Publications Archive Results
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2016 Mulrooney, M; Torrence, R; McAlister, A. The demise of a monopoly: implications of geochemical characterization of a stemmed obsidian tool from the Bishop Museum collection. Archaeology in Oceania 55 62-69.
2016 Torrence, R. Social resilience and long-term adaptation to volcanic disasters: the archaeology of continuity and innovation in the Willaumez Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. Quaternary Research 394 6-16.
2015 Torrence, R. Reflections and connections. Object Stories: Artifacts and Archaeologists 153-159.
2015 Kononenko, N; Torrence, R; White, J. P. Unexpected uses for obsidian: experimental replication and use-wear/residue analyses of chopping tools.. Journal of Archaeological Science 54 254-269.
2015 Barton, H; Torrence, R. Cooking up recipes for ancient starch: assessing current methodologies and looking to the future. Journal of Archaeological Science 56 194-201.
2015 Torrence, R; Martinon-Torres, M; Rehren, T. Forty years and still growing: Journal of Archaeological Science looks to the future.. Journal of Archaeological Science 56 1-8.
2015 Torrence, R; Martinon-Torres, M; Rehren, T. Scoping the Future of Archaeological Science. Journal of Archaeological Science 56 1-248.
2014 Doelman, T; Jia, P; Torrence, R; Popov, V. Remains of a puzzle: the distribution of volcanic glass artefacts from sources in Northeast China and Far East Russia.. Lithic Technology 39 81-95.
2013 Torrence, R; White, P; Kononenko, N. Meaningful stones: obsidian stemmed tools from Barema, New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Australian Archaeology 77 41852.
2013 Torrence, R; Kelloway, S; White, P. Stemmed tools, social interaction, and voyaging in early-mid Holocene Papua New Guinea.. The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 8 278-310.
2012 Jia, P. W; Doelman, R; Torrence, R; Glascock, M. New pieces: the acquisition and distribution of volcanic glass sources in northeast China during the Holocene. Journal of Archaeological Science 40 (2) 971-982.
2011 McKee, C. O; Neall, V. E; Torrence, R. A remarkable pulse of largescale volcanism on New Britain Island, Papua New Guinea. Bulletin of Volcanology <em>73</em> 27-37.
2011 Byrne, S; Clarke, A; Harrison, R; Torrence, R. Unpacking the Collection: Networks of Material and Social Agency in the Museum. 325 p. 83 illus., 47 in color.
2011 Torrence, R; Clarke, A. “Suitable for decoration of halls and billiard rooms:” finding indigenous agency in historic auction and sale catalogues. Unpacking the Collection: Networks of Material and Social Agency in the Museum 29-53.
2010 Jia, P; Doelman, T; Chen, Q; Zhao, H; Lin, S; Torrence, R; Glascock, M. Moving Sources: a preliminary study of volcanic glass artefact distributions in Northeast China using PXRF. Journal of Archaeological Science <em>37</em> 1670-1677.
2010 Kononenko, N; Specht, J; Torrence, R. Persistent traditions in the face of natural disasters: stemmed and waisted stone tools in late Holocene New Britain, Papua New Guinea. Australian Archaeology <em>70</em> 17-28.
2010 Kononenko, N; Torrence, R; Barton, H; Hennell, A. Cross-cultural interaction on Wuvulu Island, Papua New Guinea: the perspective from use-wear and residue analyses of turtle bone artifacts. Journal of Archaeological Science <em>37</em> 2911-2919.
2010 Popov, V; Kluyuev, N; Sleptsov, I; Doelman, T; Torrence, R; Kononenko, N; White, P. Gialoklatic Shkotovo plateau (Primorye): an important source of archaeological obsidian in the south of the Russian Far East. Lifting the Veil of Millennia: for the 80th Birthday of Janna Vasilyevna Andreeva 295-314.
2010 Kelloway, S; Kononenko, N; Torrence, R; Carter, E. Assessing the viability of portable Raman spectroscopy for determining the geological source of obsidian. Vibrational Spectroscopy <em>53</em> 88-96.
2009 Kononenko, N; Torrence, R. Tattooing in Melanesia: local invention or Lapita introduction?. Antiquity <em>83</em> <em>320</em> online.
2009 Parr, J; Boyd, W; Harriott, V; Torrence, R. Human adaptive responses to catastrophic landscape disruptions during the Holocene at Numundo, Papua New Guinea. Geographical Research <em>47</em> 2 155-174.
2009 Torrence, R; Swadling, P; Ambrose, W; Kononenko, N; Rath, P; Glascock, M. Obsidian stemmed tools and Mid-Holocene interaction. Asian Perspectives <em>48</em> 118-147.
2009 Carter, E. A; Hargreaves, M. D; Kononenko, N; Graham, I; Edwards, G. M; Swarbrick, B; Torrence, R. Raman spectroscopy applied to understanding prehistoric obsidian trade in the Pacific Region. Vibrational Spectroscopy <em>50</em> 116-124.
2009 Torrence, R; Neall, V; Boyd, B. Volcanism and Historical Ecology on the Willaumez Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. Pacific Science <em>63</em> 507-535.
2009 Doelman, T; Torrence, R; Kluyev, N; Sleptsov, I; Popov, V. Innovations in microblade core production at the Tigrovy-8 late Palaeolithic quarry in eastern Russia. Journal of Field Archaeology <em>34</em> 367-384.
2008 Petrie, C; Torrence, R. Assessing the effects of volcanic disasters on human settlement in the Willaumez Peninsula, Papua New Guinea: a Bayesian approach. The Holocene 18 5 729-744.
2008 Doelman, T; Torrence, R; Popov, V; Ionescu, M; Kluyev, N; Sleptsov, I; Pantyukhina, I; White, P; Clements, M. Source selectivity: an assessment of volcanic glass sources in the Southern Primorye Region, Far East Russia. Geoarchaeology 23 2 1-31.
2008 Torrence, R; Swadling, P. Social networks and the spread of Lapita. Antiquity <em>82</em> 600-616.
2007 Specht, J; Torrence, R. Lapita all over: Land-use on the Willaumez Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. Oceanic Explorations: Lapita and Western Pacific Settlement 71-96.
2007 Specht, J; Torrence, R. Pottery of the Talasea area, West New Britain Province. Archaeological Studies of the Middle and Late Holocene, Papua New Guinea, Part IV 131-196.
2007 Lentfer, C; Torrence, R. Holocene volcanic activity, vegetation succession, and ancient human land use: unraveling the interactions on Garua Island, Papua New Guinea. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 143 83-105.
2007 Grattan, J; Torrence R.. Beyond gloom and doom: the long-term consequences of volcanic disasters. Living Under The Shadow: The Cultural Impacts of Volcanic Eruptions 1-18.
2007 Grattan, J. and Torrence R.. Living Under the Shadow: The Cultural Impacts of Volcanic Eruptions. 1-416.
2007 Grattan, J; Torrence, R.. Living Under the Shadow: The Cultural Impacts of Volcanic Eruptions. 320.
2007 Torrence R; Doelman, T.. Problems of scale: evaluating the effects of volcanic disasters on cultural change in the Willaumez Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. Living Under The Shadow: The Cultural Impacts of Volcanic Eruptions 42-66.
2007 Torrence R.. New Approaches to the Study of Volcanic Glass. Papers from the Manilla Congress, Bulletin of the Indo-Pacific Prehistory Association 27 114-162.
2006 Beck, W; Torrence R.. Starch pathways. Ancient Starch Research 53-74.
2006 Barton, H; Torrence R.. Looking ahead. Ancient Starch Research 217-224.
2006 Gott B; Barton, H; Samuel D; Torrence R.. Biology of starch. Ancient Starch Research 35-45.
2006 Torrence R; Therin, M.. Experiments for testing starch extraction techniques. Ancient Starch Research 156-158.
2006 Torrence R; Conway, R.. Classification using image analysis and multivariate techniques. Ancient Starch Research 137-142.
2006 Torrence R; Barton, H.. Preface. Ancient Starch Research 15-16.
2006 Torrence R. and Barton, H.. Ancient Starch Research. 256.
2006 Torrence R.. Starch and archaeology. Ancient Starch Research 17-34.
2006 Torrence R.. Description, classification and identification. Ancient Starch Research 115-144.
2006 Torrence R.. Starch in sediments. Ancient Starch Research 145-176.
2006 Torrence R.. What really happened at Kuk Swamp?. Ancient Starch Research 24-26.
2006 Torrence R.. Landscape change as detected by starch granules. Ancient Starch Research 168-170.
2006 Torrence R.. Comment on ‘Kimberley points and the technologies of enchantment’ by Rodney Harrison. Current Anthropology 47 83-4 .
2006 Torrence R.. Celebrating differences. Archaeologies 2 80-84.