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Simon Fitch

Seismic Mapping Research Assistant

Faculty/Dept/School School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
(Faculty of Life Sciences)


Dr Fitch has a long interest in the study of all aspects of submerged landscapes. His research has research focused upon the study of submerged Mesolithic landscapes and marine archaeology worldwide and the impacts of environmental and landscape change upon human populations during prehistory. Earlier research included analysis of the offshore landscapes of Wales as part of the ‘West Coast Palaeolandscapes Project’, the DEFRA funded Humber REC Project and the NOAA funded ‘Between the salt water and the sea strand’, which comparatively studied the inundated marine landscapes of the North Sea and the Gulf.


Simon is currently leading te seismic mapping aspect of the Lost Frontiers project, using high resolution seismic data to locate and map the submerged landscape and target deposits of interest for direct sampling.  Lost Frontiers – A multi-disciplinary project using seismic mapping, sedimentary DNA and computer simulation to investigate the drowned landscape of Mesolithic Doggerland. The Lost Frontiers project is a collaboration between the Universities of Bradford, Warwick, Birmingham, St Andrews, Trinity St Davids and the University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China.