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Department of Archaeology

 

Research

Zooarchaeology; Upper Palaeolithic through Neolithic hunting; Pleistocene zoogeography and human biogeography.

 

Collaborators

Publications

Key publications: 

Books

[1] Renfrew C. and Boyle K.V. (2000). Archaeogenetics. McDonald Institute for Archeological Research.
[2] Boyle K.V. (1998). The Middle Palaeolithic geography of Southern France. (British Archaeological Reports.) Oxford: British Archaeological Reports Ltd.
[3] Boyle K.V. and Anderson S. (1997). Computing and statistics in osteoarchaeology. Oxbow Books Ltd.
[4] Boyle K.V. (1990). Upper Palaeolithic Faunas from South West France; A Zoogeographic Perspective. (British Archaeological Reports.) Oxford: Archaeopress.

 

Edited books

[1] K.V. Boyle, R.J. Rabett and C.O. Hunt (eds.), (2014). Living in the Landscape. essays in Honour of Graeme Barker. (McDonald Institute Monographs.) Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
[2] K.V. Boyle, Gamble, C and O. Bar-Yosef (eds.), (2010). The Upper Palaeolithic Revolution in Global Perspective: Essays in Honour of Paul Mellars. (McDonald Institute Monographs.) Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
[3] A. Anderson, J.H. Barrett and K.V. Boyle (eds.), (2010). The Global Origins and Development of Seafaring. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
[4] P.A. Mellars, K.V. Boyle, C. Stringer and O. Bar-Yosef (eds.), (2007). Rethinking the Human Revolution: New Behavioural and Biological Perspectives on the Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans. (McDonald Institute Monographs.) Cambridge: McDonald Institue for Archeological Research.
[5] M. Levine, C. Renfrew and K.V. Boyle (eds.), (2003). Prehistoric steppe adaptation and the horse. (McDonald Institute Monographs.) McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.
[6] K.V. Boyle, C. Renfrew and M. Levine (eds.), (2002). Ancient Interactions: East and West in Eurasia.. McDonald Inst of Archeological.
[7] S. Anderson and K.V. Boyle (eds.), (1996). Ritual treatment of human and animal remains. Oxford: Oxbow Books Ltd.

 

Articles & Chapters

[1] Boyle K.V.(2014). Neolithic Hunters in the Landscape of Northern Italy. K.V. Boyle, R.J. Rabett and C.O. Hunt (eds.), Living in the Landscape. Essays in Honour of Graeme Barker.. (McDonald Institute Monographs.) Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. 149-160.
[2] Boyle K.V.(2014). The Italian Neolithic Red Deer: Molino Casarotto. K. Baker, R. Carden and R. Madgwick (eds.), Deer and People. Windgather Press. 78-91.
[3] Boyle K.V.(2010). Introduction: Variability, fate and the Upper Palaeolithic Revolution. K.V. Boyle and C. Gamble (eds.), The Upper Palaeolithic Revolution in Global Perspective: Essays in Honour of Paul Mellars.. (McDonald Institute Monographs.) Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. 1-7.
[4] Boyle K.V.(2010). Rethinking the ‘ecological basis of social complexity’. K.V. Boyle, C. Gamble and O. Bar-Yosef (eds.), The Upper Palaeolithic Revolution in Global Perspective: Essays in Honour of Paul Mellars.. (McDonald Institute Monographs.) Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. 137-151.
[5] Boyle K.V.(2009). Mesolithic Europe. CAMB ARCHAEOL J, 19(2), 258-259. DOI: 10.1017/S0959774309000316.
[6] Boyle K.V.(2008). Review of: Marciniak, A. 2005. Placing Animals in the Neolithic. Social Zooarchaeology of Prehistoric Farming Communities.. Environmental Archaeology, 13(2), 201-202.
[7] Boyle K.V.(2007). Real Biodiversity during the Châtelperronian. M. Mellars, K. Boyle, O. Bar-Yosef and C. Stringer (eds.), Rethinking the Human Revolution. (McDonald Institute Monographs.) Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs. 303-314.
[8] Boyle K.V.(2007). Le phoque dans les eaux néolithique de Bretagne.. Melvan, Revue des Deux Iles, 4, 265-274.
[9] Boyle K.V.(2006). Neolithic Wild Game Animals in Western Europe: The Question of Hunting, D. Serjeantson and D. Field (eds.), Animals in the Neolithic of Britain and Europe, Vol.7 (Neolithic Studies Group Seminar Papers.) Oxford: Oxbow Books Ltd. 10-23.
[10] Boyle K.V.(2005). Chasse au phoque à la fin du Néolithique à Er Yoc’h (Houat, Morbihan).. Melvan, Revue des Deux Iles, 2, 9-25.
[11] Boyle K.V.(2000). Reconstructing Middle Palaeolithic subsistence strategies in the south of France. INT J OSTEOARCHAEOL, 10(5), 336-356.
[12] Boyle K.V.(1997). Late Magdalenian carcase management strategies. The Périgord data. Anthropozoologica, 25-6, 287-94.
[13] Boyle K.V.(1996). From Laugerie Basse to Jolivet: The organization of Final Magdalenian settlement in the Vezere valley. WORLD ARCHAEOL, 27(3), 477-491. DOI: 10.1080/00438243.1996.9980321.
[14] Kornfeld M., Boyle K.V., Clark G.A., Enloe J.G., Kozlowski J., Mora R., Straus L.G., Tabarev A.V. and Zilhão J. (1996). The Big-Game Focus: Reinterpreting the Archaeological Record of Cantabrian Upper Paleolithic Economy [and Comments and Reply]. Current Anthropology, 37(4), 629-657. DOI: 10.1086/204534.
[15] Boyle K.V.(1994). La Madeleine (Tursac, Dordogne). Une étude paléoéconomique du paléolithique supérieur. Paléo, 6, 55-77.
[16] Boyle K.V.(1993). Upper Palaeolithic procurement and processing strategies in southwest France, G.L. Peterkin, H.M. Bricker and P. Mellars (eds.), Hunting and animal exploitation in the later Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of Eurasia, Vol.4 (Papers of the American Anthropological Association.) Amer Anthropological Assn. 151-162.
[17] Boyle K.V.(1992). Regional patterning in Late Upper Palaeolithic Mendip faunas.. Quaternary Newsletter, 67, 40-47.
[18] Boyle K.V. and Wright C.D. (1988). Foraging theory: mathematical modelling of socioecological change. J.L. Bintliff, D.A. Davidson and E.G. Grant (eds.), Conceptual issues in environmental archaeology. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ Pr.

Job Titles

Research Facilitator
Fellow and Director of Studies (Part I HSPS; Part II Archaeology & Biological Anthropology), Homerton College

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Person keywords: 
Evolution
Neandethal morphology and behaviour
Human behavioural ecology
Hunter-gatherer behavioural ecology
Archaeological Science
Evolutionary anthropology
Ecology and behaviour
Environmental reconstruction
The Mediterranean
Prehistory
Italy
Archaeology
Landscape
Subjects: 
Archaeology
Geographical areas: 
Mediterranean