A list of my publications can be found below. If you would like copies please get in touch and I will oblige if at all possible
Holmes, M 2014. Animals in Saxon and Scandinavian England: Backbones of Economy and Society. Leiden: Sidestone
Holmes, M. forthcoming. Southern England: A Review of Animal Remains from Saxon, Medieval and Post Medieval Archaeological Sites. London: English Heritage Research Report
Holmes, M. in press. Ploughing on: more adventures with pathological changes in cattle phalanges, in: Thomas, R. and Anhkas, T. (eds), Animal Disease in Past Human Societies. Proceedings of the Fourth Animal Palaeopathology Working Group Conference. Atlanta, GA: Lockwood Press
Holmes, M 2016. “We’ll have what they’re having”, cultural identity through diet in the English Saxon period. Environmental Archaeology 21(1) 59-78
Holmes, M 2014 Chicken biometry in medieval and post-medieval London, in Baker and Worley (Eds) Animal Bones and Archaeology. London: English Heritage
Holmes, M. 2014. Making fast buck in the middle ages: Evidence for poaching from Medieval Wakefield, in Baker, K, Carden, R & Madgwick, R (Eds.), Deer and People. Oxford: Windgather Press 200-207
Holmes, M. 2014. Does Size Matter? Changes in the size and shape of animals throughout the English Saxon period (AD 450-1066). Journal of Archaeological Science 43, 77-90.
Holmes, M. 2013. Foodways: from country to town. In Christie, N. and Creighton, O. (eds) Transforming Townscapes. From Burh to Borough: The Archaeology of Wallingford, AD 800-1400 London: Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 35: 365-374
Holmes, M. 2013. Entrepreneurs and traditional farmers: the effects of an emerging market in middle Saxon England, in: Groot, M., Lentjes, D. and Zeiler, J. (eds), Subsistence and Surplus Production. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 247-278.
Thomas, R., Holmes, M. and Morris, J. 2013. “So bigge as bigge may be”: tracking size and shape change in domestic livestock in London (AD 1220-1900). Journal of Archaeological Science 40(8), 3309-3325.
Holmes, M. 2012. Sheep on the Hills: Complexities of decision making in Saxon England, in: Lefèvre, C. (ed) Proceedings of the General Session of the 11th International Council for Archaeozoology Conference (Paris, 23-28 August 2010). Oxford: British Archaeological Reports: International Series S2354, 57-68.
Holmes, M. and Browning, J. 2011. Bodies to Zones: Fresh Attempts at a Fragmentation Index, Taphonomy: spotting it, recording it, and making sense of it… . Kings Manor, University of York: 12th meeting of the Professional Zooarchaeology Group
Holmes, M.A. 2011. Food, Status and Complexity in Saxon and Scandinavian England: An Archaeozoological Approach. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of Leicester (submitted April 2011)
Holmes, M. in press. The animal bone in: Rátkai, S., Colls, K. and Halsted, J. (eds), ‘A City of Eminent Note’ Excavations to the Rear of Bayley Lane, Coventry, 2005-2006. Oxford: British Archaeological Report: British Series
Holmes, M., 2016. Fish bone and shellfish, in: Carver, M., Garner-Lahire, J., Spall, C. (Eds.), Portmahomack on Tarbatness, Changing ideologies in north east Scotland, sixth to sixteenth century AD, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh, pp. D136-141.
Holmes, M 2016. Animal bones. In Hart, J, Mudd, A, McSloy, E and Brett, M (Eds.) Living Near the Edge: Archaeological Investigations in the Western Cotswolds Along the Route of the Wormington to Sapperton Gas Pipeline 2006-2010. Cirencester: Cotswold Archaeology Monograph 9 76-78 (LBA-LIA); 137-144 (LIA-AS); 186-189 (Med and overview)
Holmes, M 2016. The Anglo-Saxon animal bone and animal burials. In Chapman, H P, Colls, K and Paul, S (Eds.) Living with the Flood: Mesolithic to post-medieval archaeological remains at Mill Lane, Sawston, Cambridgeshire. Oxford: Oxbow 55-6, 65-6
Holmes, M 2015. ‘Where the bones lie’: The spatial analysis of animal bones from a multi-phase settlement In Paul, S and Hunt, J (Eds.) Evolution of a Community: The Colonisation of a Clay Inland Landscape: Neolithic to post-medieval remains excavated over sixteen years at Longstanton in Cambridgeshire. Oxford: Archaeopress 143-148, Appendix 4
Holmes, M and Grant, A 2013. The animal bone assemblage. In Mattingly, D (Ed.) The Archaeology of Fazzãn. Vol 4, Survey and Excavations at Old Jarma (Ancient Garama). London: Society for Libyan Studies / Department of Antiquities 9 495-504
Holmes, M 2013. The animal bone. In Bermingham, N, Coyne, F, Hull, G, Reilly, F and Taylor, K (Eds.) River Road: The Archaeology of the Limerick Southern Ring Road. NRA Scheme Monograph 14
Bonner, W., Holmes, M. and Grant, A. 2013. Diet, husbandry, and economy at La Grava: the evidence from the animal bone remains in: Baker, E. (ed) La Grava The Archaeology and History of a Royal Manor and Alien Priory of Fontevrault. York: Council for British Archaeology Research Report 167, Digital Supplement.
Holmes, M. 2013. Animal bones. In Wallis, S. (ed) Medieval occupation and clay extraction at Lewes Road, Ringmer, East Sussex. Sussex Archaeological Collections 151, 96.
Anthony, S. and Holmes, M. 2012. Faunal remains, in: Bermingham, N., Hull, G. and Taylor, K. (eds), Beneath The Banner: Archaeology of the M18 Ennis Bypass and N85 Western Relief Road, Co. Clare. Dublin: The National Roads Authority, 109-114
Holmes, M. 2012. The animal bone, in: Cuttler, R., Hepburn, S., Hewitson, C. and Krawiec, K. (eds), Gorse Stacks – 2000 Years of Quarrying and Waste Disposal in Chester. Oxford: BAR British Series 563
Holmes, M. 2012. The animal bone, in: Hewitson, C. (ed) Derby: The Western Suburbs. The Archaeology of the Connecting Derby Inner Ring Road. Oxford: British Archaeological Report: British Series 565,
Holmes, M. 2011. The Animal Bone, in: Hislop, M., Kincey, M. and Williams, G. (eds), Tutbury: A Castle Firmly Built Archaeological and historical Oxford: British Archaeology Report: British Series 546,
Holmes, M. 2010. Animal Bone. In Hammond, S. and Preston, S. (eds), Excavation of a Roman landscape and prehistoric features at Elsenham Quarry, Elsenham, Essex. The Essex Society for Archaeology and History 1, 39-41.
Holmes, M. 2010. Animal bone. In Colls, K. (ed) The Avon floodplain at Bristol: Excavations at Templar House, Templar Way in Bristol 2004 and 2005. Transactions of Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society 128, 95-100.
Holmes, M. 2009. Animal bone. In Cass, S. and Preston, S. (eds), Roman and Saxon burials at Steward Street, Tower Hamlets. Transactions of London and Middlesex Archaeology Society 60, 68-69.
Holmes, M. 2007. Animal bone, in: Timby, J., Brown, R., Hardy, A., Leech, S., Poole, C. and Webley, L. (eds), Settlement on the Bedfordshire Claylands: Archaeology along the A421 Great Barford Bypass. Bedford: Bedfordshire Archaeology Monograph 8, 329-363.
Holmes, M. 2007. The animal bones, in: Webley, L., Timby, J. and Wilson , M. (eds), Fairfield Park: Later Prehistoric Settlement in the Eastern Chilterns. Oxford: Oxbow,
Holmes, M. 2007. The animal bones. In Lowe, J. (ed) Middle Bronze Age and middle Iron Age occupation and post-medieval limekilns at RAF staff college, Bracknell, Berkshire. Thames Valley Archaeology Report 06/67, 18-22.
Holmes, M. 2005. The animal bones. In Cuttler, R. and Ramsey, E. (eds), The excavation of Roman, Medieval and Civil War Remains at Trent Lane, Newark, Nottinghamshire. Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire 109.