Old Stone Age

OSA - Publications

La Ferrassie (France)
Turq, A., H. Dibble, L. Chiotti, P. Goldberg, S. McPherron, D. Sandgathe, L. Bruxelles, G. Guerin, J.-J. Hublin, S. Lin, S. Madelaine, B. Maureille, N. Mercier, Y. Penhouet, V. Sinet Matiot, T. E. Steele & S. Talamo. Report of 2012 La Ferrassie Excavations. [PDF]

Roc de Marsal (France)
Dibble, H., C. Marean, and S. McPherron. 2007. On the Use of Barcodes in Excavation Projects with Examples from Mossel Bay (South Africa) and Roc de Marsal (France). The SAA Archaeological Record 7, no. 1: 33-38.

Gernat, Tim, Shannon J.P. McPherron, Harold Dibble, and Jean-Jacques Hublin. 2008. An Application of Structured Light Scanning to Documenting Excavated Surfaces and in situ Finds: Examples from the Middle Paleolithic Sites of Jonzac and Roc de Marsal, France. In Layers of Perception, ed. P. Posluschny, K. Lambers, and Irmela Herzog, 51-56. Bonn: Dr. Rudolf Habelt.

Turq, Alain, Harold Dibble, Jean Philippe Faivre, Paul Goldberg, Shannon J.P. McPherron, and Dennis Sandgathe. 2008. Le Mousté rien Ré cent Du Pé rigord Noir : Quoi De Neuf ? In Les Socié té s du Palé olithique dans un Grand Sud-ouest de la France: nouveaux gisements, nouveaux ré sultats, nouvelles mé thodes, ed. J. Jaubert, J.-G. Bordes, and I. Ortega, 83-94. Mé moire de la Socié té Pré historique Française 48.

Pech de l'Azé IV (France)
Dibble, H. L, T. Raczek, and S. P McPherron. 2005. Excavator bias at the Site of Pech de l'Azé IV, France. Journal of Field Archaeology 30: 317-328.

Dibble, Harold L., Francesco Berna, Paul Goldberg, Shannon P. McPherron, Susan Mentzer, Laura Niven, Daniel Richter, Dennis Sandgathe, Isabelle Théry-Parisot, and Alan Turq. 2009. A Preliminary Report on Pech de l'Azé IV, Layer 8 (Middle Paleolithic, France). PaleoAnthropology 2009: 182-219.

McPherron, Shannon J.P. 2005. Artifact orientations and site formation processes from total station proveniences. Journal of Archaeological Science 32, no. 7: 1003-1014.

McPherron, Shannon P., and Harold L. Dibble. 2000. The Lithic Assemblages of Pech de l'Azé IV (Dordogne, France). Préhistoire Européenne 15: 9-43.

McPherron, S., H. L. Dibble, and P. Goldberg. 2005. Z. Geoarchaeology 20, no. 3: 243-262. doi:10.1002/gea.20048.

McPherron, Shannon P., Marie Soressi, and Harold L. Dibble. 2001. Deux nouveaux projets de recherche Pech de l'Azé (Dordogne, France). Préhistoire du Sud-Ouest 8: 11-30.

Turq, Alain, Harold Dibble, Jean Philippe Faivre, Paul Goldberg, Shannon J.P. McPherron, and Dennis Sandgathe. 2008. Le Moustérien Récent Du Périgord Noir : Quoi De Neuf ? In Les Sociétés du Paléolithique dans un Grand Sud-ouest de la France: nouveaux gisements, nouveaux résultats, nouvelles méthodes, ed. J. Jaubert, J.-G. Bordes, and I. Ortega, 83-94. Mémoire de la Société Préhistorique Française 48.

Fontéchevade (France)
Chase, Philip G., André Debénath, Harold L. Dibble, and Shannon P. McPherron. 2009. The Cave of Fontéchevade: A New Investigation of the Site and its Paleoanthropological Implications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Chase, Philip G., André Debénath, Harold L. Dibble, Shannon P. McPherron, Henry P. Schwarcz, Jr. Stafford, and Jean-François Tournepiche. 2007. New dates for the Fontéchevade (Charente, France) Homo remains. Journal of Human Evolution 52, no. 2: 217-221.

Dibble, Harold L., Shannon P. McPherron, Philip Chase, William Farrand, and André Debénath. 2006. Taphonomy and the Concept of Paleolithic Cultures: The Case of the Tayacian from Fontéchevade (Charente, France). PaleoAnthropology: 1-21.

ASPS (Egypt)
Chiotti, L., H. L Dibble, D. I Olszewski, S. P McPherron, and U. A Schurmans. 2009. Middle Palaeolithic lithic technology from the western high desert of Egypt. Journal of Field Archaeology 34, no. 3: 307-318.

Chiotti, L., D. Olszewski, H. Dibble, S. McPherron, U. Schurmans, and J. Smith. 2007. Paleolithic Abydos Reconstructing Individual Behaviors across the High Desert Landscape. In The Archaeology and Art of Ancient Egypt: essays in honor of David B. O'Connor, ed. Z. Hawass and J. Richards. Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities Press.

Chiotti, Laurent, Harold L. Dibble, Shannon P. McPherron, Deborah I. Olszewski, and Utsav A. Schurmans. 2009. Prospections sur les plateaux dé sertiques du dé sert libyque é gyptien (Abydos, Moyenne é gypte). Quelques exemples de technologies lithiques. L'Anthropologie 113, no. 2: 341-355.

Dibble, Harold, Shannon McPherron, and Thomas McPherron. 2007. 12V. The SAA Archaeological Record 7, no. 4: 35-41.

Dibble, Harold, Shannon McPherron, Deborah Olszewski, Jen Smith, Utsav Schurmans, and Laurent Chiotti. 2008. Prehistoric Abydos : Africa's Gateway to the World. Expedition 50, no. 3: 17-22.

McPherron, Shannon P., and Harold L. Dibble. 2003. Using Computers in Adverse Field Conditions: Tales from the Egyptian Desert. The SAA Archaeological Record 3, no. 5: 28-32.

McPherron, Shannon R., Harold A. Dibble, and Deborah Olszewski. 2008. GPS Survey and On-Site Stone Tool Analysis: Equipping Teams for Landscape Analysis in the Egyptian High Desert. In Layers of Perception, ed. P. Posluschny, K. Lambers, and Irmela Herzog, CD. Bonn: Dr. Rudolf Habelt.

Olszewski, Deborah, Shannon McPherron, Harold L. Dibble, and Marie Soressi. 2001. Middle Egypt in Prehistory: A Search for the Origins of Modern Human Behavior and Human Dispersal. Expedition 43, no. 2: 31-37.

Olszewski, Deborah I., Harold L. Dibble, Utsav A. Schurmans, Shannon P. McPherron, Laurent Chiotti, and Jennifer Smith. 2010. Middle Paleolithic Settlement Systems: Theoretical and Modeling Frameworks Using High Desert Survey Data from Abydos, Egypt. In Settlement Dynamics: Volume 3, ed. Nicholas Conard and A. Delagnes, 81-101. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag.

Olszewski, Deborah I., Harold L. Dibble, Utsav A. Schurmans, Shannon P. McPherron, and Jennifer R. Smith. 2005. High Desert Paleolithic Survey at Abydos (Egypt): Preliminary Report. Journal of Field Archaeology 30: 283-303.

Combe-Capelle Bas (France)
Dibble, H. 1986 Description et Historique du site de Combe-Capelle. Bulletin de la Sociétéd'Etudes et de Recherches Préhistoriques Les Eyzies vol. 35:7-11.

Dibble, H., and Michel Lenoir, eds. 1995. The Middle Paleolithic Site of Combe-Capelle Bas (France). Philadelphia: University Museum Press.

Dibble, H. L., and S. P. McPherron. 1988. On the Computerization of Archaeological Projects. Journal of Field Archaeology 15: 431-440.

Dibble, H., M. Lenoir, J.-P. Texier. 1990 Un site préhistorique de la vallée de la Couze. Combe-Capelle à Saint-Avit-Sénieur. Les Cahiers de la Vallée de la Couze 1:32-35. CIRC, Montferrand-du-Périgord.

Dibble, H. L., and S. P. McPherron. 1996. A Multimedia Companion to The Middle Paleolithic Site of Combe-Capelle Bas (France). Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum.

Dibble, H. et Lenoir, M.. 1997 Données Nouvelles sur le Gisement de Combe-Capelle à Saint-Avit-Sénieur (Dordogne). Gallia Préhistoire 39:31-83.

Dibble, Harold L., and Shannon P. McPherron. 1997. The Making of Combe-Capelle on CD ROM. Journal of Field Archaeology 24: 59-66.

Dibble, Harold L., Shannon P. McPherron, and Barbara J. Roth. 1999. Virtual Dig: A Simulated Archaeological Excavation of a Middle Paleolithic Site in France. Palo Alto: Mayfield.

McPherron, S., H. L. Dibble, and P. Goldberg. 2005. Z. Geoarchaeology 20, no. 3: 243-262. doi:10.1002/gea.20048.

McPherron, S., and H. Dibble. 2007. Artifact Orientations from Total Station Proveniences. In The World is in your eyes, ed. Alexandra Figueiredo and Gonçalo Velho, 161-166. Tomar: CAAPortugal.

Roth, B., and Dibble, H. 1998 The Production And Transport of Blanks and Tools at the French Middle Paleolithic Site of Combe-Capelle Bas. American Antiquity 63(1):47-62.

Valladas, Hélène, Norbert Mercier, Jean Louis Joron, Shannon P. McPherron, Harold L. Dibble, and Michel Lenoir. 2003. TL Dates for the Middle Paleolithic Site of Combe-Capelle Bas, France. Journal of Archaeological Science 30: 1443-1450. doi:10.1016/S0305-4403(03)00039-6.

Methods and Computer Applications
Dibble, H., C. Marean, and S. McPherron. 2007. On the Use of Barcodes in Excavation Projects with Examples from Mossel Bay (South Africa) and Roc de Marsal (France). The SAA Archaeological Record 7, no. 1: 33-38.

Dibble, H. L, T. Raczek, and S. P McPherron. 2005. Excavator bias at the Site of Pech de l'Azé IV, France. Journal of Field Archaeology 30: 317-328.

Dibble, H. L., and S. P. McPherron. 1988. On the Computerization of Archaeological Projects. Journal of Field Archaeology 15: 431-440.

Dibble, H. L., T. Raczek, and S. P. McPherron. 2005. Identifying, Measuring and Correcting Bias in Museum Collections: A Case Study from the Site of Pech de l'Azé IV. Journal of Field Archaeology 30: 317-328.

Dibble, Harold, Shannon McPherron, and Thomas McPherron. 2007. 12V. The SAA Archaeological Record 7, no. 4: 35-41.

Dibble, Harold L., and Shannon P. McPherron. 1997. The Making of Combe-Capelle on CD ROM. Journal of Field Archaeology 24: 59-66.

Dibble, Harold L., Shannon P. McPherron, Dennis Sandgathe, Paul Goldberg, Alain Turq, and Michel Lenoir. 2009. Context, curation, and bias: an evaluation of the Middle Paleolithic collections of Combe-Grenal (France). Journal of Archaeological Science 36: 2540-2550. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2009.07.010.

Gernat, Tim, Shannon J.P. McPherron, Harold Dibble, and Jean-Jacques Hublin. 2008. An Application of Structured Light Scanning to Documenting Excavated Surfaces and in situ Finds: Examples from the Middle Paleolithic Sites of Jonzac and Roc de Marsal, France. In Layers of Perception, ed. P. Posluschny, K. Lambers, and Irmela Herzog, 51-56. Bonn: Dr. Rudolf Habelt.

McPherron, Shannon P. 1991. Digitalisation d'images et analyse des materiaux lithiques. In Paléolithique et Mésolithique du Nord de la France, ed. A. Tuffreau, 21-26. 3. Lille: Publications du CERP.

McPherron, Shannon J.P. 2005. Artifact orientations and site formation processes from total station proveniences. Journal of Archaeological Science 32, no. 7: 1003-1014. doi:doi: DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2005.01.015.

McPherron, S., and H. Dibble. 2007. Artifact Orientations from Total Station Proveniences. In The World is in your eyes, ed. Alexandra Figueiredo and Gonçalo Velho, 161-166. Tomar: CAAPortugal.

McPherron, S. P., and H. L. Dibble. 1987. Hardware and Software Complexity in Computerizing Archaeological Projects. Advances in Computer Archaeology 4: 25-40.

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McPherron, Shannon P, and Harold L Dibble. 2002. Using Computers in Archaeology: A Practical Guide. New York: McGraw Hill.

McPherron, Shannon P., and Harold L. Dibble. 1991. Computers and Prehistoric Archaeology. Les Cahiers de la Vallée de la Couze 2-3: 69-73.

---. 2003. Using Computers in Adverse Field Conditions: Tales from the Egyptian Desert. The SAA Archaeological Record 3, no. 5: 28-32.

McPherron, Shannon R., Harold A. Dibble, and Deborah Olszewski. 2008. GPS Survey and On-Site Stone Tool Analysis: Equipping Teams for Landscape Analysis in the Egyptian High Desert. In Layers of Perception, ed. P. Posluschny, K. Lambers, and Irmela Herzog, CD. Bonn: Dr. Rudolf Habelt.