Tom Higham

Prof Tom Higham

Deputy Director, Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit

Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art
Dyson Perrins Building, South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3QY

Tel: +44 (0)1865 285231

Fax: +44 (0)1865 285220


I am the Deputy Director of the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, and administer the Unit's archaeological dating programmes.

I am secretary to the NERC - AHRC National Radiocarbon Facility advisory panel.

My research interests revolve around archaeological dating using AMS, radiocarbon AMS dating of bone, the chronology of the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic of Europe, reservoir effects in 14C, the application of Bayesian calibration methods to archaeological dating, dating novel sample types and sample pretreatment chemistry.

Research Projects

  • I am an ERC Advanced Investigator with £2.48 million funding for 5 years starting in 2013 to investigate the chronology of the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic of Eurasia.  There are 4 post-doctoral researchers involved in the project.
  • I was the Principal Investigator (PI) on the NERC grant funded project "Dating of the Middle-Upper Palaeolithic transition in western Europe using ultrafiltration" which finished in 2011.
  • I am PI of a Leverhulme Trust-funded project examining the Aurignacian of eastern and western Europe, and the lithic evidence.


Journal Articles & Conference Proceedings


Douka, K., Slon, V., Stringer, C., Potts, R., Hübner, A., Meyer, M., Spoor, F., Pääbo, S. & Higham, T. 2017. Direct radiocarbon dating and DNA analysis of the Darra-i-Kur (Afghanistan) human temporal bone. Journal of Human Evolution 107, 86-93.

Bonneau, A., Pearce, D., Mitchell, P., Staff, R., Arthur, C., Mallen, L.,Brock, F and Higham, T. 2017. The earliest directly dated rock paintings from southern Africa: New AMS radiocarbon dates. Antiquity, 91(356), 322-333.

Bourrillon, R. White, R., Tartar, E., Chiotti, L., Mensan, R., Clark, A. Castel, J.-C., Cretin, C., Higham, T., Morala, A., Ranlett, S., Sisk, M., Devièse, T. and Comeskey, D.J. 2017. A new Aurignacian engraving from Abri Blanchard, France: Implications for understanding Aurignacian graphic expression in Western and Central Europe. Quaternary International, published online February 2017.

Proctor, C., Douka, K., Proctor, J and Higham, T.F.G. 2017. The Age and Context of the KC4 Maxilla, Kent’s Cavern, UK. European Journal of Archaeology 20 (1), 74–97.

Oras, E., Higham, T.F.G., Cramp, L.J.E., Bull, I.D. 2017. Archaeological science and object biography: a Roman bronze lamp from Kavastu bog (Estonia). Antiquity 91 (355), 124-138.

Bourgeon, L., Burke, A. and Higham, T.F.G. 2017. Earliest Human Presence in North America Dated to the Last Glacial Maximum: New Radiocarbon Dates from Bluefish Caves, Canada. PloS One 12 (1), e0169486.

Bazgir, B., Ollé, A., Tumung, L., Becerra-Valdivia, L., Douka, K., Higham, T., … Carbonell, E. 2017. Understanding the emergence of modern humans and the disappearance of Neanderthals: Insights from Kaldar Cave (Khorramabad Valley, Western Iran). Scientific Reports, 7, 43460.


Petrie, C. A., Bates, J., Higham, T., & Singh, R. N. 2016. Feeding ancient cities in South Asia: dating the adoption of rice, millet and tropical pulses in the Indus civilisation. Antiquity, 90 (394), 1489-1504. 

Bonneau, A., Staff, R.A., Higham, T.F.G., Brock, F., Pearce, D.G. and Mitchell, P.J. 2016. Successfully Dating Rock Art in Southern Africa Using Improved Sampling Methods and New Characterization and Pretreatment Protocols. Radiocarbon, 1-19.

Bousman, C.B., Mauldin, R., Zoppi, U., Higham, T.F.G., Scott, L. and Brink, J. 2016. The quest for evidence of domestic stock at Blydefontein Rock Shelter. Southern African Humanities 28, 39-60.

Alejandro Valenzuela, Karis Baker, Ruth F Carden, Jane Evans, Thomas Higham, A Rus Hoelzel, Angela Lamb, Richard Madgwick, Holly Miller, Josep Antoni Alcover, Miguel Ángel Cau, Naomi Sykes. 2016. Both introduced and extinct: The fallow deer of Roman Mallorca. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 9: 168-177.

Isabelle De Groote, Linus Girdland Flink, Rizwaan Abbas, Silvia M Bello, Lucia Burgia, Laura Tabitha Buck, Christopher Dean, Alison Freyne, Thomas Higham, Chris G Jones, Robert Kruszynski, Adrian Lister, Simon A Parfitt, Matthew M Skinner, Karolyn Shindler, Chris B Stringer. 2016. New genetic and morphological evidence suggests a single hoaxer created ‘Piltdown man’. Royal Society Open Science 3(8): 160328.

Marcus, E.S., Dee, M.W., Ramsey, C.B., Higham, T.F.G. and Shortland, A. 2016. Radiocarbon verification of the earliest astro-chronological datum. Radiocarbon, 2016/1: 1.5. 

Hopkins, R., Snoeck, C and Higham, T.F.G. 2016. When dental enamel is put to the acid test: pretreatment effects and radiocarbon dating. Radiocarbon 2016/1: 1-12.

Sykes, N., Ayton, G., Bowen, F., Baker, K., Baker, P., Carden, R.F, Dicken, C., Evans, J., Rus Hoelzl, A., Higham, T.F.G., Jones, R., Lamb, A., Liddiard, R., Madgwick, R., Miller, H., Rainsford, C., Sawyer, P., Thomas. R., Ward. C and Worley, F. 2016. Wild to domestic and back again: the dynamics of fallow deer management in medieval England (c. 11th-16th century AD). STAR: Science & Technology of Archaeological Research, DOI: 10.1080/20548923.2016.1208027

Pleurdeau, D., Moncel, M-H., Pinhasi, R., Yeshurun, R., Higham, T.F.G., Agapishvili, T., Bokeria, M., Muskhelishvili, A., Le Bourdonnec, F-X., Nomade, S., Poupeau, G., Bocherens, H., Frouin, M., Genty, D., Pierre, M., Pons-Branchu, E., Lordkipanidze, D. and Tushabramishvili, N. 2016. Bondi Cave and the Middle-Upper Palaeolithic transition in western Georgia (south Caucasus). Quaternary Science Reviews 146: 77-98.

Wood, R., Bernaldo de Quirós, F., Maíllo-Fernández, J-M., Tejero, J-M., Neira, A. and Higham, T.F.G. 2016. El Castillo (Cantabria, northern Iberia) and the Transitional Aurignacian: Using radiocarbon dating to assess site taphonomy, Quaternary International, Available online 1 April 2016, ISSN 1040-6182,

Brown, S., Higham, T., Slon, V., Pääbo, S., Meyer, M., Douka, K., Brock, F., Comeskey, D., Procopio, N., Shunkov, M., Derevianko, A.  & Buckley, M. 2016. Identification of a new hominin bone from Denisova Cave, Siberia using collagen fingerprinting and mitochondrial DNA analysis. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 23559 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep23559.

Palkopoulou, E., Baca, M., Abramson, N.I., Sablin, M., Socha, P., Nadachowski, A., Prost, S., Germonpre, M., Kosintsev, P., Smirnov, N.G., Vartanyan, S., Ponomarev, D., Nystrom, J., Nikolskiy, P., Jass, C.N., Litvinov, Y.N., Kalthoff, D.C., Grigoriev, S., Fadeeva, T., Douka, K., Higham, T.F.G., Ersmark, E., Pitulko, V., Pavlova, E., Stewart, J.R., Wezglenski, P., Stankovic A. and Dalen, L. 2016. Synchronous genetic turnovers across Western Eurasia in Late Pleistocene collared lemmings. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.13214.


Reynolds, N., Lisitsyn, S.N., Sablin, M.V., Barton, N. and Higham, T.F.G. 2015. Chronology of the European Russian Gravettian: New radiocarbon dating results and interpretation. Quartär 62: 121-132.

K Douka, TFG Higham, CA Bergman. 2015. Statistical and archaeological errors invalidate the proposed chronology for the site of Ksar Akil. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112 (51), E7034-E7034.

Jones, E., Gloria Gonzalez-Fortes, Sarah Connell, Veronika Siska, Anders Eriksson, Rui Martiniano, Russell L McLaughlin, Marcos Gallego Llorente, Lara M Cassidy, Cristina Gamba, Tengiz Meshveliani, Ofer Bar-Yosef, Werner Müller, Anna Belfer-Cohen, Zinovi Matskevich, Nino Jakeli, Thomas FG Higham, Mathias Currat, David Lordkipanidze, Michael Hofreiter, Andrea Manica, Ron Pinhasi, Daniel G Bradley. 2015. Upper Palaeolithic genomes reveal deep roots of modern Eurasians. Nature Communications 6.

Gallego Llorente, M., ER Jones, A Eriksson, V Siska, KW Arthur, JW Arthur, MC Curtis, JT Stock, M Coltorti, P Pieruccini, S Stretton, F Brock, T Higham, Y Park, M Hofreiter, DG Bradley, J Bhak, R Pinhasi, A Manica. 2015. Ancient Ethiopian genome reveals extensive Eurasian admixture throughout the African continent. Science 350 (6262), 820-822

Howell, A,  Jackson, J., England, P., Higham, T., Synolakis, C. 2015. Late Holocene uplift of Rhodes, Greece: evidence for a large tsunamigenic earthquake and the implications for the tectonics of the eastern Hellenic Trench System. Geophysical Journal International 203 (1), 459-474.

Higham, CFW., Douka, K., Higham, TFG. 2015. A New Chronology for the Bronze Age of Northeastern Thailand and Its Implications for Southeast Asian Prehistory. PloS One 10 (9), e0137542

Bonsall, C., Macklin, MG., Boroneanţ, A., Pickard, C., Bartosiewicz, L., Cook, GT., Higham, TFG. 2015. Holocene climate change and prehistoric settlement in the lower Danube valley. Quaternary International 378: 14-21.

Bonsall, C., Cook, G., Pickard, C., McSweeney, K., Sayle, K., Bartosiewicz, L., Radovanović, I., Higham, T., Soficaru, A., Boroneanţ, A. 2015. Food for thought: re-assessing Mesolithic diets in the Iron Gates. Radiocarbon 57 (4), 1-11

Moncel, M-H, Pleurdeau, D., Ron Pinhasi, Reuven Yeshurun, Tamar Agapishvili, Tony Chevalier, F-X LeBourdonnec, Gérard Poupeau, Sébastien Nomade, Richard Jennings, Tom Higham, Nickolas Tushubramishvili, David Lordkipanidze. 2015. The Middle Palaeolithic record of Georgia: a synthesis of the technological, economic and paleoanthropological aspects. Anthropologie 53 (1-2), 93

RJ Schulting, SM Bello, B Chandler, TFG Higham. 2015. A Cut‐marked and Fractured Mesolithic Human Bone from Kent's Cavern, Devon, UK. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 25 (1), 31-44.

Allentoft, M.E., Sikora, M, Sjogren, K-G, Rasmussen, S., Rasmussen, M., Stenderup, J., Damgaard, P.B., Schroeder, H., Ahlstrom, T., Vinner, L., Malaspinas, A-S, Margaryan, A., Higham, T., Chivall, D., Lynnerup, N., Harvig, L., Baron. J., Della Casa, P., Dabrowski, P., Duffy. P.R., Ebel, A.V., Epimakhov, A., Frei, K., Furmanek. M., Gralak, T., Gromov, A., Gronkiewicz, S., Grupe, G., Hajdu, T., Jarysz, R., Khartanovich, V., Khokhlov, A., Kiss, V., Kolar, J., Kriiska, A., Lasak, I., Longhi, C., McGlynn, C., Merkevicius, A., Merkyte, I., Metspalu, M., Mkrtchyan, R., Moiseyev, V., Paja, L., Palfi, G., Pokutta, D., Pospieszny, L., Price, T.D., Saag, L., Sablin, M., Shishlina, N., Smrcka, V., Soenov, V.I., Szeverenyi, V., Toth, G., Trifanova, S.V., Varul, L., Vicze, M., Yepiskoposyan, L., Zhitenev, V., Orlando, V., Sicheritz-Ponten, T., Brunak, S., Nielsen, R., Kristiansen, K., Willerslev, K. 2015. Population genomics of Bronze Age Eurasia. Nature 522 (7555): 167-172.
Straus, L.G., Gonzalez-Morales, M.R., Higham, T., Richards, M. and Talamo, S. 2015. Radiocarbon dating the Late Upper Palaeolithic of Cantabrian Spain: El Miron cave date list IV. Radiocarbon 57(1) 183-188.
Panagiotakopulu, E., Higham, T.F.G., Buckland, P.C., Tripp, J.A. and Hedges, R.E.M. 2015. AMS dating of insect chitin–A discussion of new dates, problems and potential. Quaternary Geochronology 27, 22-32.
Bonsall, C.,Vasić, R., Boroneanț, A., Roksandic, M., Soficaru, A., McSweeney, K., Evatt, A., Aguraiuja, Ü., Pickard, C., Dimitrijević, V., Higham, T., Hamilton, D., and Cook, G. 2015. New AMS 14C dates for human remains from Stone Age sites in the Iron Gates reach of the Danube, southeast Europe. Radiocarbon, 57(1), pp. 33-46


Bonsall, C., Macklin, M.G., Boroneanţ, A., Pickard, C., Bartosiewicz, L., Cook, G.T. and Higham, T.F.G. 2014. Holocene climate change and prehistoric settlement in the lower Danube valley. Quaternary International doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2014.09.031
Drucker, D.G., Vercoutère, C., Chiotti, L., Nespoulet, R., Crépin, L., Conard, N.J., Münzel, S.C., Higham, T., van der Plicht, J., Lázničková-Galetová, M., Bocherens, H. 2014. Tracking possible decline of woolly mammoth during the Gravettian in Dordogne (France) and the Ach Valley (Germany) using multi-isotope tracking 13C, 14C, 15N, 34S,18O. Quaternary International doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2014.11.028
Gamba, C, Jones, ER, Teasdale, MD, McLaughlin, RL, Gonzalez-Fortes, G, Mattiangeli, V, Domboróczki, L, Kővári, I, Pap, I, Anders, A, Whittle, A, Dani, J, Raczky, P, Higham, TFG, Hofreiter, M, Bradley, DG, Pinhasi, R. 2014. Genome flux and stasis in a five millennium transect of European prehistory. Nature Communications 2014 Oct 21; 5:5257.
Higham, C.F.W., Higham, T.F.G and Douka, K. 2014. The chronology and status of Non Nok Tha, northeast Thailand. Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology 34 (2014): 61-75.
Manning, S.W., Hoflmayer, F., Moeller, N., Dee, M.W., Bronk Ramsey, C., Fleitmann, D., Higham, T., Kutschera, W., Wild, E.M. 2014. Dating the Thera (Santorini) eruption: archaeological and scientific evidence supporting a high chronology. Antiquity 88: 342, 1164-1179.
Moreau, L., Odar, B., Higham, T., Horvat, A., Pirkmajer, D. and Turk, P. 2014. Reassessing the Aurignacian of Slovenia: Techno-economic behaviour and direct dating of osseous projectile points. Journal of Human Evolution 78: 158–180.
Pinhasi R, Meshveliani T, Matskevich Z, Bar-Oz G, Weissbrod L, Miller CE, Wilkinson K, Lordkipanidze D, Jakeli N, Kvavadze E, Higham TF, Belfer-Cohen A. Satsurblia: New Insights of Human Response and Survival across the Last Glacial Maximum in the Southern Caucasus. PLoS One. 2014 Oct 29;9(10):e111271.
Malaspinas AS, Lao O, Schroeder H, Rasmussen M, Raghavan M, Moltke I, Campos PF, Sagredo FS, Rasmussen S, Gonçalves VF, Albrechtsen A, Allentoft ME, Johnson PL, Li M, Reis S, Bernardo DV, DeGiorgio M, Duggan AT, Bastos M, Wang Y, Stenderup J, Moreno-Mayar JV, Brunak S, Sicheritz-Ponten T, Hodges E, Hannon GJ, Orlando L, Price TD, Jensen JD, Nielsen R, Heinemeier J, Olsen J, Rodrigues-Carvalho C, Lahr MM, Neves WA, Kayser M, Higham T, Stoneking M, Pena SD, Willerslev E. 2014. Two ancient human genomes reveal Polynesian ancestry among the indigenous Botocudos of Brazil. Current Biology 2014 Oct 23;24(21):R1035-R1037.
Bronk Ramsey, C., Higham, T. F. G., Brock, F., Baker, D., Ditchfield, P. and Staff, R. A. 2014. Radiocarbon Dates from the Oxford AMS System: Archaeometry Datelist 35 Archaeometry: 10 NOV 2014 | DOI: 10.1111/arcm.12134
Wardle, K., Higham, T.F.G. and Kromer, B. 2014. Dating the end of the Greek Bronze Age: A robust radiocarbon-based chronology from Assiros toumba. PLoS ONE 9(9): e106672. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0106672
Douka, K., Higham, TFG., Wood, R., Boscato, P., Gambassini, P., Karkanas, P. Peresani, M. and Ronchitelli, A. 2014. On the chronology of the Uluzzian, (2014), On the chronology of the Uluzzian, Journal of Human Evolution, 68,1-13
Higham, T.F.G., Douka, K., Wood, R., Bronk Ramsey, C., Brock, F., Basell, L., Camps, M., Arrizabalaga, A., Baena, J., Barroso-Ruíz, C., Bergman, C., Boitard, C., Boscato, P., Caparrós, M., Conard, N.J., Draily, C., Froment, A., Galván, B., Gambassini, P., Garcia-Moreno, A., Grimaldi, S., Haesaerts, P., Holt, B., Iriarte-Chiapusso, M-J., Jelinek, A., Jordá Pardo, J.F., Maíllo-Fernández, J-M., Marom, A., Maroto, J., Menéndez, M., Metz, L., Morin,, (2014), The timing and spatio-temporal patterning of Neanderthal disappearance, Nature, 512,306–309
Jones, J., Higham, T.F.G., Oldfield, R., O’Connor, T.P. and Buckley, S.A., (2014), Evidence for Prehistoric Origins of Egyptian Mummification in Late Neolithic Burials, PlosONE, 10.1371
Moncel, M-H., Pleurdeau, D., Tushubramishvili, N., Yeshurun, R., Agapishvili, T., Pinhasi, R. and Higham, T.F.G. , (2014), Preliminary results from the new excavations of the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic levels at Ortvale Klde-north chamber (South Caucasus Georgia)., Quaternary International , 316,3-13
Wood, R.E., Arrizabalaga, A., Camps, M., Fallon, S., Iriarte-Chiapusso, M.-J., Jones, R.., Maroto, J., de la Rasilla, M., Santamaría, D., Soler, J., Soler, N., Villaluenga, A. and Higham, T.F.G., (2014), The chronology of the earliest Upper Palaeolithic in northern Iberia: New insights from L'Arbreda, Labeko Koba and La Viña., Journal of Human Evolution,
Qiaomei Fu, Heng Li, Moorjani, P., Jay, F., Slepchenko, S.M., Bondarev, A.A., Johnson, P.L.F., Petri, A.A., Prüfer, K., de Filippo, C., Meyer, M., Zwyns, N., Salazar-Garcia, D.C., Kuzmin, Y.V., Keates, S.G., Kosintsev, P.A., Razhev, D.I., Richards, M.P., Peristov, N.V., Lachmann, M., Douka, K., Higham, T.F.G., Slatkin, M., Hublin, J-J., Reich, D., Kelso, J., Viola, T.B. and Pääbo, S. 2014. The genome sequence of a 45,000-year-old modern human from western Siberia. Nature 514: 445–449.


Craig, O.E., Bondioli, L., Fattore, L., Higham, T.F.G and Hedges, R.E.M., (2013), Evaluating marine diets through radiocarbon dating and stable isotope analysis of victims of the AD79 eruption of Vesuvius, American Journal of Physical Anthropology , 152 (3),345-352

Douka, K., Bergman, C.A., Hedges, R.E.M., Wesselingh, F.P., Higham, T.F.G, (2013), Chronology of Ksar Akil (Lebanon) and implications for the colonization of Europe by anatomically modern human, PLoS ONE, 8(9) Sept 2013

Brock, F., Geoghegan, V., Thomas, B., Jurkshat, K and Higham, T.F.G., (2013), Analysis of bone “collagen” extraction products for radiocarbon dating, Radiocarbon , 55, 2-3 ,445-463

Brock, F., Higham, T. Bronk Ramsey, C., (2013), Comments on the use of Ezee-filters and ultrafilters at ORAU,Radiocarbon, 55 (1),211-212

Drewes, A.J., Higham, T.F.G., Macdonald, M.C.A. and Bronk Ramsey. C. , (2013), Some absolute dates for the development of the Ancient South Arabian minuscule script. , Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy , 24 (2),196-207

Facorellis, Y., Karkanas, P., Higham, T.F.G., Brock, F., Ntinou, M. and Kyparissi-Apostolika, N., (2013), Interpreting Radiocarbon Dates from the Paleolithic Layers of Theopetra Cave in Thessaly, Greece., Radiocarbon, 55, 2-3: ,1432-42

Fordyce SL, Avila-Arcos MC, Rasmussen M, Cappellini E, Romero-Navarro JA, Wales N, Alquezar-Planas DE, Penfield S, Brown TA, Vielle-Calzada J-P, Montiel R, Jorgensen T, Odegaard N, Jacobs M, Arriaza B, Higham TFG, Ramsey CB, Willerslev E, Gilbert MTP , (2013), Deep Sequencing of RNA from ancient maize kernels., PloS One , 8: e50961

Marom, A., McCullagh, J.S.O., Higham, T.F.G. and Hedges, R.E.M. , (2013), Hydroxyproline dating: experiments on the 14C analysis of contaminated and low-collagen bones. , Radiocarbon , 55, 2-3:,698-708

Meiri, M., Lister, A.M., Higham, T.F.G., Stewart, J.R., Straus, L.G., Obermaier, H., Gonzalez Morales, M.R., Marin-Arroyo, A-B. and Barnes, I, (2013), Late-glacial recolonization and phylogeography of European red deer (Cervus elaphus L., Molecular Ecology, ,Early View doi: 10.1111/mec.12420.

Panagiotakopulu, E., Higham, T. Sarpaki, S., Buckland, C., Doumas, C., (2013), Ancient pests, the season of the Santorini Minoan volcanic eruption and a date from insect chitin., Naturwissenschaften, 100,683-689

Tacon, P.S.C., Boivin, N., Petraglia, M., Blinkhorn, J., Chivas, A., Roberts, R.G., Fink, D., Higham, T., Ditchfield, P., Korisettar, R. and 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

Wood, R.E., Cecilio Barroso-Ruíz, Miguel Caparrós, Jesús F. Jordá Pardo, Bertila Galván Santos, Higham, T.F.G., (2013), Radiocarbon dating casts doubt on the late chronology of the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in southern Iberia., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America Published online before print February 4, ,doi: 10.1073/pnas.1207656110 PNAS February 4, 2013 201207656.

Wood, R.E., Higham, T.F.G, de Torres, T., Tisnérat-Laborde, N., Valladas, H., Ortiz, J.E., Lalueza-Fox, C., Sánchez-Moral, S., Cañaveras, J.C., Rosas, A., Santamaría, D. and de la Rasilla, M, (2013), A new date for the Neanderthals of El Sidrón Cave (Asturias, Northern Spain), Archaeometry, 55 (1),148-158

Wysocki, M., Griffiths, S., Hedges, R.E.M., Bayliss, A., Higham, T.F.G., Fernandez-Jalvo, Y. and Whittle, A., (2013), Dates, Diet, and Dismemberment: Evidence from the Coldrum Megalithic Monument, Kent., Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, 79, 2013,1-30


Aubry, T., Dimuccio, L.A., Almeid, M., Buylaert, J-P., Fontana, L., Higham, T.F.G., Liard, M., Murra, A.S., Neves, M.J, Peyrouse, J-B. and Walter , B., (2012), Stratigraphic and technological evidence from the Middle Palaeolithic Châtelperronian-Aurignacian record at the Bordes-Fitte rockshelter (Roches d’Abilly site, Central France), Journal of Human Evolution, 62,116-137

Bonsall, C, Boronean, A., Soficaru, A., McSweeney, K., Higham, T., Miritoiu, N, Pickard, C and Cook, G., (2012), Interrelationship of age and diet in Romania’s oldest human burial, Naturwissenschaften, 99 (4),321-325

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

Camps, M. & Higham, T., (2012), Chronology of the Middle and Upper Palaeolithic transition at Abric Romani, Catalunya, Journal of Human Evolution, 62,89-103

Camps. M and Higham, T.F.G., (2012), New AMS dates for Abric Romani’s earliest Aurignacian, Journal of Human Evolution, 62 ,89-103

Dee, M.W., Rowland, J.M., Higham, T.F.G., Shortland, A., Brock, F., Harris, S.A. and Bronk Ramsey, C., (2012), Synchronising radiocarbon dating and the Egyptian historical chronology by improved sample selection, Antiquity,86 (333),868-883

Douka, K., Grimaldi, S., Boschian, G., del Lucchese, A., Higham, T.F.G, (2012), A new chronostratigraphic framework for the Upper Palaeolithic of Riparo Mochi (Italy), Journal of Human Evolution, 62,286-299

D’Errico, F., Blackwell, L., Villa, P., Degano, I., Luceiko, J., Bamford, M., Higham, T., Colombini, M.P. and Beaumont, P., (2012), Early Evidence of San material culture represented by Organic Artifacts from Border Cave, South Africa,PNAS, 109 (33),13214-13219

Higham, T.F.G., Basell, L., Jacobi, R.M, Wood, R., Bronk Ramsey, C. and Conard, N.J. , (2012), Testing models for the beginnings of the Aurignacian and the advent of figurative art and music: The radiocarbon chronology of Geißenklösterle, Journal of Human Evolution, 62 (6),664-676

Marom, A., McCullagh, J., Higham, T., Sinitsyn, A. and Hedges, R, (2012), Single amino acid radiocarbon dating of Upper Palaeolithic modern humans, PNAS, Early edition,doi:10.1073/pnas.1116328109

Meiklejohn, C., Schulting, R., Musgrave, J, Babb, J., Higham, T., Richards, D and Mullan, G, (2012), The Aveline’s Hole 9 cranium: A partial solution to a long standing enigma. , Proceedings of the University of Bristol Speleaological Society , 25 (3),275-94

Ostapkowicz, J., Ramsey, C.B., Brock, F., Higham, T., Wiedenhoeft, A.C., Ribechini, E., Lucejko, J.J., Wilson, S., (2012), Chronologies in wood and resin: AMS 14C dating of pre-Hispanic Caribbean wood sculpture, Journal of Archaeological Science, 39,2238e2251

Villa, P., Soriano, S.,Tsanova, T., Degano, I., Higham, T., d'Errico, F., Backwell, L., Lucejko, J.J., Colombini, M.P. and Beaumont, P.B, (2012), Border Cave and the beginning of the Later Stone Age in South Africa., PNAS, 109 (33), 13208-13213

White, R., Mensan, R., Bourrillon, R., Cretin, C., Higham, T., Clark, A., Sisk, M., Tartar, E., Gardère, P., Goldberg, P., Pelegrin, J., Valladas, H., Tisnerat-Laborde, N., de Sanoit, J., Chambellan, D and Chiotti, L, (2012), Context and dating of Aurignacian vulvar representations from Abri Castanet, France. , PNAS, Early edition,doi:10.1073/pnas.1119663109

Wood, R.E., Douka, K., Boscato, P., Haesaerts, P., Sinitsyn, A and Higham, T.F.G. , (2012), Testing the ABOx-SC method: dating known age charcoals associated with the Campanian Ignimbrite, Quaternary Geochronology ,9,16-26


Higham, C.F.W., Higham, T.F.G. and Kijngam, A., (2011), Cutting a Gordian Knot. The Bronze Age of Southeast Asia: origins, timing and impact, Antiquity, 85,583–598

Bonneau, A., Brock, F., Higham, T., Pearce, D.G., Pollard, A.M., (2011), An improved pretreatment protocol for radiocarbon dating black pigments in San rock art, Radiocarbon, 53 (3),419-428

Higham, C., Higham, T., Ciarla, R., Douka, K., Kijngam, A., Rispoli, F., (2011), The Origins of the Bronze Age of Southeast Asia, Journal of World Prehistory  , 24 (4),227-274

Higham, T., (2011), European Middle and Upper Palaeolithic radiocarbon dates are often older than they look: problems with previous dates and some remedies, Antiquity, 85,235--249

Higham, T.F.G., Brock, F., Bronk Ramsey, C., Davies, W., Wood, R. and Basell, L, (2011), Chronology of the site of Grotte du Renne, Arcy-sur-Cure, France: implications for Neanderthal symbolic behaviour, Before Farming ,2011/12

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

Higham, T.F.G., Compton, T., Stringer, C., Jacobi, R., Shapiro, B., Trinkaus, E., Chandler, B., Gröning, F., Collins, C., Hillson, S., O’Higgins, P., FitzGerald, C. & Fagan, M., (2011), The earliest evidence for anatomically modern humans in northwestern Europe., Nature, 479 (7374),521-4

Higham, T.F.G., Jacobi, R.M., Basell, L., Bronk Ramsey, C., Chiotti, L. and Nespoulet, R. , (2011), Precision dating of the Palaeolithic: A new radiocarbon chronology for the Abri Pataud (France), a key Aurignacian sequence, Journal of Human Evolution, 61(5),549-563

Manning, K., Pelling, R., Higham, T.F.G., Schwenninger, J-L. and Fuller, D.Q., (2011), 4500-year old Domesticated Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum) from the Tilemsi Valley, Mali: new insights into an alternative cereal domestication pathway in Africa, Journal of Archaeological Science , 38,312-322

Ostapkowicz,.J., Wiedenhoeft, A., Bronk Ramsey, C., Ribechini, E., Wilson ,S., Brock, F., Higham, T. , (2011), ‘Treasures of black wood, brilliantly polished’: five examples of Taíno sculpture from the tenth-sixteenth century Caribbean, Antiquity, 85,942-959

Ovodov, N.D, Crockford, S.J, Kuzmin, Y.V, Higham, T.F.G, Hodgins, G.W.L. and van der Plicht, J. , (2011), A 33,000-Year-Old Incipient Dog from the Altai Mountains of Siberia: Evidence of the Earliest Domestication Disrupted by the Last Glacial Maximum, PLoS ONE , 6 (7): e22821,doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022821

Pinhasi, R., Higham, T.F.G., Golovanova, L., & Doronichev, V.  , (2011), Revised age of late Neanderthal occupation and the end of the Middle Paleolithic in the northern Caucasus, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Early View,doi:10.1073/pnas.1018938108

Sykes, N.J, Baker, K.H., Carden, R.F., Higham, T.F.G., Hoelzel, A.R. and Stevens, R.E..  , (2011), New evidence for the establishment and management of the European fallow deer (Dama dama dama) in Roman Britain, Journal of Archaeological Science, 38(1),156-165


Akimova, E., Higham, T.F.G, Stasyuk, I.V., Buzhilova, A., Dobrovolskaya, M. and Mednikova, M., (2010), A new direct radiocarbon AMS date for an Upper Palaeolithic human bone from Siberia , Archaeometry, 52 (6),1122–1130

Ascough, P. L., Bird, M. I., Meredith, W., Wood, R.E., Snape, C. E., Brock, F., Higham, T.F.G., Large, D.J and Apperley, D.C, (2010), Hydropyrolysis: Implications for radiocarbon pretreatment and characterization of black carbon, Radiocarbon, 52 (2-3),1336-1350

Barfield, L., Manning, S., Valzogler, E and Higham, T.F.G, (2010), A wiggle-matched date for the Copper Age cemetery at Manerba Del Garda, northern Italy, Radiocarbon, 52 (2-3),984–1001

Ben-Yosef, E., Levy, T.E., Higham, T.F.G., Najjar, M. & Tauxe, L., (2010), The beginning of Iron Age copper production in the southern Levant: new evidence from Khirbat al-Jariya, Faynan, Jordan, Antiquity , 84 ,724–746

Bird, M.I., Charville-Mort, P.D.J., Ascough, P.L., Wood, R., Higham, T., Apperley, D., Assessment of oxygen plasma ashing as a pre-treatment for radiocarbon dating, (2010), Assessment of oxygen plasma ashing as a pre-treatment for radiocarbon dating, Quaternary Geochronology, 5,435-442

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

Brock, F., Higham, T. & Bronk Ramsey, C., (2010), Pre-screening techniques for identification of samples suitable for radiocarbon dating of poorly preserved bones, Journal of Archaeological Science, 37,855-865

Bronk Ramsey, C., Dee, M., Rowland, J., Higham, T., Harris, S., Brock, F., Quiles, A., Wild, E., Marcus, E. & Shortland, A., (2010), Radiocarbon-Based Chronology for Dynastic Egypt, Science, 328,1554-1557

Crevecoeur, I., Bayle, P., Rogier, H., Maureille, B., Higham, T., van der Plicht, J., de Clearck, N. and Semal, P, (2010), The Spy VI Child: A newly discovered Neandertal infant, Journal of Human evolution, 59,641-656

Dee, M.W., Brock, F., Harris, S.A., Bronk Ramsey, C., Shortland, A.J., Higham, T.F.G. & Rowland, J.M., (2010), Investigating the likelihood of a reservoir offset in the radiocarbon record for ancient Egypt, Journal of Archaeological Science, 37,687-693

Douka, K., Hedges, R.E.M. and Higham, T.F.G, (2010), Improved AMS 14C dating of shell carbonates using high-precision X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) and a novel density separation protocol (CarDS). , Radiocarbon, 52 (2-3),735-751

Douka, K., Higham, T. & Sinitsyn, A., (2010), The influence of pretreatment chemistry on the radiocarbon dating of Campanian Ignimbrite-aged charcoal from Kostenki 14 (Russia), Quaternary Research, 73,583-587

Douka, K., Higham, T.F.G., Hedges R.E.M. , (2010), Radiocarbon dating of shell carbonates: old problems and new solutions, Munibe.Suplemento, 31,18-27

Higham, T., Jacobi, R., Julien, M., David, F., Basell, L., Wood, R., Davies, W., Bronk Ramsey, C., , (2010), Chronology of the Grotte du Renne (France) and implications for the context of ornaments and human remains within the Chatelperronian, PNAS, published on Early View (18th October 2010),

Higham, T.F.G., Warren, R., Belinski, A, Harke, H. and Wood, R. , (2010), Radiocarbon dating, stable isotope analysis, and diet-derived offsets in 14C ages from the Klin Yar site, Russian north Caucasus, Radiocarbon, 52 (2-3),653-670

Hollund, H.I., Higham, T., Belinskij, A. and Korenevskij, S.,, (2010), Investigation of palaeodiet in the North Caucasus (South Russia) Bronze Age using stable isotope analysis and AMS dating of human and animal bones,Journal of Archaeological Science, 37,2971-2983

Jacobi, R.M., Higham, T.F.G., Haesaerts, P., Jadin, J. & Basell, L.S., (2010), Radiocarbon chronology for the Early Gravettian of nothern Europe: new AMS determinations for Maisières-Canal, belgium, Antiquity, 84,26-40

Levy, T.E., Najjar, M and Higham, T.F.G., (2010), Ancient texts and archaeology revisited - radiocarbon and Biblical dating in the southern Levant, Antiquity , 84 ,834–847

Pinhasi, R., Gasparian, B., Areshian, G., Zardaryan, D., Smith, A., Bar-Oz, G. &Higham., T., (2010), First Direct Evidence of Chalcolithic Footwear from the Near Eastern Highlands, PLoS ONE, 5(6),1-5

Rasmussen M., Li, Y., Lindgren, S. ...., Higham, T.F.G, Bronk Ramsey, C. , (2010), Ancient human genome sequence of an extinct Palaeo-Eskimo, Nature, 463,757-762

Russo, C.M, Tripp, J.A., Douka, K. and Higham T.F.G., (2010), A new radiocarbon pretreatment method for molluscan shell using density fractionation of carbonates in bromoform, Radiocarbon, 52 (2-3),1301-1311

Shaw, B., Jackson, J.A., Higham, T.F.G., England, P.C. and Thomas. A.L., (2010), Radiometric dates of uplifted marine fauna in Greece: implications for the interpretation of recent earthquake and tectonic histories using lithophagid dates, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 297 (3-4),395-404

Stevens, R.E, Jacobi, R.M & Higham, T.F.G., (2010), Reassessing the diet of Upper Palaeolithic humans from Gough's Cave and Sun Hole, Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, UK, Journal of Archaeological Science, 37,52-61

Wood, R.E., Bronk Ramsey, C. and Higham, T.F.G. , (2010), Refining background corrections for radiocarbon dating of bone collagen at ORAU, Radiocarbon, 52 (2-3),600-611

Zilhão, J., Angelucci, D.E., Badal-García, E., d'Errico, F., Daniel, F., Dayet, L., Douka, K., Higham, T.F.G., Martínez-Sánchez, M.J., Montes-Bernárdez, R., Murcia-Mascarós, S., Pérez-Sirvent, C., Roldán-García, C., Vanhaeren, M., Villaverde, V., Wood, R. & Zapata, L., (2010), Symbolic use of marine shells and mineral pigments by Iberian Neandertals, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, ,PNAS Early Edition


Ascough, P.L., Bird, M.I., Brock, F., Higham, T.F.G., Meredith, W., Snape, C.E. & Vane, C.H., (2009), Hydropyrolysis as a new tool for radiocarbon pre-treatment and the quantification of black carbon, Quaternary Geochronology,4(2),140-147

Barnett, R., Shapiro, B., Barnes, I., Ho, S.Y.W., Burger, J., Yamaguchi, N., Higham, T.F.G., Wheeler, H.T., Rosendahl, W., Sher, A.V., Sotnikova, M., Kuznetsova, T., Baryshnikov, G.F., Martin, L.D., Harington, C,R., Burns & .A. Cooper, A.L., (2009), Phylogeography of lions (Panthera leo ssp.) reveals three distinct taxa and a late Pleistocene reduction in genetic diversity, Molecular Ecology, 18(8),1668-1677

Bianucci, R., Mattutino, G., Lallo, R. Charlier, R., Jouin-Spriet, H., Peluso, A., Higham, T., Torre, C. & Rabino Massa, E., (2009), Immunological evidence of Plasmodium falciparum infection in an Egyptian child mummy from the Early Dynastic Period, Journal of Archaeological Science, 35,1880-1885

Brock, F. & Higham, T.F.G., (2009), AMS Radiocarbon dating of Paleolithic-aged charcoal from Europe and the Mediterranean Rim using ABOx-SC, Radiocarbon, 51(2),839-846

Broglio, A., de Stefani, M., Gurioli, F, Pallecchi, P., Giachi, G., Higham, T. & Brock, F., (2009), L'art aurignacien dans la décoration de la Grotte de Fumane, L'anthropologie, 113,753-761

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

Dee, M.W., Bronk Ramsey, C., Shortland, A.J., Higham, T.F.G. & Rowland, J.M., (2009), Reanalysis of the chronological discrepancies obtained by the Old and Middle Kingdom Monuments Project, Radiocarbon, 51,1061-1070

Higham, C. & Higham, T., (2009), A new chronological framework for prehistoric Southeast Asia, based on a Bayesian model from Ban Non Wat, Antiquity, 83,125-144

Higham, T.F.G, Barton, H., Turney, C.M.T., Barker, G., Bronk Ramsey,C., & Brock, F., (2009), Radiocarbon dating of charcoal from tropical sequences: Results from the Niah Great Cave, Sarawak and their broader implications,Journal of Quaternary Science, 24(2),189-197

Higham, T.F.G., Brock, F., Peresani, M., Broglio, A., Wood, R. & Douka, K., (2009), Problems with radiocarbon dating the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in Italy, Quaternary Science Reviews, 28,1257-1267

Jacobi, R.M. & Higham,T.F.G., (2009), The early Lateglacial re-colonization of Britain: new radiocarbon evidence from Gough's cave, southwest England, Quaternary Science Reviews, 28,1895-1913

Jacobi, R.M., Higham, T.F.G & Lord, T.C. , (2009), Improving the chronology of the human occupation of Britain during the Late Glacial, in Humans, Environment and Chronology of the Late Glacial of the North European Plain. Eds : M. Street, N. Barton and T. Terberger in , Verlag des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums, Mainz, pp 7-25 : Proceedings of Workshop 14 (Commission XXXII) of the 15th UISPP Congress, Lisbon, September 2006

Jacobi. R.M., Rose, J., MacLeod, A & Higham, T.F.G., (2009), Revised radiocarbon ages on woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis) from western central Scotland: significance for timing the extinction of woolly rhinoceros in Britain and the onset of the LGM in central Scotland, Quaternary Science Reviews, 28,2551-2556

Jennings, R.P., Giles Pacheco, F., Barton, R.N.E., Collcutt, S.N., Gale, R., Gleed-Owen, C.P., Gutierrez Lopez, J.M., Higham, T.F.G., Parker, A., Price, C., Rhodes, E., Santiago Perez, A., Schwenninger, J-L. & Turner, E., (2009), New dates and palaeoenvironmental evidence for the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic occupation of Higueral de Valleja Cave, southern Spain, Quaternary Science Reviews, 28,830-839


Blockley, S.P.E., Bronk Ramsey, C. & Higham, T.F.G., (2008), The Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Transition: dating, stratigraphy and isochronous markers, Journal of Human Evolution, 55,764-771

Blockley, S.P.E., Bronk Ramsey, C., Higham, T.F.G., (2008), The Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Transition: dating, stratigraphy and isochronous markers, Journal of Human Evolution, 55,764-771

Gilbert, M.T.P, Kivisild, T., Grønnow, B., Andersen, P.K., Metspalu, E., Reidla, M., Tamm, E., …, Higham, T.F.G., Schwenninger, J-L., Nathan, R., De Hoog, C-J., Koch,, (2008), Paleo-Eskimo mtDNA Genome Reveals Matrilineal Discontinuity in Greenland, Science, ,DOI: 10.1126/science.1159750

Gilbert, M.T.P., Jenkins, D.L., Götherstrom, A., Naveran, N., Sanchez, J.J., Hofreiter, M., Thomsen, P.F., Binladen, J., Higham, T.F.G., Yohe, R.M., Parr, R., Cummings, L.S. & Willerslev, E., (2008), DNA from pre-Clovis human coprolites in Oregon, North America - Online abstract, Science, 320(5877),786-789

Jacobi, R.M & Higham, T.F.G., (2008), The "Red Lady" ages gracefully: New ultrafiltration AMS determinations from Paviland, Journal of Human Evolution, 55,898-907

Levy, T.E., Higham, T., Bronk Ramsey, C., Smith, N.G., Ben-Yosef, E., Robinson, M., Münger, S., Knabb, K., Schulze, P., Najjar, M. & Tauxe, L., (2008), High-precision radiocarbon dating and historical biblical archaeology in southern Jordan, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105,16460-16465

Lewis, H., Paz, V., Lara, M., Barton, H., Piper, P, Ochoa, J., Vitales, T., Carlos, A.J., Higham, T.F.G., Neri, L., Hernandez, V., Stevenson, J., Robles, E.C., Ragragio, A., Padilla, R., Solheim, W.G. & Ronquillo, W., (2008), Terminal Pleistocene to mid-Holocene occupation and an early cremation burial at Ille Cave, Palawan, Philippines,Antiquity, 82,318-35

Samal, P., Rougier, H., Crevecoeur, I., Jungels, C., Flas, D., Hazeur, A., Maureille, B., Germonpré, M., Bocherens, H., Pirson, S., Cammaert, L., de Clerk, N., Hambucken, A., Higham, T., Toussaint, M. & van der Plicht, J., (2008), New data on Late Neandertals: direct dating of Belgian Spy Fossils, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, DOI 10.1002/ajap.

Semal, P., Rougier, H., Crevecoeur, I., Jungels, C., Flas, D., Hauzeur, A., Maureille, B., Germonpré, M., Bocherens, H., Pirson, S., Cammaert, L., De Clerck, N., Hambucken, A., Higham, T., Toussaint, M., & van der Plicht, J., (2008), New Data on the Late Neandertals: Direct Dating of the Belgian Spy Fossils, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, DOI 10.1002/ajpa

Shaw, B., Ambraseys, N.N, England, P.C, Floyd, M.A, Gorman, G.J, Higham, T.F.G, Jackson, J.A, Nocquet, J-M, Pain, C.C. & Piggott, M.D,, (2008), Eastern Mediterranean tectonics and tsunami hazard inferred from the AD 365 earthquake, Nature Geoscience, 1,268-276

Turney, C.S.M., Flannery, T.M., Roberts, R.G., Reid, C., Fifield, L.K., Higham, T.F.G., Jacobs, Z., Kemp, N., Colhoun, E.A., Kalin, R.M. & Ogle, N., (2008), Late-surviving megafauna in Tasmania, Australia, implicate human involvement in their extinction, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America,105(34),12150-12153

Walker, M. J., Gibert, J., López, M.V., Lombardi, A.V., Pérez-Pérez, A., Zapata, J., Ortega, J., Higham, T.F.G., Pike, A.W.G., Schwenninger, J-L., Zilhão, J and Trinkaus, E., (2008), Late Neandertals in Southeastern Iberia: Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo, Murcia, Spain, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America; PNAS Early Edition,

Wilmshurst, J.M., Anderson, A.J., Higham, T.F.G., & Worthy, T.H., (2008), Dating the late prehistoric dispersal of Polynesians to New Zealand using the commensal Pacific rat, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,105,7676-7680 DOI:10.1073/pnas.08015071


Barker, G., Barton, H., Bird, M., Daly, P., Datan, I., . . . Higham, T., . . . Kealhofer, L. et al., (2007), The ‘human revolution’ in lowland tropical Southeast Asia: the antiquity and behavour of anatomically modern humans at Niah Cave (Sarawak, Borneo), Journal of Human Evolution, 52,243-261

Bonsall, C., Horvat, M., McSweeney, K., Masson, M., Higham, T.F.G., Pickard, C. & Cook, G.T., (2007), Chronological and dietary aspects of the human burials from Ajdovska Cave, Slovenia, Radiocarbon, 49(2),727-40 : Proceedings of 19th International Radiocarbon conference

Bouzouggar, A., Barton, R.N.E., Vanhaeren, M., D'Errico, F., Collcutt, S., Higham, T.F.G., Hodge, R., Parfitt, S., Rhodes, E., Schwenninger, J-L., Stringer, C., Turner, E., Ward, S., Moutmir, A. & Stambouli, A., (2007), 82,000-year-old shell beads from North Africa and implications for the origins of modern human behaviour, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 104 (24),9964-9

Brock, F., Bronk Ramsey, C. & Higham, T.F.G., (2007), Quality assurance of ultrafiltered bone dating, Radiocarbon,49(2),187-192 : Proceedings of 19th International Radiocarbon conference

Brock, F., Higham, T. & Bronk Ramsey, C., (2007), Radiocarbon dating bone recovered from gravel sites, English Heritage, Research Department Report Series, 30/2007

Chapman, J., Higham, T.F.G., Slavchev, V., Gaydarska, B. & Honch, N.V., (2007), Social context of the emergence, development and abandonment of the Varna Cemetery, Bulgaria, European Journal of Archaeology, 9(2),157-181

Cuzange, M-T., Delqué-Kolic, E., Goszlar, T., Grootes, P.M., Higham, T., Kaltnecker, E., Nadeau, M.J., Oberlin, C., Paterne, M., van der Plicht, J., Bronk Ramsey, C., Valladas, H., Clottes, J. & Michel, J. & Genest, J.M, (2007), Radiocarbon intercomparison program for the Chauvet Cave, Radiocarbon, 49(2),339-47 : Proceedings of 19th International Radiocarbon conference

Gilbert,T., Tomsho,L., Rendulic,S., Packard,M., Drautz,D., Sher,A., Tikhonov,A., Dalen,L., Kuznetsova,T., Kosintsev,P., Campos,P., Higham,T., et al., (2007), Whole-genome shotgun sequencing of mitochondria from ancient hair shafts, Science, 317,1927-30

Higham, T., Chapman, J., Slavchev, V., Gaydarska, B., Honch, N., Yordanov, Y. & Dimitrova, B., (2007), New perspectives on the Varna cemetery (Bulgaria) - AMS dates and social implications, Antiquity, 81,640-651

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

Levy, T.E., Najjar, M., & Higham,T., (2007), Iron Age Complex Societies, Radiocarbon Dates and Edom: Working with the Data and Debates, Antiguo Oriente, 5,13-34


Anderson, A. & Higham, T., (2006), Response to Beavan Athfield's "Comment on 'Diet-derived variations in radiocarbon and stable isotopes: a case study from Shag River Mouth, New Zealand'", Radiocarbon, 48(2),241-242

Douka K. & Higham T.F.G., (2006), Assessing the seasonal factor of Neanderthal occupation through shell growth ring analysis: evidence from Gibraltar, The Archaeo+Malacology Group Newsletter, 10

Higham, T.F.G,. Bronk Ramsey, C., Karavanic, I., Smith, F.H & Trinkaus, E., (2006), Revised direct radiocarbon dating of the Vindija G1 Upper Paleolithic Neandertals, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103(3),553-557

Higham, T.F.G., Jacobi, R.M & Bronk Ramsey, C., (2006), AMS radiocarbon dating of ancient bone using ultrafiltration, Radiocarbon, 48 (2),179-195

Honch, N.V., Higham, T.F.G., Chapman, J., Gaydarska, B. & Hedges, R.E.M., (2006), A palaeodietry investigation of carbon (13C/12C) and nitrogen (15N/14N) in human and faunal bones from Copper Age cemeteries of Varna and Durankulak, Bulgaria, Journal of Archaeological Science, 33(11),1493-1504

Jacobi, R.M, Higham, T.F.G.& Bronk Ramsey, C., (2006), AMS radiocarbon dating of Middle and Upper Palaeolithic bone in the British Isles: improved reliability using ultrafiltration, Journal of Quaternerey Science, 21(5),557-573

Manning, S.W., Bronk Ramsey, C., Kutschera, W., Higham, T.F.G., Kromer, B., Steier, P. & Wild, E.M., (2006), Chronology for the Aegean Late Bronze Age 1700-1400 BC, Science, 312,565-5692005

Barton, R.N.E., Bouzouggar, J., Collcutt, S.N., Gale, R., Higham, T.F.G., Humphrey, L., Parfitt, S., Rhodes, E., Stringer & Malek, F., (2005), The Late Upper Palaeolithic occupation of the Moroccan northwest Maghreb during the Late glacial Maximum., African Archaeological Review, 22(2),77-100

Higham, T.F.G,. Anderson, A.J., Bronk Ramsey, C. & Tompkins, C., (2005), Diet-derived variations in radiocarbon and stable isotopes: a case study from Shag River Mouth. New Zealand, Radiocarbon, 47(3),1-9

Menotti, F., Baubonis, D., Brazaitis, D., Higham, T., Kvedaravicius, M., Lewis, H., Motuzaite, G and Pranckenaite, E., (2005), The first lake-dwellers of Lithuania: Late Bronze Age pile settlements on Lake Luokesas, Oxford Journal of Archaeology24(4), 24(4),381-403

Schulting, R.J, Trinkaus, E., Higham, T.F.G., Hedges, R.E.M., Richards, M. A. & Cardy, B., (2005), A Mid-Upper Palaeolithic human humerus from Eel Point, South Wales, UK, Journal of Human Evolution, 48(5),493-505


Anderson, A.J & Higham, T.F.G., (2004), The age of rat introduction in New Zealand: further evidence from Earthquakes 1, North Otago, New Zealand Journal of Archaeology, 24 (2002),135-147

Bonsall, C., Cook, G.T., Hedges, R.E.M., Higham, T.F.G., Pickard, C. & Radovanovi, I., (2004), Radiocarbon and stable isotope evidence of dietary change from the mesolithic to the middle ages in the Iron Gates: New results from Lepenski Vir, Radiocarbon, 46 (1),293-300

Bronk Ramsey, C, Higham, T.F.G, Bowles, A. & Hedges, R., (2004), Improvements to the pretreatment of bone at Oxford, Radiocarbon, 46(1),155-163

Bronk Ramsey, C., Higham, T. & Leach, P., (2004), Towards high-precision AMS: progress and limitations,Radiocarbon, 46, 1,17-24

Gilbert, M.T.P., Wilson, A.S., Bunce, M., Hansen, A.J., Willerslev, E., Shapiro, B.A., Higham, T.F.G., Richards, M.P., O'Connell, T.C., Tobin, D.J., Janaway, R.C., & Cooper, A, (2004), Ancient mitochondrial DNA from hair, Current Biology, 14(12),R463-464

Gumbley, W., Higham, T.F.G. & Lowe, D.J., (2004), Prehistoric horticultural adaptation of soils in the middle Waikato basin: review and evidence from S14/201 and S14/185, Hamilton, New Zealand Journal of Archaeology 25(2003): 5-30., 25(2003),5-30

Higham, T.F.G., Bronk Ramsey, C., Petchey, F.J., Tompkins, C. & Taylor, M., (2004), AMS radiocarbon dating of Rattus exulans bone from the Kokohuia site (New Zealand), in 14C and Archaeology, TFG Higham, C. Bronk Ramsey, D.C Owen (eds)., ,135-151 : Proceedings of Fourth Symposium, Oxford 2002

Higham, T.F.G., Hedges, R.E.M., Anderson, A.J, Bronk Ramsey, C. & Fankhauser, B., (2004), Problems associated with the AMS dating of small bone samples: The question of the arrival of Polynesian rats to New Zealand,Radiocarbon, 46(1),207-218

Lampert, C.D., Glover, I.C., Hedges, R.E.M., Heron, C.P., Higham, T.F.G., Stern, B, Shoocongdej, R., Thompson, (2004), AMS radiocarbon dating of resins on ceramics: Results from Spirit Cave, Thailand, in 14C and Archaeology, TFG Higham, C. Bronk Ramsey, D.C Owen (eds)., ,161-169 : Proceedings of Fourth Symposium, Oxford 2002

Levy, T.E., Adams, R.B., Mohammad Najjar, Hauptmann, A., Anderson, J.D., Brandl, B., Robinson, M.A. & Higham, T.F.G., (2004), Reassessing the chronology of Biblical Edom: New excavations and 14C dates from Khirbat en Nahas (Jordan), Antiquity, 78,865-076

McCormac, F.G., Hogg, A.G., Blackwell, P.G., Buck, C.E., Higham, T.F.G., & Reimer, P.J., (2004), SHCAL04 Southern Hemisphere calibration, 0-11 Cal kyr BP, Radiocarbon, 46,1087-1092

Orlova, L. A. , Zenin, V. N., Stuart, ,A.J., Higham, T.F.G., Grootes, P.M., Leshchinsky, S. V., Kuzmin, Y.V., Pavlov, A.F. & Maschenko, E.N., (2004), Lugovskoe, Western Siberia: a possible extra-Arctic mammoth refugium at the end of the Late Glacial, Radiocarbon, 46(1),363-368

Stuart, A.J., Kosintsev, P.A., Higham T.F.G., &. Lister A.M., (2004), Pleistocene to Holocene extinction dynamics in giant deer and woolly mammoth, Nature, 431,684-689

Tripp, J., Higham, T.F.G. & Hedges, R.E.M., (2004), A pre-treatment procedure for the AMS radiocarbon dating of sub-fossil insect remains, Radiocarbon, 46(1),147-154

Wilmshurst, J. M. & Higham, T. F. G., (2004), Using rat-gnawed seeds to independently date the arrival of Pacific rats and humans in New Zealand, The Holocene, 14 (6),801-806

Wilmshurst, J. M., Higham, T. F. G., Allen, H., Johns, D., & Phillips, C., (2004), Early Maori settlement impacts in northern coastal Taranaki, New Zealand, New Zealand Journal of Ecology, 28 (2),167-179


Buck, C. E., Higham, T. F. G. & Lowe, D. J., (2003), Bayesian tools for tephrochronology, The Holocene, 13,5,639-647

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

Hogg, A.G, Higham, T. F.G., Lowe, D. J., Palmer, J., Reimer, P.J. & Newnham, R M., (2003), A wiggle-match date for Polynesian settlement of New Zealand, Antiquity, 77, 295,116-125

Lampert, C. D., Glover, I. C., Hedges, R. E. M., Heron, C. P., Higham, T. F. G., Stern, B., Shoocongdej, R. & Thompson, G.B., (2003), Dating resin coating on pottery: the Spirit Cave early ceramic dates revised, Antiquity,77, 295,126-133


Bronk Ramsey, C., Higham, T.F.G., Owen, D.C., Pike, A.W.G. & Hedges, R.E.M., (2002), Radiocarbon dates from the Oxford AMS System: Datelist 31, Archaeometry, 44(3). Suppl 1.,1-149

Hogg, A. G., McCormac, F. G., Higham, T. F. G., Reimer, P. J., Baille, M. G. L., & Palmer, J. G., (2002), High-precision radiocarbon measurements of contemporaneous tree-ring dated wood from the British Isles and New Zealand: AD 1850-950, Radiocarbon, 44 (3),633-640

McCormac, F. G., Reimer, P. J., Hogg, A. G., Higham, T. F. G., Baille, M. G. L., Palmer, J. & Stuiver, M., (2002), Calibration of the radiocarbon time scale for the southern hemisphere: AD 1850-950, Radiocarbon, 44 (3),641-651

Price, S., Higham, T., Nixon, L. & Moody, J., (2002), Relative sea-level changes in Crete: Reassessment of radiocarbon dates from Sphakia and West Crete, The Annual of the British School at Athens, 97,171-200


Higham, T. & Petchy, F., (2001), Publication of supplementary data for C-14 AMS ages - Response, Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 31(2),454-456

Higham, T. F.G. & Gumbley, W. J., (2001), Early preserved Polynesian kumara cultivations inNew Zealand,Antiquity, 75(289),511-512

Published Books

Bronk Ramsey, C. & Higham, T.F.G. (eds), (2007), Proceedings of the 19th International 14C conference: Keble College, Oxford, England, 3-7 April, 2006, University of Arizona2005

Levy, T.E & Higham, T.F.G., (eds.), (2005), The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating: Archaeology, Text and Science., Equinox, London2004

Higham, T.F.G., Bronk Ramsey, C & Owen, D.C. (eds.), (2004), Radiocarbon and Archaeology: Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium, St Catherine's College, Oxford 9-14 April 2002, Oxbow Books, Oxford

Contributions to Edited Books

Douka K. and Higham T.F.G. , (2012), Marine resource exploitation and the seasonal factor of Neanderthal occupation: evidence from Gibraltar: in “Barton, R.N.E., Finlayson, C., Stringer, C.B. (Eds), Gibraltar Neanderthals in Context. A report of the 1995-98 excavations at Gorham’s & Vanguard Caves, Gibraltar”, pp 266-276, Oxford University School of Archaeology: Monograph 75.
Higham, T.F.G., Bronk Ramsey, C., Cheney, H., Brock,, F, & Douka, K. , (2012), Radiocarbon chronology of Gorham's Cave: in “Gibraltar Neanderthals in Context. A report of the 1995-98 excavations at Gorham’s & Vanguard Caves, Gibraltar (eds.) Barton, R.N.E., Finlayson, C., Stringer, C.B.”, pp 62-76, Oxford University School of Archaeology: Monograph 75.
Jacobi, R.M and Higham, T.F.G, (2011), The British Earlier Upper Palaeolithic: Settlement and Chronology : in “Ashton, N., Lewis, S.G., Stringer, C. (eds). The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain, ”, pp 181-222, Amsterdam: The Netherlands.
Jacobi, R.M and Higham, T.F.G., (2011), The Later Upper Palaeolithic Recolonisation of Britain: New Results from AMS Radiocarbon Dating : in “Ashton, N., Lewis, S.G., Stringer, C. (eds). The Ancient Human Occupation of Britain”, pp 223-247, Amsterdam: The Netherlands.
Ostapkowicz, J., Bronk Ramsey, C., Widenhoeft, A.C., Brock, F., Higham, T. & Wilson, S., (2011), ‘This Relic of Antiquity’. Fifth to fifteenth wood carvings from the southern Lesser Antilles: in “Hofmann, C.L. & van Duijvenbode, A (eds.) Communities in Contact: Essays in archaeology, ethnohistory and ethnography of the Amerindian circum-Caribbean”, pp 137-170, Leiden: Sidestone Press.
Tripp, J. and Higham, T.F.G. , (2011), Radiocarbon dating of chitin: in “Gupta, N.S. (ed.) Chitin: Formation and Diagenesis ”, pp 61-79, Springer.
Jacobi, R.M. and Higham, T.F.G., (2010), Radiocarbon Dating of the Later Upper Palaeolithic Human Occupation of Kent’s Cavern, Devon, England: New AMS Results : in “Burdukiewicz, J-M., Cyrek, K., Dyczek, P and Szymczak, K. (eds) Understanding the Past: Papers offered to Stefan K. Koslowski”, pp 137—154, University of Warsaw, Warsaw.
Manning, S.W., Bronk Ramsey, C., Kutschera, W., Higham, T., Kromer, B., Steier, P. & Wild, E.M., (2009), Dating the Santorini/Thera eruption by radiocarbon: further discussion ( AD 2006-2007): in “Manning, S.W. & Bruce, M.J. (eds.): Tree-Rings, Kings, and the Old World Archaeology and Environment: Papers presented in honor of Peter Ian Kuniholm”, pp 299- 316, Oxbow Books, Oxford and Oakville.
Ammerman, A.J., Flourentzos, P., Gabrielli, R., Higham, T.F.G., McCartney, C & Turnbull, T., (2008), Third report on early sites in Cyrus: in “Report of the Department of Antiquities, Cyprus 2008. Lefkosia, Cyrus.”, pp 1-32.
Higham, T., Chapman, J., Slavchev, V., Gaydarska, B., Honch, N., Yordanov, Y. and Dimitrova, B., (2008), New AMS radiocarbon dates for the Varna Eneolithic Cemetery, Bulgarian Black Sea Coast: in “The Varna Eneolithic Necropolis and Problems of Prehistory in Southeast Europe”, pp 95-114, Acta Musei Varnaensis VI: Varna, Bulgaria.
Barton, R.N.E., Bouzouggar, A., Bronk-Ramsey, C., Collcutt, S.N., Higham, T.F.G., Humphrey, L.T., Parfitt, S., Rhodes, E.J., Schwenninger, J.L., Stringer, C.B., Turner, E. & Ward, S., (2007), Abrupt climatic change and chronology of the Upper Palaeolithic in northern and eastern Morocco: in “Rethinking the human revolution: New behavioural & biological perspectives on the origins and dispersal of modern humans ( eds. Mellars, P., Boyle, K., Bar-Yosef,O. & Stringer, C.)”, pp 177-186, Research Monographs of the Macdonald Institute, Cambridge..
Bronk Ramsey, C., Higham, T., Whittle, A. & Bartosiewicz, L., (2007), Radiocarbon chronology: in “The Early Neolithic on the Great Hungatian Plain: Investigations of the Körös culture site of Ecsegfalva 23, County Békés - Vol.1 (ed. Whittle,A.)”, pp 173-188, Varia Archaeologica Hungarica.
Higham, T., (2007), High preceision radiocarbon dating in Jordan: in “Crossing Jordan (eds. Levy, T.E., Daviau, P.M.M., Younker, R.W. & Shaer, M.”, pp 59-67, Equinox, London & Oakville).
Higham, T.F.G., (2007), Carbon-14 dating: in “The Encyclopedia of Archaeology, (ed. Pearsall, D.M.)”, pp 955-7, Academic Press.
Higham, T.F.G., Bronk Ramsey, C. & Nokes, L.D.M., (2007), AMS radiocarbon dating of bones from St David's Cathedral: in “St David of Wales: Cult, Church and Nation (eds. Evans, J.W & Wooding, J.M.)”, pp 282-285, The Boydell Press.
Bouzouggar, A, Barton, R.N.E., Collcutt, S.N., Parfitt, S., Higham, T.F.G., Rhodes, E. & Gale, R., (2006), Le Paléolithique Supérieur au Maroc: apport des sites du Nord-Ouest et de l’Oriental.: in “Sanchidrián, J.-L., Márquez, A. and Fullola, J.M. (eds.) La cuenca mediterránea durante el Paleolítico Superior (38.000 – 10.000 años) IV Simposio de Prehistoria Cueva de Nerja ”, pp 138-150, Fundación Cueva de Nerja, & Málaga UISPP, Com.8, Málaga.
Cessford, C., Blumbach, M., Goze Akoglu, H., Higham, T., Kuniholm, P.I., Manning, S.W., Newton, M.W., Ozbakan, M. & Ozer, A.M., (2005), Absolute dating at Çatalhöyük: in “Changing materialities at Çatalhöyük: reports from the 1995-1999 seasons.”, pp 65-99, McDonald Institute, University of Cambridge and British Institute at Ankara.
Higham, T.F.G., van der Plicht, J., Bronk Ramsey, C., Bruins, H, Robinson, M & Levy, T.E, (2005), Radiocarbon dating of the Khirbat en-Nahas site (Jordan) and Bayesian modeling of the results: in “The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating: Archaeology, Text and Science., (eds. Levy, T.E & Higham, T.F.G.)”, pp 164-178, Equinox, London.
Levy, T.E & Higham, T.F.G, (2005), Introduction: Radiocarbon dating and the Iron Age of the Southern Levant: Problems and potentials for the Oxford conference.: in “The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating: Archaeology, Text and Science., (eds. Levy, T.E & Higham, T.F.G.)”, pp 3-14, Equinox, London.
Levy, T.E., Mohammad Najjar, van der Plicht, J., Higham, T.G.F. & Bruins, H., (2005), Lowland Edom and the High and Low chronologies: Edomite state formation, the Bible and recent archaeological research in southern Jordan: in “The Bible and Radiocarbon Dating: Archaeology, Text and Science., (eds. Levy, T.E & Higham, T.F.G.)”, pp 129-163, Equinox, London.
Higham, T.F.G & Jones, M.D., (2004), Settlement and Chronology: in “Change through time: 50 years of New Zealand archaeology (eds. L. Furey and S. Holdaway)”, pp 215-234, Publishing Press Ltd., Aukland.
Higham, T.F.G., Taylor, J.E. & Green, D, (2003), Radiocarbon Datings from Khirbet Qumran undertaken by the University of Waikato Laboratory: in “Khirbet Qumrân et 'Aïn Feshkha, II. Études d'anthropologie, de physique et de chimie. Studies of Anthropology, Physics and Chemistry.”, pp , Academic Press - Éditions Saint-Paul, Fribourg Suisse / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen.
Anderson, A., Higham, T. & Wallace, R., (2001), The Radiocarbon Chronology of the Norfolk Island Archaeological Sites: in “The Prehistoric Archaeology of Norfolk Island, Southwes Pacific. (eds. A.J. Anderson & J.P.White.) Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement 27”, pp 33-42, Australian Museum, Sydney.
Edwards, P & Higham, T., (2001), Zahrat adh-Dhra‘ 2 and the Dead Sea Plain at the dawn of the Holoce: in “Australians uncovering ancient Jordan: Fifty years of Middle Eastern Archaeology (ed. M.Walmsley)”, pp 137-152, University of Sydney, Australia.
Edwards, P. C. & Higham, T. F. G., (2001), Zahrat adh-Dhra' 2 and the Dead Sea Plain at the Dawn of the Holocene: in “ Australians uncovering ancient Jordan: Fifty years of Middle Eastern Archaeology (ed. M. Walmsley)”, pp 137-152, University of Sydney , Australia.
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