Lab reports (1985-2022) at

2022    Morgan, G.S., D.J. Koning, M.S. Shackley, D.W. Love, K.M. Hobbs, and A.P. Jochems: Early Pleistocene (Late Blancan) vertebrates from Simon Canyon, Socorro County, Central New Mexico. New Mexico Geological Society Guidebook, 72nd Fall Field Conference, pp. 265-279.

2022    Zena, A.G., A.I. Duff, A. Melesse, J.A. Wolff, A. Beladado, and M.S. Shackley  New dates for Megalithic Stele Monuments of Gedeo, South Ethiopia.  Journal of  African Archaeology 20:57-82.

2021    Niespolo, E.M., WoldeGabriel, G., Hart, W.K., Renne, P.R., Sharp, W.D., Shackley, M.S., Ambrose, S., Asfaw, B., Beyene, Y., Brasil, M.F., Carlson, J.P., Sahle, Y., and White, T.D.: Integrative Geochronology Calibrates the Middle and Late Stone Ages of Ethiopia's Afar Rift.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 118 No. 50:e2116329118.

2021    Shackley, M.S., Distribution and sources of secondary deposit archaeological obsidian in Rio Grande alluvium, New Mexico, USA.  Geoarchaeology 36:808-825.

2021    Dolan, S.A., and M.S. Shackley: Pachuca Obsidian Blades from the U.S. Southwest: Implications for Mesoamerican Connections and Coronado's Mexican Indian Allies. American Antiquity 86: 773-779.

2021    Doronicheva, E.V., M.S. Shackley, and M.A. Kulkova: Procurement and exploitation of lithic raw materials in the Middle Palaeolithic of the North-Central Caucasus (Preliminary Results.  In Lengyel, G, Wilczynski J., De la Torre, M.S., Mangado,  X. and Fulola, J.M. (Eds.) Studies on the Palaeolithic of Western Eurasia, pp. 187-204. Oxford: Archaeopress.

2021    Zena, A.G., A.I. Duff, A. Melesse, J.A. Wolff, A. Beldados, and M.S. Shackley: New dates for Megalithic Stele monuments of Gedeo, South Ethiopia.  Journal of African Archaeology 2021:1-26.

2021    Carpenter, J. Sánchez, G., Hernández-Expinoza, O., León-Romero, C., Krug, A.R., Abrego-Rivas, A., Shackley, M.S., Ferguson, J., and Pailes, M.: Recent research in the Sahuaripa region of Sonora, Mexico. Kiva 87:461-485.

2020    Dolan, S., J. Berryman, and M.S. Shackley, New Insights into the Use of Obsidian at Cottonwood Springs Pueblo (LA 175), Doña Ana County, New Mexico.  International Association for Obsidian Studies Bulletin 65:8-21.

2020    Mitchell, D.R., J.B. Mabry, N.M. Tagüeña, G. Huckleberry, R.C. Brusca, and M.S. Shackley, Prehistoric adaptation, identity, and interaction along the northern Gulf of    California.  California Archaeology 12:163-195.

2020    Moore, J.L., E. Blinman, and M.S. Shackley, Temporal variations in obsidian procurement in the Northern Rio Grande and its implications for obsidian movement into the San Juan Area.  American Antiquity 85:152-170.

2020    Vierra, B.J., N. Chapin, C.M. Stevenson, and M.S. Shackley, Another look at expedient technologies, sedentism, and the bow and arrow.  Kiva 86:482-501.

2020    Doronicheva, E., L. Golovanova, V. Doronichev, A Nedomolkin, I. Shirobokov, M.S. Shackley, A. Petrov, and F. Maksimov, Psytuaje rockshelter - a new site documenting the final of Epipalaeolithic in the north-central Caucasus, Russia.  Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 23:157-165.

2019    Shackley, M.S. The Patayan and Hohokam: A View from Alta and Baja California. Journal of Arizona Archaeology 6:83-98.

2019    Shackley, M.S. Natural and Cultural History of the Obsidian Butte Source, Imperial County, California. California Archaeology 11(1):21-43.

2019    Kwoka, J.J., and M.S. Shackley, Technological analysis and source provenance of  obsidian artifacts from a Sun Pyramid substructure cache, Teotihuacan, Mexico.  Latin American Antiquity 30:205-210.

2019    Shackley, M.S., A newly discovered source of archaeological obsidian near Duncan, Arizona and its compositional relationship to the Cow Canyon source, eastern Arizona: The value of minor sources.  IAOS Bulletin 61: 15-23.

2019    Shackley, M.S., E.V. Doronicheva, V.B. Dronichev L.V. Golovanova, S.A. Nesmeyanov, O.A. Voeykova, and A.A. Muriy, The Zayukovo (Baksan) archaeological obsidian source, Greater Caucasus, Russia.  IAOS Bulletin 60: 11-23.

2019    Doronicheva, E.V., L.V. Goloanova, V.B. Doronichev, M.S. Shackley, and A.G. Nedomolkin, New data about exploitation of the Zayukovo (Baksan) obsidian source in Northern Caucasus during the Paleolithic.  Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports   23:157-165.

2018    Glover, J.B., Z.X. Hruby, D. Rissolo, J.W. Ball, M.D. Glascock, and M.S. Shackley, Interregional Interaction in Terminal Classic Yucatan: Recent Obsidian and Ceramic Data from Vista Alegre, Quintana Roo, Mexico.  Latin American Antiquity 29:475-494.

2018    Shackley, M.S., L.E. Morgan, and D. Pyle, Elemental, isotopic, and geochronological variability in Mogollon-Datil Volcanic Province archaeological obsidian, southwestern USA: solving issues of inter-source discrimination.  Geoarchaeology 33:486-497.

2018    Shackley, M.S. X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF): Applications in Archaeology. In: Smith C. (eds) Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer, New York.

2018    Hu, Di, and M.S. Shackley, ED-XRF analysis of obsidian artifacts from Yanawilka, a settlement of transplanted laborers (mitmaqkuna), and implications for Inca imperialism.  Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 18:213-221.

2017    Panich, L.M., M.S. Shackley, and A. Porcayo Michelini, A reassessment of archaeological obsidian from southern Alta California, and northern Baja California. California Archaeology 9:53-77.

2017    Shackley, M.S. and Y. Sahle, Geochemical characterization of four Quaternary obsidian sources and provenance of obsidian artifacts from the Middle Stone Age site of Gademotta, Main Ethiopian Rift.  Geoarchaeology 32:302-310.

2017    Shackley, M.S., Lithics (Archaeological Stone).  In Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology, edited by A.S. Gilbert, , pp. 476-486. Springer, New York.

2017    Shackley, M.S., X-Ray fluorescence (XRF) spectrometry in Geoarchaeology.  In Encyclopedia of Geoarchaeology, edited by A.S. Gilbert, , pp. 1025-1029. Springer, New York.

2017    Dolan, S.G., M.E. Whalen, P.E. Minnis, and M.S. Shackley, Obsidian in the Casas Grandes world: procurement, exchange, and interaction in Chihuahua, Mexico, CE 1200-1450.  Journal of Archaeological Science Reports: 11:555-567.

2017    Dolan, S.G., and M.S. Shackley, Is there mahogany obsidian in northeastern Sonora, Mexico?  IAOS Bulletin 56:11-17.

2017    Dolan, S.G., M.R. Miller, M.S. Shackley, and K. Corl, El Paso Phase obsidian procurement in southern New Mexico: implications for Jornada Mogollon regional interaction and exchange.  Kiva: 267-291.

2016    Shackley, M.S., F. Goff, and S.G. Dolan: Geologic origin of the source of Bearhead rhyolite (Paliza Canyon) obsidian, Jemez Mountains, Northern New Mexico.  New Mexico Geology 38:52-62.

2016    Doronicheva, E.V., M.A. Kulkova, and M.S. Shackley, Raw material exploitation, transport, and mobility in the Northern Caucasus Eastern Micoquian. PaleoAnthropology 2016:1-45.

2013    Doronicheva, E.V., M.A. Kulkova, and M.S. Shackley, Exploitation of lithic raw material in the northwestern Caucasus Upper Paleolithic.  Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia 41/2:40-53.

2013    Boulanger, M.T., M.D. Glascock, M.S. Shackley, and C. Skinner, Likely Source Attribution for a Paleoindian Obsidian Graver from Northwest Louisiana.  IAOS Bulletin 49:4-7

2013    Shackley, M.S., The Geochemistry and Archaeological Petrology of Volcanic Raw Materials in Northern New Mexico: Obsidian and Dacite Sources in Upland and Lowland Contexts.  In B.J. Vierra (Ed.), From Mountain Top to Valley Bottom: Understanding Past Land Use in the Northern Rio Grande Valley, New Mexico, pp. 17-32.  University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City.

2013    Hamilton, M.J., B. Buchanan, B.B. Huckell, V.T. Holliday, M.S. Shackley, and M. E. Hill: Clovis Paleoecology and Lithic Technology in the Central Rio Grande Rift Region, New Mexico.  American Antiquity 78(2):248-265.

2013    Speakman, R.J., and M.S. Shackley, Silo Science and Portable XRF in Archaeology: A Reply to Frahm.  Journal of Archaeological Science 40:1435-1443. 

2013   Mills, B.J., J.J. Clark, M.A. Peeples, W.R. Haas, Jr., J.M. Roberts, Jr., J.B. Hill, D.L. Huntley, L. Borck, R.L. Breiger, A. Clauset, and M.S. Shackley, Transformation of Social Networks in the Late Pre-Hispanic US Southwest.  PNAS 110:5785-5790.

2012  Vierra, B.J., M.A. Jodry, M. Steven Shackley, and M. J. Dilley, Late Paleoindian and Early Archaic Foragers in the Northern Southwest.  In From the Pleistocene to the Holocene: Human Organization and Cultural Transformations in Prehistoric North America, edited by C.B. Bousman, and B.J. Vierra, pp. 171-196.  Texas A&M University Press, College Station

 2012  Huckell, B.B., M.S. Shackley, M.J. O’Brien, and C.W. Merriman, Folsom obsidian procurement and use at the Boca Negra Wash Site, New Mexico.  Current Research in the Pleistocene 28:49-52.

 2012  Fertelmes, C.M., D.R. Abbott, and M.S. Shackley, Obsidian Source Characterization at Las Colinas: Shifting Exchange Patterns during the Hohokam Sedentary-Classic Transition.  Kiva 77:281-311.

 2012   Duff, A.I., J.M. Moss, T.C. Windes, J. Kantner, and M.S. Shackley
            Patterning in Procurement of Obsidian in Chaco Canyon and in Chaco-era Communities in New Mexico as Revealed by X-Ray Fluorescence.  Journal of Archaeological Science, 39:2995-3007.

2012    Panich, L.M., A. Porcayo, M., and M.S. Shackley
            Obsidian Sources of Northern Baja California: The Known and the Unknown. California Archaeology 4(2):183-200.

2011    Shackley, M.S. (Ed.) X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry (XRF) in Geoarchaeology. Springer, New York.

            With major contributory chapters:

2011   Shackley, M.S., Sources of Archaeological Dacite in Northern New Mexico.  Journal of Archaeological Science 38:1001-1007.

2010   Taliafero, M.A., Schriever, B.A., and M.S. Shackley
Obsidian Procurement, Least Cost Path Analysis, and Social Interaction in the Mimbres Area of Southwestern New Mexico.  Journal of Archaeological Science 37:536-548..

2010   Shackley, M.S., Is there reliability and validity in portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometry (PXRF)?  The SAA Archaeological Record, Nov. 2010, pp. 17-18&20.

2010   Shackley, M.S., Roger Curtis Green (1932-2009) Obsidian Studies Pioneer. IAOS Bulletin 44:4-6.

2010  Golovanova, L.V., Doronichev, V.B., Cleghorn. N.E., Koulkova, M.A., Sapelko, V.S., and Shackley, M.S., Significance of Ecological Factors in the Middle to Upper Paleolithic Transition. Current Anthropology 51: 655-691.

2010   Shackley, M.S., Thoughts and Inference on Prehistoric Obsidian Source Exploitation in the Pacific Rim and Beyond.  In Crossing the Straits: Prehistoric Obsidian Source Exploitation in the North Pacific Rim edited by Yaroslav V. Kuzmin and Michael D. Glascock, pp. 219-223.  British Archaeological Records (BAR) International Series 2152.

2010   Poupeau, G., Le Bourdonnec, F.X., Carter, T., Delarue, S., Shackley, M.S., Barrat, J-A., Dubernet, S., Moretto, P., Calligaro, T., Milić, M., and Kobayashi, K., The use of SEM-EDS, PIXE, and EDXRF for obsidian provenance studies in the Near East: a case study from Neolithic Çatalhöyük (central Anatolia).  Journal of Archaeological Science, 37:2705-2720.

2009   Shackley, M.S., The Topaz Basin Archaeological Obsidian Source in the Transition Zone of Central Arizona.  Geoarchaeology   24(3): 336-347.

2009   Shackley, M.S. Two Newly Discovered Sources of Archaeological Obsidian in the Southwest: Archaeological and Social Implications.  Kiva 74(3):269-280.

2008   Huckell, B.B., V.T. Holliday, M. Hamilton, C. Sinkovec, C. Merriman, M.S. Shackley, and R.H. Weber, The Mockingbird Gap Clovis Site: 2007 Investigations.  Current Research in the Pleistocene 25:95-97.

2008   Carter, T., S. Dubernet, R. King, F-X. Le B., M. Milić, G. Poupeau, and M. S. Shackley, Eastern Anatolian Obsidians at Çatalhöyük and the Reconfiguration of Regional Interaction in the Early Ceramic Neolithic.  Antiquity 82:900-909.

2007   Shackley, M.S. (solicited chapter): Archaeological Petrology and the Archaeometry of Lithic Materials.  50th Anniversary Volume, edited by A.M. Pollard.  Archaeometry 50: 194-215.

2007   Shackley, M.S.: Sources of Obsidian at the Murray Springs Clovis Site: A Semi-Quantitative X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis.  In Murray Springs: A Clovis Site with Multiple Activity Areas in the San Pedro Valley, Arizona, edited by C.V. Haynes, Jr., and B.B. Huckell, pp. 250-254.  Anthropological Papers of the University of Arizona 71, University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

2007   with A. Negash, M. Alene, F.H. Brown, and B.P. Nash: Geochemical Sources for the Terminal Pleistocene/Early Holocene Obsidian Artifacts of the Site of Beseka, Central Ethiopia.  Journal of Archaeological Science 34, 1205-1210.

2007   with Tristan Carter: Sourcing Obsidian from Neolithic Çatalöyük (Turkey) Using Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence.  Archaeometry, 49, 437-454.

2006   with Agazi Negash: Geochemical provenance of obsidian artifacts from the Middle Stone Age site of Porc Epic, Ethiopia.  Archaeometry 48:1-12.

2006   with Agazi Negash, and M. Alene: Source provenance of obsidian artifacts from the Early Stone Age (ESA) site of Melka Konture, Ethiopia.  Journal of Archaeological Science, 33:1647-1650.

2006   Sources of obsidian from three sites in Baja California Sur: an Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) Analysis.  In El Yacimiento Arqueológico de El Ratón: una Cueva con Pinturas en la Sierra de San Francisco (Baja California Sur, México), edited by M.A. Petit i Medizabal, A. Rubio i Morra, pp. 111-117.  Monograph 6, Seminari d’Estudis i Recerques Prehistòriques, University of Barcelona, Spain.

2005 Obsidian: Geology and Archaeology in the American Southwest.  University of Arizona Press, Tucson.

2002 More than Exchange: Pre-Ceramic through Ceramic Period Obsidian Studies in the Greater North American Southwest.  In Geochemical Evidence for Long-Distance Exchange, edited by M.D. Glascock, pp. 53-87.  Bergin and Garvey, Wesport, Connecticut.

2002 with Barker, A.W., C.E. Skinner, M.D. Glascock, and J.D. Rogers (2002) Mesoamerican Origin for an Obsidian Scraper from the Precolumbian Southeastern United States. American Antiquity 67:103-108.

2002 Precision versus Accuracy in the XRF Analysis of Archeological Obsidian: Some Lessons for Archaeometry and Archaeology. In Archaeometry 98, Proceedings of the 31st International Symposium, Budapest, April 26-May 3 1998, edited by E. Jerem, and K.T. Biro, pp. 805-809. Archaeolingua Central European Series 1, British Archaeological Reports, Oxford.

2001  The Stone Technology of Ishi and the Yana of North Central California: Inferences for Hunter-Gatherer Cultural Identity in Historic California.  American Anthropologist 102(4):693-712.  

2001 Limited Prehistoric Procurement of Sand Tank Obsidian, Southwestern Arizona, with David Tucker.  Kiva 66:345-374.

Bayman, J., and M.S. Shackley (1999) Dynamics of Hohokam obsidian circulation in the North American Southwest. co-authored with James Bayman.  Antiquity 73(282):836-845

M.D. Glascock, M.S. Shackley, Y.V. Kuzmin, V.K. Popov, S.V. Gorbunov, AA. Vasilevsky, O.A. Shubina, V.I. Zaitsev, and H. Sato (2000) Obsidian Geochemistry from Archaeological Sites of the Sakhalin and Obsidian Sources, .  In Volcanic Glasses of the Russian Far East: Geological and Archaeological Aspects, edited by Y.V. Kuzmin, and V.K. Popov, pp. 88-106.  Geological Institute, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok.

Hall, Mark A., and M. Steven Shackley (1994). A Study of Some Near Eastern Obsidians. al-Ráfidán: Journal of Western Asiatic Studies 15:25-32.

R.A. Joyce , M.S. Shackley, K. McCandless, and R. Sheptak (1999) Resultados Preliminares de una Investigación con EDXRF de Obsidiana de Puerto Escondido.  Yaxkin.  Journal of the Insituto Hondureño de Antropolgía e Historia, Tegucigalpa.

Kuzmin, Y.V. , A.V. Tabarev, M. S. Shackley, and M.D. Glascock (1994). Geochemical Characterization of Obsidian Artifacts from Prehistoric Sites in the Russian Far East: Initial Study. In Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Archaeology of the Northern Pacific. Dalnauka, Vladivostok, Russia, pp. 67-72.

Kuzmin, Y.V., A.V. Tabarev, V.L. Popov, M.D. Glascock, and M.S. Shackley (1999). Geochemical Source Analysis of Archaeological Obsidian in Primorye (Russian Far East).  Current Research in the Pleistocene 16:97-99.  

Y.V. Kuzmin, V.K Popov, A.V. Tabarev, and M.D. Glascock, and M.S. Shackley (2000) The Sources of Archaeological Obsidian in Primorye and Its Distribution in the Stone Age Cultures, .  In Volcanic Glasses of the Russian Far East: Geological and Archaeological Aspects, edited by Y.V. Kuzmin, and V.K. Popov, pp. 83-87.  Geological Institute, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok. 

Mitchell, Douglas R., and M. Steven Shackley (1995). Classic Period Hohokam Obsidian Studies in Southern Arizona: A Review and Prospectus. Journal of Field Archaeology 22:291-304.

Peterson, Jane, Douglas R. Mitchell, and M. Steven Shackley (1997). The Social and Economic Contexts of Lithic Procurement: Obsidian from Classic Period Hohokam Sites. American Antiquity 62(2):231-259.

_____(1994). Obsidian from Pueblo Grande, Arizona: Modeling Social and Economic Patterns in Lithic Procurement. In Archaeometry of Pre-Columbian Sites and Artifacts: Proceedings of the 28th International Symposium on Archaeometry, edited by D.A. Scott and P. Myers, pp. 161-174. Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles.

Popov, V.K., and M. Steven Shackley (1997). Obsidian of Primorye: First Results of Archaeological-Geological Correlation. Bulletin of the Far Eastern Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences 3:77-85.

V.K. Popov, M.D. Glascock, M.S. Shackley, and Y.M. Kuzmin 2000 Geochemistry of Volcanic Glass from GeologicalSources and Archaeological Sites in Primorye.  In Volcanic Glasses of the Russian Far East: Geological and Archaeological Aspects, edited by Y.V. Kuzmin, and V.K. Popov, pp. 44-82.  Geological Institute, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok.

Shackley, M.S. (1999) Obsidian Sourcing.  In An Archaeological Investigation of Late Archaic Cerros de Trincheras Sites in Chihuahua, Mexico, edited by R.J. Hard and J.R. Roney, pp. 21-22.  Center for Archaeological Research, Special Report 25.  University of Texas, San Antonio.

Shackley, M. Steven (ed.) 1998  Archaeological Obsidian Studies: Method and Theory . In Advances in Archaeological and Museum Sciences Series 3, New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishing. ISBN: 0-306-45804-7

Volume Editor with Major Contributory Chapters:

_____1998  Geochemical Differentiation and Prehistoric Procurement of Obsidian in the Mount Taylor Volcanic Field,  Northwest New Mexico.  Journal of Archaeological Science 25:1073-1082. 

_____1998  Review Article: Gamma Rays, X-Rays, and Stone Tools: Some Recent Advances in Archaeological Geochemistry.   Journal of Archaeological Science 25(3):259-270. 

_____1995 Sources of Archaeological Obsidian in the Greater American Southwest: An Update and Quantitative Analysis. American Antiquity 60:531-551.

_____1994 Intersource and Intrasource Geochemical Variability in Two Newly Discovered Archaeological Obsidian Sources in the Southern Great Basin: Bristol Mountains, California and Devil Peak, Nevada. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 16:118-129.

_____1992 The Upper Gila River Gravels as an Archaeological Obsidian Source Region: Implications for Models of Exchange and Interaction. Geoarchaeology 7:315-326

_____1991 Tank Mountains: A Newly Discovered Archaeological Obsidian Source in East-Central Yuma County, Arizona. Kiva 57:17-25.

_____1990 Early Hunter-Gatherer Procurement Ranges in the Southwest: Evidence from Obsidian Geochemistry and Lithic Technology. Ph.D. dissertation, Arizona State University. University Microfilms, Ann Arbor.

_____1988 Sources of Archaeological Obsidian in the Southwest: An Archaeological, Petrological, and Geochemical Study. American Antiquity 53:752-772.

Shackley, M. Steven, Justin R. Hyland, and María de la Luz Gutiérrez M. (1996). Mass Production and Procurement at Valle del Azufre: A Unique Archaeological Obsidian Source in Baja California Sur. American Antiquity 61(4): 718-731.

Shackley, M. Steven, and David B. Tucker (2001) Limited prehistoric procurement of Sand Tank Obsidian, Southwestern Arizona.  Kiva 66(3):345-374.

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