Peter Ditchfield

Dr Peter Ditchfield

Stable Isotope Laboratory Manager

School of Archaeology
1 South Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3TG

Tel: +44 (0)1865 285210


Research Interests

Science-based archaeology: specifically palaeoenvironmental reconstruction focusing on environmental change and its effects on hominid physical and cultural evolution; palaeoenvironmental and palaeoecological reconstructions of archaeological sites based on sedimentology and stable isotopic indicators.

Current Projects

  • Palaeoenvironmental change and hominid mobility in the Thar Desert and Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Oldowan hominid behavior and ecology at Kanjera South, Kenya
  • Palaeoenvironments, landscape evolution and hominid land use patterns at Olorgesailie, Kenya
  • Pliocene environments and hominid land use at Laetoli, Tanzania
  • A long-term record of environmental change in Bubing Basin, south China
  • Chinese Human Evoutional Research Project
  • Chronological and environment setting for the Aterian Industry, eastern Morocco

Research Grants Awarded

  • 2007 Taxon-free methods for palaeontological methods for reconstructing environmental change (Co-investigator) Leverhulme Trust application
  • 2007 The Toba super-eruption and its impact on human populations and ecosystems (Co-investigator) Leverhulme Trust award


ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3081-6591

My h-index is 26, Over the past five years, I have an average of 258 citations per year.

Journal Articles & Conference Proceedings


Blinkhorn J., Achyuthan H., Ditchfield P. & Petraglia M. (2017) Palaeoenvironmental dynamics and Palaeolithic occupation at Katoati, Thar Desert, India. Quaternary Research 87, 298-313.

Lee C.-Y., Chen M.-L., Ditchfield P., Pollard A.M., Lin L.-H., Wang P.-L., Lin H.-M., Lo C.-H. & Tsai H.-K. (2017) Dietary reconstruction of the Iron Age population at the Fantzuyuan site, Taiwan, revealed by isotopic analysis on human and faunal bone collagen. Archaeological Research in Asia 9, 34-43.


Bishop L.C., Barham L., Ditchfield P., Elton S., Harcourt-Smith W.E.H., Dawkins P. (2016) Quaternary fossil fauna from the Luangwa Valley, Zambia. Journal of Quaternary Science 31, 178-190.

Demarchi B., Hall S., Roncal-Herrero T., Freeman C.L., Woolley J., Crisp M.K. Wilson J., Fotakis A., Fischer R., Kessler B.M., Jersie-Christensen R.R., Olsen J.V., Haile J., Thomas J., Marean C.W., Parkington J., Presslee S., Lee-Thorp J., Ditchfield P., Hamilton J.F., Ward M.W., Wang C.M., Shaw M.D., Harrison T., Domínguez-Rodrigo M., MacPhee R.D.E., Kwekason A., Ecker M., Horwitz L.K., Chazan M., Kröger R., Thomas-Oates J., Harding J.H., Cappellini E., Penkman K. & Collins M.J. (2016) Protein sequences bound to mineral surfaces persist into deep time. eLife 5, 4724-4750.

Doerschner N., Fitzsimmons K.E., Ditchfield P., McLaren S.J., Steele T.E., Zielhofer C., McPherron S.P., Bouzouggar A. & Hublin J.-J. (2016) A new chronology for Rhafas, Northeast Morocco, spanning the North African Middle Stone Age through to the Neolithic. Public Library of Science One 11, e0162280.

Fernandez-Jalvo Y., Ditchfield P., Grun R., Lees W., Aubert M., Torres T., Ortiz J.E., Bautista A.D. & Pickering R. (2016) Dating methods applied to Azokh Cave site. In: Azokh Caves and the Transcaucasian Corridor (eds. Y. Fernandez-Jalvo, T. King, L. Yepiskoposyan & P. Andrews). Springer International; pp.321-340.

Lee C.-Y., Chen M.-L., Ditchfield P., Lin L.-H., Wang P.-L., Pollard A.M., Lin H.-M., Lo C.-H. & Tsai H.-K. (2016) Diet and subsistence mode of Neolithic Yuan-Shan people in Taiwan: Perspective from carbon and nitrogen isotope analyses of bone collagen. Archaeological Research in Asia 7, 18-27.

Panadès i Blas X., Bartolomé i Filella J., Strömberg C., Soriano i Tomàs I., Buckland P., Serieyssol K.K., Bach i Plaza J., Arillo Aranda A., Lozar F., Stevenson T., Chamorro i Lorenzo L. & Ditchfield P. (2016) The utility of livestock dung for reconstructing recent ethnological and environmental histories. Environmental Archaeology 22, 128-146.


Barton R.N.E., Lane C.S., Albert P.G., White D., Collcutt S.N., Bouzouggar A., Ditchfield P., Farr L., Oh A., Ottolini L., Smith V.C., Van Peer P. & Kindermann K. (2015) The role of cryptotephra in refining the chronology of Late Pleistocene human evolution and cultural change in North Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews 118, 151-169.

Louys J., Meloro C., Elton S., Ditchfield P. & Bishop L.C (2015) Analytical framework for reconstructing heterogeneous environmental variables from mammal community structure. Journal of Human Evolution 78, 1-11.

Louys J., Meloro C., Elton S., Ditchfield P. & Bishop L.C (2015) The potential and pitfalls of using simple dental metrics to infer the diets of African antelopes (Mammalia: Bovidae). Palaeontologia Africana 49, 8-24.


Blinkhorn J., Smith V.C., Achyuthan H., Shipton C., Jones S.C., Ditchfield P. & Petraglia M.D. (2014) Discovery of youngest Toba tuff localities in the Sagileru Valley, south India, in association with Palaeolithic industries. Quaternary Science Reviews 105, 239-243.

Braun D.R., Crittenden A.N. & Ditchfield P.W. (2014) Old stones' song: Use-wear experiments and analysis of the Oldowan quartz and quartzite assemblage from Kanjera South (Kenya). Journal of Human Evolution 72, 10-25.

Ditchfield P. (2014) Stable isotopic analysis. In: Poulnabrone: An Early Neolithic Portal Tomb in Ireland (ed. A. Lynch). Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Archaeological Monograph Series 9: Dublin; pp. 86-92.

Roberts P., Delson E., Miracle P., Ditchfield P., Roberts R.G., Jacobs Z., Blinkhorn J., Ciochon R.L., Fleagle J.G., Frost S.R., Gilbert C.C., Gunnell G.F., Harrison T., Korisettaro R. & Petraglia M.D. (2014) Continuity of mammalian fauna over the last 200,000 y in the Indian subcontinent. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111, 5848-5853.


Barton R.N.E., Bouzouggar A., Hogue J.T., Lee S., Collcutt S.N. & Ditchfield P. (2013) Origins of the Iberomaurusian in NW Africa: New AMS radiocarbon dating of the Middle and Later Stone Age deposits at Taforalt Cave, Morocco. Journal of Human Evolution 65, 266-281.

Blinkhorn J., Achyuthan H., Petraglia M. & Ditchfield P. (2013) 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.

Bonafini M., PellegriniM., Ditchfield P. & Pollard A.M. (2013) Investigation of the ‘canopy effect’ in the isotope ecology of temperate woodlands. Journal of Archaeological Science 40, 3926-3935.

Fang L., Bjerrum C.J., Hesselbo S.P., Kotthoff U., McCarthy F.M.G., Huang B. & Ditchfield P.W. (2013) Carbon-isotope stratigraphy from terrestrial organic matter through the Monterey Event, Miocene, New Jersey margin (IODP Expedition 313). Geosphere 9, 1303-1318.

Ferraro J.V., Plummer T.W., Pobiner B.L., Oliver J.S., Bishop L.C., Braun D.R., Ditchfield P.W., Seaman J.W., Binetti K.M., Hertle F. & Potts R. (2013) Earliest archaeological evidence of persistent hominin carnivory. Public Library of Science One 8, e62174.

FraserR.A., Bogaard A., Charles M., Styring A.K., Wallace M., Jones G., Ditchfield P. & Heaton T.H.E. (2013) Assessing natural variation and the effects of charring, burial and pre-treatment on the stable carbon and nitrogen isotope values of archaeobotanical cereals and pulses. Journal of Archaeological Science 40, 4754-4766.

Meloro C., Elton S., Louys J., Bishop L. & Ditchfield P. (2013) Cats in the forest: predicting habitat adaptations from humerus morphometry in extant and fossil Felidae (Carnivora). Palaeobiology 39, 323-344.

Shipton C., Clarkson C., Pal J.N., Jones S.C., Roberts R.G., Harris C., Gupta M.C., Ditchfield P.W. & Petraglia M.D. (2013) Generativity, hierarchical action and recursion in the technology of the Acheulean to Middle Palaeolithic transition: A perspective from Patpara, the Son Valley, India. Journal of Human Evolution 65, 93-108.

Tacon P.S.C., Boivin N., Petraglia M., Blinkhorn J., Chivas A., Roberts R.G., Fink D., Higham T., Ditchfield P. Korisettar R. & Zhao J.-X. (2013) Mid-Holocene age obtained for nested diamond pattern petroglyph in the Billasurgam Cave complex, Kurnool District, southern India. Journal of Archaeological Science 40,1787-1796.

Blinkhorn, J., Parker, A.G., Ditchfield, P., Haslam, M. & Petraglia, M., (2012), Uncovering a landscape buried by the super-eruption of Toba, 74,000 years ago: A multi-proxy environmental reconstruction of landscape heterogeneity in the Jurreru Valley, south India, Quaternary International, 258,135-147
Brock, F., Wood, R., Higham, T.F.G., Ditchfield, P., Bayliss, A., and Bronk Ramsey, C., (2012), Reliability of nitrogen content (%N) and carbon:nitrogen atomic ratios (C:N) as indicators of collagen preservation suitable for radiocarbon dating, Radiocarbon , 54 (3-4),879-886
Haslam M., Clarkson C., Roberts R.G., Bora J., Korisettar R., Ditchfield P., Chivas A.R., Harris C., Smith V., Oh A.,
Eksambekar S., Boivin N. & Petraglia M. , (2012), A southern Indian Middle Palaeolithic occupation surface sealed by the 74 ka Toba eruption: Further evidence from Jwalapuram Locality 22, Quaternary International, 258,148-164
Haslam, M., Harris, C., Clarkson, C., Pal, J.N., Shipton, C., Crowther, A., Koshy, J., Bora, J., Ditchfield, P., Prasad Ram, H., Price, K., Dubey, A.K., & Petraglia, M., (2012), Dhaba: an initial report on an Acheulean, Middle Palaeolithic and microlithic locality in the Middle Son Valley, north-central India, Quaternary International,258,191-199
Louys, J., Ditchfield, P., Meloro, C., Elton, S. and Bishop, L.C., (2012), Stable isotopes provide independent
support for the use of mesowear vairables for inferring diets in African antelopes, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 279 (1746),4441-6
Petraglia, M.D., Ditchfield, P., Jones, S., Korisettar, R., & Pal, J.N., (2012), The Toba volcanic super-eruption, environmental change, and hominin occupation history in India over the last 140,000 years, Quarternary International, 258,119-134
Pollard, A.M.; Ditchfield, P.; Piva, E.; Wallis, S.; Falys, C.; and Ford, S., (2012), "Sprouting like Cockle Amongst the Wheat": the St. Brice's Day Massacre and the isotopic analysis of human bones from St, John's College, Oxford.,Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 31,83-102
Roberts P., Weston S., Wild B., Boston C., Ditchfield P., Shortland A.J. & Pollard A.M. , (2012), The men of Nelson's navy: A comparative stable isotope dietary study of late 18th century and early 19th century servicemen from Royal Naval Hospital burial grounds at Plymouth and Gosport, England, American Journal of Physical Anthropology , 148,1-10
Sandberg P., Passey, B., Lee-Thorp, J.A., Sponheimer, M., Ditchfield, P., van Gerven, D., (2012), Intra-tooth stable isotope analysis of human dental tissues: Laser ablation of enamel and serial sections of dentine collagen in permanent first molars and canines, American Journal of Physical Anthropology , 147 (S54),257-257
Louys, J., Meloro, C., Elton, S., Ditchfield, P. and Bishop, .C., (2011), Mammal community structure correlates with arboreal heterogeneity in faunally and geographically diverse habits: implications for community convergence,Global Ecology and Biogeography, 20,717-729
Haslam, M., Roberts, R.G., Shipton, C., Pal, J.N., Fenwick, J., Ditchfield, P., Boivin, N., Dubey, A.K., Gupta, M.C., & Petraglia, M., (2011), Late Acheulean hominins at the Marine Isotope Stage 6/5e transition in north-central India,Quaternary Research, 75: 670-682
Higham, T.F.G., Bronk Ramsey, C., Brock, F., Baker, D. and Ditchfield, P. , (2011), Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry datelist 34, Archaeometry, 53 (5) ,1067-1084
Lane, C.S., Haslam, M., Petraglia, M., Ditchfield, P., Smith, V.C. & Korisettar, R., (2011), Cryptotephra from the 74 kyr BP Toba super-eruption in the Billa Surgam caves, southern India, Quaternary Science Reviews, 30: 1819-1824
Louys, J., C. Meloro, S. Elton, P. Ditchfield and Bishop , L.C., (2011), Mesowear as a means of determining diets in African antelopes, Journal of Archaeological Science, 38 (7),1485-1495
Pollard, A.M., Ditchfield, P., Allen, T., Gibson, M., Boston, C., Clough, S. Marquez-Grant, N.and Nicholson, R.A, (2011), ‘These boots were made for walking’: the isotopic analysis of a C4 Roman inhumation from Gravesend, Kent, UK, American Journal of Physical Anthropology , 146,446-456
Brock, F., Higham, T.F.G., Ditchfield, P. & Bronk Ramsey, C., (2010), Current pretreatment methods for AMS radiocarbon dating at the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit (ORAU), Radiocarbon, 52 (1),103-112
Haslam, M., Clarkson, C., Petraglia, M., Korisettar, R., Jones, S., Shipton, C., Ditchfield, P. & Ambrose, S.H. , (2010), The 74,000 BP Toba super-eruption and southern Indian hominins: archaeology, lithic technology and environments at Jwalapuram Locality 3, Journal of Archaeological Science, 37,3370-3384
Haslam, M., Korisettar, R., Petraglia, M., Smith, T., Shipton, C. & Ditchfield, P., (2010), Foote’s steps: the history, significance and recent archaeological investigation of the Billa Surgam caves in southern India., South Asian Studies, 26,1-19
Louys J., Elton S., Meloro C., Ditchfield P. & Bishop L.C. , (2010), Vegetation heterogeneity as a predictor of large mammal community structure in palaeoecology and conservation, American Journal of Physical Anthropology ,S50,158-158
Ramaroli V., Hamilton J., Ditchfield P., Fazeli H., Aali A., Coningham R.A.E. & Pollard A.M. , (2010), The Chehr Abad "Salt men" and the isotopic ecology of humans in ancient Iran, American Journal of Physical Anthropology ,143,343-354
Blockley, S.P.E., Lane, C.S., Oh, A., Ditchfield, P. et al., (2009), Quaternary abstracts: the human dimension in rapid environmental change, Abstracts from the Quaternary Research Association's annual discussion meeting, January 2009, University of Oxford , ISSN: 1759-0507
Braun D.R., Plummer T., Ferraro J.V., Ditchfield P. & Bishop L.C. , (2009), Raw material quality and Oldowan hominin toolstone preferences: Evidence from Kanjera South, Kenya, Journal of Archaeological Science , 36,1605-1614.
Bronk Ramsey, C., Higham, T.F.G., Brock, F., Baker, D. & Ditchfield, P., (2009), Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry Datelist 33, Archaeometry, 51(2),323-349
Clarkson, C., Petraglia, M., Korisettar, R., Haslam. M., Boivin, N., Crowther, A., Ditchfield, P., Fuller, D., Miracle, P., Harris, C., Connell, K., James, H. & Koshy, J., (2009), The oldest and longest enduring microlithic sequence in India: 35000 years of modern human occupation and change at the Jwalapuram Locality 9 rockshelter, Antiquity,83,326-348
Meloro C., Elton S., Louys J., Ditchfield P. & Bishop L. , (2009), Habitat adaptation as predicted by humerus morphometry in Felidae (Fissipedia, Carnivora): Implications for paleoecological reconstructions, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology , 29,147A
Petraglia, M.D., Clarkson, C., Boivin, N., Haslam, M., Korisettar, R., Chaubey, G., Ditchfield, P., Fuller, D., James, H., Jones, S., Kivisild, T., Koshy, J., Lahr, M.M., Metspalu, M., Roberts, R. & Arnold, L., (2009), Population increase and environmental deterioration correspond with microlithic innovations in South Asia ca. 35,000 years ago,Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106,12261-12266
Petraglia, M.D., Korisettar, R., Bai, M.K., Boivin, N., Janardhana, B., Clarkson, C., Cunningham, K., Ditchfield, P., Fuller, D., Hampson, J., Haslam, M., Jones, S., Koshy, J., Miracle, P., Oppenheimer, C., Roberts, R. & White, K., (2009), Pleistocene and Holocene occupations of the Kurnool District India: Cave and rockshelter records, the Toba super-eruption and forager-farmer interactions, Journal of Eurasian Prehistory, 6(1-2),119-166
Plummer T.W., Ditchfield P.W., Bishop L.C., Kingston J.D., Ferraro J.V., Braun D.R., Hertel F. & Potts R. , (2009), Oldest evidence of toolmaking hominins in a grassland-dominated ecosystem, Public Library of Science One ,4,e7199
Braun D.R., Plummer T., Ditchfield P., Ferraro J.V., Maina D., Bishop L.C. & Potts R. , (2008), Oldowan behavior and raw material transport: Perspectives from the Kanjera Formation, Journal of Archaeological Science,Science35,2329-2345
Owen R.B., Potts R., Behrensmeyer A.K. & Ditchfield P. , (2008), Diatomaceous sediments and environmental change in the Pleistocene Olorgesailie Formation, southern Kenya Rift Valley, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology , 269,17-37
Higham, T.F.G., Bronk Ramsey, C., Brock, F., Baker, D. & Ditchfield, P., (2007), Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS system: Archaeometry Datelist 32, Archaeometry, 49,S1-S60
Nicholas C.J., Pearson P.N., McMillan I.K.D., Ditchfield P.W. & Singano J.M. , (2007), Structural evolution of southern coastal Tanzania since the Jurassic, Journal of African Earth , 48,273-297
Petraglia, M., Korisettar, R., Boivin, N., Clarkson, C., Ditchfield, P., Jones, S., Koshy, J., Mirazón Lahr, M., Oppenheimer, C., Pyle, D., Roberts, R., Schwenninger, J-L., Arnold, L. & White, K., (2007), Middle Palaeolithic assemblages from the Indian subcontinent before and after the Toba super-eruption, Science, 317,114-116
Wang, W. , Potts, R., , Baoyin, Y., Huang, W. , Chenge, H., Edwards, L.R., & Ditchfield, P., (2007), Sequence of mammalian fossils, including hominoid teeth, from the Bubing Basin caves, South China, Journal of Human Evolution, 4,370-379
Wang, W., Potts, R., Baoyin, Y., Huang, W., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L. & Ditchfield, P., (2007), Sequence of mammalian fossils, including hominoid teeth, from the Bubing Basin caves, South China, Journal of Human Evolution, 52,370-379
Bishop, L. C., Plummer, T.W.,Ferraro, J.V., Braun, D., Ditchfield, P.W., Hertel, F., Kingston, J.D., Hicks,J., & Potts, R.P., (2006), Recent research into Oldowan hominin activities at Kanjera South, Western Kenya, African Archaeological Review, 23(1),31-40
Ferguson, J.E. , Fa, D.A., Atkinson, T.C. , Barton, R.N.E., Ditchfield, P., Henderson, G.M. & Finlayson, J.C., (2006), High resolution climate records from stable isotopes and trace metals in mollusc shells from Gibraltar,Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70 (18 suppl 1),A170
Kingston J.D., Ditchfield P.W., Plummer T., Bishop L.C. & Ferraro J. , (2006), Isotopic approaches to paleoecological reconstruction at Olduvai Bed I (Tanzania) and Kanjera (Kenya). , American Journal of Physical Anthropology ,S42,113-114
Jeans, C.V., Wray, D.S., Mitchell, J.G. & Ditchfield,P., (2005), Corellation between the basal part of the Lower Cretaceous Speeton Clay Formation, Yorkshire and the Purbeck Limestone Group, Dorset, Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 55(3),183-197
Bronk Ramsey, C., Ditchfield, P., Humm, M., (2004), Using a Gas ion source for radiocarbon AMS and GC-AMS,Radiocarbon, 46 1,25-32
Potts, R, Behrensmeyer, A. K., Deino, A., Ditchfield, P. Clark, J., (2004), Small Mid-Pleistocene Hominin associated with East African Acheulean technology, Science, 305,75-78
Stewart, D.R.M., Pearson, P.N., Ditchfield, P. W. & Singano, J.M., (2004), Miocene tropical Indian Ocean temperatures: evidence from three exceptionally preserved foraminiferal assemblages in Tanzania, Joournal of African Earth Sciences, 40,173-190
Bishop, L. C., Plummer, T.W., Ferraro, J., Ditchfield, P.W., Hertel, F., Kingston, J.D., Braun, D., Hicks, J. & Potts, R.B., (2003), The paleoenvironmental setting of hominin activities at Kanjera South, western Kenya., American Journal of Physical Anthropology, S36,67
Cheney, H., Higham, T., Ditchfield, P., Barton, N., Stringer, C., Finlayson, C., Rhodes, E., & Ramsey, C.B., (2003), : Proceedings of 18th International Radiocarbon Conference, Wellington, New Zealand
Fernandez-Jalvo, Y., King, T., Andrews, P., Yepiskoposan, L., Saffarian, V., Ditchfield, P., Moloney, N., Nieto-Diaz, M. & Melkonyan, A., (2003), : Proceedings of XVI INQUA Congress, Reno
Frost, S. R., Plummer, T., Bishop, L.C., Ditchfield, P. Ferraro, J. &Hicks, J., (2003), Partial cranium of Cercopithecoides kimeui Leakey, 1982 from Rawi Gully, Southwestern Kenya, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 122,191-199
Frost, S. R., Plummer, T., Bishop, L. C., Ditchfield, P., Ferraro, J. and Hicks, J., (2003), Partial cranium of Cercopithecoides kimeui Leakey, 1982 from Rawi Gully, Southwestern Kenya, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 122,191-199
Pearson P.N., Ditchfield P. & Shackleton N.J, (2002), Palaeoclimatology - Tropical temperatures in greenhouse episodes – Reply, Nature, 419,898
Ditchfield, P., Ferraro, J., Plummer, T., Bishop, L. & Potts, R., (2001), An early secondary grassland with hominid activities at Kanjera South, Kenya, Journal of Human Evolution, 40(3),A7
Pearson, P. N., Ditchfield, P.W., Singano, J., Harcourt-Brown, K.G., . Nicholas, C.J., Olsson, R.K., Shackleton, N.J. & Hall, M.A., (2001), Warm tropical sea surface temperatures in the Late Cretaceous and Eocene epochs, Nature,413(6855),481-487
Plummer T., Ferraro J., Ditchfield P. & Bishop L. , (2001), Current research on Oldowan hominid activities at Kanjera South, Kenya. , American Journal of Physical Anthropology , S32,120
Plummer T., Ferraro J., Ditchfield P., Bishop L. & Potts R. , (2001), Late Pliocene Oldowan excavations at Kanjera South, Kenya. , Antiquity, 75,809-810
Plummer, T., Ferraro, J., Ditchfield, P., Bishop, L. & Potts, R., (2000), Late Pliocene Oldowan excavations at Kanjera South, Kenya, Antiquity, 75,809-810
Ditchfield P., Hicks J., Plummer T., Bishop L.C. & Potts R. , (1999), Current research on the Late Pliocene and Pleistocene deposits north of Homa Mountain, southwestern Kenya. , Journal of Human Evolution , 36,123-150
Ditchfield, P. W., Hicks, J., Plummer, T., Bishop L., & Potts, R., (1999), Current research on the Plio-Pleistocene deposits North of Homa Mountain, Southwestern Kenya, Journal of Human Evolution, 36,123-150
Plummer T., Bishop L., Kingston J., Sikes N., Ditchfield P., Hertel F. & Ferraro J , (1999), Reconstructing Oldowan hominid paleoecology. , Journal of Human Evolution , 36,A18
Plummer T., Bishop L.C., Ditchfield P. & Hicks J. , (1999), Research on late Pliocene Oldowan sites at Kanjera South, Kenya, Journal of Human Evolution , 36,151-170
Plummer, T., Ditchfield, P.W., Bishop, L.C. & Hicks, J., (1999), Research on Late Pliocene Oldowan Sites at Kanjera South, Kenya, Journal of Human Evolution, 36,151-170
Plummer, T., Bishop, L., Kingston, J., Sikes, N., Ditchfield, P., Hertel, F. & Ferraro, J., (1999), Reconstructing Oldowan hominid paleoecology, Journal of Human Evolution, 36,A18
Potts R., Behrensmeyer A.K. & Ditchfield P, (1999), Hominid responses to Pleistocene paleolandscapes, Olorgesailie Formation, Kenya. , Journal of Human Evolution , 36,A18-A19
Potts R., Behrensmeyer A.K. & Ditchfield P. , (1999), Paleolandscape variation and Early Pleistocene hominid activities: Members 1 and 7, Olorgesailie Formation, Kenya. , Journal of Human Evolution , 37,747-788
Potts, R., Behrensmeyer, A.K., & Ditchfield, P., (1999), Paleolandscape Variation in Early Pleistocene Hominid activities: Members 1 and 7, Olorgesailie Formation, Kenya., Journal of Human Evolution, 37,747-788
Potts, R., Behrensmeyer, A.K., & Ditchfield, P., (1999), Paleolandscape variation and Early Pleistocene hominid activities: Members 1 and 7, Olorgesailie Formation, Kenya (vol 37, pg 747, 1999), Journal of Human Evolution,38(2),345-346
Rouchy J.M., Taberner C., Blanc-Valleron M.M., Sprovieri R., Russell M., Pierre C., Di Stefano E., Pueyo J.J., Caruso A., Dinares-Turell J., Gomis-Coll E., Wolff G.A., Cespuglio G., Ditchfield P., Pestrea S., Combourieu-Nebout N., Santisteban C. & Grimalt J.O. , (1998), Sedimentary and diagenetic markers of the restriction in a marine basin: the Lorca Basin (SE Spain) during the Messinian, Sedimentary Geology , 121,23-55
Rouchy, J. M., Taberner, C.,… Ditchfield, P. et al, (1998), Sedimentary and diagenetic markers of the restriction in a marine basin: the Lorca Basin (SE Spain) during the Messinian, Sedimentary Geology, 121,23-56
Ditchfield P.W. , (1997), High northern palaeolatitude Jurassic-Cretaceous palaeotemperature variation: new data from Kong Karls Land, Svalbard, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology , 130,163-175
Plummer T., Ditchfield P., Bishop L. & Hicks J. , (1997), Research on Plio-Pleistocene hominid activities at Kanjera South, Kenya, Journal of Human Evolution , 32,A16
Potts R., Ditchfield P., Hicks J. & Deino A. , (1997), Paleoenvironments of late Miocene and early Pliocene strata of Kanam, western Kenya. American , Journal of Physical Anthropology, S24,188-189
Potts, R., Ditchfield, P., Hicks, J. & Deino, A., (1997), Palaeoenvironments of the late Miocene and early Pliocene strata of Kanam, western Kenya, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Supplement 24,188-189
Hendry J.P., Ditchfield P.W. & Marshall J.D, (1995), Two stage neomorphism of Jurassic aragonitic bivalves: implications for early diagenesis. , Journal of Sedimentary Research , A65,214-224
Kelly S.R.A., Ditchfield P.W., Doubleday P.A. & Marshall J.D. , (1995), An Upper Jurassic methane-seep limestone from the Fossil Bluff Group forearc basin of Alexander Island, Antarctica. , Journal of Sedimentary Research ,A65,274-282

Contributions to Edited Books

Ditchfield P., (2011), Section and Topic Editor: in “The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution (ed. B. Wood)”, pp , Wiley-Blackwell.
Ditchfield P. & Harrison T. , (2011), Sedimentology, lithostratigraphy and depositional history of the Laetoli area. : in “Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context: Geology, Geochronology, Paleoecology and Paleoenvironment, Volume 1 (ed. T. Harrison)”, pp 47-76, Springer: New York.
Ditchfield, P. and Harrison, T., (2011), Sedimentology, Lithostratoigraphy and Depositional History of the Laetoli area: in “Harrison, T. (ed), Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context: Volume 1”, pp 47-76, New York, Springer.
Haslam M., Clarkson C., Petraglia M., Korisettar R., Bora J., Boivin N., Ditchfield P., Jones S. & Mackay A. , (2010), Indian lithic technology prior to the 74,000 BP Toba super-eruption: Searching for an early modern human signature: in “Upper Palaeolithic Revolution in Global Perspective: Essays in Honour of Paul Mellars (eds. C. Boyle, C. Gamble & O. Bar-Yosef, O). ”, pp 73-84, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research: Cambridge.
Braun D.R., Plummer T.W., Ditchfield P.W., Bishop L.C. & Ferraro J.V. , (2009), Oldowan technology and raw material variability at Kanjera South: in “Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Oldowan (eds. E. Hovers & D.R. Braun)”, pp 99-110, Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series.
Plummer T.W., Bishop L.C., Ditchfield P.W., Ferraro J.V., Kingston J.D., Hertel F. & Braun D.R. , (2009), The environmental context of Oldowan hominin activities at Kanjera South, Kenya: in “Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Oldowan (eds. E. Hovers & D.R. Braun)”, pp 149-160, Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series.
Behrensmeyer A.K., Potts R., Deino A. & Ditchfield P.W., (2002), Olorgesailie, Kenya: A million years in the life of a rift basin. : in “Sedimentation in Continental Rifts (eds. R.W. Renaut & G.M. Ashley). ”, pp 97-106.
Ditchfield P.W. , (1999), Diagenesis of the Baynunah, Shuwaihat, and Upper Dam Formation sediments exposed in the Western Region, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: in “Fossil Vertebrates of Arabia (eds. P.J. Whybrow & A. Hill)”, pp 61-74, Yale University Press: New Haven.
Whybrow P.J., Friend P.F., Ditchfield P.W. & Bristow C.S. , (1999), Local Stratigraphy of the Neogene outcrops of the coastal area: Western Region, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: in “Fossil Vertebrates of Arabia (eds. P.J. Whybrow & A. Hill)”, pp 28-37, Yale University Press: New Haven.
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