Publications

Publications by the present team

Conneller, C., Bayliss, A., Milner, N., & Taylor, B. (2016). The Resettlement of the British Landscape: Towards a chronology of Early Mesolithic lithic assemblage types. Internet Archaeology, 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.42.12

High, K., Milner, N., Panter, I., Demarchi, B., & Penkman, K. E. H. (2016). Lessons from Star Carr on the vulnerability of organic archaeological remains to environmental change. PNAS, http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1609222113

Croft, S., Monnier, G., Radini, A., Little, A., & Milner, M. (2016). Lithic Residue Survival and Characterisation at Star Carr: a burial experiment. Internet Archaeology, 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.42.5

Little, A., Elliott, B., Conneller, C., Pomstra, D., Evans, A. A., Fitton, L. C., Holland, A., Davis, R., Kershaw, R., O’Connor, S., O’Connor, T., Sparrow, T., Wilson, A. S., Jordan, P., Collins, M. J., Colonese, A. C., Craig, O. E., Knight, R., Lucquin, A. J. A., Taylor, B., & Milner, N. (2016). Technological Analysis of the World’s Earliest Shamanic Costume: A Multi-Scalar, Experimental Study of a Red Deer Headdress from the Early Holocene Site of Star Carr, North Yorkshire, UK. PLoS ONE, 11(4), e0152136, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152136

Albert, B., Innes, J., Blackford, J., Taylor, B., Conneller, C., & Milner, N. (2016). Degradation of the wetland sediment archive at Star Carr: An assessment of current palynological preservation. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 6, 488-495, doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.03.010

Milner, N., Bamforth, M., Beale, G., Carty, J. C., Chatzipanagis, K., Croft, S., Conneller, C., Elliot, B., Fitton, L. C., Knight, B., Kroger, R., Little, A., Needham, A., Robson, H. K., Rowley, C. C. A., & Taylor, B. (2016). A unique engraved shale pendant from the site of Star Carr: the oldest Mesolithic art in Britain. Internet Archaeology, 40, http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.40.8.

Robson, H. K., Little, A., Jones, A. K. G., Blockley, S., Candy, I., Matthews, I., Palmer, A., Schreve, D., Tong, E., Pomstra, D., Fletcher, L., Hausmann, N., Taylor, B., Conneller, C., & Milner, N. (2016). Scales of analysis: evidence of fish and fish processing at Star Carr. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.02.009.

Milner, N., Conneller, C., & Taylor, B. (2015). Recent work at Star Carr: A POSTGLACIAL landscape study. In N. Bicho, C. Detry, T. D. Price, & E. Cunha (Eds.), Muge 150th: The 150th Anniversary of the Discovery of Mesolithic Shellmiddens-Volume 2. (pp. 125-138). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Milner, N. (2015). Star Carr (England). In K. B. Metheny, & M. C. Beaudry (Eds.), Archaeology of Food: An Encyclopedia-Volume 2. (pp. 479). USA: Rowman and Littlefield.

High, K., Milner, N., Panter, I., & Penkman, K. E. H. (2015). Apatite for destruction: Investigating bone degradation due to high acidity at Star Carr. Journal of Archaeological Science, 59, 159-168, 10.1016/j.jas.2015.04.001.

Candy, I., Farry, A., Darvill, C. M., Palmer, A., Blockley, S. P. E., Matthews, I. P., MacLeod, A., Deeprose, L., Farley, N., Kearney, R., Conneller, C., Taylor, B., & Milner, N. (2015). The evolution of Palaeolake Flixton and the environmental context of Star Carr: an oxygen and carbon isotopic record of environmental change for the early Holocene. PROCEEDINGS OF THE GEOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION, 126(1), 60-71.10.1016/j.pgeola.2014.10.001.

Palmer, A. P., Matthews, I. P., Candy, I., Blockley, S. P. E., Macleod, A., Darvill, C. M., Milner, N., Conneller, C., & Taylor, B. (2015). The evolution of Palaeolake Flixton and the environmental context of Star Carr, NE. Yorkshire: stratigraphy and sedimentology of the Last Glacial-Interglacial Transition (LGIT) lacustrine sequences. PROCEEDINGS OF THE GEOLOGISTS ASSOCIATION, 126(1), 50-59. 10.1016/j.pgeola.2014.10.002.

High, K., Penkman, K., Milner, N., & Panter, I. (2013). Fading Star: Towards understanding the effects of acidification on organic remains (wood) at Star Carr. In T. Grant, & C. Cook (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th ICOM-CC Wet organic archaeological materials conference, Istanbul 2013. (pp. 28-35). International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation, Working Group on Wet Organic Archaeological Materials.

Milner, N., Taylor, B., Conneller, C., & Schadla-Hall, R. T. (2013). Star Carr: Life in Britain after the Ice Age. Council for British Archaeology. 10.11141/AfA1.

Conneller, C., Milner, N., Taylor, B., & Taylor, M. (2012). Substantial settlement in the European Early Mesolithic: new research at Star Carr. Antiquity, 86(334), 1004-1020.

Milner, N., Conneller, C., Taylor, B., & Schadla-Hall, R. T. (2012). The Story of Star Carr. Council for British Archaeology.

Taylor, B. (2011). Early Mesolithic activity in the wetlands of the Lake Flixton Basin. Journal of Wetland Archaeology, 11(1), 63-84.

Milner, N., Lane, P. J., Taylor, B., Conneller, C., & Schadla-Hall, T. (2011). Star Carr in a Postglacial Lakescape: 60 Years of Research. Journal of Wetland Archaeology, 11(1), 1-19.

Milner, N., Conneller, C., Elliott, B., Koon, H., Panter, I., Penkman, K., Taylor, B., & Taylor, M. (2011). From Riches to Rags: Organic Deterioration at Star Carr. Journal of Archaeological Science, 38(10), 2818-2832. [38]. 10.1016/j.jas.2011.02.015.

Boreham, S., Conneller, C., Milner, N., Needham, A., Boreham, J., & Rolfe, C. J. (2011). Geochemical indicators of preservation status and site deterioration at Star Carr. Journal of Archaeological Science, 30(10), 1-25. 10.1016/j.jas.2011.01.016.

Conneller, C., Milner, N., & Taylor, B. (2011). Recent Excavations at Star Carr. Yorkshire Archaeological Society Bulletin, 48.

Conneller, C., Milner, N., & Taylor, B. (2011). New Finds at Star Carr. British Academy Review, 16, 30-31.

Taylor, B., Conneller, C., & Milner, N. (2010). Little house by the shore. British Archaeology, 115.

Elliott, B. J., & Milner, N. (2010). Making a point: a critical review of the barbed point manufacturing process practiced at Star Carr. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 76, 75-94. 10.1017/S0079497X00000451.

Hadley, P., Hall, A. R., Taylor, M., Needham, A., Taylor, B., Conneller, C., & Milner, N. (2010). To block lift or not to block lift?: An experiment at the Early Mesolithic site of Star Carr, North-East Yorkshire, UK. Internet Archaeology, 28. 10.11141/ia.28.2.

Last, J., Milner, N., Taylor, B., & Conneller, C. (2009). English Heritage Seminar on Star Carr. Mesolithic Miscellany, 19(2), 25-28.

Conneller, C., Milner, N., Schadla-Hall, R. T., & Taylor, B. (2009). Star Carr in the new millennium. In N. Finlay, S. McCartan, N. Milner, & C. Wickham-Jones (Eds.), From Bann flakes to Bushmills. Papers in honour of Professor Peter Woodman. (pp. 78-88). Oxford: Oxbow.

Conneller, C., Milner, N., Schadla-Hall, T., & Taylor, B. (2009). The temporality of the Mesolithic landscape: new work at Star Carr. In P. Crombé, V. Strydonck, M. Sergant, M. Boudin, & M. Bats (Eds.), Chronology and Evolution within the Mesolithic of North-West Europe: Proceedings of an International Meeting, Brussels, May 30th-June 1st 2007. (pp. 77-94). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Conneller, C. (2007). Inhabiting new landscapes: settlement and mobility in Britain after the last glacial maximum. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 26(3), 215-237.

Taylor, B. (2007). Recent excavations at Star Carr, North Yorkshire. Mesolithic Miscellany, 18(2), 12-17.

Milner, N. (2007). Fading Star. British Archaeology, 96, 10-14.

Conneller, C. (2007). New Excavations at Star Carr. Past, 56, 3-5.

Conneller, C. (2004). Becoming deer: corporeal transformations at Star Carr. Archaeological Dialogues, 11(1), 37-56.

Conneller, C. (2003). Star Carr in context. In L. Bevan and J. Moore (Eds.), Peopling the Mesolithic in a Northern Environment. (pp. 81-86). Oxford: Archaeopress.

Conneller, C., & Schadla-Hall, T. (2003). Beyond Star Carr: the Vale of Pickering in the 10th millennium BP. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 69, 85-106.

Other publications

Dark, P. (2017). Monitoring recent pollen preservation changes at Star Carr: a comment on Albert et al. (2016). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 12, 28–31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.01.020

Uchiyama, J. (2015). From Awashimadai to Star Carr: A Japanese Jomon perspective on the subsistence strategies and settlement patterns of Early Mesolithic hunter–gatherers in the Vale of Pickering, UK. Quaternary International, http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618215000026

Emerick, K. (2011). The Management of Star Carr. Journal of Wetland Archaeology, 11(1), 120-132.

Innes, J. B., Blackford, J. J., & Simmons, I. G. (2011). Mesolithic Environments at Star Carr, the Eastern Vale of Pickering and Environs: Local and Regional Contexts. Journal of Wetland Archaeology, 11(1), 85-108.

Vorenhout, M. (2011). In Situ Preservation and Monitoring with Particular Application to Star Carr, Yorkshire, UK. Journal of Wetland Archaeology, 11(1), 56-62.

Brown, T., Bradley, C., Grapes, T., & Boomer, I. (2011). Hydrological Assessment of Star Carr and the Hertford Catchment, Yorkshire, UK. Journal of Wetland Archaeology, 11(1), 36-55.

Boreham, S., Boreham, J., & Rolfe, C. J. (2011). Physical and Chemical Analyses of Sediments from around Star Carr as Indicators of Preservation. Journal of Wetland Archaeology, 11(1), 20-35.

Rowley-Conwy, P. (2010). From Great Bog to Sedge Fen: a note on Grahame Clark's interpretation of Star Carr in its landscape context. In A. Marciniak, & J. Coles (Eds.), Grahame Clark and his Legacy. (pp. 68-84). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.

Mellars, P. (2009). Moonshine over Star Carr: post-processualism, Mesolithic myths and archaeological realities. Antiquity, 83(320), 502-517.

Schulting, R., & Richards, M. (2009). Dogs, divers, deer and diet. Stable isotope results from Star Carr and a response to Dark. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36(2), 498–503.

Dark, S. P., Higham, T. F. G., Jacobi, R. M., & Lord, T. C. (2006). New Radiocarbon Accelerator Dates On Artefacts From The Early Mesolithic Site Of Star Carr, North Yorkshire. Archaeometry, 48(1), 185-200.

Lane, P. J., & Schadla-Hall, R. T. (2004). The Many Ages of Star Carr: Do ‘Cites’ Make the ‘Site’?. Hunter-Gatherers in History, Archaeology and Anthropology, 145.

Dark, P. (2003). Dogs, a crane (not duck) and diet at Star Carr: a response to Schulting and Richards. Journal of Archaeological Science, 30(10), 1353–1356.

Milner, N. (2003). Pitfalls and Problems in Analysing and Interpreting the Seasonality of Faunal Remains. Archaeological Review from Cambridge, 16(1), 50-65.

Bevan, L. (2003). Stag nights and horny men: Antler symbolism and interaction with the animal world during the mesolithic. In L. Bevan and J. Moore (Eds.), Peopling the Mesolithic in a Northern Environment. (pp. 35-44). Oxford: Archaeopress.

Chatterton, R. (2003). Star Carr Reanalysed. In L. Bevan and J. Moore (Eds.), Peopling the Mesolithic in a Northern Environment. (pp. 69-80). Oxford: Archaeopress.

Schulting, R., & Richards, M. P. (2002). Dogs, Ducks, Deer and Diet: New Stable Isotope Evidence on Early Mesolithic Dogs from the Vale of Pickering, North-east England. Journal of Archaeological Science, 29, 327-333.

Conneller, C. (2001). Hunter-gatherers in the landscape: Technical economies of the Vale of Pickering. In M. Zvelebil and K. Fewster (Eds.), Ethnoarchaeology and hunter-gatherers. (pp. 1-12). Oxford: Archaeopress.

Pollard, J. (2000). Ancestral Places in the Mesolithic landscape. Archaeological Review from Cambridge, 17(1), 123-138.

Dark, P. (2000). Revised ‘absolute’ dating of the early Mesolithic site of Star Carr, North Yorkshire, in the light of changes in the early Holocene tree-ring chronology. Antiquity, 74, 304-7.

Carter, R. J. (1998). Reassessment of Seasonality at the Early Mesolithic Site of Star Carr, Yorkshire Based on Radiographs of Mandibular Tooth Development in Red Deer (Cervus elaphus). Journal of Archaeological Science, 25(9), 851–856.

Mellars, P., & Dark, P. (1998). Star Carr in context: new archaeological and palaeoecolgical investigations at the early Mesolithic site of Star Carr, North Yorkshire. Cambridge: McDonald Institute.

Aveling, E. M., & Heron, C. (1998). Identification of birch bark tar at the Mesolithic site of Star Carr. Ancient biomolecules, 2(1), 69-80.

Carter, R. J. (1997). Age estimation of the roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) mandibles from the Mesolithic site of Star Carr, Yorkshire, based on radiographs of mandibular tooth development. Journal of Zoology, 241(3), 495-502.

Day, S. P. (1996). Dogs, Deer and Diet at Star Carr: a Reconsideration of C-isotope Evidence from Early Mesolithic Dog Remains from the Vale of Pickering, Yorkshire, England. Journal of Archaeological Science, 23(5), 783–787.

Day, S. P., & Mellars, P. A. (1994). Absolute dating of Mesolithic human activity at Star Carr, Yorkshire: new palaeoecological studies and identification of the 9600 bp radiocarbon ‘plateau’. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 60, 417-422.

Day, P. (1993). Preliminary results of high-resolution palaeoecological analyses at Star Carr, Yorkshire. Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 3(1), 129-133.

Mellars, P. (1990). A major ‘plateau’ in the radiocarbon time-scale at c. 9650 bp: the evidence from Star Carr (North Yorkshire). Antiquity, 64(245), 836-841.

Clutton-Brock, J., & Noe-Nygaard, N. (1990). New osteological and C-isotope evidence on mesolithic dogs: Companions to hunters and fishers at Star Carr, Seamer Carr and Kongemose, Journal of Archaeological Science, 17(6), 643–653.

Legge, A. J., & Rowley-Conwy, P. A. (1989). Some preliminary results of a re-examination of the Star Carr fauna. In C. Bonsall (Ed.), The Mesolithic in Europe: Papers Presented at the Third International Symposium, Edinburgh 1985. (pp. 225-230). Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers Ltd.

Dumont, J. V. (1989). Star Carr: the Results of a Micro-Wear Study. In C. Bonsall (Ed.), The Mesolithic in Europe: Papers Presented at the Third International Symposium, Edinburgh 1985. (pp. 231-240). Edinburgh: John Donald Publishers Ltd.

Legge, A., & Rowley-Conwy, P. (1988). Star Carr revisited: a re-analysis of the large mammals. London: Centre for Extra-Mural Studies.

Cloutman, E. W., & Smith, A. G. (1988). Palaeoenvironments in the Vale of Pickering. Part 3: Environmental History at Star Carr. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 54, 37-58.

Cloutman, E. W. (1988). Palaeoenvironments in the Vale of Pickering. Part 2: Environmental History at Seamer Carr. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 54, 21-36.

Cloutman, E. W. (1988). Palaeoenvironments in the Vale of Pickering. Part I: Stratigraphy and Palaeogeography of Seamer Carr, Star Carr and Flixton Carr. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 54, 1-19.

Dumont, J. (1988). A microwear analysis of selected artifact types from the Mesolithic sites of Star Carr and Mount Sandel. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Harrison, C. J. O. (1987). A re-examination of the Star Carr birds. Naturalist,112, 141.

Dumont, J. V. (1983). An interim report of the Star Carr microwear study. Oxford journal of archaeology, 2(2), 127-145.

Noe-Nygaard, N. (1983). A new find of brown bear (Ursus arctos) from Star Carr and other finds in the late glacial and post glacial of Britain and Denmark. Journal of Archaeological Science, 10(4), 317–325.

Price, T. (1982). Willow Tales and Dog Smoke. Quarterly Review of Archaeology, 3, 4-7.

Andresen, J., Byrd, B., Elson, M., McGuire, R., Mendoza, R., Staski, E., & White, P. (1981). The deer hunters: Star Carr reconsidered. World Archaeology, 13(1), 31-46.

Pitts, M. (1979). Hides and antlers: a new look at the gatherer-hunter site at Star Carr, North Yorkshire, England. World Archaeology, 11(1), 32-42.

Jacobi, R. (1978). Northern England in the eighth millennium bc: an essay. In P. Mellars (Ed.), The early postglacial settlement of Northern Europe.(pp. 295-332). London: Duckworth.

Caulfield, S. (1978). Star Carr – an alternative view. Irish Archaeological Research Forum, 5, 15-22.

Wheeler, A. (1978). Why Were There No Fish Remains at Star Carr? Journal of Archaeological Science, 5, 85-89.

Noe-Nygaard, N. (1975). Two shoulder blades with healed lesions from Star Carr. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 41, 10-16.

Clark, J. G. D. (1972). Star Carr: a Case Study in Bioarchaeology. Addison-Wesley module in Anthropology, 10.

Degerbøl, M. (1961). On a find of a Preboreal domestic dog (Canis familiaris L.) from Star Carr, Yorkshire, with remarks on other Mesolithic dogs. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 27, 35-55.

Clark, J. G. D. (1956). Star Carr, a Mesolithic Site in Yorkshire. Recent Archaeological Excavations in Britain, 1-20.

Clark, J. G. D. (1954). Excavations at Star Carr: An early Mesolithic site at Seamer near Scarborough, Yorkshire. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Clark, J. G. D., & Thompson, M. (1953). The groove and splinter technique of working antler in Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic Europe. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 19(1), 148-160.

Clark, J. G. D., Walker, D., Corner, E. J. H., Fraser, F. C., & King, J. E. (1950). Preliminary Report on Excavations at Star Carr, Seamer, Scarborough, Yorkshire (Second Season, 1950). Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 16, 109-129.

Clark, J. G. D., Godwin, H., Fraser, F. C., & King, J. E. (1949). A preliminary report on excavations at Star Carr, Seamer, Scarborough, Yorkshire, 1949. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 15, 52-69.

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