Journal of Archaeological Science

(The TQCC of Journal of Archaeological Science is 8. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-02-01 to 2024-02-01.)
Improved quality control criteria for stable carbon and nitrogen isotope measurements of ancient bone collagen52
A call for caution in the analysis of lipids and other small biomolecules from archaeological contexts47
An archaeological strontium isoscape for the prehistoric Andes: Understanding population mobility through a geostatistical meta-analysis of archaeological 87Sr/86Sr values from humans, animals, and ar42
DeamiDATE 1.0: Site-specific deamidation as a tool to assess authenticity of members of ancient proteomes33
A model-based approach to the tempo of “collapse”: The case of Rapa Nui (Easter Island)31
Provenance of tin in the Late Bronze Age Balkans based on probabilistic and spatial analysis of Sn isotopes30
A multi-proxy inference of Jōmon population dynamics using bayesian phase models, residential data, and summed probability distribution of 14C dates30
A miner's perspective on Pb isotope provenances in the Western and Central Mediterranean28
Ancient DNA typing indicates that the “new” glume wheat of early Eurasian agriculture is a cultivated member of the Triticum timopheevii group28
U-series dating at Nerja cave reveal open system. Questioning the Neanderthal origin of Spanish rock art27
Satellite-based remote sensing rapidly reveals extensive record of Holocene coastal settlement on Madagascar27
Applications of deep learning to decorated ceramic typology and classification: A case study using Tusayan White Ware from Northeast Arizona25
Deep learning reveals extent of Archaic Native American shell-ring building practices24
Local domestication or diffusion? Insights into viticulture in Greece from Neolithic to Archaic times, using geometric morphometric analyses of archaeological grape seeds24
A unified protocol for simultaneous extraction of DNA and proteins from archaeological dental calculus23
Dental microwear as a behavioral proxy for distinguishing between canids at the Upper Paleolithic (Gravettian) site of Předmostí, Czech Republic23
All about wood ash: Long term fire experiments reveal unknown aspects of the formation and preservation of ash with critical implications on the emergence and use of fire in the past23
The origins of agriculture: Intentions and consequences22
Snapshots in time: MicroCT scanning of pottery sherds determines early domestication of sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) in East Africa22
Iron Age hunting and herding in coastal eastern Africa: ZooMS identification of domesticates and wild bovids at Panga ya Saidi, Kenya22
The archaeometry of ochre sensu lato: A review22
Earliest arrival of millet in the South China coast dating back to 5,500 years ago22
Wine consumption in Bronze Age Italy: combining organic residue analysis, botanical data and ceramic variability21
Debasement of silver throughout the Late Bronze – Iron Age transition in the Southern Levant: Analytical and cultural implications21
Neolithic sheep birth distribution: Results from Nova Nadezhda (sixth millennium BC, Bulgaria) and a reassessment of European data with a new modern reference set including upper and lower molars20
The global ecology of human population density and interpreting changes in paleo-population density19
Implications for paleomobility studies of the effects of quaternary volcanism on bioavailable strontium: A test case in North Patagonia (Argentina)19
Geochemical changes during Egyptian copper smelting? An experimental approach to the Ayn Soukhna process and broader implications for archaeometallurgy18
The preservation of ancient DNA in archaeological fish bone18
Early pastoral mobility and seasonality in Kenya assessed through stable isotope analysis18
The provenance of early Iron Age ferrous remains from southeastern Arabia18
The Salcombe metal cargoes: New light on the provenance and circulation of tin and copper in Later Bronze Age Europe provided by trace elements and isotopes18
Searching for hidden activities: Percussive tools from the Oldowan and Acheulean of West Turkana, Kenya (2.3–1.76 Ma)17
Examining collagen preservation through glutamine deamidation at Denisova Cave17
Glass production for the Silk Road? Provenance and trade of islamic glasses using isotopic and chemical analyses in a geological context17
What's the catch? Archaeological application of rapid collagen-based species identification for Pacific Salmon17
Pyrotechnological connections? Re-investigating the link between pottery firing technology and the origins of metallurgy in the Vinča Culture, Serbia17
Constraining the provenance of the Stonehenge ‘Altar Stone’: Evidence from automated mineralogy and U–Pb zircon age dating17
End-to-end Bayesian analysis for summarizing sets of radiocarbon dates17
Comparative study of the materials and lacquering techniques of the lacquer objects from Warring States Period China17
Use of non-traditional heavy stable isotopes in archaeological research16
Weapons in transition: Reappraisal of the origin of complex projectiles in the Levant based on the Boker Tachtit stratigraphic sequence16
Recording and interpreting enamel hypoplasia in samples from archaeological and palaeoanthropological contexts16
Lipid residues in pottery from the Indus Civilisation in northwest India16
A foraging theory perspective on the associational critique of North American Pleistocene overkill15
Management systems of adhesive materials throughout the Neolithic in the North-West Mediterranean15
New evidence for the transcontinental spread of early faience15
Towards better reconstruction of smelting temperatures: Methodological review and the case of historical K-rich Cu-slags from the Old Copper Basin, Poland15
Human diet evolution in Patagonia was driven by the expansion of Lama guanicoe after megafaunal extinctions15
Deep learning artificial neural networks for non-destructive archaeological site dating15
Archaeological herbivore δ13C and δ34S provide a marker for saltmarsh use and new insights into the process of 15N-enrichment in coastal plants15
The sources of Baltic oak15
Two independent methods for dating rock art: Age determination of paint and oxalate layers at Eagle Cave, TX15
Re-examining the use of the LSI technique in zooarchaeology14
It's getting hot in here – Microcontextual study of a potential pit hearth at the Middle Paleolithic site of El Salt, Spain14
Characterising life in settlements and structures: Incorporating faecal lipid biomarkers within a multiproxy case study of a wetland village14
Separating silver sources of Archaic Athenian coinage by comprehensive compositional analyses14
Theoretical and observed C/N ratios in human bone collagen14
Atmospheric mercury pollution deciphered through archaeological bones13
A method for constructing demographic profiles in Sus scrofa using Logarithm Size Index scaling13
From peaks to ports: Insights into tin provenance, production, and distribution from adapted applications of lead isotopic analysis of the Uluburun tin ingots13
Microbotanical evidence for the spread of cereal use during the Mesolithic-Neolithic transition in the Southeastern Europe (Danube Gorges): Data from dental calculus analysis13
Identifying seaweed consumption by sheep using isotope analysis of their bones and teeth: Modern reference δ13C and δ15N values and their archaeological implications13
A comprehensive investigation of Bronze Age human dietary strategies from different altitudinal environments in the Inner Asian Mountain Corridor13
New findings of ancient Greek silver sources13
Manure for millet: Grain δ15N values as indicators of prehistoric cropping intensity of Panicum miliaceum and Setaria italica13
Starch taphonomy, equifinality and the importance of context: Some notes on the identification of food processing through starch grain analysis13
Geochronology of a long Pleistocene sequence at Kilombe volcano, Kenya: from the Oldowan to Middle Stone Age13
Age estimation of archaeological dogs using pulp cavity closure ratios12
Gendered burial practices of early Bronze Age children align with peptide-based sex identification: A case study from Franzhausen I, Austria12
Mapping burial mounds based on UAV-derived data in the Suusamyr Plateau, Kyrgyzstan12
Architectural energetics for rammed-earth compaction in the context of Neolithic to early Bronze Age urban sites in Middle Yellow River Valley, China12
The colours of archaeological copper alloys in binary and ternary copper alloys with varying amounts of Pb, Sn and Zn12
Geometric morphometrics sheds new light on the identification and domestication status of ‘new glume wheat’ at Neolithic Çatalhöyük12
Geochemical analysis of bitumen from West Asian torpedo jars from the c. 8th century Phanom-Surin shipwreck in Thailand12
Factors affecting molar size in Sus scrofa12
The emergence of hunter-gatherer pottery in the Urals and West Siberia: New dating and stable isotope evidence12
A large-scale environmental strontium isotope baseline map of Portugal for archaeological and paleoecological provenance studies12
Isotopic evidence for the use of Caucasian antimony in Late Bronze Age glass making12
World's oldest dendrochronologically dated archaeological wood construction11
Lead isotopes link copper artefacts from northwestern Botswana to the Copperbelt of Katanga Province, Congo11
Development of synanthropic beetle faunas over the last 9000 years in the British Isles11
Biologically available Pb: A method for ancient human sourcing using Pb isotopes from prehistoric animal tooth enamel11
Integrated stable isotopic and radiocarbon analyses of Neolithic and bronze age hunter-gatherers from the Little Sea and Upper Lena micro- regions, Cis-Baikal, Siberia11
A probabilistic framework and significance test for the analysis of structural orientations in skyscape archaeology11
Delayed demographic transition following the adoption of cultivated plants in the eastern La Plata Basin and Atlantic coast, South America11
Pollution and human mobility in the southern Levant during the Iron Age using chemical and isotopic analysis of human tooth enamel11
A multifaceted approach towards investigating childbirth deaths in double burials: Anthropology, paleopathology and ancient DNA11
Aminoisoscapes and palaeodiet reconstruction: New perspectives on millet-based diets in China using amino acid δ13C values11
Spatial and temporal disparities in human subsistence in the Neolithic Rhineland gateway10
Direct evidence for the co-manufacturing of early iron and copper-alloy artifacts in the Caucasus10
A pottery workshop in Pompeii unveils new insights on the Roman ceramics crafting tradition and raw materials trade10
Production and circulation of bronzes among the regional states in the Western Zhou Dynasty10
Sorting the flock: Quantitative identification of sheep and goat from isolated third lower molars and mandibles through geometric morphometrics10
Permanent signatures of birth and nursing initiation are chemically recorded in teeth10
Initial assessment of bioavailable strontium at Oldupai Gorge, Tanzania: Potential for early mobility studies10
Never boring: Non-invasive palaeoproteomics of mummified human skin10
Bypassing the Suess-effect: Age determination of charcoal kiln remains using OSL dating10
First evidence of Pleistocene ochre production from bacteriogenic iron oxides. A case study of the Upper Palaeolithic site at the San Teodoro Cave (Sicily, Italy)10
Isotopic evidence of millet consumption in the Middle Bronze Age of East-Central Europe10
Portable ED-XRF as a tool for optimizing sampling strategy: The case study of a Hellenistic amphora assemblage from Paphos (Cyprus)10
Neolithic to Bronze Age economy and animal management revealed using analyses lipid residues of pottery vessels and faunal remains at El Portalón de Cueva Mayor (Sierra de Atapuerca, Spain)10
Direct dating of the earliest domesticated cattle and caprines in northwestern China reveals the history of pastoralism in the Gansu-Qinghai region10
Metal provenance of Iron Age Hacksilber hoards in the southern Levant10
Historical classification of ridge and furrow cultivation at selected locations in Northern and central Germany using a multi-dating approach and historical sources10
Torque creation and force variation along the cutting edges of Acheulean handaxes: implications for tip thinning, resharpening and tranchet flake removals10
Deciphering ancient ‘recipes’ from charred cereal fragments: An integrated methodological approach using experimental, ethnographic and archaeological evidence10
Bone degradation at five Arctic archaeological sites: Quantifying the importance of burial environment and bone characteristics10
Multi-proxy analyses reveal regional cremation practices and social status at the Late Bronze Age site of Herstal, Belgium10
Making skull cups: Butchering traces on cannibalised human skulls from five European archaeological sites9
Changing Olmec trade routes understood through Least Cost Path analysis9
Determining the Sr isotopic composition of waterlogged wood – Cleaning more is not always better9
Earthen architecture in the Mesoamerican classic period: A micromorphological approach to its manufacture process9
New insights from forgotten bog bodies: The potential of bog skeletons for investigating the phenomenon of deposition of human remains in bogs during prehistory9
What kind of calcite? Disclosing the origin of sparry calcite temper in ancient ceramics9
Not a bathtub: A consideration of sea-level physics for archaeological models of human migration9
Sickle gloss texture analysis elucidates long-term change in plant harvesting during the transition to agriculture9
The application of Local Indicators for Categorical Data (LICD) to explore spatial dependence in archaeological spaces9
Understanding Roman Gold Coinage Inside Out9
An isotopic and genetic study of multi-cultural colonial New Zealand9
Christian-Muslim contacts across the Mediterranean: Byzantine glass mosaics in the Great Umayyad Mosque of Córdoba (Spain)9
Evaluation of rapid diagnostic tests and Enzyme Linked Immunoassay in the detection of malaria in ancient human remains9
Human origins in Southern African palaeo-wetlands? Strong claims from weak evidence9
Archaeoentomological indicators of long-term food plant storage at the Prehispanic granary of La Fortaleza (Gran Canaria, Spain)9
Exotic glass types and the intensity of recycling in the northwest Quarter of Gerasa (Jerash, Jordan)9
Hormones and bile acids as biomarkers for the characterization of animal management in prehistoric sheepfold caves: El Mirador case (Sierra de Atapuerca, Burgos, Spain)9
The introduction of celadon production in North China: Technological characteristics and diversity of the earliest wares9
Reconstructing the full temporal range of archaeological phenomena from sparse data9
A small change revolution. Weight systems and the emergence of the first Pan-European money9
Low-altitude aerial thermography for the archaeological investigation of arctic landscapes8
Inequality, networks, and the financing of Classic Maya political power8
Optimizing multiple non-invasive techniques (PXRF, pMS, IA) to characterize coarse-grained igneous rocks used as building stones8
The site formation history of Schöningen 13II-4 (Germany): Testing different models of site formation by means of spatial analysis, spatial statistics and orientation analysis8
Climate-driven early agricultural origins and development in the Nile Delta, Egypt8
Development of a novel minimally invasive sampling and analysis technique using skin sampling tape strips for bioarchaeological proteomics8
Fit for purpose? Organic residue analysis and vessel specialisation: The perfectly utilitarian medieval pottery assemblage from West Cotton, Raunds8
Assessing the predictive taxonomic power of the bony labyrinth 3D shape in horses, donkeys and their F1-hybrids8
A non-linear prediction model for ageing foetal and neonatal sheep reveals basic issues in early neolithic husbandry8
Compound-specific radiocarbon dating of lipid residues in pottery vessels: A new approach for detecting the exploitation of marine resources8
Bronze Alloying Practice in ancient China - Evidence from Pre-Qin Coin Analyses8
Human diets, crop patterns, and settlement hierarchies in third millennium BC China: Bioarchaeological perspectives in Zhengluo region8
Machine learning ATR-FTIR spectroscopy data for the screening of collagen for ZooMS analysis and mtDNA in archaeological bone8
Comparisons of impact flakes derived from hyena and hammerstone long bone breakage8
Beyond Least Cost Paths: Circuit theory, maritime mobility and patterns of urbanism in the Roman Adriatic8
The Eemian: Global warming, ecosystem upheaval, demographic collapse and cannibalism at Moula-Guercy. A reply to Slimak and Nicholson (2020)8
Synchrotron radiation micro X-Ray Fluorescence (SR-μXRF) elemental mapping of ancient hair: Metals and health at 3rd millennium BCE Shahr-i Sokhta, Iran8
Grave gifts manifest the ritual status of cattle in Neolithic societies of northern Germany8
Narrowing provenance for ancient Greek silver coins using Ag isotopes and Sb contents of potential ores8
Micro-slag and “invisible” copper processing activities at a Middle-Shang period (14th-13th century BC) bronze casting workshop8
On the origin of Mesolithic charcoal-rich pits: A comment on Huisman et al.8
Food and diet of the pre-Columbian mound builders of the Patos Lagoon region in southern Brazil with stable isotope analysis8
Black carbon traces of human activities in stalagmites from Turkey8
Coupled archaeological and ecological analyses reveal ancient cultivation and land use in Nuchatlaht (Nuu-chah-nulth) territories, Pacific Northwest8
Climatic change and diet of the pre-Hispanic population of Gran Canaria (Canary Archipelago, Spain) during the Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age8