Publications Archive Results
Year Reference
2004 Torrence, R.. Pre-Lapita valuables in island Melanesia. A Pacific Odyssey: Archaeology and Anthropology in the Western Pacific. Papers in Honour of Jim Specht 163-172.
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 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.
2005 Torrence R.. Valued stone: how so?. Many Exchanges: Archaeology, History, Community and the Work of Isabel McBryde 357-72.
2004 Torrence R.. Now you see it, now you don’t: changing obsidian source use in the Willaumez Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. Explaining Social Change: Studies in Honour of Colin Renfrew (McDonald Institute Monographs) 115-125.
2002 Torrence R.. Obsidian-tipped spears and daggers: what can we learn from 130 years of collecting. Arts from the Admiralty Islands 73-80.
2001 Torrence R.. Hunter-gatherer technology viewed at different scales. Hunter-Gatherers: An Interdisciplinary Perspective 73-98.
2000 Torrence R.. Just another trader? An archaeological perspective on European barter with Admiralty Islanders, Papua New Guinea. The Archaeology of Difference: Negotiating Cross-Cultural Engagements in Oceania 104-141.
1997 Torrence R.. Dear Wal. Archaeology in Oceania 32 1-3.
1996 Torrence R.. Trade, Prehistoric. Oxford Companion to Archaeology 718-720.
1996 Torrence R.. Prehistoric obsidian trade. Oxford Companion to Archaeology 721-722.
1995 Torrence R.. Lukluk bek long taim bepo. Past 20 1-2.
1994 Torrence R.. Strategies for moving on in Lithic studies. The Organization of Technology: North American Prehistoric Chipped Stone Technologies 123-131.
1993 Torrence R.. Obsidian tools: a study in prehistoric Melanesian trade. The Encyclopedia of Humankind 160-1.
1993 Torrence R.. Ethnoarchaeology, museum collections and prehistoric exchange: obsidian-tipped artifacts from the Admiralty Islands. World Archaeology 24 467-481.
1992 Torrence R.. What is Lapita about obsidian? A view from the Talasea sources. Lapita et Peuplement 111-126.
1991 Torrence R.. The chipped stone. Landscape Archaeology as Long-Term History 175-195.
1991 Torrence R.. Catalogue of chipped and ground stone from Kephala and Paoura. Landscape Archaeology as Long-Term History 196-8.
1989 Torrence R.. Tools as optimal solutions. Time, Energy, and Stone Tools 1-6.
1989 Torrence R.. Re-tooling: towards a behavioral theory of stone tools. Time, Energy, and Stone Tools 57-66.
1989 Torrence R.. Time, Energy and Stone Tools. .
1986 Torrence R.. Chipped stone. Ayia Irini: Period V 90-96.
1986 Torrence R.. Ground and polished stone. Ayia Irini: Period V 96-97.
1986 Torrence R.. Production and Exchange of Stone Tools: Prehistoric Obsidian in the Aegean. .
1985 Torrence R.. The chipped stone. The Archaeology of Cult: The Sanctuary at Phylakopi 469-478.
1984 Torrence R.. Monopoly or direct access? Industrial organization at the Melos obsidian quarries. Quarry Production Analysis 49-63.
1984 Torrence R.. Towards an economic approach to pressure blade technology. Paris 2.
1983 Torrence R.. Time budgeting and hunter-gatherer technology. Hunter-Gatherer Economy in Prehistory: A European Perspective 11-22.
1982 Torrence R.. Obsidian quarries and their use. An Island Polity: The Archaeology of Exploitation in Melos 193-221.
1981 Torrence R.. Die Obsidiangewinnung und-bearbeitung auf der griechischen Insel Melos-- Ein Beitrag zum Tauschhandel. Der Anschnitt 3 86-103.
1979 Torrence R.. A technological approach to Cycladic blade industries. Los Angeles XIV.
1979 Torrence R.. Macrocore production at the Melos obsidian quarries. Lithic Technology 8 51-60.
1978 Torrence R.. Chipping away at some misconceptions about sampling lithic assemblages. Sampling in Contemporary British Archaeology 373-398.
1978 Torrence R.. The Melos obsidian quarries: a case study in lithic technology. Third International Conference on Flint 70-3.
1978 Torrence R.. Ports of trade in early Medieval Europe. Norwegian Archaeological Review 11 108-11.
1975 Torrence R.. 'Comment' on Sheets' The structure of an industry: a behavioral analysis of Mesoamerican chipped stone. Current Anthropology l6 386.
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.
2008 Torrence, R; Swadling, P. Social networks and the spread of Lapita. Antiquity <em>82</em> 600-616.
2007 Grattan, J; Torrence, R.. Living Under the Shadow: The Cultural Impacts of Volcanic Eruptions. 320.
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.
2009 Kononenko, N; Torrence, R. Tattooing in Melanesia: local invention or Lapita introduction?. Antiquity <em>83</em> <em>320</em> online.
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.
2003 Rath, P; Torrence R.. Producing value: stemmed tools from Garua Island, Papua New Guinea. Australian Archaeology 57 119-127.