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Department of Archaeology



The focus of my research can broadly be described as `human landscapes', the relations, both short- and long-term, between people and environment in the past: How have past human societies and the environments they inhabited constructed and transformed each other? And can understanding these past relationships help inform the present and the future? It is an interest that I have pursued in different ecologies (temperate, semi-arid, arid, rainforest) and with societies at different levels of complexity from the emergence of our species to Roman farmers and, currently in Borneo, present-day rainforest farmers and foragers. The transitions to farming (the `agricultural revolution in prehistory') have been a particular focus for many years, but more recently my interests have moved backwards in time to the origins of modern human behaviour and the adaptations (from environmental to cognitive) made by our species in their migrations out of Africa.


Key publications: 
[1] Douka K., Jacobs Z., Lane C., Grün R., Farr L., Hunt C., Inglis R., Reynolds T., Albert P., Aubert M. and Barker G.W.W. (2014). The chronostratigraphy of the Haua Fteah cave (Cyrenaica, northeast Libya). Journal of Human Evolution, 66(1), 39-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2013.10.001.
[2] G. Barker (ed.), (2013). Rainforest Foraging and Farming in Island Southeast Asia: The Archaeology of the Niah Caves, Sarawak. (McDonald Institute Monographs.) Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
[3] Seetah K., Cucchi T., Dobney K. and Barker G.W.W. (2013). A geometric morphometric re-evaluation of the use of dental form to explore populations' differences in horses (Equus caballus) and its potential zooarchaeological application. Journal of Archaeological Science DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2013.10.022.
Other publications: 


[1] Barker G., Gilbertson D. and Mattingly D.J. (2008). Archaeology and Desertification. (Levant Supplementary Series 6.) Council for British Research in the Levant.
[2] Barker G. (2006). The Agricultural Revolution in Prehistory. Oxford University Press, USA.
[3] Barker G. (1985). Prehistoric Farming in Europe. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Edited books

[1] G.W.W. Barker and C. Goucher (eds.), (2015). The Cambridge World History: A World With Agriculture, 12,000 Bce - 500 Ce, (The Cambridge World History.)
[2] G. Barker and M. Janowski (eds.), (2011). Why Cultivate? Anthropological and Archaeological Approaches to Foraging-Farming Transitions in Southeast Asia. McDonald Inst of Archeological.
[3] G. Barker and C. Gamble (eds.), (1985). Beyond Domestication in Prehistoric Europe. Academic Press.


Articles & Chapters

[1] Lin M., Miracle P. and Barker G. (2016). Towards the identification of the exploitation of cattle labour from distal metapodials. Journal of Archaeological Science, 66, 44-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2015.12.006.
[2] Prendergast A.L., Stevens R.E., O'Connell T.C., Hill E.A., Hunt C.O. and Barker G.W. (2016). A late Pleistocene refugium in Mediterranean North Africa? Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction from stable isotope analyses of land snail shells (Haua Fteah, Libya). QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS, 139, 94-109. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.02.014.
[3] Reade H., O'Connell T.C., Barker G. and Stevens R.E. (2016). Pleistocene and Holocene palaeoclimates in the Gebel Akhdar (Libya) estimated using herbivore tooth enamel oxygen isotope compositions. Quaternary International, 404, 150-162. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.10.009.
[4] Reade H., Stevens R.E., O'Connell T.C. and Barker G. (2016). Pleistocene and Holocene herbivore diets and palaeoenvironments in the Gebel Akhdar (Libya): Implications for past human populations. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 449, 62-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.02.003.
[5] Seetah K., Cardini A. and Barker G.W.W. (2016). A ‘long-fuse domestication’ of the horse? Tooth shape suggests explosive change in modern breeds compared with extinct populations and living Przewalski’s horses. The Holocene: a major interdisciplinary journal focusing on recent environmental change DOI: 10.1177/0959683616638436.
[6] Cardini A., Seetah K. and Barker G. (2015). How many specimens do I need? Sampling error in geometric morphometrics: testing the sensitivity of means and variances in simple randomized selection experiments. ZOOMORPHOLOGY, 134(2), 149-163. DOI: 10.1007/s00435-015-0253-z.
[7] Colominas L., Edwards C.J., Beja-Pereira A., Vigne J.D., Silva R.M., Castanyer P., Tremoleda J., Saña Seguí M., Pérez-Ripoll M., Goyache F., Howe C.J., Barker G. and Bower M.A. (2015). Detecting the T1 cattle haplogroup in the Iberian Peninsula from Neolithic to medieval times: New clues to continuous cattle migration through time. Journal of Archaeological Science, 59, 110-117. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2015.04.014.
[8] Hill E.A., Hunt C.O., Lucarini G., Mutri G., Farr L. and Barker G. (2015). Land gastropod piercing during the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene in the Haua Fteah, Libya. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 4, 320-325. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.09.003.
[9] Jones S.E., Barton H., Hunt C.O., Janowski M., Lloyd-Smith L. and Barker G. (2015). The cultural antiquity of rainforests: Human-plant associations during the mid-late Holocene in the interior highlands of Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo. Quaternary International DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.11.024.
[10] Lowe J.J., Ramsey C.B., Housley R.A., Lane C.S., Tomlinson E.L., Stringer C., Davies W., Barton N., Pollard M., Gamble C., Menzies M., Rohling E., Roberts A., Blockley S., Cullen V., Grant K., Lewis M., MacLeod A., White D., Albert P., Hardiman M., Lee S., Oh A., Satow C., Cross J.K., Law C.B., Todman A., Bourne A., Matthews I., Müller W., Smith V., Wulf S., Anghelinu M., Antl-Weiser W., Bar-Yosef O., Boric D., Boscato P., Ronchitelli A., Chabai V., Veselsky A., Uthmeier T., Farrand W., Gjipali I., Ruka R., Güleç E., Karavanic I., Karkanas P., King T., Komšo D., Koumouzelis M., Kyparissi N., Lengyel G., Mester Z., Neruda P., Panagopoulou E., Shalamanov-Korobar L., Tolevski I., Sirakov N., Guadelli A., Guadelli J.L., Ferrier C., Skrdla P., Slimak L., Soler N., Soler J., Soressi M., Tushabramishvilii N., Zilhão J., Angelucci D., Albert P., Bramham Law C., Cullen V.L., Lincoln P., Staff R., Flower K., Aouadi-Abdeljaouad N., Belhouchet L., Barker G., Bouzouggar A., Van Peer P., Kindermann K. and Gerken K. (2015). The RESET project: Constructing a European tephra lattice for refined synchronisation of environmental and archaeological events during the last c. 100 ka. Quaternary Science Reviews, 118, 1-17. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.04.006.
[11] Lucarini G., Radini A., Barton H. and Barker G. (2015). The exploitation of wild plants in Neolithic North Africa. Use-wear and residue analysis on non-knapped stone tools from the Haua Fteah cave, Cyrenaica, Libya. Quaternary International DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.11.109.
[12] Prendergast A.L., Stevens R.E., Barker G. and O'Connell T.C. (2015). Oxygen isotope signatures from land snail (Helix melanostoma) shells and body fluid: Proxies for reconstructing Mediterranean and North African rainfall. Chemical Geology, 409, 87-98. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.05.014.
[13] Prendergast A.L., Stevens R.E., O'Connell T.C., Fadlalak A., Touati M., al-Mzeine A., Schöne B.R., Hunt C.O. and Barker G. (2015). Changing patterns of eastern Mediterranean shellfish exploitation in the Late Glacial and Early Holocene: Oxygen isotope evidence from gastropod in Epipaleolithic to Neolithic human occupation layers at the Haua Fteah cave, Libya. Quaternary International, 407, 80-93. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.09.035.
[14] Reade H., Stevens R.E., Barker G. and O'Connell T.C. (2015). Tooth enamel sampling strategies for stable isotope analysis: Potential problems in cross-method data comparisons. Chemical Geology, 404, 126-135. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.03.026.
[15] Barker G.(2014). Reflections on Cyprian Broodbank's the making of the middle sea. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology, 27(1), 103-106. DOI: 10.1558/jmea.v27i1.101.
[16] Farr L., Lane R., Abdulazeez F., Bennett P., Holman J., Marasi A., Prendergast A., Al-Zweyi M. and Barker G. (2014). The cyrenaican prehistory project 2013: The seventh season of excavations in the Haua Fteah cave. Libyan Studies, 45, 163-173. DOI: 10.1017/lis.2014.2.
[17] Hunt C. and Barker G. (2014). Missing links, cultural modernity and the dead: Anatomically modern humans in the great cave of niah (Sarawak, Borneo). Southern Asia, Australia and the Search for Human Origins. 90-107. DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139084741.008.
[18] Reynolds T. and Barker G.W.W. (2014). Reconstructing Late Pleistocene Climates, Landscapes, and Human Activities in Northern Borneo from Excavations in the Niah Caves. Emergence and Diversity of Human behaviour in Paleolithic Asia. (Peopling of the Americas Publications.) Texas A&M University Press.
[19] Barker G.W.W.(2013). The Neolithisation of Northeastern Africa: Reflections on knowns, unknowns, and unknown unknowns, N. Shirai (ed.), Neolithisation of Northeastern Africa., Vol.16 (Studies in Early Near Eastern Production, Subsistence, and Envi.) Berline: ex Oriente. 249-256.
[20] Piper P., Rabett R. and Barker G. (2013). A zoologist with a taste for the past: The earl of Cranbrook's contribution to Zooarchaeological research in Southeast Asia. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology
[21] Prendergast A.L., Azzopardi M., O'Connell T.C., Hunt C., Barker G. and Stevens R.E. (2013). Oxygen isotopes from Phorcus (Osilinus) turbinatus shells as a proxy for sea surface temperature in the central Mediterranean: A case study from Malta. Chemical Geology, 345, 77-86. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.02.026.
[22] Rabett R., Farr L., Hill E., Hunt C., Lane R., Moseley H., Stimpson C. and Barker G. (2013). The Cyrenaican prehistory project 2012: The sixth season of excavations in the Haua Fteah cave. Libyan Studies, 44(1), 113-125.
[23] Warmuth V., Eriksson A., Barker G., Bower M.A., Hanks B.K., Li S., Lomitashvili D., Ochir-Goryaeva M., Sizonov G.V., Soyonov V. and Manica A. (2013). Erratum: Reply to Forster et al.: Quantifying demic movement and local recruitment in the spread of horse domestication (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2012) 109 (E3149) DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1212046109). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1301584110.
[24] Warmuth V., Eriksson A., Barker G., Bower M.A., Hanks B.K., Li S., Lomitashvili D., Ochir-Goryaeva M., Sizonov G.V., Soyonov V. and Manica A. (2013). Reply to Forster et al.: Quantifying demic movement and local recruitment in the spread of horse domestication (vol 109, pg E3149, 2012). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, 110(11), E978. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1301584110.
[25] Warmuth V., Manica A., Eriksson A., Barker G. and Bower M. (2013). Autosomal genetic diversity in non-breed horses from eastern Eurasia provides insights into historical population movements. Anim Genet, 44(1), 53-61. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2012.02371.x.
[26] Warmuth V.M., Campana M.G., Eriksson A., Bower M., Barker G. and Manica A. (2013). Ancient trade routes shaped the genetic structure of horses in eastern Eurasia. Molecular Ecology, 22(21), 5340-5351. DOI: 10.1111/mec.12491.
[27] Barker G.(2012). The desert and the sown: Nomad-farmer interactions in the Wadi Faynan, southern Jordan. Journal of Arid Environments, 86, 82-96. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2011.11.023.
[28] Barker G., Bennett P., Farr L., Hill E., Hunt C., Lucarini G., Morales J., Mutri G., Prendergast A., Pryor A., Rabett R., Reynolds T., Spry Marques P. and Twati M. (2012). The Cyrenaican Prehistory Project 2012: The fifth season of investigations of the Haua Fteah Cave. Libyan Studies, 43, 115-136.
[29] Barker G.W.W. and Lloyd-Smith L. (2012). The prehistoric funerary archaeology of the Niah Caves, Sarawak (Malaysian Borneo). H. Moyes (ed.), Sacred Darkness. A Global Perspective on the Ritual use of Caves. Univeristy Press of Colorado. 249-262.
[30] Barker G.W.W. and Richards M.B. (2012). Foraging–farming transitions in Island Southeast Asia. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 20(2), 256-280. DOI: 10.1007/s10816-012-9150-7.
[31] Bower M., Campana M., Nisbet E., Weller R., Whitten C., Edwards C., Stock F., Barrett E., O'Connell T., Hill E., Wilson A., Howe C., Barker G.W.W. and Binns M. (2012). Truth in the bones: Resolving the identity of two founding elite Thoroughbred racehorses, Eclipse and Bend Or.. Archaeometry, 54(5), 916-925. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4754.2012.00666.x.
[32] Campana M.G., Lister D.L., Whitten C.M., Edwards C.J., Stock F., Barker G. and Bower M.A. (2012). Complex relationships between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA preservation in historical DNA extracts. Archaeometry, 54(1), 193-202. DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4754.2011.00606.x.
[33] Campana M.G., Stock F., Barrett E., Benecke N., Barker G.W., Seetah K. and Bower M.A. (2012). Genetic stability in the Icelandic horse breed. Animal Genetics, 43(4), 447-449. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2052.2011.02266.x.
[34] Lowe J., Barton N., Blockley S., Ramsey C.B., Cullen V.L., Davies W., Gamble C., Grant K., Hardiman M., Housley R., Lane C.S., Lee S., Lewis M., MacLeod A., Menzies M., Müller W., Pollard M., Price C., Roberts A.P., Rohling E.J., Satow C., Smith V.C., Stringer C.B., Tomlinson E.L., White D., Albert P., Arienzo I., Barker G., Borić D., Carandente A., Civetta L., Ferrier C., Guadelli J-L., Karkanas P., Koumouzelis M., Müller U.C., Orsi G., Pross J., Rosi M., Shalamanov-Korobar L., Sirakov N. and Tzedakis P.C. (2012). Volcanic ash layers illuminate the resilience of Neanderthals and early modern humans to natural hazards. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109(34), 13532-13537.
[35] Barker G.(2011). Archaeology: The cost of cultivation. Nature, 473(7346), 163-164. DOI: 10.1038/473163a.
[36] Barker G. and Janowski M. (2011). Why cultivate? Anthropological and archaeological approaches to foraging-farming transitions in Southeast Asia. G.W.W. Barker (ed.), Why Cultivate? Anthropological and Archaeological Approaches to Foraging-Farming Transitions in Southeast Asia. (McDonald Institute Monographs.) Cambridge: McDonald Inst of Archeological. 1-16.
[37] Barker G., Lloyd-Smith L., Barton H., Cole F., Hunt C., Piper P.J., Rabett R., Paz V. and Szabo K. (2011). Foraging-farming transitions at the Niah Caves, Sarawak, Borneo. Antiquity, 85(328), 492-509.
[38] Barker G.W.W., Hunt C. and Carlos J. (2011). Transitions to farming in Island Southeast Asia: Archaeological, biomolecular, and palaeoecological perspectives. G. Barker and M. Janowski (eds.), Why Cultivate? Anthropological and Archaeological Approaches to Foraging-Farming Transitions in Southeast Asia. McDonald Inst of Archeological Research. 61-74.
[39] Bennett P. and Barker G. (2011). Protecting Libya's archaeological heritage. African Archaeological Review, 28(1), 5-25. DOI: 10.1007/s10437-010-9085-x.
[40] Hunt C.O., Reynolds T.G., El-Rishi H.A., Buzaian A., Hill E. and Barker G.W. (2011). Resource pressure and environmental change on the North African littoral: Epipalaeolithic to Roman gastropods from Cyrenaica, Libya. Quaternary International, 244(1), 15-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2011.04.045.
[41] Hunt C.O., Reynolds T.G., El-Rishi H.A., Buzaian A., Hill E. and Barker G.W. (2011). Corrigendum: 'Resource pressure and environmental change on the North African littoral: Epipalaeolithic to Roman gastropods from Cyrenaica, Libya' (vol 244, pg 15, 2011). Quaternary International, 245(2), 379. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2011.09.029.
[42] Barker G.W.W.(2010). The archaeology of anthropogenic environments: reflections on environment, landscape, and culture. R.M. Dean (ed.), The Archaeology of Anthropogenic Environments. Carbondale:CAI Publications. 13-29.
[43] Barker G.W.W.(2010). Archaeology and the human career. D.J. Bolender (ed.), Eventful Archaeologies. State Univ of New York Pr. 219-236.
[44] Barker G.W.W., Antoniadou A., Armitage S., Brooks I., Candy I., Connell K., Douka K., Drake N., Farr L., Hill E., Hunt C., Inglis R., Jones S., Lane C., Lucarini G., Meneely J., Morales J., Mutri G., Prendergast A., Rabett R., Reade H., Reynolds T., Russell N., Simpson D., Smith B., Stimpson C., Twati M. and White K. (2010). The Cyrenaican Prehistory Project 2010: The fourth season of investigations of the Haua Fteah cave and its landscape, and further results fromn the 2007-2009 fieldwork. Libyan Studies, 41, 63-88.
[45] Barker G.W.W. and Rabett R. (2010). Late Pleistocene and early Holocene forager mobility in Southeast Asia. B. Bellina, E.A. Bacus, T.O. Pryce and J.W. Christie (eds.), 50 Years of Archaeology in Southeast Asia. River Books Press Dist A C. 66-77.
[46] Campana M.G., Whitten C.M., Edwards C.J., Stock F., Murphy A.M., Binns M.M., Barker G.W. and Bower M.A. (2010). Accurate determination of phenotypic information from historic thoroughbred horses by single base extension. PLoS One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0015172.
[47] Hunt C., Davison J., Inglis R., Farr L., Reynolds T., Simpson D., El-Rishi H. and Barker G. (2010). Site formation processes in caves: The Holocene sediments of the Haua Fteah, Cyrenaica, Libya. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37(7), 1600-1611. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2010.01.021.
[48] Pyatt F.B., Barker G.W., Rabett R.J., Szabo K. and Wilson B. (2010). Analytical examination of animal remains from Borneo: The painting of bone and shell. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37(9), 2102-2105. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2010.02.006.
[49] Barker G.W.W.(2009). Early farming and domestication. B.W. Cunliffe, C. Gosden and R.A. Joyce (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Archaeology. Oxford University Press, USA. 445-483.
[50] Barker G., Antoniadou A., Barton H., Farr L.R. and White K. (2009). The Cyrenaican Prehistory Project 2009: The third season of investigations of the Haua Fteah cave and its landscape, and further results from the 2007-2008 fieldwork. Libyan Studies, 40, 55-94.
[51] Barker G., Piper P.J. and Rabett R.J. (2009). Zooarchaeology at the Niah Caves, Sarawak: Context and research issues - Introduction. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 19(4), 447-463. DOI: 10.1002/oa.1100.
[52] Barker G.W.W., Barton H., Boutsikas E., Britton D., Davenport B., Ewart I., Farr L., Ferraby R., Gosden C., Hunt C., Janowski M., Jones S., Langub J., Lloyd-Smith L., Nyiri B., Pearce K. and Upex B. (2009). The Cultured Rainforest Project: The second (2008) field season. Sarawak Museum Journal, 66, 121-190.
[53] Higham T.F.G., Barton H., Turney C.S.M., Barker G., Ramsey C.B. and Brock F. (2009). Radiocarbon dating of charcoal from tropical sequences: Results from the Niah Great Cave, Sarawak, and their broader implications. Journal of Quaternary Science, 24(2), 189-197. DOI: 10.1002/jqs.1197.
[54] Rabett R., Barker G., Hunt C.O., Naruse T., Piper P., Raddatz E., Reynolds T., Van Son N., Stimpson C., Szabo K., Tan N.C. and Wilson J. (2009). The Trang An Project: Late-to-Post-Pleistocene settlement of the Lower Song Hong Valley, North Vietnam. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 19, 83-109. DOI: 10.1017/S1356186308009061.
[55] Barker G.(2008). Cereal cultivation at Swifterbant? Neolithic wetland farming on the North European Plain: Commentary. Current Anthropology, 49(3), 393-394.
[56] Szabo K., Piper S. and Barker G.W.W. (2008). Sailing between the worlds: The symbolism of death in northwestern Borneo.. G.R. Clark, S. O'Connor and F. Leach (eds.), Islands of Inquiry. 149-170.
[57] Barker G.W.W., Barton H., Bird M., Daly P., Datan I., Dykes A., Farr L., Gilbertson D., Harrisson B., Hunt C., Higham T., Kealhofer L., Krigbaum J., Lewis H., McLaren S., Paz V., Pike A., Piper P., Pyatt B., Rabett R., Reynolds T., Rose J., Rushworth G., Stephens M., Stringer C., Thompson J. and Turney C. (2007). The human revolution in lowland tropical southeast Asia: The antiquity and behavior of anatomically modern humans at Niah Cave (Sarawak, Borneo). Journal of Human Evolution, 52, 243-261.
[58] Rabett R.J., Piper P. and Barker G. (2006). Bones from Hell: Preliminary results of new work on the Harrisson faunal assemblage from the deepest part of the Niah Cave, Sarawak. E.A. Bacus, I.C. Glover and V.C. Piggott (eds.), Uncovering Southeast Asia’s Past: Selected Papers from the 10th International Conference of the European Assocication for Southeast Asian Archaeologists. Singapore: National University Press. 46-59.
[59] Barker G.(2005). Villa to village: The transformation of the Roman countryside in Italy, c.400-1000. Classical Review, 55(1), 253-254. DOI: 10.1093/clrevj/bni139.
[60] Barker G.(2005). The Roman countryside. Classical Review, 55(1), 253-254. DOI: 10.1093/clrevj/bni139.
[61] Barker G.(2005). The archaeology of foraging and farming at Niah Cave, Sarawak. Asian Perspectives, 44(1), 90-106.
[62] Barker G., Reynolds T. and Gilbertson D. (2005). The human use of caves in Peninsular and Island Southeast Asia: Research themes. Asian Perspectives, 44(1), 1-15.
[63] Gillmore G., Gilbertson D., Grattan J., Hunt C., McLaren S., Pyatt B., Banda R.M., Barker G., Denman A., Phillips P. and Reynolds T. (2005). The potential risk from (222)radon posed to archaeologists and earth scientists: Reconnaissance study of radon concentrations, excavations, and archaeological shelters in the Great Cave of Niah, Sarawak, Malaysia. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 60(2), 213-227. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2003.12.014.
[64] Pyatt F.B., Wilson B. and Barker G.W. (2005). The chemistry of tree resins and ancient rock paintings in the Niah Caves, Sarawak (Borneo): Some evidence of rain forest management by early human populations. Journal of Archaeological Science, 32(6), 897-901. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2005.01.010.
[65] Barker G., Barton H., Bird M., Cole F., Daly P., Dykes A., Farr L., Gilbertson D., Higham T., Hunt C., Knight S., S E.K., Lewis H., Lloyd-Smith L., Manser J., McLaren S., Menotti F., Piper P., Pyatt B., Rabett R., Reynolds T., Shimmin J., Thompson G. and Tricket M. (2004). The Niah Cave Project: The fourth (2003) season of fieldwork. Sarawak Museum Journal, 79, 45-120.
[66] Hunt C.O., Elrishi H.A., Gilbertson D.D., Grattan J., McLaren S., Pyatt F.B., Rushworth G. and Barker G.W. (2004). Early-Holocene environments in the Wadi Faynan, Jordan. Holocene, 14(6), 921-930. DOI: 10.1191/0959-683604hl769rp.
[67] McLaren S.J., Gilbertson D.D., Grattan J.P., Hunt C.O., Duller G.A.T. and Barker G.A. (2004). Quaternary palaeogeomorphologic evolution of the Wadi Faynan area, southern Jordan. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 205(1-2), 131-154. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2003.12.006.
[68] Barker G.(2003). Farmers, herders and miners in the Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan: A 10,000-year landscape archaeology. DOI: 10.4324/9780203165737.
[69] Barker G. and Gilbertson D. (2003). The archaeology of drylands: Living at the margin. The Archaeology Of Drylands: Living at the Margin DOI: 10.4324/9780203165737.
[70] Barker G.W.W.(2002). A tale of two deserts: Contrasting desertification histories on Rome's desert frontiers. World Archaeology, 33(3), 488-577.
[71] Pichler S.(2002). The Cambridge world history of food.. HOMO, 53(1), 81.
[72] Barker G., Barton H., Beavitt P., Bird M., Daly P., Doherty C., Gilbertson D., Hunt C., Krigbaum J., Lewis H., Manser J., McLaren S., Paz V., Piper P., Pyatt B., Rabett R.J., Reynolds T., Rose J., Rushworth G. and Stephens M. (2002). Prehistoric foragers and farmers in Southeast Asia: Renewed investigations at Niah Cave, Sarawak. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 68, 147-164.
[73] Barker G., Barton H., Bird M., Cole F., Daly P., Gilbertson D., Hunt C., Krigbaum J., Lampert C., Lewis H., Lloyd-Smith L., Manser J., McLaren S., Menotti F., Paz V., Piper P., Pyatt B., Rabett R., Reynolds T., Stephens M., Thompson G., Trickett M. and Whittaker P. (2002). The Niah Cave Project: The third (2002) season of fieldwork. Sarawak Museum Journal, 78, 87-178.
[74] Barker G.(2001). The corrupting sea: A study of Mediterranean history. Antiquity, 75(287), 216-218.
[75] Wickham C., Barker G., Feller L., Fentress E., Hodges R., Noye G. and Ward-Perkins B. (2001). An assessment of Italian medieval archeology. Quaderni Storici, 36(1), 295-301.
[76] Barker G.(1999). Review: Archaeozoology - Acta of the 1st National Conference of Archaeozoology, Rovigo, Italy. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 9(3), 205-206.
[77] Pyatt F.B., Barker G.W., Birch P., Gilbertson D.D., Grattan J.P. and Mattingly D.J. (1999). King Solomon's miners - Starvation and bioaccumulation? An environmental archaeological investigation in southern Jordan. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 43(3), 305-308.
[78] Barker G.(1998). The growth of farming communities in Africa from the equator southwards. African Affairs, 97(387), 283-285.
[79] Barker G.(1998). Hunger in history: Food shortage, poverty, and deprivation. History, 83(269), 104-105.
[80] Barker G.(1997). Review: The Origins and Spread of Agriculture and Pastoralism in Eurasia by D.R. Harris. Antiquity, 71(272), 480-482.
[81] Barker G.(1996). Review: Atlas of Archaeological Sites in Tuscany (Italian) by M. Torelli. Journal of Roman Studies, 86, 194-195.
[82] Barker G.(1994). The onymous dead. Antiquity, 68(260), 660-663. DOI: 10.1017/S0003598X00047220.
[83] Barker G.(1994). Review: Papers of the 4th Conference of Italian Archaeology, Volumes 1-2, The Archaeology of Power, Volumes 3-4, New Developments in Italian Archaeology edited by E. Herring, R. Whitehouse and S. Wilkins. Antiquity, 68(260), 660-663.
[84] Barker G.(1993). Review: Archaeology, Annales, and Ethnohistory by K.A. Bernard. Man, 28(3), 600-601.
[85] Barker G.(1992). Review: Settling Down and Breaking Ground - Rethinking the Neolithic Revolution by D.R. Harris. Antiquity, 66(250), 273-274.
[86] Barker G.(1989). The archaeology of the Italian shepherd. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society
[87] Barker G.(1988). Cows and kings: Models for zimbabwes. Proceedings - Prehistoric Society, 54, 223-239.
[88] Barker G.(1988). On the origins of milk and wool production in the old-world. Current Anthropology, 29(5), 743-745.
[89] Barker G.(1988). Archaeology and the Etruscan countryside. Antiquity, 62(237), 772-785.
[90] Barker G.(1988). Review: Beyond the Acropolis - A Rural Greek Past by T.H. Van Andel and C. Runnels. Antiquity, 62(235), 390-&.
[91] Anthony D.W., Wailes B., Baldi P., Barker G., Coleman R., Gimbutas M., Neustupny E., Sherratt A. and Renfrew C. (1988). Review: Archaeology and Language - The Puzzle of the Indo-European Origins by C. Renfrew. Current Anthropology, 29(3), 437-468.
[92] Barker G.(1987). Review: European Social Evolution, Archaeological Perspectives by J. Bintliff. Journal of Roman Studies, 77, 220-222.
[93] Barker G.W.W. and Gamble C. (1985). Beyond domestication: A strategy for investigating the process and consequence of social complexity. G. Barker and C. Gamble (eds.), Beyond Domestication in Prehistoric Europe. Academic Press. 1-31.
[94] Gilbertson D.D., Hayes P.P., Barker G.W.W. and Hunt C.O. (1984). The UNESCO Libyan Valleys survey VII: An interim classification and functional analysis of ancient wall technology and land use. Libyan Studies, 15, 45-70.
[95] Barker G.(1982). Review: Subsistence Farming in Roman Italy by J.M. Frayn. Journal of Roman Studies, 72, 192-194.
[96] Barker G.(1978). Economic Models for the Manekweni Zimbabwe, Mozambique. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 13(1), 71-100. DOI: 10.1080/00672707809511632.
[97] Barker G. and Webley D. (1978). Causewayed Camps and Early Neolithic Economies in Central Southern England. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 44, 161-186. DOI: 10.1017/S0079497X00010112.
[98] Barker G.(1977). Review: Basilicata Antica by D. Adamesteanu. Journal of Roman Studies, 67, 227-228.
[99] Barker G.(1977). Archaeology of Samnite settlement in Molise. Antiquity, 51(201), 20-24.
[100] Barker G.(1976). Morphological change and Neolithic economies: Example from Central Italy. Journal of Archaeological Science, 3(1), 71-81.
[101] Barker G.(1972). Conditions of cultural and economic growth in Bronze-Age of Central Italy. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society (London), 38(DEC), 170-208.

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Current Students:

Kate Connell

Shawn O'Donnell

Elizabeth Raddatz

Francesco Sponza


Past Students:

Lindsay Lloyd-Smith

Andrew McLaren

Andrea Dolfini

Franca Louise Cole

Job Titles

Senior Fellow, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
Professorial Fellow, St John's College
Director of Studies, Corpus Christi

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