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Peer-reviewed research articles in journals and edited volumes


Reynolds, N. (2021). The Gravettian is dead: against equivocation and reification in chronocultural studies of the Upper Palaeolithic. In: Touzé, O., Goutas, N., Salomon, H., Noiret, P. (Eds.), Les sociétés gravettiennes du Nord-Ouest européen : nouveaux sites, nouvelles données, nouvelles lectures / Gravettian societies in North-western Europe: new sites, new data, new readings.. Liège: Presses universitaires de Liège (ERAUL 150), Brussels: Royal Belgian Society of Anthropology and Prehistory (Anthropologica et Praehistorica 129): 309–321. WorldCat.

Germonpré, M., Bocherens, H., Bessudnov, A., Lázničková-Galetová, M., Reynolds, N., Sablin, M. & Wißing, C. (2021). Seasonality at Middle and Upper Palaeolithic sites based on the presence and wear of deciduous premolars from nursing mammoth calves. In: Konidaris, G. E., Barkai, R., Tourloukis, V., Harvati, K. (Eds.), Human-Elephant Interactions: From Past to Present, pp. 387–406. Tübingen: Tübingen University Press. (Open Access).

Dinnis, R., Bessudnov, A. A., Reynolds, N., Khlopachev, G. A., Sablin, M., Sinitsyn, A., Higham, T. & Douka, K. (2021). The tempo of cultural change in the Kostenki Upper Paleolithic: further insights. Radiocarbon 63 (3): 785–803. (Open Access).

Dinnis, R., Bessudnov, A., Reynolds, N., Devièse, T., Dudin, A., Pate, A., Sablin, M., Sinitsyn, A. & Higham, T. (2021). Eastern Europe’s “Transitional Industry”?: Deconstructing the Kostenki early Streletskian. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology 4: 6 [46 pp.] (Open Access).

Reynolds, N., Lisitsyn, S. N., Eskova, D. K., Tsvetkova, N. A., Buckley, M. & Pustovalov, A. Yu. (2021). Kostënki 9: chronology and lithic technotypology of a Gravettian site in Russia. Quaternary International 587–588: 344–367.


Reynolds, N. (2020). Threading the Weft, Testing the Warp: Population Concepts and the European Upper Palaeolithic Chronocultural Framework. In Groucutt, H. (Ed.) Culture History and Convergent Evolution: Can We Detect Populations in Prehistory?, pp. 187–212. Cham: Springer. WorldCat.


Reynolds, N. & Green, C. (2019). Spatiotemporal modelling of radiocarbon dates using linear regression does not indicate a vector of demic dispersal associated with the earliest Gravettian assemblages in Europe. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 27: 101958. [19 pp.]

Reynolds, N., & Riede, F. (2019). House of cards: Cultural taxonomy and the study of the European Upper Palaeolithic. Antiquity 93 (371): 1350–1358. (Open Access).

Reynolds, N., Germonpré, M., Bessudnov, A. A. & Sablin, M. V. (2019). The Late Gravettian Site of Kostënki 21 Layer III, Russia: a Chronocultural Reassessment Based on a New Interpretation of the Significance of Intra-site Spatial Patterning. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology 2 (2): 160–210.

Dinnis, R.,  Bessudnov, A. A., Reynolds, N., Devièse, T., Pate, A., Sablin, M. V., Sinitsyn, A. A. & Higham, T. (2019). New data for the Early Upper Paleolithic of Kostenki (Russia). Journal of Human Evolution 127: 21–40.


Dinnis, R., Bessudnov, A. A., Reynolds, N., Douka, K., Dudin, A. E., Khlopachev, G. A., Sablin, M. V., Sinitsyn, A. A. & Higham, T. F. G. (2018). The age of the “Anosovka-Tel’manskaya Culture” and the issue of a late Streletskian at Kostënki 11. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 84: 21–40.


Reynolds, N., Dinnis, R., Bessudnov, A. A., Devièse, T. & Higham, T. (2017). The Kostënki 18 child burial and the cultural and funerary landscape of Mid Upper Palaeolithic European Russia. Antiquity 91 (360): 1435–1450.

Dinnis, R., Reynolds, N., Bessudnov, A. A. & Denisova, A. (2017). Some observations on platform preparation at Sungir’. Lithics 38: 18-26. (Open Access).


Dinnis, R., Pate, A. & Reynolds, N. (2016). Mid-to-Late Marine Isotope Stage 3 Mammal Faunas of Britain: a new look. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association 127: 435–44.


Reynolds, N., Lisitsyn, S. N., Sablin, M. V., Barton, N. & Higham, T. (2015). Chronology of the European Russian Gravettian: new radiocarbon dating results and interpretation. Quartär 62: 121–32. (Open Access).


Reynolds, N. (2014). Chronology of the Mid Upper Palaeolithic of European Russia: Problems and prospects. In: Foulds, F.W.F., Drinkall, H.C., Perri, A., Clinnick, D.T.G. & Walker, J.W.P. (Eds.) Wild Things: Recent advances in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Research, Proceedings of the Where The Wild Things Are conference, Durham, March 23-24, 2012, pp. 1–11. Oxford: Oxbow Books. WorldCat.


Dinnis, R., Davies, J.S., Boulton, J.M., Reynolds, N., Schouten, R., Smith, G.M., Souter, E.M. & Chamberlain, A.T. (2013). Archaeological test excavations at two caves in Bishopston Valley, Gower, South Wales, UK. Cave and Karst Science 40 (1): 17-21.

Peer-reviewed short comments and responses


Dinnis, R., Bessudnov, A., Reynolds, N., Pate, A., Sablin, M. & Sinitsyn, A. (2020). Response to Bataille et al.’s ‘Technological differences between Kostenki 17/II (Spitsynskaya industry, Central Russia) and the Protoaurignacian: Reply to Dinnis et al. (2019)’ [J. Hum. Evol. (2019), 102685]. Journal of Human Evolution 146: 102792 [5 pp].


Anderson, L., Reynolds, N. & Teyssandier, N. (2019). No reliable evidence for a very early Aurignacian in Southern Iberia. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 713 [1 p].

Other publications


Riede, F., Araujo, A., Barton, M., Bergsvik, K., Groucutt, H., Hussain, S., Lopez de Pablo, J., Maier, A., Marwick, B., Pyne, L., Ranhorn, K., Reynolds, N., Riel-Salvatore, J., Sauer, F., Serwatka, K. & Zander, A. (2020). Cultural taxonomies in the Paleolithic – old questions, novel perspectives. Evolutionary Anthropology 29 (2): 49–52. (Open Access).


Reynolds, N., & Riede, F. (2019). Reject or revive? The crisis of cultural taxonomy in the European Upper Palaeolithic and beyond. Antiquity 93 (371): 1368–1370. (Open Access).


Reynolds, N. (2018). News & Views: Cutting edge analyses. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 591–592.


Ocherednoi, A. K., Voskresenskaia, E. V., Vishniatskii, L. B., Stepanova, K. N., Larionova, A. V., Blokhin, E. K, Dinnis, R., Reynolds, N. & Nekhoroshev, P. E. (2017). Pamiatnik pozdnego srednego paleolita Betovo. [The Late Middle Palaeolithic site of Betovo]. In: Chalykh, N. E. (Ed.), Arkheologicheskie issledovaniia v Tsentral’nom Chernozem’e 2016 [Archaeological Research in the Central Chernozem 2016], pp. 20–25. Novyi vzgliad, Lipetsk.

Dinnis, R., Bessudnov, A. A., Reynolds, N., Dudin, A. E., Douka, K., Sablin, M. V., Sinitsyn, A. A., Higham, T. & Khlopachëv, G. A. (2017). Radiouglerodnyi vozrast III kul’turnogo sloia Kostënok 11 v kontekste problemy sushchestvovaniia pozdnikh streletskikh pamiatnikov v Kostënkakh [The radiocarbon age of cultural layer III of Kostënki 11 in the context of the problem of the existence of late Streletskian sites at Kostënki]. In: Kovalevskii, V. N. (Ed.), Mezhdunarodnaia nauchno-prakticheskaia konferentsiia “Estestvennonauchnye metody v izychenii i sokhranenii pamiatnikov Kostënkovsko-Borshchëvskogo arkheologicheskogo raiona. Materialy Mezhdunarodnoi nauchno-prakticheskoi konferentsii (Voronezh, 15–17 sentiabria 2016 g.) [Multidisciplinary methods in the study and preservation of sites in the Kostenki-Borshchevo archaeological area: Proceedings of International Theoretical and Practical Conference (Voronezh, September 15–17, 2016)], pp. 57–75. Voronezh: Izdatel’skii dom VGU [VSU Publishing House].

Ineshin, E. M. & Teten’kin, A. V. (2017). Humans and the Environment in Northern Baikal Siberia in the Late Pleistocene. Translated and edited by Hommel, P. N. & Reynolds, N. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 356pp. WorldCat.


Reynolds, N. (2014). The Mid Upper Palaeolithic of European Russia: chronology, culture history and context. A study of five Gravettian backed lithic assemblages. DPhil thesis, University of Oxford. PDF via ORA.