Dr Alison Crowther

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Science
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
a.crowther@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52757

Overview

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts (with Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland

Publications

  • Culley, Courtney, Janzen, Anneke, Brown, Samantha, Prendergast, Mary E., Shipton, Ceri, Ndiema, Emmanuel, Petraglia, Michael D., Boivin, Nicole and Crowther, Alison (2021). Iron Age hunting and herding in coastal eastern Africa: ZooMS identification of domesticates and wild bovids at Panga ya Saidi, Kenya. Journal of Archaeological Science, 130 105368, 105368. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2021.105368

  • Lentfer, Carol J., Crowther, Alison and Green, Roger C. (2021). The question of Early Lapita settlements in Remote Oceania and reliance on horticulture revisited: new evidence from plant microfossil studies at Reef/Santa Cruz, south-east Solomon Islands. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum (Online), 34, 87-106. doi: 10.3853/j.1835-4211.34.2021.1745

  • Martinon-Torres, Maria, d'Errico, Francesco, Santos, Elena, Alvaro Gallo, Ana, Amano, Noel, Archer, William, Armitage, Simon J., Arsuaga, Juan Luis, de Castro, Jose Maria Bermudez, Blinkhorn, James, Crowther, Alison, Douka, Katerina, Dubernet, Stephan, Faulkner, Patrick, Fernandez-Colon, Pilar, Kourampas, Nikos, Gonzalez Garcia, Jorge, Larreina, David, Le Bourdonnec, Francois-Xavier, MacLeod, George, Martin-Frances, Laura, Massilani, Diyendo, Mercader, Julio, Miller, Jennifer M., Ndiema, Emmanuel, Notario, Belen, Pitarch Marti, Africa, Prendergast, Mary E., Queffelec, Alain ... Petraglia, Michael D. (2021). Earliest known human burial in Africa. Nature, 593 (7857), 95-+. doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-03457-8

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  • Doctor Philosophy

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Journal Article

  • Culley, Courtney, Janzen, Anneke, Brown, Samantha, Prendergast, Mary E., Shipton, Ceri, Ndiema, Emmanuel, Petraglia, Michael D., Boivin, Nicole and Crowther, Alison (2021). Iron Age hunting and herding in coastal eastern Africa: ZooMS identification of domesticates and wild bovids at Panga ya Saidi, Kenya. Journal of Archaeological Science, 130 105368, 105368. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2021.105368

  • Lentfer, Carol J., Crowther, Alison and Green, Roger C. (2021). The question of Early Lapita settlements in Remote Oceania and reliance on horticulture revisited: new evidence from plant microfossil studies at Reef/Santa Cruz, south-east Solomon Islands. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum (Online), 34, 87-106. doi: 10.3853/j.1835-4211.34.2021.1745

  • Martinon-Torres, Maria, d'Errico, Francesco, Santos, Elena, Alvaro Gallo, Ana, Amano, Noel, Archer, William, Armitage, Simon J., Arsuaga, Juan Luis, de Castro, Jose Maria Bermudez, Blinkhorn, James, Crowther, Alison, Douka, Katerina, Dubernet, Stephan, Faulkner, Patrick, Fernandez-Colon, Pilar, Kourampas, Nikos, Gonzalez Garcia, Jorge, Larreina, David, Le Bourdonnec, Francois-Xavier, MacLeod, George, Martin-Frances, Laura, Massilani, Diyendo, Mercader, Julio, Miller, Jennifer M., Ndiema, Emmanuel, Notario, Belen, Pitarch Marti, Africa, Prendergast, Mary E., Queffelec, Alain ... Petraglia, Michael D. (2021). Earliest known human burial in Africa. Nature, 593 (7857), 95-+. doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-03457-8

  • Le Moyne, Charles and Crowther, Alison (2021). Effects of chemical pre-treatments on modified starch granules: Recommendations for dental calculus decalcification for ancient starch research. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 35 102762, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102762

  • Bleasdale, Madeleine, Richter, Kristine K., Janzen, Anneke, Brown, Samantha, Scott, Ashley, Zech, Jana, Wilkin, Shevan, Wang, Ke, Schiffels, Stephan, Desideri, Jocelyne, Besse, Marie, Reinold, Jacques, Saad, Mohamed, Babiker, Hiba, Power, Robert C., Ndiema, Emmanuel, Ogola, Christine, Manthi, Fredrick K., Zahir, Muhammad, Petraglia, Michael, Trachsel, Christian, Nanni, Paolo, Grossmann, Jonas, Hendy, Jessica, Crowther, Alison, Roberts, Patrick, Goldstein, Steven T. and Boivin, Nicole (2021). Ancient proteins provide evidence of dairy consumption in eastern Africa. Nature Communications, 12 (1) 632, 632. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-20682-3

  • Boivin, Nicole and Crowther, Alison (2021). Mobilizing the past to shape a better Anthropocene. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 5 (3), 273-284. doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-01361-4

  • Scerri, Eleanor M. L., Niang, Khady, Candy, Ian, Blinkhorn, James, Mills, William, Cerasoni, Jacopo N., Bateman, Mark D., Crowther, Alison and Groucutt, Huw S. (2021). Continuity of the Middle Stone Age into the Holocene. Scientific Reports, 11 (1) 70, 70. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-79418-4

  • Williams, Robert N., Wright, Duncan, Crowther, Alison and Denham, Tim (2020). Multidisciplinary evidence for early banana (Musa cvs.) cultivation on Mabuyag Island, Torres Strait. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 4 (10), 1342-1350. doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-1278-3

  • Wang, Ke, Goldstein, Steven, Bleasdale, Madeleine, Clist, Bernard, Clist, Bernard, Bostoen, Koen, Bakwa-Lufu, Paul, Buck, Laura T., Buck, Laura T., Crowther, Alison, Crowther, Alison, Dème, Alioune, McIntosh, Roderick J., Mercader, Julio, Mercader, Julio, Ogola, Christine, Power, Robert C., Power, Robert C., Sawchuk, Elizabeth, Sawchuk, Elizabeth, Robertshaw, Peter, Wilmsen, Edwin N., Wilmsen, Edwin N., Petraglia, Michael, Petraglia, Michael, Petraglia, Michael, Ndiema, Emmanuel, Manthi, Fredrick K., Krause, Johannes ... Schiffels, Stephan (2020). Ancient genomes reveal complex patterns of population movement, interaction, and replacement in sub-Saharan Africa. Science Advances, 6 (24) EAAZ0183, eaaz0183. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz0183

  • Wedage, Oshan, Roberts, Patrick, Faulkner, Patrick, Crowther, Alison, Douka, Katerina, Picin, Andrea, Blinkhorn, James, Deraniyagala, Siran, Boivin, Nicole, Petraglia, Michael and Amano, Noel (2020). Late Pleistocene to early-Holocene rainforest foraging in Sri Lanka: Multidisciplinary analysis at Kitulgala Beli-lena. Quaternary Science Reviews, 231 106200, 106200. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106200

  • Horton, Mark, Boivin, Nicole and Crowther, Alison (2020). Eastern Africa and the early Indian Ocean: understanding mobility in a globalising world. Journal of Egyptian History, 13 (1-2), 380-408. doi: 10.1163/18741665-12340063

  • Denham, Tim, Barton, Huw, Castillo, Cristina, Crowther, Alison, Dotte-Sarout, Emilie, Florin, Anna, Pritchard, Jenifer, Barron, Aleese, Zhang, Yekun and Fuller, Dorian Q. (2020). The domestication syndrome in vegetatively-propagated field crops. Annals of Botany, 125 (4), 581-597. doi: 10.1093/aob/mcz212

  • Roberts, Patrick, Prendergast, Mary, Janzen, Anneke, Shipton, Ceri, Blinkhorn, James, Zech, Jana, Crowther, Alison, Sawchuk, Elizabeth, Stewart, Mathew, Ndiema, Emmanuel, Petraglia, Michael and Boivin, Nicole (2020). Late Pleistocene to Holocene human palaeoecology in the tropical environments of coastal eastern Africa. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 537 109438, 1-18. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109438

  • Power, Robert C., Güldemann, Tom, Crowther, Alison and Boivin, Nicole (2019). Asian crop dispersal in Africa and late holocene human adaptation to tropical environments. Journal of World Prehistory, 32 (4), 353-392. doi: 10.1007/s10963-019-09136-x

  • Faulkner, Patrick, Harris, Matthew, Haji, Othman, Ali, Abdallah K., Crowther, Alison, Shipton, Ceri, Horton, Mark C. and Boivin, Nicole L. (2019). Long-term trends in terrestrial and marine invertebrate exploitation on the eastern African coast: insights from Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 14 (4), 1-36. doi: 10.1080/15564894.2018.1501442

  • Stephens, Lucas, Fuller, Dorian, Boivin, Nicole, Rick, Torben, Gauthier, Nicolas, Kay, Andrea, Marwick, Ben, Armstrong, Chelsey Geralda Denise, Barton, C. Michael, Denham, Tim, Douglass, Kristina, Driver, Jonathan, Janz, Lisa, Roberts, Patrick, Rogers, J. Daniel, Thakar, Heather, Altaweel, Mark, Johnson, Amber L., Vattuone, Maria Marta Sampietro, Aldenderfer, Mark, Archila, Sonia, Artioli, Gilberto, Bale, Martin T., Beach, Timothy, Borrell, Ferran, Braje, Todd, Buckland, Philip I., Cano, Nayeli Guadalupe Jiménez, Capriles, José M. ... ArchaeoGLOBE Project (2019). Archaeological assessment reveals Earth’s early transformation through land use. Science, 365 (6456), 897-902. doi: 10.1126/science.aax1192

  • Faulkner, Patrick, Harris, Matthew, Haji, Othman, Crowther, Alison, Horton, Mark C. and Boivin, Nicole L. (2019). Towards a historical ecology of intertidal foraging in the mafia archipelago: archaeomalacology and implications for marine resource management. Journal of Ethnobiology, 39 (2), 182-203. doi: 10.2993/0278-0771-39.2.182

  • Soto, María, Inwood, Jamie, Clarke, Siobhán, Crowther, Alison, Covelli, Danielle, Favreau, Julien, Itambu, Makarius, Larter, Steve, Lee, Patrick, Lozano, Marina, Maley, Jason, Mwambwiga, Aloyce, Patalano, Robert, Sammynaiken, Ramaswami, Vergès, Josep M, Zhu, Jianfeng and Mercader, Julio (2019). Structural characterization and decontamination of dental calculus for ancient starch research. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 11 (9), 4847-4872. doi: 10.1007/s12520-019-00830-7

  • Wedage, Oshan, Amano, Noel, Langley, Michelle C., Douka, Katerina, Blinkhorn, James, Crowther, Alison, Deraniyagala, Siran, Kourampas, Nikos, Simpson, Ian, Perera, Nimal, Picin, Andrea, Boivin, Nicole, Petraglia, Michael and Roberts, Patrick (2019). Specialized rainforest hunting by Homo sapiens ~45,000 years ago. Nature Communications, 10 (1) 739, 739. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08623-1

  • Shipton, Ceri, Roberts, Patrick, Archer, Will, Armitage, Simon J., Bita, Caesar, Blinkhorn, James, Courtney-Mustaphi, Colin, Crowther, Alison, Curtis, Richard, Errico, Francesco D', Douka, Katerina, Faulkner, Patrick, Groucutt, Huw S., Helm, Richard, Herries, Andy I. R., Jembe, Severinus, Kourampas, Nikos, Lee-Thorp, Julia, Marchant, Rob, Mercader, Julio, Marti, Africa Pitarch, Prendergast, Mary E., Rowson, Ben, Tengeza, Amini, Tibesasa, Ruth, White, Tom S., Petraglia, Michael D. and Boivin, Nicole (2018). Publisher Correction: 78,000-year-old record of middle and later stone age innovation in an East African tropical forest. Nature Communications, 9 (1) 2242, 2242. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04753-0

  • Kingwell-Banham, Eleanor, Bohingamuwa, Wijerathne, Perera, Nimal, Adikari, Gamini, Crowther, Alison, Fuller, Dorian Q. and Boivin, Nicole (2018). Spice and rice: pepper, cloves and everyday cereal foods at the ancient port of Mantai, Sri Lanka. Antiquity, 92 (366), 1478-1491. doi: 10.15184/aqy.2018.168

  • Crowther, Alison, Prendergast, Mary E., Fuller, Dorian Q. and Boivin, Nicole (2018). Subsistence mosaics, forager-farmer interactions, and the transition to food production in eastern Africa. Quaternary International, 489, 101-120. doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.01.014

  • Mercader, Julio, Akeju, Tolutope, Brown, Melisa, Bundala, Mariam, Collins, Matthew J., Copeland, Les, Crowther, Alison, Dunfield, Peter, Henry, Amanda, Inwood, Jamie, Itambu, Makarius, Kim, Joong-Jae, Larter, Steve, Longo, Laura, Oldenburg, Thomas, Patalano, Robert, Sammynaiken, Ramaswami, Soto, Maria, Tyler, Robert and Xhauflair, Hermine (2018). Exaggerated expectations in ancient starch research and the need for new taphonomic and authenticity criteria. Facets, 3 (1), 777-798. doi: 10.1139/facets-2017-0126

  • Shipton, Ceri, Roberts, Patrick, Archer, Will, Armitage, Simon J., Bita, Caesar, Blinkhorn, James, Courtney-Mustaphi, Colin, Crowther, Alison, Curtis, Richard, d' Errico, Francesco, Douka, Katerina, Faulkner, Patrick, Groucutt, Huw S., Helm, Richard, Herries, Andy I. R., Jembe, Severinus, Kourampas, Nikos, Lee-Thorp, Julia, Marchant, Rob, Mercader, Julio, Marti, Africa Pitarch, Prendergast, Mary E., Rowson, Ben, Tengeza, Amini, Tibesasa, Ruth, White, Tom S., Petraglia, Michael D. and Boivin, Nicole (2018). 78,000-year-old record of Middle and Later stone age innovation in an East African tropical forest. Nature Communications, 9 (1) 1832, 1832. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-04057-3

  • Marchant, Rob, Richer, Suzi, Boles, Oliver, Capitani, Claudia, Courtney-Mustaphi, Colin J., Lane, Paul, Prendergast, Mary E., Stump, Daryl, De Cort, Gijs, Kaplan, Jed O., Phelps, Leanne, Kay, Andrea, Olago, Dan, Petek, Nik, Platts, Philip J., Punwong, Paramita, Widgren, Mats, Wynne-Jones, Stephanie, Ferro-Vázquez, Cruz, Benard, Jacquiline, Boivin, Nicole, Crowther, Alison, Cuní-Sanchez, Aida, Deere, Nicolas J., Ekblom, Anneli, Farmer, Jennifer, Finch, Jemma, Fuller, Dorian, Gaillard-Lemdahl, Marie-José ... Wright, David (2018). Drivers and trajectories of land cover change in East Africa: human and environmental interactions from 6000 years ago to present. Earth-Science Reviews, 178, 322-378. doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.12.010

  • Brucato, Nicolas, Fernandes, Veronica, Mazières, Stéphane, Kusuma, Pradiptajati, Cox, Murray P, Ng'ang'a, Joseph Wainaina, Omar, Mohammed, Simeone-Senelle, Marie-Claude, Frassati, Coralie, Alshamali, Farida, Fin, Bertrand, Boland, Anne, Deleuze, Jean-Francois, Stoneking, Mark, Adelaar, Alexander, Crowther, Alison, Boivin, Nicole, Pereira, Luisa, Bailly, Pascal, Chiaroni, Jacques and Ricaut, François-Xavier (2018). The Comoros Show the Earliest Austronesian Gene Flow into the Swahili Corridor. American journal of human genetics, 102 (1), 58-68. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2017.11.011

  • Skoglund, Pontus , Thompson, Jessica C. , Prendergast, Mary E. , Mittnik, Alissa , Sirak, Kendra , Hajdinjak, Mateja , Salie, Tasneem , Rohland, Nadin , Mallick, Swapan , Peltzer, Alexander , Heinze, Anja , Olalde, Iñigo , Ferry, Matthew , Harney, Eadaoin , Michel, Megan , Stewardson, Kristin , Cerezo-Román, Jessica I. , Chiumia, Chrissy , Crowther, Alison , Gomani-Chindebvu, Elizabeth , Gidna, Agness O. , Grillo, Katherine M. , Helenius, I. Taneli , Hellenthal, Garrett , Helm, Richard , Horton, Mark , López, Saioa , Mabulla, Audax Z. P. , Parkington, John ... Reich, David (2017). Reconstructing Prehistoric African Population Structure. Cell, 171 (1), 59-71. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2017.08.049

  • Faulkner, Patrick, Harris, Matthew, Ali, Abdallah K., Haji, Othman, Crowther, Alison, Horton, Mark C. and Boivin, Nicole L. (2017). Characterising marine mollusc exploitation in the eastern African Iron Age: archaeomalacological evidence from Unguja Ukuu and Fukuchani, Zanzibar. Quaternary International, 471, 66-80. doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.08.051

  • Prendergast, Mary E., Buckley, Michael, Crowther, Alison, Frantz, Laurent, Eager, Heidi, Lebrasseur, Ophelie, Hutterer, Rainer, Hulme-Beaman, Ardern, Van Neer, Wim, Douka, Katerina, Veall, Margaret-Ashley, Morales, Eriendira M. Quintana, Schuenemann, Verena J., Reiter, Ella, Allen, Richard, Dimopoulos, Evangelos A., Helm, Richard M., Shipton, Ceri, Mwebi, Ogeto, Denys, Christiane, Horton, Mark, Wynne-Jones, Stephanie, Fleisher, Jeffrey, Radimilahy, Chantal, Wright, Henry, Searle, Jeremy B., Krause, Johannes, Larson, Greger and Boivin, Nicole L. (2017). Reconstructing Asian faunal introductions to eastern Africa from multi-proxy biomolecular and archaeological datasets. PLoS One, 12 (8) e0182565, e0182565. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0182565

  • Wood, Marilee, Panighello, Serena, Orsega, Emilio F., Robertshaw, Peter, van Elteren, Johannes T., Crowther, Alison, Horton, Mark and Boivin, Noivin (2017). Zanzibar and Indian Ocean trade in the first millennium CE: the glass bead evidence. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 9 (5), 879-901. doi: 10.1007/s12520-015-0310-z

  • Ottoni, Claudio, Van Neer, Wim, De Cupere, Bea, Daligault, Julien, Guimaraes, Silvia, Peters, Joris, Spassov, Nikolai, Prendergast, Mary E., Boivin, Nicole, Morales-Muñiz, Arturo, Bălăşescu, Adrian, Becker, Cornelia, Benecke, Norbert, Boroneant, Adina, Buitenhuis, Hijlke, Chahoud, Jwana, Crowther, Alison, Llorente, Laura, Manaseryan, Nina, Monchot, Hervé, Onar, Vedat, Osypińska, Marta, Putelat, Olivier, Quintana Morales, Eréndira M., Studer, Jacqueline, Wierer, Ursula, Decorte, Ronny, Grange, Thierry and Geigl, Eva-Maria (2017). The palaeogenetics of cat dispersal in the ancient world. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 1 (139) 0139, 0139. doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0139

  • Prendergast, M. E., Quintana Morales, E. M., Crowther, A., Horton, M. C. and Boivin, N. L. (2017). Dietary diversity on the Swahili coast: the fauna from two Zanzibar trading locales. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 27 (4), 621-637. doi: 10.1002/oa.2585

  • Erlandson, Jon M., Zeder, Melinda A., Boivin, Nicole L., Crowther, Alison, Denham, Tim, Fuller, Dorian Q., Larson, Greger and Petraglia, Michael D. (2016). Reply to Ellis et al.: human niche construction and evolutionary theory. National Academy of Sciences. Proceedings, 113 (31), E4437-E4438. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1609617113

  • Zeder, Melinda A., Denham, Tim, Erlandson, Jon M., Boivin, Nicole L., Crowther, Alison, Fuller, Dorian Q., Larson, Greger and Petraglia, Michael D. (2016). Reply to Westaway and Lyman: emus, dingoes, and archaeology’s role in conservation biology. National Academy of Sciences. Proceedings, 113 (33), E4759-E4760. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1610697113

  • Crowther, Alison, Lucas, Leilani, Helm, Richard, Horton, Mark, Shipton, Ceri, Wright, Henry T., Walshaw, Sarah, Pawlowicz, Matthew, Radimilahy, Chantal, Douka, Katerina, Picornell-Gelabert, Llorenc, Fuller, Dorian Q. and Boivin, Nicole L. (2016). Ancient crops provide first archaeological signature of the westward Austronesian expansion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113 (24), 6635-6640. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1522714113

  • Shipton, Ceri, Crowther, Alison, Kourampas, Nikos, Prendergast, Mary E., Horton, Mark, Douka, Katerina, Schwenninger, Jean-Luc, Faulkner, Patrick, Morales, Erendira M. Quintana, Langley, Michelle C., Tibesasa, Ruth, Picornell-Gelabert, Llorenc, Wilmsen, Edwin N., Doherty, Chris, Veall, Margaret-Ashley, Ali, Abdallah K., Petraglia, Michael D. and Boivin, Nicole (2016). Reinvestigation of Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar, reveals Later Stone Age coastal habitation, early Holocene abandonment and Iron Age reoccupation. Azania, 51 (2), 197-233. doi: 10.1080/0067270X.2016.1173308

  • Crowther, Alison, Faulkner, Patrick, Prendergast, Mary E., Quintana Morales, Erendira M., Horton, Mark, Wilmsen, Edwin, Kotarba-Morley, Anna M., Christie, Annalisa, Petek, Nik, Tibesasa, Ruth, Doula, Katerina, Picornell-Gelabert, Llorenç, Carah, Xavier and Boivin, Nicole (2016). Coastal subsistence, maritime trade, and the colonization of small offshore islands in eastern African prehistory. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 11 (2), 211-237. doi: 10.1080/15564894.2016.1188334

  • Boivin, Nicole L., Zeder, Melinda A., Fuller, Dorian Q., Crowther, Alison, Larson, Greger, Erlandson, Jon M., Denham, Tim and Petraglia, Michael D. (2016). Ecological consequences of human niche construction: examining long-term anthropogenic shaping of global species distributions. National Academy of Sciences. Proceedings, 113 (23), 6388-6396. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1525200113

  • Langley, Michelle C., Prendergast, Mary E., Shipton, Ceri, Morales, Erendira M. Quintana, Crowther, Alison and Boivin, Nicole (2016). Poison arrows and bone utensils in late Pleistocene eastern Africa: evidence from Kuumbi Cave, Zanzibar. Azania, 51 (2), 155-177. doi: 10.1080/0067270X.2016.1173302

  • Crowther, Alison (2016). Comment on 'Millets and herders: the origins of plant cultivation in semiarid North Gujarat (India)' by Juan Jose Garcia-Granero, Carla Lancelotti, Marco Madella, and P. Ajithprasad. Current Anthropology, 57 (2), 166-167.

  • Prendergast, Mary E., Rouby, Helene, Punning, Paramita, Marchant, Robert, Crowther, Alison, Kourampas, Nikos, Shipton, Ceri, Walsh, Martin., Lambeck, Kurt and Boivin, Nicole L. (2016). Continental Island Formation and the Archaeology of Defaunation on Zanzibar, Eastern Africa. PLoS ONE, 11 (2) e0149565, e0149565-e0149565. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149565

  • Kourampas, Nikos, Shipton, Ceri, Mills, William, Tibesasa, Ruth, Horton, Henrietta, Horton, Mark, Prendergast, Mary, Crowther, Alison, Douka, Katerina, Faulkner, Patrick, Picornell, Llorenc and Boivin, Nicole (2015). Late quaternary speleogenesis and landscape evolution in a tropical carbonate island: Pango la kuumbi (kuumbi cave), zanzibar. International Journal of Speleology, 44 (3), 293-314. doi: 10.5038/1827-806X.44.3.7

  • Crowther, Alison, Veall, Margaret-Ashley, Boivin, Nicole, Horton, Mark, Kotarba-Morley, Anne, Fuller, Dorian Q., Fenn, Thomas, Haji, Othman and Matheson, Carney D. (2015). Use of Zanzibar copal (Hymenaea verrucosa Gaertn.) as incense at Unguja Ukuu, Tanzania in the 7-8th century CE: chemical insights into trade and Indian Ocean interactions. Journal of Archaeological Science, 53, 374-390. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.10.008

  • Boivin, Nicole, Crowther, Alison, Prendergast, Mary and Fuller, Dorian Q. (2014). Indian Ocean food globalisation and Africa. African Archaeological Review, 31 (4), 547-581. doi: 10.1007/s10437-014-9173-4

  • Crowther, Alison, Haslam, Michael, Oakden, Nikki, Wald, Dale and Mercader, Julio (2014). Documenting contamination in ancient starch laboratories. Journal of Archaeological Science, 49 (1), 90-104. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.04.023

  • Crowther, Alison, Horton, Mark, Kortarba-Morley, Anna, Prendergast, Mary, Quintana-Morales, Eréndira, Wood, Marilee, Shipton, Ceri, Fuller, Dorian Q., Tibesasa, Ruth, Mills, William and Boivin, Nicole (2014). Iron Age agriculture, fishing and trade in the Mafia Archipelago, Tanzania: new data from Ukunju Cave. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 49 (1), 21-44. doi: 10.1080/0067270X.2013.878104

  • Shipton, C., Helm, R., Boivin, N., Crowther, A., Austin, P. and Fuller, D. Q. (2013). Intersections, networks and the genesis of social complexity on the Nyali Coast of East Africa. African Archaeological Review, 30 (4), 427-453. doi: 10.1007/s10437-013-9140-5

  • Boivin, Nicole, Crowther, Alison, Helm, Richard and Fuller, Dorian Q. (2013). East Africa and Madagascar in the Indian Ocean world. Journal of World Prehistory, 26 (3), 213-281. doi: 10.1007/s10963-013-9067-4

  • Haslam, Michael, Harris, Clair, Clarkson, Chris, Pal, J. N., Shipton, Ceri, Crowther, Alison, Koshy, Jinu, Bora, Janardhana, Ditchfield, Peter, Ram, Harindra Prasad, Price, Kathryn, Dubey, A. K. and Petraglia, Michael (2012). Dhaba: An initial report on an Acheulean, Middle Palaeolithic and microlithic locality in the Middle Son Valley, north-central India. Quaternary International, 258, 191-199. doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2011.09.007

  • Helm, Richard, Crowther, Alison, Shipton, Ceri, Tengeza, Amini and Boivin, Nicole (2012). Exploring agriculture, interaction and trade on the eastern African littoral: preliminary results from Kenya. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa, 47 (1), 39-63. doi: 10.1080/0067270X.2011.647947

  • Boivin, Nicole, Fuller, Dorian Q. and Crowther, Alison (2012). Old World globalization and the Columbian exchange: Comparison and contrast. World Archaeology, 44 (3), 452-469. doi: 10.1080/00438243.2012.729404

  • Crowther, Alison (2012). The differential survival of native starch during cooking and implications for archaeological analyses: A review. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 4 (3), 221-235. doi: 10.1007/s12520-012-0097-0

  • Denham, Tim, Atchison, Jennifer, Austin, Jeremy, Bestel, Sheahan, Bowdery, Doreen, Crowther, Alison, Dolby, Nic, Fairbairn, Andrew, Field, Judith, Kennedy, Amanda, Lentfer, Carol, Matheson, Carney, Nugent, Sue, Parr, Jeff, Prebble, Matiu, Robertson, Gail, Specht, Jim, Torrence, Robin, Barton, Huw, Fullager, Richard, Haberle, Simon, Horrocks, Mark, Lewis, Tara and Matthews, Peter (2009). Archaeobotany in Australia and New Guinea: Practice, potential and prospects. Australian Archaeology, 68 (1), 1-10. doi: 10.1080/03122417.2009.11681884

  • Clarkson, Chris, Petraglia, Michael, Korisettar, Ravi, Haslam, Michael, Boivin, Nicole, Crowther, Alison, Ditchfield, Peter, Fuller, Dorian, Miracle, Preston, Harris, Clair, Connell, Kate, James, Hannah and Koshy, Jinu (2009). The oldest and longest enduring microlithic sequence in India: 35 000 years of modern human occupation and change at the Jwalapuram Locality 9 rockshelter. Antiquity, 83 (320), 326-348. doi: 10.1017/S0003598X0009846X

  • Crowther, Alison and Haslam, Michael (2007). Blind tests in microscopic residue analysis: Comments on Wadley et al. (2004). Journal of Archaeological Science, 34 (6), 997-1000. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2006.06.003

  • Crowther, Alison (2005). A Pacific Odyssey: Archaeology and Anthropology in the Western Pacific. Papers in Honour of Jim Specht.. Australian Archaeology, 60, 78-79.

  • Crowther, Alison (2005). Starch residues on undecorated Lapita pottery from Anir, New Ireland. Archaeology In Oceania, 40 (2), 62-66. doi: 10.1002/j.1834-4453.2005.tb00586.x

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Completed Supervision