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Gordon C. Hillman
complete publications list
The following list includes all the publications by Gordon C. Hillman, Honorary Professor at the Institute of Archaeology, and retired Reader in Archaeobotany. Where available links to on-line versions are provided. (With more downloadable versions to follow).
Hillman, G. C. (1977) Grain [In: H. Miles, Excavations at Killibury Hillfort, Egloshayle 1975-6, 89-121]. Cornish Archaeology 16, 110.
Hillman, G. C. (1977) Ist Brot älter als wir dachten? Bild der Wissenschaft 6, 2-3.
Hillman, G. C. (1978) On the origins of domestic rye - Secale cereale: the finds from aceramic Can Hasan III in Turkey. Anatolian Studies 28, 157-174. from JSTOR
Hillman, G. C. (1978) Remains of crops and other plants from Carmarthen (Church Street). In G. C. Boon (ed.) Roman sites, 107-12. Cardiff, Cambrian Archaeological Association, Monographs and Collections 1.
Hillman, G. C. (1979) Summary of plant remains recovered from the Old Estate Office site [In R. S. Kelly, Excavation on two medieval sites in Conway, 104-18]. Archaeologia Cambrensis 128, 118.
Dimbleby, G., van Zeist, W., Harlan, J. R., Hillman, G. C. and Hopf, M. (1981) Hans Helbaek, Hon. D.Sc., Hon. D. Phil., F.M.L.S., Hon. F.S.A. 1907-1981. Journal of Archaeological Science 8, 311-314.
Hillman, G. C. (1981) Cereal remains from Tell Ilbol and Tell Qaramel. In J. Matthers (ed.) The River Qoueiq, northern Syria, and its catchment, 503-507. Oxford, BAR, International Series 98.
Hillman, G. C. (1981) [Charred grain identifications] [In S. I. White, Excavations at Capel Eithin, Gaerwen, Anglesey, 1980: first interim report, 15-27]. Anglesey Antiquarian Society and Field Club Transactions 1981, 19.
Hillman, G. C. (1981) Crop husbandry: evidence from macroscopic remains. In I. G. Simmons and M. J. Tooley (ed.) The environment in British prehistory, 183-191. London, Duckworth.
Hillman, G. C. (1981) Macroscopic remains of an estuarine flora. In S. McGrail (ed.) The Brigg "raft" and her prehistoric environment, 147-52. Oxford, BAR, British Series 89.
Hillman, G. C. (1981) Possible evidence of grain-roasting at Iron Age Pembrey [In: G. Williams, Survey and excavation on Pembrey Mountain, 3-34]. The Carmarthenshire Antiquary 17, 25-28, 30.
Hillman, G. C. (1981) Reconstructing crop husbandry practices from charred remains of crops. In R. Mercer (ed.) Farming practice in British prehistory, 123-162. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press.
Hillman, G. C. (1981) The barleys from Iron Age Rifa'at. In J. Matthers (ed.) The River Qoueiq, northern Syria, and its catchment, 508-510. Oxford, BAR, International Series 98.
Hillman, G. C. (1982) Charred remains of medieval crops from Mesolithic levels: an example of vertical intrusion into deep deposits [In J. Manley and E. Healey, Excavations at Hendre, Rhuddlan, 18-48]. Archaeologia Cambrensis 131, 43-44.
Hillman, G. C. (1982) Appendix 6. Charred remains of plants [In: W. Britnell, The excavation of two round barrows at Trelystan, Powys, 133-201]. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 48, 198-200.
Hillman, G. C. (1982) Charred remains of plants [In M. Ehrenberg, J. Price, V. Vale, The excavation of two Bronze Age round barrows at Welsh St. Donats, South Glamorgan, 776-842]. Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 29, 776-842.
Hillman, G. C. (1982) Crop husbandry at the medieval farmstead, Cefn Graeanog: reconstructions from charred remains of plants [In R. S. Kelly, The excavation of a medieval farmstead at Cefn Graeanog, Clynnog, Gwynedd, 859-908]. Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies 29, 901-907.
Hillman, G. C. (1982) Evidence for spelting malt. In R. Leech (ed.) Excavations at Catsgore 1970-1973: a Romano-British village, 137-141. Bristol, Western Archaeological Trust, Excavation Monograph 2.
Hillman, G. C., Robins, G. V., Oduwole, D., Sales, K. D. and McNeil, D. A. C. (1983) Determination of thermal histories of archeological cereal grains with Electron Spin Resonance Spectroscopy. Science 222, 1235-1236. from Science
Hillman, G. C. (1984) Interpretation of archaeological plant remains: the application of ethnographic models from Turkey. In W. van Zeist and W. A. Casparie (ed.) Plants and ancient man. Studies in palaeoethnobotany, 1-41. Rotterdam, A.A. Balkema.
Hillman, G. C. (1984) Traditional husbandry and processing of archaic cereals in modern times. Part I, the glume-wheats. Bulletin on Sumerian Agriculture 1, 114-152.
Hillman, G. C. (1985) Plant remains [In R. B. White, Excavations in Caernarfon 1976-7, 53-105]. Archaeologia Cambrensis 134, 101-103.
Hillman, G. C. (1985) Traditional husbandry and processing of archaic cereals in modern times. Part II, the free-threshing cereals. Bulletin on Sumerian Agriculture 2, 1-31.
Hillman, G. C., Robins, G. V., Oduwole, D., Sales, K. D. and McNeil, D. A. C. (1985) The use of electron spin resonance spectroscopy to determine the thermal histories of cereal grains. Journal of Archaeological Science 12, 49-58.
Hillman, G. C. (1986) Carbonised plant remains from Keston, N. Kent. London, English Heritage, AML Report OS 4962,
Hillman, G. C. (1986) Olive stone. In J. D. Zienkiewicz (ed.) The legionary fortress baths at Caerleon. II. The finds, 224. Cardiff, National Museum of Wales/CADW.
Hillman, G. C. (1986) Plant foods in ancient diet: the archaeological role of palaeofaeces in general and Lindow Man's gut contents in particular. In I. M. Stead, J. B. Bourke and D. Brothwell (ed.) Lindow Man: the body in the bog, 99-115, 198-202. London, British Museum.
Moore, A. M. T., Gowlett, J. A. J., Hedges, R. E. M., Hillman, G. C., Legge, A. J. and Rowley-Conwy, P. A. (1986) Radiocarbon Accelerator (AMS) dates for the Epipaleolithic settlement at Abu Hureyra, Syria. Radiocarbon 28, 1068-1076. Download PDF
Robins, D., Sales, K., Oduwole, D., Holden, T. and Hillman, G. C. (1986) Postscript: last minute results from ESR Spectroscopy concerning the cooking of Lindow Man's last meal. In I. M. Stead, J. B. Bourke and D. Brothwell (ed.) Lindow Man: the body in the bog, 140-142, 204. London, British Museum.
Parkhouse, J. (1988) A preliminary note on environmental samples [Reports examination by G.C. Hillman]. In D. M. Robinson (ed.) Biglis, Caldicot & Llandough. Three late Iron Age and Romano-British sites in south-east Wales excavations 1977-79, 64. Oxford, BAR, British Series 188.
Wendorf, F., Schild, R., Close, A. E., Hillman, G. C., Hanna Wizckowska, Gautier, A. and Neer, W. V. (1988) New radiocarbon dates and Late Palaeolithic diet at Wadi Kubbaniya. Antiquity 62, 279-283. from Antiquity
Harris, D. R. and Hillman, G. C. (1989) Foraging and farming: The evolution of plant exploitation. London, Unwin Hyman, One World Archaeology 13.
Hillman, G. C. (1989) Late Palaeolithic plant foods from Wadi Kubbaniya in Upper Egypt: dietary diversity, infant weaning, and seasonality in a riverine environment. In D. R. Harris and G. C. Hillman (ed.) Foraging and farming: the evolution of plant exploitation, 207-239. London, Unwin Hyman, One World Archaeology 13.
Hillman, G. C., Colledge, S. M. and Harris, D. R. (1989) Plant-food economy during the Epipalaeolithic period at Tell Abu Hureyra, Syria: dietary diversity, seasonality, and modes of exploitation. In D. R. Harris and G. C. Hillman (ed.) Foraging and farming: the evolution of plant exploitation, 240-268. London, Unwin Hyman, One World Archaeology 13.
Hillman, G. C., Madeyska, E. and Hather, J. (1989) Wild plant foods and diet at Late Paleolithic Wadi Kubbaniya: the evidence from charred remains. In F. Wendorf, R. Schild and A. E. Close (ed.) The prehistory of Wadi Kubbaniya. Volume 2. Stratigraphy, paleoeconomy, and environment, 162-242. Dallas, TX, Southern Methodist University Press. Buy book
Hillman, G. C. (1991) Chapter 13.6. Charred Iron Age crop remains from the Breiddin Hillfort. In C. R. Musson, W. J. Britnell and A. G. Smith (ed.) The Breiddin Hillfort: a later prehistoric settlement in the Welsh Marches, Fiche 232-235. London, Council for British Archaeology, Research Report 76. Download PDF
Hillman, G. C. (1991) Chapter 11.4. Duckweeds and starworts: waterlogged plant macro-remains from Buckbean Pond, Breiddin Hillfort. In C. R. Musson, W. J. Britnell and A. G. Smith (ed.) The Breiddin Hillfort: a later prehistoric settlement in the Welsh Marches, Fiche 170-179. London, Council for British Archaeology, Research Report 76. Download PDF
Hillman, G. C. (1991) Phytosociology and ancient weed floras: taking account of taphonomy and changes in cultivation methods. In D. R. Harris and K. D. Thomas (ed.) Modelling ecological change, 27-40. London, Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
Hillman, G. C. (1991) Reply to M. A. Blumler, The ecological genetics of domestication and the origins of agriculture, 23-54. Current Anthropology 32, 39-41. from JSTOR
Hillman, G. C. (1991) Reply to S. J. Ulijaszek, Human Dietary Change, 271-279. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 334, 278.
Hillman, G. C. and Davies, M. S. (1991) Proporcions de domesticació mesurables en blats i ordis silvestres en conreus primitius, i les seves implicacions arqueològiques. Cota Zero 7, 9-35.
McLaren, F. S., Evans, J. and Hillman, G. C. (1991) Identification of charred seeds from Epipalaeolithic sites of S.W. Asia. In E. Pernick and G. A. Wagner (ed.) Archaeometry '90: Proceedings of the 26th International Symposium on Archaeometry, Heidelberg, 1990, 797-806. Basel, Birkhaüser.
Sales, K. D., Oduwole, A. D., Robins, D., Hillman, G. C. and Holden, T. G. (1991) An analysis of the stomach contents of Lindow Man with ESR spectroscopy. In J. Renfrew (ed.) New light on early farming: recent developments in palaeoethnobotany, 51-58. Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press.
Smith, A. G., Girling, M. A., Green, C. A., Hillman, G. C. and Limbrey, S. (1991) Chapter 6. Buckbean Pond: The environmental evidence. In C. R. Musson, W. J. Britnell and A. G. Smith (ed.) The Breiddin Hillfort: a late prehistoric settlement in the Welsh Marches, 95-111. London, Council for British Archaeology, Research Report 76. Download PDF
Charles, M. P. and Hillman, G. C. (1992) Crop husbandry in a desert environment: evidence from the charred macro-remains from Jeitun, Turkmenistan [In Russian]. In V. M. Masson (ed.) Novye Issledovaniye na posselenii Dzheitun, 83-94. Ashkhabad, Akademiya Nauk Turkmenistana, Materialy IUTAKE 4.
Davies, M. S. and Hillman, G. C. (1992) Domestication of cereals. In G. P. Chapman (ed.) Grass evolution and domestication, 199-224. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press. Google Books: books.google.com/books?isbn=052141654X
Hillman, G. C. (1992) Grain processing at 3rd century Wilderspool. In J. Hinchliffe and J. H. Williams (ed.) Roman Warrington: excavations at Wilderspool 1966-9 and 1976, 167-9. Manchester, University of Manchester, Department of Archaeology, Brigantia Monograph No. 2.
Hillman, G. C. (1992) Grains from Wilmington Gravel Pit. London, English Heritage, AML Report OS 3611.
Hillman, G. C. and Davies, M. S. (1992) Domestication rate in wild wheats and barley under primitive cultivation: preliminary results and archaeological implications of field measurements of selection coefficient. In P. C. Anderson (ed.) Préhistoire de l'agriculture: nouvelles approches expérimentales et ethnographiques, 113-158. Paris, Éditions du CNRS, Monographie du Centre de Recherches Archéologiques 6.
Moore, A. M. T. and Hillman, G. C. (1992) The Pleistocene to Holocene transition and human ecology in southwest Asia: the impact of the Younger Dryas. American Antiquity 57, 482-494. JSTOR
Harris, D. R., Masson, V. M., Berezin, Y. E., Charles, M. P., Gosden, C., Hillman, G. C., Kasparov, A. K., Korobkova, G. F., Kurbansakhatov, K., Legge, A. J. and Limbrey, S. (1993) Investigating early agriculture in Central Asia: new research at Jeitun, Turkmenistan. Antiquity 67, 324-338. from Antiquity
Hillman, G. C., Wales, S., McLaren, F., Evans, J. and Butler, A. (1993) Identifying problematic remains of ancient plant foods: a comparison of the role of chemical, histological and morphological criteria. World Archaeology 25, 94-121. from JSTOR
Hillman, G. C. (1994) Mineralized plant remains from a seventeenth-century cesspit (1976B RED). In P. Courtney (ed.) Medieval and later Usk, 33-37. Cardiff, Board of Celtic Studies of the University of Wales.
Letts, J. B., Evans, J., Fung, M. and Hillman, G. C. (1994) A chemical method of identifying charred plant remains using Infra-Red Spectroscopy. In S. Johannessen and C. A. Hastorf (ed.) Corn and culture in the prehistoric New World, 67-80. Boulder, CO, Westview Press.
Mason, S. L., Hather, J. G. and Hillman, G. C. (1994) Preliminary investigation of the plant macro-remains from Dolní Věstonice II, and its implications for the role of plant foods in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Europe. Antiquity 68, 48-57. antiquity.ac.uk/Ant/068/0048/Ant0680048.pdf
Hillman, G. C. (1996) Late Pleistocene changes in wild plant-foods available to hunter-gatherers of the northern Fertile Crescent: possible preludes to cereal cultivation. In D. R. Harris (ed.) The origins and spread of agriculture and pastoralism in Eurasia, 159-203. London, UCL Press. Google Books
Hillman, G. C. (1996) The principal plant foods available to predynastic populations and their exploitation. Archéo-Nil 6, 17-26.
Nesbitt, M., Hillman, G. C., Peña Chocarro, L., Samuel, D. and Szabó, A. T. (1996) Checklist for recording the cultivation and uses of hulled wheats. In S. Padulosi, K. Hammer and J. Heller (ed.) Hulled wheats. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Hulled Wheats, 234-245. Rome, International Plant Genetic Resources Institute. Download PDF
Hillman, G. C., Mason, S., de Moulins, D. and Nesbitt, M. (1996 for 1995) Identification of archaeological remains of wheat: the 1992 London workshop. Circaea 12, 195-209. Download PDF
Hillman, G. C., Legge, A. J. and Rowley-Conwy, P. (1997) On the charred seeds from Epipalaeolithic Abu Hureyra: food or fuel? Current Anthropology 38, 651-655. JSTOR
Hillman, G. C. (1998) Charred remains of food plants, weeds and bedding. In P. J. Fasham, R. S. Kelly, M. A. Mason and R. B. White (ed.) The Graeanog Ridge: the evolution of a farming landscape and its settlements in North-West Wales, 46-52. Bangor, Gwynedd, Cambrian Archaeological Association.
Hillman, G. C. and Davies, M. S. (1999) Domestication rate in wild wheats and barley under primitive cultivation: preliminary results and archaeological implications of field measurements of selection coefficient. In P. C. Anderson (ed.) Prehistory of agriculture: new experimental and ethnographic approaches, 70-102. Los Angeles, Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles, Monograph 40. [Reprint of article first published in 1992] Buy book
Mason, S. L. R., Hather, J. G. and Hillman, G. C. (1999) Estudio preliminar paleobotánico del Sector-3 de Cova Matutano. In C. Olaria i Puyoles (ed.) Cova Matutano (Vilafamés, Plana Alta, Castellón) : un modelo ocupacional del magdaleniense superior-final en la vertiente mediterránea peninsular, 257-264. Castellón de la Plana, Servei d'Investigacions Arqueològiques i Prehistòriques, Monografies de Prehistòria i Arqueologia Castellonenques 5.
Moore, A. M. T., Hillman, G. C. and Legge, A. J. (2000) Village on the Euphrates: from foraging to farming at Abu Hureyra. New York, Oxford University Press.
Hillman, G. C. (2001) Archaeology, Percival, and the problems of identifying wheat remains. In P. D. S. Caligari and P. E. Brandham (ed.) Wheat taxonomy: the legacy of John Percival, 27-36. London, Linnean Society, Linnean Special Issue 3. Download PDF
Hillman, G. C., Hedges, R., Moore, A., Colledge, S. and Pettitt, P. (2001) New evidence of Lateglacial cereal cultivation at Abu Hureyra on the Euphrates. The Holocene 11, 383-393. http://hol.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/11/4/383
Mason, S. L. R., Hather, J. G. and Hillman, G. C. (2002) The archaeobotany of European hunter-gatherers: some preliminary investigations. In S. L. R. Mason and J. G. Hather (ed.) Hunter-gatherer archaeobotany, 188-196. London, Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Buy book
Hillman, G. C. (2003) Investigating the start of cultivation in western Eurasia: studies of plant remains from Abu Hureyra on the Euphrates. In A. J. Ammerman and P. Biagi (ed.) The widening harvest: the Neolithic transition in Europe: looking back, looking forward, 75-97. Boston, MA, Archaeological Institute of America. Buy book
Fairbairn, A., Martinoli, D., Butler, A. and Hillman, G. C. (2006) Wild plant seed storage at Neolithic Çatalhöyük East, Turkey. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 16, 467-479. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00334-006-0069-3
Wollstonecroft, M., Ellis, P. R., Hillman, G. C. and Fuller, D. Q. (2008) Advances in plant food processing in the Near Eastern Epipalaeolithic and implications for improved edibility and nutrient bioaccessibility: an experimental assessment of Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla (sea club-rush). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00334-008-0162-x [pdf: 861 kb]
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