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IQPR Publications

This section lists recent publications related to research on Quaternary paleoclimates and environments, including interactions with human society, methodological approaches, and more.


David Anderson


Anderson, David G., and Kenneth E. Sassaman. 2012. Recent Developments in Southeastern Archaeology: From Colonization to Complexity. Society for American Archaeology Press, Washington, D.C. 285 pp.

Anderson, David G. Social Landscapes of Early and Middle Woodland Peoples in the Southeast. In Woodland Landscapes of the Southeast, edited by Alice Wright and Edward Henry. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, Florida. (In Press).

David G. Anderson, Kirk A. Maasch, and Daniel H. Sandweiss. Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics: Lessons from the Past for the Future. In Humans and the Environment: New Archaeological Perspectives for the 21st Century, edited by Matthew Davies and Freda Nkirote. Oxford University Press, Oxford. (In Press).

David G. Anderson. Paleoindian and Archaic Periods in North America In The Cambridge World Prehistory, edited by Paul Bahn and Colin Renfrew. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK (In Press).

Anderson, David G., John E. Cornelison, Jr., and Sarah C. Sherwood. Archeological Investigations at Shiloh Indian Mounds National Historic Landmark, 40HR7, 1999-2004. Southeast Archeological Center, National Park Service, Tallahassee, Florida. (In Press).

Scott C. Meeks and David G. Anderson. Drought, Subsistence Stress, and Population Dynamics Assessing Mississippian Abandonment of the Vacant Quarter. In Soils, Climate, and Society Archaeological Investigations in Ancient America, edited by John D. Wingard and Sue Eileen Hayes, pp. 61-83. University of Colorado Press, Boulder. (In Press).

David G. Anderson. Paleoindian Archaeology in Eastern North America: Current Approaches and Future Directions. In In the Eastern Fluted Point Tradition, edited by Joseph A. M. Gingerich, pp. 371-403. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City. (In Press).

Anderson, David G. 2012. North America: The Eastern Woodlands and the South. In The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, Second Edition, edited by Neil Asher Silberman. Oxford University Press, New York. (Article revised and updated from the 1996 edition).

Scott C. Meeks and David G. Anderson. 2012. Evaluating the Effect of the Younger Dryas on Human Population Histories in the Southeastern United States. In Hunter-Gatherer Behavior Human Response During The Younger Dryas, edited by Metin I. Eren, pp. 111-138. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, California.

Anderson, David G. 2012. Least Cost Pathway Analyses in Archaeological Research: Approaches and Utility. In Least Cost Analysis of Social Landscapes: Archaeological Case Studies, edited by Devin A. White, and Sarah L. Surface-Evans, pp. 239-257. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Anderson, David G. 2012. Monumentality in Eastern North America during the Mississippian Period. In Early New World Monumentality, edited by Richard L. Burger and Robert M. Rosenwig, pp. 78-108. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, Florida.

Anderson, David G. 2012. Pleistocene Settlement in the East. In The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology, edited by Timothy R. Pauketat, pp. 96-106. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.

Miller, D. Shane, David G. Anderson, Thaddeus G. Bissett, and Stephen B. Carmody. 2012. Radiocarbon Dates from Three Sites along the Middle Cumberland near Nashville. Tennessee Archaeology 6(1-2): 53-72.

Miller, D. Shane, John B. Broster, Gary L. Barker, David G. Anderson, and Stephen B. Carmody. 2012 A Preliminary Report on the Sanders #1 Site (40CH193). Tennessee Archaeology 6(1-2): 31-39.

David G. Anderson and Kenneth E. Sassaman, in press. Recent Developments in Southeastern Archaeology: From Colonization to Complexity. Washington, D.C.: Society for American Archaeology Press.

David G. Anderson, Kirk A. Maasch, and Daniel H. Sandweiss, in press. Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics: Lessons from the Past for the Future. Book chapter for Davies, M., and Nkirote, F. (Eds.), Humans and the Environment: New Archaeological Perspectives for the 21st Century. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

David G. Anderson, in press. Paleoindian and Archaic Periods in North America. Book chapter for Bahn, P., and Renfrew, C. (Eds.), The Cambridge World Prehistory. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

David G. Anderson, 2012. Pleistocene Settlement in the East. Pp. 96-106 in Pauketat, T.R. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of North American Archaeology. Oxford, UK; Oxford University Press.

David G. Anderson, Albert C. Goodyear, James Kennett, and Allen West, 2011. Multiple Lines of Evidence for Possible Human Population Decline/Settlement Reorganization during the Early Younger Dryas. Quaternary International 242: 570-583.

Osten Dahl, J. Christopher Gillam, David G. Anderson, Jose Iriarte, and Silvia M. Cope, 2011. Linguistic Diversity Zones and Cartographic Modeling: GIS as a Method for Understanding the Prehistory of Lowland South America. Pp. 211-224 in Hornborg, A., and Hill, J.D. (Eds.), Ethnicity in Ancient Amazonia: Reconstructing Past Identities from Archaeology, Linguistics, and Ethnohistory. Boulder, Colorado: University of Colorado Press, Boulder.

David G. Anderson, Stephen J. Yerka, and J. Christopher Gillam, 2010. Employing High Resolution Bathymetric Data to Infer Possible Migration Routes of Pleistocene Populations. Current Research in the Pleistocene 27: 60-64.

Sergey Gavrilets, David G. Anderson, and Peter Turchin, 2010. Cycling in the Complexity of Early Societies. Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History 1: 58-80. Also available at

David G. Anderson, D. Shane Miller, Stephen J. Yerka, J. Christopher Gillam, Erik N. Johanson, Derek T. Anderson, Albert C. Goodyear, and Ashley M. Smallwood). PIDBA (Paleoindian Database of the Americas) 2010: Current Status and Findings. Archaeology of Eastern North America 38: 63-90.

David G. Anderson, 2010. Comment on "The 12.9-ka ET Impact Hypothesis and North American Paleoindians" by Vance T. Holliday and David J. Meltzer. Current Anthropology 38: 585.

David G. Anderson, 2010. The End of the Southeastern Archaic: Regional Interaction and Archaeological Interpretation. In Trend, Tradition, and Turmoil: What Happened to the Southeastern Archaic? edited by David Hurst Thomas and Matthew C. Sanger, pp 273-302. Proceedings of the Third Caldwell Conference, St. Catherines Island, Georgia, May 9-11, 2008. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, New York, NY.

David G. Anderson, 2010. Human Settlement in the New World: Multidisciplinary Approaches, the 'Beringian' Standstill, and the Shape of Things to Come. In Human Variation in the Americas: The Integration of Archaeology and Biological Anthropology, edited by Benjamin M. Auerbach, pp. 311-346. Center for Archaeological Investigations, Occasional Paper 38, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer

Georgina G. DeWeese, W. Jeff Bishop, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Brian K. Parrish, and S. Michael Edwards, in Press. Dendroarchaeological Dating of the Chief John Ross House, Rossville, Georgia, U.S.A. Southeastern Archaeology 31(2).

Grant L. Harley, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, and Sally P. Horn, in press. Fire History and Stand Structure of an Endangered Subtropical Ecosystem in the Florida Keys, U.S.A. International Journal of Wildland Fire.

Nesibe Kose, Unal Akkemik, H. Tuncay Guner, H. Nuzhet Dalfes, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, M. Sinan Ozeren, and Tayfun Kındap, in press. An Improved Reconstruction of May-June Precipitation using Tree-Ring Data from Western Turkey and its Links to Volcanic Eruptions. International Journal of Biometeorology.

Carla R. Van West, Thomas C. Windes, Frances Levine, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, and Matthew W. Salzer, in press. The Role of Climate in Early Spanish-Native American Interactions in the U.S. Southwest. In Clay Mathers, Jeffrey M. Mitchem, and Charles M. Haecker, eds., Initiating New Worlds: Sixteenth-Century Entradas in the American Southwest and Southeast. Amerind Foundation, Dragoon, Arizona, and University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

Grant L. Harley and Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, 2012. Tree Rings as Environmental Indicators. Pages 359-361 in Daniel Fogel, Sarah Fredericks, Lisa Harrington, and Ian Spellerberg, eds., The Encyclopedia of Sustainability: Vol. 6. Measurements, Indicators, and Research Methods for Sustainability. Berkshire Publishing: Great Barrington, Massachusetts.

SallyRose Anderson, Oubeid Aziz, Glenn A. Tootle, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, and Anthony Barnett, 2012. Using Pacific Ocean Climatic Variability to Improve Hydrologic Reconstructions. Journal of Hydrology 434-435: 69-77.

Grant L. Harley, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Jennifer A. Franklin, Chad Anderson, and Nesibe Kose, 2012. Cambial Activity of Pinus elliottii var. densa Reveals Influence of Seasonal Insolation on Growth Dynamics in the Florida Keys. Trees-Structure and Function 26: 1449-1459.

SallyRose Anderson, Cody L. Moser, Glenn A. Tootle, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Janak Timilsena, and Thomas Piechota, 2012. Reconstructions of Upper Green River Basin (Wyoming) Snowpack Incorporating Climate. Tree-Ring Research 68(2): 105-114.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Justin T. Maxwell, Grant L. Harley, Niki A. Garland, David H. Holt, Carl Absher, B. Jacob Beale, Mathew S. Boehm, Kristen A. de Graauw, Anna-Maria Rautio, and Alex W. Dye, 2012. Dendrochronology Reveals the Construction History of an Early 19th Century Farm Settlement, Southwestern Virginia, USA. Journal of Archaeological Science 40(1): 481-489.

SallyRose Anderson, Glenn A. Tootle, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, 2012. Reconstructions of Soil Moisture for the Upper Colorado River Basin using Tree-Ring Chronologies. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 48(4): 849-858.

A. Park Williams, Craig D. Allen, Alison K. Macalady, Connie A. Woodhouse, David M. Meko, Thomas W. Swetnam, Ed Cook, Daniel Griffin, Sara Rauscher, Richard Seager, Jeffrey S. Dean, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Xiaoyan Jiang, Michael Cai, and Nate G. McDowell, 2012. Temperature as a Potent Driver of Regional Forest Drought Stress and Tree Mortality. Nature Climate Change.

Saskia L. van de Gevel, Mark D. Spond, Justin L. Hart, Philip B. White, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, and Megan Sutton, 2012. American Chestnut to Red Oak: Forest Dynamics in the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, U.S.A. Botany 90: 1263-1276.

Niki A. Garland, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Kathleen Deagan, Grant L. Harley, and Gifford Waters, 2012. Dendrochronological Dating of Wood from the Fountain of Youth Park Site (8SJ31), St. Augustine, Florida, U.S.A. Tree-Ring Research 68(1): 69-78.

Julia Bartens, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Susan D. Day, and P. Eric Wiseman, 2012. Evaluating the Potential for Dendrochronological Analysis of Live Oak (Quercus virginiana Mill.) Cores and Cross Sections from the Urban and Rural Environment. Dendrochronologia 30(1): 15-21.

Grant L. Harley, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, and Sally P. Horn. 2011. The Dendrochronology of Pinus elliottii in the Lower Florida Keys: Chronology and Climate Response. Tree-Ring Research 67(1): 39-50.

Philip B. White, Saskia L. van de Gevel, Lisa B. LaForest, Georgina G. DeWeese, and Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, 2011. Climatic Response of Oak Species across an Environmental Gradient in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, U.S.A. Tree-Ring Research 67(1): 27-37.

William T. Flatley, Charles W. Lafon, and Henri D Grissino-Mayer, 2011. Climatic and Topographic Controls on Patterns of Fire in the Southern and Central Appalachian Mountains, U.S.A. Landscape Ecology 26(2): 195-209.

Zheng-Hua Li,  Nicole Labbe, Steven G. Driese, and Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, 2011. Micro-Scale Analysis of Tree-Ring δ18O and δ13C on α-cellulose Spline Reveals High-Resolution Intra-Annual Climate Variability and Tropical Cyclone Activity. Chemical Geology 284: 138-147.

Daniel B. Lewis, David B. Finkelstein, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Claudia I. Mora, and Edmund Perfect, 2011. A Multi-tree Perspective of Oxygen Isotope and Climate Variability from Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris Mill.), Big Thicket National Preserve, Texas, U.S.A. Journal of Geophysical Research D-Biogeosciences 116, G02017, doi:10.1029/2009JG001194.

Grant L. Harley, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Lisa B. LaForest, and Patrick McCauley, 2011. Dendrochronological Dating of the Lund-Spathelf House, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. Tree-Ring Research 67(2): 117-121.

Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Paul R. Sheppard, Malcolm K. Cleaveland, Paolo Cherubini, Peter Ratcliff, and John Topham, 2010. Adverse Implications of Misdating in Dendrochronology: Addressing the Re-Dating of the "Messiah" Violin. Dendrochronologia 28(3): 149-159.

Georgina G. DeWeese, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Charles W. Lafon, and Serena R. Aldrich, 2010. Evaluating the Dendrochronological Potential of Central Appalachian Table Mountain Pine (Pinus pungens Lamb.). Dendrochronologia 28(3): 173-186.

Kris Crockett, Jonathan B. Martin, Henri D. Grissino-Mayer, Evan R. Larson, and Thomas Mirti, 2010. Assessment of Tree Rings as a Hydrologic Record in a Humid Subtropical Environment. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 46(5): 919-931.


Sally Horn


Harley, G.L., Grissino-Mayer, H.D., and Horn, S.P.  Fire History and Forest Structure of An Endangered Subtropical Ecosystem in the Florida Keys, U.S.A.  International Journal of Wildland Fire, forthcoming. (Published online 22 October 2012;

Caffrey, M.A. and Horn, S.P. Research Note: Using Lithium Heteropolytungstate (LST) in a Heavy-Liquid Separation to Process Low-Pollen Sediment Samples for Pollen Analysis. Palynology, forthcoming.

Taylor, Z.P., Horn, S.P. and Finkelstein, D.B. 2013. Maize Pollen Concentrations in Neotropical Lake Sediments as An Indicator of the Scale of Prehistoric Agriculture. The Holocene, 23(1): 78-84.

Mitchell J. Power and 19 co-authors including Sally P. Horn, 2013. Climate Control of the Biomass-burning Decline in the Americas after AD 1500. The Holocene 23(1): 3-13.

Anne-Laure Daniau and 61 co-authors including Sally P. Horn, 2012. Predictability of Biomass Burning in Response to Climate Changes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 26: GB4007, doi:10.1029/2011GB004249.

Maarten Kappelle and Sally P. Horn, in press. Chapter 15: The Paramo Grasslands of Costa Rican's Highlands. Book chapter for Kappelle, M. (Ed.), Costa Rican Ecosystem. Chicago: the University of Chicago Press.

Sally P. Horn and Kurt A. Haberyan, in press. Chapter 25: Lakes. Book chapter for Kappelle, M. (Ed.), Costa Rican Ecosystem. Chicago: the University of Chicago Press.

Caffrey, M.A., and Horn, S.P. 2012. Buying and Maintaining Nail Lacquer for Laboratory Use: A Practical Guide for Palynologists.  AASP-The Palynological Society Newsletter 45(1): 24-26.

Terry A. Lott, David L. Dilcher, Sally P. Horn, Orlando Vargas, and Robert L. Sanford, Jr., 2011. Pleistocene Flora of Rio Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica. Palaeontologia Electronica 14(1); 5A:15p;

Chad S. Lane, Sally P. Horn, Claudia I. Mora, Kenneth H. Orvis, and David B. Finkelstein, 2011. Sedimentary Stable Carbon Isotope Evidence of Late Quaternary Vegetation and Climate Change in Highland Costa Rica. Journal of Paleolimnology 45: 323-338.

Chad S. Lane, Sally P. Horn, Kenneth H. Orvis, and John M. Thomason, 2011. Oxygen Isotope Evidence of Little Ice Age Aridity on the Caribbean Slope of the Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic. Quaternary Research 75: 461-470.

Mitchell J. Power, M.B. Bush, H. Behling, Sally P. Horn, F.E. Mayle, and D.H. Urrego, 2010. Paleofire Activity in Tropical America During the Last 21 ka: A Regional Synthesis Based on Sedimentary Charcoal. PAGES News 18(2): 73-75.

Zachary P. Taylor, Sally P. Horn, Claudia I. Mora, Kenneth H. Orvis, Lee W. Cooper, 2010. A Multi-Proxy Paleoecological Record of Late-Holocene Forest Expansion in Lowland Bolivia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 293: 98-107.

Gabriel M. Filippelli, Catherine Souch, Sally P. Horn, and Derrick Newkirk, 2010. The Pre-Colombian Footprint on Terrestrial Nutrient Cycling in Costa Rica: Insights from Phosphorus in a Lake Sediment Record. Journal of Paleolimnology 43: 843-856.

Kyle J. Schlachter and Sally P. Horn, 2010. Sample Preparation Methods and Replicability in Macroscopic Charcoal Analysis. Journal of Paleolimnology 44: 701-708.

Yingkui Li

Yingkui Li, Zewen Liu, and Jingjuan Liao, in review. Lake-level fluctuations from the southern to the northern Tibetan Plateau in 1972-2010 investigated using Landsat imagery and ICES at land surface altimetry data. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing.

Jingjuan Liao, Guozhuang Shen, and Yingkui Li, in press. Response of lake variations to climate change in the Tibetan Plateau in the past 40 years. International Journal of Digital Earth.

Suiji Wang, Yunxia Yan, and Yingkui Li, 2012. Spatial and temporal variations of suspended sediment deposition in the alluvial reach of the upper Yellow River from 1952 to 2007. Catena 92: 30-37.

Yingkui Li, G.N. Liu, P. Kong, J. Harbor, Y.X. Chen, and M.W. Caffee, 2011. Cosmogenic Nuclide Constraints on Glacial Chronology in the Source Area of the Urumqi River, Tian Shan, China. Journal of Quaternary Science 26(3): 297-304.

S.J. Wang and Yingkui Li, 2011. Channel Variations of the Different Channel Pattern Reaches in the Lower Yellow River from 1950 to 1999. Quaternary International 244(2): 238-247.

Y.X. Chen, Yingkui Li, Y. Zhang, M. Zhang, J.C. Zhang, C.L. Yi, and G.N. Liu, 2011. Late Quaternary Deposition and Incision Sequences of the Golmud River and their Environmental Implications. Quaternary International 244(2): 238-247.

Yingkui Li and T. Nigh, 2011. GIS-Based Prioritization of Private Land Parcels for Biodiversity Conservation: A Case Study from the Current and Eleven Point Conservation Opportunity Areas, Missouri. Applied Geography 31: 98-107.

D.W. Li, Yingkui Li, G.C. Dong, and L.Q. Wang, 2010. Finding, Nature and Genesis of Till Silt Pellets from Shuanghu Area, Central Tibetan Plateau, China. Physical Geography 31, 493-507.

Jan Simek 

Jan F. Simek and A. Cressler, in press. Tracings in the Idleness of Art: Picture Cave (Missouri) in the Context of Southeast Prehistoric Cave Art. In Picture Cave, edited by C. Diaz-Granados, J. Duncan and K. Reilly. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press.

Jan F. Simek, Sarah A. Blankenship, A. Cressler J.P. Douglas, A. Wallace, D. Weinand, and H. Welborn, in press. The Prehistoric Cave Art and Archaeology of Dunbar Cave, (40MT43), Montgomery County, Tennessee. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies.

Jan F. Simek, N.P. Herrmann, A. Cressler and Sarah A. Blankenship, in press. Documenting Spatial Order in the Pictograph Panels of Picture Cave (Missouri). In Picture Cave, edited by C. Diaz-Granados, J. Duncan and K. Reilly. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press.

C. Diaz-Granados, J. Duncan, K. Reilly, and Jan F. Simek. The Future of Picture Cave. In Picture Cave, edited by C. Diaz-Granados, J. Duncan and K. Reilly. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press.

Jan F. Simek, Sarah A. Blankenship, N.P. Herrmann, S.C. Sherwood, and A. Cressler, 2010. New Cave and Rock Art Sites in Tennessee: 2007. In Pottery, Passages, Postholes, and Porcelain: Essays in Honor of Charles H. Faulkner, edited by T.E. Baumann and M.D. Groover. Knoxville, TN: Frank H. McClung Museum. pp. 71-88.

Jan F. Simek and A. Cressler. Caves as Mortuary Contexts in the Southeast, 2010. In Mississippian Mortuary Practices, edited by L. P. Sullivan and R. C. Mainfort, Jr. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida, pp. 270-292.



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