Publications

Forthcoming
Forthcoming. Intrasite Spatial Analysis of Mobile and Semisedentary Peoples: Analytical Approaches to Reconstructing Occupation History, Pp. 240. University of Utah Press. Publisher's VersionAbstract

Describing the nature and meaning of artifact spatial patterning can be highly subjective, yet many patterns can be quantified to create general models that are comparable across time periods and geographic space. The authors employ various techniques in this endeavor, including large sample sizes, model-driven analyses of the ethnographic record, bone and lithic refitting, and a careful consideration of artifact attributes that elucidate spatial patterning. Such detailed analyses allow archaeologists to better interpret site formation processes and address large-scale anthropological questions.

This volume includes studies that span archaeological and ethnographic contexts, from highly mobile Paleoindian foragers to semi-sedentary preagriculturalists of the Epipaleolithic and modern pastoralists in Mongolia. The authors hold that commonalities in human behavior lead to similar patterns in the organization and maintenance of space by people. They present a series of ideas and approaches to make it easier to recognize universals in human behaviors, which allow archaeologists to better compare intrasite spatial patterns. The book creates a baseline for new intrasite spatial analyses in the twenty-first century.

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2019
Amy E. Clark. 2019. “Using spatial context to identify lithic selection behaviors.” Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 24, Pp. 1014-1022. Clark_2019.pdf
2018
Steven L. Kuhn, Ron Shimelmitz, and Amy E. Clark. 2018. “The road to differentiated land use and domestic space in the Middle Pleistocene of southwestern Asia.” In Crossing the Human Threshold, edited by C. Gamble, J. McNabb, and M. Pope, Pp. 43-59. Routledge.
2017
Amy E. Clark. 2017. “From Activity Areas to Occupational Histories: New Methods to Document the Formation of Spatial Structure in Hunter-Gatherer Sites.” Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 24, Pp. 1300-1325. Clark_2017.pdf
Randall White, Romain Mensan, Amy E. Clark, Elise Tartar, Laurent Marquer, Raphaëlle Bourrillon, Paul Goldberg, Laurent Chiotti, Catherine Cretin, William Rendu, Anne Pike-Tay, and Sarah Ranlett. 2017. “Technologies for the Control of Heat and Light in the Vézère Valley Aurignacian.” Current Anthropology, 58, Pp. S288-S302. White_et_al._2017.pdf
2015
Steven L. Kuhn and Amy E. Clark. 2015. “Artifact densities and assemblage formation: Evidence for Tabun Cave.” Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 38, Pp. 8-16. Kuhn_and_Clark_2015.pdf
Amy E. Clark. 2015. “Changes in Land Use and Occupation Intensity at the Onset of the Middle Paleolithic? A View from Tabun Cave, Israel.” In Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age, edited by Nicholas J. Conard and Anne Delagnes, IV: Pp. 105-126. Tübingen: Kerns Verlag. Clark_2015.pdf