Publications

 

Stone Age Archaeology Laboratory

Publications

2017

Douglass, M., Lin, S., Braun D. R., and Plummer, T. W. (2017) Core use-life distributions in lithic assemblages as a means for reconstructing behavioral patterns. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory

Patterson, D. B. Braun, D. R., Behrensmeyer, A. K., Lehmann, S. B., Merritt, S.R., Reeves, J.S., Wood, B.A., and Bobe, R. (2017) Landscape scale heterogeneity in the East Turkana Ecosystem during the Okote member (1.56-1.38 Ma). Journal of Human Evolution

Hatala, K., Roach, N.T., Ostrofsky, K., Wunderlich, R. E., Dingwall, H., Villmoare, B.V., Green, D.G., Braun, D. R., Harris, J.W. K., Behrensmeyer, A. K., and Richmond, B. G. (2017) Hominin track and trackway assemblages from the Okote Member deposits near Ileret, Kenya and their implications for understanding fossil hominin paleontology at 1.5 Ma. Journal of Human Evolution

Roach, N.T., Du, A., Hatala, K.G., Ostrofsky, K., Reeves, J.S., Braun, D. R., Harris, J.W. K., Behrensmeyer, A. K., and Richmond, B.G. (2017) Pleistocene animal communities at a 1.5 million-year-old lake margin grassland and their relationship to Homo erectus paleoecology. Journal of Human Evolution

Hlubik, S., Cutts, R., Braun, D. R., Berna, F., Feibel, C.S., Harris, J.W.K., (2017) Hominin fire use in the Okote Member at Koobi Fora, Kenya: new evidence for the old debate. Journal of Human Evolution

Hlubik, S., Berna, F., Feibel,C., Braun, D. R., Harris, JWK. (2017) Researching the nature of fire at 1.5 mya on the site of FxJj20 AB, Koobi Fora, Kenya using high-resolution spatial analysis and FTIR spectrometry. Current Anthropology

Green, D.G., Chirchir, H., Mbua, E., Harris, J.W.K., Braun, D. R., Griffin, N., and Richmond, B.G. (2017) Scapular morphology of Paranthropus boisei from Koobi Fora, Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution

Tennie, C., Premo, L., Braun, D. R. and McPherron, S.P. (2017) Resetting the null hypothesis: Lithic technology and cultural transmission. Current Anthropology

Patterson, D. B., D. R. Braun, A. K. Behrensmeyer, S. Merritt, I. Zliobaite, J. S. Reeves, B. A. Wood, M. Fortelius, and R. Bobe. (2017) "Ecosystem evolution and hominin paleobiology at East Turkana, northern Kenya between 2.0 and 1.4 Ma." Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.

Sahle, Y. and Braun, D. R. (2017) Middle Stone Age pointed tool function in the Gademotta Formation, Ethiopia: A reply to Douze and Delagnes. Journal of Human Evolution


2016

Hatala, K., Roach, N. T., Ostrofsky, K., Wunderlich, R. E., Dingwall, H. L., Villmoare, B. A., Green, D. J., Braun, D. R., Harris, J. W.K., and Richmond, B. G. (2016) Fossil footprints preserve direct evidence of modern human-like gait and group composition in Homo erectus. Nature: Scientific Reports

Dibble, H.L., Holdaway, S., Lin, S.C., Braun, D. R., Douglass, M.J., Iovita, R., McPherron, S. P., Olszewski, D., and Sandgathe, D. (2016) Major fallacies surrounding stone artifacts and assemblages. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory.

Lehmann, S.B., Levin, N.E., Braun, D.R., Dennis, K.J., Stynder, D.D., Bishop, L.C., Forrest, F. and Patterson, D.B. (2016) Stable isotopic composition of fossil mammal teeth and environmental change in southwestern South Africa during the Pliocene and Pleistocene. Paleoecology, Paleoclimatology and Paleogeography

Patterson, D.B., Mathews, T., Lehmann, S., Levin, N.E., Stynder, D. D., Forrest, F., Bishop, L. C., and Braun D. R. (2016) Stable isotope ecology of dune molerats (Bathyergus suillus) from Elandsfontein, South Africa: implications for Mid-Pleistocene C4 environments and hominin paleoecology in the Western Cape. Paleoecology, Paleoclimatology and Paleogeography

Roach, N. T., Hatala, K., Ostrofsky, K., Villmoare, B., Reeves, J., Du, A., Braun, D. R., Harris, J. W.K., Behrensmeyer, A. K., Richmond, B.G. (2016) Pleistocene footprints show intensive use of lake margin habitats by Homo erectus groups. Nature: Scientific Reports 6, 26374; doi: 10.1038/srep26374 (2016).

Braun, D. R., Pante, M., and Archer, W. (2016) Cut marks on bone surfaces: influences on variation in the form of traces of ancient behaviour. Interface Focus: 6: 20160006  

Tennie C, Braun DR, Premo LS, McPherron SP. (2016) The Island Test for Cumulative Culture in the Paleolithic. In: Haidle NM, Conard JN, Bolus M, editors. The Nature of Culture: Based on an Interdisciplinary Symposium ‘The Nature of Culture’, Tübingen, Germany. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands; 2016. p. 121-33.

Braun DR, Pante MC, Archer W. Cut marks on bone surfaces: influences on variation in the form of traces of ancient human behaviour. Interface Focus:. 2016.


2015

Dogandzic, T., McPherron, S. P., and Braun, D. R. (2015). Edge Length and Surface Area of a Blank: Experimental Assessment of Measures, Size Predictions and Utility. Public Library of Science One
 
Presnyakova D, Archer W, Braun DR, and Flear W. (2015). Documenting Differences between Early Stone Age Flake Production Systems: An Experimental Model and Archaeological Verification. Public Library of Science One
 
Villmoare B, Kimbel WH, Seyoum C, Campisano CJ, DiMaggio E, Rowan J, Braun DR, Arrowsmith JR, and Reed KE. (2015). Response to Comment on “Early Homo at 2.8 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Afar, Ethiopia”. Science
 
Villmoare B., Kimbel W.H., Seyoum C., Campisano C.J., DiMaggio E.N., Rowan J., Braun D.R., Arrowsmith J.R., and Reed K.E. (2015) Early Homo at 2.8 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Afar, Ethiopia. Science 

2014

Kyriacou K., Parkington J.E., Marais A.D., and Braun D.R. (2014). Nutrition, modernity and the archaeological record: Coastal resources and nutrition among Middle Stone Age hunter-gatherers on the western Cape coast of South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 

Caruana, M.V., Carvalho, S.C., Braun, D. R., Presnyakova, D. A., Haslam, M., Archer, W., Bobe, R., and Harris, J. W. K. (2014) Qunatifying traces of tool use: A novel morphometric analysis of damage patterns on percussive tools. Public Library of Science One.

McPherron, S.P., Braun, D.R., Dogandzic, Desta, D., Lin, S., Archer, W. (2014). An experimental assessment of the influences on edge damage to lithic artifacts: A consideration of edge angle, substrate, grain size, raw material properties and exposed face. Journal of Archaeological Science.
 
 Ziipkin, A. M.,  John M. Hanchar, Alison S. Brooks, Mark W. Grabowski, Jessica C. Thompson, Elizabeth Gomani-Chindebvu. (2014) Ochre fingerprints: Distinguishing among Malawian mineral pigment sources with Homogenized Ochre Chip LA-ICPMS. Archaeometry

Archer, W., Braun, D. R., Harris, J. W. K., and Richmond, B. G. (2014) Aquatic resource use by Pleistocene Hominins in the Koobi Fora Formation. Journal of Human Evolution. [Special Issue: The Role of Freshwater and Marine Resources in Hominin Diet]

Lemorini, C., Plummer, T.W., Braun, D. R., Bishop, L. C., Hertel, F., Ditchfield, P.W. and Potts, R. (2014) Old stones' song: Use-wear experiments and analysis of the Oldowan quartz and quartzite assemblage from Kanjera South (Kenya). Journal of Human Evolution.


2013

Sahle, Y., Hutchings, W.K., Braun, D. R., Sealy, J.C., Morgan, L. E., Negash, A., and Atnafu, B. (2013) Earliest stone-tipped projectiles from the Ethiopian Rift date to >279,000 years ago. Public Library of Science One.

Braun, D. R., Levin, N.E., Stynder, D.D., Herries, A.I., Archer, W., Forrest, F., Roberts, D., Mathews, T., Lehman, S., Pickering, S., and Fitzsimmons, K. (2013) Pleistocene hominin occupation of the Western Cape, South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews

Lin, S., Rezek, Z., Braun, D.R. & Dibble, H.L. (2013) On the utility and economization of unretouched flakes: The effects of exterior platform angle and platfrom depth. American Antiquity.

Sahle, Y., Morgan, L.E., Braun, D.R. & Hutchings, W.K. (2013) The context of the Late Middle Pleistocene occupations in the Gademotta Formation, Main Ethiopian Rift. Quaternary International.

Archer, W., Braun, D.R., (2013). Investigating the Signature of Aquatic Resource Use within Pleistocene Hominin Dietary Adaptations, Public Library of Science One.

Ferarro, J. V., Plummer, T.W., Pobiner, B., Oliver, J.S., Bishop, L.C., Braun, D. R., Ditchfield, P.W., Seaman, J.W., Binetti, K.M., Seaman, J. W., Hertl, F, and Potts, R. (2013) Two-million-year-old evidence of persistent hominin carnivory. Public Library of Science One.


2012

Sahle, Y, C., Negash, A., and Braun, D. R. (2012) Variability in ethnographic hidescraper use among the Hadiya of Ethiopia: Implications for reduction analysis. African Archaeological Review


2011

Ndiema, K. E., Dillian, C. D., Braun, D. R., Harris, J. W. K., and Kiura, P. (2011) New insights on mobility patterns and obsidian source use strategies during the transition to pastoralism, Koobi Fora, Kenya. Archaeometry.


2010

Braun, D. R. (2010) Paleoanthropology: Australopithecine butchers. Nature

Braun, D. R., Harris, J.W.K., Levin, N. E., McCoy, J. T., Herries, A. I. R., Bamford, M., Bishop, L.. C., Richmond, B. G., Kibunjia, M. (2010) Early hominin diet included diverse terrestrial and aquatic animals 1.95 Myr ago in East Turkana, Kenya. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (U.S.A.) 

Archer, W. A., Braun, D. R. (2010) Morphometric analysis of Acheulian technology at Elandsfontein, Western Cape, South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science. 


2009

Plummer, T., Ditchfield, P., Bishop, L. C., Kingston, J., Ferraro, J. V., Braun, D. R., Hertel, F., Potts, R. (2009) Oldest evidence of toolmaking hominins in a grassland-dominated ecosystem. Public Library of Science One

Brown, K. S., Marean, C. W., Herries, A. I., Jacobs, Z., Tribolo, C., Braun, D. R., Myers, M., Bernatchez, J. (2009) Fire as an engineering tool of early modern humans in coastal South Africa. Science

Bennett, M. R., Harris, J. W. K., Richmond, B. G., Braun, D. R., Mbua, E., Kiura, P., Olago, D., Kibunjia, M., Omuombo, C., Behrensmeyer, A. K., Huddart, D., Gonzalez, S. (2009) Early hominin foot morphology based on 1.5 million year-old footprints from Ileret, Kenya. Science 

Braun, D. R., Plummer, T. P., Ferraro, J. V., Ditchfield, P., Bishop, L. C. (2009) Raw material quality and Oldowan hominin toolstone preferences: Evidence from Kanjera South, Kenya. Journal of Archaeological Science 

Braun, D., Harris, J. W. K., and Maina, D. (2009) Oldowan raw material procurement and use: Evidence from the Koobi Fora Formation. Archaeometry


2008

Braun, D. R., Rogers, M. J., Harris, J. W. K., and Walker, S. J. (2008) Landscape scale variation in hominin tool use: Evidence from the Developed Oldowan of the Koobi Fora Formation. Journal of Human Evolution

Braun, D. R., Plummer, T., Ditchfield, P., Ferraro, J. V., Maina, D., Bishop, L. C., Potts, R. (2008) Oldowan behavior and raw material transport: Perspectives from the Kanjera Formation. Journal of Archaeological Science 

Braun, D. R., Tactikos, J., Ferraro, J., Arnow, S., and Harris, J. W. K. (2008) Oldowan reduction sequences: Methodological considerations. Journal of Archaeological Science

Braun, D. R., Pobiner, B., and Thompson, J. (2008) An experimental investigation of cut mark production and stone tool attrition. Journal of Archaeological Science.

Bishop, L. C., Plummer, T., Ferraro, J. V., Braun, D. R., Ditchfield, P. W., Hertel, F., Kingston, J., Hicks, J. and Potts, R. (2008) Recent research into Oldowan hominid activities at Kanjera South, western Kenya. African Archaeological Review.