[Listed newest to oldest. Underlining indicates that the author was one of my trainees at the time the study was carried out.]


3) Slingerland, E.G. and Collard, M. (eds.) (2012) Creating Consilience: Reconciling Science and the Humanities. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 472.

2) Wood, B.A., Henry, A., Baker, J., Claxton, A., Mikels, E., Bishop, L., Goodrum, M., Stone, A., Tyron, C., Ackermann, R., Aiello, L., Antón, S., Bilsborough, A., Dean, C., Grine, F., Groves, C., Hallgrimsson, B., Hill, A., Hublin, J.-J., Kimbel, W., Leakey, M., Giorgio, M., Pilbeam, D., Roche, H., Rosas, A., Smith, F., Smith, R., Stringer, C., Thackeray, F., Weiss, M., Zegura, S., Bae, C., Bailey, S., Bernstein, R., Collard, M., et al. (eds.) (2011) Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution. Blackwell, New York. Pp. 1264.

1) Lipo, C.P., O’Brien, M.J., Collard, M. and Shennan, S.J. (eds.) (2006) Mapping Our Ancestors: Phylogenetic Methods in Anthropology and Prehistory. AldineTransaction, Hawthorne, NY. pp. 371.



173) Clarkson, C., Korisettar, R., Shipton, C., Collard, M.,  Buchannan, B. (submitted) The colonisation of South Asia by Homo sapiens: Assessing alternative hypotheses through cladistic analyses of lithic assemblages. In: Takeshi, U., Hiscock, P., Summerhayes, G. (eds.) Footsteps of Our Ancestors: Following Homo sapiens into Asia and Oceania. Publisher TBA.

172) Collard, M., McCauley, B.M., Vaesen, K. (submitted) An assessment of the impact of population size and population density on cultural complexity in small-scale societies. Journal of Archaeological Science.

171) Collard, M., Plomp, K.A., Dobney, K.M., Evin, M., Been, E., Gnanalingham, K., Ferreira, P., Simic, M., Sellars, W. (submitted) Acquired spine conditions in evolutionary perspective:
updating a classic hypothesis. Biological Theory.

170) Dembo, M., Mooers, A.Ø., Collard, M. (submitted) Rogue taxa and hominin phylogeny. American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

169) McCauley, B.M., Maxwell, D., Collard, M. (submitted) Ancient Maya finger caches: a review of multiple lines of evidence. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.

168) McCauley, B.M., Vaesen, K., Collard, M. (submitted) Population size, occupational specialization, and cultural complexity in small-scale food-producing societies. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences.

167) McKerracher, L., Altman, R., Nepomnaschy, P., Sellen, D., Collard, M., (submitted) Cross-cultural variation in duration of breastfeeding is associated with maternal body size and weaning food quality. Evolution and Human Behavior.

166) Plomp, K.A., Been, E., Collard, M. (submitted) Acquired spinal conditions in humans: The roles of spinal curvature, the shape of the lumbar vertebrae, and evolutionary history. In: Plomp, K.A., Roberts, C., Bentley, G., Elton, S.E. (eds.) Evolving Health: Palaeopathology and Evolutionary Medicine.

165) Plomp, K.A., Owen, J., Dobney, K.M., Collard, M. (submitted) Mandibular shape and diet in extant primates: a 3D Geometric Morphometric analysis. Folia Primatologica.

In press

164) Adams, S., Westaway, M.C., McGahan, D., Williams, D., Zhao, J.-X, Feng, Y., Nguyen, A., Flinders, C., Collard, M. (in press) Isotopic analyses of prehistoric human remains from the Flinders Group, Queensland, Australia, support an association between burial practices and status. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences.

163) Collard M., Carleton, W.C., Campbell, D. (in press) Rainfall, temperature, and Classic Maya conflict: A comparison of hypotheses using Bayesian time-series analysis. PLOS ONE.

162) Plomp, K.A., Dobney, K.M., Collard, M. (in press) A 3D basicranial shape-based assessment of local and continental northwest European ancestry among 5th to 9th century CE Anglo-Saxons. PLOS ONE.

161) Wasef, S.A., Wrobel, G., Wright, N., Wright, J.L., Adams, S., Kariwiga, J., Leavesley, M., Collard, M., Westaway, M.C. (in press) A contextualised review of genomic evidence for gene flow events between Papuans and Indigenous Australians in Cape York, Queensland. Quaternary International.

160) Westaway, M.C., Williams, D., Lowe, K., Wright, N., Gorringe, J., Kerkhove, R., Silcock, J., Miszkiewicz, J., Wood, R., Wrobel, G., Manne, T., Kemp, J., Adams, R., Miscamble, T., Hendry, B., Gorringe, M., Gorringe, B., Lander, K., Gorringe, S., Andrews, I., Collard, M. (in press) Hidden In Plain Sight: First systematic fieldwork in Mithaka Country, Southwest Queensland, reveals an extensive archaeological landscape. Antiquity.


159) Carleton, W.C., Campbell, D., Collard, M. (2021) A reassessment of the impact of temperature change on European conflict during the second millennium CE using a bespoke Bayesian time-series model. Climatic Change 165, 4. [PDF, Supplement]

158) Plomp, K.A., Gestsdóttir, H., Dobney, K., Price, N., Collard, M. (2021) The composition of the founding population of Iceland: A new perspective from 3D analyses of basicranial shape. PLOS ONE 16: e0246059. [PDF]


157) Adams, S., Collard, M., Williams, D., Flinders, C., Westaway, M.C. (2020) A community bioarchaeology project in the Flinders Group, Queensland, Australia. Archaeologies 16, 436-459. [PDF]

156) Altman, R., Collard, M. (2020) The gender identity debate and academic freedom at Simon Fraser. SAFS Newsletter 84, 2-6. [PDF]

155) Buchanan, B., Collard, M., O’Brien, M.J. (2020) Geometric morphometric analyses support incorporating the Goshen point type into Plainview. American Antiquity 85, 171-181. [PDF]

154) Carleton, W.C., Collard, M. (2020) Archaeological research on human-environment interaction: recent themes and research areas. Environmental Archaeology 25, 114-130. [PDF]

153) Margaryan, A., Lawson, D.J., Sikora, M., Racimo, F., Rasmussen, S., Moltke, I., Cassidy, L., Jørsboe, E., Ingason, A., Pedersen, M.W., Korneliussen, T., Wilhelmson, H., Buś, M.M, de Barros Damgaard, P., Martiniano, R., Renaud, G., Bhérer, C., Moreno-Mayar, J.V., Fotakis, A.K., Allen, M., Allmäe, R., Molak, M., Cappellini, E., Scorrano, G., McColl, H., Buzhilova, A., Fox, A., Albrechtsen, A., Schütz, B., Skar, B., Arcini, C., Falys, C., Hedenstierna Jonson, C., Błaszczyk, D., Pezhemsky, D., Turner-Walker, G., Gestsdóttir, H., Lundstrøm, I., Gustin, I., Mainland, I., Potekhina, I., Muntoni, I.M., Cheng, J., Stenderup, J., Ma, J., Gibson, J., Peets, J., Gustafsson, J., Iversen, K.H., Simpson, L., Strand, L., Loe, L., Sikora, M., Florek, M., Vretemark, M., Redknap, M., Bajka, M., Pushkina, T., Søvsø, M., Grigoreva, N., Christensen, T., Kastholm, O., Uldum, O., Favia, P., Holck, P., Sten, S., Arge, S.V., Ellingvåg, S., Moiseyev, V., Bogdanowicz, W., Magnusson, Y., Orlando, L., Pentz, P., Dengsø Jessen, M., Pedersen, A., Collard, M., Bradley, D.G., Jørkov, M.L., Arneborg, J., Lynnerup, N., Price, N., Gilbert, M.T.P., Allentoft, M.E., Bill, J., Sindbæk, S.M., Hedeager, L., Kristiansen, K., Nielsen, R., Werge, T., Willerslev, E. (2020) Population genomics of the Viking world. Nature 585, 390-396. [PDF]

152) McCauley, B.M., Collard, M., Sandgathe, D. (2020) A cross-cultural survey of on-site fire use by recent hunter-gatherers: implications for research on Palaeolithic pyrotechnology. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology 3, 566-584. [PDF]

151) McKerracher, L.J., Nepomnaschy, P., MacKay Altman, R., Collard, M. (2020) Breastfeeding durations relate to changing socio-ecology and the social learning of infant feeding knowledge in a rural Maya population from Guatemala. Human Nature 31, 43-67. [PDF]

150) Plomp, K.A., Dobney, K., Collard, M. (2020) Spondylolysis and spinal adaptations for bipedalism: The Overshoot Hypothesis. Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health 1, 35-44. [PDF]


149) Adams, S., Grün, R., McGahan, D., Zhao, J.-X., Nguyen, A., Wilmes, M., Quaresimin, M., Lobsey, B., Collard, M., Westaway, M.C. (2019) Strontium isotope distribution throughout North-East Australia: human provenance and repatriation. Geoarchaeology 34, 231-251. [PDF]

Media coverage: ABC, emow, Mirage News

148) Carleton, W.C., McCauley, B.M., Costopoulos, A., Collard, M. (2019) Agent-based model experiments cast doubt on Dunnell’s adaptive waste explanation for cultural elaboration. STAR: Science & Technology of Archaeological Research 5, 1-17. [PDF]

147) Collard, M., Miller, A., Wright, J., Westaway, M., Adams, S. (2019) Returning to country: we should use genetics, geology and more to repatriate Aboriginal remains. The Conversation 01-Dec-19. [Link]

146) Collard, M., Wasef, S., Adams, S., Wright, K., Mitchell, J.R., Wright, J., Wrobel, G., Nagle, N., Miller, A., Wood, R., Pietsch, T., van Holst Pellekaan, S., Flinders, C., Westaway, M.C. (2019) Giving it a burl: Towards the integration of genetics, isotope geochemistry, and osteoarchaeology in Cape York, Tropical North Queensland, Australia. World Archaeology 51, 602-619. [PDF]

145) Plomp, K.A., Vidarsdottir, U.S., Dobney, K., Weston, D., Collard, M. (2019) 3D shape analyses of extant primate and fossil hominin vertebrae support the Ancestral Shape Hypothesis for intervertebral disc herniation. BMC Evolutionary Biology 19, 226. [PDF]

144) Plomp, K.A., Vidarsdottir, U.S., Dobney, K., Weston, D., Collard, M. (2019) Potential adaptations for bipedalism in the thoracic and lumbar vertebrae of Homo sapiens: A 3D comparative analysis. Journal of Human Evolution 137, 102693. [PDF]

143) Raffield, B., Price, N., Collard, M. (2019) Religious belief and cooperation: a view from Viking Age Scandinavia. Religion, Brain & Behavior 9, 2-22. [PDF]

142)  Westaway, M.C., Price, G., Miscamble, T., McDonald, J., Cramb, J., Ringma, J., Grün, R., Jones, D., Collard, M. (2019) A palaeontological perspective on the proposal to reintroduce Tasmanian devils to mainland Australia to suppress invasive predators. Biological Conservation 232, 187-193. [PDF]


141) Carleton, W.C., Campbell, D., Collard, M. (2018) Chronological uncertainty severely complicates the identification of cyclical processes in radiocarbon-dated time-series. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 506, 22-29. [PDF]

140) Carleton, W.C., Campbell, D., Collard, M. (2018) Radiocarbon dating uncertainty and the reliability of the PEWMA method of time-series regression for research on long-term human-environment interaction. PLOS ONE 13, e0191055. [PDF]

139) McCauley, B., Maxwell, D., Collard, M. (2018) A cross-cultural perspective on Upper Palaeolithic hand images with missing phalanges. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology 1, 314-333. [PDF]


138) Buchanan, B., O’Brien, M.J., Collard, M. (2017) A geometric morphometrics-based assessment of the number of Late Paleoindian point types on the Southern High Plains. In: Holliday, V., Johnson, E., Knudson, R. (eds.) Plainview: The Enigmatic Paleoindian Artifact Style of the Great Plains, pp. 274-284. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. [PDF]

137) Carleton, W.C., Campbell, D.A., Collard, M. (2017) Increasing temperature exacerbated Classic Maya conflict over the long term. Quaternary Science Reviews 163, 209-218. [PDF]

136) Collard, M., Cross, A.G. (2017) Thermoregulation in Homo erectus and the Neanderthals: a reassessment using a three-dimensional, segmented model. In: Marom, A. Hovers, E. (eds.) Human Paleontology and Prehistory: Contributions in Honour of Yoel Rak, pp. 161-174. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. [PDF]

135) McCarthy, I., Collard, M., Johnson, M. (2017) Adaptive organizational resilience: An evolutionary perspective. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 28, 33-40.

134) McKerracher, L.J., Collard, M., Altman, R.M., Sellen, D., Nepomnaschy, P. (2017) Energy-related influences on variation in breastfeeding duration among indigenous Maya women from Guatemala. American Journal of Physical Anthropology American 162, 616-626. [PDF]

133) McKerracher, L.J., Collard, M., Altman, R., Richards, M., Nepomnaschy, P. (2017) The ex-pat effect: presence of recent Western immigrants is associated with changes in age at first birth and birth rate in a Maya population from rural Guatemala. Annals of Human Biology 44, 441-453. [PDF]

132) O’Brien, M.J., Lyman, L., Buchanan, B., Collard, M. (2017) A review of Late Pleistocene North American bone and ivory rods. In: Langley, M. (ed.) Osseous Projectile Weaponry: Towards an Understanding of Pleistocene Cultural Variability, pp. 221-235. London, UK: Springer-Verlag. [PDF]

131) Raffield, B., Price, N., Collard, M. (2017) Male-biased operational sex ratios and the Viking phenomenon: An evolutionary anthropological perspective on late Iron Age Scandinavian raiding. Evolution and Human Behavior 38, 315-324. [PDF]

130) Raffield, B., Price, N., Collard, M. (2017) Polygyny, concubinage, and the social lives of women and children in Viking-Age Scandinavia. Viking and Medieval Scandinavia 13, 165-209. [PDF]


129) Buchanan, B., O’Brien, M.J., Collard, M. (2016) Drivers of technological richness in prehistoric Texas: an archaeological test of the risk and population size hypotheses.  Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 8, 625-634. [PDF]

128) Collard, M., Tarle, L., Sandgathe, D., Allan, A. (2016) Faunal evidence for a difference in clothing use between Neanderthals and early modern humans in Europe. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 44B, 235-246.  [PDF]

127) Collard, M., Vaesen, K., Cosgrove, R., Roebroeks, W. (2016) The empirical case against the “demographic turn” in Palaeolithic archaeology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371, 20150242. [PDF]

126) Corbey, R., Jagich, A., Vaesen, K., Collard, M. (2016) The Acheulean handaxe: more like birdsong than a Beatle’s tune? Evolutionary Anthropology 25, 6-19 [PDF]

125) Dembo, M., Radovčić, D., Garvin, H.M., Laird, M.F., Schroeder, L., Scott, J.E., Ackermann, R.R., de Ruiter, D.J., Mooers, A.Ø., Collard, M. (2016) The evolutionary relationships and age of Homo naledi: an assessment using dated Bayesian phylogenetic methods. Journal of Human Evolution 97, 17-26. [PDF]

124) Elliott, M., Kurki, H., Weston, D., Collard, M. (2016) Estimating body mass from postcranial variables: an evaluation of current equations using a large known-mass sample of modern humans. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 8, 689-704.

123) Elliott, M., Kurki, H., Weston, D., Collard, M. (2016) Estimating body mass from skeletal material: new predictive equations and methodological insights from analyses of a known-mass sample of humans. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 8, 731-750.

122) McKerracher, L., Collard, M., Henrich, J. (2016) Food aversions and cravings during pregnancy on Yasawa Island, Fiji. Human Nature 27, 296-315. [PDF]

121) Raffield, B., Greenlow, C., Price, N., Collard, M. (2016) Ingroup identification, identity fusion, and the formation of Viking warbands. World Archaeology 48, 35–50.  [PDF]

120) Vaesen, K., Collard, M., Cosgrove, R., Roebroeks, W. (2016) Population size does not explain past changes in cultural complexity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113, E2241-E2247. [PDF]

119) Vaesen, K., Collard, M., Cosgrove, R., Roebroeks, W. (2016) Reply to Henrich et al.: The Tasmanian effect and other red herrings. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113, E6726-E6727. [PDF]


118) Collard, M., Wood, B.A. (2015) Defining the genus Homo. In: W. Henke, I. Tattersall (eds.) Handbook of Paleoanthropology, second edition, pp. 2107-2144. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. [PDF]

117) Dembo, M., Matzke, N.J., Mooers, A.Ø., Collard, M. (2015) Bayesian analysis of a morphological supermatrix sheds light on controversial fossil hominin relationships. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B 282, 20150943. [PDF][Data supplement][Data]

116) Haidle, M., Bolus, M., Collard, M., Conard, N.J., Garofol, D., Lombard, M., Nowell, A., Tennie, C., Whiten, A. (2015) The nature of culture: an eight-grade model for the evolution and expansion of cultural capacities in hominins and other animals. Journal of Anthropological Sciences 93, 43-70. [PDF]

115) McKerracher, L., Collard, M., Henrich, J. (2015) The expression and adaptive significance of pregnancy-related nausea, vomiting, and aversions on Yasawa Island, Fiji. Evolution and Human Behavior 36, 95-102. [PDF]

114) O’Brien, M.J., Buchanan, B., Boulanger, M.T., Mesoudi, A., Collard, M., Eren, M.I., Bentley, R.A., Lyman, R.L. (2015) Transmission of cultural variants in the North American Paleolithic. In: Mesoudi, A., Aoki, K. (eds.) Learning Strategies and Cultural Evolution During the Paleolithic, pp. 121-143. New York: Springer. [PDF]

113) Plomp, K.A., Strand Vidarsdottir, U., Weston, D.A., Dobney, K., Collard, M. (2015) The ancestral shape hypothesis: An evolutionary explanation for the occurrence of intervertebral disc herniation in humans. BMC Evolutionary Biology 15, 68. [PDF]

112) Westaway, M.C., Durband, A.C., Collard, M. (2015) Down syndrome theory on Hobbit species doesn’t hold to scrutiny. The Conversation 09-Feb-15. [online version]

111) Westaway, M.C., Durband, A.C., Groves, C.P., Collard, M. (2015) Mandibular evidence supports Homo floresiensis as a distinct species. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. [PDF]


110) Buchanan, B., O’Brien, M.J., Collard, M. (2014) Continent-wide or region-specific? A geometric morphometrics-based assessment of variation in Clovis point shape. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 6, 145-162. [PDF]

109) Carleton, W.C., Campbell, D.A., Collard, M. (2014) A reassessment of the impact of drought cycles on the Classic Maya. Quaternary Science Reviews 105, 151-161. [PDF]

108) Elliott, M., Kurki, H., Weston, D., Collard, M. (2014) Estimating fossil hominin body mass from cranial variables: an evaluation of current methods using three-dimensional computed tomography. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 154, 201–214. [PDF]

107) Jackson, G., Mooers, A.Ø., Dubman, E., Hutchen, J., Collard, M. (2014) Basal metabolic rate and maternal energetic investment durations in mammals. BMC Evolutionary Biology 14, 194. [PDF-text] [PDF-additional-file]

106) Munson, J., Amati, V., Collard, M., Macri, M.J. (2014) Classic Maya Bloodletting and the Cultural Evolution of Religious Rituals: Quantifying patterns of variation in hieroglyphic texts. PLoS ONE 9, e107982. [PDF]

105) O’Brien, M.J. Boulanger, M.T., Buchanan, B., Collard, M., Lyman, L., Darwent, J. (2014) Innovation and cultural transmission in the American Paleolithic: Phylogenetic analysis of eastern Paleoindian projectile-point classes. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 34, 100-119. [PDF]

104) O’Brien, M.J., Boulanger, M.T., Collard, M., Buchanan, B., Tarle, L., Straus, L.G., Eren, M.I. (2014) On thin ice: problems with Stanford and Bradley’s proposed Solutrean colonisation of North America. Antiquity 88, 606-613. [PDF]

103) O’Brien, M.J., Boulanger, M.T., Collard, M., Buchanan, B., Tarle, L., Straus, L.G., Eren, M.I. (2014) Solutreanism. Antiquity 88, 622-624. [PDF]

102) O’Brien, M.J., Buchanan, B., Collard, M. (2014) On the cutting edge: new methods and theory for analyzing stone tools. Evolutionary Anthropology 23, 128–129. [PDF]


101) Carleton, W.C., Conolly, J., Collard, M. (2013) Was the corporate kin-group the main form of social organization at Çatalhöyük during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B? Journal of Archaeological Science 40, 1816-1822. [PDF]

100) Collard, M., Buchanan, B., O’Brien, M.J. (2013) Population size as an explanation for patterns in the Paleolithic archaeological record: More caution is needed. Current Anthropology 54 S8, S388-S396. [PDF]

99) Collard, M., Buchanan, B., O’Brien, M.J., Scholnick, J. (2013) Risk, mobility, or population size? Drivers of technological diversity among recent western North American hunter-gatherers. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 368, 20120412. [PDF]

98) Collard, M., Dembo, M. (2013) Modern human origins. In: Begun, D. (ed.) A Companion to Paleoanthropology, pp. 557-581. Chichester, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. [PDF]

97) Collard, M., Ruttle, A., Buchanan, B., O’Brien, M.J. (2013) Population size and cultural evolution in nonindustrial food-producing societies. PLoS ONE 8, e72628. [PDF]

96) Foster, F., Collard, M. (2013) A reassessment of Bergmann’s rule in humans. PLoS ONE 8, e72269. [PDF]

95) O’Brien, M.J., Collard, M., Buchanan, M., Boulanger, M.T. (2013) Trees, thickets, or something in between? Recent theoretical and empirical work in cultural phylogeny. Israeli Journal of Ecology and Evolution 59, 45-61. [PDF]

95) Tehrani, J.J., Collard, M. (2013) Do Transmission Isolating Mechanisms (TRIMS) influence cultural evolution? Evidence from patterns of textile diversity within and between Iranian tribal groups. In: Ellen, R., Lycett, S.J., Johns, S. (eds.) Understanding Cultural Transmission: A Critical Synthesis, pp. 148-164. Oxford: Berghahn Books.

94) Williams, A.N., Ulm, S., Cook, A.R., Langley, M.C., Collard, M. (2013) Human refugia in Australia during the Last Glacial Maximum and Terminal Pleistocene: A geo-spatial analysis of the 25-12ka Australian archaeological record. Journal of Archaeological Science 40, 4612-4625. [PDF]


93) Buchanan, B., Kilby, J.D., Huckle, B.B., O’Brien, M.J., Collard, M. (2012) A morphometric assessment of the intended function of cached Clovis points. PLoS ONE 7, e30530. [PDF]

92) Buchanan, B., Kilby, J.D., Huckell, B.B., O’Brien, M.J., Collard, M. (2012) Reply to Ellis’ ‘Clovis points more than simply weapon tips?’ PLoS ONE [Link]

91) Buchanan, B., O’Brien, M.J., Kilby, J.D., Huckle, B.B., Collard, M. (2012) An assessment of the impact of hafting on Paleoindian point variability. PLoS ONE 7, e36364. [PDF]

90) Collard, M., Ruttle, A., Buchanan, B., O’Brien, M.J. (2012) Risk of resource failure and toolkit variation in small-scale farmers and herders. PLoS ONE 7, e40975. [PDF]

89) Dubman, E., Collard, M., Mooers, A. (2012) Evidence that gestation duration and lactation duration are coupled traits in primates. Biology Letters 8, 998-1001. [PDF]

88) O’Brien, M.J., Buchanan, B., Collard, M., Boulanger, M. (2012) Cultural cladistics and the early history of North America. In: Pontarotti, P. (ed.) Evolutionary Biology: Mechanisms and Trends, pp. 23-42. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. [PDF]

87) Turchin, P., Whitehouse, H., Francois, P., Slingerland, E., Collard, M. (2012). A historical database of sociocultural evolution. Cliodynamics: The Journal of Theoretical and Mathematical History 3, 271-293. [PDF]


86) Buchanan, B., Collard, M., Hamilton, M., O’Brien, M.J. (2011) Points and prey: a quantitative test of the hypothesis that prey size influences early Paleoindian projectile point form. Journal of Archaeological Science 38, 852-864. [PDF]

85) Buchanan, B., Hamilton, M.J., Edinborough, K., O’Brien, M.J., Collard, M. (2011) A comment on J. Steele’s (2010) ‘Radiocarbon dates as data: quantitative strategies for estimating colonization front speeds and event densities.’ Journal of Archaeological Science 38, 2116-2122. [PDF]

84) Collard, M., Buchanan, B., Morin, J., Costopoulos, A. (2011) What drives the evolution of hunter-gatherer subsistence technology? A reanalysis of the risk hypothesis with data from the Pacific Northwest. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 366, 1129-1138. [PDF]

83) Collard, M., Buchanan, B., Ruttle, A., O’Brien, M.J. (2011) Niche construction and the toolkits of hunter-gatherers and food-producers. Biological Theory 6, 251–259. [PDF]

82) Cross, A.G., Collard, M. (2011) Estimating surface area in fossil hominins. PLoS ONE 6, e16107. [PDF]

81) Lycett, S.J., Collard, M., McGrew, W.C. (2011) Correlations between genetic and behavioural dissimilarities in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) do not undermine the case for culture. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 278, 2091-2093. [PDF]

80) Matthews, L.J., Tehrani, J.J., Jordan, F.M., Collard, M., Nunn, C.L. (2011) Testing for divergent transmission histories among cultural characters: a study using Bayesian phylogenetic methods and Iranian tribal textile data. PLoS ONE 6, e14810. [PDF]

79) Slingerland, E.G., Collard, M. (2011) Creating consilience: toward a second wave. In: Slingerland, E.G., Collard, M. (eds.) Creating Consilience: Reconciling Science and the Humanities, pp. 3-40. New York: Oxford University Press.


78) Buchanan, B., Collard, M. (2010) A geometric morphometrics-based assessment of blade shape differences among Paleoindian projectile point types from western North America. Journal of Archaeological Science 37, 350-359. [PDF]

77) Buchanan, B., Collard, M. (2010) How useful is blade shape for classifying Paleoindian projectile points? An assessment using geometric morphometrics and multivariate statistics. In: Lycett, S.J., Chauhan, P.R. (eds.) New Perspectives on Old Stones: Analytical Approaches to Paleolithic Technologies, pp. 255-273. Springer: New York. [PDF]

76) Collard, M., Buchanan, B. (2010) Comment on Holliday and Meltzer’s “The 12.9 Ka ET Impact Hypothesis and North American Paleoindians”. Current Anthropology 51, 587-588.

75) Collard, M., Buchanan, B., Hamilton, M., O’Brien, M.J. (2010) Spatiotemporal dynamics and causes of the Clovis-Folsom transition. Journal of Archaeological Science 37, 2513-2519. [PDF]

74) Collard, M., Edinborough, K., Shennan, S.J., Thomas, M.G. (2010) Radiocarbon evidence indicates that migrants introduced farming to Britain. Journal of Archaeological Science 37, 866-870. [PDF]

73) Lycett, S.J., Collard, M., McGrew, W.C. (2010) Are behavioral differences among wild chimpanzee communities genetic or cultural? An assessment using tool-use data and phylogenetic methods. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 142, 461-67. [PDF]

72) Tehrani, J.J., Collard, M., Shennan, S.J. (2010) The cophylogeny of populations and cultures: Reconstructing the evolution of Iranian tribal craft traditions using trees and jungles. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences 365, 3865-3874. [PDF]


71) Collard, M., Lycett, S.J. (2009) An assessment of the likely impact of strain-related phenotypic plasticity on hominin fossil species identification. South African Journal of Science 105, 312-316. [PDF]

70) Elliott, M., Collard, M. (2009) FORDISC and the determination of ancestry from cranial measurements. Biology Letters 5, 849-852. [PDF]

69) Lycett, S.J., Collard, M., McGrew, W.C. (2009) Cladistic analysis of behavioral variation in wild Pan troglodytes: exploring the chimpanzee culture hypothesis. Journal of Human Evolution 57, 337-349. [PDF]

68) Tehrani, J.J., Collard, M. (2009) On the relationship between interindividual cultural transmission and population-level cultural diversity: A case study of weaving in Iranian tribal populations. Evolution and Human Behavior 30, 286-300. [PDF]

67) Tehrani, J.J., Collard, M. (2009) The evolution of material culture diversity among Iranian tribal populations. In: Shennan, S.J. (ed.) Pattern and Process in Cultural Evolution, pp. 99-111. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. [PDF]

66) Weninger, B., Edinborough, K., Bradtmöller, M., Collard, M., Crombé, P., Danzeglocke, U., Holst, D., Jöris, O., Niekus, M., Shennan S.J., Schulting, R. (2009) A radiocarbon database for the Mesolithic and Early Neolithic in northwest Europe. Documenta Prehistorica XXXVI, 143-176. [PDF]


65) Buchanan, B., Collard, M. (2008) Phenetics, cladistics, and the search for the Alaskan ancestors of the Paleoindians: a reassessment of relationships among the Clovis, Nenana, and Denali archaeological complexes. Journal of Archaeological Science 35, 1683-1694. [PDF]

64) Buchanan, B., Collard, M. (2008) Testing models of early Paleoindian colonization and adaptation using cladistics. In: O’Brien, M.J. (ed.) Cultural Transmission and Archaeology: Issues and Case Studies, pp. 59-76. Washington, DC: Society for American Archaeology. [PDF]

63) Buchanan, B., Collard, M., Edinborough, K. (2008) Paleoindian demography and the extraterrestrial impact hypothesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105, 11651-11654. [PDF]

62) Collard, M., Buchanan, B., Edinborough, K. (2008) Reply to Anderson et al., Jones, Kennett and West, Culleton, and Kennett et al.: Further evidence against the extraterrestrial impact hypothesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105, E112–E114. [PDF]

61) Collard, M., Lycett, S.J. (2008) Does phenotypic plasticity confound attempts to identify hominin fossil species? An assessment using extant Old World monkey craniodental data. Folia Primatologica 79, 111–122. [PDF]

60) Collard, M., Shennan, S.J. (2008) Patterns, processes, and parsimony: studying cultural evolution with analytical techniques from evolutionary biology. In: Stark, M.T., Bowser, B.J., Horne, L. (eds.) Cultural Transmission and Material Culture: Breaking Down Boundaries, pp. 17-33. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press. [PDF]

59) Coward, F., Shennan, S.J., Colledge, S., Conolly, J., Collard, M. (2008) The spread of Neolithic plant economies from the Near East to Northwest Europe: a phylogenetic analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science 35, 42-56. [PDF]

58) Croes, D.R., Williams, S., Ross, L., Collard, M., Dennler, C., Vargo, B. (2008) Projectile points from Puget Sound, Washington State, USA. In:  Carlson, R.L., Magne, M.P.R. (eds.) Projectile Point Sequences in Western North America, pp. 105-130. Burnaby, BC: Archaeology Press. [PDF]

57) Cross, A., Collard, M., Nelson, A. (2008) Body segment differences in surface area, skin temperature, and 3D displacement and the estimation of heat balance during locomotion in hominins. PLoS ONE 3, 1-9. [PDF]

56) O’Brien, M.J., Lyman, R.L., Collard, M., Holden, C.J., Gray, R.D., Shennan, S.J. (2008) Transmission, phylogenetics and the evolution of cultural diversity. In:  O’Brien, M.J. (ed.) Cultural Transmission and Archaeology: Issues and Case Studies, pp. 39-58. Washington, DC: Society for American Archaeology. [PDF]

55) Weninger, B., Schulting, R., Bradtmöller, M., Clare, L., Collard, M., Edinborough, K., Hilpert, J., Jöris, O., Niekus, M., Rohling, E.J., Wagner, B. (2008) The catastrophic final flooding of Doggerland by the Storegga Slide tsunami. Documenta Prehistorica XXXV, 1-24. [PDF]


54) Buchanan, B., Collard, M. (2007) Investigating the peopling of North America through cladistic analyses of Early Paleoindian projectile points. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 26, 366-393. [PDF]

53) Collard, M., Shennan, S.J., Buchanan, B., Bentley, R.A. (2007) Evolutionary biological methods and cultural data. In: Bentley, R.A., Maschner, H.D.G., Chippindale, C. (eds.) Handbook of Archaeological Theories, pp. 203-223. Lanham: Altamira Press. [PDF]

52) Collard, M., Wood, B.A. (2007) Defining the genus Homo. In: Henke, W., Rothe, H., Tattersall, I. (eds.) Handbook of Paleoanthropology, pp. 1575-1610. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. [PDF]

51) Collard, M., Wood, B.A. (2007) Hominid homoiology: an assessment of the impact of phenotypic plasticity on phylogenetic analyses of humans and their fossil relatives. Journal of Human Evolution 52, 573–584. [PDF]

50) Croes, D.R., Collard, M., Dennler, C. (2007) Projectile points. In: Croes, D.R., Fagan, J.L., Zhendner, M.N. (eds.) Testing the National Historic Landmark Wet Site 35MU4, the Sunken Village Archaeological Site, Multnomah County, Oregon. Report prepared for Sauvie Island Drainage Improvement Company, Portland, Oregon.

49) Lycett, S., Collard, M., McGrew, W.C. (2007) Phylogenetic analyses of behavior support existence of culture among wild chimpanzees. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 104, 17588-17592. [PDF]


48) Collard, M. (2006) Homo floresiensis. Encarta World English Encyclopedia 2006.

47) Collard, M. (2006) Human evolution. Encarta World English Encyclopedia 2006.

46) Collard, M., Shennan, S.J., Tehrani, J.J. (2006) Branching, blending and the evolution of cultural similarities and differences among human populations. Evolution and Human Behavior 27, 169–184. [PDF]


45) Collard, M. (2005) Review of M.J. O’Brien, R.L. Lyman (2003) (eds.) Style, Function, Transmission: Evolutionary Archaeological Perspectives. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. Journal of Anthropological Research 60, 600-602.

44) Collard, M., Kemery, M.D., Banks, S.J. (2005) Causes of toolkit variation among hunter-gatherers: A test of four competing hypotheses. Canadian Journal of Archaeology 29, 1-19. [PDF]

43) Collard, M., Lycett, S.J. (2005) Comment on P.L. Reno et al.’s (2005) ‘Plio-Pleistocene hominid limb proportions’. Current Anthropology 46, 581-582.

42) Collard, M., Shennan, S.J., Tehrani, J.J. (2005) Branching versus blending in macroscale cultural evolution: a comparative study. In: Lipo, C.P., O’Brien, M.J., Collard, M., Shennan, S.J. (eds.) Mapping Our Ancestors: Phylogenetic Methods in Anthropology and Prehistory, pp. 53-63. Hawthorne, NY: AldineTransaction. [PDF]

41) Collard, M., Tehrani, J.J. (2005) Phylogenesis versus ethnogenesis in Turkmen cultural evolution. In: Mace, R., Holden, C., Shennan, S.J. (eds.) The Evolution of Cultural Diversity: a Phylogenetic Approach, pp. 107-131. London: University College London Press. [PDF]

40) Croes, D., Kelly, K.M., Collard, M. (2005) Cultural historical context of Qwu?gwes (Puget Sound, USA): a preliminary investigation. Journal of Wetland Archaeology 5, 141-154. [PDF]

39) Lipo, C.P., O’Brien, M.J., Collard, M., Shennan, S.J. (2005) Afterword. In: Lipo, C.P., O’Brien, M.J., Collard, M., Shennan, S.J. (eds.) Mapping Our Ancestors: Phylogenetic Methods in Anthropology and Prehistory, pp. 299-302. Hawthorne, NY: AldineTransaction. [PDF]

38) Lipo, C.P., O’Brien, M.J., Collard, M., Shennan, S.J. (2005) Cultural phylogenies and explanation: why historical methods matter. In: Lipo, C.P., O’Brien, M.J., Collard, M., Shennan, S.J. (eds.) Mapping Our Ancestors: Phylogenetic Methods in Anthropology and Prehistory, pp. 3-16. Hawthorne, NY: AldineTransaction. [PDF]

37) Lycett, S.J., Collard, M. (2005) Do homoiologies impede phylogenetic analyses of the fossil hominids? An assessment based on extant papionin craniodental morphology. Journal of Human Evolution 49, 618-642. [PDF]

36) Nadal-Roberts, M., Collard, M. (2005) Impact of methodological choices on assessments of the reliability of fossil primate phylogenetic hypotheses. Folia Primatologica 76, 207-221. [PDF]

35) Shennan, S.J., Collard, M. (2005) Investigating processes of cultural evolution on the North Coast of New Guinea with multivariate and cladistic analyses. In: Mace, R., Holden, C., Shennan, S.J. (eds.) The Evolution of Cultural Diversity: a Phylogenetic Approach, pp. 133-164. London: University College London Press. [PDF]


34) Brauer, G., Collard, M., Stringer, C.B. (2004) On the reliability of recent tests of the Out of Africa hypothesis for modern human origins. The Anatomical Record Part B: The New Anatomist 279A, 701-707. [PDF]

33) Collard, M. (2004) Anti-gay marriage logic is flawed. Moscow-Pullman Daily News, March 13-14, 2004, 5D.

32) Collard, M. (2004) Evolution is a scientific hypothesis. Moscow-Pullman Daily News, March 20-21, 2004, 5D.


31) Collard, M. (2002) Grades and transitions in human evolution. Proceedings of the British Academy 106, 61-100. [PDF]

30) Collard, M., Franchino, N. (2002) Pairwise difference analysis in modern human origins research. Journal of Human Evolution 43, 323–352. [PDF]

29) Collard, M., O’Higgins, P. (2002) Why such long faces? A response to Eugene E. Harris. Evolution  and Development 4, 169. [PDF]

28) Gibbs, S., Collard, M., Wood, B.A. (2002) Soft tissue anatomy of the extant hominoids: a review and phylogenetic analysis. Journal of Anatomy 200, 3-49. [PDF]

27) Moggi-Cecchi, J., Collard, M. (2002) A fossil stapes from Sterkfontein, South Africa, and the hearing capabilities of early hominids. Journal of Human Evolution 42, 259-265. [PDF]

26) O’Higgins, P., Collard, M. (2002) Sexual dimorphism and facial growth in papionin monkeys. Journal of Zoology 257, 255-272. [PDF]

25) Tehrani, J.J., Collard, M. (2002) Investigating cultural evolution through biological phylogenetic analyses of Turkmen textiles. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 21, 443–463. [PDF]


24) Aiello, L.C., Collard, M. (2001) Our newest oldest ancestor? Nature 410, 526-527. [PDF]

23) Collard, M., O’Higgins, P. (2001) Ontogeny and homoplasy in the papionin monkey face. Evolution and Development 3, 322-331. [PDF]

22) Collard, M., Wood, B.A. (2001) Homoplasy and the early hominid masticatory system: inferences from analyses of living hominoids and papionins. Journal of Human Evolution 41, 167-194. [PDF]

21) Collard, M., Wood, B.A. (2001) Reliability of craniodental evidence in fossil catarrhine phylogenetics. In: de Bonis, L., Koufous, G., Andrews, P. (eds.) Phylogeny of Neogene European Hominoid Primates, pp. 118-150. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

20) Schwartz, J.H., Collard, M., Cela-Conde, C.J. (2001) Systematics of humankind. Evolutionary Anthropology 10, 1-3.

19) Shennan, S.J., Collard, M. (2001) The evolutionary analysis of cultural behaviour. Archaeology International 4, 21-23.

18) Wood, B.A., Collard, M. (2001) Evolving interpretations of Homo. In: Tobias, P.V.T. , Rath, M.A., Moggi-Cecchi, J., Doyle, G.A. (eds.) Humanity from African Naissance to Coming Millennia, pp. 141-146. Florence, Italy: Firenze University Press.

17) Wood, B.A., Collard, M. (2001) The meaning of Homo. Ludus Vitalis 9, 63-74. [PDF]


16) Aiello, L.C., Collard, M., Thackeray, J.F., Wood, B.A. (2000) Assessing exact randomization methods for determining the taxonomic significance of variability in the hominin fossil record. South African Journal of Science 96, 179-183. [PDF]

15) Cela-Conde, C.J., Aguirre, E., Ayala, F.J., Tobias, P.V., Turbón, D., Aiello, L.C., Collard, M., Goodman, M., Groves, C.P., Howell, F.C., Schwartz, J.H., Strait, D.S., Szalay, F., Tattersall, I., Wolpoff, M.H., Wood, B.A. (2000) Systematics of Humankind. Palma 2000: An international working group on systematics in human paleontology. Ludus Vitalis 8, 127-130.

14) Collard, M., Aiello, L.C. (2000) From forelimbs to two legs. Nature 404, 339-340.

13) Collard, M., Marsh, J. (2000) A new look at human relationships. The Wellcome Trust Review 9, 44-46.

12) Collard, M., Shennan, S.J. (2000) Ethnogenesis versus phylogenesis in prehistoric culture change: a case-study using European Neolithic pottery and biological phylogenetic techniques. In: Renfrew, C., Boyle, K. (eds.) Archaeogenetics: DNA and the Population Prehistory of Europe, pp. 89-97.  Cambridge, UK: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. [PDF]

11) Collard, M., Wood, B.A. (2000) How reliable are human phylogenetic hypotheses? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 97, 5003-5006. [PDF]

10) Gibbs, S., Collard, M., Wood, B.A. (2000) Soft-tissue characters in higher primate phylogenetics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 97, 11130-11132. [PDF]


9) Collard, M., Wood, B.A. (1999) Grades among the African early hominids. In: Bromage, T.G., Schrenk, F. (eds.) African Biogeography, Climate Change and Early Hominid Evolution, pp. 316-327. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [PDF]

8) Wood, B.A., Collard, M. (1999) Is Homo defined by culture? Proceedings of the British Academy 99, 11-23. [PDF]

7) Wood, B.A., Collard, M. (1999) The changing face of genus Homo. Evolutionary Anthropology 8, 195-207. [PDF]

6) Wood, B.A., Collard, M. (1999) The human genus. Science 284, 65-71. [PDF]

5) Wood, B.A., Collard, M. (1999) The systematics of Homo: response. Science 284, 1775.


4) Collard, M. (1997) First on two legs. New Scientist 2083, 53. [PDF]

3) Quinney, P.S., Collard, M. (1997) Sexual dimorphism in the mandible of Homo neanderthalensis and Homo sapiens: morphological patterns and behavioural implications. In: Sinclair, A., Slater, E., Gowlett, J.A. (eds.) Archaeological Sciences 1995, pp. 420-425. Oxford: Oxbow Books. [PDF]

2) Wood, B.A., Collard, M. (1997) Grades and the evolutionary history of early African hominids. In: Sinclair, A., Slater, E., Gowlett, J.A. (eds.) Archaeological Sciences 1995, pp. 445-448. Oxford: Oxbow Books. [PDF]


1) Wood, B.A., Collard, M. (1996) Comment on R.J. Smith’s (1996) ‘Biology and body size in human evolution: Statistical inference misapplied.’ Current Anthropology 37, 474-475.