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Selected Publications

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Falconer, S., Ridder, E., Pilaar Birch, S.E., and P.L. Fall. Prehistoric Bronze Age Radiocarbon Chronology at Politiko-Troullia, Cyprus. Radiocarbon

DOI: 10.1017/RDC.2022.99


Pilaar Birch, S.E., Metzger, M., Ridder, E., Porson, S. Falconer, S.E., and P.L. Fall. 2022. Herd management and subsistence practices as inferred from isotopic analysis of animals and plants at Bronze Age Politiko-Troullia, Cyprus. PLOS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0275757 

Pilaar Birch, S.E. and Szpak, P. 2022. “Current Developments and Future Directions in Archaeological Science” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119 (43) e2212490119. DOI: 10.1073/PNAS.2212490119 

Pilaar Birch, S.E. and M. H. Veres. 2022. “Large scale data synthesis: A way forward for stable isotope analysis in zooarchaeology” in Sharpe, A. and Krigbaum, J. Applications of Isotope Research in Zooarchaeology. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Balk, M. (and 32 others, including S.E. Pilaar Birch). 2022. “A solution to the challenges of interdisciplinary aggregation and use of specimen-level trait data” iScience  DOI: : 

Fall, P., Richard, S., Pilaar Birch, S., Ridder, E., D’Andrea, M., Long, J., . . . Falconer, S. (2022). New AMS Chronology for the Early Bronze III/IV Transition at Khirbat Iskandar, Jordan.  Radiocarbon, 1-16. doi:10.1017/RDC.2022.22


Pilaar Birch, S.E., Boz, B., and B. Erdoğu. “Isotope paleodietary analysis of humans from Chalcolithic Uğurlu, Gökçeada Island, Turkey” Journal of                                Archaeological Science: Reports 39: 103136 DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.103136

Vaiglova, P., Reid, R.E.B., Lightfoot, E., Pilaar Birch, S.E., Hui, W., Li, S., and X. Liu. “Localized management of nonindigenous animal domesticates in Northwestern China during the Bronze Age” Scientific Reports 11:15764 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-95233-x

Hoggarth, J. (and 13 others, including S.E. Pilaar Birch). “Impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Women and Early Career Archaeologists”. Heritage 4(3) 1681-1702 DOI:10.3390/heritage4030093

Porson, S., Falconer, S., Pilaar Birch, S.E., Ridder, E., and P. Fall. “Crop management and agricultural responses at Early Bronze IV Tell Abu en-Ni‘aj, Jordan” Journal of Archaeological Science. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2021.105435

Leppard, T. (and 10 others, including S.E. Pilaar Birch). “The premise and potential of model-based approaches to island archaeology: A response to Terrell” Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology. DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2021.1904463


McPherson, M., Freeman, B.J. and S.E. Pilaar Birch. "Uncovering the early history of the Georgia Museum of Natural History, 1785–1900" Journal of the History of Collections. DOI: 10.1093/jhc/fhaa025

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Holdridge, G.A., Sarmiento F.O., Pilaar Birch, S.E., et al. “Feeding Futures Framed: Rediscovering Biocultural Diversity in Foods and Farming of the         Americas” in Sarmiento, F.O. and Frolich, L. (eds.) Elgar Companion to Geography, Transdisciplinarity and Sustainability" London: Eduard Elgar.


Pilaar Birch, S.E., Atici, L., and Erdoğu, B. “Spread of domestic animals across Neolithic Western Anatolia and into Southeast Europe: New stable isotope evidence from Uğurlu Höyük, Gökçeada, Turkey” PLOS ONE 14(10): e0222319DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0222319

Rivera Araya, M.J., Arnauld, C., Emery, K., and S.E. Pilaar Birch. “Stable isotope analysis of white-tailed deer teeth as a paleoenvironmental proxy at the Maya site of La Joyanca, northwestern Peten” Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies  DOI: 10.1080/10256016.2019.1636047


Pilaar Birch, S.E. “Seasonal mobility and multispecies interactions in the Mesolithic northeastern Adriatic.” in S.E. Pilaar Birch (ed.), Multispecies Archaeology. Archaeological Orientations Series. London: Routledge.

Pilaar Birch, S.E., Scheu, A., Buckley M. and C. Çakırlar. “Combined osteomorphological, isotopic, aDNA and ZooMS analyses of sheep and goat remains from Neolithic Ulucak, Turkey” Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. DOI: 10.1007/s12520-018-0624-8

Marwick, B. and S.E. Pilaar Birch. "A Standard for the Scholarly Citation of Archaeological Data". Advances in Archaeological Practice. DOI: 10.1017/aap.2018.3

Rivera Araya, M.J. and S.E. Pilaar Birch. “Stable isotope signatures in white tailed deer as a seasonal paleoenvironmental proxy: A case study from Georgia, United States” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.05.025


Pilaar Birch, S.E. and M. Vander Linden. “A long hard road... Reviewing the evidence for environmental change and population history in the eastern Adriatic and western Balkans during the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene.” Quaternary International. DOI:10.1016/j.quaint.2016.12.035

Pilaar Birch, S.E. and P.T. Miracle. “Human response to climate change in the Northern Adriatic during the late Pleistocene and early Holocene” G. Monks (ed.), Climate Change and Human Responses: A Zooarchaeological Perspective. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series. New York: Springer. pp. 87-100.

Pilaar Birch, S.E. “From the Aegean to the Adriatic: Exploring the Earliest Neolithic Island Fauna” Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology.  DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2017.1310774

Atici, L., Pilaar Birch, S.E., and B. Erdoğu. “Spread of Domestic Animals across Neolithic Western Anatolia and into Southeast Europe: New Zooarchaeological Evidence from Uğurlu Höyük, Gökçeada, Turkey.” PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186519 

Pauli, J.N., Newsome, S.D., (and 25 others, including Pilaar Birch, S.E.). “Why we need a centralized repository for isotopic data” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114(12): 2997-3001


Pilaar Birch, S.E., Miracle, P.T., Stevens R.E. & T.C. O’Connell. “Reconstructing late Pleistocene/early Holocene migratory behavior of ungulates using stable isotopes and its effects on forager mobility” PLoS ONE 11(6): e0155714. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155714

Leppard, T.P. and S.E. Pilaar Birch. “The insular ecology and palaeoenvironmental impacts of the domestic goat (Capra hircus) in Mediterranean Neolithization” in Géoarchéologie des îles de la Méditerranée, edited by M. Ghilardi, F. Leandri, J. Bloemendal, L. Lespez, and S. Fachard. Paris: CNRS Editions Alpha. pp. 47-56. 


Pilaar Birch, S.E. “Diversity and Demographics: Zooarchaeologists in Practice” Ethnobiology Letters DOI: 10.14237/ebl.6.2.2015.469. 

Pilaar Birch, S.E. and R.W. Graham. A Stable Isotope Data Repository as part of Neotoma, a Paleoecological Database. BioScience DOI: 10.1093/biosci/biv133.

Herridge, V., Pilaar Birch, S.E., and M. Law. “Open Quaternary: A New, Open Access Journal for Quaternary Research” Open Quaternary 1: 1-2. DOI: 10.5335/

Pilaar Birch, S.E. & P.T. Miracle. “Subsistence continuity, change, and environmental adaptation at the site of Nugljanska, Istria, Croatia” Environmental Archaeology 20(1):30-40. DOI:10.1179/1749631414Y.0000000051.