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Recent publications

Anderson, H., Galvin, E, and de Torres, J., 2018, ‘Museological Approaches to the Management of Digital Research and Engagement: The African Rock Art Image Project’ in African Archaeological Review: Special Issue: African Rock Art and Digital Practice, Volume 35, Issue 2, pp. 321–337.

Nixon, S. (ed.), 2017, The market town of Tadmekka: a crossroads of cultures in medieval West Africa. Leiden: Brill.

Cooper, J. and Duncan, L. 2016. Applied Archaeology in the Americas: evaluating archaeological solutions to the impacts of global environmental change. In Isendahl, C. & Stump, D. (eds.) Applied Archaeology, Historical Ecology and the Useable Past. Oxford University Press, Oxford. In Press.

Cooper, J., Samson, A., Nieves, M. A., Lace, M., Del Olmo Frese, L., 2016. The Mona Chronicle: The Archaeology of Early Religious Encounter in the New World. In Antiquity. In Press.

Anderson, H. , 2016, ‘Chariots in Saharan Rock Art: an Aesthetic and Cognitive Review’ in Journal of Social Archaeology, Vol. 16 (3), pp. 286–306.

Galvin, E., de Torres, J., Anderson, H., and Suzman, V. , 2016, ‘The African Rock Art Image Project: Cataloguing rock art at the British Museum’ in Mohamed Sahnouni, Sileshi Semaw and Joseba Rios Garaizar (eds) Proceedings of the II Meeting of African Prehistory. Burgos: Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana, pp. 567-596.

Giblin, John, and Spring, Chris, 2016, South Africa: the art of a Nation. London: Thames & Hudson.

Haour, A., Nixon, S., N’Dah, N., Magnavita, C., and A. Livingstone Smith, 2016, ‘The settlement mound of Birnin Lafiya: new evidence from the eastern arc of the Niger River’ in Antiquity 90 (351), pp. 695-710.

Stanley, N. 2016. 'Some Friends Came to See Us': Lord Moyne's 1936 Expedition to the Asmat. British Museum Research Publication 206, 2016.

Burt, B. 2015. Malaita: A Pictorial History from Solomon Islands. British Museum

Nixon, S., Mardjoua, B., and Takpara, F., 2015, ’ The Ashanti-Hausaland Trade Route and the Kingdom of Borgu: Archaeological and Oral Historical Survey within the Republic of Benin’ in Nyame Akuma 83, pp. 48-61.

Spring, C., 2015, African Art Close Up. London: British Museum Publications.

Davy, J. 2015. A LEGO Snowmobile and the elements of miniaturisation. In Anthropology Today, Vol. 31, No. 6 (Dec.)

Davy, J. 2015. Dolphins at the British Museum: Zoomorphic Calusa Sinkers. In Papers from the Institute of Archaeology, Vol. 25, No. 2.

Davy, J. 2015. Potlatch Coppers: Wealth and Power on the Northwest Coast. In Hansom, D (ed) Tinnahs & Seal Skins, Gold Dust & Bingles, Projecting Alaska's History through its Money. Alaska Rare Coins.

Giblin, J. D. 2015. Archaeological Ethics and Violence in Post-Genocide Rwanda. In Gonzalez-Ruibal, A & Moshenska G. (eds.) Ethics and the Archaeology of Violence. Springer.

Giblin, J. D. 2015.  Can, Door, Heritage: A Conflict to Post-Conflict Object Narrative. In Clarke, A., Brown, S., and Frederick, U. (eds.) Object Stories: artefacts and archaeologists. Left Coast Press.

Giblin, J. D. 2015. Critical Approaches to Post-colonial (Post-conflict) Heritage: Reappropriation, Recycling and Renewal. In Waterton, E. and Watson, S. (eds.) A Companion to Critical Heritage Studies Research. Palgrave.

Giblin, J. D. 2015. Possibilities and Politics Regarding the Archaeological Identification of Pre-Colonial Twa, Tutsi and Hutu in Rwanda. In Richard, F. and MacDonald, K. C. (eds.) Ethnic Ambiguities in African Archaeology: Materiality, History and the Shaping of Cultural Identities. Walnut Creek, Left Coast Press.

Giblin, J. D. 2015. Toward an Archaeology of Recent Violent Conflict in Western Great Lakes Africa. In Journal of Conflict Archaeology.

Samson, A. & Cooper, J., 2015. La Historia de Dos Islas en un Mar Compartido: investigaciones pasadas y futuras en el pasaje de la Mona. In El Boletín del Museo del Hombre Dominicano 46, 2015, pp25–46.

Sculthorpe, G., 2015: Engaging with Colonial Pasts and Indigenous Presence: ‘Indigenous Australia’ at the British Museum. In MUSE (Journal of the Canadian Museums Association), September/October 2015: pp16-26.

Spring, C. 2015. African Art Close Up. British Museum Publications.

Spring, C. 2015. Music to Calm the Spirits. In British Museum Magazine, Spring/Summer 2015, pp 40-41 

Stanley, N. 2015. "Bowl”: Solomon Islands. In Jacobs, K., C Knowles and C Wingfield (eds) Trophies, Relics and Curios? Missionary Heritage from Africa and the Pacific. Sidestone Press.

Bennett, Alison, 2014, ‘Connections between Indian culture and the British household/ domestic setting through an East India Company at Home case study: Quex Park, Kent’.

Rehren, T, and S. Nixon, 2014, ‘Refining gold with glass – an early Islamic technology at Tadmekka, Mali’ in Journal of Archaeological Science. 49, pp. 33-41 [Open Access].

Cooper, J. & Isendahl, C. 2014. Thinking Back to Look Ahead. In Global Change. Vol 83, 2014, pp19-23.

Spring, C. 2014. The Coming of Age of African Fashion. In Shaw, Jacqueline Fashion Africa. Jacaranda Books. 

Cooper, Jago, 2013: The Climatic Context for Caribbean Archaeology. In eds. Hofman, C., Keegan, W.F. & Rodriguez Ramos, R. Oxford Handbook for Caribbean Archaeology. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Spring, C. 2013. London: A World City in 20 Objects: Five articles: Nigeria: Sokari Douglas Camp’s ‘Otobo’; Mozambique: Kester’s ‘Throne of Weapons’; Sudan: Ibrahim El Salahi ‘Tree’; Somalia: Shield; Ethiopia: Crucifixion. In London Evening Standard.

Stanley, N. 2013. Making sense of Asmat Shields. In Bolton, L., N. Thomas, E. Bonshek, J. Adams and B. Burt (eds) Melanesia: Art and Encounter. British Museum Press

Anderson, H., 2013, ‘A distinguishing skill: art, language and complex cognition’ in Journal of Consciousness Studies, 20, No.3-4, pp. 6-32.

Craddock, Paul, Ambers, Janet, Bellegem, Maickel, Cartwright, Caroline, Hudson, Julie, Niece, Susan and Spataro, Michela, 2013, ‘The Olokun head reconsidered’ in Afrique : Archeologie et Arts, vol.9, pp. 13-42.

Elliott, Catherine, Cartwright, Caroline and Philip Kevin, 2013, ‘Maker, Material and Method: reinstating an indigenously made chair from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa’ in British Museum Technical Research Bulletin, No. 7, pp. 15-30. London: British Museum.

Cooper, J. & Sheets, P. (eds). 2012. Surviving Sudden Environmental Change: Answers from Archaeology. University of Colorado Press, Boulder.

Anderson, H. , 2012, ‘Crossing the Line: the expression of pattern in Middle Stone Age Africa’ in Journal of World Prehistory. Vol. 25, Issue 3, pp. 183-204. British Museum

Onians, J., Anderson, H. , and Berg, K., 2011, ‘Neuroscience and the Nature of Visual Culture’ in Ian Heywood and Barry Sandwell (Eds.) The Handbook of Visual Culture. London: Bloomsbury.

Hudson, J. and C. Ardouin, 2011, ‘The British Museum Collection’ in D. Jones, Masquerade Mosaic: Charles Partridge’s Collection from Eastern Nigeria, 1903-1913. Ipswich: Colchester and Ipswich Museum Service.

Lagat, K. and J. Hudson, 2006, Hazina: Traditions, Trade and Transitions in Eastern Africa. Nairobi: National Museums of Kenya.

Spring, C. and J. Hudson, 2002, Silk in Africa. London: The British Museum Press.

Spring, C. and J. Hudson, 1995, North African Textiles. London: British Museum Press and Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.