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Wicks, K., Pirie, A. and Mithen, S. (2014) Settlement patterns in the late Mesolithic of western Scotland: the implications of Bayesian analysis of radiocarbon dates and inter-site technological comparisons. Journal of Archaeological Science, 41. pp. 406-422. ISSN 0305-4403 doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2013.07.003

Mithen, S. (2013) Tiny objects writ large: the private world of ice age art made public. World Art, 3 (2). pp. 175-187. ISSN 2150-0908 doi: 10.1080/21500894.2013.825312

Mithen, S., Wicks, K., Austin, P., Black, S., Cowie, T., Elliott, S., Ingrem, C. and Smith, S. (2013) Croig Cave: a late Bronze Age ornament deposition and 3,500 years of coastal foraging in NW Mull, Scotland. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. ISSN 0081-1564 (In Press)

Wade, A. J., Smith, S. J., Black, E. C. L., Brayshaw, D. J., Holmes, P.A.C., El-Bastawesy, M., Rambeau, C. M. C. and Mithen, S. J. (2012) A new method for the determination of Holocene palaeohydrology. Journal of Hydrology, 420-421. pp. 1-16. ISSN 0022-1694 doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.10.033

Wang, T., Surge, D. and Mithen, S. (2012) Seasonal temperature variability of the Neoglacial (3300–2500 BP) and Roman Warm Period (2500–1600 BP) reconstructed from oxygen isotope ratios of limpet shells (Patella vulgata), Northwest Scotland. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 317-318. pp. 104-113. ISSN 0031-0182 doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2011.12.016

Finlayson, B., Mithen, S. and Smith, S. (2011) On the edge: Southern Levantine Epipalaeolithic–Neolithic chronological succession. Levant, 43 (2). pp. 127-138. ISSN 0075-8914 doi: 10.1179/175638011X13112549592961

Mithen, S., Finlayson, B., Smith, S., Jenkins, E., Najjar, M. and Maricevic, D. (2011) An 11,600 year old communal structure from the Neolithic of southern Jordan. Antiquity, 85 (328). pp. 350-364. ISSN 0003-598X

Finlayson, B., Mithen, S., Najjar, M., Smith, S., Pankhurst, N. and Yeomans, L. (2011) Architecture, sedentism, and social complexity at Pre-Pottery Neolithic A WF16, Southern Jordan. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 108 (20). pp. 8183-8188. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1017642108

Finlayson, B., Kuijt, I. and Mithen, S. (2011) New evidence from Southern Jordan: rethinking the role of architecture in changing societies at the beginning of the Neolithic process. Paleorient (371). pp. 123-135. ISSN 0153-9345

Black, E., Mithen, S., Hoskins, B. and Cornforth, R. (2010) Water and society: past, present and future. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 368 (1931). pp. 5107-5110. ISSN 1364-503X doi: 10.1098/rsta.2010.0216

Mithen, S. (2010) The domestication of water: water management in the ancient world and its prehistoric origins in the Jordan Valley. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, 368 (1931). pp. 5249-5274. ISSN 5249-5274 doi: 10.1098/rsta.2010.0191

Mithen, S., Finlayson, B., Najjar, M., Jenkins, E., Smith , S., Hemsley, S., Maricevic, D., Pankhurst, N., Yeomans, L. and Al-Almarat, H. (2010) Excavations at the PPNA site of WF16: a report on the 2008 season. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan (53). pp. 115-126. ISSN 0449-1564

Mithen, S. (2009) The music instinct: the evolutionary basis of musicality. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1169. pp. 3-12. ISSN 1749-6632 doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.04590.x

Finlayson, B., Mithen, S., Jenkins, E. and Smith, S. (2009) New excavations at WF16, a Pre-Pottery Neolithic A site in southern Jordan. Antiquity, 83 (319). ISSN 0003-598X

Mithen, S. and Parsons, L. (2008) The Brain as a Cultural Artefact. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 18 (3). pp. 415-422. ISSN 0959-7743 doi: 10.1017/s0959774308000450

Mithen, S., Jenkins, E., Jamjoum, K., Nuimat, S., Nortcliff, S. and Finlayson, B. (2008) Experimental crop growing in Jordan to develop methodology for the identification of ancient crop irrigation. World Archaeology, 40 (1). pp. 7-25. ISSN 0043-8243 doi: 10.1080/00438240701843561

Whitehead, P., Smith, S. J., Wade, A. J., Mithen, S. J., Finlayson, B. L., Sellwood, B. and Valdes, P. (2008) Modelling of hydrology and potential population levels at Bronze Age Jawa, Northern Jordan: a Monte Carlo approach to cope with uncertainty. Journal of Archaeological Science, 35 (3). pp. 517-529. ISSN 0305-4403 doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2007.05.001

Mithen, S. (2008) 'Whatever turns you on': a response to Anna Machin, 'Why handaxes just aren't that sexy'. Antiquity, 82 (317). pp. 766-769. ISSN 0003-598X

Machin, A. J., Hosfield, R. T. and Mithen, S. J. (2007) Why are some handaxes symmetrical? Testing the influence of handaxe morphology on butchery effectiveness. Journal of Archaeological Science, 34 (6). pp. 883-893. ISSN 0305-4403 doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2006.09.008

Mithen, S. (2007) Did farming arise from a misapplication of social intelligence? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences, 362 (1480). pp. 705-718. ISSN 0962-8436 doi: 10.1098/rstb.2006.2005

Mithen, S.J., Wicks, K. and Hill, J. (2007) Fiskary Bay: a Mesolithic fishing camp on Coll. Scottish Archaeology News, 55. pp. 14-15.

Mithen, S., Pirie, A. and Smith, S. (2007) The Inner Hebrides Archaeological project 2006. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland, 7. p. 28.

Hughes, J. K., Haywood, A., Mithen, S. J., Sellwood, B. W. and Valdes, P. J. (2007) Investigating early hominin dispersal patterns: developing a framework for climate data integration. Journal of Human Evolution, 53 (5). pp. 465-474. ISSN 0047-2484 doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2006.12.011

Mithen, S.J., Austin, P., Kennedy, K., Lancaster, N., Emberson, H. and Finlayson, B.L. (2007) Neolithic woodland composition and exploitation in the Southern Levant: a comparison between archaeobotanical remains from WF16 and present day woodland at Hammam Adethni. Environmental Archaeology: the Journal of Human Palaeoecology, 12. pp. 49-70. ISSN 1461-4103 doi: 10.1179/174963107x172741

Mithen, S.J. (2007) Return to Staosnaig. British Archaeology, 97. pp. 28-31. ISSN 1357-4442

Mithen, S. (2007) Searching for the origins of language at Blombos Cave. British Archaeology, 93. pp. 17-19.

Mithen, S. (2007) The singing and dancing Neanderthals. Dig Magazine, 9. pp. 16-17.

Pirie, A., Mellars, P. A. and Mithen, S. (2006) Cnoc Coig: a Mesolithic shell midden assemblage. Lithics, 27. pp. 4-11. ISSN 0262-7817

Mithen, S. (2006) Ethnobiology and the evolution of the human mind. JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE , 12 (S1). S45-S61. ISSN 1359-0987 doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9655.2006.00272.x

Mithen, S. (2006) Exploring human : ape relationships through time. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 16 (2). pp. 257-258. ISSN 0959-7743 doi: 10.1017/s0959774306220158

Mithen, S.J., Pirie, A.E. and Smith, S. (2006) Newly discovered chipped stone assemblages from Tiree. Discovery and Excavation in Scotland, 6. p. 22.

Mithen, S.J. (2006) Overview and response to reviewers of The Singing Neanderthals. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 16 (1). pp. 97-112. ISSN 0959-7743 doi: 10.1017/S0959774306000060

Mithen, S.J. (2006) Review of 'Before the Dawn: recovering the lost history of our ancestors' by Nicholas Wade. New Scientist, 8 April. ISSN 0262-4079

Mithen, S.J. (2006) Review of 'The Archaeology of Warfare: prehistories of raiding and conquest', edited by Elizabeth Arkush and Mark Allen. New Scientist, 21 July (2561). pp. 54-55. ISSN 0262-4079

Mithen, S.J. (2006) Review of 'The Metaphysics of Apes: negotiating the animal-human boundary' by Raymond Corby. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 16 (8). pp. 257-258. ISSN 0959-7743 doi: 10.1017/S0959774306220158

Mithen, S.J. (2006) Review of 'The Quest for the Shaman' by M & S Aldhouse Green. Times Higher Educational Supplement, 26 August. ISSN 0379-7724

Mithen, S.J. (2006) Review of 'Understanding Early Civilisations' by Bruce Trigger. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 12 (3). pp. 683-684. ISSN 1359-0987 doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9655.2006.00359_9.x

Mithen, S.J. (2006) Review of 'Çatalhöyük : the Leopard's Tale. Revealing the mysteries of Turkey's ancient town' by Ian Hodder. Times Higher Educational Supplement, 18 August.

Mithen, S. (2006) The 'Singing Neanderthals': the origins of music, language, mind and body. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 16 (1). pp. 97-112. ISSN 0959-7743 doi: 10.1017/s0959774306000060

Mithen, S. (2005) Comments V: The need for an evolutionary perspective on the human mind. Archaeometry, 47. pp. 189-192. ISSN 0003-813X

Mithen, S. (2005) Moved by the music. New Scientist, 187 (2508). pp. 46-47. ISSN 0262-4079

Mithen, S.J., Finlayson, B. and Shaffrey, R. (2005) Sexual symbolism in the Early Neolithic of the southern Levant: pestles and mortars from WF16. Documenta Prahistorica, XXXII. pp. 103-110. ISSN 1408-967X

Machin, A.J., Hosfield, R.T. and Mithen, S.J. (2005) Testing the functional utility of handaxe symmetry: fallow deer butchery with replica handaxes. Lithics: the Journal of the Lithic Studies Society, 26. pp. 23-37.

Mithen, S. (2005) The goddess and the bull - Catalhoyuk: An archaeological journey to the dawn of civilization. Science, 308 (5723). pp. 794-795. ISSN 0036-8075 doi: 10.1126/science.1110796

Mithen, S. (2004) Examining the farming/language dispersal hypothesis. Science, 303 (5662). pp. 1298-1299. ISSN 0036-8075

Mithen, S.J. (2003) Neolithic beginnings in Western Asia and beyond. British Academy Review, 7. pp. 45-49.

Mithen, S.J. (2003) Of ice and men. Times Educational Supplement Teacher Magazine (Sept 5). pp. 8-11.

Mithen, S.J. (2003) Review of: Mack, J. The Museum of the Mind. New Scientist, 5 April 20 (2389). p. 52.

Mithen, S.J. (2003) Stepping out: when and why did our forebears first disperse from their African home? Planet Earth NERC (Summer 200). pp. 28-29.

Mithen, S.J. (2003) Thoroughly mobile minds. New Scientist, 178 (No 2395). pp. 40-41. ISSN 0262-4079

Mithen, S.J. (2003) Travels in time put flesh on forebears. Times Higher Educational Supplement (No 1594). pp. 22-23.

Mithen, S. and Reed, M. (2002) Stepping out: a computer simulation of hominid dispersal from Africa. Journal of Human Evolution, 43 (4). pp. 433-462. ISSN 0047-2484 doi: 10.1006/jhev.2002.0584

Finlayson, B., Pirie, A. and Mithen, S.J. (2001) The Dana-Faynan-Al-Ghuwayr Early Prehistory Project, spring 2000 season. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan (44). pp. 19-36. ISSN 0449-1564

Mithen, S. (2001) The evolution of the imagination: an archaeological perspective. SubStance, 30 (1-2). pp. 28-54. ISSN 1527-2095

Book or Report Section

Smith, S., Wade, A., Black, E., Brayshaw, D., Rambeau, C. and Mithen, S. (2011) From global climate change to local impact in Wadi Faynan, southern Jordan: ten millennia of human settlement in its hydrological context. In: Mithen, S. and Black, E. (eds.) Water, Life and Civilisation: Climate, Environment and Society in the Jordan Valley. International Hydrology Series. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 218-244. ISBN 9780521769570

Wade, A., Holmes, P., El Bastawesy, M., Smith, S., Black, E. and Mithen, S. (2011) The hydrology of the Wadi Faynan. In: Mithen, S. and Black, E. (eds.) Water, Life and Civilisation: Climate, Environment and Society in the Jordan Valley. International Hydrology Series. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 157-174. ISBN 9780521769570

Mithen, S. (2010) Excavating the prehistoric mind: the brain as a cultural artefact and material culture as biological extension. In: Dunbar, R., Gamble, C. and Gowlett, J. (eds.) Social brain, distributed mind. Proceedings of the British Academy (158). Oxford University Press for the British Academy, Oxford, pp. 481-503. ISBN 9780197264522

Smith, S.J., Hughes, J.K. and Mithen, S.J. (2009) Explaining global patterns in Lower Palaeolithic technology: simulations of hominin dispersals and cultural transmission using 'Stepping Out'. In: Shennan, S. (ed.) Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution. University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, pp. 175-190.

Mithen, S.J. (2009) The prehistory of the religious mind. In: Spurway, N. (ed.) Theology, Evolution and the Mind. Cambridge Scholars Press, Cambridge, pp. 10-41.

Mithen, S.J., Pirie, A., Whiting, C. and Finlayson, B.L. (2007) Archaeological survey of Wadis Faynan, Ghuwayr and El Bustan. In: Finlayson, B.L. and Mithen, S. J. (eds.) The Early Prehistory of Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan: Archaeological Survey of Wadis Faynan, Ghuwayr and El Bustan and Evaluation of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site of WF16. Levant Supplementary Series 4. Council for British Archaeology in the Levant/Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 46-114. ISBN 1-84217-212-3

Mithen, S.J. (2007) Creations of Pre-modern human minds: stone tool manufacture. In: Margolis, E. and Laurence, S. (eds.) Creations of the Mind: Theories of Artifacts and their Representation. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 289-311. ISBN 978-0-19-925099-8

Mithen, S.J. and Finlayson, B.L. (2007) The Dana-Faynan-Ghuwayr early prehistory project. In: Finlayson, B.L. and Mithen, S. J. (eds.) The Early Prehistory of Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan: Archaeological Survey of Wadis Faynan, Ghuwayr and El Bustan and Evaluation of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site of WF16. Council for British Archaeology in the Levant/Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 1-12. ISBN 9781842172124

Mithen, S.J. (2007) Did farming arise from a misapplication of social intelligence? In: Emery, N., Clayton, N. and Frith, C. (eds.) Social Intelligence: from brain to culture. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 353-374. ISBN 9780199216543

Finlayson, B.L. and Mithen, S. (2007) Excavations at the Pre-Pottery Neolithic site of WF16. In: Finlayson, B.L. and Mithen, S. (eds.) The Early Prehistory of Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan: Archaeological Survey of Wadis Faynan, Ghuwayr and El Bustan and Evaluation of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site of WF16. Council for British Archaeology in the Levant/Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 145-202.

Mithen, S.J. (2007) General intellectual ability. In: Gangestad, S. and Simpson, J. (eds.) The Evolution of Mind: Fundamental Questions and Controversies. Guilford Publications Inc, New York, pp. 319-324. ISBN 9781593854089

Mithen, S. (2007) How the evolution of the human mind can be reconstructed. In: Gangestad, S. and Simpson, J. (eds.) The Evolution of Mind: Fundamental Questions and Controversies. Guildford Publications Inc., New York, pp. 60-66.

Mithen, S. (2007) Key changes in the evolution of human psychology. In: Gangestad, S. and Simpson, J. (eds.) The Evolution of Mind: Fundamental Questions and Controversies. Guildford Publications, Inc., New York, pp. 256-266.

Mithen, S.J., Pirie, A., Smith, S. and Wicks, K. (2007) The Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in western Scotland: a review and new evidence from Tiree. In: Whittle, A. and Cummings, V. (eds.) Going Over: the Mesolithic-Neolithic Transition in North-West Europe. Oxford University Press/British Academy, Oxford, pp. 511-541. ISBN 9780197264140

Lancaster, N., Emberson, H. and Mithen, S.J. (2007) Modern vegetation survey of Hammam Adethni and its palaeoeconomic implications. In: Finlayson, B.L. and Mithen, S. (eds.) The Early Prehistory of Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan: Archaeological Survey of Wadis Faynan, Ghuwayr and El Bustan and Evaluation of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site of WF16. Council for British Archaeology in the Levant/Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 437-446.

Mithen, S.J. (2007) Music and the origin of modern humans. In: Mellars, P., Boyle, K., Bar-Yosef, O. and Stringer, C. (eds.) Re-thinking the Human Revolution. McDonald Institute, Cambridge, pp. 107-117. ISBN 9781902937465

Pinkett, S. and Mithen, S. (2007) Rock art at WF400. In: Finlayson, B.L. and Mithen, S. (eds.) The Early Prehistory of Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan: Archaeological Survey of Wadis Faynan, Ghuwayr and El Bustan and Evaluation of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site of WF16. Council for British Archaeology in the Levant/Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 115-133.

Mithen, S. (2007) Seven steps in the evolution of the human imagination. In: Roth, I. (ed.) Imaginative Minds. Oxford University Press for The British Academy, Oxford, pp. 3-29.

Mithen, S. and Finlayson, B.L. (2007) WF16 and the Pre-Pottery Neolithic A of the southern Levant. In: Finlayson, B.L. and Mithen, S. (eds.) The Early Prehistory of Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan: Archaeological Survey of Wadis Faynan, Ghuwayr and El Bustan and Evaluation of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site of WF16. Council for British Archaeology in the Levant/Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 470-486.

Clegg, E. and Mithen, S. (2007) A comparative study of bifaces from Wadis Faynan and Al Bustan. In: Finlayson, B.L. and Mithen, S. (eds.) The Early Prehistory of Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan: Archaeological Survey of Wadis Faynan, Ghuwayr and El Bustan and Evaluation of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site of WF16. Council for British Archaeology in the Levant/Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 134-142. ISBN 978-1-84217-212-4

Mithen, S.J. (2007) The network of brain, body, language and culture. In: Henke, W. and Tattersall, I. (eds.) Handbook of Palaeoanthropology. Vol. 3. Phylogeny of Hominines. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 1965-1999. ISBN 9783540324744

Mithen, S. and Finlayson, B.L. (2007) The radiocarbon dates. In: Finlayson, B.L. and Mithen, S. (eds.) The Early Prehistory of Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan: Archaeological Survey of Wadis Faynan, Ghuwayr and El Bustan and Evaluation of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site of WF16. Council for British Archaeology in the Levant/Oxbow, Oxford, pp. 460-469.

Mithen, S.J. (2006) The evolution of social information transmission in Homo. In: Wells, J.C.K., Strickland, S.S. and Laland, K. (eds.) Social Information Transmission and Human Biology. CRC Press, London, pp. 151-170.

Mithen, S.J. (2004) Contemporary Western art and archaeology. In: Renfrew, C., DeMarrais, E. and Gosden, C. (eds.) Substance, Memory, Display: archaeology and art. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge, pp. 153-168.

Mithen, S.J. (2004) From Ohalo to Çatalhöyük: the development of religiosity during the early prehistory of Western Asia, 20,000-7000 BC. In: Whitehouse, H. and Martin, L.H. (eds.) Theorizing Religions Past. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek CA, pp. 17-43.

Mithen, S.J. (2004) The Mesolithic experience in Scotland. In: Saville, A. (ed.) Mesolithic Scotland: The Early Holocene Prehistory of Scotland and its European Context. Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Edinburgh, pp. 243-260.

Mithen, S.J. (2004) ‘Stone Tools’, ‘Fire’, ‘Wooden Tools’, ‘Grinders & Polishers’, ‘Cereal Agriculture’, and the ‘Earliest Art’. In: Fagan, B. (ed.) The Seventy Great Inventions of the Ancient World. Thames & Hudson, London, 21-27, 32-33, 91-94, 215-219.

Mithen, S. (2003) Handaxes: The first aesthetic artefacts. In: Voland, E. and Grammer, K. (eds.) EVOLUTIONARY AESTHETICS. Springer-Verlag Berlin, pp. 261-275. ISBN 978-3-540-43670-6

Book

Mithen, S. (2012) Thirst: water and power in the ancient world. Orion, London, pp256. ISBN 9780297864790 (In Press)

Mithen, S. and Black, E., eds. (2011) Water, life and civilisation: climate, environment and society in the Jordan Valley. International Hydrology Series. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp543. ISBN 9780521769570

Finlayson, B. and Mithen, S.J. (2007) The Early Prehistory of Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan: Archaeological Survey of Wadis Faynan, Ghuwayr and El Bustan and Evaluation of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic Site of WF16. Wadi Faynan Series 1, Levant Supplementary Series 4. Council for British Archaeology in the Levant/Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp600. ISBN 978-1-84217-212-4

Finlayson, B. and Mithen, S., eds. (2007) The early prehistory of Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan: excavations at the pre-pottery Neolithic A site of WF16 and archaeological survey of Wadis Faynan, Ghuwayr and Al Bustan. Wadi Faynan Series 1, Levant Supplementary Series 4,. Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp640. ISBN 9781842172124

Mithen, S.J. (2005) The Singing Neanderthals: the Origins of Music, Language, Mind and Body. Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, pp374.

Mithen, S., ed. (2000) Hunter-gatherer landscape archaeology: the Southern Hebrides Mesolithic project 1988-1998. McDonald Institute Monographs. Oxbow books, Oxford, pp651. ISBN 9781902937120

Mithen, S., ed. (2000) The Southern Hebrides Mesolithic Project 1988-1998 Volume1: Project Development, Palaeoenvironmental Studies and Archaeological Fieldwork on Islay. Cambridge: The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, pp345. ISBN 1-902937-07-4

Mithen, S., ed. (1998) Creativity in Human Evolution and Prehistory. London: Routledge, pp300. ISBN 0-415-16096-0

Web Resource

Machin, A.J., Hosfield, R.T. and Mithen, S.J., (2006) Quantifying the Functional Utility of Handaxe Symmetry: an experimental butchery approach. ADS, York.

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