John M. Marston’s Publications and Presentations

(* = coauthored with graduate student; † = coauthored with undergraduate student)

Works in Progress

*Goldfield, Anna E., Teresa E. Steele, and John M. Marston. Bone fat use in the Middle and Upper Paleolithic of southwest France. In preparation for PLoS ONE.

†Johnson, Emily S., and John M. Marston. The effects of nixtamalization on maize starch grains. In preparation for Journal of Ethnobiology.

Marston, John M., Kali Wade, *Kathleen Forste, and *Kristen Wroth. New directions in Old World paleoethnobotany. In preparation for Journal of Archaeological Research.

Roosevelt, Christopher H., Christina Luke, Sinan Ünlüsoy, Peter Pavúk, Canan Çakırlar, Peter J. Cobb, John M. Marston, Magda Pieniazek, †Nami Shin, and Francesca Slim. Exploring space, economy, and interregional interaction at a second-millennium B.C.E. citadel in central western Anatolia: the 2014–2016 excavations at Kaymakçı. In preparation for American Journal of Archaeology.

*Wroth, Kristen N., Dan Cabanes, Paul Goldberg, and John M. Marston. Neanderthal plant use and pyrotechnology: phytolith analysis from Roc de Marsal, SW France. In preparation for Vegetation History and Archaeobotany.

Branting, Scott, Joseph Lehner, Sevil Baltalı Tırpan, Sarah R. Graff, John M. Marston, Tuna Kalaycı, Yasemin Özarslan, Dominique Langis-Barsetti, Lucas Proctor, and Paige Paulsen. The Kerkenes Project 2015-2016. In The Archaeology of Anatolia: Recent Discoveries (Volume 2). Edited by Sharon R. Steadman and Gregory McMahon. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge. Submitted manuscript.

Branting, Scott, Yasemin Özarslan, Joseph Lehner, John M. Marston, and Sarah R. Graff. Kerkenes and Phrygia: old and new directions of research. In The Phrygian Lands over Time: From Prehistory to the Middle of the 1st Millennium AD. Edited by Gocha R. Tsetskhladze. Peeters, Leuven. Submitted manuscript.

Çakırlar, Canan, and John M. Marston. Rural agricultural economies and military provisioning at Roman Gordion. Under review by Environmental Archaeology. Submitted manuscript.

*Forste, Kathleen, and John M. Marston. Islamic and Crusader era agriculture at Ashkelon. In Islamic Ashkelon. Edited by Tracy Hoffman. Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, IN. Submitted manuscript.

*Goldfield, Anna E., *Ross Booton, and John M. Marston. Modeling the role of fire and cooking in the competitive exclusion of Neanderthals. Revised version under review by  Journal of Human Evolution. Submitted manuscript.

Top


Books

Marston, John M. 2017. Agricultural Sustainability and Environmental Change at Ancient Gordion. University of Pennsylvania Museum Press. Gordion Special Studies 8. 224 pp. http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15706.html



Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany

Marston, John M., Jade d’Alpoim Guedes, and Christina Warinner (editors). 2014. Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany. University Press of Colorado. 548 pp. http://upcolorado.com/university-press-of-colorado/item/2023-method-and-theory-in-paleoethnobotany



Top


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Marston, John M., Simon J. Holdaway, and Willeke Wendrich. 2017. Early and Middle Holocene wood exploitation in the Fayum basin, Egypt. The Holocene online before print. Link


Brite, Elizabeth B., Ghairadin Khozhaniyazov, John M. Marston, Michelle Negus Cleary, and Fiona J. Kidd. 2017. Kara-tepe, Karakalpakstan: agropastoralism in a central Eurasian oasis in the 4th/5th century A.D. transition. Journal of Field Archaeology in press.


jess Milman, Anita, John M. Marston, Jessica Bolson, Sarah D. Godsey, Holly Jones, and C. Susan Weiler. 2017. Scholarly motivations to conduct interdisciplinary climate change research. Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences 7:239-250. Link


Marston, John M. and Scott Branting. 2016. Agricultural adaptation to highland climate in Iron Age Anatolia. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 9:25-32. Link


Marston, John M. 2015. Modeling resilience and sustainability in ancient agricultural systems. Journal of Ethnobiology 35:585-605. Link


vhaMarston, John M. and Naomi F. Miller. 2014. Intensive agriculture and land use at Roman Gordion, central Turkey. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 23:761-773. Link


Brite, Elizabeth Baker, and John M. Marston. 2013. Environmental change, agricultural innovation, and the spread of cotton agriculture in the Old World. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 32:39-53. Link


Marston, John M. 2012. Agricultural strategies and political economy in ancient Anatolia. American Journal of Archaeology 116:377-403. Link


Miller, Naomi F., and John M. Marston. 2012. Archaeological fuel remains as indicators of ancient West Asian agropastoral and land-use systems. Journal of Arid Environments 86:97-103. Link


Marston, John M. 2011. Archaeological markers of agricultural risk management. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 30:190-205. Link


Marston, John M. 2009. Modeling wood acquisition strategies from archaeological charcoal remains. Journal of Archaeological Science 36:2192-2200. Link


Damiata, Brian N., John K. Papadopoulos, Maria Grazia Amore, Sarah P. Morris, Lorenc Bejko, John M. Marston, and John Southon. 2009. The absolute chronology of Albanian archaeology: radiocarbon dates from Apollonia and Lofkënd (in English and Albanian). Iliria 33:135-186.


Marston, John M. 2007. Language of ritual cursing in the binding of Prometheus. Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 47:121-133. Link

Top


Book Chapters

Marston, John M. in press. Archaeobotany at Hellenistic Ashkelon. In Hellenistic Ashkelon. Edited by Kate Birney. Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, IN.


Marston, John M. 2017. “Consequences of agriculture in Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and the Levant,” in Oxford Encyclopedia of Environmental Science: Agriculture and the Environment. Edited by Peter Bogucki. 46 pp. Oxford University Press. Link


Willeke Wendrich, Rebecca Phillipps, Simon Holdaway, Veerle Linseele, Joshua Emmitt, and John M. Marston. 2017. “Kom K,” in The Desert Fayum Reinvestigated: The Early to Mid-Holocene Landscape Archaeology of the Fayum North Shore, Egypt. Edited by Simon Holdaway and Willeke Wenrich, pp. 165-212. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, Los Angeles.


Marston, John M. 2014. “Environmental archaeology at the Lofkënd tumulus: results of zooarchaeological, flotation, and wood charcoal analyses,” in The Prehistoric Burial Tumulus of Lofkënd in Albania. Edited by John K. Papadopoulos, Sarah Morris, and Lorenc Bejko, pp. 483-498. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, Los Angeles.


Method and Theory in PaleoethnobotanyMarston, John M. 2014. “Ratios and simple statistics in paleoethnobotanical analysis: data exploration and hypothesis testing,” in Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany. Edited by John M. Marston, Jade d’Alpoim Guedes, and Christina Warinner, pp. 1-15. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.


Method and Theory in PaleoethnobotanyMarston, John M., Christina Warinner, and Jade d’Alpoim Guedes. 2014. “Paleoethnobotanical method and theory in the 21st century,” in Method and Theory in Paleoethnobotany. Edited by John M. Marston, Jade d’Alpoim Guedes, and Christina Warinner, pp. 163-179. University Press of Colorado, Boulder.


Marston, John M. 2012. “Reconstructing the functional use of wood at Phrygian Gordion through charcoal analysis,” in The Archaeology of Phrygian Gordion, Royal City of Midas. Edited by C. Brian Rose, pp. 47-54. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia.


Papadopoulos, John K., Brian Damiata, and John M. Marston. 2011. “Once more with feeling: Jeremy Rutter’s plea for the abandonment of the term Submycenaean revisited,” in Our Cups are Full: Pottery and Society in the Aegean Bronze Age. Edited by Walter Gauss, Michael Lindblom, Angus Smith, and James Wright, pp. 187-202. Archaeopress, Oxford.



Top


Popular Articles and Editorials

Welch, James R., John M. Marston, and Elizabeth A. Olson. 2016. Plurality in ethnobiology: a look towards 2017. Ethnobiology Letters 7:106. Link


Marston, John M. 2016. Unlocking ancient environmental change with the help of living trees. Arnoldia 74(1):14-22. Link


Marston, John M. 2015. Science joins history: new insights into migration, diet, and disease in Near Eastern archaeology. Biblical Archaeology Review: Digging Deeper 3:68.


Marston, John M. 2014. Navigating the interdisciplinary academic job market in archaeology. The SAA Archaeological Record 14(1):18-21. Link


Marston, John M. 2012. Navigating the academic job market in archaeology. Backdirt: Annual Review of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA 2012:150-154. Link


Marston, John M. 2010. Risk and agriculture in ancient Anatolia. Backdirt: Annual Review of the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA 2010:14-17. Link


Marston, Mac. 2001. The grass is always greener in the boma. Expedition 43(3):5-6. Link

Top


Technical Reports

Shin, Nami, and John M. Marston. 2015. Agriculture and Environment at Kaymakçı, Turkey: Report from the 2014 Field Season. Report prepared for Gygaia Projects.

Marston, John M. 2014. Report on Neolithic charcoal samples from Kom K and Kom W. Report prepared for URU Fayum Project.

Marston, John M. 2013. Report of Catalina Island (CA-LA-3593) wood charcoal analysis. Report prepared for Wendy Teeter, UCLA.

Marston, John M. 2011. Agriculture and environment at Kara-Tepe, Uzbekistan. Report prepared for Elizabeth Brite, UCLA.

Marston, John M. 2009. Karanis charcoal samples excavated in 2009. Report prepared for UCLA/RUG Fayum Project.

Marston, John M. 2009. Kom W charcoal samples excavated in 2008. Report prepared for UCLA/RUG Fayum Project.

Marston, John M. 2009. E29H1 charcoal samples excavated in 2008. Report prepared for UCLA/RUG Fayum Project.

Marston, John M. 2008. Playa Vista wood charcoal analysis. Report prepared for Statistical Research, Inc., Woodland, CA.

Marston, John M. 2007. Karanis charcoal samples excavated in 2007. Report prepared for UCLA/RUG Fayum Project.

Marston, John M. 2007. Kom K charcoal samples excavated in 2007. Report prepared for UCLA/RUG Fayum Project.

Marston, John M. 2003. Plant remains from Middle and Late Phrygian domestic contexts at Gordion, Turkey (1993-1994). MASCA Ethnobotanical Laboratory Report 34. University of Pennsylvania Museum, Philadelphia.

Marston, John M. 2000. “Ipomoea” and “Vitis.” In Laboratory Guide to Archaeological Plant Remains from Eastern North America, edited by Gayle J. Fritz. 2nd ed. http://artsci.wustl.edu/~gjfritz/

Top


Conferences and Presentations

(* = coauthored with graduate student; † = coauthored with undergraduate student; ‡ = received award for best paper or poster)

Oral Presentations

“Hellenistic agricultural economy in the southern Levant: new evidence from Ashkelon” (first author, with Kathleen J. Birney) Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, 2017

“Provisioning and agricultural economy at Roman Gordion: integrating archaeobotany and zooarchaeology” (second author, with Canan Çakırlar) 13th Meeting of the Archaeozoology of Southwest Asia Working Group, International Council for Archaeozoology, 2017

“Phrygian cuisine at Kerkenes: a synthesis of ceramic and botanical evidence for food storage and cooking” (second author, with Sarah R. Graff82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2017

“Provisioning and agricultural economy at Roman Gordion: integrating archaeobotany and zooarchaeology” (first author, with Canan Çakırlar) 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2017

“Naomi F. Miller and applied paleoethnobotany of the ancient Near East” (third author, with Chantel White and Alan Farahani) 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2017

* “Animal and plant economies at Islamic and Crusader Ashkelon” (first author, with Deirdre Fulton and *Kathleen Forste) Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, 2016

* “Modeling the role of fire in the competitive exclusion of Neanderthals” (third author, with *Anna Goldfield and *Ross Booton) 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2016

“Woodland ecology and wood fuel use in the Epipaleolithic and early Neolithic Fayum, Egypt” 39th Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology, 2016

* “Investigating economic and social impacts of agricultural production and consumption at Islamic Ashkelon” (first author, with *Kathleen Forste) Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, 2015

* “New evidence for agriculture and economy at Crusader Period Ashkelon” (third author, with Tracy Hoffman and *Kathleen Forste) Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, 2015

† “Reconstructing Late Bronze Age agriculture at Kaymakçı, western Turkey” (second author, with †Nami Shin) 38th Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology, 2015

“Reconstructing agricultural decision making from paleoethnobotanical remains” 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2015

* “Paleoethnobotanical investigations of the economy of Islamic Ashkelon” (second author, with *Kathleen Forste) 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2015

“Archaeological perspectives on desert adaptation in the Roman Fayum, Egypt” American Academy in Rome conference Diet and Environment in the Roman World, 2014

“Agricultural adaptation to climate change in central Turkey, 1500 BCE – 500 CE” 36th Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology, 2013

“People, agriculture, and climate in the ancient eastern Mediterranean,” DISCCRS VII Symposium, 2012

“Ratios and simple Statistics in paleoethnobotanical analysis” 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2011

“Intensive agriculture and landscape degradation at Roman Gordion” (first author, with Naomi F. Miller), 112th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, 2011

‡ “Assessing the long-term sustainability of agricultural systems: an archaeological case study” 33rd Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology, 2010

‡ “Identifying agricultural risk management using paleoethnobotanical remains” 75th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2010

“Archaeobotanical applications of VPSEM” UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology symposium “From the Field to the Microscope: in situ Scanning Electron Microscopy and Microanalysis in Conservation, Art and Archaeology” 2010

‡ “Agricultural strategies and risk management at Gordion” 111th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, 2010

“Reconstructing the functions of wood in domestic and industrial space through charcoal analysis” 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2007

“An ethnoarchaeological model for the acquisition of wood resources at Gordion, Turkey” 30th Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology, 2007

“The human behavioral ecology of wood acquisition and deposition at Gordion” University of Pennsylvania Museum symposium “The Archaeology of Phrygian Gordion” 2007

Posters

‡ † “Elite feasting and monumental dedication at Early Phrygian Gordion, central Turkey” (second author, with †Emily Johnson) 40th Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology

† “Morphometric measurements of wheat and barley at ancient Gordion, Turkey” (first author, with †Emily Ubik) 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2016

† “Food offerings and feasting in Middle Bronze Age burial contexts from the Körös region, Hungary” (second author, with †Kayla Pio) 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2016

† “Agricultural implications of wheat and barley grain measurements at ancient Gordion, Turkey” (second author, with †Emily Ubik) 38th Annual Conference of the Society of Ethnobiology, 2015

“Agricultural adaptation to climate variation in Iron Age Central Anatolia” Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, 2013

“Agricultural adaptation to highland central Anatolia: new data from the Iron Age city of Kerkenes” 78th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2013

Conferences and Workshops Organized

Charcoal identification workshop, Environmental Archaeology Laboratory, Boston University, August 21-25, 2017

Charcoal identification workshop, Environmental Archaeology Laboratory, Boston University, August 15-19, 2016

Second Annual Meeting of the Northeast Environmental Archaeology Network (NEEAN), Boston University, October 3, 2015

Charcoal identification workshop, Environmental Archaeology Laboratory, Boston University, August 17-21, 2015

Charcoal identification workshop, Environmental Archaeology Laboratory, Boston University, August 11-15, 2014

First Annual Meeting of the Northeast Environmental Archaeology Network (NEEAN), Boston University, April 5, 2014

“The past and present of human interactions with coastal environments: towards a new interdisciplinary graduate training program” Symposium Organizer, Brown University Environmental Change Initiative, October 8, 2011

Conference Sessions Organized

“Archaeologies of empire and environment” Session Organizer and Chair (with Melissa Rosenzweig), 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology [Selected for sponsorship by AAA AD; finalist for SAA-Amerind Seminar award], 2017

“2017 Fryxell Award symposium: papers in honor of Naomi F. Miller” Session Organizer (with Alan Farahani and Chantel White), 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2017

“Current methods in paleoethnobotany” Session Organizer and Chair (with Jade d’Alpoim Guedes and Christina Warinner), 76th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, 2011

Top


Invited Lectures and Workshops

“Woodland ecology and wood fuel use in the Epipaleolithic and early Neolithic Fayum, Egypt” American Research Center in Egypt, Tucson AZ chapter, and University of Arizona Tree-Ring Laboratory, 2018

“Agricultural strategies and environmental change in ancient Anatolia” Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 2017

“Plant ecology and agricultural sustainability in ancient central Turkey” Harvard University Herbaria Research Symposium, 2017

“Agricultural sustainability and environmental change in the ancient eastern Mediterranean” Program in Biogeoscience, Boston University, 2016

“Agricultural sustainability and environmental change in the ancient eastern Mediterranean” Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston College, 2016

“Agricultural sustainability and environmental change in the ancient eastern Mediterranean” Quinnipiac University, 2015

“Agricultural sustainability and climate-change adaptation in ancient Anatolia” School of Social Science, University of Queensland, Australia, 2015

“Wood anatomy and archaeological charcoal analysis” Department of Anthropology, Washington State University, 2015

“Plant ecology and agricultural sustainability in ancient Turkey” Arnold Arboretum Research Symposium, Boston, 2014

“Agricultural sustainability and climate-change adaptation in ancient Anatolia” Department of Anthropology, Pennsylvania State University, 2014

“Agropastoral strategies as climate-change adaptation in ancient Anatolia” Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, 2014

“Agricultural sustainability and climate-change adaptation in the ancient eastern Mediterranean” Junior Faculty Research Seminar (Tertulia), Boston University, 2014

“Agricultural sustainability and climate-change adaptation in the ancient eastern Mediterranean” University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2014

“Agricultural sustainability and climate-change adaptation in the eastern Mediterranean” Connecticut College, 2013

Invited Panelist, Mixed Methods and Interdisciplinary Research Practice Mini-Conference, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2012

“Agricultural sustainability and cultural resilience in the ancient eastern Mediterranean,” Department of Anthropology, Boston University, 2012

“Towards a regional perspective on agricultural sustainability in the imperial eastern Mediterranean,” Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University, 2012

“Paleoethnobotanical analysis and reconstructing environmental change in the ancient eastern Mediterranean,” Department of Classics, Union College, 2012

“Long-term environmental sustainability and cultural resilience in the eastern Mediterranean,” Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park, 2012

“Long-term environmental sustainability and cultural resilience in the eastern Mediterranean,” Department of Archaeology, Boston University, 2012

“Long-term environmental sustainability and cultural resilience in the eastern Mediterranean,” Department of Anthropology, Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne, 2012

“Long-term environmental sustainability and cultural resilience in the eastern Mediterranean,” Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012

“Agriculture and long-term environmental sustainability in the eastern Mediterranean,” Center for Environmental Studies, Williams College, 2012

“Agricultural risk and sustainability in the ancient eastern Mediterranean,” Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham, 2011

“Long-term agricultural sustainability in the ancient Mediterranean,” Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Whittier College, 2011

“Agriculture, risk, and sustainability in ancient Anatolia,” Department of Anthropology, University of Connecticut, 2011

“Archaeological perspectives on agricultural risk and sustainability,” Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, 2011

“The environmental archaeology of agricultural sustainability in ancient Anatolia,” Fiske Center for Archaeological Research, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 2011

“Archaeological perspectives on climate adaptation,” Environmental Change Initiative, Brown University, 2010

“Land use and abuse in ancient Anatolia,” Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology, Brown University, 2010

“Risk, sustainability, and decision making: evaluating agricultural strategies in ancient Anatolia,” Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2010

“Modern ecology and ancient environments at Gordion, Turkey,” Anatolia Research Interest Group, UCLA, 2008

Top