Ordinary Members

Ordinary Committee Members of the Lithic Studies Society

Peter Hoare (Ordinary Member: Deputy Editor)


Narrowly missing war service, Peter abandoned school at the age of 16 and worked for six years in the labs at Rothamsted Experimental Station, Harpenden. A late developer, he eventually reached university and spent a considerable time at three of them. Taking early retirement from university teaching 16 years ago, he fell in with some AHOB members and has never looked back. Home is a Victorian cottage close to the River Great Ouse in the cathedral city of Ely, shared with six dogs, four cats and a collection of knives.

For more information, please visit his website.

I completed my degree in Archaeology at the University of Manchester in 2010, and my MSc in Human Osteology and Palaeopathology in 2011, before moving into lithics research. I am currently a final year PhD student at the University of Central Lancashire, investigating geochemical provenancing of flint from Britain and Ireland using ICP-MS and pXRF. This research combines geology, chemistry, and archaeology to reconstruct procurement strategies and raw material transport during the Mesolithic to Bronze Age.

Ella Egberts (Ordinary Memeber: General Support)


As a doctoral researcher at Bournemouth University I’m currently studying landscape change and hominin presence in the Hampshire Avon Valley. This ties very nicely in to my general interest in hominin evolution and dispersal and Quaternary geomorphology and palaeo-environments. In my research I aim to integrate geochronology, palaeogeography and archaeology to reconstruct the landscape of hominin evolution.

Paul Preston (Ordinary Member: General Support)

I have been researching lithics for over 20 years. Consequently, I have worked on lithic assemblages from the Palaeolithic to the Iron Age periods of Britain, Europe and the Near East. My main research interests include the technology, methods and theory of lithics. My interests also focus on the Palaeolithic and Epi-Palaeolithic/Mesolithic periods, human origins, and landscape archaeology. I trained at Liverpool (BSc), Cambridge (M.Phil.), and Oxford (D.Phil.) Universities and have lectured and tutored at Oxford Brookes and Oxford Universities. Since my Doctorate, I have worked as an archaeological consultant on projects for various companies, local authorities, museums and universities. I am also currently the Director of Lithoscapes Archaeological Research Foundation.