Publications of the Max Planck Research Group Extreme Events

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1Carleton, W. C., Groucutt, H. S. (in press). Sum things are not what they seem: Problems with the interpretation and analysis of radiocarbon date. socarxiv. doi:10.31235/ [HUW003] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Blinkhorn, J., Groucutt, H. S., Scerri, E. M. L., Petraglia, M. D., Blockley, S. (2021). Directional changes in Levallois core technologies between Eastern Africa, Arabia, and the Levant during MIS 5. Scientific Reports, 11: 11465. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-90744-z. [HUW019] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
2Blinkhorn, J., Zanolli, C., Compton, T., Groucutt, H. S., Scerri, E. M. L., Crété, L., Stringer, C., Petraglia, M. D., Blockley, S. (2021). Nubian Levallois technology associated with southernmost Neanderthals. Scientific Reports, 11: 2869. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-82257-6. [HUW016] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
3Carleton, W. C. (2021). Evaluating Bayesian Radiocarbon-dated Event Count (REC) models for the study of long-term human and environmental processes. Journal of Quaternary Science, 36(1), 110-123. doi:10.1002/jqs.3256. [HUW013] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
4Carleton, W. C., Campbell, D., Collard, M. (2021). A reassessment of the impact of temperature change on European conflict during the second millennium CE using a bespoke Bayesian time-series model. Climatic Change, 165: 4. doi:10.1007/s10584-021-03022-2. [HUW018] MPG.PuRE
5Carleton, W. C., Groucutt, H. S. (2021). Sum things are not what they seem: Problems with point-wise interpretations and quantitative analyses of proxies based on aggregated radiocarbon dates. The Holocene, 31(4), 630-643. doi:10.1177/0959683620981700. [HUW014] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
6Collard, M., Carleton, W. C., Campbell, D. A. (2021). Rainfall, temperature, and Classic Maya conflict: A comparison of hypotheses using Bayesian time-series analysis. PLoS One, 16(7): e0253043. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0253043. [HUW023] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
7Groucutt, H. S., White, T. S., Scerri, E. M. L., Andrieux, E., Clark-Wilson, R., Breeze, P. S., Armitage, S. J., Stewart, M., Drake, N., Louys, J., Price, G. J., Duval, M., Parton, A., Candy, I., Carleton, W. C., Shipton, C., Jennings, R. P., Zahir, M., Blinkhorn, J., Blockley, S., Al-Omari, A., Petraglia, A. M. A. M. D. (2021). Multiple hominin dispersals into Southwest Asia over the past 400,000 years. Nature, 597, 376-380. doi:10.1038/s41586-021-03863-y. [HUW022] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
8Scerri, E. M. L., Frouin, M., Breeze, P. S., Armitage, S. J., Candy, I., Groucutt, H. S., Drake, N., Parton, A., White, T. S., Alsharekh, A. M., Petraglia, M. D. (2021). The expansion of Acheulean hominins into the Nefud Desert of Arabia. Scientific Reports, 11: 10111. doi:10.1038/s41598-021-89489-6. [HUW020] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
9Scerri, E. M. L., Niang, K., Candy, I., Blinkhorn, J., Mills, W., Cerasoni, J. N., Bateman, M. D., Crowther, A., Groucutt, H. S. (2021). Continuity of the Middle Stone Age into the Holocene. Scientific Reports, 11: 70. doi:10.1038/s41598-020-79418-4. [HUW015] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
10Schlebusch, C. M., Loog, L., Groucutt, H. S., King, T., Rutherford, A., Barbieri, C., Barbujani, G., Chikhi, L., Jakobsson, M., Eriksson, A., Manica, A., Tishkoff, S. A., Scerri, E. M. L., Scally, A., Brierley, C., Thomas, M. G. (2021). Human origins in southern African palaeo-wetlands? Strong claims from weak evidence. Journal of Archaeological Science, 130: 105374. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2021.105374. [HUW004] MPG.PuRE
11Smith, H. E., Price, G. J., Duval, M., Westaway, K., Zaim, J., Rizal, Y., Aswan, Puspaningrum, M. R., Trihascaryo, A., Stewart, M., Louys, J. (2021). Taxonomy, taphonomy and chronology of the Pleistocene faunal assemblage at Ngalau Gupin cave, Sumatra. Quaternary International, 603, 40-63. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2021.05.005. [HUW024] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
12Stewart, M., Andrieux, E., Clark-Wilson, R., Vanwezer, N., Blinkhorn, J., Armitage, S. J., Omari, A. a., Zahrani, B., Alqahtani, M., Al-Shanti, M., Zalmout, I., Al-Mufarreh, Y. S. A., Alsharekh, A. M., Boivin, N., Petraglia, M. D., Groucutt, H. S. (2021). Taphonomy of an excavated striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena) den in Arabia: implications for paleoecology and prehistory. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 13: 139. doi:10.1007/s12520-021-01365-6. [HUW021] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
13Stewart, M., Carleton, W. C., Groucutt, H. S. (2021). Climate change, not human population growth, correlates with Late Quaternary megafauna declines in North America. Nature Communications, 12: 965. doi:10.1038/s41467-021-21201-8. [HUW017] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Groucutt, H. S. (2020). Volcanism and human prehistory in Arabia. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 402: 107003. doi:10.1016/j.jvolgeores.2020.107003. [HUW012] MPG.PuRE
2Groucutt, H. S., Breeze, P. S., Guagnin, M., Stewart, M., Drake, N., Shipton, C., Zahrani, B., Al Omarfi, A., Alsharekh, A. M., Petraglia, M. D. (2020). Monumental landscapes of the Holocene humid period in Northern Arabia: The mustatil phenomenon. The Holocene. doi:10.1177/0959683620950449. [HUW009] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
3Petraglia, M. D., Groucutt, H. S., Guagnin, M., Breeze, P. S., Boivin, a. N. (2020). Human responses to climate and ecosystem change in ancient Arabia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117(15), 8263-8270. doi:10.1073/pnas.1920211117. [HUW008] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
4Riede, F., Araujo, A. G. M., Barton, M. C., Bergsvik, K. A., Groucutt, H. S., Hussain, S. T., de Pablo, J. F., Maier, A., Marwick, B., Pyne, L., Ranhorn, K., Reynolds, N., Riel-Salvatore, J., Sauer, F., Serwatka, K., Zander, A. (2020). Cultural taxonomies in the Paleolithic—Old questions, novel perspectives. Evolutionary Anthropology, 29(2), 49-52. doi:10.1002/evan.21819. [HUW005] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
5Roberts, P., Prendergast, M. E., Janzen, A., Shipton, C., Blinkhorn, J., Zech, J., Crowther, A., Sawchuk, E. A., Stewart, M., Ndiema, E., Petraglia, M., Boivin, N. (2020). Late Pleistocene to Holocene human palaeoecology in the tropical environments of coastal eastern Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 537: 109438. doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109438. [HUW006] MPG.PuRE
6Scerri, E. M. L., Kühnert, D., Blinkhorn, J., Groucutt, H. S., Roberts, P., Nicoll, K., Zerboni, A., Orijemie, E. A., Barton, H., Candy, I., Goldstein, S. T., Hawks, J., Niang, K., N’Dah, D., Petraglia, M. D., Vella, N. C. (2020). Field-based sciences must transform in response to COVID-19. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4, 1571-1574. doi:10.1038/s41559-020-01317-8. [HUW010] MPG.PuRE
7Stewart, M., Clark-Wilson, R., Breeze, P. S., Janulis, K., Candy, I., Armitage, S. J., Ryves, D. B., Louys, J., Duval, M., Price, G. J., Cuthbertson, P., Bernal, M. A., Drake, N. A., Alsharekh, A. M., Zahrani, B., Al-Omari, A., Roberts, P., Groucutt, H. S., Petraglia, M. D. (2020). Human footprints provide snapshot of last interglacial ecology in the Arabian interior. Science Advances, 6(38): eaba8940. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aba8940. [HUW011] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
8Stewart, M., Louys, J., Breeze, P. S., Clark-Wilson, R., Drake, N. A., Scerri, E. M., Zalmout, I. S., Al-Mufarreh, Y. S. A., Soubhi, S. A., Haptari, M. A., Alsharekh, A. M., Groucutt, H. S., Petraglia, M. D. (2020). A taxonomic and taphonomic study of Pleistocene fossil deposits from the western Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia. Quaternary Research, 95, 1-22. doi:10.1017/qua.2020.6. [HUW007] OPEN ACCESS gold MPG.PuRE
1Stewart, M., Louys, J., Groucutt, H. S., Candy, I., Clark-Wilson, R., Breeze, P. S., Drake, N. A., Price, G. J., Al-Mufarreh, Y. S. A., Soubhi, S. A., Zalmout, I. S., Alsharekh, A. M., al Omari, A., Petraglia, M. D. (2019). Taphonomic and zooarchaeological investigations at the Middle Pleistocene site of Ti's al Ghadah, western Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 218, 228-253. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2019.05.024. [HUW002] MPG.PuRE
2Will, M., Tryon, C., Shaw, M., Scerri, E. M. L., Ranhorn, K., Pargeter, J., McNeil, J., Mackay, A., Leplongeon, A., Groucutt, H. S., Douze, K., Brooks, A. S. (2019). Comparative analysis of Middle Stone Age artifacts in Africa (CoMSAfrica). Evolutionary Anthropology, 28(2), 57-59. doi:10.1002/evan.21772. [HUW001] MPG.PuRE