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Children and death in the Bronze and early Iron Age Aegean (2019)
Book Chapter
Gallou, C. (2019). Children and death in the Bronze and early Iron Age Aegean. In M. Dillon, L. Beaumont, & N. Harrington (Eds.), Childhood in antiquity: perspectives and experiences of childhood in the ancient MediterraneanRoutledge

The study of children and childhood remains largely marginalised in the archaeology of the prehistoric Aegean. Thus, this study aims to make Mycenaean children visible in archaeological research by discussing the treatment of non-adults at death in m... Read More

A study of the glazing techniques and provenances of Tang sancai glazes using elemental and lead isotope analyses (2018)
Journal Article
Shen, J. Y., Henderson, J., Evans, J., Chenery, S., & Zhao, F. Y. (2018). A study of the glazing techniques and provenances of Tang sancai glazes using elemental and lead isotope analyses. Archaeometry, doi:10.1111/arcm.12436

This study analyses the elemental compositions and lead isotope ratios of Tang sancai glazes unearthed from the Huangpu kiln, the Huangye kiln, and two Tang sancai tomb sites. The Huangpu kiln and Huangye kiln Tang sancai glazes feature distinct lead... Read More

The relationship between the phosphate and structural carbonate fractionation of fallow deer bioapatite in tooth enamel (2018)
Journal Article
Miller, H., Chenery, C., Lamb, A. L., Sloane, H., Carden, R. F., Atici, L., & Sykes, N. (2019). The relationship between the phosphate and structural carbonate fractionation of fallow deer bioapatite in tooth enamel. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 33(2), 151-164. doi:10.1002/rcm.8324

Rationale The species‐specific relationship between phosphate (δ18OP values) and structural carbonate (δ18OC values) oxygen isotope ratios has been established for several modern and fossil animal species but until now it has not been investigated... Read More

The villas of the eastern Adriatic and Ionian coastlands (2018)
Book Chapter
Bowden, W. (2018). The villas of the eastern Adriatic and Ionian coastlands. In G. Metraux, & A. Marzano (Eds.), Roman villas in the Mediterranean Basin: late Republic to late antiquity, 317-327. Cambridge University Press (CUP). doi:10.1017/9781316687147

This paper examines the Roman villas of the coastal regions of the Ionian and eastern Adriatic seas, covering their development from the early Imperial period until late antiquity.

The presence of the brown bear Ursus arctos in Holocene Britain: a review of the evidence (2018)
Journal Article
O'Regan, H. J. (2018). The presence of the brown bear Ursus arctos in Holocene Britain: a review of the evidence. Mammal Review, 48(4), (229-244). doi:10.1111/mam.12127. ISSN 0305-1838

1. The brown bear, Ursus arctos, was Holocene Britain’s largest carnivoran and has appeared in recent rewilding discussions. 2. Despite widespread interest, we know very little about the species in Holocene Britain as few studies have been undertake... Read More

Co-opetition and urban worlds, c. AD 1050-1150: archaeological and textual case studies from northwestern Europe (2018)
Book Chapter
Loveluck, C. (2018). Co-opetition and urban worlds, c. AD 1050-1150: archaeological and textual case studies from northwestern Europe. In G. Bührer-Thierry, R. Le Jan, & S. Gasparri (Eds.), Rivaliser, cooperer: vivre en competition dans les societes du haut Moyen AgeBrepols. doi:10.1484/M.HAMA-EB.5.114228

This article explores the complex combinations of collaborative and competitive social relations that catalyzed the development of towns and urban societies in northwestern Europe, during the century between c. AD 1050 and 1150. It aims to evaluate t... Read More

Frattesina: la prospettiva europea (2018)
Book Chapter
Pearce, M. (in press). Frattesina: la prospettiva europea. In P. Bellintani, A. M. B. Sestieri, & C. Giardino (Eds.), Frattesina: un centro internazionale di produzione e di scambio nella Tarda Età del Bronzo del VenetoAccademia dei Lincei

In this paper I explore what makes Frattesina (Fratta Polesine RO) a key site in Europe during the transition from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age. Frattesina had an important role as an industrial and commercial centre, tied into a trade network that... Read More

Ireland’s fallow deer: their historical, archaeological and biomolecular records (2018)
Journal Article
Beglane, F., Baker, K., Carden, R., Hoelzel, A. R., Lamb, A. L., Fhionnghaile, R. M., …Sykes, N. (2018). Ireland’s fallow deer: their historical, archaeological and biomolecular records. Proceedings- Royal Irish Academy Section C Archaeology Celtic Studies History Linguistics and Literature, 118C, (1-25). doi:10.3318/priac.2018.118.01. ISSN 0035-8991

The Anglo-Normans first introduced fallow deer (Dama dama) to Ireland in the thirteenth century, however no biomolecular research has previously been undertaken to examine the timing, circumstances and impact of the arrival of this species. This stud... Read More

The role of historical context in understanding past climate, pollution and health data in trans-disciplinary studies: reply to comments on More et al. 2017 (2018)
Journal Article
More, A. F., Spauding, N. E., Bohleber, P., Handley, M. J., Hoffmann, H., Korotkikh, E. V., …Mayewski, P. A. (2018). The role of historical context in understanding past climate, pollution and health data in trans-disciplinary studies: reply to comments on More et al. 2017. GeoHealth, 2(5), doi:10.1029/2017GH000121

Understanding the context from which evidence emerges is of paramount importance in reaching robust conclusions in scientific inquiries. This is as true of the present as it is of the past. In a trans‐disciplinary study such as More et al. (2017, htt... Read More

The ‘island of silver veins’: an overview of the earliest metal and metalworking in Sardinia (2018)
Journal Article
Pearce, M. (2018). The ‘island of silver veins’: an overview of the earliest metal and metalworking in Sardinia

This paper presents a review of our knowledge of the earliest phases of metal use and working in Sardinia, based where possible on radiocarbon chronology. It covers the cultural periods from the late Neolithic Ozieri to the Copper Age Monte Claro pha... Read More

People and plant entanglements at the dawn of agricultural practice in Greece: an analysis of the Mesolithic and early Neolithic archaeobotanical remains (2018)
Journal Article
Kotzamani, G., & Livarda, A. (2018). People and plant entanglements at the dawn of agricultural practice in Greece: an analysis of the Mesolithic and early Neolithic archaeobotanical remains. Quaternary International, 496, 80-101. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2018.04.044

Investigation of the incipience of agriculture in Greece employing archaeobotanical remains is a challenging field of inquiry, aiming at gaining insights into the complex socio-economic transformations that gradually shaped the way of Neolithic life.... Read More

The effects of the Avellino Pumice eruption on the population of the Early Bronze age Campanian plain (Southern Italy) (2018)
Journal Article
Albore Livadie, C., Pearce, M., Delle Donne, M., & Pizzano, N. (2019). The effects of the Avellino Pumice eruption on the population of the Early Bronze age Campanian plain (Southern Italy). Quaternary International, 499(B), 205-220. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2018.03.035

Palma Campania, the type-site of the Early Bronze Age Palma Campania culture, was covered by the products of the Avellino Pumice eruption, and was thus preserved in a similar way to the Roman sites in Campania covered by the AD 79 eruption. The devas... Read More

Structure of ancient glass by 29Si magic angle spinning NMR (2018)
Journal Article
Bradford, H., Ryder, A., Henderson, J., & Titman, J. J. (2018). Structure of ancient glass by 29Si magic angle spinning NMR. Chemistry - A European Journal, 24(29), doi:10.1002/chem.201800483

29Si magic angle spinning (MAS) NMR spectroscopy is applied for the first time to the structural analysis of ancient glass samples obtained from archaeological excavations. The results show that it is possible to establish the distribution of Si envi... Read More

Of white hair and feeding bottles: exploring children-elderly interactions in prehistoric Aegean (2018)
Book Chapter
Gallou, C. (in press). Of white hair and feeding bottles: exploring children-elderly interactions in prehistoric Aegean. In E. Murphy, & G. Lillehammer (Eds.), Giving new meaning to cultural heritage – the old and the young in past societiesStavanger Museum

Scholarship on age and gender in prehistoric Greece has taken an adult–centric approach with focus placed mostly on young to middle–aged men and women and, as a result, two significant age groups – children and the elderly – have been widely neglecte... Read More

The archaeometry and archaeology of ancient Chinese glass: a review (2018)
Journal Article
Henderson, J., An, J., & Ma, H. (2018). The archaeometry and archaeology of ancient Chinese glass: a review. Archaeometry, 60(1), doi:10.1111/arcm.12368. ISSN 0003-813X

This paper provides a new review of archaeometric research carried out on glass found in China, set in an archaeological context, from its earliest occurrence, to the Song dynasty. It is set within a broad geographical context taking the terrestrial... Read More

Human management and landscape changes at Palaikastro (Eastern Crete) from the Late Neolithic to the Early Minoan period (2018)
Journal Article
Cañellas-Boltà, N., Riera-Mora, S., Orengo, H. A., Livarda, A., & Knappett,, C. (2018). Human management and landscape changes at Palaikastro (Eastern Crete) from the Late Neolithic to the Early Minoan period. Quaternary Science Reviews, 183, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.01.010

On the east Mediterranean island of Crete, a hierarchical society centred on large palatial complexes emerges during the Bronze Age. The economic basis for this significant social change has long been debated, particularly concerning the role of oliv... Read More

Storia delle ricerche paletnologiche nel territorio di Varese (2017)
Book Chapter
Pearce, M. (2017). Storia delle ricerche paletnologiche nel territorio di Varese. In M. Harari (Ed.), Storia di Varese: Il territorio di Varese in età preistorica e protostoricaNomos Edizioni

A history of prehistoric studies in the north Italian province of Varese. The province of Varese saw some of the pioneering work in prehistory in Italy in the 19th century, and many key figures in the history of the discipline have done work in the p... Read More

Using sector-scan sonar for the survey and management of submerged archaeological sites (2017)
Journal Article
Henderson, J., & Abbott, B. (in press). Using sector-scan sonar for the survey and management of submerged archaeological sites. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 46(2), doi:10.1111/1095-9270.12240

This paper reports the results of using a sector scan sonar to record a range of submerged archaeological sites in both shallow and deep water locations. The Kongsberg MS 1000 sector scan sonar was developed for the commercial sector typically to car... Read More

Tastes in the Roman provinces: an archaeobotanical approach to socio-cultural change (2017)
Book Chapter
Livarda, A. (2017). Tastes in the Roman provinces: an archaeobotanical approach to socio-cultural change. In K. Rudolph (Ed.), Taste and the ancient sensesRoutledge

Taste is a complicated matter. Give a plate of Brussels sprouts to a heterogeneous group of people and you will receive a range of responses, from disgusting to delicious. What determines food preferences is subject to much scholarly research, which... Read More