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Recent (past 5 years, 2007-2011) Publications


Hublin, J-J. and M.P. Richards (eds.) (2009). The Evolution of Hominid Diets: Integrating approaches to the study of Palaeolithic subsistence. Springer.

Refereed Journal Articles:

  1. Oelze, V., Nehlich, O, and M. Richards (in press) There’s no place like home: No isotopic evidence for mobility at the Early Bronze Age cemetery of Singen, Germany. Archaeometry.

  2. Talamo, S., Soressi, M., Roussel, M., Richards, M., and J.J. Hublin (2012) A radiocarbon chronology for the complete Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transitional sequence of Les Cottés (France). Journal of Archaeological Science 39:175-183.

  3. Copeland, S., Sponheimer, M., de Ruiter, D., Lee-Thorp, J., Codron, D., le Roux, P., Grimes, V. and M. Richards (2011) Strontium Isotope Evidence for Early Hominin Landscape Use. Nature 474:76-78.

  4. Nehlich, O., Fuller, B., Jay, M., Mora, Al, Nicholson, R., Smith, C. and M. P. Richards (2011) Application of sulphur isotope ratios to examine weaning patterns and freshwater fish consumption in Roman Oxfordshire, UK. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75:4963-4977.

  5. Mannino, M., Di Salvo, R., Schimmenti, V., Di Patti, C., Incarbona, A., Sineo, L., and M. P. Richards (2011) Upper Palaeolithic hunter-gatherer subsistence in Mediterranean coastal environments: an isotopic study of the diets of the earliest directly-dated humans from Sicily. Journal of Archaeological Science 38:3094-3100.

  6. Bourbou, C., Fuller, B., Garvie-Lok, S., and M.P. Richards (2011) Reconstructing the diets of Greek Byzantine populations (6th–15th centuries AD) using carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 146:569-581.

  7. Oelze, V., Fuller, B., Richards, M., Fruth, B., Surbeck, M., Hublin, J.J. and G. Gohmann (2011) Exploring the contribution and significance of animal protein in the diet of bonobos by stable isotope ratio analysis of hair. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108:9792-9797.

  8. Orton, D., Makowiecki, D., de Roo, T., Johnstone, C., Harland, J, Jonsson, L., Heinrich, D., Bødker Enghoff, I, Lõugas, L., Van Neer, W., Ervynck, A., Hufthammer, A-K., Amundsen, C., Jones, A., Locker, A., Hamilton-Dyer, S., Pope, P., MacKenzie, B., Richards, M., O'Connell, T., and J. Barrett (2011) Stable Isotope Evidence for Late Medieval (14th–15th C) Origins of the Eastern Baltic Cod (Gadus morhua) Fishery. PLoS ONE 6(11): e27568. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0027568

  9. Talamo, S. and M. Richards (2011) A Comparison of bone pretreatment methods for AMS dating of samples >30,000 BP. Radiocarbon 53: 443-449.

  10. Britton, K., Grimes, V., Niven, L., Steele, T., McPherron, S., Soressi, M., Kelly, T., Jauber, J., Hublin, J.J. and M. Richards (2011) Strontium isotope evidence for migration in late Pleistocene Rangifer: Implications for Neanderthal hunting strategies at the Middle Palaeolithic site of Jonzac, France. Journal of Human Evolution 61:176-185.

  11. Barrett, J., Orton, D., Johnstone, C., Harland, J., Van Neer, W., Ervynck, A., Roberts, C., Locker, A., Amundsen, C., Enghoff, I., Hamilton-Dyer, S., Heinrich, D., Hufthammer, A., Jones, A., Jonsson, L., Makowiecki, D., Pope, P., O'Connell, T., de Roo, T., and M. Richards (2011). Interpreting the expansion of sea fishing in medieval Europe using stable isotope analysis of archaeological cod bones, Journal of Archaeological Science 38: 1516-1524.

  12. D’Andrea, C., Richards, M.P., Pavlish, L.A., Wood, S., Manzo, A., and H.S. Wolde-Kiros (2011) Stable isotopic analysis of human and animal diets from two pre-Aksumite/Proto-Aksumite archaeological sites in northern Ethiopia. Journal of Archaeological Science 38: 367-374.

  13. Reich, D., Green, R., Kircher, M., Krause, J., Patterson, N., Durand, E., Viola, B., Briggs, A., Stenzel, U., Johnson, P., Maricic, T., Good, J., Marques-Bonet, T., Alkan, C., Fu, Q., Mallick, S., Li, H., Meyer, M., Eichler, E., Stoneking, M., Richards, M., Talamo, S., Shunkov, M., Derevianko, A., Hublin, J.-J., Kelso, J., Slatkin, M. and S. Paabo (2010) Genetic history of an archaic hominin group from Denisova Cave in Siberia. Nature 468:1053-1060.

  14. Choy, K., Smith, C., Fuller, B., and M.P. Richards (2010) Investigation of amino acid d13C signatures in bone collagen to reconstruct human palaeodiets using liquid chromatography–isotope ratio mass spectrometry. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74: 6093–6111.

  15. Copeland, S.R., Sponheimer, M., Lee-Thorp, J.A., le Roux, P.J., de Ruiter, D.J., and M. P. Richards (2010) Strontium isotope ratios in fossil teeth from South Africa: assessing laser ablation MC-ICP-MS analysis and the extent of diagenesis. Journal of Archaeological Science 37:1437-1446.

  16. Choy, K., and M. P. Richards (2010) Isotopic evidence for diet in the Middle Chulmun period: a case study from the Tongsamdong shell midden, Korea. Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences 2:1-10.

  17. Needham, S., Parker-Pearson, M., Tyler, A., Richards, M., and M. Jay (2010) A first ‘Wessex 1’ date from Wessex. Antiquity 84: 363–373.

  18. Fuller, B., Márquez-Grant, N., and M.P. Richards (2010) Investigation of diachronic dietary patterns on the islands of Ibiza and Formentera, Spain: evidence from carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratio analysis. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 143:512-522.

  19. Choy, K., Jeon, O., Fuller, B.T., and M. P. Richards (2010) Isotopic evidence of dietary variations and weaning practices in the Gaya cemetery at Yeanri, Gimhae, South Korea. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 142:74-84.

  20. Nehlich, O., Boric, D., Stefanovic, S., and M. P. Richards (2010) Sulphur isotope evidence for freshwater fish consumption: a case study from the Danube Gorges, SE Europe. Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 1131-1139

  21. Le Bras-Goude, G., Binder, D., Zemour, A., and M.P. Richards (2010). New radiocarbon dates and isotope analysis of Neolithic human and animal bone from the Fontbregoua Cave (Salernes, Var, France) Journal of Anthropological Sciences 88:167-178.

  22. Vika, E., Aravantinos, V. and M.P. Richards (2009) Aristophanes and stable isotopes: a taste for freshwater fish in Classical Thebes, (Greece). Antiquity 83:1076–1083.

  23. Hublin, J.J., Weston, D. Gunz, P., Richards, M.P., Roebroeks, W.,Glimmerveen, J. and L. Anthonis (2009) Out of the North Sea: the Zeeland Ridges Neandertal. Journal of Human Evolution 57:777-785.

  24. Richards, M.P. and E. Trinkaus (2009) Isotopic evidence for the diets of European Neandertals and early modern humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106:16034-16039.

  25. Hu, Y., Shang, H., Tong, H., Nehlich, O., Liu, W., Zhao, C., Yu, J., Wang, C., Trinkaus, E., and M. P. Richards (2009) Stable Isotope Dietary Analysis of the Tianyuan 1 Early Modern Human. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106:10971-10974.

  26. Balasse, M., Mainland, I., and M.P. Richards (2009). Stable isotope evidence for seasonal consumption of marine seaweed by modern and archaeological sheep in the Orkney archipelago (Scotland). Environmental Archaeology 14:1-14.

  27. Smith, C., Fuller, B., Choy, K. and M.P. Richards (2009) A three phase liquid chromatographic method for d13C analysis of amino acids from biological protein hydrolysates using LC-IRMS. Analytical Biochemistry 390:165-172.

  28. Nehlich O., Montgomery J., Evans J., Schade-Lindig S., Pichler S., Richards M.P., and K. Alt (2009) Mobility or Migration - A case study from the Neolithic settlement of Nieder-Mörlen (Hessen, Germany). Journal of Archaeological Science 36:1791-1799.

  29. Hu, Y., Luan, F., Wang, S., Wang, C., and M. P. Richards (2009) Preliminary attempt to distinguish the domesticated pigs from wild boars by the methods of carbon and nitrogen stable isotope analysis. Science in China Series D-Earth Sciences 52: 85-92.

  30. Richards, M., Grimes, V., Smith, C., Smith, T., Harvati, K., Hublin, J.J., Karkanas, P., and E. Panagopoulou (2009) Response to Nowell and Horstwood. Journal of Archaeological Science 36: 1657-1658.

  31. Garcia-Guixé, E., Martínez-Moreno, J., Mora, R., Núñez, M. and M.P. Richards (2009) Stable isotope analysis of human and animal remains from the Late Upper Palaeolithic site of Balma Guilanyà, southeastern Pre-Pyrenees, Spain. Journal of Archaeological Science 36: 1018-1026.

  32. Britton, K., Grimes V., Dau, J., and M.P. Richards (2009) Reconstructing faunal migrations using intra-tooth sampling and strontium and oxygen isotope analyses: a case study of modern caribou (Rangifer tarandus granti). Journal of Archaeological Science 36:1163-1172.

  33. Ingvarsson-Sundstrom, A., Richards, M.P., and S. Voutsaki (2009) Stable isotope analysis of the Middle Helladic population from two cemeteries at Asine: Barbouna and the East Cemetery. Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry 9:1-14.

  34. Nielsen-Marsh. C., Stegemann. C., Hoffmann, R., Smith, T., Feeney, R., Toussaint, M., Harvati, K., Panagopoulou, E., Hublin, J.J., and M. P. Richards (2009) Extraction and sequencing of human and Neanderthal mature enamel proteins using MALDI-TOF/TOF MS. Journal of Archaeological Science 36:1758-1763.

  35. Choy, K. and M.P. Richards (2009) Stable isotope evidence of human diet at the Nukdo shell midden site, South Korea. Journal of Archaeological Science 36:1312-1318.

  36. Nehlich, O., and M.P. Richards (2009). Establishing collagen quality criteria for sulphur isotope analysis of archaeological bone collagen. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 1:59–75.

  37. Richards, M.P., West, E., Rolett, B., and K. Dobney (2009) Isotope analysis of human and animal diets from the Hanamiai archaeological site (French Polynesia). Archaeology in Oceania 44:29-37.

  38. Schulting, R.J., and M.P. Richards (2009) Radiocarbon dates and stable isotope values on human remains. In: A. Ritchie (ed.), On the Fringe of Neolithic Europe. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland 139:67-74.

  39. Hublin, J-J., Paabo, S., Derevianko, A.P., Doronichev, V.B., Golovanova, L.V., Friess, M., Froment, A., Hoffmann, A., Kachache, N. E. J., Kullmer, O., Lordkipanidze, D., Moncel, M-H., Potts, R., Radovcic , J., Rak, J., Richards, M.P., Antonio Rosas, J.R.M., Schmauder, M., Schmitz, R. W., Semal, P., Smith, T., Tafuri, M.A., Tattersall, I., Tournepiche, J-F., Toussaint, M., Vassiliev, S., Vialet, A., White, T., and R. Ziegler (2008) Suggested guidelines for invasive sampling of hominid remains. Journal of Human Evolution 55:756-757.

  40. Hu, Y., Wang, S., Luan, F., Wang,C. and M. P. Richards (2008) Stable isotope analysis of humans from Xiaojingshan site: Implications for understanding the origin of millet agriculture in China. Journal of Archaeological Science 35:2960-2965.

  41. Triantaphyllou, S., Richards, M.P., Zerner, C. and S. Voutsaki (2008) Isotopic dietary reconstruction of humans from Middle Bronze Age Lerna, Argolid, Greece. Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 3028-3034.

  42. Vercellotti G., Alciati G., Richards M.P., Formicola V. (2008). The Late Upper Paleolithic skeleton Villabruna 1 (Italy): a source of data on biology and behavior of a 14.000 year-old hunter. Journal of Anthropological Sciences 86:143-163.

  43. Jay, M., Fuller, B.T., Richards, M.P., Knüsel, C.J., and S.S. King (2008) Iron Age breastfeeding practices in Britain: Isotopic evidence from Wetwang Slack, East Yorkshire. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 136: 327-337.

  44. Jay, M. and M.P. Richards (2007) British Iron Age diet: Stable isotopes and other evidence. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 73: 169-190.

  45. Schulting, R. and M.P. Richards (2009). Dogs, divers, deer and diet. Stable isotope results from Star Carr and a response to Dark. Journal of Archaeological Science 36:498-503.

  46. Copeland, S.R., Sponheimer, M., le Roux, P.J., Grimes, V., Lee-Thorp, J.S., de Ruiter, D.J., and M.P. Richards (2008) Strontium isotope ratios (87Sr/86Sr) of tooth enamel: a comparison of solution and laser ablation MC-ICP-MS methods. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 22: 3187-3194.

  47. Corr, L.T., Richards, M.P., Jim, S., Ambrose, S.H., Mackie, A., and R. P. Evershed (2008) Probing dietary change of Kwäday Dän Ts’ìnchi, an ancient glacier body from British Columbia: I. Complementary use of marine lipid biomarker and carbon isotope signatures as novel indicators of a marine diet. Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 2102-2110.

  48. Corr, L.T., Richards, M.P., Grier, C., Mackie, A., Beattie, O. and R. P. Evershed (2009) Probing dietary change of Kwäday Dän Ts’ìnchi, an ancient glacier body from British Columbia: II. Deconvoluting whole skin and bone collagen d13C values via carbon isotope analysis of individual amino acids. Journal of Archaeological Science 36:12-18.

  49. Richards, M.P., Taylor, G, Steele, T, McPherron, S.P., Soressi, M., Jaubert, J, Orschiedt, J., Mallye, J.-B., Rendu, W., and J.J. Hublin (2008) Isotopic dietary analysis of a Neandertal and associated fauna from the site of Jonzac (Charente-Maritime), France. Journal of Human Evolution 55: 179-185.

  50. Richards, M.P. and R. Schmitz (2008) Isotope evidence for the diet of the Neanderthal type specimen. Antiquity 82:553-559.

  51. Richards, M.P., Pacher, M., Stiller, M., Quilès, J., Hofreiter, M., Constantin, S., Zilhão, J., Trinkaus, E. (2008) Isotopic evidence for omnivory among European cave bears: Late Pleistocene Ursus spelaeus from the Pestera cu Oase, Romania. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105:600-604.

  52. Schulting, R.J., Blockley, S.M., Bocherens, H., Drucker, D., and M. P. Richards (2008) Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis on human remains from the Early Mesolithic site of La Vergne (Charente-Maritime, France). Journal of Archaeological Science 35:763-772.

  53. Richards, M.P., Harvati, K., Grimes, V., Smith, C., Smith, T., Hublin, J.J., Karkanas, P., and E. Panagopoulou (2008). Strontium isotope evidence of Neanderthal mobility using laser-ablation PIMMS. Journal of Archaeological Science 35:1251-1256.

  54. Barrett, J., Johnstone, C., Harland, J., van Neer, W., Ervynck, A., Makowiecki, D., Heinrich, D., Hufthammer, A.K., Enghoff, I., Amundsen, C., Christiansen, J.S., Jones, A., Locker, A., Hamilton-Dyer, S., Jonsson, L., Lõugas, L., Roberts, C. and M.P. Richards (2008) Detecting the medieval cod trade: a new method and first results. Journal of Archaeological Science 35:850-861.

  55. Thompson, A.H., Chaix, L. and M.P. Richards (2008) Stable isotopes and diet at Ancient Kerma, Upper Nubia (Sudan). Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 376-387.

  56. Fischer, A., Olsen, J., Richards, M.P., Heinemeier, J., Sveinbjörnsdóttird, A.E., and P. Bennike (2007) Coast-inland mobility and diet in the Danish Mesolithic and Early Neolithic: evidence from stable isotope values of humans and dogs. Journal of Archaeological Science 34:2125-2150.

  57. Richards, M.P., Greer, S., Corr, L.T., Beattie, O., Mackie, A., Evershed, R.P., von Finster, A., and J. Southon (2007). Radiocarbon dating and dietary stable isotope analysis of Kwaday Dän Ts’inchí. American Antiquity 719-733.

  58. Krause, J., Orlando, L., Serre, D., Viola, B., Prüfer, Richards, M.P., Hublin, J.J., Hänni, C., Derevianko, A.P. and S. Pääbo (2007). Neandertals in Central Asia and Siberia. Nature 449:902-904.

  59. Wilson, A.S., Taylor, T., Ceruti, M.C., Chavez, J.A., Reinhard, J., Grimes, V., Meier-Augenstein, W., Cartmell, L., Stern, B., Richards, M.P., Worobey, M., Barnes, I., Gilbert, T.P. (2007). Stable isotope and DNA evidence for ritual sequences in Inca child sacrifice. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 104: 16456-16461.

  60. Parker-Pearson. M. Cleal, R., Marshall, P., Needham, S., Pollard, J., Richards, C., Ruggles, C., Sheridan, A., Thomas, J., Tilley, C., Welham, K., Chamberlain, A., Chenery, C., Evans, J., Knüsel, C., Linford, N., Martin, l., Montgomery, J., Payne, A., and M.P. Richards (2007). The age of Stonehenge. Antiquity 81: 617–639.

  61. Müldner, G., and M.P. Richards (2007). 1500 years of human diet in York: The evidence from stable isotopes. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 133:682-697.

  62. Müldner, G., and M.P. Richards (2007). Diet and diversity at later Medieval Fishergate: The isotopic evidence. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 134:162–174.

  63. Bourbou, C. and M.P. Richards (2007). The Middle Byzantine menu: Palaeodietary information from isotopic analysis of humans and fauna from Kastella, Crete. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 17: 3–72.

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