Recent publications

Large rhomb porphyry erratic
found at Hevingham, Norfolk
  • Davis, R.J., Lewis, S.G., Ashton, N.M., Parfitt, S.A., Hatch, M.T. & Hoare, P.G.
  • 2017. The early Palaeolithic archaeology of the Breckland: current understanding and directions for future research (PDF). The Journal of Breckland Studies 1, 28–44.
  • Hoare, P.G. & Ashton, N.M. 2016. The Dallow Farm hand-axe: Worthington George Smith’s association with a very early archaeological find. Lithics: the Journal of the Lithic Studies Society 37, 68–72.
  • Hoare, P.G. & Ketel, H. 2015. English medieval churches, 'festival orientation' and William Wordsworth. In Pimenta, F., Ribeiro, N., Silva, F., Campion, N., Joaquinito, A. & Tirapicos, L. (eds), SEAC 2011 Stars and Stones: Voyages in Archaeoastronomy and Cultural Astronomy. Proceedings of the SEAC 2011 conference, British Archaeological Reports International Series 2720, 286–292. ISBN 978 1 4073 1373 3.
  • Hoare, P.G. 2015. Arthritic, scavenged and largely abandoned: the curious tale of a giant pliosaur from the Kimmeridge Clay at Stretham, Cambridgeshire, U.K. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 126, 381–389, doi:10.1016/j.pgeola.2015.05.002
  • Hoare, P.G. 2015. Orientation of English medieval parish churches. In Ruggles, C.L.N. (ed.) Handbook of Archaeoastronomy and Ethnoastronomy, 3 volumes, Springer, New York, 1711–1718. (Online in advance of print: DOI 10.1007/978-1-4614-6141-8_174.)
  • Hoare, P.G. 2014. Photographing anything that took his fancy. [The wonderful documentary photography of Hallam Ashley.] British Archaeology 139 (Nov/Dec), 40–43.
  • Hoare, P.G. 2014. The geology and geomorphology of Blick Mead. In Jacques, D. & Phillips, T. Mesolithic settlement near Stonehenge: excavations at Blick Mead, Vespasian's Camp, Amesbury. The Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 107, 14–15.
  • Ashton, N.M., Lewis, S.G., De Groote, I.E., Duffy, S.M., Bates, M.R., Bates, C.R., Hoare, P.G., Lewis, M.D., Parfitt, S.A., Peglar, S., Williams, C. and Stringer, C.B. 2014. Hominin footprints from Early Pleistocene deposits at Happisburgh, UK. PLoS ONE 9(2) e88329.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088329
  • Larkin, N.R. & Hoare, P.G. 2013. The geological heritage of Banham, south Norfolk: cider, bricks and tunnel vision. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Norfolk 62, 3−19.
  • Hoare P.G. & Fiske, R. 2012. The mystery of Sir Jonathan Atkins’ arms. The Heraldry Gazette 123, 8.
  • Gale, S.J. & Hoare, P.G. 2012. The stratigraphic status of the Anthropocene. The Holocene 22, 1478–1481.
    doi: 10.1177/0959683612449764
  • Hoare, P.G. 2012. Scandinavian indicators in East Anglia's "pre-glacial" succession (PDF). In Dixon, R.G. (ed.) A Celebration of Suffolk Geology. GeoSuffolk 10th Anniversary Volume, GeoSuffolk, Ipswich, 341352.
  • Gale, S.J. & Hoare, P.G. 2012. Quaternary Sediments: Petrographic Methods for the Study of Unlithified Rocks, 2nd edition, The Blackburn Press, New Jersey, 325 pp. 
  • Lewis, S.G. & Hoare, P.G. 2012. A reinvestigation of the Chapel Hill sands, Norwich, Norfolk. Quaternary Newsletter 126, 6466.
  • Nývlt, D. & Hoare, P.G. 2011. Petrology, provenance and shape of clasts in the glaciofluvial sediments of the Mníšek member, northern Bohemia, Czechia. Sborník Geologických Věd, Antropozoikum (Journal of Geological Sciences, Anthropozoic) 27, 5–22.
  • Hoare, P.G. 2010. Sir Jonathan Atkins – Holborn House, Barbados – the marble relief of King’s Lynn, Norfolk (1687): a puzzling link? Norfolk Archaeology 46, 48–62.
  • Parfitt, S.A., Ashton, N.M., Lewis, S.G., Abel, R.L., Coope, G.R., Field, M.H., Gale, R., Hoare, P.G., Larkin, N.R., Lewis, M.D., Karloukovski, V., Maher, B.A., Peglar, S.M., Preece, R.C., Whittaker, J.E. & Stringer, C.B. 2010. Early Pleistocene human occupation at the edge of the boreal zone in northwest Europe. Nature, London 466, 229–233. doi:10.1038/nature09117


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  • Larkin, N.R. & Hoare, P.G. 2009. Norwich Castle Museum’s glacial erratic database goes ‘live’. Quaternary Newsletter 117, 17–21.
  • Hoare, P.G., Gale, S.J., Robinson, R.A.J., Connell, E.R. & Larkin, N.R., 2009. Marine Isotope Stage 7–6 transition age for beach sediments at Morston, north Norfolk, U.K.: implications for Pleistocene chronology, stratigraphy and tectonics. Journal of Quaternary Science 24, 311–316. doi:10.1002/jqs.1267
  • Hoare, P.G. 2009. Determining the age of the ancient beach succession at Morston, north Norfolk, U.K. (PDF), by the optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) procedure. Quaternary Newsletter 118, 36–38.
  • Hoare, P.G. & Larkin, N.R. 2008. The glacial erratic collection at Norwich Castle Museum. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Norfolk 58, 37–61.
  • Gale, S.J. & Hoare, P.G. 2008. The Blakeney esker (TG 04). In Candy, I., Lee, J.R. & Harrison, A.M. (eds) The Quaternary of Northern East Anglia. Field Guide. Quaternary Research Association, London, 204–222.
  • Gale, S.J. & Hoare, P.G. 2007b. The glacial stratigraphy of lowland southern and eastern Britain: temperate-stage deposits at Morston and Kirmington. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 56, 245–251. doi:10.1144/pygs.56.4.245
  • Gale, S.J. & Hoare, P.G. 2007a. The age and origin of the Blakeney esker of north Norfolk: implications for the glaciology of the southern North Sea Basin. In Hambrey M.J., Christoffersen P., Glasser N.F. & Hubbard B.P. (eds) Glacial Sedimentary Processes and Products. International Association of Sedimentologists Special Publication 39, 203–234. doi:10.1002/9781444304435.ch13 ISBN 9781405183000
  • Hoare, P.G., Larkin, N.R. & Connell, E.R. 2006b. Erratum. The first appearance of Norwegian indicator erratics in the glacial succession of northeast Norfolk, eastern England, UK. Quaternary Newsletter 109, 21.
  • Hoare, P.G., Larkin, N.R. & Connell, E.R. 2006a. The first appearance of Norwegian indicator erratics in the glacial succession of northeast Norfolk, eastern England, UK. Quaternary Newsletter 108, 6–13.
  • Hoare, P.G. & Connell, E.R. 2005b. The first appearance of Scandinavian indicators in East Anglia's glacial record – reply. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Norfolk 55, 52–62.
  • Hoare, P.G. & Connell, E.R. 2005a. The first appearance of Scandinavian indicators in East Anglia's glacial record (PDF). Bulletin of the Geological Society of Norfolk 54, 3–14.
  • Vinx, R., Hoare, P.G., Ehlers, J. & Stevenson, C.R. 2004. Baltoskandische Glazialgeschiebe in der Stadtmauer von King's Lynn in Südostengland als Beleg einer mittelalterlichen Handelsverbindung. [Baltoscandian glacial erratic boulders in the Town Wall of King's Lynn in southeastern England as proof of a medieval trading connection.] Archiv für Geschiebekunde 3, 711–720.
  • Hoare, P.G. & Connell, E.R. 2003. Drift deposits at the ‘Red Lion’, Stiffkey, north Norfolk. Quaternary Newsletter 101, 52–54.
  • Hoare, P.G., Stevenson, C.R. & Godby, S.P. 2002. Sand sheets and ventifacts: the legacy of aeolian action in west Norfolk, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 113, 301–317. doi:10.1016/S0016-7878(02)80036-0
  • Hoare, P.G., Vinx, R., Stevenson, C.R. & Ehlers, J. 2002. Reused bedrock ballast in King’s Lynn’s ‘Town Wall’ and the Norfolk port’s medieval trading links (PDF). Medieval Archaeology 46, 91–105.
  • Hoare, P.G. 2002. Book reviews: ‘The Quaternary of Norfolk & Suffolk. Field Guide’ and ‘The Quaternary of the Banffshire coast & Buchan. Field Guide’. Quaternary Science Reviews 21, 1555–1557. doi:10.1016/S0277-3791(02)00015-X
  • Clarke, M.L., Rendell, H.M., Hoare, P.G., Godby, S.P. & Stevenson, C.R. 2001. The timing of coversand deposition in northwest Norfolk, UK: a cautionary tale. Quaternary Science Reviews 20, 705–713. doi:10.1016/S0277-3791(00)00083-4
  • Nývlt, D. & Hoare, P.G. 2000. Valounové analýzy glacifluviálních sedimentů severních Čech. [Clast lithological analyses of glaciofluvial sediments in northern Bohemia.] Bulletin of the Czech Geological Survey 75, 121–126.
  • Hoare, P.G. & Sweet, C.S. 2000. The orientation of early medieval churches in England. Journal of Historical Geography 26, 162–173. doi:10.1006/jhge.2000.0210
  • Gale S.J. & Hoare, P.G. 1997. The glacial history of the northwest Picos de Europa of northern Spain. Zeitschrift für geomorphologie 41, 81–96.
  • Hoare, P.G. & Hunt, C.O. 1994. The stratigraphy of the Titchwell foreshore, north Norfolk. In Wymer, J.J. & Robins, P.A., A long blade flint industry beneath boreal peat at Titchwell, Norfolk. Norfolk Archaeology 42, 19, 21.
  • Gale, S.J. & Hoare, P.G. 1994. Reply: bulk sampling of coarse clastic sediments for particle-size analysis. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 19, 263–268. doi:10.1002/esp.3290190307
  • Hoare, P.G. & Sweet, C.S. 1994. A grave error concerning the demise of ‘Hunstanton Woman’. Antiquity 68, 590–596.
  • Gale, S.J., Gilbertson, D.D., Hoare, P.G., Hunt, C.O., Jenkinson, R.D.S., Lamble, A.P., O’Toole, C., van der Veen, M. & Yates, G. 1993. Late Holocene environmental change in the Libyan pre-desert. Journal of Arid Environments 24, 1–19. doi:10.1006/jare.1993.1001
  • Gale, S.J. & Hoare, P.G. 1992. Bulk sampling of coarse clastic sediments for particle-size analysis. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 17, 729–733. doi:10.1002/esp.3290170709
  • Hoare, P.G. 1991. The natural landscape. In Barker, G.W.W. & Grant, A. (eds) Ancient and modern pastoralism in central Italy: an interdisciplinary study in the Cicolano Mountains, Papers of the British School at Rome 59, 18–24.
  • Gale, S.J. & Hoare, P.G. 1991. Quaternary sediments: petrographic methods for the study of unlithified rocks, Belhaven, London, 323 pp. ISBN:9780471946052
  • Hoare, P.G. 1990c. The glacial stratigraphy and deposits of eastern Ireland. In Ehlers, J., Gibbard, P.L. & Rose, J. (eds) Glacial deposits in Great Britain and Ireland, Balkema, Rotterdam, 367–375. ISBN:978-9061918752
  • Hoare, P.G. 1990b. Late Midlandian glacial deposits and glaciation in Ireland and the adjacent offshore regions. In Ehlers, J., Gibbard, P.L. & Rose, J. (eds) Glacial deposits in Great Britain and Ireland, Balkema, Rotterdam, 69–78. ISBN:978-9061918752
  • Hoare, P.G. 1990a. Pre-Midlandian glacial deposits in Ireland. In Ehlers, J., Gibbard, P.L. & Rose, J. (eds) Glacial deposits in Great Britain and Ireland, Balkema, Rotterdam, 37–45. ISBN:978-9061918752
  • Gale, S.J., Hoare, P.G., Hunt, C.O. & Pye, K. 1988. The Middle and Upper Quaternary deposits at Morston, north Norfolk, U.K. Geological Magazine 125, 521–533. doi:10.1017/S001675680001325X
  • Hoare, P.G. & McCabe, A.M. 1981. The periglacial record in east-central Ireland. Biuletyn peryglacjalny 28, 57–78.
  • Hoare, P.G. & Connell, E.R. 1981. The chalky till at Barrington, near Cambridge, and its connection with other Quaternary deposits in southern Cambridgeshire and adjoining areas Geological Magazine 118, 463–476. doi:10.1017/S0016756800032829
  • Hoare, P.G. & Connell, E.R. 1979. The chalky till in Barrington quarry, Cambridgeshire Cambridge Journals). Quaternary Newsletter 28, 24–26.
  • McCabe, A.M. & Hoare, P.G. 1978. The Late Quaternary history of east-central Ireland. Geological Magazine 115, 397–413. doi:10.1017/S0016756800041704
  • Hoare, P.G. 1977b. The glacial record in southern County Dublin, Eire (PDF). Journal of Glaciology 20, 223–225.
  • Hoare, P.G. 1977a. The glacial stratigraphy in Shanganagh and adjoining townlands, south-east County Dublin (JStor). Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 77B, 295–305.
  • Hoare, P.G. 1976. Glacial meltwater channels in County Dublin (JStor). Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 76B, 173–185.
  • Hoare, P.G. 1975. The pattern of glaciation of County Dublin (PDF). Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 75B, 207–224.
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