Happy 25th anniversary, Geoarchaeology

As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations, the virtual special issue (25 Papers from 25 Years) is now live on the Geoarchaeology web page.

25 Papers from 25 Years: A Special Virtual Issue of Geoarchaeology, April 2010
Edited by Jamie Woodward, Gary Huckleberry, Paul Goldberg and Rolfe Mandel

    This collection of downloadable pdf files has been compiled to mark the publication of the 25th volume of Geoarchaeology. The broad aim was to produce a Virtual Special Issue of 25 papers to showcase some of the most important and influential papers that have been published in the journal over the last 25 years. At the same time, a key objective was to ensure that, as far as possible, the collection covered all areas of geoarchaeology and was broadly representative of the journal's history. We have combined qualitative and quantitative data to assemble this Virtual Issue by canvassing all of the journal's Associate Editors (inviting them to identify the most influential papers in their respective fields), and by using citation data (as one measure of impact in the wider academy) to fine tune the list. The selected papers are listed in chronological order and present a diversity of theories, models, approaches, and empirical datasets derived from research across six continents. We anticipate that this Virtual Issue will be of use to both students and researchers, and we hope it will generate debate. It is a fitting way to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Geoarchaeology: An International Journal.

    Late Quaternary environmental history of the southern Levant
    Paul Goldberg

    Rates of fluvial sedimentation: Implications for archaeological variability
    C. Reid Ferring

    Paleorivers and geoarchaeology in the southern Egyptian Sahara
    William P. McHugh, John F. McCauley, C. Vance Haynes, Carol S. Breed, Gerald G. Schaber

    A "marginality" model to explain major spatial and temporal gaps in the old and new world Pleistocene settlement records
    Karl W. Butzer

    Impact of hydro-isostatic Holocene sea-level change on the geologic context of Island archaeological sites, Northern Ha'apai group, Kingdom of Tonga
    William R. Dickinson, David V. Burley, Richard Shutler Jr.

    Geochronology of paleoenvironmental change, clovis type site, Blackwater Draw, New Mexico
    C. Vance Haynes Jr.

    Short-term, post-burial change in a humic rendzina soil, Overton Down Experimental Earthwork, Wiltshire, England
    J. Crowther, R. I. Macphail, G. M. Cruise

    Solving archaeological problems using techniques of soil magnetism
    Rinita A. Dalan, Subir K. Banerjee

    Evaluating artifact burial by Eolian versus Bioturbation processes, South Carolina sandhills, USA
    David S. Leigh

    Soil constraints on Northwest Yucatán, Mexico: Pedoarchaeology and Maya Subsistence at Chunchucmil
    Timothy Beach

    The Loess/Paleosol record and the nature of the Younger Dryas climate in central China
    David B. Madsen, Li Jingzen, Robert G. Elston, Xu Cheng, Robert L. Bettinger, Geng Kan, P. Jeff Brantingham, Zhong Kan

    A reinterpretation of the Great Pit at Hofstaoir, Iceland using sediment thin section micromorphology
    Ian A. Simpson, Karen B. Milek, Garðar Guðmundsson

    The evolution of Paleoindian geochronology and typology on the Great Plains
    Vance T. Holliday

    Prehistoric shepherds and caves in the Trieste Karst (Northeastern Italy)
    Giovanni Boschian, Emanuela Montagnari-Kokelj

    Geochronology and climate change of the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in the Darb el Arba'in Desert, Eastern Sahara
    C. Vance Haynes Jr.

    The sedimentary records in Mediterranean rockshelters and caves: Archives of environmental change
    Jamie C. Woodward, Paul Goldberg

    The microstratigraphic record of abrupt climate changes in cave sediments of the Western Mediterranean
    Marie-Agnès Courty, Josep Vallverduc

    Darwin would be proud: Bioturbation, dynamic denudation, and the power of theory in science
    D. L. Johnson

    The effects of temporal and spatial patterns of Holocene erosion and alluviation on the archaeological record of the Central and Eastern Great Plains, U.S.A.
    E. Arthur Bettis III, Rolfe D. Mandel

    Dynamic landscapes, artifact taphonomy, and landuse modeling in the western Mediterranean
    C. Michael Barton, Joan Bernabeu, J. Emili Aura, Oreto Garcia, Neus La Roca

    Geoarchaeology of the Kostenki-Borshchevo sites, Don River Valley, Russia
    Vance T. Holliday, John F. Hoffecker, Paul Goldberg, Richard I. Macphail, Steven L. Forman, Mikhail Anikovich, Andrei Sinitsyn

    Biogeochemical studies of a Native American runoff agroecosystem
    Jonathan A. Sandor, Jay B. Norton, Jeffrey A. Homburg, Deborah A. Muenchrath, Carleton S. White, Stephen E. Williams, Celeste I. Havener, Peter D. Stahl

    Identification of lime plaster in prehistory using petrographic methods: A review and reconsideration of the data on the basis of experimental and case studies
    Panagiotis Karkanas

    The surface archaeological record in arid Australia: Geomorphic controls on preservation, exposure, and visibility
    Patricia C. Fanning, Simon J. Holdaway, Ed J. Rhodes, Tessa G. Bryant

    Mid-Pleistocene pozzolanic volcanic ash in ancient Roman concretes
    Marie Jackson, Daniel Deocampo, Fabrizio Marra, Barry Scheetz