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Turtle collectors and what we know: a meta-analysis of mainland Southeast Asia’s zooarchaeological record

This post is by Cyler Conrad, author of the recently published paper “Archaeozoology in Mainland Southeast Asia: Changing Methodology and Pleistocene to Holocene Forager Subsistence Patterns in Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia.” He is a PhD student in the Department of … Continue reading

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Article Spotlight: Older Collections and Meta Analyses

Our blog post series highlighting recent articles is back,  starting with the first of our summer publications, “The Promise and Peril of Older Collections: Meta-analyses and the zooarchaeology of Late Prehistoric/Early Historic Mexico” by Emily L. Jones and Caroline Gabe. … Continue reading

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Lions of the mammoth steppe

This post is by Erik Ersmark,  lead author of the recently published paper “Population Demography and Genetic Diversity in the Pleistocene Cave Lion“. He is a PhD candidate in the Department of Bioinformatics and Genetics at Stockholm University and the Swedish … Continue reading

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Looking into the Horse’s Mouth: How cementum can tell us about age and season of death

This post is by Haskel J. Greenfield, lead author of the recently published paper “Estimating the Age- and Season-of-Death for Wild Equids: a Comparison of Techniques Utilising a Sample from the Late Neolithic Site of Bad Buchau-Dullenried, Germany“. Greenfield is … Continue reading

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Launching Open Quaternary

Several months ago, we introduced Open Quaternary in a so-called “soft launch”. All the odds and ends had been settled with our open-access publisher, Ubiquity Press, our website went live, and we began to solicit paper submissions. We also began a Facebook … Continue reading

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THE ADVANTAGES OF TAKING A CHANCE WITH A NEW JOURNAL – OPEN QUATERNARY

Simon Goring is a member of the editorial board and an author of an accepted article at Open Quaternary.  Here he discusses his experience participating in the editorial process in anticipation of the journal’s launch issue, available online in March 2015. … Continue reading

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Term ends, research begins?

Kirsty Penkman is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York, UK.  Se is a member of the Editorial Board for Open Quaternary. Her research expertise is in analytical and environmental geochemistry and biomolecular archaeology and she runs the North East Amino Acid … Continue reading

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