Dorian Fuller

Research Interests

  • Archaeobotany. Human Plant Use in Prehistory, reconstructing agricultural systems, approaches to interpreting archaeobotanical evidence and its integration with theoretical issues in archaeology.
  • Origins and Spread of Agriculture. Plant domestication, including work in Asia and Africa
  • South Asia. Prehistory, Protohistory, environmental history.
  • Neolithic China
  • Nubia and Sudan 
  • Archaeological theory, in Environmental Archaeology and the history of thought with regard to Sudanic and South Asian archaeology.
  • The Anthropocene

Research Directory Records

Educational Background

  • Lowell High School, San Francisco
  • BA, Yale University, 1995, double major in Anthropology and Organismal Biology.
  • Honours thesis (Anthropology). Problems in the Archaeology of Meroitic and Post-Meroitic Nubia:Theoretical and Methodological Issues
  • Honours thesis (Org. Bio.). Systematics and Leaf Architecture of Gunnera.
  • M.Phil, Cambridge, Archaeology, 1997
  • M. Phil thesis. The Emergence of Agricultural Economies in India: A Reconsideration of the Bio-archaeological Evidence
  • PhD Thesis submitted Dec. 1999, Cambridge, examined March 2000, approved May 2000.The Emergence of Agricultural Societies in South India: Botanical and Archaeological Perspectives.

Research Projects and Fieldwork


  • Archaeobotanical studies from Late Neolithic Baligang, Henan Province, China. Excavations of Peking University. Archaeobotanical research supported by the ICCHA (UCL-PKU).
  • Archaeobotany from settlement surveys in the Upper Ying, Yi and Luo River Valleys, Henan (Henan Provincial Institute of Archaeology & PKU)
  • The Archaeobotany of Tian Luo Shan: An investigation of foraging and rice cultivation in the Hemudu Neolithic culture (Yangzi Delta, China) (excavations of the Zhejiang Pronvincial Institute of Archaeology).
  • The archaeobotany of Chuodun and Caoxieshan, Neolithic Paddy-field sites near Suzhou, China (excavations of the Suzhou Museum).
  • The archaeobotany of Maoshan. Liangzhu era paddyfield site near Hangzhou (excavations of the Zhejiang Pronvincial Institute of Archaeology).

Southwest Asia

  • Jarmo Neolithic excavations and archaeobotany, Iraqi Kurdistan (2012-)
  • Archaeobotany of Shahirizor Research Project, Iraqi Kurdistan (2012-)
  • Archaeobotany of Catalhoyuk, Konya Plains, Turkey (2012-)
  • Archaeobotany of Ziyaret Tepe, Turkey, Assyrian Period.

South Asia

  • Archaeobotany of the South Indian Neolithic and joint director of the of Bellary Archaeological Research project
  • Archaeobotany of Neolithic-Chalcolithic coastal Orissa, in collaboration with Professor Rabi Mohanty of Deccan College. This is now being pursued as part of the Early Rice Project
  • Archaeobotany of  coastal ports in northern Sri Lanka (Mantai, Kantharodai, Karinda). This is being pursued as part of the Early Rice Project and the SEALINKS project (Oxford).
  • Archaeobotany of ancient Hund, Pakistan, in collaboration with Dr. Ihsan Ali, University of Peshawar
  • Archaeobotany of ancient Paithan, Maharashtra, India, project of the Society for South Asian Studies, directed by Dr. Derek Kennet (Durham).
  • Archaeobotany of the Garhwal Himalaya, Uttranchal, India in collaboration with Professor Vinod Nautiyal, Dept. of Archaeology, University of Garhwal 
  • Archaeobotany of the Vindhyan Neolithic, in collaboration with Professor JN Pal, University of Allahabad
  • Archaeobotany of Early Historic sites in Southern Tamil Nadu and Kerala, including Pattanam Project of the Kerala Council for Historical Research.
  • Archaeobotany of Neolithic Golbai Sassan and Gopalpur, Orissa (with  Rabi Mohanty, Deccan College).
  • Archaeobotany of Bangladesh, in collaboration with Mizanur Rahman, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka


  • Archaeobotany and Ethnobotany of the Gamo Highlands, Southern Ethiopia, part of the Gamo-Baroda Project of Kathryn and John Arthur and Matthew Curtis (2011-.
  • Contributions on the archaeobotany of the Swahili coast and islands in collaboration with the SEALINKS project (Oxford).
  • Artefact analysis and monograph preparation: Arminna West: The Late Nubian Necropolis and Buildings Excavated 1963, Publications of the Pennsylvania-Yale Expedition to Egypt, no. 7. Peabody Museum of Natural History and the University Museum of Pennsylvania (New Haven and Philadelphia).
  • Bio-Archaeology and Archaeological Survey (1997), Wadi Muqaddam, central Sudan, Sudan Archaeological Research Society, project directors: Michael Mallinson and Dr. Lawrence Smith (Cambridge).
  • The Archaeobotany of the Napatan city of Kawa (Sudan), excavated by Sudan Archaeological Research Society/ British Museum expedition, directed by Derek Welsby.
  • Rescue archaeology of the proposed Hamdab Dam reservoir, Sudan: SARS Amri-Kirbekan expedition, co-directed with Derek Welsby (British Museum) [2003-04]
  • Environmental Archaeology of Volubilis, Morocco. UCL joint project with Ministry of Culture, Morocco, including excavations of the early Islamic town, directed by Elisabeth Fentress and Hassan Limane. [2001-2006]
  • Archaeobotany (mainly plant impressions) from later Prehistoric sites of Dhar Nema (Southwest Mauritania), from fieldwork by Dr. Kevin MacDonald and Dr. Robert Vernet.
  • "Crop dispersal and agricultural adaptation in the Libyan Sahara," NERC-funded research project (co-investogator with Professor David Mattingley, University of Leceister), being pursued with PhD student Ruth Pelling. [2003-2007]
  • "Reassessing ancient Egyptian crops, crop husbandry and the agrarian landscape," AHRB-funded research project (co-investigator with Professor Peter Ucko), with post-doctoral research fellow Mary Anne Murray (from October 2003-2006)
  • Co-organiser (with Dr. Mary Anne Murray) of the 5th International Workshop for African Archaeobotany here at the Institute on 2-5 July 2006. Now preparing the proceedings for publication.
  • Archaeobotany (mainly plant impressions) from later Prehistoric sites of the Tilemsi Valley, Mali (fieldwork of Kate Manning)
  • Archaeobotany of Islamic Essouk, NE Mali (fieldwork of Sam Nixon).
  • Archaeobotany of Iron Age sites in Rwanda (fieldwork of John Giblin).
  • Co-Investigator on "Was barley locally adapted to drought conditions in ancient Nubia?" A NERC-Funded projected projectm with principle investigator, Dr. Robin Allaby, University of Warwick. [2009-2012]


Blog: the archaeobotanist



  • Asouti, E.& Fuller, D. (2008), Trees and Woodlands in South India: Archaeological Perspectives.  Walnut Creek,Ca.: Left Coast Press. ISBN: 978-1598742312 [publisher's site]. Indian edition, published 2010 by Munshiram Manoharlal, New Delhi                                                                                                              

Edited Volumes

  • Stevens, Chris J., Sam Nixon, Mary Anne Murray, and Dorian Q Fuller (Eds.) (2014) The Archaeology of African Plant Use. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, Ca. ISBN: 978-1-61132-974-2
  • The Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, editor-and-chief Claire Smith, (2014) Springer. (D. Q. Fuller, contributing section editor for Environmental Archaeology and Origins of Agriculture)
  • Giosan, L., D. Q. Fuller, K. Nicoll, R. K. Flad, and P. D. Clift (Eds.) (2012), Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations, Geophysical Monograph Series, vol. 198, 226 pp., American Geophysical Union [AGU], Washington, D. C., [doi:10.1029/GM198][preface]
  • "Special Issue: The Archaeobotany of Asian Rice" edited by L. A. Hosoya, Y.-I. Sato and DQ Fuller. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 2(2) [2010] [online]
  • "Contending with Bones" edited by N. Milner, DQ FULLER, and M. Baxter. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 16(1-2) [2003] [contents]

Articles & Chapters


  • Crowther, Alison, Mark Horton, Anna Kotarba-Morley, Mary Prendergast, , Marilee Wood, Ceri Shipton, Dorian Q FULLER, Ruth Tibesasa,William Mills & Nicole Boivin (2014) Iron Age agriculture, fishing and trade in the Mafia Archipelago, Tanzania: new evidence from Ukunju Cave. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa 49 (1): 21-44 [online]
  • Prasad, Sushma, A. Anoop, N. Riedel, S. Sarkar, P. Menzel, N. Basavaiah, R. Krishnan, D. FULLER, B. Plessen, B. Gaye, U. Röhl, H. Wilkes, D. Sachse, R. Sawant, M.G. Wiesner, M. Stebich (2014). Prolonged monsoon droughts and links to Indo-Pacific warm pool: A Holocene record from Lonar Lake, central India. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 391: 171–182 [online]
  • Fuller, Dorian Q, Sam Nixon, Chris J. Stevens and Mary Anne Murray (2014) African Archaeobotany Expanding, In: Stevens, Chris J., Sam Nixon, Mary Anne Murray, and Dorian Q Fuller (Eds.) The Archaeology of African Plant Use. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, Ca. Pp, 17-24
  • Manning, Katie and Dorian Q Fuller (2014) Early Millet Farmers in the Lower Tilemsi Valley, Northeastern Mali, In: Stevens, Chris J., Sam Nixon, Mary Anne Murray, and Dorian Q Fuller (Eds.) The Archaeology of African Plant Use. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, Ca. Pp. 73-82
  • Fuller, Dorian Q (2014) Agricultural Innovation and State Collapse in Meroitic Nubia: The Impact of the Savannah Package, In: Stevens, Chris J., Sam Nixon, Mary Anne Murray, and Dorian Q Fuller (Eds.) The Archaeology of African Plant Use. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, Ca. Pp. 165-178
  • McClatchie, Meriel and Dorian Q Fuller (2014) Leaving a Lasting Impression: Arable Economies and Cereal Impressions in Africa and Europe, In: Stevens, Chris J., Sam Nixon, Mary Anne Murray, and Dorian Q Fuller (Eds.) The Archaeology of African Plant Use. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, Ca. Pp. 259-266
  • Harris, David R. and D. Q. Fuller (2014) Agriculture: Definition and Overview. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 104-113 [online]
  • Fuller, D. Q. and Leilani Lucas (2014) Archaeobotany. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 305-310 [online]
  • Weisskopf, Alison and D. Q. Fuller (2014) Apricot: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 294-296 [online]
  • Fuller, D. Q. and Alison Weisskopf (2014) Barley: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 763-766 [online]
  • Kingwell-Banham, Eleanor  and  DQ Fuller (2014) Brown Top Millet: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 1021-1024 [online]
  • Weisskopf, Alison and D. Q. Fuller (2014) Buckwheat: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 1025-1028 [online]
  • Lucas, Leilani and D. Q. Fuller (2014) Chickpea: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 1384-1387 [online]
  • Weisskopf, Alison and D. Q. Fuller (2014) Citrus Fruits: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 1479-1483 [online]
  • Fuller, D. Q. (2014) Finger Millet: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 2783-2785 [online]
  • Kingwell-Banham, Eleanor  and  DQ Fuller (2014) Horse Gram: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 3490-3493 [online]
  • Lucas, Leilani and D. Q. Fuller (2014) Lentil: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 4487-4490 [online]
  • Fuller, D. Q. (2014) Millets: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 4945-4948 [online]
  • Weisskopf, Alison and D. Q. Fuller (2014) Peach: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 5840-5842 [online]
  • Kingwell-Banham, Eleanor  and  DQ Fuller (2014) Pigeon Pea: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 5941-5944 [online]
  • Fuller, D. Q and Cristina Castillo (2014) Rice: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 6339-6343 [online]
  • Weisskopf, Alison and D. Q. Fuller (2014) Sesame: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 6587-6590 [online]
  • Fuller, D. Q. and Leilani Lucas (2014) Wheats: Origins and Development. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (Claire Smith, Ed.). Springer, New York. pp 7812-7817 [online]


  • Fuller, Dorian Q (2013) Pursuing the origins of rice through archaeology. [in Japanese translation]. In Exploring the History of Rice (Introduction to field science, Volume 9), edited by Yo-Ichiro Sato and Norio Akasaka. Tamagawa University Press, Japan. ISBN 978-4-472-18201-3  [in Japanese]
  • Ellis EC, Fuller DQ, Kaplan JO, Lutters WG. 2013. Dating the Anthropocene: Towards an empirical global history of human transformation of the terrestrial biosphere. Elem. Sci. Anth. 1: 000018 doi: 10.12952/journal.elementa.000018 [online/open access]
  • Boivin, Nicole, Alison Crowther, Richard Helm, and D. Q. FULLER (2013) East Africa and Madagascar in the Indian Ocean World. Journal of World Prehistory [doi: 10.1007/s10963-013-9067-4]
  • Goisan, L., Clift P. D., Macklin, M. G., Fuller, D. Q. (2013) "Sarasvati II" [correspondence]. Current Science 105 (7): 888-890 [online]
  • FULLER, DQ (2013) Forum: World Trade and Biological Exchanges Before 1492 by John L. Sorenson, Carl L. Johannessen (review). Journal of Latin American Geography 12 (2): 245-254. DOI: 10.1353/lag.2013.0019
  • Shipton, Ceri,  R. Helm, N. Boivin, A. Crowther, P. Austin, DQ FULLER (2013) Intersections, Networks and the Genesis of Social Complexity on the Nyali Coast of East Africa. African Archaeological Review (2013). On-line: DOI 10.1007/s10437-013-9140-5
  • FULLER, D. Q. and Lisa Hildebrand (2013) Domesticating Plants in Afirca.In The Oxford Handbook of African Archaeology. Edited by Peter Mitchell and Paul Lane. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 507-525 [online]
  • FULLER, D. Q. (2013) Opinion Box 13: Agriculture-- revolution of evolution? In Human Evolutionary Genetics, second edition. By M. Jobling, E. Hollox, M. Hurles, T. Kivisild, and C. Tyler-Smith. New York: Garland Science. Page 376.
  • FULLER, D. Q. (2013) Book review of  A.G. Fahmy et al. (eds.). Windows on the African Past. Current Approaches to African Archaeobotany. Reports in African Archaeology 3. Africa Magna Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 2011. In Journal of African Archaeology 11 (1): 119-121 [pdf]
  • FULLER, D. Q. (2013) Book review of Bioarcheology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory. By Gwen Robbins Schug. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. 2011. American journal of Physical Anthropology [online]
  • Hu, Dengke, Peter D. Clift, Philipp Böning, Robyn Hannigan, Stephen Hillier, Jerzy Blusztajn, Shiming Wan, DQ FULLER (2013) Holocene evolution in weathering and erosion patterns in the Pearl river delta. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems [DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20166]
  • Weisskopf, Alison, Emma Harvey, Eleanor Kingwell-Banham, Mukund Kajale, Rabi Mohanty and Dorian Q FULLER (2013) Archaeobotanical implications of phytolith assemblages from cultivated rice systems, wild rice stands and macro-regional patterns. Journal of Archaeological Science [online]
  • Asouti, Eleni and DORIAN Q FULLER (2013) A Contextual Approach to the Emergence of Agriculture in Southwest Asia. Current Anthropology 54 (3): 299-345 [on-line]
  • Fuller, Dorian Q (2013) Observations on the use of botanical material in ceramic tempering at Gobero. In: Gobero: The No-Return Frontier. Archaeology and Landscape at the Saharo-Sahelian Borderland (ed. Elena A. A. Garcea). Journal of African Archaeology Monograph Series, Africa Magna Verlag, Frankfurt. Pp. 241-248
  • Ellis, Erle, Jed O. Kaplan, DORIAN Q FULLER, Steve Varvus, Kees Klein Goldewijk, and Peter H. Veerburg (2013). Used planet: a global history. PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1217241110  [online]
  • FULLER, DORIAN Q (2013) South Asia: Archaeology. In The Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration, edited by I. Ness and P. Bellwood. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Volume 1, Chap. 31. 9 pp. [online
  • Yana G. Kamberov, Sijia Wang, Jingze Tan, Pascale Gerbault, Abigail Wark, Longzhi Tan, Yajun Yang, Shilin Li,Kun  Tang,Hua Chen, Adam Powell, Yuval Itan, DORIAN FULLER, Jason Lohmueller, Junhao Mao, Asa Schachar, Madeline Paymer, Elizabeth Hostetter, Elizabeth Byrne, Melissa Burnett, Andrew P. McMahon, Mark G. Thomas, Daniel E. Lieberman,Li Jin, Clifford J. Tabin, Bruce A. Morgan, Pardis C. Sabeti (2013). Modeling Recent Human Evolution in Mice by Expression of a Selected EDAR Variant. Cell 152(4): 691-702 [online]
  • Boivin, Nicole, DORIAN Q FULLER, Robin Dennell, Robin Allaby and Michael D. Petraglia (2013). Human Dispersal Across Diverse Environments of Asia during the Upper Pleistocene. Quaternary International 300: 32–47 [online]
  • Goisan, L., Clift P. D., Macklin, M. G., FULLER, D. Q. (2013) "Sarasvati" [correspondence]. Current Science 104 (3): 285 [pdf]
  • Song, Jixiang, Zhao, Zhijun, and DORIAN Q FULLER (2013). The archaeobotanical significance of immature millet grains: an experimental case study of Chinese millet crop processing. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 22 (2): 141-152 [online] [first published online in 2012]
  • Murphy, Charlene,  Gill Thompson and DORIAN Q FULLER (2013) Roman food refuse: urban archaeobotany in Pompeii, Regio VI, Insula 1. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany  22 (5): 409-419 [online] [first published online in 2012]


  • Giosan, L., D. Q. Fuller, K. Nicoll, R. K. Flad, and P. D. Clift (2012), Preface. In Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations (Goisan, Fuller & al., eds.), Geophysical Monograph Series, vol. 198, American Geophysical Union, Washington,D.C.. Pp. vii-ix [online] [pdf]
  • Fuller, Dorian Q. “Climate Change, Archaeology and.” In The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, 2nd ed., edited by Neil A. Silberman, vol. 1:325–7. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Fuller, Dorian Q. “Paleobotany.” In The Oxford Companion to Archaeology, 2nd ed., edited by Neil A. Silberman, vol 2:604–5. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Boivin, Nicole, DORIAN Q FULLER and Alison Crowther (2012)  Old World globalization and the Columbian exchange: comparison and contrast. World Archaeology 44 (3): 452-469 [online]
  • Stevens, Chris J. and DORIAN Q FULLER (2012). Did Neolithic farming fail? The case for a Bronze Age agricultural revolution in the British Isles. Antiquity 86  (333): 707–722 [online]
  • Liviu Giosan, Peter D. Clift , Mark G. Macklin, DORIAN Q FULLER, Stefan Constantinescu, Julie A. Durcan, Thomas Stevens,Geoff A. T. Duller, Ali R. Tabrez, Kavita Gangal, Ronojoy Adhikari, Anwar Alizai, Florin Filip, Sam VanLaningham, James P. M. Syvitski (2012). Fluvial landscapes of the Harappan civilization. PNAS June 26, 2012 vol. 109 no. 26 10138-10139 [online]
  • Wollstonecroft, MM, PR Ellis, GC Hillman, DQ FULLER, and PJ Butterworth (2012). A calorie is not necessarily a calorie: technical choice, nutrient bioaccessibility, and interspecies differences in plants. [Letter] PNAS vol. 109, no. 17: E991 [online]
  • Helm, R., A Crowther, C. Shipton, A. Tengeza, DQ FULLER, and N. Boivin (2012) Exploring agriculture, interaction and trade on the eastern African littoral: preliminary results from Kenya.  Azania 47(1): 39-63  [online]
  • FULLER, DQ (2012) New archaeobotanical information on plant domestication from macro-remains: tracking the evolution of domestication syndrome traits. In Biodiversity in Agriculture. Domestication, Evolution, and Sustainability (eds. P. Gepts, T.R. Famula, R. L. Bettinger, S. B. Brush, A. B. Damania, P. E. McGuire, C. O. Qualset). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 110-135.
  • Ponton, C., L. Giosan, T. I. Eglinton, D. Fuller, J. E. Johnson, P. Kumar, and T. S. Collett (2012). Holocene Aridification of India. Geophysical Research Letters,  Vol. 39, L03704, 6 PP., doi:10.1029/2011GL050722
  • Clift, Peter D., Andrew Carter, Liviu Goisan, Julie Durcan, Geoff T. A. Duller, Mark G. Macklin, Anwar Alizai, Ali R. Tabrez, Mohammed Danish, Sam VanLaningham and DQ FULLER (2012) U-Pb zircon dating evidnece for a Pleistocene Sarasvati River and capture of the Yamuna River. Geology [on-line] DOI 10.1130/G32840.1
  • FULLER, DQ, Willcox, G., Allaby, R. (2012). Early Agricultural Pathways: moving outside the 'core area' hypothesis' in Southwest Asia. Journal of Experimental Botany 63: 617-633. doi:10.1093/jxb/err307 [published on-line 2011]
  • FULLER, DQ, Asouti, E., Purugganan, M. D. (2012). Cultivation as slow evolutionary entanglement: comparative data on rate and sequence of domestication.Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 21(2): 131-145. doi:10.1007/s00334-011-0329-8Publisher URL. Erratrum, p. 147
  • Lucas, L., Colledge, S., Simmons, A., FULLER, D. (2012). Crop introduction and accelerated island evolution: archaeobotanical evidence from ‘Ais Yiorkis and Pre-Pottery Neolithic Cyprus. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany  21(2): 117-129. doi:10.1007/s00334-011-0323-1. [publisher url]
  • Asouti, E., FULLER, D. (2012). From foraging to farming in the southern Levant: the development of Epipalaeolithic and Pre-Pottery Neolithic plant management strategies. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 21(2): 149-162 doi:10.1007/s00334-011-0332-0. [publisher url]
  • Shipton, Ceri, Michael Petraglia, Jinu Koshy, Janardhana Bora, Adam Brumm, Nicole Boivin, Ravi Korisettar, Roberto Risch, Dorian Fuller (2012) Lithic technology and social transformations in the South Indian Neolithic: the evidence from Sanganakallu-Kupgal. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 31(2): 156-173 [on-line] DOI 10.1016/j.jaa.2011.11.003
  • Kingwell-Banham, Eleanor and Dorian Q FULLER (2012) Shifting cultivators in South Asia: Expansion, marginalisation and specialisation over the Long-Term. Quaternary International 249: 84-95 [on-line]


  • Qin, Ling and Dorian Q Fuller (2011) Some plant remains unearthed from Chuodun and Chenghu sites. In Chuodun Site in Kunshan (edited by Municipal Cultural Relics Institute of Suzhou). Wenwu Press, Beijing. pp. 334-342 [in Chinese]
  • FULLER, DQ (2011) Pathways to Asian Civilizations: Tracing the Origins and Spread of Rice and Rice Cultures. Rice 4(3-4): 78-92 [on-line ] DOI 10.1007/s12284-011-9078-7 [pdf]
  • FULLER, DQ and Alison R. Weisskopf (2011) The Early Rice Project: from Domestication to Global Warming. Archaeology International 13/14: 44-51[on-line][pdf]
  • FULLER, DQ Rowlands, M. (2011). Ingestion and Food Technologies: Maintaining differences over the long-term in West, South and East Asia. In Bennet, J., Sherratt, S., Wilkinson, T. C. (Eds.). Interweaving Worlds - systematic interactions in Eurasia, 7th to 1st millennia BC. Essays from a conference in memory of Professor Andrew Sherratt ( pp.37-60). Oxford: Oxbow Books Ltd.
  • FULLER, DQ, van Etten, J., Manning, K., Castillo, C., Kingwell-Banham, E., Weisskopf, A., Qin, L., Sato, Y., Hijmans, R. (2011). The contribution of rice agriculture and livestock pastoralism to prehistoric methane levels An archaeological assessment. The Holocene 21, 743-759doi:10.1177/0959683611398052Publisher URL
  • FULLER, D., Willcox, G., Allaby, R. G. Cultivation and domestication had multiple origins: arguments against the core area hypothesis for the origins of agriculture in the Near East. World Archaeology 43(4), 628-652 doi:10.1080/00438243.2011.624747
  • FULLER, DQ. (2011). Finding Plant Domestication in the Indian Subcontinent. Current Anthropology 52(S4), S347-S362 doi:10.1086/658900.
  • Allue, E, S Wang, DQ FULLER, H Zhang (2011) Anthracology from the Far East: a case study from the upper Ying valley (Henan province, China). SAGUNTUM EXTRA 11: 149-150 [pdf]
  • Perera, N., N. Kourampos,  I. A. Simpson, S. U. Deraniyagala, D. Bulbeck, J. Lamminga, J. Perera, DQ Fuller, K. Szabo, N. V. Oliviera  (in press). People of the ancient rainforest: Late Pleistocene foragers at the Batadomba-lena rockshelter, Sri Lanka, Journal of Human Evolution 61, 254-269. doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2011.04.001
  • Michèle M. Wollstonecroft, Zdenka Hroudová, Gordon C. Hillman and Dorian Q. Fuller (2011) Bolboschoenus glaucus (Lam.) S.G. Smith, a new species in the flora of the ancient Near East. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 20(5), 459-470  DOI: 10.1007/s00334-011-0305-3 [on-line ]
  • Fuller DQ, Nicole Boivin, Tom Hoogervorst and Robin Allaby (2011) Across the Indian Ocean: the prehistoric movement of plants and animals. Antiquity 85 (328): 544-558 [online
  • Clift, Peter, Rowan Flad, Dorian Fuller and Liviu Goisan (2011). Studying the Relationship Between Past People and Their Environments. AGU Chapman Conference on Climates, Past Landscapes, and Civilizations; Santa Fe, New Mexico, 21–25 March 2011. EOS 92 (24) [14 June 2011]: p. 203
  • Robert Risch, Nicole Boivin, Michael Petraglia, David omez-Gras, Ravi Korisettar and Dorian Fuller (2011) The Prehistoric Axe Factory at Sanganakallu-Kupgal (Bellary District), Southern India. In Stone Axe Studies III, edited by V. Davis and M. Edmonds. Oxford: Oxbow Books. Pp. 189-202.
  • Fuller, DQ [=Fu Daolian], Qin Ling, Zhao Zhijun, Zheng Yunfei, Hosoya Leo-Aoi, Chen Xuguo and Sun Guo-Ping (2011). Archaeobotanical Analysis at Tianluoshan: Evidence for wild-food gathering, rice cultivation and the process of the evolution of morphologically domesticated rice. In Integrated Studies on the Natural Remains from Tianluoshan (eds. Center for the Study of Chinese Archaeology, Peking University and Zhejiang Province Institute of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage). Beijing: Wenwu Press. Pp. 47-96 [in CHINESE]
  • Giblin, John and Dorian Q Fuller (2011). First and Second Millennium AD Agriculture in Rwanda: Archaeobotanical finds and radiocarbon dates from seven sites. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 20 (4): 253-265 [on-line
  • Manning, Katie, Ruth Pelling, Tom Higham, Jean-Luc Schwenniger and Dorian Q Fuller (2011) 4500-year old domesticated pearl millet (Pennisetum glaucum) from the Tilemsi Valley, Mali: new insights into an alternative cereal domestication pathway. Journal of Archaeological Science 38 (2): 312-322 [on-line
  • Nixon, Sam, Mary Anne Murray and Dorian Q Fuller (2011) Plant use at an early Islamic merchant town in the West African Sahel: the archaeobotany of Essouk-Tadmakka (Mali) Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 20 (3): 223-239 [on-line] DOI 10.1007/s00334-010-0279-6
  • Purugganan, Michael and Dorian Q. Fuller (2011) Archaeological data reveal slow rates of evolution during plant domestication. Evolution 65(1): 171-183. [on-line], doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01093.x 


  • Fuller, Dorian Q (2010) An Emerging Paradigm Shift in the Origins of Agriculture. General Anthropology 17 (2): 1, 8-12 [on-line][pdf]
  • Fuller, Dorian Q, Robin G. Allaby and Chris Stevens (2010) Domestication as innovation: the entanglement of techniques, technology and chance in the domestication of cereal crops. World Archaeology 42(1): 13-28 [published on-line]
  • Fuller, D. Q. and Ling Qin (2010) Declining oaks, increasing artistry, and cultivating rice: the environmental and social context of the emergence of farming in the Lower Yangtze Region. Environmental Archaeology 15 (2): 139-159 [online]
  • Robin G. Allaby, Terence A. Brown, & Dorian Q Fuller (2010) A simulation of the effect of inbreeding on crop domestication genetics with comments on the integration of archaeobotany and genetics: a reply to Honne and Heun. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 19(2): 151-158 [published on-line]
  • Shanyuan Chen,Bang-Zhong Lin,Mumtaz Baig,Bikash Mitra, Ricardo J. Lopes, António M. Santos, David A. Magee, Marisa Azevedo, Pedro Tarroso, Shinji Sasazaki, Stephane Ostrowski, Osman Mahgoub, Tapas K. Chaudhuri, Ya-ping Zhang, Vânia Costa, Luis J. Royo, Félix Goyache, Gordon Luikart, Nicole Boivin, Dorian Q. Fuller, Hideyuki Mannen, Daniel G. Bradley and Albano Beja-Pereira (2009) Zebu cattle are an exclusive legacy of the South Asia Neolithic. Molecular Biology and Evolution 27(1): 1-6 [published on-line] [pdf]
  • Fuller, Dorian [Fu Daolian] and Zhang Hai (2010) Further discussion on plant remains and crop-processing [in Chinese], Zhongguo Wenwu Bao [Chinese Cultural Relics Newspaper], 8 Jan 2010, p. 7 [pdf 969 kb]
  • Qin Ling, Dorian Q Fuller [Fu Daolian], & Zhang Hai (2010) Modelling wild food resource catchments amongst early farmers: case studies from the Lower Yangtze and Central China. Di Si Ji Yan Jiu [Quaternary Sciences] 30(2): 245-261 [in Chinese with English abstract & captions]
  • Zhang, Hai, Andrew Bevan, Dorian Fuller & Yanming Fang (2010). Archaeobotanical and GIS-based approaches to prehistoric agriculture in the Upper Ying Valley, Henan, China. Journal of Archaeological Science 37 (7): 1480-1489 (on-line)
  • Fuller, Dorian Q (2010) Book review of Kumar Globalizing the Prehistory of Japan. Japanese Studies 30 (1): 137-141 [pdf]
  • Greger Larson, Ranran Liu, Xingbo Zhao, Jing Yuan, Dorian Fuller, Loukas Barton, Keith Dobney, Qipeng Fan, Zhiliang Gu, Xiaohui Liu, Yunbing Luo, Peng Lu, Leif Andersson, Ning Li. 2010 Patterns of East Asian pig domestication, migration, and turnover revealed by modern and ancient DNA. PNAS 107 (17): 7686-7691[early edition]
  • M. Petraglia, M. Haslam, DQ Fuller, N Boivin. Out of Africa: New Hypotheses and Evidence for the Dispersal of Homo sapiens along the Indian Ocean Rim. Annals of Human Biology 37(3): 288-311. [On-line]
  • Hosoya, Leo Aoi, Michele Wollstonecroft, Dorian Q Fuller, Ling Qin (2010). Experimental pilot study of peach/apricot kernal detoxification for reconstruction of Chinese early rice farmers broad spectrum subsistence strategy. Studies of Landscape History on East Asian Inland Seas (NEOMAP Project), ed. K. Makibayashi and M. Uchikado. Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto. pp. 69-76 [pdf 4MB]
  • Castillo, Cristina and Dorian Q Fuller (2010). Still too fragmentary and dependent upon chance? Advances in the study of early Southeast Asian archaeobotany. In 50 Years of Archaeology in Southeast Asia: Essays in Honour of Ian Glover, ed. Bellina, B., Bacus, E. A., Pryce, O., & Weissman Christie, J. River Books, Bangkok/London. P p. 91-111 [pdf]
  • Fuller, Dorian Q, Leo Aoi Hosoya, Yunfei Zheng and Ling Qin (2010)  A Contribution to the Prehistory of Domesticated Bottle Gourds in Asia: Rind Measurements from Jomon Japan and Neolithic Zhejiang, China. Economic Botany 64 (3): 260-265 [published online]
  • Hosoya, Leo Aoi, Yo-Ichiro Sato and Dorian Q Fuller (2010) Editorial: the archaeobotany of early rice agriculture in Asia. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 2 (2): 57-59 [published on-line]
  • Fuller, Dorian Q, Yo-Ichiro Sato, Cristina Castillo, Ling Qin, Alison R. Weisskopf, Eleanor J. Kingwell-Banham, Jixiang Song, Sung-Mo Ahn and Jacob van Etten (2010). Consilience of genetics and archaeobotany in the entangled history of rice (2010). Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 2 (2): 115-131 [published on-line]
  • Fuller, D. Q. 2010. Le riz domestiqué en Chine. La Recherche 447 (Dec. 2010): 54-57 [in French] [pdf]
  • Fuller, D. Q. and Mike Rowlands (2009) Towards a Long-Term Macro-Geography of Cultural Substances: Food and Sacrifice Tradition in East, West and South Asia. Chinese Review of Anthropology 12: 1-37 [ISBN 978-7-5062-9584-0] [pdf 3mb]
  • Rowlands, Mike and Dorian Q. Fuller (2009) Moudre ou faire boullir? Nourrir les corps et les spirits dans les traditions culinaires et sacrificielles en Asie de l’Ouest, de l’Est et du Sud. Techniques & Cultures 52-53: 120-147 [in French] [pdf]
  • Fuller, Dorian Q and Robin Allaby (2009). Seed dispersal and crop domestication: shattering, germination and seasonality in evolution under cultivation. In Fruit Development and Seed Dispersal (edited by Lars Ostergaard),Annual Plant Reviews Volume 38. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. Pp. 238-295. [pdf]
  • Fuller, Dorian Q, Ling Qin, Yunfei Zheng, Zhijun Zhao, Xugao Chen, Leo Aoi Hosoya, and Guo-ping Sun (2009) The Domestication Process and Domestication Rate in Rice: Spikelet bases from the Lower Yangtze. Science 323: 1607-1610 [abstract] [full text html]
  • Fuller, Dorian Q & Qin, Ling (2009) Water management and labour in the origins and dispersal of Asian rice. World Archaeology 41(1): 88-111 [published online]
  • Fuller, Dorian Q & Chris J. Stevens (2009) Agriculture and the development of complex societies. In A. Fairbairn & Ehud Weiss (eds). From Foragers to Farmers. Papers in Honour of Gordon C. Hillman. Oxbow Books, Oxford. Pp. 37-57.
  • Fuller, Dorian Q and Nicole Boivin (2009). Crops, Cattle and Commensals across the Indian Ocean: current and potential archaeobiological evidence. In Plantes et Societes (ed. Gabriel Lefevre), Etudes Ocean Indien 42-43: pp. 13-46 [pdf 1MB]
  • Nicole Boivin and Dorian Q. Fuller (2009) Shell Middens, Ships and Seeds: Exploring Coastal Subsistence, Maritime Trade and the Dispersal of Domesticates in and Around the Ancient Arabian Peninsula. Journal of World Prehistory 22(2): 113-180 [published online]
  • Nicole Boivin, Roger Blench and Dorian Q Fuller (2009) Archaeological, Linguistic and Historical Sources on Ancient Seafaring: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Early Maritime Contact and Exchange in the Arabian Peninsula. Chapter 18 in The Evolution of Human Populations in Arabia. Paleoenvironments, Prehistory and Genetics. Dordrecht: Springer
  • Risch, Roberto, N. Boivin, M. Petraglia, D. Gomez-Gras, R. Korisettar and D. Fuller (2009). The Prehistoric Axe Factory at Sanganakallu-Kupgal (Bellary District), Southern India. Internet Archaeology 26. [on-line journal] [pdf]
  • Fuller, Dorian Q. & Marco Madella (2009) Banana cultivation in South Asia and East Asia: A review of the evidence from archaeology and linguistics. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 7: 333-351 [published online] [pdf]
  • Book review of Madella, M. and Zurro, D. (eds.). 2007. Plants, People and Places: Recent Studies in Phytolithic Analysis. Oxford: Oxbow Books. in Environmental Archaeology 14(2): 192-194 [online]
  • Petraglia, Michael, C. Clarkson, N. Boivin, M. Haslam, R. Korisettar, G. Chaubey, P. Ditchfield, D. Fuller, H. James, S. Jones, T. Kivisild, J. Koshy, M. M. Lahr, M. Metspalu, R. Roberts, L. Arnold (2009) Population increase and environmental deterioration correspond with microlithic inovations in South Asia ca. 35,000 years ago. PNAS 106 (30): 12261-12266 [published online]
  • Petraglia M, Korisettar R, Kasturi Bai M, Boivin N, B J, Clarkson C, Cunningham K, Ditchfield P, Fuller D, Hampson J, Haslam M, Jones S, Koshy J, Miracle P, Oppenheimer C, Roberts R, White K. 2009b. Human occupation, adaptation and behavioral change in the Pleistocene and Holocene of South India: Recent investigations in the Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh. Eurasian Prehistory 6:119-166. [pdf: 4.7MB]
  • Clarkson, Chris, M. Petraglia, R. Korisettar, M. Haslam, N. Boivin, A. Crowther, P. Ditchfield, D. Fuller, P. Miracle, C. Harris, K. Connell, H. James, & J. Koshy (2009) The oldest and longest enduring microlithic sequence in India: 35000 years of modern human occupation and change at the Jwalapuram Locality 9 rockshelter. Antiquity 83: 326-348 [published online]
  • MacDonald, Kevin C., Vernet, Robert, Martinón-Torres, Marcos and Fuller, Dorian Q (2009) Dhar Néma: from early agriculture to metallurgy in southeastern Mauritania. Azania:Archaeological Research in Africa 44(1): 3-48[published online]
  • Asouti, Eleni & Dorian Q. Fuller (2009) Archaeobotanical evidence. In Grounding Knowledge/Walking Land: Archaeological Research and Ethno-historical Identity in Central Nepal. Edited by Christopher Evans, Judith Pettigrew, Yarjung Kromchain Tamu & Mark Turin. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Pp. 142-152 [pdf]
  • Parpola, Asko, D. Q. Fuller, & Nicole Boivin (2009). The incised Axe from Tamil Nadu said to be inscribed in the Classical Indus Script. In T. Osada (ed.) Indus Civilization: Text and Context, Volume II. Delhi: Manohar. Pp. 21-27. [ISBN:978-81-7304-821-0]
  • Fuller, D. Q (2009). Silence before sedentism and the advent of cash-crops: A revised summary of early agriculture in South Asia from plant domestication to the development of political economies (with an excursus on the problem of semantic shift among millets and rice). In T. OSada (ed.) Linguistics, Archaeology and the Human Past. Delhi: Manohar. Pp. 147-187. [ISBN: 978-81-7304-799-2] [pdf 9.8mb]
  • Fuller, D. Q. (2009) Advances in Archaeobotanical Method and Theory: Charting trajectories to domestication, lost crops, and the organization of agricultural labour. In New Approaches to Prehistoric Agriculture, edited by Sung Mo Ahn and June-Jeong Lee, 2009, Seoul Sahoi Pyoungnon. Pp. 14-59 [pdf]
  • Fuller, D. Q., Ling Qin and Emma Harvey (2009) An evolutionary model for Chinese rice domestication: reassessing the data of the Lower Yangtze region. In New Approaches to Prehistoric Agriculture, edited by Sung Mo Ahn and June-Jeong Lee, 2009, Seoul Sahoi Pyoungnon. Pp. 312-345[pdf]
  • Fuller, D. Q [Fu Daolian] and Qin Ling (2009) The botanical archaeology in research of rice agricultural origin, (translated from English by Hu Yuqin). Nanfang Wenwu [Southern Cultural Relics] 2009-3: 38-45
  • Qin, Ling and Dorian Q Fuller (Fu Daolian) 2009. Appendix 3. The Nanjiaokou site 2007 excavated Early to Mid Yangshao plant remains. In: Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology (ed.) Nanjiaokou Site in Sanmenxia. Science Press, Beijing. Pp. 427-435 [in Chinese]
  • Purugganan, Michael D. & Dorian Q Fuller (2009) The nature of selection during plant domestication. Nature 457: 843-848 [published online] [pdf]
  • Fuller, Dorian Q, Qin, Ling & Harvey, Emma (2008)A critical assessment of Early Agriculture in East Asia, with emphasis on Lower Yangtze rice domestication. Pragdhara 18: 17-52 [online pdf]
  • Weber, S. A. & D. Q. Fuller (2008) Millets and their role in early agriculture. Pragdhara 18: 69-90 [pdf][online pdf]
  • Fuller, D. Q. (2008) Recent lessons from Near Eastern archaeobotany: wild cereal use, pre-domestication cultivation and tracing multiple origins and dispersals. Pragdhara 18: 105-134 [pdf][online pdf]
  • Boivin, Nicole, D. Q. Fuller, R. Korisettar, & M. Petraglia (2008) First farmers in South India: the role of internal processes and external influences in the emergence and transformation of south India's earliest settled societies. Pragdhara 18: 179-200 [online pdf]
  • Fuller, D. Q. and Y.-I. Sato (2008) Japonica rice carried to, not from, Southeast Asia. Nature Genetics 40: 1264-1265 [published on-line] [pdf]
  • Fuller, Dorian Q, Qin, Ling & Harvey, Emma (2008) Evidence for a late onset of agriculture in the Lower Yangzi region and challenges for an archaeobotany of rice. In: Past Human Migrations in East Asia. Matching Archaeology, Linguistics and Genetics (Alicia Sanchez-Mazas, Roger Blench, Malcolm D. Ross, Ilia Peiros, Marie Lin (eds.)). London: Routledge. Pp. 40-83 [publisher's site]
  • Allaby, R. G., D. Q Fuller and T. A. Brown (2008) The genetic expectations of a protracted model for the origins of domesticated crops. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 105 (37): 13982-13986 [published on-line]
  • Allaby, R. G., D. Q Fuller and T. A. Brown (2008) Reply to Ross-Ibarra and Gaut: Multiple domestications do appear monophyletic if an appropriate model is used. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 105(49): E106 [published online]
  • Wollstonecroft, M., P. R. Ellis, G. C. Hillman, and D. Q Fuller (2008) Advances in plant food processing in the Near Eastern Epipalaeolithic and implications for improved edibility and nutrient bioaccessibility: an experimental assessment of Bolboschoenus maritimus (L.) Palla (sea club-rush). Vegetation History and Archaeobotany DOI 10.1007/s00334-008-0162-x [published online]
  • Fuller, D. Q (2008) Archaeological Science in Field Training. In From Concepts of the Past to Practical Strategies: The Teaching of Archaeological Field Techniques (eds. P. J. Ucko, Ling Qing and Jane Hubert). London: Saffron Press. Pp. 183-205 [pdf online]
  • Fuller, D. Q (2008) Domestication, Diffusion and the Development of agriculture villages: a study of the South Indian Neolithic. In South Asian Archaeology 1999 (ed. E. R. Raven). Groningen: Egbert Forsten. Pp. 143-158
  • Fuller, D. Q and Ling Qin (2008) Immature rice and its archaeobotanical recognition: a reply to Pan. Antiquity Vol 82 (316). On-line project gallery
  • Fuller, D. Q (2008) The spread of textile production and textile crops in India beyond the Harappan zone: an aspect of the emergence of craft specialization and systematic trade. In Linguistics, Archaeology and the Human Past Occasional Paper 3, edited by T. Osada and A. Uesugi. Indus Project, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto. Pp. 1-26 [ISBN978-4-902325-16-4] [pdf file]
  • Fuller, D. Q, L. Qin and E. Harvey (2008) Rice archaeobotany revisited: Comments on Liu et al. (2007). Antiquity 82(315) [Project Gallery On-Line]
  • Fuller, D. Q (2008) ASIA, SOUTH: India, Deccan and Central Plateau. In Encyclopedia of Archaeology, edited by D. Pearsall. Springer. Pp. 694-705 [published on-line]
  • Fuller, D. Q (2008) ASIA, SOUTH: Neolithic Cultures. In Encyclopedia of Archaeology, edited by D. Pearsall. Springer. Pp. 756-768 [published on-line]
  • Fuller, D. Q, H. Zhang (2007) A preliminary report of the survey archaeobotany of the upper Ying Valley (Henan Province) In School of Archaeology and Museology, Peking University and Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology (eds) Dengfeng wangchenggang yizhi de faxian yu yanjiu (2002-2005) [ Archaeological Discovery and Research at the Wangchenggang Site in Dengfeng (2002-2005)] pp916-958. Zhengzhou: Great Elephant Publisher [in Chinese and English].[download from here]
  • Fuller, D. Q. and S. A. Weber (2007) Formation processes and palaeoethnobotanical interpretation in South Asia. In K. Paddayya, R. Jhaldiyal and S. G. Deo (eds.) Formation Processes and Indian Archaeology. Pune: Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute. Pp. 255-266.
  • Murray, M. A., D Q. Fuller and C. Cappeza (2007) Crop production on the Senegal River in the early First Millennium AD: preliminary aechaeobotanical results from Cubalel. In R. T. J. Cappers (ed.) Fields of Change. Progress in African Archaeobotany, Grongingen Archaeological Studies 5.Groningen: Barkhuis Publishing. Pp. 63-70 [published online]
  • Fuller, D. Q., K. Macdonald & R. Vernet (2007) Early domesticated pearl millet in Dhar Nema (Mauritania): evidence of crop-processing waste as ceramic temper. In R. T. J. Cappers (ed.) Fields of Change. Progress in African Archaeobotany, Grongingen Archaeological Studies 5. Groningen: Barkhuis Publishing. Pp. 71-76[published online]
  • Fuller, D. Q, N. Boivin, R. Korisettar (2007) Dating the Neolithic of South India: new radiometric evidence for key economic, social and ritual transformations. Antiquity 81: 755-778 [publisher's website]
  • D. Q Fuller, Emma Harvey and Ling Qin (2007) Presumed domestication? Evidence for wild rice cultivation and domestication in the fifth millennium BC of the Lower Yangtze region. Antiquity 81: 316-331 [publisher's website]
  • Fuller, D. Q (2007). Contrasting Patterns in Crop Domestication and Domestication Rates: Recent Archaeobotanical Insights from the Old World. Annals of Botany 100 (5): 903-924 [publisher's website][pdf]
  • Fuller, D. Q (2007). Non-human genetics, agricultural origins and historical linguistics in South Asia. In M. Petraglia and B. Allchin (eds.) The Evolution and History of Human Populations in South Asia. Springer, Netherlands. Pp. 393-443 [publisher's website][pdf]
  • Fuller, D. Q (2006) The Ganges on the World Neolithic map: The significance of recent research on agriculture origins in Northern India. Pragdhara (Journal of the Uttar Pradesh State Department of Archaeology) 16: 187-206.[pdf: 6.5mb]
  • Qin, Ling, D. Q. Fuller & E. Harvey (2006). Subsistence of Hemudu Site, and reconsideration of issues in the study of early rice from Lower Yangzte. Dongfang Kaogu [Oriental Archaeology] 3: 307-350 [in Chinese][pdf]
  • Harvey, E. L., D. Q Fuller, R. K. Mohanty and Basanta Mohanta (2006) Early Agriculture in Orissa: Some Archaeobotanical Results and Field Observations on the Neolithic. Man and Environment 31(2): 21-32[ pdf file: 1.2MB]
  • D. Q Fuller (2006). Agricultural Origins and Frontiers in South Asia: A Working Synthesis. Journal of World Prehistory 20: 1-86 [published online]  [pdf 1.9mb]
  • Fuller, D. Q and E. L. Harvey (2006). The Archaeobotany of Indian Pulses: identification, processing and evidence for cultivation. Environmental Archaeology 11(2): 219-246 [pdf file: 488 kB]
  • Fuller, D. Q (2006). Silence before sedentism and the advent of cash-crops: A status report on early agriculture in South Asia from plant domestication to the development of political economies (with an excursus on the problem of semantic shift among millets and rice). In Osada, T. (eds.), Proceedings of the Pre-Symposium of RIHN and 7th ESCA Harvard- Kyoto Roundtable, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Kyoto , pp. 175-213 PDF in 3 parts [1], [2], [3]
  • Madella, M. and Fuller, D. Q (2006. Palaeoecology and the Harappan Civilisation of South Asia: a reconsideration, Quaternary Science Reviews 25: 1283-1301 [published online][pdf]
  • Fuller, D. Q (2006). Dung mounds and domesticators: early cultivation and pastoralism in Karnataka. In: Jarrige, C. and Lefèvre, V. (Ed.), South Asian Archaeology 2001, Volume I. Prehistory. Éditions Recherche sur les Civilisations, Paris , pp. 117-127 [pdf]
  • Fuller, Dorian Q and Weber, Steven A.  (2005). Formation Processes and Paleoethnobotanical Interpretation in South Asia. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in History and Archaeology 2(1): 91-114.[PDF in 3 parts: 1.46mb; 947kb; 671kb]
  • Boivin, Nicole, Korisettar, R., and Fuller, Dorian Q (2005). Further Research on the Southern Neolithic and the Ashmound Tradition: The Sanganakallu-Kupgal Archaeological Research Project Interim Report. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in History and Archaeology 2(1): 63-89.[PDF in 4 parts: 1.9mb; 2.8mb; 1.7mb; 1.7mb]
  • Fuller, D. Q (2005). A comparative study on the origins of agriculture, Gudai Wenming [Ancient Civilizations] 4: 317-338 [in Chinese; published under the Chinese name Fu Daolian, translated from English by Qin Ling, published Peking University]
  • Fuller, D. Q (2005). Ceramics, seeds and culinary change in prehistoric India. Antiquity 79 (306): 761-777. [Online]
  • Fuller, D. Q and Leo J. Hickey (2005). Systematics and Leaf Architecture of the Gunneraceae.  The Botanical Review 71(3): 295353
  • Harvey, E., Fuller, D. Q, Pal, J. N. and Gupta, M. C. (2005). Early agriculture of Neolithic Vindyhas (North-Central India), in Franke-Vogt, U. and Weisshaar, J., South Asian Archaeology 2003. Proceedings of the European Association for South Asian Archaeology Conference, Bonn, Germany, 7th - 11th July 2003. Aachen: Linden Soft. pp. 329-334[pdf]
  • Cooke, M., D.Q. Fuller and K. Rajan (2005). Early Historic Agriculture in Southern Tamil Nadu: Archaeobotanical Research at Mangudi, Kodumanal and Perur, in Franke-Vogt, U. and Weisshaar, J., South Asian Archaeology 2003. Proceedings of the European Association for South Asian Archaeology Conference, Bonn, Germany, 7th - 11th July 2003. Aachen: Linden Soft. Pp. 341-350[pdf]
  • Asouti, E., Fuller, D. Q and Korisettar, R. (2005). Vegetation context and Wood Exploitation in the Southern Neolithic: Preliminary Evidence from Wood Charcoals, in Franke-Vogt, U. and Weisshaar, J., South Asian Archaeology 2003. Proceedings of the European Association for South Asian Archaeology Conference, Bonn, Germany, 7th - 11th July 2003. Aachen: Linden Soft. Pp. 336-340[pdf]
  • Edwards, D. N. and D. Q Fuller (2005). Excavations and survey in the Central Amri-Kirbekan Area, Fourth Cataract, 2003-2004, in H. Paner and S. Jakobielski eds. Gdansk Archaeological Museum African Reports, Volume 4. Gdansk Archaeological Museum: 21-29
  • Fuller, D. Q (2005). Islands in the Nile: investigations at the Fourth Cataract in Sudanese Nubia, Archaeology International 8: 43-47
  • E. Harvey and D. Q Fuller. (2005) Investigating crop processing through phytolith analysis: the case of rice and millets, Journal of Archaeological Science 32: 739-752 [pdf file: 548 kB]
  • Fuller, D. (2005) Farming: Tropical Forest Zones. In Shillington, K (ed.) Encyclopedia of African History, pp. 523-524. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn (3 vols).
  • Fuller, D. (2005) Farming: Stone Age Farmers of the Savanna. In Shillington, K (ed.) Encyclopedia of African History, pp. 521-523. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn (3 vols).
  • Fuller, D. (2005) Crop Cultivation: The Evidence. In Shillington, K (ed.) Encyclopedia of African History, pp.326-328. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn (3 vols).
  • Fuller, D. and Korisettar, R. (2004) The Vegetational Context of Early Agriculture in South India. Man and Environment XXIX (1): 7-27.[pdf in 2 parts: 1.4mb; 2.2mb]
  • Fuller, D., Korisettar, R., Vankatasubbaiah, P.C., Jones, M.K. (2004) Early plant domestications in southern India: some preliminary archaeobotanical results. Vegetation History Archaeobotany 13: 115-129 [pdf file: 692 kB] [on-line]
  • Fuller, D. (2004) Early Kushite Agriculture: Archaeobotanical Evidence from Kawa. Sudan & Nubia Bulletin No 8, 70-74.
  • Fuller, D. (2004) The Central Amri to Kirbekan Survey. A Preliminary Report on Excavations and Survey 2003-04. Sudan & Nubia Bulletin No 8, 4-16.
  • Fuller, Dorian and Smith, Laurence (2004). The Prehistory of the Bayuda: New Evidence from the Wadi Muqaddam. In Timothy Kendall (ed.), Nubian Studies 1998. Proceedings of the Ninth Conference of the International Society of Nubian Studies, August 21-26, 1998, Boston, Massachusetts. Department of African-American Studies, Northeastern University, Boston. pp. 265-281
  • MacDonald, Kevin, Robert Vernet, Dorian Fuller and James Woodhouse (2003). New Light on the Tichitt Tradition: A preliminary report on survey and excavation at Dhar Nema, in Peter Mitchell, Anne Haour and John Hobart (eds.) Researching Africa’s Past. New Contributions from British Archaeologists, Oxford Univerity School of Archaeology Monograph No. 57, Oxford: pp. 73-80
  • Milner, Nicky and Dorian Q Fuller (2003). Contending with Animal Bones, Archaeological Review from Cambridge 16: 1-12
  • Kumar, P., A. R. Freeman, R. T. Loftus, C. Gaillard, D. Q. Fuller and D. G. Bradley (2003). Admixture analysis of South Asian cattle, Heredity 91: 43–50 [pdf file: 190 kB]
  • Fuller, D. (2003) "Pharaonic or Sudanic? Models for Meroitic Society and Change" in David O'Connor and Andrew Reid (eds.) Ancient Egypt and Africa (Encounters with Ancient Egypt series, edited by Peter Ucko). UCL Press, London: Pp. 169-184
  • Fuller, D. (2003) "Indus and Non-Indus Agricultural Traditions: Local Developments and Crop Adoptions on the Indian Peninsula", in S. Weber and W. Belcher (eds.) Indus Ethnobiology: New Perspectives from the Field. Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland: Chapter 10. 
  • Fuller, D. (2003) "An agricultural perspective on Dravidian Historical Linguistics: Archaeological crop packages, livestock and Dravidian crop vocabulary" in P. Bellwood and C. Renfrew (eds.) Assessing the Languaging/Farming Dispersal Hypothesis. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Monographs, Cambridge: Chapter 16. [pdf file: 3.1 MB]see also online debate hosted by Science, http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/eletters/300/5619/597#689?ck=nck
  • Fuller, D. (2003) " African crops in prehistoric South Asia: a critical review" in K. Neumann, A. Butler and S. Kahlheber (eds.) Food, Fuel and Fields. Progress in Africa Archaeobotany, Africa Praehistorica 15. Colonge: Heinrich-Barth-Institut: Pp. 239-271 
  • Fuller, D. (2003) "Further Evidence on the Prehistory of Sesame" Asian Agri-History 7(2): 127-137
  • Fuller, D. (2002) "Fifty Years of Archaeobotanical Studies in India: Laying a Solid Foundation" in S. Settar and R. Korisettar (eds.) Indian Archaeology in Retrospect, Volume III. Archaeology and Interactive Disciplines, Publications of the Indian Council for Historical Research. New Dehli: Manohar: Pp. 247-364
  • Fuller, D. and Nicole Boivin (2002) "Beyond Description and Diffusion: A History of Processual Theory in the Archaeology of South Asia"in S. Settar and R. Korisettar (eds.) Indian Archaeology in Retrospect, Volume IV. History, Theory and Method, Publications of the Indian Council for Historical Research. New Dehli: Manohar: Pp. 159-190 
  • Nicole Boivin and D.Q. Fuller (2002), "Looking for Post-Processual Theory in South Asian Archaeology" in S. Settar and R. Korisettar (eds.) Indian Archaeology in Retrospect, Volume IV. History, Theory and Method, Publications of the Indian Council for Historical Research. New Dehli: Manohar: Pp. 191-215
  • Fuller, D. and D. N. Edwards (2001). Medieval Plant Economy in Middle Nubia: Preliminary Archaeobotanical Evidence from Nauri, Sudan and Nubia 5: 97-103
  • Fuller, D. (2001). Harappan seeds and agriculture: some considerations, Antiquity 75: 410-414 [pdf file: 1.6 MB]
  • Fuller, D. (2001). Review of D. Pearsall Palaeoethnobotany, 2nd edition, Environmental Archaeology 6: 109-111
  • Fuller, D. (2001). Ashmounds and Hilltop Villages: the search for early agriculture in southern India, Archaeology International 4: 43-46
  • Fuller, D., R. Korisettar and P. C. Venkatasubbaiah (2001). Southern Neolithic Cultivation Systems: A Reconsideration based on Archaeobotanical Evidence, South Asian Studies 17: 149-167
  • Fuller, D., P. C. Venkatasubbaiah and Ravi Korisettar (2001). The beginnings of agriculture in the Kunderu River Basin: evidence from archaeological survey and archaeobotany, Puratattva 31: 1-8
  • R. Korisettar, P. P. Joglekar, D. Q. Fuller, P. C. Venkatasubbaiah (2001). Archaeological Re-investigation and Archaeozoology of Seven Southern Neolithic Sites in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh, Man and Environment 26(2): 47-66
  • R. Korisettar, P. C. Venkatasubbaiah, and D.Q. Fuller (2001) "Brahmagiri and Beyond: the Archaeology of the Southern Neolithic" " in S. Settar and R. Korisettar (eds.) Indian Archaeology in Retrospect, Volume I. Prehistory, Publications of the Indian Council for Historical Research. New Dehli: Manohar: Pp. 151-238, Appendix, pp. 436-478
  • Fuller, D. and Marco Madella (2001). "Issues in Harappan Archaeobotany: Retrospect and Prospect" " in S. Settar and R. Korisettar (eds.) Indian Archaeology in Retrospect, Volume II. Protohistory Publications of the Indian Council for Historical Research. New Dehli: Manohar: Pp. 317-390
  • Edwards, D N & D. Q Fuller (2000). Notes on the Meroitic "Epistolary" Tradition: new texts from Arminna West and Qasr Ibrim, Meroitic Newsletter, 27, 77-98  [pdf: 1.6 MB]
  • Fuller, D. (2000). The Botanical Remains, in T Insoll (ed). Urbanism, Archaeology and Trade. Further Observations on the Gao Region (Mali). The 1996 Fieldseason Results. BAR International Series 829, 28-35
  • Fuller, D. (1999). A Parochial Perspective on the End of Meroe: Changes in Cemetery and Settlement at Arminna West, in D A Welsby (ed). Recent Research on the Kingdom of Kush, Occasional Papers of the British Museum. London: British Museum Press [pdf file: 1.6 MB]
  • Fuller, D. (1998). Palaeoecology of the Wadi Muqaddam: A Preliminary Report on Plant and Animal remains from the Omdurman-Gabolab Survey 1997, in Sudan and Nubia 2, 52-60
  • Fuller, D. (1997). The Confluence of History and Archaeology in Lower Nubia: Scales of Continuity and Change, in Archaeological Review from Cambridge (for 1995), 14(1), 105-128 [pdf: 1.37 MB]
  • Milner,N. & Fuller,D.Q (1997). An Archaeological Assortment. Archaeological Review from Cambridge, 14 (2), 1-8.
  • Fuller,D.Q (1996). Chiefdom, State or Checklist? A Review Article. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 13(1), 115-122
  • Fuller,D.Q (1995). Systematics and Leaf Architecture of the Gunneraceae. American Journal of Botany 82(6), 130-131 [abstract]

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  • Brigitte Balanda, Development of royal funerary traditions along the Middle Nile Valley during the Napatan period. (Second supervisor: John Tait). Submitted 2011.
  • Charlene Murphy Pompeii, A changing city: The archaeobotanical analysis of Regio VI Insula I, Pompeii Italy (Second supervisor: Kris Lockyear). Submitted 2010.
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  • Meriel McClatchie, Arable agriculture and social organisation: a study of crops and farming systems in Bronze Age Ireland.  (Second supervisor: Ken Thomas). Submitted 2008.
  • Michelle Wollstonecroft,  Post-harvest intensification in Late Pleistocene Southwest Asia: food processing as a critical variable in Epipalaeolithic subsistence systems and subsistence change. (Second supervisor: David Harris) Submitted 2007.
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