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Norah Moloney

Research Interests

  • Lithic analysis
  • Lower/Middle Palaeolithic of Eurasia and Central Asia
  • Early human settlement in the Old World

Research Directory


  • Andrew Garrard in Sakçagözü, Turkey
  • Katherine Wright in Wadi Feynan, southern Jordan
  • Sandra Olsen, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, USA - Palaeolithic survey in Central Kazakhstan.

Educational Background

  • 1966 Certificate in Education, La Sainte Union College of Education, Southampton
  • 1985 Bachelor of Liberal Arts. Harvard University, USA
  • 1986 MA in Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, UCL.
  • 1994 PhD in Palaeolithic Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Dissertation: Lithic Assemblages from the Middle Pleistocene of Iberia: the typology and technology of quartzite artefacts in the Spanish Meseta and Portugal
  • Rice, P. and Moloney, N. (2008) (2nd ed). Biological Anthropology and Prehistory: Exploring our Human Ancestry. Boston / New York: Pearson / Allyn & Bacon.
  • Rice,P.C., Moloney,N. (2005), Instructors Manual and Test Bank for Biological Anthropology and Prehistory: Exploring our Human Ancestry, Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Rice, P. and Moloney, N. (2005). Introduction to Biological Anthropology and Prehistory: Exploring Our Human Ancestry. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Fernandez-Jalvo, Y., King, T., Andrews, P., Moloney, N., Ditchfield, P., Yepiskoposyan, L., Safarian, V., Nieto Diaz, M., Melkonyan, A. (2004). Azokh Cave and Northern Armenia. In E. Baquedano and S. Rubio (eds) Homenaje a Emiliano Aguirre. Madrid: Museo Arqueológico Regional de Madrid: 158-168.
  • Garrard A., Conolly J., McNabb J. & Moloney N. (2004). Palaeolithic-Neolithic survey in the Sakçagözü region of the north Levantine Rift Valley. In O. Aurenche, M. Le Mière & P. Sanlaville (eds.) From the River to the Sea. The Palaeolithic and the Neolithic on the Euphrates and in the Northern Levant. Oxford, British Archaeological Reports S1263: 145-164.
  • Moloney, N. (2003). Tools in the Early Bronze Age of the southern Levant: the view from Wadi Feynan 100. In: A. Walker, F. Wenban-Smith and F. Healy (eds) Lithics in Action. Oxford: Oxbow Books
  • Copeland, L. and Moloney, N. (2003). The Mousterian Lithic Assemblages From Ras El-Kelb Cave, Lebanon. In: Moloney & Shott (eds) Lithic Analysis at the Millennium. London: Institute of Archaeology
  • King, T., Fernandez-Jalvo, Y., Moloney, N., Andrews, P., Melkonyan, A., Sayadyan, Y., Ditchfield, P, Yepiskoposyan, L. and Karapetyan, S. (2003). Exploration and survey of Pleistocene hominid sites in Armenia and Karabagh. Antiquity, http://antiquity.ac.uk
  • Moloney, N. and Shott, M.J. (eds) (2003). Lithic Analysis at the Millennium. London: Institute of Archaeology
  • Moloney, N., Olsen, S. and Voloshin, V. (2001). Lower and Middle palaeolithic occupation in Central Kazakhstan: the Batpak Valley and environs. In Milliken, S. and J. Cook (eds) A Very Remote Period Indeed: Papers on the Palaeolithic Presented to Derek Roe. Oxford: Oxbow Books.
  • Copeland, L & Moloney N (eds), (1998). The Mousterian Site of Ras el-Kelb, Lebanon. Oxford: BAR International Series 706
  • Wright, K, Najjar, M, Last, J, Moloney, N, Flender, M, Gower, J, Jackson, N, Kennedy, A & Shafiq, R, (1998. The Wadi Faynan Fourth and third Millennia Project, 1997: Report on the First Season of Text Excavations at Wadi Faynan 100. Levant, XXX, 33-60
  • (1997) Archaeology for the Young Reader, In: Kottak, C.P., White, J.J., Furlow, R.H., Rice, P.C. (eds) The Teaching of Anthropology: problems, issues, and decisions. California/Toronto/London: Mayfield
  • (1996) Moloney, N., Raposo, L. & Santonja, M. (eds) Non-flint Stone Tools and the Palaeolithic Occupation of the Iberian Peninsula. Oxford: Tempus Reparatum, British Archaeological Reports International Series 649.
  • (1996) The effect of quartzite pebbles on the technology and typology of Middle Pleistocene lithic assemblages in the Iberian Peninsula. In: Moloney, Raposo and Santonja (eds) above.

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