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Katie Manning

Research Interests

  • Zooarchaeology - livestock intensification and the ecology of early herding regions, human-animal interactions in prehistory, geometric morphometric methods in archaeozoology
  • Palaeoecology - the contribution of livestock pastoralism to Holocene climate change.
  • Later prehistory of the Sahara-Sahel borderlands
  • Database management

Research Directory Records

Collaborations

Education

  • 2005-8: DPhil, University of Oxford
    Thesis title: Mobility, Climate Change and Cultural Development. A revised view from the Lower Tilemsi Valley, northeastern Mali
  • 2002-3: MA Archaeology University College London
    Thesis title: Analysis of the animal remains from Dia Shoma and Dia Mara (c. 800BC – 900AD) with notes on issues of sampling bias.
  • 1999–2002: BSc Archaeology University College London
    Dissertation: Analysis of the mammalian, avian, reptilian, and fish remains from Dia Shoma (Mali). A model for symbiotic economies in West Africa’s oldest known city.

Books

  • Colledge, S., Conolly, J., Dobney, K., Manning, K. and Shennan, S. (eds.) The Origins and Spread of Domestic Animals in Southwest Asia and Europe. Leftcoast Press: Walnut Creek.
  • Haour, A. and Manning, K. (2011). Identity, Fashion and Exchange. Pottery production in West Africa. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa Special Issue 46:1
  • Haour, A., Manning, K., Arazi, N., Gosselain, O., Gueye, S., Keita, D., Livingstone-Smith, A., MacDonald, K., Mayor, A. K., McIntosh, S.K., Vernet, R. (eds.) African impressed pottery: roulette decoration past and present. Oxbow: Oxford.

Journal Articles

  • Timpson, A. Colledge, S., Crema, E., Edinborough, K., Kerig, T., Manning, K., Thomas, M. G. and Shennan, S. In Press. Reconstructing regional demographies of the European Neolithic using ‘dates as data’: a new case study using an improved method. Journal of Archaeological Science
  • Manning, K., Downey, S., Colledge, S., Conolly, J., Stopp, K., and Shennan, S. 2013. The origins and spread of stock-keeping: the role of cultural and environmental influences on early Neolithic animal exploitation in Europe. Antiquity 87: 1046-1059
  • Shennan, S.J., Downey, S., Timpson, A., Edinborough, K., Colledge, S., Kerig, T., Manning. K., Thomas. M. 2013. Regional population collapse followed initial agriculture booms in mid-Holocene Europe. Nature Communications 4:2486, DOI:10.1038/ncomms3486. 
  • Conolly, J., Manning, K., Colledge, S., Dobney, K. and Shennan, S. 2012. Species distribution modelling of ancient cattle from early Neolithic sites in SW Asia and Europe. The Holocene 22: 997-1010
  • Manning, K. 2011. Potter Communities and Technological Tradition in the Lower Tilemsi Valley, Mali. Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa 46: 1, 70-87
  • Fuller, D., Van Etten, J., Manning, K.,Catillo, C., Kingwell-Banham, E., Weisskopf, A., Qin, L. (2011) The contribution of rice agriculture and livestock pastoralism to prehistoric methane levels: an archaeological assessment. The Holocene 21(5): 743-759.
  • Conolly, J., Colledge, S., Dobney, K., Vigne, J.-D., Peters, J., Stopp, B., Manning, K. and Shennan, S. 2011. Meta-analysis of zooarchaeological data from SW Asia and SE Europe provides insight into the origins and spread of animal husbandry. Journal of Archaeological Science 38(3): 538-545.
  • Manning, K., Pelling, R., Higham, T., Schwenninger, J-L., and Fuller, D. 2011. 4500-year old Domesticated Pearl Millet (Pennisetum glaucum) from the Tilemsi Valley, Mali: new insights into an alternative cereal domestication pathway in Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science 38(2): 312-322.
  • Manning, K. 2008. Mobility amongst LSA Sahelian pastoral groups. A view from the Lower Tilemsi Valley, Eastern Mali. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 23 (2):125-145
  • Finucane, B., Manning, K. and Touré, M. 2008. Late Stone Age subsistence in the Tilemsi Valley, Mali. Stable isotope analysis of human and animal remains from the site of Karkarichinkat Nord (KN05) and Karkarichinkat Sud (KS05). Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 27:82-92
  • Finucane, B., Manning, K. and Touré, M. 2008. Prehistoric Dental Modification in West Africa: Early Evidence from Karkarichinkat Nord, Mali. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 18 (6): 632-640
  • Manning, K. 2008. Mobility strategies and their social and economic implications for Late Stone Age Sahelian pastoral groups: A view from the Lower Tilemsi Valley, Eastern Mali. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 23.2: 125-145.

Book Chapters

  • Manning, K. and Fuller, D. Q. Early millet farmers in the Lower Tilemsi Valley, Northeastern Mali. In Stevens, C. J., Nixon, S., Murray, M. A. and Fuller, D. Archaeology of African Plant Use. Leftcoast Press: Walnut Creek. pp. 73-81
  • Dobney, K., Colledge, S., Conolly, J., Manning, K., Peters, J. and Shennan, S. 2013. The Origins and Spread of Stock-Keeping, In Colledge, S., Conolly, J., Dobney, K., Manning, K. and Shennan, S. (eds.) The Origins and Spread of Domestic Animals in Southwest Asia and Europe. Leftcoast Press: Walnut Creek. pp. 17-26.
  • Manning, K., Stopp, B., Colledge, S., Downey, S., Conolly, J., Dobney, K. and Shennan, S. 2013. Animal exploitation in the Early Neolithic of the Balkans and Central Europe. In Colledge, S., Conolly, J., Dobney, K., Manning, K. and Shennan, S. (eds.) The Origins and Spread of Domestic Animals in Southwest Asia and Europe. Leftcoast Press: Walnut Creek. pp. 237-252.
  • Manning, K. 2011. The first herders of the West African Sahel: inter-site comparative analysis of zooarchaeological data from the Lower Tilemsi Valley, Mali. In Jousse, H. and Lesur, J. (eds.) People and Animals in Holocene Africa: Recent Advances in Archaeozoology. Reports in African Archaeology 2. Africa Magna Verlag: Frankfurt, pp. 75-85 
  • Manning, K. 2010. A developmental history of West African agriculture. In P. Allsworth Jones (ed.) West African Archaeology: New Developments, New Perspectives. BAR International Series 2164. Archaeopress: Oxford. 
  • Arazi, N. and Manning, K. 2010. Twisted cord roulette/Roulette de cordelette torsadée. In Haour, A., Manning, K., Arazi, N., Gosselain, O., Gueye, S., Keita, D., Livingstone-Smith, A., MacDonald, K., Mayor, A. K., McIntosh, S.K., Vernet, R. (eds.) African impressed pottery: roulette decoration past and present. Oxbow: Oxford.
  • Gosselain, O., Haour, A., MacDonald, K. and Manning, K. 2010. Introduction. In Haour, A., Manning, K., Arazi, N., Gosselain, O., Gueye, S., Keita, D., Livingstone-Smith, A., MacDonald, K., Mayor, A. K., McIntosh, S.K., Vernet, R. (eds.) African impressed pottery: roulette decoration past and present. Oxbow: Oxford.
  • MacDonald, K. and Manning, K. 2010. Cord-wrapped roulette/Roulette de cordelette enroulée. In Haour, A., Manning, K., Arazi, N., Gosselain, O., Gueye, S., Keita, D., Livingstone-Smith, A., MacDonald, K., Mayor, A. K., McIntosh, S.K., Vernet, R. (eds.) African impressed pottery: roulette decoration past and present. Oxbow: Oxford.
  • Manning, K. and MacDonald, K. 2005. Analyse des restes d’animaux collectés à Dia. In R. Bedaux, J. Polet, K. Sanogo and A. Schmidt (eds.) Recherches archéologiques à Dia dans le Delta Intérieur du Niger (Mali): Bilan des Saisons de Fouilles 1998 – 2003. CNWS publications: Leiden, pp.363 – 396

Book Reviews

  • Manning, K. 2011. Book review. Desert animals in the eastern Sahara: status, economic significance, and cultural reflection in antiquity (Proceedings of an interdisciplinary ACACIA workshop held at the University of Cologne December 14–15 2007) (Colloquium Africanum 4). By. Reimer, H. Forster, F., Herb, F. and Pollath, N. (eds.) Antiquity 85 (329): 1095-6
  • Manning, K. 2009. Book review. Adrar Bous. Archaeology of a Central Saharan Granitic Ring Complex in Niger. By Gifford-Gonzales, D. (ed.) Journal of African Archaeology 7 (2): 297-29
  • Manning, K. 2009. Book review. Domestic livestock, subsistence strategies and environmental changes in Sahelian West Africa during the past 4000 years: evidence from archaeofaunal remains. By Veerle Linseele. Azania: Archaeological research in Africa 44 (2): 302-303
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