Research

JOURNAL ARTICLES 

15) Bebber, Michelle R., Metin I. Eren (2018) Toward a functional understanding of the North American Old Copper Culture “technomic devolution”. Journal of Archaeological Science.

14) Kirgesner, Samantha, Michelle R. Bebber, Ashley Rutkoski, G. Logan Miller, Metin I. Eren (2018) Toward recognizing the prehistoric butchery of frozen meat: an archaeological experiment and stone tool microwear analysis. Lithic Technology.

13) Rutkoski, Ashley, Michelle Rae Bebber, and Metin I. Eren (2018) Invention or diffusion: on the appearance of limestone temper in the late Holocene archaeological record of Southern Ohio, U.S.A.  Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences.

12) Williams, Jeremy, Diana Simone, Briggs Buchanan, Matthew T. Boulanger, Michelle R. Bebber, and Metin I. Eren (In Press) A nine thousand year record of continuous optimal toolstone selection through the North American Holocene. Antiquity.

11) Eren, Metin I., Michelle Rae Bebber, G. Logan Miller, Matthew Boulanger, Briggs Buchanan, and Robert J. Patten (2018) Description, morphometrics, and microwear of Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene artifacts from Northern Kentucky, U.S.A.. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.

10) Eren, Metin I., Michelle R. Bebber (2018) Comment on “Apprenticeship in early Neolithic societies; the transmission of technological knowledge at the flint mine of Casa Montero (Madrid, Spain), c. 5300-5200 cal BC” by Nuria Castaneda. Current Anthropology.

9) Bebber, Michelle Rae, Linda B. Spurlock, Michal Fisch (2018) A performance-based evaluation of chemically similar (carbonate) tempers from Late Prehistoric (AD 1200-1700) Ohio: implications for human selection and production of ceramic technology. PLOS ONE

8) Bebber, Michelle R., Linda B. Spurlock, David M. Price, Metin I. Eren (2018) Description and Thermoluminescence (TL) Dating of an Alleged Hopewell Mobiliary Clay Human Figurine from Hopeton Earthworks, Ross County, Ohio. Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology.

7) Miller, G. Logan, Michelle Rae Bebber, Ashley Rutkoski, Richard Haythorn, Matthew T. Boulanger, Briggs Buchanan, Jenn Bush, C. Owen Lovejoy, Metin I. Eren (2018) Hunter-gatherer gatherings: stone tool microwear from the Welling Site (33-Co-2), Ohio, U.S.A. supports Clovis use of outcrop-related base camps during the Pleistocene Peopling of the Americas. World Archaeology.

6) Werner, Angelia, Andrew Kramer, Crystal Reedy, Michelle Rae Bebber, Justin Pargeter, and Metin I. Eren (2018) Experimental assessment of proximal lateral edge grinding on haft damage using replicated Late Pleistocene (Clovis) stone projectile points. Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences.

5) Bebber, Michelle Rae (2017) Tempered Strength: a controlled experiment assessing opportunity costs of adding temper to clay. Journal of Archaeological Science 86: 1-13.

4) Bebber, Michelle Rae, Stephen J. Lycett, Metin I. Eren (2017) Developing a Stable Point: Evaluating the temporal and geographic consistency of Late Prehistoric unnotched triangular point functional design in Midwestern North America. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 47: 72-82.

3) Werner Angelia,  Kathleen Jones,  G. Logan Miller, Briggs Buchanan, Matthew T. Boulanger, Alastair J.M. Key, Crystal Reedy, Michelle R. Bebber, Metin I. Eren, (2017) The morphometrics and microwear of a small Clovis assemblage from Guernsey County, Southeastern Ohio, U.S.A. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 15: 318-329.

2) Bebber, Michelle R., G. Logan Miller, Matthew T. Boulanger, Brian N. Andrews, Brian G. Redmond, Donna Jackson,  Metin I. Eren (2017) Description and microwear analysis of Clovis artifacts on a glacially-deposited secondary chert source near the Hartley Mastodon discovery, Columbiana County, Northeastern Ohio, U.S.A. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 12: 543-552.

1) Lowe, Corey and Michelle R. Bebber, 2015. Tracking Trafficked Antiquities. Practicing Anthropology 37(2): 27-30.

PUBLISHED BOOK REVIEWS

Eren, Metin I., Bebber, Michelle Rae, 2017. Book review of “Settlement, Society, and Cognition in Human Evolution: Landscapes in Mind”, edited by Fiona Coward, Robert Hosfield, Matt Pope, and Francis Wenban-Smith.  The Prehistoric Society.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & POSTERS

6/4/18 – UISPP: Union Internationale des Sciences Prèhistoriques et Protohistoriques XVIII Congrès – Paris, France: Ballistics Session – Why weren’t ceramic arrowheads invented?

4/12/18 – SAA: Society for American Archaeology Annual Conference – Washington D.C. – Why weren’t ceramic arrowheads invented?: Theoretical Morphology for understanding the human past.

4/14/18 – SAA: Society for American Archaeology Annual Conference – Washington D.C.  – Invention or Imitation: Assessing the Incipient Use of Limestone Temper in Southern Ohio via the hydrochloric acid method

10/20/2017 – MAC: Midwest Archaeological Conference – Indianapolis, IN. Description and Thermoluminescence dating of an alleged Hopewell clay mobiliary figurine from Hopeton Earthworks, Ross County, OH.

5/12/2017 – CAA: Canadian Archaeological Association Annual Conference – Ottawa, ON. Tempered Strength: a controlled experiment assessing opportunity costs of adding temper to clay.

4/1/2017 – SAA: Society for American Archaeology Annual Conference – Vancouver, BC. A performance-based evaluation of chemically similar tempers from Late Prehistoric (AD 1200-1700), Ohio and their behavioral implications.