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The origins of nomadic pastoralism in the eastern Jordanian steppe: a combined stable isotope and chipped stone assessment (2019)
Journal Article
Miller, H., Baird, D., Pearson, J., Lamb, A., Grove, M., Martin, L., & Garrard, A. (2019). The origins of nomadic pastoralism in the eastern Jordanian steppe: a combined stable isotope and chipped stone assessment. Levant, https://doi.org/10.1080/00758914.2019.1651560

The circumstances in which domestic animals were first introduced to the arid regions of the Southern Levant and the origins of nomadic pastoralism, have been the subject of considerable debate. Nomadic pastoralism was a novel herd management practic... Read More

The Curse of the pXRF: the Negative Consequences of the Popularity of Handheld XRF Analysis of Copper-Based Metal Artefacts (2019)
Journal Article
Pearce, M. (2019). The Curse of the pXRF: the Negative Consequences of the Popularity of Handheld XRF Analysis of Copper-Based Metal Artefacts. Metalla, 24(2), 81-85

In this paper I shall explore some of the negative consequences of the current popularity of portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF) analysis. There is no doubt that this portable device, which can be taken to museums and sites, has revolutionised the stu... Read More

Landscape, Monumentality and Expression of Group identities in Iron Age and Roman east Kent (2019)
Journal Article
Wallace, L., & Mullen, A. (2019). Landscape, Monumentality and Expression of Group identities in Iron Age and Roman east Kent. Britannia, doi:10.1017/S0068113X19000308

The Canterbury Hinterland Project (CHP) has combined aerial photographic and LiDAR analysis, synthesis of HER and other data across east Kent with targeted survey south and east of Canterbury. We present possible hillforts, temples, large enclosures,... Read More

Inner nature and outward appearance in Euripides' Electra (2019)
Journal Article
STEWART, E. (in press). Inner nature and outward appearance in Euripides' Electra. PHOENIX,

This paper presents a new interpretation of Euripides’ Electra centred on the issue of hereditary excellence. The question of how nobility is to be defined and recognised forms a unifying theme of this work and is of crucial importance for the develo... Read More

Early fabric in historic towns: timber-framed buildings in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, c.1350-1650 (2019)
Journal Article
King, C. (2016). Early fabric in historic towns: timber-framed buildings in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, c.1350-1650. Vernacular Architecture,

This article presents the results of an Historic England (then English Heritage) funded volunteer building recording project in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, conducted by the Southwell Community Archaeology Group under the direction of Dr Chris King (U... Read More

Transformations de la Gaule sous l’Empire romain : une culture de l’écrit au service de la production de masse (2019)
Book Chapter
Mullen, A. (in press). Transformations de la Gaule sous l’Empire romain : une culture de l’écrit au service de la production de masse. In La culture de l'écritEditions de Boccard

The rise of Rome brought with it the creation and spread of a culture of writing across Gaul. Another major transformation of the Roman period was the advent of mass production. These two developments coincided in the large potteries to produce local... Read More

Archaeological and biometric perspectives on the development of chicken landraces in the Horn of Africa (2019)
Journal Article
Woldekiros, H. S., D'Andrea, A. C., Thomas, R., Foster, A., Lebrasseur, O., Miller, H., …Sykes, N. (2019). Archaeological and biometric perspectives on the development of chicken landraces in the Horn of Africa. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, doi:10.1002/oa.2773

Domestic chickens (Gallus gallus domesticus L., 1758) were integrated into agricultural systems in the Horn of Africa as early as the pre-Aksumite period (c. 2,500 years ago), after they were introduced from Asia through land and maritime trade and e... Read More

Myrmeicus or Myrmecius? (2019)
Journal Article
WOUDHUYSEN, G. (2019). Myrmeicus or Myrmecius?. Mnemosyne, 72(5), 840–860 . https://doi.org/10.1163/1568525X-12342607

In this article, I examine the name of a friend and correspondent of the fourth-century poet Avienius, commonly identified hitherto as Flavianus Myrmeicus. After summarising the current state of research and translating the verse epistle which he rec... Read More

Experiencing North American Bears in post-medieval Britain (2018)
Book Chapter
O'Regan, H. (2020). Experiencing North American Bears in post-medieval Britain. In H. A. Lapham, & G. A. Waselkov (Eds.), Bears: Archaeological and Ethnohistorical Perspectives in Native Eastern North AmericaUniversity Press of Florida

North American bears have had cultural significance outside the United States. This chapter explores the role of black, brown and polar bears in Britain, focussing on the period following the founding of the Hudson Bay Company in the late 1600s. Both... Read More

Representation and novelty in Aeschylus' Theoroi (2018)
Journal Article
Thomas, O. (in press). Representation and novelty in Aeschylus' Theoroi. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies,

This article argues in favour of the view that in Aeschylus' Theoroi (aka Isthmiastai) the satyrs had absconded from Dionysus’ choral training, and dedicate a set of votive masks on Poseidon’s Isthmian temple. I propose that at the end of fr. 78c Dio... Read More

Re-analysis of archaeobotanical remains from pre- and early agricultural sites provides no evidence for a narrowing of the wild plant food spectrum during the origins of agriculture in southwest Asia (2018)
Journal Article
Michael, W., Glynis, J., Michael, C., Emily, F., Eleanor, S., Vincent, B., …Catherine, P. (2019). Re-analysis of archaeobotanical remains from pre- and early agricultural sites provides no evidence for a narrowing of the wild plant food spectrum during the origins of agriculture in southwest Asia. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 28(4), 449–463 . doi:10.1007/s00334-018-0702-y

Archaeobotanical evidence from southwest Asia is often interpreted as showing that the spectrum of wild plant foods narrowed during the origins of agriculture, but it has long been acknowledged that the recognition of wild plants as foods is problema... Read More

Alpine ice-core evidence for the transformation of the European monetary system, AD 640-670 (2018)
Journal Article
Loveluck, C., McCormick, M., Spaulding, N. E., Clifford, H., Handley, M. J., Hartman, L., …Mayewski, P. A. (2018). Alpine ice-core evidence for the transformation of the European monetary system, AD 640-670. Antiquity, doi:10.15184/aqy.2018.110

The seventh-century AD switch from gold to silver currencies transformed the socio-economic landscape of North-west Europe. The source of silver, however, has proven elusive. Recent research, integrating ice-core data from the Colle Gnifetti drill si... Read More

Uncovering Constans’ image (2018)
Book
WOUDHUYSEN, G. (2018). Uncovering Constans’ image. In D. P. Burgersdijk, & A. J. Ross (Eds.), Imagining emperors in the later Roman empire, 158-182. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers. doi:10.1163/9789004370920_009