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Haberzettl, T., Kirsten, K., Kasper, T., Franza, S., Reinwarth, B., Baade, J., Daut, G., Meadows, M.E., Suc, Y. and Mäusbacher, R. (2019). Using 210Pb-data and paleomagnetic secular variations to date Anthropogenic Impact on a lake system at the Western Cape, South Africa. Quaternary Geochronology, 51: 53-63.

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Chase, B.M. and Quick, L.J. (2018). Influence of Agulhas forcing of Holocene climate change in South Africa’s southern Cape. Quaternary Research, 90 (2): 1-7.

Chen, L., Song, G., Meadows, M.E. and Zou, C. (2018). Spatio-temporal evolution of an early-warning system for cultivated land security: a case study of Heilongjiang Province, China. Land Use Policy, 72: 280-292.

Colville, J.F., Picker, M.D. and Cowling, R.M. (2018). Feeding ecology and sexual dimorphism in a speciose flower beetle clade (Hopliini: Scarabaeidae). PeerJ, 6:e4632.

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Grímsson, F., Xafis, A., Neumann, F.H., Scott, L., Bamford, M.K. and Zetter, R. (2018). The first Loranthaceae fossils from Africa. Grana, 57(4): 249–259.

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Kirsten, K.L., Fell, J., Meschner, S., Frenzel, P., Kasper, T., Wündsch, M., Haberzettl, T. and Meadows, M.E. (2018). Coastal lake dynamics based on the spatial heterogeneity of micro- and meio-organisms and the implications for palaeoreconstructions. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science, 213: 98-107.

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Maboya, M.L., Meadows, M.E., Haberzettl, T., Reimer, P. and Backeberg, B. (2018). Late-Holocene marine radiocarbon reservoir correction for the South East coast of South Africa. Radiocarbon 60(2): 1-12.

Meadows, M.E. (2018). Geography and Future Earth. In Beer T, Li J and Alverson K (Eds.). Geosciences and Future Earth, Springer, Berlin, pp.114-120.

Meadows, M.E. and Holmes, P.J. (2018). Quaternary environmental change. In: Holmes, PJ and Boardman, J (Eds.). South African Landscapes and Environmental Change, Routledge, London, pp.275-294.

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Pargeter, J., Loftus, E., Mackay, A., Mitchell, P. and Stewart, B. (2018). New ages from Boomplaas Cave, South Africa, provide increased resolution on late/terminal Pleistocene human behavioural variability. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 53(2): 156-184.

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Sengupta, D., Meadows, M.E. and Chen, R. (2018). Building beyond land: An overview of coastal land reclamation in 16 global megacities. Applied Geography, 90: 229-238.

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Bamutaze, Y., Wanyama, J., Opedes, H., Diekkrueger, B. and Meadows, M.E. (2017). Dynamics of surface runoff and soil loss from a toposequence under varied land use practices in Rwizi catchment, Lake Victoria Basin. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 72(5): 480-492.

Campbell, T.L., Pierce, Z.W., Dollman, K.N., Bamford, M.K., Musiba, C.M. and Magori, C. (2017). Syntopy and coutilization of a “roosting area” by the barn owl (Tyto alba) and spotted eagle owl (Bubo africanus) in Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology, 56 (3): 1-5.

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Esteban, I., Vlok, J., Kotina, E., Bamford. M.K., Cowling, R.M., Cabanes, D. and Albert, R.M. (2017). Phytoliths in plants from the south coast of the Greater Cape Floristic Region (South Africa). Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 245: 69-84.

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Fitchett, J.M., Bamford, M.K., Mackay, A.W. and Grab, S.W. (2017). Chrysocoma ciliata L. (Asteraceae) in the Lesotho Highlands: An anthropogenically introduced invasive or a niche coloniser? Biological Invasions, 19 (9): 2711–2728.

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Fitchett, J.M. and Bamford, M.K. (2017). The validity of the Asteraceae: Poaceae fossil pollen ratio in discrimination of the southern African summer- and winter-rainfall zones. Quaternary Science reviews, 160: 85-95.

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Lennox, S.J. and Bamford, M.K. (2017). Identifying Asteraceae, particularly Tarchonanthus parvicapitulatus, in archaeological charcoal from the Middle Stone Age. Quaternary International, 457: 155- 171.

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Zhao, X., Dupont, L., Meadows, M.E. and Wefer, G. (2016). Pollen distribution in the marine surface sediments of the mudbelt along the west coast of South Africa. Quaternary International, 404: 44-56.

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Albert, R.M., Bamford, M.K., Stanistreet, I., Stollhofen, H., Rivera-Rondón, C. and Rodríguez-Cintas, A. (2015). Vegetation landscape at DK locality, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 426, 34-45.

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Finné, M, Norström, E, Risberg, J, Scott, L (in press). Siliceous microfossils as Late Quaternary paleo-environmental indicators at Braamhoek wetland, South Africa. The Holocene.

Fisher, E. C., Bar-Matthews, M., Jerardino, A., and Marean, C. W. (in press). Middle and Late Pleistocene paleoscape modeling along the southern coast of South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews.

Heine, K., and Völkel, J. (2010). Soil clay minerals in Namibia and their significance for the terrestrial and marine past global change research. African Study Monographs Suppl. 40, 31-50.

Langejans, G.H.J. (2010). Remains of the day-preservation of organic micro-residues on stone tools.Journal of Archaeological Science 37, 971-985.

Meadows, M.E., Chase, B. M., Seliane, M. (2010).  Holocene palaeoenvironments of the Cederberg and Swartruggens mountains, Western Cape, South Africa: Pollen and stable isotope evidence from hyrax dung middens Journal of Arid Environments 74, 786-793.

Pollarolo, L., Wilkins, J., Kuman, K., and Galletti, L. (2010). Site formation at Kudu Koppie: a late Earlier and Middle Stone Age site in northern Limpopo Province, South Africa. Quaternary International 216, 151-161.

Wilkins, J., Pollarolo, L., and Kuman, K. (2010). Prepared core reduction at the site of Kudu Koppie in northern South Africa: temporal patterns across the Earlier and Middle Stone Age boundary. Journal of Archaeological Science 37, 1279-1292.


Albert, R.M., Bamford, M.K., Cabanes, D. (2009). Palaeoecological significance of palms at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, based on phytolith remains. Proceedings 6th IMPR, Quaternary International 193, 41-48.

Andreoli, M.A.G., Viola, G., Kounov, a., Scheepers, J., Heidbach, O., and Stengel, I. (2009). History of stress at Vaalputs, Namaqualand, South Africa: evidence for a Mid-Cretaceous “Wegener –type Orogeny” in western southern Africa. In: S. Fourie (ed.) Proceedings 11th SAGA Biennial Technical Meeting and Exhibition, Royal Swazi Sun, 16-18 September 2009 (6 pp.).

Andreoli, M.A.G., Scheepers, J., Heidbach, O., Stengel, I., Mccarthy, T.S., Kounov, A. (2009). The intraplate seismicity of Namaqualand, South Africa: evidence for a long lived, anomalous stress field. International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior, 2009 General Assembly, 12-16 January, Cape Town (Abstract only).

Barale, G., Guignard, G., Bamford, M.K., (2009). Structure of corystospermaceous ovules from Upper Triassic of Zimbabwe. Botany 87, 854-863.

Chase, B. M., Meadows, M. E., Scott, L., Thomas, D. S. G., Marais, E., Sealy, J., and Reimer, P. J. (2009). A record of rapid Holocene climate change preserved in hyrax middens from SW Africa. Geology 37, 703-706.

Chase, B. M. (2009). Evaluating the use of dune sediments as a proxy for palaeo-aridity: a southern African case study. Earth-Science Reviews 93, 31-45.

Chase, B. M. and Brewer, S. (2009). Last Glacial Maximum dune activity in the Kalahari Desert of southern Africa: observations and simulations. Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 301-307.

Collinson, M.E., Andrews, P., Bamford, M.K. (2009). Taphonomy of the Early Miocene flora, Hiwegi Formation, Rusinga Island, Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution 57, 149-162

Compton, J.S., Herbert, C., Hoffman, M.T., Schneider, R., Stuut, J-B. (2009). A tenfold increase in the Orange River mean Holocene mud flux: implications for soil erosion in South Africa. The Holocene 20, 115-122.

Compton, J.S., Herbert, C., Schneider, R. (2009). Holocene organic-rich terrigenous mud on the western margin of South Africa:  Nutrient source to the Southern Ocean? Global Biogeochemical Cycles 23, GB4030.

Compton, J.S. and Wiltshire, J.G. (2009). Terrigenous sediment export from the western margin of South Africa on glacial/interglacial cycles. Marine Geology 266, 212-222.

De Wit, M.C.J., Ward, J.D., Bamford, M.K., Roberts, M. (2009). The significance of the Cretaceous Diamondiferous gravel deposit at Mahura Muthla in the Vryburg District of the Northern Cape Province in South AfricaSouth African Journal of Geology 112, 89-108.

Gibbon, R. J., Granger, D. E., Kuman, K., and Partridge, T. C. (2009). Early Acheulean technology in the Rietputs Formation, South Africa, dated with cosmogenic nuclides. Journal of Human Evolution 56, 152-160.

Goedhart, M.L. and P.W.K. Booth. (2009). Early Holocene extensional tectonics in the south-eastern Cape Fold Belt, South Africa. Short Paper in proceedings of the 11th South African Geophysical Association (SAGA) Biennial Technical Meeting and Exhibition, and Inkaba yeAfrika Phase II workshop, 13-18 September 2009, Swaziland.

Heine, K., and Völkel, J. (2009). Desert flash flood series – Slackwater deposits and floodouts in Namibia: their significance for palaeoclimatic reconstructions. Zbl. Geol. Paläont. Teil I 2007, 287-308.

Jerardino, A., Horwitz, L. K., Mazel, A., and Navarro, R. (2009). Just before van Riebeck: glimpses into the terminal LSA lifestyle at Connies Limpet Bar, Elands Bay, South Africa. South African Archaeological Bulletin64.

Kounov, A., Viola, G., de Wit, M.J. and Andreoli, M. (2009). Denudation along the Atlantic passive margin: new insights from apatite fission-track analysis on the western coast of South Africa. In: Lisker, F., Ventura, B. and Glasmacher, U. (eds.): Thermochronological Methods: from Palaeotemperature Constraints to Landscape Evolution Models. The Geological Society, London, Special Publications 324, 287-306.

Norström, E, Scott, L, Partridge, T, Risberg, J, Holmgren, K (2009). Reconstruction of environmental and climate changes at Braamhoek wetland, eastern escarpment South Africa, during the last 16 000 years with emphasis on the Pleistocene-Holocene transition. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 271, 240-258.

Philippe, M., and Bamford, M. K. (2009). Houlbert’s types for fossil wood: lectotypification and taxonomic reappraisal of Abietoxylon, Ambaroxylon and Taxoxylon. Taxon 58, 1349-1356.

Prevec, R, Labandeira, C.C., Neveling, J., Gastaldo, R.A., Looy, C., Bamford, M. (2009). Portrait of a Gondwanan ecosystem: A new Late Permian locality from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 156, 454-493.

Roberts, D. L. Murray-Wallace, C. V., Bateman, M. D., Carr, A. S., Holmes, P. J. (2009). West Coast Dune Plumes: Climate driven contrasts in dunefield morphogenesis along the western and southern South African Coasts. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 271 (1-2), 24-38.

Sutton, M. B., Pickering, T. R., Pickering, R., Brain, C. K., Clarke, R. J., Heaton, J. L., and Kuman, K. (2009).Newly discovered fossil- and artifact-bearing deposits, uranium-series ages, and Plio-Pleistocene hominids at Swartkrans Cave, South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 57, 688-696.


Andrews, P.J. and Bamford, M.K. (2008). Past and present vegetation ecology of Laetoli, Tanzania.Journal of Human Evolution 54, 78-98.

Bamford, M.K., Stanistreet, I.R., Stollhofen, H. and Albert, R.M. (2008). Late Pliocene grassland from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 257, 280-293.

Botha, G.A., Armitage, S.J., Duller, G.A.T. (2008). Geological evolution and palaeoenvironments of the Bazaruto island archipelago, In, B.I. Everett, R.P. van der Elst, M.H. Schleyer (Eds.), A Natural History of the Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique.  Special Publication No. 8, Oceanographic Research Institute. South African Association for Marine Biological Research.

De Wit, M.C.J. (2008) Canteen Koppie at Barkly West: South Africa’s first diamond mine. South African Journal of Geology, 111: 53-66.

Dupont, L.M., Behling, H., Kim, H.-J (2008) Thirty thousand years of vegetation development and climate change in Angola (ODP Site 1078). Climate of the Past, 4: 107–124.

Fourie, N. H., Lee-Thorp, J. A. and Ackermann R.R. (2008). Biogeochemical and craniometric investigation of dietary ecology, niche separation, and taxonomy of Plio-Pleistocene Cercopithecoids from the Makapansgat Limeworks. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 135, 121–135.

Jacobs, Z., Wintle, A.G., Duller, G.A.T., Roberts, R.G. and Wadley, L. (2008) New ages for the post-Howiesons Poort, late and final Middle Stone Age at Sibudu, South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science 35, 1790-1807.

Jacobs, Z., Wintle, A.G., Roberts, R.G. and Duller, G.A.T. (2008) Equivalent dose distributions from single grains of quartz at Sibudu, South Africa: context, causes and consequences for optical dating of archaeological deposits. Journal of Archaeological Science 35, 1808-1820.

Jerardino, A., Dewar, G., Navarro, R (2009). Opportunistic subsistence strategies among Late Holocene coastal hunter-gatherers, Elands Bay, South Africa. The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 4(1), 37 – 60.

Lewis, C. A. 2008 Late Quaternary climatic change, and associated human responses, during the last c 45 000 years in the Eastern and adjoining Western Cape, South Africa. Earth-Science Reviews 88, 167-187.

Philippe, M., Bamford, M.K., (2008). A key to morphogenera used for Mesozoic conifer-like woods.Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 148, 184-207.

Porat, N. and Botha, G.A. (2008). The luminescence chronology of dune development on the Maputaland coastal plain, southeast AfricaQuaternary Science Reviews 27, 1024–1046.

Prevec, R., McLoughlin, S., Bamford, M.K., (2008). Novel double wing morphology revealed in a South African ovuliferous glossopterid fructification: Bifariala intermittens (Plumstead 1958) comb. nov.Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 150, 22-36.

Richards, N.P., Botha, G.A., Schoeman, P., Clarke, B.M., Kota, M.W., Ngcobo, F.N. (2008).  The engineering and geotechnical conditions for the Pietermaritzburg 2930CB 1:50,000-scale map sheet.  Council for Geoscience, 76 pp.

Roberts, D.L, Bateman, M.D., Murray-Wallace, C.V., Carr, A.S., Holmes, P.J. (2008). Last Interglacial Fossil Elephant Trackways dated by OSL/AAR in Coastal Aeolianites, Still Bay, South Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 257, 261-279.

Singh, R.G., Botha, G.A., Richards, N.P. and McCarthy, T.C. (2008). Holocene landslides in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology, 111/1:39-52.

Telfer, M.W., Bateman, M.D., Carr, A.C. and Chase, B.M. (2008). Testing the applicability of a Standardized Growth Curve (SGC) for quartz OSL dating: Kalahari dunes, South Africa. Quaternary Geochronology 3: 137-142.

Temme, A.J.A.M., Baartman, J.E.M., Botha, G.A., Veldkamp, A., Jongmans, A.G., Wallinga, J. (2008). Climate controls on late Pleistocene landscape evolution of the Okhombe valley, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Geomorphology 99 (1-4), 280-295.

Tsukamoto, S., Duller, G.A.T. and Wintle, A.G. (2008) Characteristics of thermally transferred optically stimulated luminescence (TT-OSL) in quartz and its potential for dating sediments. Radiation Measurements43, 1204- 1218.

Van der Merwe, N.J., Masao, F.T., Bamford, M.K. (2008). Isotopic evidence for contrasting diets of earlyhominins Homo habilis and Australopithecus boisei of Tanzania. South African Journal of Science 104, 153-155.

Weigelt, E., Dupont, L., Uenzelmann-Neben, G. (2008) Late Pliocene climate change documented in seismic and palynology data at the southwestern African margin. Global and Planetary Change, 63: 31-39.


Botha, G.A. and Porat, N. (2007).  Soil chronosequence development on the southeast African coastal plain, Maputaland, South AfricaQuaternary International 162-163, 111-132.

Carr, M.D., Bateman, M.D., Holmes, P.J., (2007). Developing a 150 ka luminescence chronology for the barrier dunes of the Western Cape, South Africa. Quaternary Geochronology 2, 110-116.

Chase, B.M. and Meadows, M.E. (2007) Late Quaternary dynamics of southern Africa’s winter-rainfall zone.Earth-Science Reviews, 84, 103-138.

Chase, B.M. and Thomas, D.S.G. (2007) Multiphase late Quaternary aeolian sediment accumulation in western South Africa: timing and relationship to palaeoclimatic changes inferred from the marine record. Quaternary International, 166(1): 29-41.

Chase, B.M., Thomas, D.S.G., Bateman, M.D. and Meadows, M.E. (2007) Late Quaternary dune development along the western margin of South Africa and its relationship to palaeoclimatic changes inferred from the marine record. PAGES News, 15(2): 26-27.

Clauss, M., Franz-Odendaal, T.A., Brasch, J., Castell, J.C., and Kaiser, T. (2007) Tooth wear in captive giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis): mesowear analysis classifies free-ranging specimens as browsers but captive ones as grazers. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, 38, 433-455.

Dupont, L., Behling, H., Jahns, S., Marret, S., Kim, J.-H. (2007) Variability in glacial and Holocene marine pollen records offshore west southern Africa. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 16: 87-100.

Holmes, P.J., Bateman, M.D., Carr, A.S. and Marker, M.E. (2007). The place of aeolian coversands in the geomorphic evolution of the southern Cape coast, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology, 110, 125-136.

Langejans, G. H. J. (2007). PIXE and residues: examples from Sterkfontein and Sibudu, South Africa. The South African Archaeological Bulletin 62, 71-73.

Lee-Thorp, J.A. and Sponheimer, M. (2007) Contribution of Stable Light Isotopes to Palaeoenvironmental Reconstruction (Chapter 9), In Handbook of Palaeoanthropology (Ed.s W. Henke, I. Tattersall). Springer, Berlin, pp 289-319.

Lee-Thorp, J.A., Sponheimer, M. and Luyt J.C. (2007) Tracking changing environments using stable carbon isotopes in fossil tooth enamel: an example from the South African hominin sites. Journal of Human Evolution53: 595-601.

Pickering, R., Hancox, P. J., Lee-Thorp, J.A., Grün, R., Mortimer, G.E., McCulloch, M., and Berger L.R. (2007)Stratigraphy, U-Th chronology and palaeoenvironments at Gladysvale Cave: insights into the climatic control of South African hominin bearing caves. Journal of Human Evolution 53: 602-619.

Ségalen,L., Lee-Thorp, J.A. and Cerling, T.C (2007) Timing of C4 grass expansion across Sub-Saharan Africa.Journal of Human Evolution 53: 549-559.

Smith, J., Lee-Thorp, J.A. and Hall, S. (2007) Climate change and agropastoralist settlement in the Shashe-Limpopo River Basin, southern Africa: AD 880 to 1700. South African Archaeological Bulletin 62: 115-125.2006.


Albert, R.M., Bamford, M.K. and Cabanes, D. (2006). Taphonomy of phytoliths and macroplants in different soils from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania: application to Plio-Pleistocene palaeoanthropological samples. Quaternary International 148:78-94.

Albert, R.M., Bamford, M.K. and Cabanes, D. (2006). Reconstruction of vegetation of the eastern palaeolake margin of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, during Lowermost Bed II times. Abstracts, 6th International meeting on Phytolith Research, ICREA, Barcelona, 12-15 September 2006, pp. 3-4.

Armitage, S.J., Botha, G.A., Duller, G.A.T., Wintle, A.G., Rebelo, L.P. and Momade, F.J. (2006). The formation and evolution of the barrier islands of Inhaca and Bazaruto, Mozambique. Geomorphology 82: 295-308.

Bell, L.S., Lee-Thorp. J.A., and Dobney, K. (2006) Mapping human movement using stable oxygen isotopic ratio mass spectrometry: potential application to forensic science demonstrated by a modern horse-human study. Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal, 39: 47–54.

Carr, A.C., Thomas, D.S.G. and Bateman, M.D. (2006). Climatic and sea level controls on Late Quaternary eolian activity on the Agulhas Plain, South Africa. Quaternary Research, 65: 252 – 263.

Carr, A.C., Thomas, D.S.G., Bateman, M.D., Meadows, M.E. and Chase, B. (2006). Late Quaternary palaeoenvironments of the winter-rainfall zone of southern Africa: Palynological and sedimentological evidence from the Agulhas. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 239: 147-165.

Chase, B.M. and Thomas, D.S.G. (2006) Late Quaternary dune accumulation along the western margin of South Africa: distinguishing forcing mechanisms through the analysis of migratory dune forms. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 251: 318-333.

Dupont, L.M., Behling, H. (2006) Land-sea linkages during deglaciation: High resolution records from the eastern Atlantic off the coast of Namibia and Angola (ODP Site 1078). Quaternary International, 148: 19-28.

Dupont, L.M. (2006) Late Pliocene vegetation and climate in Namibia (southern Africa) derived from palynology of ODP Site 1082. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7(5): 1-15. doi: 10.1029/2005GC001208.

Jacobs, Z., Duller, G.A.T., Wintle, A.G. and Henshilwood, C.S. (2006) Extending the chronology of deposits at Blombos Cave, South Africa, back to 140 ka using optical dating of single and multiple grains of quartz. Journal of Human Evolution, 51, 255-273.

Jacobs, Z., Wintle, A.G., and Duller, G.A.T. (2006) Evaluation of SAR procedures for De determination using single aliquots of quartz from two archaeological sites in South Africa. Radiation Measurements, 41, 520-533.

Jacobs, Z., Duller, G.A.T., and Wintle, A.G. (2006) Interpretation of single grain De distributions and calculation of De. Radiation Measurements, 41, 264-277.

Langejans, G.H.J. (2006). Starch grain analysis on Late Iron Age grindstones from South Africa.Southern African Humanities 18, 71-91.

Meadows, M.E. and Chase, B.M. (2006) Late Pleistocene pollen records of Africa. In, Elias, S. (ed.)Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Elsevier, Oxford.

Rodnight, H., Duller, G.A.T., Wintle, A.G. and Tooth, S. (2006) Assessing the reproducibility and accuracy of optical dating of fluvial deposits. Quaternary Geochronology, 1, 109-120.

Rommerskirchen, F., Eglinton, G., Dupont, L., Rullkötter. J. (2006) Glacial/interglacial changes in Southern Africa: compound-specific d13C land plant biomarker and pollen records from Southeast Atlantic continental margin sediments – Part II. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7(8): 1-21. doi: 10.1029/2005GC001223.

Ségalen, L., Renard, M., Lee-Thorp, J.A., Emmanuel, L., Le Callonnec, L., de Rafélis, M., Senut, B., Pickford, M., and Melice, J.-L. (2006) Neogene climate change and emergence of C4 grasses in the Namib, southwestern Africa, as reflected in ratite 13C and 18O. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 244: 725-734.


Bamford, M. and Grab, S. (2005). Highlights of Quaternary research in southern Africa and proceeding forwards. Quaternary International, 129 (1): 1-3.

Bateman, M.D., Thomas, D.S.G. and Singhvi, A.K. (2003). Extending the aridity record of the Southwest Kalahari: current problems and future perspectives. Quaternary International, 111 (1): 37-49.

Bateman, M.D., Holmes, P.J., Carr, A.S., Horton, B. P. and Jaiswal, M.K. (2004). Aeolianite and Barrier Dune Construction Spanning the Last Two Glacial-Interglacial Cycles from the Southern Cape Coast, South Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews, 23 (14-15): 1681-1698.

Britt Bousman, C. B. (2005). Coping with risk: Later Stone Age hunter-gatherers at Blydefontein Rock Shelter. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 24 (3): 193-226.

Clarke, M.L., Vogel, J.C., Botha, G.A. and Wintle, A.G. (2003). Late Quaternary hillslope evolution recorded in eastern South African colluvial badlands. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 197 (3-4): 199-212.

Codron J., Codron D., Lee-Thorp J.A., Sponheimer M., Bond W.J., de Ruiter D. and Grant R. (2005). Taxonomic, anatomical, and spatio-temporal variations in the stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic compositions of plants from an African savanna. Journal of Archaeological Science, 32 (12): 1757-1772.

Compton, J.S., Wigley, R. and McMillan, I. (2004). Late Cenozoic phosphogenesis on the western shelf of South Africa in the vicinity of the Cape Canyon. Marine Geology, 206 (1-4): 19-40.

Compton, J.S. and Franceschini, G. (2005). Holocene geoarchaeology of the Sixteen Mile Beach barrier dunes in the Western Cape, South Africa. Quaternary Research, 63 (1): 99-107.

Dupont, L.M. and Wyputta, U. (2003). Reconstructing pathways of aeolian pollen transport to the marine sediments along the coastline of SW Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews, 22 (2-4): 157-174.

Dupont, L.M., Kim, J.-H., Schneider, R.R. and Shi, N. (2004). Southwest African climate independent of Atlantic sea surface temperatures during the Younger Dryas. Quaternary Research, 61 (3): 318-324.

Dupont, L.M., Donner, B., Vidal, L., Pérez, E.M. and Wefer, G. (2005). Linking desert evolution and coastal upwelling: Pliocene climate change in Namibia. Geology, 33 (6): 461-464.

Franceschini, G. and Compton, J.S. (2004). Aeolian and marine deposits of the Tabakbaai Quarry area, Western Cape, South Africa. South African Journal of Geology, 107 (4): 619-632.

Franceschini, G., McMillan, I. and Compton, S. (2005). Foraminifera of Langebaan Lagoon salt marsh and their application to the interpretation of late Pleistocene depositional environments at Monwabisi, False Bay coast,
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Franz-Odendaal, T.A., Lee-Thorp, J.A. and Chinsamy, A. (2002). New evidence for the lack of C4 grassland expansions during the Early Pliocene at Langebaanweg, South Africa. Paleobiology, 28 (3): 378-388.

Franz-Odendaal, T.A. and Kaiser, T.M. (2003). Differential mesowear in the maxillary and mandibular cheek dentition of some ruminants (Artiodactyla). Annales Zoologici Fennici, 40: 395-410.

Franz-Odendaal, T.A., Kaiser, T.M. and Bernor, R. (2003). Systematics and dietary evaluation of a fossil equid from South Africa. South African Journal of Science, 99: 453-459.

Franz-Odendaal, T.A., Lee-Thorp, J.A. and Chinsamy, A. (2003). Insights from stable isotopes on enamel defects and weaning in Pliocene herbivores. Journal of Biosciences, 28 (6): 101-109.

Franz-Odendaal, T.A. (2004). Enamel hypoplasia provides insights into early systemic stress in wild and captive giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis). Journal of Zoology (London), 263 (2): 197-206.

Franz-Odendaal, T.A., Chinsamy, A. and Lee-Thorp, J.A. (2004). High prevalence of enamel hypoplasia in an Early Pliocene giraffid (Sivatherium hendeyi) from South Africa. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 24 (1): 235-244.

Franz-Odendaal, T.A. and Solounias, N. (2004). Comparative dietary evaluations of an extinct giraffid (Sivatherium hendeyi) (Mammalia, Giraffidae, Sivatheriinae) from Langebaanweg, South Africa (Early Pliocene). Geodiversitas, 26 (4):675-685.

Grab, S. (2004). Thermal regime through a sorted circle and stone-banked lobe, Drakensberg, southern Africa. Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie, 48 (4): 501-518.

Grab, S. and Deschamps, C. (2004). Geomorphological and geoecological controls and processes following gully development in alpine mires, Lesotho. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research, 36 (1): 49-58.

Grab, S., Gatebe, C.K. and Kinyua, A.M. (2004). Ground thermal profiles from Mount Kenya, East Africa. Geografiska Annaler Series A Physical Geography, 86 (2): 131-141.

Grab, S. (2005). Aspects of the geomorphology, genesis and environmental
significance of earth hummocks (thúfur, pounus): miniature cryogenic mounds. Progress in Physical Geography, 29 (2): 139-155.

Grab, S. (2005). Earth hummocks (thúfur): new insights to their thermal characteristics and development in eastern Lesotho, southern Africa. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 30 (5): 541-555.

Grab, S., Scott, L., Rossouw, L. and Meyer, S. (2005). Holocene palaeoenvironments inferred from a sedimentary sequence in the Tsoaing River Basin, western Lesotho. Catena, 61 (1): 49-62.

Grab, S., Van Zyl, C. and Mulder, N. (2005). Controls on basalt terrace Formation in the eastern Lesotho highlands. Geomorphology, 67 (3-4): 473-485.

Griffiths, C.L., Van Sittert, L., Best, P.B., Brown, A.C., Cook, P.A., Crawford, R.J. M., David, J.H.M., Davies, B.R., Griffiths, M.H., Hutchings, K., Jerardino, A., Kruger, N., Lambert, S., Leslie, R., Melville-Smith, R., Tarr, R. and van der Lingen, C.D. (2004). Impacts of human activities on animal life in the Benguela – a historical overview. Oceanography and Marine Biology, 42: 303-392.

Henshilwood, C.S., d’Errico, F., Yates, R., Jacobs, Z., Tribolo, C., Duller, G.A.T., Mercier, N., Sealy, J.C., Valladas, H., Watts, I. and Wintle, A.G. (2002). Emergence of modern human behavior: Middle Stone Age engravings from South Africa. Science, 295 (5558): 1278-1280.

Holmgren K., Lee-Thorp J.A., Cooper G.R.J., Lundblad K., Partridge T.C., Scott L., Sithaldeen R., Talma A.S. and Tyson P.D. (2003). Persistent millennial-scale variability over the past 25 thousand years in southern Africa. Quaternary Science Reviews, 22 (21-22): 2311-2326.

Jacobs, Z., Wintle, A.G. and Duller, G.A.T. (2003). Optical dating of dune sand from Blombos Cave, South Africa: I multiple grain data. Journal of Human Evolution, 44 (5): 599-612.

Jacobs, Z., Duller, G.A.T. and Wintle, A.G. (2003). Optical dating of dune sand from Blombos Cave, South Africa: II single grain data. Journal of Human Evolution, 44 (5): 613-625.

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