Publications/Theses

2017 Clark-Balzan, L., Parton, A., Breeze, P.S., Groucutt, H.S., Petraglia, M.D.  Resolving problematic luminescence chronologies for carbonate- and evaporite-rich sediments spanning multiple humid periods in the Jubbah basin, Saudi Arabia. Quaternary Geochronology, in press.  LINK

2017  Breeze, P.S., Groucutt, H.S. Drake, N.A., Louys, J., Scerri, E.M.L., Armitage, S.J., Zalmout, I.S.A., Memesh, A.M., Haptari, M.A., Soubhi, S.A., Matari, A.H., Zahir, M., Al-Omari, A., Alsharekh, A.M., Petraglia, M.D. Prehistory and palaeoenvironments of the western Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia. Archaeological Research in Asia, in press.  LINK

2017  Guagnin, M., Shipton, C., Martin, L., Petraglia, M.  The Neolithic site of Jebel Oraf 2, northern Saudi Arabia: First report of a directly dated site with faunal remains. Archaeological Research in Asia, in press.  LINK 

2017  Groucutt, H.S., Scerri, E.M.L., Amor, K., Shipton, C., Jennings, R.P., Parton, A., Clark-Balzan, L., Alsharekh, A., Petraglia, M.D.  Middle Palaeolithic raw material procurement and early stage reduction at Jubbah, Saudi Arabia.  Archaeological Research in Asia, in press. LINK

2016  Clark-Balzan, L. Source and characteristics of blue, infrared (IR), and post-IR IR stimulated signals from gypsum-rich samples. Ancient TL 34: 6-13 PDF

2016  Roberts, P., Boivin, N., Lee-Thorp, J., Petraglia, M., Stock, J.  Tropical forests and the genus Homo. Evolutionary Anthropology 25: 306-317. LINK

2016  Jennings, R.P., Parton, A., Clark-Balzan, L., White, T.S., Groucutt, H.S., Breeze P., Parker, A.G.,Drake, N.A., Petraglia, M.D., Human occupation of the northern Arabian interior during early Marine Isotope Stage 3. Journal of Quaternary Science, 31: 953–966. LINK

2016  Engel, M., Matter, A., Parker, A.G., Parton, A., Petraglia, M.D., Preston, G. Lakes or wetlands? A comment on ‘The middle Holocene climatic records from Arabia: Reassessing lacustrine environments, shift of ITCZ in Arabian Sea, and impacts of the southwest Indian and African monsoons’ by Enzel et al.  Global and Planetary Change, LINK

2016  Pagani, L., et al. Genomic analyses inform on migration events during the peopling of Eurasia. Nature, LINK

2016  Breeze, P.S., Palaeohydrology and Mid-Late Pleistocene hominin dispersals within the Arabian Peninsula. PhD thesis, King’s College, London.

2016  Clark-Wilson, R., Chronology and palaeoenvironments of lacustrine sediments in the western Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia. MSc thesis in Quaternary Science, Royal Holloway, University of London.

2016 Boivin, N.L.,  Zeder, M.A., Fuller, D.Q., Crowther, A., Larson, G., Erlandson, J.M., Denham, T., Petraglia, M.D., Ecological consequences of human niche construction: Examining long-term anthropogenic shaping of global species distributions. PNAS, 113: 6388–6396. PDF

2016 Breeze, P.S., Groucutt, H.S., Drake, N.A., White, T.S., Jennings, R.P., Petraglia, M.D., Palaeohydrological corridors for hominin dispersals in the Middle East ∼250–70,000 years ago. Quaternary Science Reviews, 144: 155–185. PDF

2016 Stimpson, C.M., Lister, A., Parton, A., Clark-Balzan, L., Breeze, P.S., Drake, N.A., Groucutt, H.S., Jennings, R., Scerri, E.M.L., White, T.S., Zahir, M., Duval, M., Grün, R., Al-Omari, A., Al Murayyi, K.S.M., Zalmout, I.S., Mufarreh, Y.A., Memesh, A.M., Petraglia, M.D., Middle Pleistocene vertebrate fossils from the Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia: Implications for biogeography and palaeoecology. Quaternary Science Reviews, 143: 13-36. PDF

2016 Guagnin, M., Jennings, R., Eager, H., Parton, A., Stimpson, C., Stepanek, C., Pfeiffer, M., Groucutt, H.S. Drake, N.A. Alsharekh A., Petraglia, M.D. Rock art imagery as a proxy for Holocene environmental change: A view from Shuwaymis, NW Saudi Arabia. The Holocene. PDF

2016 Groucutt, H.S., Breeze, P., Drake, N.A., Jennings, R., Parton, A., White, T., Shipton, C., Clark-Balzan, L., Al-Omari, A., Cuthbertson, P., Wedage, O.M.C., Bernal, M.A., Alsharekh, A., Petraglia, M.D., The Middle Palaeolithic of the Nejd, Saudi Arabia. Journal of Field Archaeology. PDF

2015  Gaugnin, M., Jennings, R.P., Clark-Balzan, L., Groucutt, H.S., Parton, A., Petraglia, M.D., Hunters and herders: Exploring the Neolithic transition in the rock art of Shuwaymis, Saudi Arabia. Archaeological Research in Asia, 4: 3-16. PDF

2015 Groucutt, H.S., Petraglia, M.D., Bailey, G., Scerri, E.M.L., Parton, A., Clark-Balzan, L., Jennings, R.P., Lewis, L., Blinkhorn, J., Drake, N.A., Breeze, P.S., Inglis, R.H., Devès, M.H., Meredith-Williams, M., Boivin, N., Thomas, M.G., Scally, A., Rethinking the dispersal of Homo sapiens out of Africa. Evolutionary Anthropology, 24: 149–164PDF

2015 Petraglia, M.D., Parton, A., Groucutt, H., Alsharekh, A., Green Arabia – Human prehistory at the Crossroads of Continents, Guest Editorial. Quaternary International, 382: 1-7PDF

2015 Groucutt, H.S., White, T.S., Clark-Balzan, L., Parton, A., Crassard, R., Shipton, C., Jennings, R.P., Parker, A.G., Breeze, P.S., Scerri, E.M.L., Alsharekh, A., Petraglia, M.D., Human occupation of the Arabian Empty Quarter during MIS 5: evidence from Mundafan Al-Buhayrah, Saudi Arabia. Quaternary Science Reviews, 119: 116-135. PDF

2015 Jennings, R.P., Shipton, C., Breeze, P., Cuthbertson, P., Bernal, M.A., Wedage, W.M.C.O., Drake, N.A., White, T.S., Groucutt, H.S., Parton, A., Clark-Balzan, L., Stimpson, C., Al-Omari, A., Alsharekh, A., Petraglia, M.D., Multi-scale Acheulean landscape survey in the Arabian Desert. Quaternary International, 382: 58-81. PDF

2015  Breeze, P.S., Drake, N.A., Groucutt, H.S., Parton, A., Jennings, R.P., White, T.S., Clark-Balzan, L., Shipton, C., Scerri, E.M.L., Stimpson, C.M., Crassard, R., Hilbert, Y., Alsharekh, A., Al-Omari, A., Petraglia, M.D., Remote sensing and GIS techniques for reconstructing Arabian palaeohydrology and identifying archaeological sites. Quaternary International, 382: 98-119. PDF

2015 Jennings, R.P., Singarayer, J., Stone, E.J., Krebs-Kanzow, U., Khon, V., Nisancioglu, K.H., Pfeiffer, M., Zhang, X., Parker, A., Parton, A., Groucutt, H.S., White, T.S., Drake, N.A., Petraglia, M.D., The greening of Arabia: Multiple opportunities for human occupation of the Arabian Peninsula during the Late Pleistocene inferred from an ensemble of climate model simulations. Quaternary International, 382: 181-199. PDF

2015  Groucutt, H.S., Scerri, E.M.L, Lewis, L., Clark-Balzan, L., Blinkhorn, J., Jennings, R.P., Parton, A., Petraglia, M.D., Stone tool assemblages and models for the dispersal of Homo sapiens out of Africa. Quaternary International, 382: 8-30. PDF

2015  Parton, A., Farrant, A.R., Lang, M.J., Telfer, M.W., Groucutt, H.S., Petraglia, M.D., Parker, A.G., Alluvial fan records from southeast Arabia reveal multiple windows for human dispersal. Geology, 43 (4): 295-298. PDF

2015  Parton, A., White, T.S., Parker, A., Breeze, P.S., Jennings, R., Groucutt, H.S., Petraglia, M.D., Orbital-scale climate variability in Arabia as a potential motor for human dispersals. Quaternary International, 382: 82-97. PDF

2014  Groucutt, H.S., Shipton, C., Alsharekh, A., Jennings, R., Scerri, E.M.L., Petraglia, M.D., Late Pleistocene lakeshore settlement in northern Arabia: Middle Palaeolithic technology from Jebel Katefeh, Jubbah. Quaternary International, 382: 215-236PDF

2014  Stimpson, C.M., Breeze, P.S., Clark-Balzan, L., Groucutt, H.S., Jennings, R., Parton, A., Scerri, E., White, T.S., Petraglia, M.D., Stratified Pleistocene vertebrates with a new record of a jaguar-sized pantherine (Panthera cf. gombaszogensis) from northern Saudi Arabia. Quaternary International, 382: 168-180. PDF

2014  Scerri, E.M.L., Breeze, P.S., Parton, A., Groucutt, H.S., White, T.S., Stimpson, C., Clark-Balzan, L., Jennings, R., Alsharekh, A., Petraglia, M.D., Middle to Late Pleistocene human habitation in the Western Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia. Quaternary International, 382: 200-214. PDF

2014 Shipton, C., Parton, A., Breeze, P., Jennings, R., Groucutt, H.S., White, T.S., Drake, N., Crassard, R., Alsharekh, A., Petraglia, M.D., Large Flake Acheulean in the Nefud Desert of Northern Arabia. PaleoAnthropology, pp. 446-462. PDF

2014 Crassard, R., Petraglia, M.D. Stone technology in Arabia. In: Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures. Springer, Dordrecht. PDF

2014 Scerri, E., Drake, N., Jennings, R., Groucutt, H., Earliest evidence for the structure of Homo sapiens populations in Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 101: 207-216. PDF

2014 Scerri, E., Groucutt, H., Jennings, R., Petraglia, M.D., Unexpected technological heterogeneity in northern Arabia indicates complex Late Pleistocene demography at the gateway to Asia. Journal of Human Evolution. 75: 125-142PDF

2014 Hilbert, Y.H., White, T.S., Parton, A., Clark-Balzan, L., Crassard, R., Groucutt, H.S., Jennings, R.P., Breeze, P., Parker, A., Shipton, C., Al-Omari, A., Alsharekh, A.M., Petraglia, M.D., Epipalaeolithic occupation and palaeoenvironments of the southern Nefud desert, Saudi Arabia, during the Terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene. Journal of Archaeological Science 50: 460-474. PDF

2014  Jennings, R., Parton, A., Groucutt, H.S., Clark-Balzan, L., Breeze, P., Drake, N.A., Alsharekh, A., Petraglia, M.D., High-resolution geospatial surveying techniques provide new insights into rock-art landscapes at Shuwaymis, Saudi Arabia. Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy 25: 1-21. PDF

2014  Groucutt, H.S., Petraglia, M.D., An Arabian perspective on the dispersal of Homo sapiens out of Africa. In: Southern Asia, Australia and the Search for Human Origins, edited by R. Dennell and M. Porr. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 51-63.

2013 Jennings, R.P., Shipton, C., Al‑Omari, A., Alsharekh, A.M., Crassard, R., Groucutt, H., Petraglia, M.D., Rock art landscapes beside the Jubbah palaeolake, Saudi Arabia. Antiquity 87(337): 666–683PDF

2013 Crassard, R., Petraglia, M.D., Parker, A.G., Parton, A., Roberts, R.G., Jacobs, Z., Alsharekh, A., Al-Omari, A., Breeze, P., Drake, N.A., Groucutt, H.S., Jennings, R., Shipton, C., Beyond the Levant: first evidence of a Pre-Pottery Neolithic incursion into the Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia. PLoS ONE 8(7): 68061. PDF

2013 Crassard, R., Petraglia, M.D., Drake, N.A., Breeze, P., Gratuze, B., Alsharekh, A., Almurayh, S., Arbach, M.,Groucutt, H.S.Khalidi, L., Michelsen, N., Robin, C.J., Schiettecatte, J., Middle Palaeolithic and Neolithic occupations around Mundafan palaeolake, southern Saudi Arabia: implications for climate change and human dispersals. PLoS ONE 8(7): e69665. PDF

2013 Groucutt, H.S., Blinkhorn, J., Guest editorial: The Middle Palaeolithic in the desert and its implications for understanding hominin adaptation and dispersal. Quaternary International 300: 1-12. PDF

2013 Parton, A., Farrant, A.R., Leng, M.J., Schwenninger, J.-L., Rose, J.I., Uerpmann, H.-P., Parker, A.G. An early MIS pluvial phase in Southeast Arabia: Climatic and archaeological implications. Quaternary International 300: 62-74. PDF

2013  Blinkhorn, J., Achyuthan, H., Petraglia, M., Ditchfield, P., Middle Palaeolithic occupation in the Thar Desert during the Upper Pleistocene: the signature of a modern human exit out of Africa? Quaternary Science Reviews 77: 233-238. PDF

2013 Boivin, N., Fuller, D.Q., Dennell, R., Allaby, R., Petraglia, M.D., Human dispersal across diverse environments of Asia during the Upper Pleistocene. Quaternary International 300: 32-47. PDF

2012 Petraglia, M.D., Alsharekh, A., Breeze, P., Clarkson, C., Crassard, R., Drake, N.A., Groucutt, H.S., Jennings, R., Parker, A.G., Parton, A., Roberts, R.G., Shipton, C., Matheson, C., al-Omari, A., Veall, M.-A., Hominin dispersal into the Nefud Desert and Middle Palaeolithic settlement along the Jubbah palaeolake, northern Arabia. PLoS ONE 7(11): e49840. PDF

2012 Dennell, R., Petraglia, M.D., The dispersal of Homo sapiens across southern Asia: how early, how often, how complex? Quaternary Science Reviews 47: 15-22. PDF

2011 Petraglia, M.D., Alsharekh, A.M., Crassard, R., Drake, N.A., Groucutt, H., Parker, A.G., Roberts, R.G., Middle Paleolithic occupation on a Marine Isotope Stage 5 lakeshore in the Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia. Quaternary Science Reviews 30: 1555-1559. PDF

2012 Groucutt, H., Petraglia, M.D., The prehistory of the Arabian Peninsula: Deserts, Dispersals, and Demography. Evolutionary Anthropology 21 (3): 113–125. PDF