Matt Nicholas

Exploring the Past Archaeology Tutor

Cardiff University

Location
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Discipline
Arts and Humanities
Interests
Archaeometallurgy Medieval archaeology Metallurgy Archaeometery Sudan Museum archaeology Material culture
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About

I am currently in the process of finishing my PhD at Cardiff University on the analysis of early Anglo-Saxon non-ferrous metals excavated from a group of cemeteries in Suffolk. I grew up in a town called Worksop in North Nottinghamshire. With sites like Creswell Crags and Roche Abbey on my doorstep becoming an archaeologist was an occupational hazard of childhood. I was lucky enough to get my first job excavating an Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Whitby Abbey before studying for a BSc in Archaeological Sciences at the University of Bradford (2000-4). After my undergraduate studies I worked in commercial archaeology for a few years (in locations from Suffolk to Sudan) before studying for an MSc in the Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Material at UCL (2007-8). I then proceeded to spend two years employed at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford (where I didn’t stab myself with a poisoned arrow and only broke one object). I grow a lot of beetroot on my allotment in Leckwith (behind Cardiff City stadium), but I don’t like it pickled.

ORCID ID:

http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0018-835X
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Publications

The 2014 season of excavations at Kurgus: Excavations in the fort

Nicholas M

Sudan & Nubia (2014)

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Conference Review: Pots and Pans: Domestic Artefacts of Base-metal

Nicholas M

HMS News (2006)

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Ready, Aim, Fire! The applicability of hand held portable XRF to the characterization of heterogeneous archaeological metals [Conference Poster from the 40th International Symposium on Archaeometry]

Nicholas M, Manti P

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Roman Crucibles, Hearth Lining and Slag from Usk, Monmouthshire, South Wales

Nicholas M

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Post-medieval copper alloy casting debris from Whirligig Lane, Taunton, Somerset

Nicholas M

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Testing the applicability of handheld portable XRF to the characterisation of archaeological copper alloys

Nicholas M, Manti P

ICOM-CC 17th Triennial Conference Preprints, Melbourne, 15–19 September 2014 (2014)

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Copper alloy objects from seven sites within mid Saxon London (Lundenwic)

Nicholas M

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X-ray fluorescence analysis of the copper-alloy objects

Nicholas M

Lundenwic: excavations in Middle Saxon London, 1987–2000 (2012)

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A Survey of Archaeometallurgy within Commercial Archaeology

Nicholas M

HMS News (2008)

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Alexander James Montgomerie Bell

Nicholas M

England: The Other Within - Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum (2009)

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Alexander Montgomerie Bell's collections from Iffley

Nicholas M

England: The Other Within - Analysing the English Collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum (2008)

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Metal-working Debris from Park Street

Nicholas M

The Bull Ring Uncovered: Excavations at Edgbaston Street, Moor Street, Park Street and The Row, Birmingham City Centre, 1997-2001 (2008)

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Oxfordshire

Nicholas M, Hicks D

World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum: a characterization (2013)

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The Effects of Corrosion and Conservation Treatments on Non-Destructive Neutron Diffraction Analysis of Archaeological Copper Alloys: Preliminary Results*

Frame L, Freestone I, Zhang S, Nicholas M

Archaeometry (2012)

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Professional experience

Exploring the Past Archaeology Tutor

Cardiff University

September 2013 - Present

Student Demonstrator and Tutorial Assistant

Cardiff University

September 2012 - May 2014 (1 year 8 months)

SIte co-director (Kurgus fieldwork project)

Sudan Archaeological Research Society

December 2013 - February 2014 (2 months)

Archive Archaeologist (IfA WLB)

Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford

October 2008 - September 2010 (1 year 11 months)

Field Archaeologist

MoLAS

July 2007 - September 2007 (2 months)

Field Archaeologist

Cotswold Archaeology

March 2007 - July 2007 (4 months)

Excavator

Sudan Archaeological Research Society

December 2006 - January 2007 (1 month)

Field Archaeologist

Archaeological Solutions

September 2006 - November 2006 (2 months)

Field Archaeologist

ULAS

March 2006 - September 2006 (6 months)

Excavator

Sudan Archaeological Research Society

December 2005 - February 2006 (2 months)

Field Archaeologist

Archaeological Solutions

July 2004 - November 2005 (1 year 4 months)

Trainee Historic Environment Records Assistant

Somerset County Council

April 2003 - September 2003 (5 months)

Trainee Archaeologist with the Technology Team

Centre for Archaeology, English Heritage

October 2002 - March 2003 (5 months)

Trainee Archaeologist

English Heritage

July 2000 - August 2000 (1 month)

Education history

Cardiff University

PhD in early medieval non ferrous metals

October 2010 - January 2015 (4 years 3 months)

University College London

MSc Technology and Analysis of Archaeological Materials

September 2007 - September 2008 (1 year)

University of Bradford

BSc Archaeological Sciences

September 2000 - June 2004 (3 years 9 months)