Recent Articles


Le Roy, M. and Murphy, E. 2020. Archaeothanatology as a tool for interpreting death during pregnancy: A proposed methodology using examples from Medieval Ireland, pp. 211-34 in Gowland, R. and Halcrow, S. (eds.), The Mother-Infant Nexus in Anthropology: Small Beginnings, Significant Outcomes. New York: Springer.


Donnelly, C., Murphy, E., McKean, D. and McKerr, L. 2019. Migration and Memorials: Irish Cultural Identity in Early Nineteenth-Century Lowell, Massachusetts. International Journal of Historical Archaeology early online view.

Loyer, J., Murphy, E., Ruppe, M., Moiseyev, V., Khartanovich, V., Zammit, J., Rottier, S., Potrakhov, N., Bessonov, V. and Obodovskiy, A. 2019. Co-morbidity with hypertrophic osteoarthropathy: a possible Iron Age Sarmatian case from the Volga steppe of Russia. International Journal of Paleopathology 24, 66-78.

McSparron, C., Donnelly, C., Murphy, E. and Geber, J. 2020. Migration, group agency, and archaeology: A new theoretical model. International Journal of Historical Archaeology early online view.

Murphy, E., Donnelly, C. and McKean, D. 2019. In a city of mills and canals: Mortality among pre-teen and teenage Irish workers in mid-nineteenth-century industrial Lowell, Massachusetts. Childhood in the Past 12.2, 117-28.

Rabett, R.J., Pryor, A.J.E., Simpson, D.J., Farr, L.R., Pyne-O’Donnell, S., Blaauw, M., Crowhurst, S., Mulligan, R.P.M., Hunt, C.O., Stevens, R., Fiacconi, M., Beresford-Jones, D.,  Karrow, P.F. 2019. A multi-proxy reconstruction of environmental change in the vicinity of the North Bay outlet of pro-glacial Lake Algonquin. Open Quaternary, 5(1), p.12. DOI: (blog post for this article: here)

Rabett, R., Coward, F. Tran Tan Van et al. 2019. Human Adaptation to Coastal Evolution: Late Quaternary evidence from Southeast Asia (SUNDASIA) – A report on the second year of the project. Vietnam Archaeology 13(2018): 23-49.

Stimpson, C.M., Utting, B., O’Donnell, S., Huong, N.T.M., Kahlert, T., Manh, B.V., Khnah, P.S., Rabett, R.J. 2019. An 11000-year-old giant muntjac subfossil from Northern Vietnam: implications for past and present populations. Royal Society Open Science 6: 181461.


Donnelly, C. J. and Murphy, E. M. 2018. Children’s Burial Grounds (Cillíní) in Ireland: New Insights into an Early Modern Religious Tradition, pp. 608-28 in Crawford, S., Hadley, D. and Shepherd, G. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Childhood. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Donnelly, C. J. and Murphy, E. M. 2018. Violence in Later Medieval Ireland: The osteological evidence and its historical context, pp. 108-28 in Campbell, E., Fitzpatrick, E. and Horning, A. (eds.), Becoming and Belonging in Ireland. Cork: Cork University Press. 

Geber, J. and Murphy, E. 2018. Dental markers of poverty: biocultural deliberations on oral health of the poor in mid‐nineteenth‐century Ireland. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 167, 840-55.

Moiseyev, V., Buzhilova, A. and Murphy, E. M. 2018. From the time of Tsar Peter the Great to modern Russia: The development of physical anthropology and bioarchaeology, pp. 127-40 in O’Donnabhain, B. and Lozada, M. C. (eds.), Archaeological Human Remains: Global Perspectives Vol. 2 (Springer Briefs in Archaeology). New York: Springer.

Murphy, E. and Donnelly, C. 2018. Together in death: Demography and funerary practices in contemporary multiple interments in Irish Medieval burial grounds, pp. 119-41 in Lillehammer, G. and Murphy, E. (eds.), Across the Generations: The Old and the Young in Past Societies (AmS-Skrifter 26; SSCIP Monograph 8). Norway: AM-UiS publisher.

Taylor, G. M., Murphy, E. M., Mendum, T. A., Pike, A. W. G., Linscott, B., Wu, H., O’Grady, J., Richardson, H., O’Donovan, E., Troy, C. and Stewart, G. R. 2018. Leprosy at the edge of Europe—Biomolecular, isotopic and osteoarchaeological findings from medieval Ireland. PLoS ONE 13 (12): e0209495


Hill, E.A., Reimer, P.J., Hunt, C.O., Prendergast, A.L., Barker, G.W. 2017. Radiocarbon Ecology of the Land Snail Helix Melanostoma in Northeastern Libya. Radiocarbon: 1-22.

Bouffiès C., Le Roy M., Tchérémissinoff Y., Gros O., Gros A-C., 2017, Étude anthropologique et spatiale du dolmen des Abrits n°2 (Beaulieu, Ardèche) : recrutement funéraire et modalités de gestion d’une sépulture collective du Néolithique final, Ardèche Archéologie, p. 31-39.

Mays, S., Gowland, R., Halcrow, S. and Murphy, E. 2017. Child Bioarchaeology: Perspectives on the Past Ten Years. Childhood in the Past 10.1, 38-56.

Megarry, W.P., Davenport, B.A., Comer, D.C. 2017. Emerging applications of LiDAR / airborne laser scanning in the management of World Heritage sites. Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 18(4): 393-410.

McKerr, L., Graham, B., Sloan, B. and Murphy, E. 2017. Space and Place: Lessons from National School Buildings in the North of Ireland. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 21, 785-805.

Murphy, E. M. 2017. Atypical Burial Practice and Juvenile Age-at-death in Later Medieval Gaelic Ireland: The Evidence from Ballyhanna, Co. Donegal, pp. 227-48 in Murphy, E. M. and Le Roy, M. Children, Death and Burial: Archaeological Discourses. Oxford: Oxbow Books.

Rabett, R., Ludgate, N., Stimpson, C., Hill, E., Hunt, C., Ceron, J., Farr, L., Morley, M., Reynolds, T., Zukswert, H., Simpson, D., Nyiri, B., Verhoeven, M., Appleby, J., Meneely, J., Phan, L., Dong, N-N., Lloyd-Smith, L., Hawkes, J. Blyth, A., Nguyen Cao Tan. 2017. Tropical limestone forest resilience and late Pleistocene foraging during MIS-2 in the Tràng An massif, Vietnam. Quaternary International 448: 62-81.


Cassidy, L. M., Martiniano, R., Murphy, E. M., Teasdale, M. D., Mallory, J., Hartwell, B. and Bradley, D. G. 2016. Neolithic and Bronze Age migration to Ireland and establishment of the insular Atlantic genome. PNAS 113, 368-73.

Chase, B.M., Boom, A., Carr, A.S., Chevalier, M., Lim, S., Meadows, M.E., and Reimer, P.J. 2016. Drivers and responses of late Quaternary southern African palaeoenvironments. Quaternary International 404(Part B): 203.

Chawchai, S., Yamoah, K.A., Smittenberg, R.H., Kurkela, J., Väliranta, M., Chabangborn, A., Blaauw, M., Fritz, S.C., Reimer, P.J., and Wohlfarth, B. 2016. Lake Kumphawapi revisited–a synthesis of Holocene environmental and climatic changes for NE Thailand. The Holocene 26 (4): 614-626.

Flantua, S.G.A., Blaauw, M., Hooghiemstra, H., 2016. Geochronological database and classification system for age uncertainties in Neotropical pollen records. Climate of the Past 12, 387-414.

Frantz, L.A.F., Mullin, V.E., Pionnier-Capitan, M., Lebrasseur, O., Ollivier, M., Perri, A., Linderholm, A., Mattiangeli, V., Teasdale, M.D., Dimopoulos, E.A., Tresset, A., Duffraisse, M., McCormick, F., Bartosiewicz, L., Gál, E., Nyerges, E.A., Sablin, M.V., Bréhard, S.,  Mashkour, M., Balasescu, A., Gillet, B., Hughes, S., Chassaing, O., Hitte, C., Vigne, J-D., Dobney, K., Hänni, C., Bradley, D.G., and Larson, G. 2016. Genomic and archaeological evidence suggest a dual origin of domestic dogs. Science 352(6290): 1228-1231; DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf3161

Krueger, M. and Brandherm, D. 2016. Early Iron Age pottery in south-western Iberia: archaeometry and chronology. In D. Delfino, P. Piccardo, & J. C. Baptista (eds.) Networks of Trade in Raw Materials and Technological Innovations in Prehistory and Protohistory: An Archaeometry Approach: Proceedings of the XVII UISPP World Congress (Burgos, Spain) Vol. 12/Session B34. Oxford: Archaeopress, pp. 95–103.

Le Roy M., Rivollat M., Mendisco F., Pemonge M.H., Coutelier C., Couture C., Tillier A.m., Rottier S., Deguilloux M.F. 2016. Distinct ancestries for similar funerary practices? A GIS analysis that compares funerary with biological and aDNA data from the Middle Neolithic necropolis Gurgy “Les Noisats” (Yonne, France). Journal of Archaeological Science 73: 45-54.

Le Roy M., Bec Drelon N. 2016. Le dolmen des Isserts (Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière, Hérault) : étude anthropologique et considérations ethno-archéologiques. Actes des 11e Rencontres Méridionales de Préhistoire Récente, du 25 au 27 septembre 2014, Montpellier, p. 443-451.

Bec Drelon N., Recchia Quiniou J., Le Roy M. 2016. Le dolmen des Isserts (Saint-Jean-de-la-Blaquière, 34) : implantation territoriale, évolution de l’architecture tumulaire et différenciation des espaces internes. Actes des 11e Rencontres Méridionales de Préhistoire Récente, du 25 au 27 septembre 2014, Montpellier, p. 67-85.

Lim, S., Chase, B.M., Chevalier, M., and Reimer, P.J. 2016. 50,000 years of vegetation and climate change in the southern Namib Desert, Pella, South Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology 451: 197-209.

McCormick, F. and Kastholm, O. 2016. A viking ship graffito from Kilclief, Co. Down Internatioinal Journal of Nautical Archaeology doi: 10.1111/1095-9270.12207

McCormick, F. and Murray, E.V. 2016. The zooarchaeology of Medieval Ireland. In U. Alberella (ed.) The Oxford handbook of Zooarchaeology, Oxford University Press, pp. 195-213.

Murphy, E. M. and Khokhlov, A. 2016. Biocultural analysis of the prehistoric populations of the Volga region, pp. 147-214 in Anthony, D., Brown, D., Khokhlov, A., Kuznetsov, P. and Mochalov, O. (eds.), The Samara Valley Project: A Bronze Age Landscape in the Russian Steppes (American School of Prehistoric Research). Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

Piper, P. and Rabett, R. 2016. Vertebrate fauna from the Niah Caves. The Archaeology of the Niah Caves, Sarawak Vol. 2, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research: Cambridge, pp. 401-438.

Piper, P., Lewis, H., Reynolds, T., McLaren, S., Rabett, R., Cole, F., Szabo, K., Farr, L., and Barker, G. 2016. The NCP excavations in Lobang Hangus, Lobang Tulang, Gan Kira and Kain Hitam. The Archaeology of the Niah Caves, Sarawak Vol. 2, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research: Cambridge, pp. 65-80.

Rabett, R. 2016. Bone and tusk tools from the West Mouth and Lobang Hangus. The Archaeology of the Niah Caves, Sarawak Vol. 2, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research: Cambridge, pp. 301-324.

Richards, C., Jones, A.M., MacSween, A., Sheridan, A., Dunbar, E., Reimer, P.J., Bayliss, A., Griffiths, S., and Whittle, A., 2016, Settlement Duration and Materiality: Formal chronological models for the development of Barnhouse, a grooved ware settlement in Orkney. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 82: 193-225.

Svyatko, S.V., Schulting, R., Poliakov, A., Ogle, N., and Reimer, P.J. 2016. A lack of freshwater reservoir effects in human radiocarbon dates in the Eneolithic to Iron Age in the Minusinsk Basin: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences.

Tasic, N., Maric, M., Filipovic, D., Penezic, K., Dunbar, E., Reimer, P.J., Barclay, A.J., Bayliss, A., Gaydarska, B., and Whittle, A. 2016. Interwoven strands for refining the chronology of the Neolithic tell of Vinca-Belo Brdo, Serbia. Radiocarbon 58(4): 795-831.


Krueger, M., Brandherm, D. and  Niedzielski, P. 2015. Prezentacja podstawowych zaoe projektu badawczego pt. „Pocztki epoki elaza w poudniowo-zachodniej czci Pówyspu Iberyjskiego: chronologia i kultura materialna”. Wielkopolskie Sprawozdania Archeologiczne 16: 31–35.

Le Roy M. 2015. Les enfants au Néolithique : Du contexte funéraire à l’interprétation socioculturelle en France de 5700 à 2100 ans av. J.-C., Bulletins de la Société Préhistorique française, Résumé de Thèse, Tome 112, numéro 3, juillet-septembre 2015, p. 569-570.

Jovanovic J., De Becdelièvre C., Goude G., Le Roy M., Herrscher E., Stefanovic S. 2015. Diet and health status of children at the Mesolithic and Neolithic in the Danube Gorges, ARCHAICA 3: 43-65.

McLaughlin, R., Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2015. The Xaghra plateau. A focal point in Gozo’s past. Festa Marija Bambina 2015: 42-45.

McLaughlin, R., Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 2015. Studying Sustainability and fragility in prehistoric MaltaEuropean Archaeologist 45: 32-35.

Stoddart, S., Hunt,  C., Malone, C., Pace, A., Stroud, K. and Vella, N. 2015. FRAGSUS. Steady State, florescence and bust: an alternative insular model from Malta. European Archaeologist 45: 27-29.


Armit, I., Swindles, G.T., Becker, K., Plunkett, G., Blaauw, M., 2014. Rapid climate change did not cause population collapse at the end of the European Bronze Age. PNAS 111: 17045-17049.

Brandherm, D. 2014. Late Bronze Age casting debris and other base metal finds from Haughey’s Fort. Emania 22: 59–68.

Hunt, C. and Rabett, R. 2014. Holocene landscape intervention and plant food production strategies in Island and Mainland Southeast Asia. Journal of Archaeological Science 51: 22–33.

Le Roy M., Rottier S., De Becdelièvre C., Thiol S., Tillier A-m. 2014. Changes in funerary behaviors from middle to recent Neolithic in France: Evidence from two settlements from the Paris basin, Archaeologische Korrespondantzblats, 3: 337-351.

Bec Drelon N., Le Roy M., Recchia Quiniou J. 2014. Autour de la chambre : nouveaux éléments de réflexion sur les structures tumulaires. Apport des fouilles récentes de cinq dolmens de l’Hérault. In Chronologie de la Préhistoire récentes dans le Sud de la France : Acquis 1992-2012. Actes des 10e Rencontres Méridionales de Préhistoire Récente, du 18 au 20 octobre 2012, Porticcio, p. 569-582.

McKerr, L. and Murphy, E. 2014. Tales Out of School – The ‘Hidden Curriculum’ in National Schools in the North of Ireland During the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries. Childhood in the Past 7.1, 49-71.

Murphy, E., Macdonald, P., Donnelly, C., MacDonagh, M., McKenzie, C. and Carver, N. 2014. The ‘Lost’ Medieval Gaelic Church and Graveyard at Ballyhanna, County Donegal: An Overview of the Excavated Evidence, pp. 125-142 in Corlett, C. and Potterton, M. (eds.), The Early Church in Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press.

O’Donnabhain, B. and Murphy, E. 2014. The Development of the Contextual Analysis of Human Remains in Ireland, pp. 155-164 in O’Donnabhain, B. and Lozada, M. C. (eds.), Archaeological Human Remains: Global Perspectives (SpringerBriefs in Archaeology).London: Springer (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-06370-6_11).