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Department of Archaeology



1987: Ph.D. University of Cambridge, England.

1983: M.A. Anthropology. University of Michigan, U.S.A.

1980: B.A. Cambridge. Archaeology and Anthropology. 



2014-2017: Deputy Director of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

2009:  Munro Lecturer University of Edinburgh

2007-10: College Librarian, Magdalene College.

2004-6: Research Associate Professor, University of Buffalo, SUNY

2003-4:  Balsdon Fellow, British School at Rome.

2001-2: Editor, Antiquity

2000-2013: University Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge

1998-2000: Deputy Editor, Antiquity

1996-2000: University Lecturer, University of Cambridge

1994-96: Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Bristol.

1992-93: Charter Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford.

1990-94: Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Bristol.

1988-90: Lecturer in Archaeology, University of York.

1986-9: Junior Research Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge.



Current Thematic Projects


Current Field Projects




Key publications: 

[1] Stoddart, S. 2020. Power and Place in Etruria. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

[2] Stoddart, S., Palmisano, A., Redhouse, D, Barker, G., di Paola, G, Rasmussen, T., Samuels, T and Terrenato, N., Witcher, R. 2020. Patterns of Etruscan urbanism.  In Fulminante, F., Hanson, J.W., Ortman, S.G., Bettencourt, L.M.A. (eds) Where Do Cities Come From and Where Are They Going To? Modelling Past and Present Agglomerations to Understand Urban Ways of Life Frontiers. Digital Humanities (Digital Archaeology) 7:1. doi: 10.3389/fdigh.2020.00001

[3]  Stoddart, S. 2020. An Etruscan Urban agenda: the weaving together of traditions. Journal of Urban Archaeology 1, 88-121.

[4] Malone, C., Stoddart, S., Trump, D., Bonanno, A, Gouder, T. and Pace, A. (eds.), 2009. Mortuary ritual in prehistoric Malta. The Brochtorff Circle excavations (1987-1994). Cambridge: McDonald Institute.

Other publications: 


[1] Stoddart, S. 2020. Power and Place in Etruria. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

This volume fills a gap in the study of an important, yet neglected case of state formation, by taking a landscape perspective to Etruria. Simon Stoddart examines the infrastructure,hierarchy/heterarchy and spatial patterns of the Etruscans over time to investigate their political development from a new perspective. The analysis both crosses the divide from prehistory to history and applies a scaled analysis to the whole region between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Arno and Tiber rivers, with special focus on the neglected region between Populonia on the coast and Perugia and the north Umbrian region adjoining the Apennines.Stoddart uncovers the powerful places that were in dynamic tension not only between themselves, but also with the internal structure constituted by the descent groups that peopled them. He unravels the dynamically changing landscape of changing boundaries and buffer zones which contained robust urbanism, as well as less centralized, polyfocal nucleations.

[2] French, F., Hunt, C.O., Grima, R.  McLaughlin, R.  Stoddart, S. & Malone, C. (eds.). 2020. Temple Landscapes: Fragility, change and resilience of Holocene environments in the Maltese Islands. Volume 1 of Fragility and sustainability - Studies on Early Malta, the ERC-funded Project. Cambridge: McDonald Institute.

The ERC-funded FRAGSUS Project (Fragility and sustainability in small island environments: adaptation, cultural change and collapse in prehistory, 2013–18), led by Caroline Malone (Queens University Belfast) has explored issues of environmental fragility and Neolithic social resilience and sustainability during the Holocene period in the Maltese Islands. This, the first volume of three, presents the palaeo-environmental story of early Maltese landscapes.

The project employed a programme of high-resolution chronological and stratigraphic investigations of the valley systems on Malta and Gozo. Buried deposits extracted through coring and geoarchaeological study yielded rich and chronologically controlled data that allow an important new understanding of environmental change in the islands. The study combined AMS radiocarbon and OSL chronologies with detailed palynological, molluscan and geoarchaeological analyses. These enable environmental reconstruction of prehistoric landscapes and the changing resources exploited by the islanders between the seventh and second millennia bc. The interdisciplinary studies combined with excavated economic and environmental materials from archaeological sites allows Temple landscapes to examine the dramatic and damaging impacts made by the first farming communities on the islands’ soil and resources. The project reveals the remarkable resilience of the soil-vegetational system of the island landscapes, as well as the adaptations made by Neolithic communities to harness their productivity, in the face of climatic change and inexorable soil erosion. Neolithic people evidently understood how to maintain soil fertility and cope with the inherently unstable changing landscapes of Malta. In contrast, second millennium bc Bronze Age societies failed to adapt effectively to the long-term aridifying trend so clearly highlighted in the soil and vegetation record. This failure led to severe and irreversible erosion and very different and short-lived socio-economic systems across the Maltese islands.



[3] Malone, C., Grima, R., McLaughlin, R., Parkinson, E.,  Stoddart, S. & Vella, N. (eds.). 2020. Temple Places: Excavating Cultural Sustainability in Prehistoric Malta. Volume 2 of Fragility and sustainability - Studies on Early Malta, the ERC-funded Project. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

[4] Stoddart, S., Power, R., Thompson, J. E., Mercieca-Spiteri , B., McLaughlin, R., Pace, A. & Malone, C. (eds.). in press. Temple People:  Bioarchaeology, resilience and culture in prehistoric Malta. Volume 3 of Fragility and sustainability - Studies on Early Malta, the ERC-funded Project.Cambridge: McDonald Institute.

[5] Aines, E. Stoddart, S.  and Malone, C. (eds.) 2020. Gardening Time. Cambridge: McDonald

[6] Stoddart, S. (ed.) 2017. Delicate urbanism in context: pre-Roman German urbanism.  (The DAAD Cambridge Symposium). Cambridge: McDonald Institute.  Download available here

[7]  Popa, C. & Stoddart, S. (eds.) 2014. Fingerprinting the Iron Age. Oxford: Oxbow.


[8]  Cifani, G., Stoddart, S. & Neil, S. (eds.). 2012. Landscape, ethnicity and identity in the Archaic Mediterranean area. Oxford: Oxbow. 

At the heart of this volume is the multi-layered concept of ethnicity. Contributors examine and contextualise contrasting definitions of ethncity and identity as implicit from two perspectives, one from the classical tradition and another from the prehistoric and anthropological tradition. Simon Stoddart contributed the Introduction (with Gabriele Cifani: pp. 1-4), analysis of fieldwork of the boundary centre of Grotte di Castro (with Gabriele Cifani and Letizia Ceccarelli: pp. 163-172), a study of the etic, residual ethnicity of Gubbio (pp. 171-186), a comparative analysis of ethnicity from a non Mediterranean perspective (with Skylar Neil: pp. 287-293), as well as much of the conceptualisation and most of the final editing of the volume.


[9] Stoddart, S. 2009. Historical dictionary of the Etruscans. (Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations 24). Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press.

This volume provides a wide and yet informed access to all matters Etruscan without privileging their artistic output. It treats the Etruscans as an important case of state formation, providing an introduction to their geography and identity, before an alphabetical dictionary covering their major settlements, trade, descent groups and material culture. There is an extensive annotated bibliography of publications and internet resources.


[10] Malone, C., Stoddart, S., Trump, D., Bonanno, A. & Pace, A. (eds.). 2009. Mortuary ritual in prehistoric Malta. The Brochtorff Circle excavations (1987-1994). Cambridge: McDonald Institute.

This monograph sets fundamental new data on prehistoric Malta in an interpretative context of history, environment, landscape and the wider Mediterranean. The core of the volume relates to the first scientific study of mortuary remains of the populations who constructed the prehistoric temples. Simon Stoddart contributed to every chapter, played the lead role in the interpretation of the funerary ritual and a central role in the conceptualisation and final editing of the volume.


[11] Carr, G. & Stoddart, S. (eds.). 2002. Celts from Antiquity. Cambridge: Antiquity Publications Limited.

The edited volume brings together the contributions to the study of the Celts published in the pages of Antiquity.


[12] Stoddart, S. (ed.) 2000. Landscapes from Antiquity. Cambridge: Antiquity Publications Limited.

The edited volume brings together the contributions to the study of Landscapes published in the pages of Antiquity.


[13] Malone, C. & Stoddart, S. (eds.). 1994. Territory, Time and State. The archaeological development of the Gubbio basin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

The monograph challenged the prominence of textually constructed history of the upland Apennine valley of Gubbio, by presenting a longue duree synthesis of archaeological evidence, from the Palaeolithic to the Middle Ages, supported by interdisciplinary scientific evidence. This volume has provided focus of subsequent study of the evidence for pre-Roman umbrian political development.


[14] Mathers, C. & Stoddart, S. (eds.). 1994. Development and decline in the Mediterranean Bronze Age. Sheffield: John Collis Publication.

This edited volume demonstrated that the pattern of development and decline in the Mediterranean Bronze Age was not uniform, but constructed out of a series of unaligned cycles of development.


[15] Spivey, N. & Stoddart, S. 1990. Etruscan Italy. London: Batsford.

This volume brought together a classical art historian and a landscape archaeologist to produce a challenging, but balanced, approach to the Etruscans. Archaeological evidence was given appropriate primacy over evidence from secondary written sources.


[16] Malone, C. and Stoddart, S.(eds.) 1985. Papers in Italian Archaeology IV. Vols. 1-4. (B.A.R. International series 243-6). Oxford: British Archaeological Reports.

These themed volumes published the proceedings of a major Italian conference held in Cambridge.


Articles in Academic Journals

[1]  Stoddart, S., Palmisano, A., Redhouse, D, Barker, G., di Paola, G, Rasmussen, T., Samuels, T and Terrenato, N., Witcher, R. 2020. Patterns of Etruscan urbanism.  In Fulminante, F., Hanson, J.W., Ortman, S.G., Bettencourt, L.M.A. (eds) Where Do Cities Come From and Where Are They Going To? Modelling Past and Present Agglomerations to Understand Urban Ways of Life Frontiers. Digital Humanities (Digital Archaeology) 7:1. doi: 10.3389/fdigh.2020.00001

[2] Stoddart, S. 2020. An Etruscan Urban agenda: the weaving together of traditions. Journal of Urban Archaeology 1, 88-121.

[3] Ceccarelli, L., Moletti, C., Bellotto, M., Dotelli, G. & Stoddart, S. 2020. Compositional characterization of Etruscan earthen architecture and ceramic production. Archaeometry  DOI: 10.1111/arcm.12582

[4] Thompson, J.E., Parkinson, E. McLaughlin, T.R., Barratt, R.P., Power, R.K., Mercieca-Spiteri, B., Stoddart, S., Malone, C. 2020. Placing and remembering the dead in late Neolithic Malta: bioarchaeological and spatial analysis of the Xagħra Circle Hypogeum, Gozo. World Archaeology. DOI: 10.1080/00438243.2019.1745680

[5] Chatzimpaloglou, P., French, F., Pedley, H.M and Stoddart, S. 2020 Connecting chert sources of Sicily with Neolithic chert artefacts of Malta. Journal of Archaeological Science. Reports 29: DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.102111

[6] Frantz, L. A. F., Haile, J., T. Lin, A., Scheu, A., Geörg, C., Benecke, N., Alexander, M., Linderholm, A., Mullin, V. E., Daly, K. G., Battista, V. M., Price, M., Gron, K. J., Alexandri, P., Arbogast, R.-M., Arbuckle, B., Bӑlӑşescu, A., Barnett, R., Bartosiewicz, L., Baryshnikov, G., Bonsall, C., Borić, D., Boroneanţ, A., Bulatović, J., Çakirlar, C., Carretero, J.-M., Chapman, J., Church, M., Crooijmans, R., Cupere, B. D., Detry, C., Dimitrijevic, V., Dumitraşcu, V., du Plessis, L., Edwards, C.J., Merih Erek, C., Erim-Özdoğan, A., Ervynck, A., Fulgione, D., Gligor, M., Götherström, A., Gourichon, L., Groenen, M. A. M., Helmer, D., Hongo, H., Horwitz, L. K., Irving-Pease, E. K., Lebrasseur, O., Lesur, J., Malone, C., Manaseryan, N., Marciniak, A., Martlew, H., Mashkour, M., Matthews, R., Motuzaite Matuzeviciute, G., Maziar, S., Meijaard, E., McGovern, T., Megens, H.-J., Miller, R., Fatemeh Mohaseb, A., Orschiedt, J., Orton, D., Papathanasiou, A., Parker Pearson, M., Pinhasi, R., Radmanović, D., Ricaut, F.-X., Richards, M., Sabin, R., Sarti, L., Schier, W., Sheikhi, S., Stephan, E., Stewart, J. R., Stoddart, S., Tagliacozzo, A., Tasić, N., Trantalidou, K., Tresset, A., Valdiosera, C., van den Hurk, Y., Van Poucke, S., Vigne, J.-D., Yanevich, A., Zeeb-Lanz, A., Triantafyllidis, A., Gilbert, M. T. P., Schibler, J., Rowley-Conwy, P., Zeder, M., Peters, J., Cucchi, T., Bradley, D. G., Dobney, K., Burger, J., Evin, A., Girdland-Flink, L. & Larson, G. 2019. Ancient pigs reveal a near complete genomic turnover following their introduction to Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of America: DOI:10.1073/pnas.1901169116.

[7] Malone, C., Cutajar, N, McLaughlin, R,, Mercieca-Spiteri, B., Pace, A. Power, R.,  Stoddart, S., Sultana, S., Bronk Ramsey, C., Dunbar, E., Bayliss, A., Healy, F. and Whittle, A.  2019. Island questions: the chronology of the Brochtorff Circle at Xagħra, Gozo, and its significance for the Neolithic sequence on Malta Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences     DOI: 10.1007/s12520-019-00790-y  

[8] Stoddart, S., Woodbridge, J., Palmisano, A., Mercuri, A.-M., Mensing, S., Colombaroli, D., Sadori, L., Magri, D., di Rita, F., Giardini, M., Mariotti Lippi, M., Montanari, C., Bellini, C., Florenzano, A., Torri, P., Bevan, A., Shennan, S., Fyfe, R., Roberts, N.  2019. Tyrrhenian central Italy: Holocene population and landscape ecology. Holocene. Special issue. DOI: 10.1177/0959683619826696

[9] McLaughlin, R., Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2018. Island risks and the resilience of a prehistoric civilization. World Archaeology. DOI: 10.1080/00438243.2018.1515656

[10] Ruffell, A., Hunt, C. O., Grima, R., McLaughlin, R., Malone, C., Schembri, P., French, C. & Stoddart, S. 2018. Water and Cosmology in the Prehistoric Maltese World: Fault Control on the Hydrogeology of Ġgantija, Gozo (Maltese Islands). Journal of Archaeological Science Reports. 20: 183-91

[11] Barratt, R., McLaughlin, R., Malone, C. & Stoddart, S  2018. Celebrations in Prehistoric Malta.  World Archaeology 50:271-284.  DOI: 10.1080/00438243.2018.1496029

[12] Thompson, J.E, Martín-Vegab, D., Power, R.K, Stoddart, S. & Malone, C.  2018. Identification of dermestid pupal chambers to Neolithic Maltese human bone: implications for funerary practices at the Xemxija Tombs. Journal of Archaeological Science. Reports. 22: 123-131. 

[13] Stoddart, S. 2018. Los múltiples orígenes de los etruscos. Revista Arqueología e Historia  21: 12-17.

[14] French, C., Taylor, S., McLaughlin, R., Cresswell, A., Kinnaird, T., Sanderson, D.  Stoddart, S. & Malone, C. 2018.  A Neolithic palaeo-catena for the Xagħra Upper Coralline plateau landscape of Gozo and its implications for past soil development and land use. Catena 171: 337-358.

[15] Parkinson, E., Stock, J., Stoddart, S., Miari, M., Bertoldi, F. & Bestetti, F.  2018. Mobility in Copper Age northern Italy: Biomechanical analysis of the femora and tibiae from the Copper Age necropolis of Forlì-Celletta’, PAST 89: 4-5.

[16] Malone, C, Brogan, C., McLaughlin, R. and Stoddart, S. 2016.  Small island sustainability and a case study for Malta. Scienze delle Antichità 22: 403-416.

[17] Ceccarelli, L., Rossetti, I., Primavesi, L and Stoddart, S. 2016. Non-destructive method for the identification of ceramic production by portable X-rays fluourescence (pXRF). A case study of amphorae manufacture in central Italy. Journal of Archaeological Science: reports 10: 253-262

[18] Stoddart, S., Barone, P., Bennett, J., Ceccarelli, L., Cifani, G., Clackson, J. Ferrara, F., della Giovampaola, I., Fulminante, F., Licence, T., Malone, C., Matacchioni, L., Mullen, A., Nomi, F., Pettinelli, E., Redhouse, D. and Whitehead, N. 2012. Opening the frontier: the Gubbio – Perugia frontier in the course of history. Papers of the British School at Rome 80: 257-294.

[19] Fulminante, F. and Stoddart, S.  2011. Formazione politica a confronto in Etruria e Latium vetus: status quaestionis e nuove prospettive di ricerca, in Bollettino di Archeologia Online, Roma 2008 International Congress of International Archaeology. Meeting between Cultures in the Ancient Mediterranean, (Italian).

[20] Stoddart, S. 2010. Boundaries of the state in time and space: transitions and tipping points. Social Evolution and History 9 (2 – September): 28-52.

[21] Cifani, G., R. Opitz and S. Stoddart. 2009. Il contributo della fotografia aerea alle ricognizioni dell'ager faliscus. Archeologia Aerea 4: 123-128.

[22] Stoddart, S. 2009. The Etruscan body. Accordia Research Papers, Journal of the Accordia Research Centre 11: 137-152.

[23] Cifani, G, Opitz, R and Stoddart, S. 2007. Mapping the Ager Faliscus road-system: the contribution of LiDAR (light detection and ranging) survey. Journal of Roman Archaeology 20: 165-176.

[24] Stoddart, S. 2007. The impact of landscape and surface survey on the study of the Etruscans. Etruscan Studies10: 239-245.

[25]  Stoddart, S. 2006. Introduction: the landscape of the body. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 21(2): 5-8.

[26]  Malone, C., Ayala, G., Fitzjohn, M. and Stoddart, S. 2001-3. Under the volcano Accordia Research Papers, Journal of the Accordia Research Centre 9: 7-21.

[27] Redhouse, D. I. Anderson, M. Cockerell, T. Gilmour, S. Housley, R. Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2002. Power in context: the landscape project. Antiquity 76 (294): 945-6.

[28] Stoddart, S. 2002. Trends in antiquity. Antiquity 76 (294): 1115-20.

[29] di Gennaro, F., Cerasuolo, O., Colonna, C.,  Rajala, U., Stoddart, S. and Whitehead, N. 2002. Recent research on the city and territory of Nepi. Papers of the British School at Rome 70: 29-77.

[30] Richards, M., Hedges, R., Walton, I., Stoddart, S. and Malone, C.  2001. Neolithic diet at the Brochtorff Circle Malta. European Journal of Archaeology 4 (2): 253-262.

[31] Potter, T. and Stoddart, S. 2001. A century of prehistory and landscape studies at the British School at Rome. Papers of the British School at Rome 69: 3-34.

[32] Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2000. The historical geography of ancient Sicily: implications for genetics. Journal of Cultural Heritage 1 (Supplement): 29-31.

[33] Patterson, H., di Gennaro, F., di Giuseppe, H., Fontana, S., Gaffney, V., Harrison, A., Keay, S.J., Millett, M., Rendeli, M., Roberts, P., Stoddart, S. and Witcher, R. 2000. The Tiber Valley project: the Tiber and Rome through two millennia. Antiquity 74 (284): 395-403.

[34] Stoddart, S. 2000. Contrasting political strategies in the islands of the southern central Mediterranean. Accordia Research Papers 7: 59-73.

[35] Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2000. A house in the Sicilian hills. Antiquity 74 (285): 471-2.

[36] Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2000. A contribution towards the understanding of Serraferlicchio. Sicilia Archeologica 33: 97-103.

[37] Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2000. Luigi Bernabò Brea (1910-1999). American Journal of Archaeology 104 (1): 123-124.

[38] Stoddart, S. 1997. GIS: a useful research technique, not an end in itself. Archaeological Dialogues (Dutch perspectives on Current Issues in Archaeology). 4 (1): 65-70.

[39] Malone, C., Stoddart, S. and Townsend, A. 1995. The landscape of the island goddess? A Maltese perspective of the central Mediterranean. Caeculus (Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology, Archaeological Institute, Groningen University) 2: 1-15.

[40]  Malone, C., Stoddart, S., Bonanno, A., Gouder, T., and Trump, D. 1995. (eds.) Mortuary ritual of fourth millennium BC Malta: the Zebbug tomb from the Brochtorff Circle (Gozo). Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 61: 303-345.

[41]  Stoddart, S., Bonanno, A., Gouder, T., Malone, C. and Trump, D. 1993.  Cult in an island society: prehistoric Malta in the Tarxien period. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 3(1): 3-19.

[42]  Malone, C., Bonanno, A., Gouder, T., Stoddart, S. and Trump, D. 1993. The death cults of prehistoric Malta. Scientific American 269 (6): 110-117. Reprinted in: a) Hasten, L. (ed.) 1995. Archaeology 95/96. Annual editions Guilford (Connecticut), The Dushkin Publishing Group, Inc., 50-58; b)  McComb, D. (ed.) World History. Volume 1. Prehistory to 1500. Guilford (Connecticut), The Dushkin Publishing Group, 123-131. c) Special edition of Scientific American of January 2005. Revised version with short update. Mysteries of the Ancient Ones. Scientific American 15 (1): 14-23.

[43]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1992. (with contributions from G. Barker, M. Coltorti, L. Costantini, J. Giorgi, G. Clark, J. Harding, C. Hunt, T. Reynolds and R. Skeates). Survey and excavation of the Neolithic site of San Marco, Gubbio (Perugia), Umbria. 1985-7. Papers of the British School at Rome 60: 1-69.

[44] Stoddart, S. 1992. Towards a historical ethnology of the Mediterranean. Current Anthropology 33 (5): 599-60.

[45] Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1992. On the transition to agriculture. Current Anthropology 33 (5): 594-5.

[46] Martindale, C. and Stoddart, S. 1991. CA Comment on Composing Culture: the authority of an electronic text by Gregory Crane. Current Anthropology 32 (3): 305-306.

[47] Hunt, C., Malone, C., Sevink, J. and Stoddart, S. 1990. Environment, soils and early agriculture in Apennine central Italy. World Archaeology 22 (1): 34-44.

[48] Bonanno, A., Gouder, T., Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1990. Monuments in an island society: the Maltese context. World Archaeology 22 (2): 190-205.

[49] Stoddart, S. 1990. The political landscape of Etruria. The Journal of the Accordia Research Centre 1: 39-51.

[50] Malone, C., Stoddart, S. and Trump, D. 1988. A house for the temple builders. Recent investigations on Gozo, Malta. Antiquity 62: 297-301.

[51]  Stoddart, S. and Whitley, J. 1988. The social context of literacy in Archaic Greece and Etruria. Antiquity 62 (237): 761-72.

[52] Stoddart, S. and Whitley, J. 1988. 20. Gubbio, loc. Monte Ansciano (Perugia). Studi Etruschi 65: 379-382.

[53] Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1986. The Gubbio project: The study of the formation of an intermontane polity. Dialoghi di Archeologia 2: 201-208. [Also reprinted in separate methodology volume].

[54] Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1984. Settlement nucleation in the late Bronze Age of Umbria. Antiquity 58: 56-58.

[55] di Gennaro, F. and Stoddart,  S. 1982. A review of the evidence for prehistoric activity in part of South Etruria. Papers of the British School at Rome 50: 1-21.

[56] Stoddart, S. 1981. An archaeological survey in the Casentino: per una storia archeologica del Casentino. Archeologia Medievale 8: 503-526.

[57] Stoddart, S. 1979-1980. Un periodo oscuro nel Casentino: la validità dell'evidenza negativa ? Atti e Memorie dell'Accademia Petrarca di Lettere, Arti e Scienze 43: 197-232.


Book Chapters

[1] Stoddart, S. 2020. Untold riches of the urban form central to the Pre-Roman European experience. In Zamboni, L., Fernández-Götz, M. & Metzner-Nebelsick, C. (eds.), Crossing the Alps: Early Urbanism between Northern Italy and Central Europe (900-400 BC).  Leiden: Sidestone Press, 423-430.

[2] Parkinson, E. W., McLaughlin, T. R., Brogan, C., Stoddart, S. & Malone, C. 2020. Storied structures and sustainability in late Neolithic Malta: excavations at the Santa Verna megalithic site, Gozo. In Gebauer, A. B., Sørensen, L., Teather, A. & Valera, A. C. (eds.), Monumentalizing Life in Neolithic Europe: Narratives of Change and Continuity.  Oxford: Oxbow, 229-38.

[3] Stoddart, S., Malone, C., Anderson, M, and Barratt, R.  2020. Light and Dark in Prehistoric Malta. Papadopoulos, C. & Moyes, H. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Light in Archaeology. Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198788218.013.25

[4] Malone, C., McCormick, F., McLaughlin, R. & Stoddart, S. 2019. Megaliths, People and Palaeoeconomics in Neolithic Malta. In Muller, J., Hinz, M. & Wunderlich, M. (eds.), Megaliths – Societies – Landscapes. Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation in Neolithic Europe. Proceedings of the international conference »Megaliths – Societies – Landscapes. Early Monumentality and Social Differentiation in Neolithic Europe« (16th–20th June 2015) in Kiel. Vol 2.  (Frühe Monumentalität und soziale Differenzierung  18)   Bonn: Verlag Dr. Rudolf Habelt GmbH, 753-769. 

[5] Stoddart, S. & Malone, C. 2018. Reflections on sacred hair in the prehistory of Malta. In Vella, N. C., Frendo, A. J. & Vella, H. C. R. (eds.), The Lure of the Antique. Essays on Malta and Mediterranean Archaeology in Honour of Anthony Bonanno. (Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplement 54). Leuven: Peeters, 131-42.

[6] Malone , C., McLaughlin, R., Mercieca-Spiteri, B., Parkinson, E., Power , R., Stock, J., Stoddart, S. & Thompson, J. 2018. The social implications of death in prehistoric Malta. In Schmitt, A., Déderix, S., Driessen, J. & Crevecoeur, I. (eds.), Gathered in death. (Aegis Archéologie du Monde Minoen). Louvain-la-Neuve: Presses Universitaires de Louvain, 128-142.

[7] Stoddart, S. 2017. The Apparent Invisibility of the Non-Elite and Rural Settlement North of the Tiber in the Age of Tarquin. In Smith C.J. and Lulof P.S. (eds.)   The Age of Tarquinius Superbus: Central Italy in the Late 6th Century. Proceedings of the Conference 'The Age of Tarquinius Superbus, A Paradigm Shift?'  Rome, 7-9 November 2013  (Babesch Supplements 29). Leuven: Peeters Publishers,  187-194.

[8]   Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2016. Figurines of Malta. In Insoll, T. (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Figurines. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 729-753.

[9]    Stoddart, S. 2016. Power and Place in Etruria.  In Manuel Fernández-Götz, M. and Krausse, D. (eds).  Eurasia at the Dawn of History: Urbanization and Social Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University  Press, 304-318.

[10]   Stoddart, S. 2016. Beginnings: Protovillanovan  and Villanovan Etruria. In Bell, S. & Carpino, A.A. (eds.) A Companion to the Etruscans. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 3-14.

[11]   Stoddart, S. 2016. Etruscan Italy: Physical Geography and Environment. In Bell, S. & Carpino, A.A. (eds.) A Companion to the Etruscans. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 43-54.

[12]  Stoddart, S. 2016. City and Countryside. In Bell, S. & Carpino, A.A. (eds.) A Companion to the Etruscans.Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 55-66.

[13]  Stoddart, S. 2015. Mediating the Dominion of Death in Prehistoric Malta. In Renfrew, A. C., Boyd, M. & Morley, I. (eds.), Death Rituals, Social Order and the Archaeology of Immortality in the Ancient World. "Death Shall Have No Dominion".  Cambridge: Cambridge University  Press, 130-7.

[14]  Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 2015. Prehistoric Maltese Death: Democratic Theatre or Elite Democracy? In Devlin, Z. L. & Graham, E.-J. (eds.), Death Embodied: Archaeological Approaches to the Treatment of the Corpse.  Oxford: Oxbow, 160-74.

[15]    Malone, C, Stoddart, S., Ceccarelli, L., Cenciaioli, L., Duff, P., McCormick, F., Morales, J. Armstrong, S., Bates, J.,  Bennett, J., Cameron, J., Cifani, G., Cohen, S., Foley, T., Fulminante, F., Hill, H., Mattacchoni, L., Neil, S., Rosatelli, A., Redhouse, R. and Volhard-Dearman, S.  2014. Beyond feasting: consumption and life style amongst the invisible Etruscans. In Boyle, K, Rabett, R. and Hunt, C. (eds.) Living in the Landscape. Essays in honour of Graeme Barker, McDonald Institute, Cambridge, 257-266.

[16]    Stoddart, S.  and Redhouse, D. 2014.  The Umbrians: An archaeological perspective. In Aberson,  M., Biella, M.C., Wullschleger, M., Di Fazio,   M. (eds.) Entre archéologie et histoire: dialogues sur divers peuples de l’Italie préromaine. Genève, Université de Genève - Faculté des Lettres - Département des Sciences de l'Antiquité, 107-124.

[17] Malone, C.A.T. and Stoddart, S. 2014. Ritual Failure and the Temple collapse of prehistoric Malta. In Koutrafouri, V.  (ed.)  Ritual Failure. Archaeological Perspectives. Leiden, Sidestone Press, 63-83.

[18]  Stoddart, S., Stevenson, A. and Burn, L.  2013. Nuova luce sul Gubbio Project.  In Bettini, M.C. (ed.) Gli Umbri in età preromana. Atti del XXVII Convegno di Studi Etruschi e Italici. Firenze: Istituto di Studi Etruschi, 561-567.

[19]  Stoddart, S. 2013. Prehistory of Italy, Sicily, Malta, and the Lipari Islands. In C. Smith (ed.) Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. New York: Springer Science+Business Media, DOI 10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2

[20]  Ceccarelli, L. and Stoddart, S. 2013.  Nepi: nuovi dati dallo scavo in area urbana. In G. Cifani (ed.) Tra Roma e l’Etruria. Cultura, identità e territorio dei Falisci. Proceedings of the Seminar held at the British School at Rome, 19th May 2011.  Rome: Quasar, 209-222

[21]  Stoddart, S. 2013. Constructing Ancestral Time: Tara and Tarxien (Malta), compared and contrasted. In O’Sullivan, M., Scarre, C. and Doyle, M. (eds.) Tara – from the past to the future. Towards new research agenda.Dublin, Wordwell, 423-432.

[22]  Stoddart, S. 2013. Neolithic and Bronze Age Malta and Italy. In Hicks, D and Stevenson, A (eds) World Archaeology at the Pitt Rivers Museum: a characterization. Oxford: Archaeopress, 302-311.

[23]  Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 2013. Caves of the Living. Caves of the Dead. Experiences above and below ground in prehistoric Malta. In Moyes, H. (ed.)  Sacred Darkness. A global perspective on the ritual use of Caves. Boulder, University Press  of Colorado,  45-58.

[24]  Fulminante, F. and Stoddart, S. 2012. Indigenous political dynamics and identity from a comparative perspective: Etruria and Latium vetus. In Alberti, M.A. and Sabatini, S. (eds.) Exchange networks and local transformations. Interaction and local change in Europe and the Mediterranean from the Bronze Age to the Iron Age. Oxford, Oxbow, 117-133

[25]  Stoddart, S, Ceccarelli, L and Redhouse, D.  2012. Before the frontier: Gubbio and its landscape before the state. In Negroni Catacchio, N.  (ed.)   L’Etruria dal Paleolitico al Primo Ferro. Lo stato delle ricerche. Atti del decimo incontro Preistoria e Protostoria dell’Etruria. Settembre 2010. Milano, Centro Studi di Preistoria e Archeologia, 677-687.

[26] Opitz, R. and Stoddart, S. 2012. Setting towns in their landscape: forms of urbanism in the Ager Faliscus. In Burgers, G-J., Corsi, C., Keay, S and Vermeulen, F. (eds.) Urban Survey in Italy and the Mediterranean. Oxford, Oxbow, 223-231.

[27] Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2011. Maltese prehistoric religion. In Insoll, T. (ed.) Handbook of Religion. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 758-774.

[28] Redhouse, D. and Stoddart, S.  2011. Mapping Etruscan state formation. In Terrenato, N. and  Haggis, D.C. and (eds.) State Formation in Italy and Greece. Questioning the Neoevolutionist Paradigm. Oxford, Oxbow, 161-178.

[29] Stoddart, S. 2010. Changing views of the Gubbio landscape. In Fontaine, P. (ed.) L'Étrurie et l'Ombrie avant Rome. Cité et Territoire. Actes du colloque International Louvain-la-Neuve Halles Universitaires, Sénat Académique 13-14 février 2004. Rome, Belgisch Historisch Instituut te Rome, 211-218.

[30]  Stoddart, S. and C. Malone. 2010. Hypogea: concealed caves or constructed temples? The hypogea of Malta and their significance, in Cámara Serrano, J. A., Afonso Marrero, J.A. and Spanedda, L. (eds.) Links between Megalithism and Hypogeism in Western Mediterranean Europe, Oxford, Archaeopress, 21-27.

[31]  Stoddart, S. 2010. Il "Progetto Gubbio". In Bartoli Langeli, A., Marconi, L., Monacchia, P., Mori, D. and Treggiari, F. (eds.) Roberto Abbondanza. Perugia, Deputazione di Storia Patria per L'Umbria, 193-195.

[32]  Stoddart, S. and C. Malone, 2009. Megaliths in Malta, In  Tusa, S.,  Buccellato, C. and Biondo, L. (eds.) Orme dei Giganti. Palermo, Regione Siciliana - Assessorato dei beni culturali , ambientali e della pubblica istruzione - Dipartimento dei beni culturali e dell'educazione permanente, 59-70.

[33]  di Gennaro, F., Rajala, U., Rizzo, D., Stoddart,  S. and Whitehead, N.. 2008. Nepi and territory: 1200 BC - 400 AD, in Patterson, H. and Coarelli, F. (eds.) Mercator Placidissimus – The Tiber Valley in Antiquity: New Research in the Upper and Middle Valley. Rome, 27-28 February 2004, Rome, Quasar, 879-87.

[34]  Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 2008. Changing beliefs in the human body in prehistoric Malta 5000-1500 BC. In Boric, D. and Robb, J. (eds.) Past Bodies. Oxford, Oxbow, 19-28.

[35] Sturt, F., Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 2007. Extracting the domestic from indigenous Sicily. In Fisher, N, Whitley, J. and Westgate, R. (eds.) Building Communities: House, Settlement and Society in the Aegean and Beyond. Proceedings of the Cardiff Conference. London, British School at Athens Studies, 47-53.

[36]  Ashley, S., Bending, J., Cook, G., Corrado, A., Malone, C. A. T., Pettitt, P., Puglisi, D., Redhouse, D. I. and Stoddart, S. 2007. The resources of an upland community in the fourth millennium BC. In Fitzjohn, M. (ed.) Uplands of Ancient Sicily and Calabria. The Archaeology of Landscape Revisited. Accordia Specialist Study on Italy. London, Accordia Research Centre, University of London, 59-80.

[37]  Ceccarelli, L. and Stoddart, S. 2007. The Faliscans. In Riva, C. Bradley, G., Isayev, E. (eds.) Tribes of Ancient Italy.  Exeter, Exeter University Press, 131-160.

[38]  Stoddart, S. 2007. The Maltese death cult in context. In Barrowclough, D. and Malone, C. (eds.) Cult in Context.Oxford, Oxbow, 54-60.

[39]  Anderson, M. and Stoddart, S. 2007. Mapping cult context: GIS applications in Maltese temples. In Barrowclough, D. and Malone, C. (eds.) Cult in Context. Oxford, Oxbow, 41-44.

[40]  Malone, C., Barrowclough, D.A. and Stoddart, S. 2007. Introduction. In Barrowclough, D and Malone, C. (eds.) Cult in Context. Oxford, Oxbow, 1-7.

[41]  Stoddart, S.  2006. The physical geography and environment of Republican Italy. In Rosenstein, N. and Morstein-Marx, R. (eds.) Companion to the Roman Republic. Oxford, Blackwell, 102-121.

[42]  Dolfini, A, Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2006. Searching for ritual in the bronzo finale: the example of Gubbio. In Studi di Protostoria in Onore di Renato Peroni. Firenze, All’Insegna del Giglio, 663-665.

[43] Stoddart, S. 2005. New developments in the diachronic study of settlement and society from prehistory to the Middle Ages. In Attema, P., Nijboer, A. J. and Zifferero, A. (eds) Papers in Italian Archaeology VI. Communities and Settlements from the Neolithic to the Early Medieval Period. Proceedings of the 6th Conference of Italian Archaeology held at the University of Groningen, Groningen Institute of Archaeology, The Netherlands, April 15-17, 2003. BAR International Series 1452 (I). Oxford, British Archaeological Reports, 1-8.

[44]  Stoddart, S. 2004. Pre-Roman state formation in far western Asia. In Harunari, H (ed.) Proceedings of the 3rdRekihaku International Symposium of the National Museum of Japanese History: The formation of agricultural Societies and Civilisation in East Asia. (Bulletin of the National Museum of Japanese History 119). Jonai-cho (Japan), National Museum of Japanese History, 297-306.

[45] Harrison, A, Rajala, U, Stoddart, S., Witcher, R. and Zubrow, E. 2004. The enhancement of the South Etruria survey. Phase 1. In Patterson, H. (ed.) Bridging the Tiber: Approaches to Regional Archaeology in the Middle Tiber Valley (Archaeological Monographs of the school at Rome 13). London, British School at Rome, 29-35.

[46] Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2004. Towards an island of mind? In Cherry, J., Scarre, C. and Shennan, S. (eds.) Explaining Social Change: Studies in Honour of Colin Renfrew. (McDonald Institute Monographs) Cambridge, McDonald Institute, 93-102.

[47]  Stoddart, S. 2004. Cycles of life or eternity: new light on prehistoric Maltese funerary ritual from the Brochtorff Circle at Xaghra. In Eneix, L. (ed.) Exploring the Maltese Temple Period Culture.  (CD-ROM). Sarasota, Florida, The OTS Foundation.

[48] Stoddart, S. 2002. The Xaghra shaman ?  In Carr, G. and Baker, P. (eds.) New Approaches to Medical Archaeology and Medical Anthropology: Practitioners, practices and patients.  Oxford, Oxbow Books, 125-135.

[49]  Stoddart, S. 2002. Monuments in the prehistoric landscape of the Maltese islands: ritual and domestic transformations. In David, B. and Wilson, M. (eds.) Inscribed Landscapes: Marking and making place. Honolulu, University of Hawaii Press, 176-186.

[50]  Stoddart, S. 2000. The potential of upland landscapes in the central Mediterranean. In Angelini, A. and Grotta, C. (eds.) L’Impronta Ecologica dell’Uomo nel Mediterraneo. Atti del Congresso di ecologia umana e di Etologia Umana, Palermo, 28-31 maggio 1998.  Palermo, Arti Grafiche S. and F. Pezzino, 445-453.

[51]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2000. The current state of prehistoric ceramic studies in Mediterranean survey. In Francovich, R., Patterson, H. and Barker, G. (eds.) Extracting Meaning from Ploughsoil Assemblages. (The archaeology of Mediterranean landscapes 5) Oxford, Oxbow Books, 95-104.

[52]  Belcher, M., Harrison, A. and Stoddart, S. 1999. Analysing Rome’s Hinterland. In Gillings, M., Mattingly, D. and van Dalen, J. (eds.) Geographical Information Systems and Landscape Archaeology.  (The archaeology of Mediterranean landscapes 3) Oxford, Oxbow, 95-101.

[53]  Stoddart, S.  1999. Beyond historical demography: the contribution of archaeological survey. In Bintliff, J, and Sbonias, K. (eds.) Reconstructing Past population Trends in Mediterranean Europe. (The archaeology of Mediterranean landscapes 1) Oxford, Oxbow, 129-131.

[54]  Rajala, U., Harrison, A., and Stoddart, S. 1999. The enhancement of the South Etruria survey: GIS in the study of the research history of the southern Faliscan area. In Dingwall, L., Exon, S., Gaffney, V., Laflin, S. and van Leusen, M. (eds.) Archaeology in the Age of the Internet. Computer Applications and Quantitative methods in Archaeology. Proceedings of the 25th Anniversary Conference, University of Birmingham, April 1997. (BAR International Series 750). Oxford, British Archaeological Reports, 82 and CDROM.

[55] Stoddart, S. 1999. Mortuary customs in prehistoric Malta. In Mifsud, A. and Ventura, C.S. (eds.) Facets of Maltese Prehistory. Mosta, Prehistoric Society of Malta, 183-190.

[56]  Stoddart, S., Wysocki, M. and Burgess, G. with supporting contributions from Barber, G., Duhig, C., Malone, C. and Mann, G. 1999. The articulation of disarticulation. Preliminary thoughts on the Brochtorff Circle at Xaghra (Gozo). In Downes, J. and Pollard, A. (eds.) The Loved Body's Corruption: Archaeological Contributions to the Study of Human Mortality. Glasgow, Cruithne Press, 94-105.

[57]  Stoddart, S. 1999. Long term dynamics of an island community: Malta 5500 BC - 2000 AD. In Tykot, R. (ed.) Social Dynamics in the Central Mediterranean. Sheffield, Sheffield Academic Press, 137-147.

[58]  Stoddart, S. 1999. Urbanism and state formation. In Barker, G. and Grant, A. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Archaeology. London, Routledge, 908-949.

[59]  Guidi, A. and Stoddart, S. 1998. Introduction: the rise and decline of complex societies in Mediterranean Europe during the middle and late Bronze Age: preliminary remarks. In Pearce, M. and Tosi, M. (eds.) Papers from the EAA Third Annual Meeting at Ravenna 1997. Vol. 1: Pre- and Protohistory. (BAR International Series 717). Oxford, British Archaeological Reports, 154-155.

[60]  Stoddart, S. 1998. The spatial dynamics of sanctuary location in southern Etruria during the archaic period. In Pearce, M. and Tosi, M. (eds.) Papers from the EAA Third Annual Meeting at Ravenna 1997. Vol. 1: Pre- and Protohistory. (BAR International Series 717). Oxford, British Archaeological Reports, 198-201.

[61]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1998. The conditions of creativity for prehistoric Maltese art. In Mithen, S. (ed.) The Prehistory of Creative Thought. London, Routledge, 241-259.

[62]  Stoddart, S., Belcher, M. and Harrison, A. 1996. L’applicazione del GIS all’Etruria Meridionale. The South Etruria survey: why apply GIS? In Bietti, A., Cazzella, A, Johnson, I. and Voorrips, A. (eds.) Theoretical and Methodological Problems. Colloquium II. The Present State of GIS Applications and Analogous Systems in Prehistoric Archaeology. Preprints of the XIII Congress of the UISPP, Forlì, Italy. Forlì, Abaco, 185-192. Republished in Johnson, I. and North, M. 1997. (eds.) Archaeological Applications of GIS. Proceedings of colloquium II, UISPP XIIIth Congress. Forlì, Italy, September 1996. (Sydney University Archaeological Methods Series 5). CD-ROM format.

[63]  Stoddart, S. and Chalmers, A. 1996. La validità scientifica della ricostruzione virtual reality: esempi da Sud Africa e Malta. In Bermond Montari, G. (ed.) Prehistoric Research in the Context of Contemporary Society. Colloquium XXXVII Prehistoric Research in Current Society in Relation to the Economic Development and Evaluation of Sites. Preprints of the XIII Congress of the UISPP, Forlì, Italy. Forlì, Abaco, 109-117.

[64]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1996. Maltese and Mediterranean megalithism in the light of the Brochtorff Circle. In Grifoni Cremonesi, R., Guilaine, J. and L’Helgouach, J. (eds.) The Neolithic in the Near East and Europe. Colloquium XVI. Megalithism. Preprints of the XIII Congress of the UISPP, Forlì, Italy. Forlì, Abaco, 109-114.

[65] Lim, E., Stoddart, S., Harrison, A. and Chalmers, A. 1996. Recent examples of geographical analysis of archaeological evidence from central Italy. In Kamermans, H. and Fennema, K. (eds.) Interfacing the Past: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. CAA 95, (Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 28). Leiden, University of Leiden Press, 331-336.

[66]  Chalmers, A., Stoddart, S., Lamprell, A. and Salisbury, A. 1996. An integrated information system for archaeological evidence. In Kamermans, H. and Fennema, K. (eds.) Interfacing the Past: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology CAA 95 (Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 28). Leiden, University of Leiden Press, 37-41.

[67]  Belcher, M., Chalmers, A., Harrison, A. and Stoddart, S. 1996. Teaching the visualisation of landscapes. In Kamermans, H. and Fennema, K. (eds.) Interfacing the Past. Proceedings of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology CAA 95. (Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 28). Leiden, University of Leiden Press, 483-487.

[68]  Chalmers, A. and Stoddart, S. 1996. Photorealistic graphics for visualising archaeological site reconstructions. In Higgins, A., Main, P. and Lang, J. (eds.) Imaging the Past. Electronic Imaging and Computer Graphics in Museums and Archaeology. (British Museum Occasional Paper 114). London, British Museum, 85-93.

[69] Riva, C. and Stoddart, S.  1996. Ritual landscapes in Archaic Etruria. In Wilkins, J.B. (ed.) Approaches to the Study of Ritual. Italy and the Ancient Mediterranean. (Accordia Specialist Studies on the Mediterranean 2). London, Accordia Research Centre, 91-109.

[70]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1996. Representations of death - discoveries at the Xaghra stone circle. In Pace. A. (ed.) Maltese Prehistoric Art 5000-2500 BC. Valletta, Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti, National Museum of Malta and the Ministry of Culture, 45-51.

[71]  Edwards, C., Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1995. Reconstructing a gateway city: the place of Nepi in the study of south-eastern Etruria. In Christie, N. (ed.) Settlement and Economy in Italy. 1500 BC - AD 1500. (Oxbow monograph 41). Oxford, Oxbow Books, 431-440.

[72]  Stoddart, S. 1995. Malta. In Enciclopedia dell'Arte Antica Classica e Orienta9e. Secondo Supplemento. 1971-1994. III Habuba Kabira - Neoatticismo. Roma, Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana, 525-528.

[73]  Chalmers, A., Stoddart, S., Tidmus, J. and Miles, R. 1995. INSITE: An Interactive Visualisation System for Archaeological Sites. In Huggett, J. and Ryan, N. (eds.) Computer Applications and Quantitative methods in Archaeology 1994. (BAR International Series 600). Oxford, Tempus Reparatum, 225-228.           

[74]  Trump, D., Bonanno, A., Gouder, T., Malone, C., and Stoddart, S. 1993. New light on death in prehistoric Malta: the Brochtorff Circle. In Burenhult, G. (ed.) The Illustrated History of Humankind. American Museum of Natural History. Vol 2. People of the Stone Age. Hunter-Gatherers and Early Farmers. Old World Civilisations.  New York, Harper Collins, 100-101.

[75]  Stoddart, S. and Whitehead, N. 1991. Cleaning the Iguvine stables: site and off-site analysis from a central Mediterranean perspective. In Schofield, J. (ed.) The Interpretation of Artefact Scatters. Oxford, Oxbow, 141-148.

[76]  Stoddart, S. 1989. Divergent trajectories in central Italy. 1200-500 B.C. In Champion, T. (ed.) Centre and Periphery. Comparative Studies in Archaeology. London, Allen and Unwin, 88-101.

[77]  Flavell, P., Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1987. Nota preliminare sui nuovi scavi a Monte Ingino - 1983 e 1984. In Meloni, G. (ed.) La Rocca Posteriore sul Monte Ingino di Gubbio. (Campagne di Scavo 1975-77). Firenze - Perugia, "La Nuova Italia" Editrice - Regione dell'Umbria, 313-332.

[78]  McVicar, J. and Stoddart, S. 1986. Computerising an archaeological excavation: the human factors. In Proceedings of Computer Applications in Archaeology Conference 1986. Birmingham, University of Birmingham, 225-227.

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Antiquity Editorial work

[1]  Stoddart, S. 2009. Challenging text in early Italy. Antiquity 83: 851–854.

[2]  Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 2002. Editorial. Antiquity 76 (291): 1-14.

[3]  Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 2002. Editorial. Antiquity 76 (292): 287-310.

[4]  Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 2002. Editorial. Antiquity 76 (293): 599-610.

[5]  Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 2002. Editorial. Antiquity 76 (294): 915-924.

[6]  Stoddart, S. 2002. Another perspective: introduction. Antiquity 76 (294): 1048-9.

[7]  Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 2002. Celebrating Antiquity: introduction. Antiquity 76 (294): 1063-5.

[8]  Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 2001. Editorial. Antiquity 75 (287): 1-12.

[9]  James, N. with Brodie, N., Stoddart, S. and Strudwick, H. 2001. Among the new books. Antiquity 75 (287): 194-207.

[10]  Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 2001. Editorial. Antiquity 75 (288): 233-46.

[11]  Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 2001. Editorial. Antiquity 75 (289): 459-486.

[12]  Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 2001. Editorial. Antiquity 75 (290): 659-674.

[13]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2000. Editorial. Antiquity 74 (283): 1-8.

[14]  Malone, C., Stoddart, S. and Kaner, S. 2000. Editorial. Antiquity 74 (284):  255-262.

[15]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2000. Editorial. Antiquity 74 (285): 457-464.

[16]  James, N. with Stoddart, S. 2000. Among the new books. Antiquity 74 (285): 713-723.

[17]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1999. Editorial. Antiquity 73 (279): 12.

[18]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1999. Editorial. Antiquity 73 (280): 1-8.

[19]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1999. Editorial. Antiquity 73 (281): 485-92.

[20]  Stoddart, S. and Zubrow, E. 1999. Changing places. Antiquity 73 (281): 686-8.

[21]  Stoddart, S. 1999. Redirected light on the indigenous Mediterranean. Antiquity 73 (281): 703-5.

[22]  Malone, C., Stoddart, S. and James, N.  1999. Editorial. Antiquity 73 (282):  723-34.

[23]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1998. Editorial. Antiquity 72 (275): 1-16.

[24]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1998. Editorial. Antiquity 72 (276): 245-52.

[25]  Malone, C., Stoddart, S. and Zubrow, E. 1998. Editorial. Antiquity 72 (277): 467-74.

[26]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1998. Special Section. David Clarke’s ‘Archaeology: the loss of Innocence’ (1973). 25 years after. Antiquity 72 (277): 676-7.

[27] Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1998. Editorial. Antiquity 72 (278): 729-38.

[28]  Stoddart, S. 1998. Special Section. A celebration of 1848. Antiquity 72 (278): 908-9.

[28]  Stoddart, S. 1995. The domestication of the proto-Villanovan mind. Antiquity 69 (263): 411-14.


Other Media


[1] McBride, S., Morley, S., and Stoddart, S. 2004. D(is) M(anibus). A video art forming part of the British School at Rome Mostra March 2004. Rome, British School at Rome.

[2] Blake, V., Harrison, A., Shell, C. and Stoddart, S. 1995. ARCH-GIS. A Multi-media tutorial for the use of GIS in Archaeology. Bristol - Cambridge - Glasgow, TLTP Archaeology Consortium.


Selected newsletter articles and prefaces


[1] Stoddart, S. 2017. Postfazione. In Zaghetto, L. La Situla Benvenuti di Este. Bologna: Ante Quem, 317-8.

[2] Ashley, S.,  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 2016. Foreword. Appreciation of Joseph Attard Tabone. In Sultana, J. (ed). A Man of Cultural Achievements - Essays in Honour of Joseph Attard Tabone. San Gwann (Malta): BDL.  9-13.

[3] Stoddart, S. 2016. Rediscovering Thomas Ashby (F, 1887-93) in Malta. The Trusty Servant 122: 8-9.

[4] Edgeworth, M., Waters, C., Zalasiewicz, J. and Stoddart, S. 2016. Second Anthropocene Working Group Meeting. The European Archaeologist 47: 27-31.

[5]  Stoddart, S., Hunt,  C., Malone, C, Pace, A., Stroud, K and Vella, N. 2015. FRAGSUS. Steady State, florescence and bust: an alternative insular model from Malta. European Archaeologist 45: 27-29.

[6] McLaughlin, R, Stoddart, S. and Malone,  C. 2015. Studying Sustainability and fragility in prehistoric Malta.  European Archaeologist 45: 32-35.

[7] Stoddart, S. 2014. FRAGSUS. Fragility and sustainability in prehistoric Malta. European Archaeologist 41: 20-24.

[8] Stoddart, S. 2011. A nose for history. Times Literary Supplement 5637: 28.

[9]  Stoddart, S. and Smith, C. 2011. Frontiers in Etruria. A workshop. The European Archaeologist 35: 12-13.

[10] Whitley, J. and Stoddart, S. 2009. Report on the workshop ‘Bridging the Divide’, held at the McDonald Institute, Cambridge, 6–7 November 2009. The European Archaeologist 32: 22-24.

[11] Cifani, G., Opitz, R. and Stoddart, S. 2007. LiDAR survey in southern Etruria, Italy. A significant new technique for the study of cultural landscapes. The European Archaeologist 27: 2-3.

[12]  Stoddart, S. 2001. The Magdalene hoard. The history of Cambridge in a sewer shaft. Magdalene CollegeMagazine: 70-80.

[13]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1996. Excavations in Gozo. 1987-94. Malta Archaeological Review 1: 2-5.

[14]  Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 1995. The Maltese nation chooses prehistoric ancestors. Past 21: 11.

[15]  Stoddart, S. and Malone, C. 1995. Digging up the future. Nonesuch Autumn 1995: 40-42.

[16]  Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1995. Discoveries at the Brochtorff Circle. Treasures of Malta. Magazine of the Fondazzjoni Patrimonju Malti 1 (2): 15-19.

[17] Torelli, M. 1993. The dead as customers. Newsletter of the University of Bristol. 23 (11): 12. Synthesised and translated by S. Stoddart.

[18] Camilleri, P. and Stoddart, S. 1992. Digging up ancient Malta. Newsletter of the University of Bristol 22 (14): 12.

[19]  Stoddart, S. 1981. Popular archaeology in Italy. Popular Archaeology 3 (2): 38-40.

[20] Stoddart, S. 1991.  What's new in Etruscan prehistory? Past. (The Newsletter of the Prehistoric Society) 12: 7-8.

[21] Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1990. The Gubbio Project. Past (The Newsletter of the Prehistoric Society) 8: 4-5.

[22]  Stoddart, S., Malone, C. and Trump, D. 1988. Daily life behind the ritual of the Temple Builders. Past (The Newsletter of the Prehistoric Society) 5: 4-5.


Selected technical reports for external bodies


[1] Stoddart, S. 2010. Report on Italian prehistoric collections in the Pitt-Rivers Museum. Commissioned by the Pitt-Rivers Museum.

[2] Stoddart, S. 2010. Report on Maltese prehistoric collections in the Pitt-Rivers Museum. Commissioned by the Pitt-Rivers Museum

[3] Stoddart, S. (ed.) 2005. Data Structure Report of the Lismore Landscape project. Commissioned by Historic Scotland.

[4] Stoddart, S. and Malone, C.  (eds.) 2004. Data Structure Report of the Lismore Landscape project. Commissioned by Historic Scotland.

[5] Stoddart, S. and Butterworth, J. 1995. Training and Education in Archaeology. United Kingdom. Report of SIGMA European Universities' Networks. Brussels, European Commission DG XII.

[6] Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1995. Malta in the Dawn of Civilisation. (Pamphlet of the Exhibition). Malta, Ministry of Justice and the Arts.

[7] Malone, C. and Stoddart, S. 1991. (eds.) Five Year Statement. 1987-1991. Joint Archaeological Project of the National Museum of Malta and the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Malta. Commissioned by the National Museum of Malta.

[8] Richards, J. and Stoddart, S. 1990. Project Design. York Environs Survey. Commissioned for submission to English Heritage by York University.

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