Lab Publications & Grants

LABORATORY PUBLICATIONS BY YEAR (by topic listed below)

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2017

76) Edwards, T., Grono, E., Herries, A.I.R., Brink, F.J., Troitzsch, U., Senden,T., Turner, M., Barron, A., Prossor, L., Denham, T.,  2017. Visualising scales of process: Multi-scalar geoarchaeological investigations of microstratigraphy and diagenesis at hominin bearing sites in South African karst. J. Archaeological Science. 83: 1-11.

75) Pickering, R., Herries, A.I.R. 2017. New multidisciplinary age estimates for the Sterkfontein Member 4 australopithecines. In: Richmond BG, Ward CV, Zipfel B, editors. Hominin postcranial remains from Sterkfontein, South Africa. Oxford: Oxford University In Press.

74) Blackwood, A., Herries, A.I.R. 2017. pXRF sourcing of Victorian Silcrete. In: Frankel, Spry, Lawrence (Eds) Excavations and Heritage Management in Victoria 6,

73) Armstrong, B., Blackwood, A., Penzo-Kajewski, P., Menter, C., Herries, A.I.R. 2017. Terrestrial laser scanning and photogrammetry techniques for documenting fossil bearing palaeokarst with an example from the Drimolen Palaeocave System, South Africa. Archaeological Prospection. 

72) Herries, A.I.R., Adams, J.W., Joannes-Boyau, R., Armstrong, B., Baker, S., Blackwood, A., Bosnian, G., Caruana, M., Penzo-Kajewski, P., Murszewski, A., Rovinsky, D., Menter, C. 2017. Integrating palaeocaves into palaeolandscapes: Age estimates for the Drimolen hominin bearing palaeocave system and an analysis of cave levels and karstification history across the Gauteng Malmani dolomite, South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews. in press.

71) Adams, J.W., Sénégas, F.L., Kegley, A.D.T., Herries, A.I.R. Accepted. Beyond Bloubank: early Pleistocene paleoecology of the Gondolin hominin site, South Africa. In Reynolds and Bobe (Eds) African Palaeoecology Volume. In Press.

70)  Dirks, P.H.G.M., Roberts, E.M., Hilbert-Wolf, H., Kramers, Hawks, J.D., Dosseto, A., Duval, M., Elliott, M., Evans, M., Grün, R., Hellstrom, J., Herries, A.I.R., Joannes-Boyau, R., Makhubela, T.V., Placzek, C.J., Robbins, J., Spandler, C., Wiersma, J., Woodhead, J., Berger, L.R. 2017. The age of Homo naledi and associated sediments in the Rising Star Cave, South Africa. elife. http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.24231

69) Jouve G., Lisé-Pronovost, A., Francus, P., De Conninck, A. and the PASADO science team, 2017. Climatic influence of the latest Antarctic isotope maximum of the last glacial period (AIM4) on Southern Patagonia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 472, 33–50.

2016

68) Gommery, D., Frank Sénégas, F., Lazarus Kgasi, L., Vilakazi, N., Kuhn, B., Brink, J., Pickford, M., Herries, A.I.R., Hancox, J., Saos, T., Ségalen, L., Julie Aufort, J., Thackeray,F.J. 2016. Bolt’s Farm Cave System in the Cradle of Humankind (South Africa): an example of multidisciplinary approach to the study of fossil primate sites. Revue de primatologie 7; 2016. pp 31.

67) Lisé-Pronovost, A., Mallett, T., Myers, S., Anderson, W., Muir, A., Herries, A.I.R. 2016. Understanding the life history of 19th century Australian bricks using archaeomagnetism and the establishment of a SE Australian Archaeomagnetic Dating Reference Curve (SEAARC). In: Frankel, Spry, Lawrence (Eds) Excavations and Heritage Management in Victoria 5, 57-68. (Funded by LTU near miss grant)

66) Kuhn, B.F., Hartstone-Rose, A., Lacruz, R.S., Herries, A.I.R., Werdelin, L., Bamford, M.K., Berger, L.R. In Press. The carnivore guild circa 1.98 million years: biodiversity and implications for the palaeoenvironment at Malapa, South Africa. Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments. 96, 611–616 (Funded by ARC grant FT120100399)

65) Leece, A., Kegley, A.D.T., Lacruz, R.S., Herries, A.I.R., Hemingway,J., Kgasi, L., Potze, S. Potze, Adams, J.W. 2016. The first hominin from the early Pleistocene paleocave of Haasgat, South Africa. PEERJ 4:e2024; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2024. (Funded by ARC grant FT120100399).

64) Adams, J.W., Rovinsky, D., Herries, A.I.R., Menter, C. 2016. Macromammalian faunas, biochronology and palaeoecology of the early Pleistocene Main Quarry hominin-bearing deposits of the Drimolen Palaeocave System, South Africa. PEERJ.DOI 10.7717/peerj.1941. (Funded by ARC grant FT120100399).

63) Stone, O.M.L., Herries, A.I.R., Brink, J.S., Laffan, S.W. 2016. The chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) through time: A model of potential core habitat regions during a glacial-interglacial cycle. Evolutionary Ecology DOI 10.1007/s10682-016-9833-8. (Funded by ARC grant FT120100399)

62) Kuhn, B., Herries, A.I.R., Price, G., Baker, S., Hopley, P., Menter, C., Caruana, M. 2016. Renewed investigations at Taung; 90 years after Australopithecus africanus. Palaeontologia Africana 51, 10-26. (Funded by ARC grant FT120100399)

61) Brack, N., Kappen, P., Spencer, M., Herries, A.I.R., Rider, A.N. 2016. Manipulation of carbon nanotube magnetism with metal-rich iron nanoparticles J. Mater. Chem. C, 4, 1215-.1227.

2015

60) Stone, O., Laffan, S., Curnoe, D., Herries, A.I.R. 2015. Potential human impact on the environmental central niche of the chacma baboon. South African J. Science. 111 (11/12): 1-8. (Funded by ARC grant FT120100399)

59) Lawler, M., Monk, R., Herries, A.I.R., Lise-Pronovost, A., Ashton, R., Terry, T., Berelov, I. 2015. Investigations of a Holocene floodplain landscape on the Goulburn River valley at Yea. In: Frankel, Spry, Lawrence (Eds) Excavations, Surveys & Heritage Management in Victoria 4, 15-24.

58) Doran, T.L., Herries, A.I.R., Hopley, P., Sombroek, H., Hellstrom, J., Hodge, E., Kuhn, B.F. 2015. Assessing the palaeoenvironmental potential of Pliocene to Holocene tufa deposits along the Ghaap Plateau escarpment (South Africa) using stable isotopes. Quaternary Research. 84, 133-143. (Funded by ARC grant FT120100399)

57) Rovinsky, D. S., Herries, A.I.R., Menter, C., Adams, J.W. 2015. First description of in situ primate and faunal remains from the Plio-Pleistocene Drimolen Makondo palaeocave infill, Gauteng, South Africa. Palaeontologia Electronica 18.2.34A: 1-21. (Funded by ARC grant FT120100399)

56) Fisher, E., Akkaynak, D., Harris, J.A., Herries, A.I.R., Karkanas, P., Marean, C.W., McGrath, J., Jacobs, Z. 2015. Technical Considerations and Methodology for Creating High-resolution, Color-Corrected, and Georectified Photomosaics of Stratigraphic Sections at Archaeological Sites. J. Archaeological Science. 57, 380-394.

55) Gowlett, J.A.J, Brink, J., Herries, A.I.R., Hoare, S., Onjala, I., Rucina, S.M. 2015. At the heart of the African Acheulean: the physical, social and cognitive landscapes of Kilombe. In: Coward et al. (EDs) Settlement, Society and Cognition in Human Evolution: Landscapes in the Mind. Cambridge University Press: 75-93. (Funded by ARC grant FT120100399)

2014

54) Lawler, M., Arnold, R., Robb, K.F., Herries, A.I.R., Lovett, T., Keogh, C., Phelan, M., Falconer, S.E., Fall, P.L., Tumney, J., Stammers, R., James-Lee, T., Berelov, I. 2014. The Browns Creek Community Archaeology Project: preliminary results from the survey and excavation of a late Holocene shell midden on the Victorian coast. Excavations, Surveys & Heritage Management in Victoria 3, 43-52.

53) Brack, N., Kappen, P., Herries, A.I.R., Trueman, A., Rider, A.N. 2014. Evolution of Magnetic and Structural Properties during Iron Plating of Carbon Nanotubes. J. Physical Chemistry C. 118, 13218−13227.

52)  Herries, A.I.R., Kappen, P., Kegley, A., Paterson, D., Howard, D.L., de Jonge, M.D., Potze, S., Adams, J.W. 2014. Palaeomagnetic and Synchrotron analysis of >1.95 Ma fossil bearing palaeokarst at Haasgat, Gauteng. South African J. Science. 110 (3/4; March/April) 1-12. (Funded by ARC FT120100399)

2013

51)  Braun, D., Levin, N., Stynder, D., Herries, A.I.R., Archer, W., Forrest, F., Roberts, D., Bishop, L., Matthews, T.,  Lehmann, S.,  Pickering, R., Fitzsimmons, K. 2013. Mid-Pleistocene hominin occupation of Elandsfontein, Western Cape of South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews, 82, 145-166. (Funded by ARC FT120100399)

50) Braun, D. R., Levin, N. E., Roberts, D., Stynder, D., Forrest, F. Herries, A.I.R, Mathews, T., Bishop, L. Archer, W., Pickering, R. 2013. Initial investigations of Acheulean hominin behaviour at Elandsfontein. In “Archaeology of the West Coast of South Africa” (eds.) Jerardino, A., Malan, A., Braun , D. R. BAR International Series 2526. Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 84: 10-23. (Funded by ARC FT120100399)

49) Conner, S., Ross, S.A., Sobotkova, A., Herries, A.I.R., Mooney, S.D., Longford, C., Iliev, I. 2013. Environmental conditions in the SE Balkans since the Last Glacial Maximum and their influence on the spread of agriculture in Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews68, 20-215. (Funded by ARC LP0989901)

48) Herries, A.I.R., Adams, J.W. 2013. Clarifying the context, dating and age range of the Gondolin hominins and Paranthropus in South Africa. J. Human Evolution. 65, 676–681. (Funded by ARC FT120100399)

47) Herries, A.I.R., Pickering, R., Adams, J.W., Curnoe, D., Warr, G., Latham, A.G., Shaw, J. 2013. A multi-disciplinary perspective on the age of Australopithecus in southern Africa. In: Reed, K.E., Fleagle, J.G., Leakey, R. (Eds.) Paleobiology of Australopithecus: Contributions from the Fourth Stony Brook Human Evolution Symposium and Workshop, Diversity in Australopithecus: Tracking the First Bipeds. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology series. 21-40. (Funded by ARC FT120100399)

46) Hopley, P., Herries, A.I.R., Baker, S., Kuhn, B., Menter, C. 2013. Beyond the South African Cave Paradigm – Australopithecus africanus from the Pliocene palaeosol deposits of Taung. American J. Physical Anthropology. 151, 316-324. (Funded by ARC FT120100399)

45) Pickering, R., Jacobs, Z., HerriesA.I.R., Karkanas, P., Bar-Matthews,  M., Woodhead, J.D., Kappen, P., Fisher, E., Marean, C.W. 2013. Paleoanthropologically Significant South African Sea Caves dated to 1.1-1.0 Million Years using a combination of U-Pb, TT-OSL and palaeomagnetism. Quaternary Science Reviews. 65, 39-52. (Funded by ARC FT120100399)

44) Roberts, D.L., Sciscio, L., Herries, A.I.R., Scott, L., Bamford, M.K., Musekiwa, C., Tsikos, H. 2013. Miocene Fluvial Systems and Palynofloras at the Southwestern Tip of Africa: Implications for Regional and Global Fluctuations in Climate and Ecosystems. Earth Science Reviews. 124, 184-201. (Funded by ARC FT120100399)

43) Stone, O., Laffan, S., Curnoe, D., Herries, A.I.R. 2013. The Spatial Distribution of the Habitat of the Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) Based on an Environmental Envelope Model. International Journal of Primatology. 34, 407-422.

42) Ji., X. Curnoe, D., Bao, Z., Herries. A.I.R., Fink, D., Zhu. Y., Hellstrom, J.,, Yun, L., Tacon, P. 2013. Further geological and palaeoanthropological investigations at the Maludong hominin site, Yunnan Province, Southwest China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 58, 4472-4485 (Funded by ARC DP0877603).

2012

41) Brink, J., Herries, A.I.R, Moggi-Cecchi,, J., Gowlett, J., Adams, J.W., Hancox, J., Bousman, C.B., Grün, R., Eisenmann, V., Adams, J.W., Rossouw, L. 2012. First hominine remains from  ~1 Ma bone bed at Cornelia-Uitzoek, Free State Province, South Africa. J. Human Evolution. 63, 527-535.

40) Curnoe, D., Xueping, J., Herries, A.I.R., Kanning, B., Taçon, P.S.C., Zhende, B., Fink, D., Yunsheng, Z., Hellstrom, J., Luo, Y., Cassis, G., Bing, S., Wroe, S., Shi, H., Parr, W.C.H., Shengmin, H., Rogers, N. 2012. Human remains from the Pleistocene-Holocene transition of southwest China suggest a complex evolutionary history for East Asians. Plos ONE. 7(3): e31918:1-28. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031918. (Funded by ARC DP0877603)

39) Cochrane, G.W.G., Habgood, P.J., Doelman, T., Herries, A.I.R., Webb, J. 2012. A Progress Report on Research into the Stone Artefacts of the Southern Arcadia Valley, Central Queensland. Australian Archaeology 75 104-109.

38) Stone, O., Laffan, S., Curnoe, D.,Rushworth, I. Herries, A.I.R. 2012. Distribution and population estimate for the Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.Primates 53, 337-344.37

37) Herries, A.I.R. 2012. Makapansgat: Three Million Years of Human Evolution. In MacKinnon, A. and MacKinnon, E. (Eds) Places of Encounter: Time, place and connectivity in world history. Volume 1: to 1600Westview Press.  Buy on Amazon 

36) Taçon, P.S.C., Aubert, M., Gang, L., Decong, Y., Hong, Y., May, S.K., Fallon, S., Xueping, J., Curnoe, D., Herries, A.I.R. 2012. First uranium-series minimum and maximum age estimates for rock art in China. J. Archaeological Science. 39, 492-499. (Funded by ARC DP0877603)

2011

35) Pickering, R., Dirks, P., Jinnah, Z.,de Ruiter, D.J, Churchill, S.E., Herries, A.I.R., Woodhead, J., Hellstrom, J., Berger, L.R. 2011. Australopithecus sediba at 1.977 Ma and implications for the origins of the genus HomoScience. 333; 1421-1423.

34) Herries, A.I.R. 2011. A chronological perspective on the Acheulian and its transition to the Middle Stone Age in southern Africa: the question of the Fauresmith. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology Key Evolutionary Transformations in Homo sapiens. Volume 2011, ID 961401, 25pp doi: 10.4061/2011/961401.

33) Herries, A.I.R., Shaw, J. 2011. Palaeomagnetic analysis of the Sterkfontein palaeocave deposits; age implications for the hominin fossils and stone tool industries. J. Human Evolution 60, 523-539.

32) Roberts, D. Matthews, T., Herries, A.I.R, Boulter, C., Scott, L., Dondo, C., Ntembi, P., Browning, C., Smith, R., Haarhoff, P. 2011. Regional and Global Palaeoenvironmental and Sea Level Context of the Late Cenozoic Langebaanweg (LBW) Palaeontological Site: West Coast of South Africa. Earth Science Reviews. 106: 191-214.

31) Matthews, T., Rector, A., Jacobs, Z., Herries, A.I.R., Marean., C. 2011. Environmental implications of micromammals accumulated close to the MIS 6 to MIS 5 transition at Pinnacle Point Cave 9, southern Cape coast, South Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 302, 213-229.

2010

30) Herries, A.I.R., Hopley, P., Adams, J., Curnoe, D., Maslin, M. 2010. Geochronology and palaeoenvironments of the South African early hominin bearing sites. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 143, 640–646.

29) Herries, A.I.R, Fisher, E., 2010. Multi-dimensional modelling of magnetic mineralogy as a proxy for fire use and spatial patterning: evidence from the Middle Stone Age sea cave site of Pinnacle Point 13B (Western Cape, South Africa). J. Human Evolution 59, 306-320.

28) Adams, J.W., Herries, A.I.R, Hemingway, J., Kegly, A., Kgazi, L., Hopley, P., Reede, H., Potze, S., Thackeray, F., 2010. Initial fossil discoveries from Hoogland, a new Pliocene primate-bearing karstic system in Gauteng Province, South Africa, South Africa. J. Hum Evol.. 59, 685-691.

27) Marean, C.W., Bar-Matthews, M., Fisher, E., Goldberg, P. Herries, A. Karkanas, P., Nilssen, P., Thompson E., 2010. The stratigraphy of the Middle Stone Age sediments at Pinnacle Point Cave 13B (Mossel Bay, Western Cape Province, South Africa). J. Human Evol.. 59, 234-255.

26) Bar-Matthews, M., Marean, C.W., Jacobs, Z., Karkanas, P., Fisher, E., Herries, A.I.R., Brown, K., Williams, H.M., Bernatchez, J., Ayalon, A., Nilssen, P. 2010. A high resolution and continuous isotopic speleothem record of paleoclimate and paleoenvironment from 90-53 ka from Pinnacle Point on the south coast of South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews. 29, 2131-2145.

25) Braun, D.R., Harris, J.W.K., Levin, N.E., McCoy, J.T., Herries, A.I.R., Bamford, M., Bishop, L., Richmond, B.R., Kibunjia, M., 2010. Early hominin diet included diverse terrestrial and aquatic animals 1.95 Ma ago in East Turkana, Kenya.  PNAS. 107, 10002-10007.

24) Dirks, P.H.D.M., Kibii, J.N., Kuhn, B.F., Steininger, C., Churchill, S.E., Kramers, J.D., Pickering, R., Farber, D.L., Mériaux, S-A., Herries, A.I.R., King, G.C.P., Berger, L.R. 2010. Geological setting and age of Australopithecus sediba from southern Africa. Science 328, 205-208.

23) Taçon, P.S.C, Gang, L., Decong, Y., May, S.K., Hong, L., Aubert, M., Xueping, J., Curnoe, D., Herries, A.I.R. 2010. Naturalism and style in Jinsha River rock art, China and the Magdalenian art of Europe: creative cognates or curious coincidence? Cambridge Archaeology Journal 20, 1, 67-86. (Funded by ARC DP0877603)

2009

22) Brown, K.S., Marean, C.W., Herries, A.I.R., Jacobs, Z., Tribolo, C., Braun, D., Roberts, D.L., Meyer, M.C., Bernatchez, J., 2009. Fire as an Engineering Tool of Early Modern Humans. Science 325, 859-862.

21) Herries, A.I.R., Curnoe, D. Adams, J.W. 2009. A multi-disciplinary seriation of early Homo and Paranthropus bearing palaeocaves in southern Africa. Quaternary International 202, 14-28.

20) Herries, A.I.R. 2009. New approaches for integrating palaeomagnetic and mineral magnetic methods to answer archaeological and geological questions on Stone Age sites. In Fairbrain, A., O’Conner, S., Marwick, B. (Eds.) Terra Australis 28 – New Directions in Archaeological Science.The Australian National University Press, Canberra, Australia. Chapter 16: 235-253.

19) Herries, A.I.R., Latham, A.G. 2009. Chapter 5: Archaeomagnetic studies at the Cave of Hearths. In: McNabb, J., Sinclair, A.G.M. (Eds.) The Cave of Hearths: Makapan Middle Pleistocene Research Project. University of Southampton series in archaeology(Archaeopress; Oxford), 1: 59-64.

18) Latham, A.G., Herries, A.I.R. 2009. Chapter 4. The formation and sedimentary infilling of the Cave of Hearths and Historic Cave Complex. In: McNabb, J., Sinclair, A.G.M. (Eds.) The Cave of Hearths: Makapan Middle Pleistocene Research Project. University of Southampton series in archaeology (Archaeopress; Oxford),1: 49-58.

Pre 2009

17) Herries, A.I.R., Kovacheva, M., Kostadinova, M., 2008. Mineral magnetism and archaeomagnetic dating of a mediaeval oven from Zlatna Livada, Bulgaria. Physics Chem. Earth. A/B/C. 33, 496-510.

16) Marean, C.W., Bar-Matthews, M, Bernatchez, J., Fisher, E., Goldberg, P., Herries, A.I.R., Jacobs, Z., Jerardino, A., Karkanas, P., Minichillo, T., Nilssen, P.J., Thompson, E., Watts, I., Williams, H.W. 2007. Early Human use of marine resources and pigment in South Africa during the Middle Pleistocene. Nature. 449, 905-908.

15) Herries, A.I.R., Kovacheva, M., Kostadinova, M., Shaw, J., 2007. Archaeo-directional and -intensity data from burnt structures at the Thracian site of Halka Bunar (Bulgaria): The effect of magnetic mineralogy, temperature and atmosphere of heating in antiquity. Phys. Earth. Planet. Interiors. 162, 199-216.

14) Adams, J.W., Herries, A.I.R., Conroy, G.C., Kuykendall, K.L., 2007. Taphonomy of a South African cave: geological and hydrological influences on the GD 1 fossil assemblage at Gondolin, a Plio-Pleistocene paleocave system in the Northwest Province, South Africa. Quat. Sci. Revs. 26, 2526-2543.

13) Hopley, P.J., Marshall, J.D., Weedon, G.P., Latham, A.G., Herries, A.I.R., Kuykendall, K.L., 2007. Orbital forcing and the spread of C4 grasses in the late Neogene: stable isotope evidence from South African speleothems. J. Hum. Evolution. 53, 620-634.

12) Hopley, P.J., Weedon, G.P., Marshall, J.D., Herries, A.I.R, Latham, A.G., Kuykendall, K.L., 2007. High- and low-latitude orbital forcing of early hominin habitats. Earth Planet. Sci. Letts. 256, 419-432.

11) Herries, A.I.R, Kovacheva, M., 2007. Using Archaeomagnetism to Answer Archaeological Questions about Burnt Structures at the Thracian Site of Halka Bunar, Bulgaria. Archaeologia Bulgarica 11. 2007/3, 25-46.

10) Herries, A.I.R., Adams, J.W., Kuykendall, K.L., Shaw, J., 2006. Speleology and magnetobiostratigraphic chronology of the GD 2 locality of the Gondolin hominin-bearing paleocave deposits, North West Province, South Africa. J. Hum. Evol. 51, 617-631.

9) Herries, A.I.R, Reed, K., Kuykendall, K.L., Latham, A.G., 2006. Speleology and Magnetobiostratigraphic chronology of the Buffalo Cave fossil bearing palaeodeposits, Makapansgat, South Africa. Quaternary Research. 66, 233-245.

8) Herries, A.I.R., 2006. Archaeomagnetic evidence for climate change at Sibudu Cave. Southern African Humanities. 18, 131-147.

7) Curnoe, D., Herries, A.I.R., Brink, J, Hopley, P., Van Reynveld, K, Henderson, Z., Morris, D., 2006. Discovery of Middle Pleistocene fossil and stone tool-bearing deposits at Groot Kloof, Ghaap Escarpment, Northern Cape Province. South African J. Science. 102, 180-184.

6) Latham, A.G., Herries. A.I.R., 2004. The formation and sedimentary infilling of the Cave of Hearths and Historic Cave Complex. Geoarchaeology 19, 323-342.

15) Herries, A.I.R., Latham, A.G., 2003. `Environmental Archaeomagnetism’: evidence for climatic change during the later Stone Age using the magnetic susceptibility of cave sediments from Rose Cottage Cave, South Africa.  pp 25-35 in P. Mitchell, Haour, A and Hobart, J (Eds) Researching Africa’s Past: New contributions from British Archaeologists. Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph 57. Oxford UK.

4) Latham, A.G., Herries, A.I.R., Kuykendall, K., 2003. The formation and sedimentary infilling of the Limeworks Cave, Makapansgat, South Africa.  Palaeontologia Africana. 39, 69-82.

3) Lacruz, R.S, Brink, J.S., Hancox, J., Skinner, A.S., Herries, A., Schmidt, P., Berger, L.R., 2002. Palaeontology, geological context and palaeoenvironmental implications of a Middle Pleistocene faunal assemblage from the Gladysvale Cave, South Africa. Palaeontologia Africana. 38, 99-114.

2) Latham, A.G., Herries, A.I.R., Sinclair, A.G.M., Kuykendall, K., 2002. Re-examination of the lower stratigraphy in the classic section, Limeworks site, Makapansgat, South Africa. Human Evolution 17, 207-214.

1) Latham, A.G, Herries. A, Quinney, P, Sinclair, A, Kuykendall, K, 1999. The Makapansgat Australopithecine Site from a Speleological Perspective. In: Pollard, A.M., (Ed.) Geoarchaeology: exploration, environments, resources. Royal Geological Society, London. Special Publications. 165, 61-77.

 

LAB PUBLICATIONS (by topic)

Geochronological Reviews

– Herries, A.I.R., Adams, J.W. 2013. Clarifying the context, dating and age range of the Gondolin hominins and Paranthropus in South Africa. J. Human Evolution. 65, 676–681. (Funded by ARC FT120100399)

– Herries, A.I.R., Pickering, R., Adams, J.W., Curnoe, D., Warr, G., Latham, A.G., Shaw, J. 2013. A multi-disciplinary perspective on the age of Australopithecus in southern Africa. In: Reed, K.E., Fleagle, J.G., Leakey, R. (Eds.) Paleobiology of Australopithecus: Contributions from the Fourth Stony Brook Human Evolution Symposium and Workshop, Diversity in Australopithecus: Tracking the First Bipeds. Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology series. 21-40. (Funded by ARC FT120100399).

– Herries, A.I.R. 2011. A chronological perspective on the Acheulian and its transition to the Middle Stone Age in southern Africa: the question of the Fauresmith. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology Key Evolutionary Transformations in Homo sapiens. Volume 2011, ID 961401, 25pp doi: 10.4061/2011/961401.

– Herries, A.I.R., Hopley, P., Adams, J., Curnoe, D., Maslin, M. 2010. Geochronology and palaeoenvironments of the South African early hominin bearing sites. Am. J. Phys. Anthrop. 143, 640–646.

– Herries, A.I.R., Curnoe, D. Adams, J.W. 2009. A multi-disciplinary seriation of early Homo and Paranthropus bearing palaeocaves in southern Africa. Quaternary International 202, 14-28. 

African Plio-Pleistocene Hominin Origins

– Braun, D., Levin, N., Stynder, D., Herries, A.I.R., Archer, W., Forrest, F., Roberts, D., Bishop, L., Matthews, T.,  Lehmann, T.,  Pickering, R., Fitzsimmons, K. 2013. Mid-Pleistocene hominin occupation of Elandsfontein, Western Cape of South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews, 82, 145-166. (Funded by ARC FT120100399)

– Braun, D. R., Levin, N. E., Roberts, D., Stynder, D., Forrest, F. Herries, A.I.R, Mathews, T., Bishop, L. Archer, W., Pickering, R. 2013. Initial investigations of Acheulean hominin behaviour at Elandsfontein. In “Archaeology of the West Coast of South Africa” (eds.) Jerardino, A., Malan, A., Braun , D. R. BAR International Series 2526. Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 84: 10-23. (Funded by ARC FT120100399).

– Hopley, P., Herries, A.I.R., Baker, S., Kuhn, B., Menter, C. 2013. Beyond the South African Cave Paradigm – Australopithecus africanus from the Pliocene palaeosol deposits of Taung. American J. Physical Anthropology. 151, 316-324. (Funded by ARC FT120100399)

– Brink, J., Herries, A.I.R, Moggi-Cecchi,, J., Gowlett, J., Adams, J.W., Hancox, J., Bousman, C.B., Grün, R., Eisenmann, V., Adams, J.W., Rossouw, L. 2012. First hominine remains from  ~1 Ma bone bed at Cornelia-Uitzoek, Free State Province, South Africa. J. Human Evolution. 63, 527-535.

– Herries, A.I.R. 2012. Makapansgat: Three Million Years of Human Evolution. In MacKinnon, A. and MacKinnon, E. (Eds) Places of Encounter: Time, place and connectivity in world history. Volume 1: to 1600. Westview Press.

– Pickering, R., Dirks, P., Jinnah, Z.,de Ruiter, D.J, Churchill, S.E., Herries, A.I.R., Woodhead, J., Hellstrom, J., Berger, L.R. 2011. Australopithecus sediba at 1.977 Ma and implications for the origins of the genus Homo. Science. 333; 1421-1423.

– Herries, A.I.R., Shaw, J. 2011. Palaeomagnetic analysis of the Sterkfontein palaeocave deposits; age implications for the hominin fossils and stone tool industries. J. Human Evolution 60, 523-539.

– Braun, D.R., Harris, J.W.K., Levin, N.E., McCoy, J.T., Herries, A.I.R., Bamford, M., Bishop, L., Richmond, B.R., Kibunjia, M., 2010. Early hominin diet included diverse terrestrial and aquatic animals 1.95 Ma ago in East Turkana, Kenya.  PNAS. 107, 10002-10007.

– Dirks, P.H.D.M., Kibii, J.N., Kuhn, B.F., Steininger, C., Churchill, S.E., Kramers, J.D., Pickering, R., Farber, D.L., Mériaux, S-A., Herries, A.I.R., King, G.C.P., Berger, L.R. 2010. Geological setting and age of Australopithecus sediba from southern Africa. Science 328, 205-208.

– Adams, J.W., Herries, A.I.R., Conroy, G.C., Kuykendall, K.L., 2007. Taphonomy of a South African cave: geological and hydrological influences on the GD 1 fossil assemblage at Gondolin, a Plio-Pleistocene paleocave system in the Northwest Province, South Africa. Quat. Sci. Revs. 26, 2526-2543.

– Herries, A.I.R., Adams, J.W., Kuykendall, K.L., Shaw, J., 2006. Speleology and magnetobiostratigraphic chronology of the GD 2 locality of the Gondolin hominin-bearing paleocave deposits, North West Province, South Africa. J. Hum. Evol. 51, 617-631.

– Lacruz, R.S, Brink, J.S., Hancox, J., Skinner, A.S., Herries, A., Schmidt, P., Berger, L.R., 2002. Palaeontology, geological context and palaeoenvironmental implications of a Middle Pleistocene faunal assemblage from the Gladysvale Cave, South Africa. Palaeontologia Africana. 38, 99-114.

 

Cross Correlation of Different Geochronological Techniques

–  Pickering, R., Jacobs, Z., Herries, A.I.R., Karkanas, P., Bar-Matthews,  M., Woodhead, J.D., Kappen, P., Fisher, E., Marean, C.W. 2013. Paleoanthropologically Significant South African Sea Caves dated to 1.1-1.0 Million Years using a combination of U-Pb, TT-OSL and palaeomagnetism. Quaternary Science Reviews. 65, 39-52. (Funded by ARC FT120100399).

–  Taçon, P.S.C., Aubert, M., Gang, L., Decong, Y., Hong, Y., May, S.K., Fallon, S., Xueping, J., Curnoe, D., Herries, A.I.R. 2012. First uranium-series minimum and maximum age estimates for rock art in China. J. Archaeological Science. 39, 492-499. (Funded by ARC DP0877603).

–  Lacruz, R.S, Brink, J.S., Hancox, J., Skinner, A.S., Herries, A., Schmidt, P., Berger, L.R., 2002. Palaeontology, geological context and palaeoenvironmental implications of a Middle Pleistocene faunal assemblage from the Gladysvale Cave, South Africa. Palaeontologia Africana. 38, 99-114.

Reconstructing Ancient Environments

– Roberts, D.L., Sciscio, L., Herries, A.I.R., Scott, L., Bamford, M.K., Musekiwa, C., Tsikos, H. 2013. Miocene Fluvial Systems and Palynofloras at the Southwestern Tip of Africa: Implications for Regional and Global Fluctuations in Climate and Ecosystems. Earth Science Reviews. 124, 184-201. (Funded by ARC FT120100399)

– Conner, S., Ross, S.A., Sobotkova, A., Herries, A.I.R., Mooney, S.D., Longford, C., Iliev, I. 2013. Environmental conditions in the SE Balkans since the Last Glacial Maximum and their influence on the spread of agriculture in Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews. 68, 20-215. (Funded by ARC LP0989901)

– Matthews, T., Rector, A., Jacobs, Z., Herries, A.I.R., Marean., C. 2011. Environmental implications of micromammals accumulated close to the MIS 6 to MIS 5 transition at Pinnacle Point Cave 9, southern Cape coast, South Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 302, 213-229.

– Bar-Matthews, M., Marean, C.W., Jacobs, Z., Karkanas, P., Fisher, E., Herries, A.I.R., Brown, K., Williams, H.M., Bernatchez, J., Ayalon, A., Nilssen, P. 2010. A high resolution and continuous isotopic speleothem record of paleoclimate and paleoenvironment from 90-53 ka from Pinnacle Point on the south coast of South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews. 29, 2131-2145.

– Hopley, P.J., Marshall, J.D., Weedon, G.P., Latham, A.G., Herries, A.I.R., Kuykendall, K.L., 2007. Orbital forcing and the spread of C4 grasses in the late Neogene: stable isotope evidence from South African speleothems. J. Hum. Evolution. 53, 620-634.

– Hopley, P.J., Weedon, G.P., Marshall, J.D., Herries, A.I.R, Latham, A.G., Kuykendall, K.L., 2007. High- and low-latitude orbital forcing of early hominin habitats. Earth Planet. Sci. Letts. 256, 419-432.

– Herries, A.I.R., 2006. Archaeomagnetic evidence for climate change at Sibudu Cave. Southern African Humanities. 18, 131-147.

Modern Human Origins

– Xueping., J. Curnoe, D., Bao, Z., Herries. A.I.R., Fink, D., Zhu. Y., Hellstrom, J., Luo, Y., Tacon, P. 2013. Further geological and palaeoanthropological investigations at the Maludong hominin site, Yunnan Province, Southwest China. Chinese Sciences Bulletin, 58, 4472-4485 (Funded by ARC DP0877603).

– Curnoe, D., Xueping, J., Herries, A.I.R., Kanning, B., Taçon, P.S.C., Zhende, B., Fink, D., Zhende, B., Fink, D., Yunsheng, Z., Hellstrom, J., Yun, L., Wroe, S., Bing, S., Parr, W.C.H., Shengmin, H., Cassis, G., Rogers, N. accepted Jan 2012. Human remains from the Pleistocene-Holocene transition of southwest China suggest a complex evolutionary history for East Asians. Plos One. 7(3): e31918. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031918. (Funded by ARC DP0877603).

– Marean, C.W., Bar-Matthews, M., Fisher, E., Goldberg, P. Herries, A. Karkanas, P., Nilssen, P., Thompson E., 2010. The stratigraphy of the Middle Stone Age sediments at Pinnacle Point Cave 13B (Mossel Bay, Western Cape Province, South Africa). J. Human Evol. 59, 234-255.

– Taçon, P.S.C, Gang, L., Decong, Y., May, S.K., Hong, L., Aubert, M., Xueping, J., Curnoe, D., Herries, A.I.R. 2010. Naturalism and style in Jinsha River rock art, China and the Magdalenian art of Europe: creative cognates or curious coincidence? Cambridge Archaeology Journal 20, 1, 67-86. (Funded by ARC DP0877603)

– Brown, K.S., Marean, C.W., Herries, A.I.R., Jacobs, Z., Tribolo, C., Braun, D., Roberts, D.L., Meyer, M.C., Bernatchez, J., 2009. Fire as an Engineering Tool of Early Modern Humans. Science 325, 859-862.

– Marean, C.W., Bar-Matthews, M, Bernatchez, J., Fisher, E., Goldberg, P., Herries, A.I.R., Jacobs, Z., Jerardino, A., Karkanas, P., Minichillo, T., Nilssen, P.J., Thompson, E., Watts, I., Williams, H.W. 2007. Early Human use of marine resources and pigment in South Africa during the Middle Pleistocene. Nature. 449, 905-908.

– Curnoe, D., Herries, A.I.R., Brink, J, Hopley, P., Van Reynveld, K, Henderson, Z., Morris, D., 2006. Discovery of Middle Pleistocene fossil and stone tool-bearing deposits at Groot Kloof, Ghaap Escarpment, Northern Cape Province. South African J. Science. 102, 180-184.

Australian Archaeology

– Cochrane, G.W.G., Habgood, P.J., Doelman, T., Herries, A.I.R., Webb, J. 2012. A Progress Report on Research into the Stone Artefacts of the Southern Arcadia Valley, Central Queensland. Australian Archaeology 75 104-109.

Palaeontology

– Herries, A.I.R., Adams, J.W., Kappen, P., Kegley, A., Paterson, D., Howard, D.L., de Jonge, M.D., Potze, S. 2014. Palaeomagnetic and Synchrotron analysis of >1.95 Ma fossil bearing palaeokarst at Haasgat, Gauteng. South African J. Science. Jan/Feb. in press. (Funded by ARC FT120100399).

– Roberts, D. Matthews, T., Herries, A.I.R, Boulter, C., Scott, L., Dondo, C., Ntembi, P., Browning, C., Smith, R., Haarhoff, P. 2011. Regional and Global Palaeoenvironmental and Sea Level Context of the Late Cenozoic Langebaanweg (LBW) Palaeontological Site: West Coast of South Africa. Earth Science Reviews. 106: 191-214.

– Adams, J.W., Herries, A.I.R, Hemingway, J., Kegly, A., Kgazi, L., Hopley, P., Reede, H., Potze, S., Thackeray, F., 2010. Initial fossil discoveries from Hoogland, a new Pliocene primate-bearing karstic system in Gauteng Province, South Africa, South Africa. J. Hum Evol.. 59, 685-691.

– Herries, A.I.R, Reed, K., Kuykendall, K.L., Latham, A.G., 2006. Speleology and Magnetobiostratigraphic chronology of the Buffalo Cave fossil bearing palaeodeposits, Makapansgat, South Africa. Quaternary Research. 66, 233-245.

Archaeomagnetism/Archaeometry

–          Herries, A.I.R, Fisher, E., 2010. Multi-dimensional modelling of magnetic mineralogy as a proxy for fire use and spatial patterning: evidence from the Middle Stone Age sea cave site of Pinnacle Point 13B (Western Cape, South Africa). J. Human Evolution 59, 306-320.

–          Herries, A.I.R. 2009. New approaches for integrating palaeomagnetic and mineral magnetic methods to answer archaeological and geological questions on Stone Age sites. In Fairbrain, A., O’Conner, S., Marwick, B. (Eds.) Terra Australis 28 – New Directions in Archaeological Science.The Australian National University Press, Canberra, Australia. Chapter 16: 235-253.

–          Herries, A.I.R., Latham, A.G. 2009. Chapter 5: Archaeomagnetic studies at the Cave of Hearths. In: McNabb, J., Sinclair, A.G.M. (Eds.) The Cave of Hearths: Makapan Middle Pleistocene Research Project. University of Southampton series in archaeology(Archaeopress; Oxford), 1: 59-64.

–          Herries, A.I.R., Kovacheva, M., Kostadinova, M., 2008. Mineral magnetism and archaeomagnetic dating of a mediaeval oven from Zlatna Livada, Bulgaria. Physics Chem. Earth. A/B/C. 33, 496-510.

–          Herries, A.I.R., Kovacheva, M., Kostadinova, M., Shaw, J., 2007. Archaeo-directional and -intensity data from burnt structures at the Thracian site of Halka Bunar (Bulgaria): The effect of magnetic mineralogy, temperature and atmosphere of heating in antiquity. Phys. Earth. Planet. Interiors. 162, 199-216.

–          Herries, A.I.R, Kovacheva, M., 2007. Using Archaeomagnetism to Answer Archaeological Questions about Burnt Structures at the Thracian Site of Halka Bunar, Bulgaria. Archaeologia Bulgarica 11. 2007/3, 25-46.

–          Herries, A.I.R., 2006. Archaeomagnetic evidence for climate change at Sibudu Cave. Southern African Humanities. 18, 131-147.

–          Herries, A.I.R., Latham, A.G., 2003. `Environmental Archaeomagnetism’: evidence for climatic change during the later Stone Age using the magnetic susceptibility of cave sediments from Rose Cottage Cave, South Africa.  pp 25-35 in P. Mitchell, Haour, A and Hobart, J (Eds) Researching Africa’s Past: New contributions from British Archaeologists. Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph 57. Oxford

Geoarchaeology/Palaeokarst

–          Latham, A.G., Herries, A.I.R. 2009. Chapter 4. The formation and sedimentary infilling of the Cave of Hearths and Historic Cave Complex. In: McNabb, J., Sinclair, A.G.M. (Eds.) The Cave of Hearths: Makapan Middle Pleistocene Research Project. University of Southampton series in archaeology (Archaeopress; Oxford),1: 49-58.

–          Latham, A.G., Herries. A.I.R., 2004. The formation and sedimentary infilling of the Cave of Hearths and Historic Cave Complex. Geoarchaeology 19, 323-342.

–          Latham, A.G., Herries, A.I.R., Kuykendall, K., 2003. The formation and sedimentary infilling of the Limeworks Cave, Makapansgat, South Africa.  Palaeontologia Africana. 39, 69-82.

–          Lacruz, R.S, Brink, J.S., Hancox, J., Skinner, A.S., Herries, A., Schmidt, P., Berger, L.R., 2002. Palaeontology, geological context and palaeoenvironmental implications of a Middle Pleistocene faunal assemblage from the Gladysvale Cave, South Africa. Palaeontologia Africana. 38, 99-114.

–          Latham, A.G., Herries, A.I.R., Sinclair, A.G.M., Kuykendall, K., 2002. Re-examination of the lower stratigraphy in the classic section, Limeworks site, Makapansgat, South Africa. Human Evolution 17, 207-214.

–          Latham, A.G, Herries. A, Quinney, P, Sinclair, A, Kuykendall, K, 1999. The Makapansgat Australopithecine Site from a Speleological Perspective. In: Pollard, A.M., (Ed.) Geoarchaeology: exploration, environments, resources. Royal Geological Society, London. Special Publications. 165, 61-77

Primate Biogeography

– Stone, O., Laffan, S., Curnoe, D., Herries, A.I.R. 2013. The Spatial Distribution of the Habitat of the Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) Based on an Environmental Envelope Model. International Journal of Primatology. 34, 407-422.

– Stone, O., Laffan, S., Curnoe, D.,Rushworth, I. Herries, A.I.R. 2012. Distribution and population estimate for the Chacma Baboon (Papio ursinus) in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Primates 53, 337-344.37

 

ACTIVE LABORATORY GRANTS

  • Leakey Foundation (2014-15). The Haasgat fossil site (S. Africa): excavation and palaeobiological integration.
  • AINSE (2013) Comparing C14 dating of charcoal and Turbo opercula from a shell midden near Apollo Bay, Victoria.
  • Australian Synchrotron. (2013) Iron speciation in stalagmites.
  • Australian Synchrotron. (2013) Micro-XANES identification of iron phases associated with Fe distribution patterns in South African speleothem: their relationship to other trace elements, environmental-climatic fluctuations and recrystalisation
  • Australian Synchrotron. (2012) Iron and trace element distributions in uranium-lead dated speleothem: refining the geomagnetic polarity timescale and understanding the effects of geomagnetic reversals on biological and climatic systems.
  • Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (2012-2016) A new chronological framework to access regional variability in mid-Pleistocene archaeological, palaeoecological and palaeoclimatic data from Africa.
  • NETCAR, AUS$1 million. (2012-14)
  • National Geographic (2012) Exploring the palaeoanthropological potential of the Dart and Hrdlicka Pinnacles at Taung, South Africa.
  • AINSE 6633(ALNGRA11018) Integrating prehistoric cultural change and palaeoenvironments on the Thracian Plain, Bulgaria.
  • National Science Foundation. (2011-2016) Developing and Testing an Integrated Paleoscape Model for the early Middle and Late Pleistocene of the South Coast of South Africa

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