In Press

Bromham, L. (in press). Solving Galton’s problem: practical solutions for analysing language diversity and evolution. Historical Linguistics.

Kealy, S., Donnellan, S., Mitchell, K., Herrera, M., Aplin, K., O’Connor, S., & Louys, J. (in press). Phylogenetic relationships of the cuscuses (Diprotodontia: Phalangeridae) of Island Southeast Asia and Melanesia based on the mitochondrial ND2 gene. Australian Mammalogy.

Passmore, S., & Watts, J. In Press. WEIRD People and The Western Church: Who made whom? Religion, Brain & Behavior.

Rowland, M., Shaw, B., & Ulm, S. (in press). Maritime island and coastal societies of Australia and New Guinea. In Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Australia and New Guinea.

Shaw, B., & Coxe, S. (in press). Cannibalism and developments to socio-political systems from 540 BP in the Massim islands of southeast Papua New Guinea.

Shipton, C., O’Connor, S., Reepmeyer, C., Kealy, S., & Jankowski, N. (in press). Shell Adzes, Exotic Obsidian, and Inter-Island Voyaging in the Terminal Pleistocene and Holocene of Wallace. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology.



Evans, N. 2022. Words of Wonder: Endangered Languages and What They Tell Us. 2nd ed. Wiley-Blackwell.

Frieman, C. (2021). An Archaeology of Innovation: Approaching social and technological change in human society. Manchester University Press. ISBN 9781526132659.

Sterelny, K. (2021). The Pleistocene Social Contract: Culture and Cooperation in Human Evolution. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780197531389.

Sterelny, K. & Planer, R. 2021. From Signal to Symbol, MIT Press, ISBN 9780262045971.

Book chapters

Evans, N. 2021. Social cognition in Dalabon. Language Documentation and Conservation Special Publication No. 12 Social Cognition Parallax Corpus (SCOPIC). (22-84 pp).

Frieman, C. 2021. Make new things but keep the old: Imitation, innovation and the communication of new ideas. In: F. Klimscha, S. Hansen & J. Renn (eds.), Contextualising Ancient Technology: From Archaeological Case Studies Towards a Social Theory of Ancient Innovation Processes. Berlin: TOPOI.

O’Shannessy, C. (2021). Code-switching as a way of speaking – from language shift to language maintenance. In Babel, Anna and Mark Sicoli (Eds.) Contact, structure, and change: A festschrift in honor of Sarah G. Thomason. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing. pp36-42.

Journal articles

Adeleye, M., Connor, S., Herbert, A. & Haberle, S. 2022. Toward the saving of global rainforests. Global Change Biology.

Bromham, L. 2022. Meaning and Purpose: Using Phylogenies to Investigate Human History and Cultural Evolution. Biological Theory.

Frieman, C. & Lewis, J. 2022. Trickle down innovation? Creativity and innovation at the margins. World Archaeology.

Hua, X., Meakins, F., Algy, C., & Bromham, L. 2022. Language change in multidimensional space: New methods for modelling linguistic coherence. Language Dynamics and Change, 12, 78-123.

Kidd, E. & Garcia, R. 2022. How diverse is child language acquisition research?. First Language.

James, H., Adams, S., Willmes, M., Mathison, K., Ulrichsen, A., Wood, R., Valera, A., Frieman, C., and Grün, R. 2022. A large-scale environmental strontium isotope baseline map of Portugal for archaeological and paleoecological provenance studies.  Journal of Archaeological Science 142:105595. doi:

Mariani, M., Connor, S., Theuerkauf, M., Herbert, A., Kunes, P., Bowman, B., Fletcher, M., Head, L., Kershaw, A., Haberle, S., Stevenson, J., Adeleye, M., Cadd, H., Hopf, F. & Briles, C. 2022. Disruption of cultural burning promotes shrub encroachment and unprecedented wildfires. Frontiers in ecology and the environment.

Shaw, B., Hawkins, S., Becerra-Valdivia, L., et al. 2022. Frontier Lapita interaction with resident Papuan populations set the stage for initial peopling of the Pacific. Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Sterelny, K. 2022. Ethnography, Archaeology and The Late Pleistocene. Philosophy of Science, 1-39. 

Adeleye, M., Connor, S. & Haberle, S. 2021. A quantitative synthesis of Holocene vegetation change in Nigeria (Western Africa). The Holocene.

Adeleye, M., Haberle, S., Connor, S., Stevenson, J. & Bowman, D. 2021. Indigenous Fire-Managed Landscapes in Southeast Australia during the Holocene—New Insights from the Furneaux Group Islands, Bass Strait. Fire. 4(2): 17.

Adeleye, M., Haberle, S., McWethy, D., Connor, S., & Stevenson, J. 2021. Environmental change during the last glacial on an ancient land bridge of southeast Australia. Journal of Biogeography. 48(9).

Baird, L., Evans, N. & Greenhill, S. 2021. Blowing in the wind: Using “North Wind and the Sun’ texts to sample phoneme inventories. Journal of the International Phonetic Association.

Bromham, L., Dinnage, R., Skirgård, H., Ritchie, A., Cardillo, M., Meakins, F., Greenhill, S. & Hua, X. 2021. Global predictors of language endangerment and the future of linguistic diversity. Nature, Ecology & Evolution.

Donnelly, S. & Kidd, E. 2021. The Longitudinal Relationship Between Conversational Turn-Taking and Vocabulary Growth in Early Language Development. Child Development. 0(0): 1-17. 10.1111/cdev.13511

Field, J., Shaw, B., & Summerhayes, G. 2022. Pathways to the Interior: Human settlement in the Simbai-Kaironk Valleys of the Madang Province, PNG. Australian Archaeology 88(1): 2-17.

Hua, X., Meakins, F., Algy, C., & Bromham, L. 2022. Language change in multidimensional space: New methods for modelling linguistic coherence. Language Dynamics and Change, 12, 78-123.

Kidd, E. & Garcia, R. 2022. How diverse is child language acquisition research?. First Language.

Langley, M., O’Connor, S., Kealey, S. & Mahirta. 2021. Fishhooks, lures and sinkers: Intensive manufacture of marine technology from the terminal pleistocene at Makpan Cave, Alor Island, Indonesia. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology.

Louys, J., Braje, T., Chang, C., Cosgrove, R., Fitzpatrick, S., Fujita, M., Hawkins, S., Ingicco, T., Kawamurra A., MacPhee, R., McDowell, M., Meijer, H., Piper, P., Roberts, P., Simmons, A., van den Bergh, G., van der Geer, A., Kealy, S., & O’Connor, S. 2021. No evidence for widespread island extinctions after Pleistocene hominin arrival. PNAS May 18, 2021 118 (20) e2023005118;

Nogue, S., Santos, S., Birks, H., Bjorck, S., Castilla-Beltran, A., Connor, S. de Boer, E., de Nascimento, L., Felde, V., Fernandez-Palacios, J., Froyd, C., Haberle, S., Hooghiemstra,H., Ljung, H., Norder, S., Penuelas, J., Prebble, M., Stevenson, J., Whittaker, R., Willis, K., Wilmshurt, J. & Steinbauer, M. 2021. The Human dimension of biodiversity changes on islands. Science. 372(6541): 488-491.

Passmore, S., Barth, W., Quinn, K., Greenhill, S., Evans, N. & Jordan, F. 2021. Kin Against Kin: Internal Co-selection and the Coherence of Kinship Typologies. Biological Theory. 10.1007/s13752-021-00379-6

Purnomo, G., Mitchell, K., O’Connor, S., Kealy, K., Taufik, L., Schiller, S., Rohrlach, A., Cooper, A., Llamas, B., Sudoyo, H., Teixeira, J., and Tobler, R.. 2021. Mitogenomes Reveal Two Major Influxes of Papuan Ancestry across Wallacea Following the Last Glacial Maximum and Austronesian Contact. Genes 12(7), 965;

Sterelny, K. 2021. Foragers and their tools: Risk, technology and complexity. Topics in cognitive science. 0: 1-22. 10.1111/tops.12559

Sterelny, K. 2021. Veiled agency? Children, innovation and the archaeological record. Evolutionary Human Sciences. 3 (e12): 1-9. doi:10.1017/ehs.2021.9

Teixeria, J. & Huber, C. 2021. The inflated significance of neutral genetic diversity in conservation genetics. PNAS. 118(10) e2015096118.

Teixeira, J., Jacobs, G., Stringer, C., Tuke, J., Hudjashov, G., Purnomo, G., Sudoyo, H., Cox, M., Tobler, R., Turney, C., Cooper, A. & Helgen, K. 2021. Widespread Denisovan ancestry in Island Southeast Asia but no evidence of substantial super-archaic hominin admixture. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 5: 616-624.

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