Matthew Hitchcock

Matt is currently studying for an MSt in archaeology at the University of Oxford. His research interests include material culture and identity, nationalism, archaeological pedagogy, Japanese archaeology and the British Iron Age. Excavations include Castell Henllys Iron Age fort, South Wales; Neolithic structures at Dorstone Hill, Herefordshire; and a Bronze Age complex at Kissonerga-Skalia, Cyprus, and has more recently worked as a site assistant for ArcHeritage, a branch of York Archaeological Trust.
He worked on the Visible Diggers project, along with two peers at the University of Manchester, which focused on the teaching of archaeology in the field. This was presented at the CIfA conference 2015 and TAG 2015 and published in the CIfA’s The Archaeologist (Feb 2016).
He has completed research in the UK (including the Ashmolean Museum) and Japan for his undergraduate dissertation the Japanese Fan in Cultural Context, submitted to the University of Manchester in 2016, which won the Robina McNeill award for best dissertation produced by an undergraduate student of archaeology.