia: Dimitri Bulanin, 74-81.
  • Maltby, M., 2007. Animal Bones (Monkton-up-Wimborne Early Iron Age Enclosure). In: French, C., Lewis, H., Allen, M.J., Green, M., Scaife, R. and Gardiner, J., eds. Prehistoric Landscape Development and Human Impact in the Upper Allen Valley, Cranborne Chase, Dorset. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 390.
  • Maltby, M., Ford, V. and Mason, K., 2007. Animal Bones (Monkton-up-Wimborne Pond Barrow). In: French, C., Lewis, H., Allen, M.J., Green, M., Scaife, R. and Gardiner, J., eds. Prehistoric Landscape Development and Human Impact in the Upper Allen Valley, Cranborne Chase, Dorset. Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs, 384-386.
  • Maltby, M., 2007. Animal Bones from the Fir Tree Shaft Field and Associated Pits. In: French, C., Lewis, H., Allen, M.J., Green, M., Scaife, R. and Gardier, J., eds. Prehistoric Landscape Development and Human Impact in the Upper Allen Valley, Cranborne Chase, Dorset. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 295-305.
  • Maltby, M., 2007. Faunal Remains (Monkton-up-Wimborne Pit/Shaft Complex). In: French, C., Lewis, H., Allen, M.J., Green, M., Scaife, R. and Gardiner, J., eds. Prehistoric Landscape Development and Human Impact in the Upper Allen Valley, Cranborne Chase, Dorset. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 361-372.
  • Rothwell, A. and Maltby, M., 2007. Summary of the Faunal Remains Analysis (Wyke Down Henge 2 and Grooved Ware Settlement). In: French, C., Lewis, H., Allen, M.J., Green, M., Scaife, R. and Gardiner, J., eds. Prehistoric Landscape Development and Human Impact in the upper Allen Valley, Cranborne Chase, Dorset. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 319-320.
  • Maltby, M., 2006. Integrating Zooarchaelogy: Introduction. In: Maltby, M., ed. Integrating Zooarchaeology: Proceedings of the 9th ICAZ Conference. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 1-4.
  • Maltby, M., 2006. Integrating Zooarchaelogy: Introduction. In: Maltby, M., ed. Integrating Zooarchaeology: Proceedings of the 9th ICAZ Conference. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 1-4.
  • Maltby, M., 2006. Salt and Animal Products: Linking Production and Use in Iron Age Britain. In: Maltby, M., ed. Integrating Zooarchaeology. Proceedings of the 9th ICAZ Conference, Durham, August 2002. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 117-122.
  • Maltby, M., 2006. Salt and Animal Products: Linking Production and Use in Iron Age Britain. In: Maltby, M., ed. Integrating Zooarchaeology. Proceedings of the 9th ICAZ Conference, Durham, August 2002. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 117-122.
  • Maltby, M., 2002. Animal Bones from Alington Avenue, Fordington, Dorset. In: Davies, S.M., Bellamy, P.E., Heaton, M.J. and Wooward, P.J., eds. Excavations at Alington Avenue, Fordington, Dorset. Dorchester: Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society.
  • Maltby, M., 2002. Animal bones in archaeology: how archaeozoologists can make a greater contribution to British Iron Age and Romano-British Archaeology. In: Dobney, K. and O'Connor, T., eds. Bones and the Man: studies in honour of Don Brothwell. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 88-94.
  • Maltby, M. and Hamilton-Dyer, S., 2001. Animal Bone Studies in Novgorod and its Hinterland. In: Brisbane, M. and Gaimster, D., eds. Novgorod : the archaeology of a Russian medieval city and its hinterland. London: British Museum.
  • Maltby, M. and Hamilton-Dyer, S., 2001. Auch Fleisch und Fisch Standen auf dem Speiseplan: Studien an Tierknochen aus Novgorod und Seinem Umland. In: Müller Wille, M., Yanin, V.L., Nosov, E.N. and Rybina, E.A., eds. Novgorod: Das Mittelalterliche Zentrum und Sein Umland in Norden Rußland.. Wacholtz Verlag, 369-380.
  • Maltby, M., 2001. Faunal remains (AES76-7). In: Booth, P. and Evans, J., eds. Roman Alcester: Northern Extramual Area, 1969-1988 Excavations. London: Council for British Archaeology, 265-290.

Conferences

  • Maltby, M., 2014. Removing the appendix: integrating zooarchaeology into Roman studies. In: Roman Archaeological Conference 2014 27-29 March 2014 University of Reading.
  • Maltby, M., 2014. Animal Exploitation in medieval Novgorod and its territories. In: Terrs sacra: The Ecology of Crusading Project 18-20 September 2014 Riga and Cesis, Latvia.
  • Maltby, M., 2013. From MNI to MNS: collaborative approaches to studying animals and human societies. In: Theoretical Archaeology Conference 16-18 December 2013 Bournemouth University.
  • Maltby, M., 2013. Commercial Archaeology, Zooarchaeology and the Study of Romano-British Towns. In: Fulford, M. and Holbrook, N., eds. Assessing the Contribution of Commercial Archaeology to the Study of Romano-British Towns 30 November 2013 University of Reading.
  • Maltby, M., Sykes, N. and Thomas, R., 2013. Chickens: their spread and impact in western Europe. In: World Archaeological Congress 13-19 January 2013 Dead Sea, Jordon.
  • Maltby, M., 2012. The exploitation of animals in towns in the medieval Baltic trading network. In: The Archaeology of the Baltic Region: New Investigations and Discoveries (Institute of Archaeology (Moscow) of the Russian Academy of Sciences) 17-20 November 2010 Kaliningrad, Russia.
  • Maltby, M. and Hambleton, E., 2011. Deer and Humans in south Wales during the Roman and Medieval Periods. In: Deer and People: Past, Present and Future 8-11 September 2011 University of Lincoln.
  • Maltby, M., 2011. Specialist Roman butchery - challenges of identification, classification, quantification and interpretation. In: Professional Zooarchaeology Group, 11th Meeting 19 February 2011 Cambridge, England.
  • Maltby, M., 2011. Zooarchaeology and the Study of Towns: past, present and future. In: International Council for Archaeozoology Conference 23-28 August 2010 Paris, France.
  • Maltby, M., 2010. The Iron Age-Roman Transition in South-East England: the evidence from Braughing. In: International Council for Archaeozoology Conference 23-28 August 2010 Paris, France.

Reports

Theses

PhD Students

  • Sarah-Jane Hathaway (Iron Age and Roman Salt Production)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Humans Animals and Diet

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Animals and Society
  • Societies of Prehistoric Europe

Grants

  • Cultural and Scientific Perception of Human-Chicken Interactions (AHRC, 01 Jan 2014). Awarded

Qualifications

  • PhD in Archaeology (Bournemouth University, 2012)

Memberships

  • Association of Environmental Archaeology, Member,
  • Institute for Archaeologists, Member,
  • International Council for Archaeozoology, Member,
  • Society of Antiquaries of London, Fellow,
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