In press

Maher, L., T. Richter, D. Macdonald, M. Jones, J. Stock, L. Martin and A. Allentuck. Occupying Wide Open Spaces? Late Pleistocene Hunter-Gatherer Activities in the Eastern Levant Special Issue.Quaternary International.

Jones, M., L. Maher, D. Macdonald, C. Ryan, C. Rambeau and T. Richter. The Environmental Setting of Epipalaeolithic Kharaneh IV. Late Quaternary Landscape Change in the Levant: Social, Technological and Economic Investigations in Open Spaces Special Issue. Quaternary International.

Maher, L. Late Quaternary Refugia, Aggregations and Palaeoenvironments in the Azraq Basin. In Quaternary Environments, Climate Change and Humans in the Levant, O. Bar-Yosef and Y. Enzel (eds.). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Maher, L. A Road Well-Travelled? Exploring Terminal Pleistocene Hunter-Gatherer Activities, Networks and Mobility in Eastern Jordan. In Archaeology of the Palaeolithic-Neolithic of Eurasia: Papers in Honor of Andrew M.T. Moore, M. Chazan and K. Lillios (eds.). Sidestone Press: Leiden.

Jones, M., L. Maher, T. Richter, D. Macdonald and L. Martin. Human-Environment Interactions through the Epipalaeolithic of Eastern Jordan. InCorrelation is not Enough: Building Better Arguments in the Archaeology of Human-Environment Interactions, D. Contreras (ed.). Routledge: New York.


Maher L.A., T. Richter, J.T. Stock and M. Jones. Preliminary Results from Recent Excavations at the Epipalaeolithic Site of Kharaneh IV, In Jordan’s Prehistory: Past and Future Research (F. Khraysheh and G. Rollefson, eds.). Department of Antiquities of Jordan: Amman.

Richter, T. Rescue excavations at a Late Neolithic cairn in the east Jordanian Badya. Neo-Lithics 1/14, 18-24. PDF

Richter, T., A. Arranz, M. House and L. Yeomans. The Second Season of Excavations at Shubayqa 1. Neo-Lithics 1/14, 10-17. PDF


Macdonald, D. A. Interpreting Variability through Multiple Methodologies: The Interplay of Form and Function in Epipalaeolithic Microliths. PhD Thesis, University of Toronto. PDF

Maher, L. A., and D. A. Macdonald. Assessing Typo-Technological Variability in Epipalaeolithic Assemblages: Preliminary Results from Two Case Studies from the Southern Levant. In F. Borrell, J. J. Ibanez & M. Molist (Eds.), Stone Tools in Transition: From Hunter-Gatherers to Farming Societies in the Near East. 7th Conference on PPN Chipped and Ground Stone Industries of the Fertile Crescent. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Servei de Publicacions, Barcelona, pages 29-44. PDF

Richter, T. and L.A. Maher. The Late Natufian of the Azraq Basin: a reappraisal. In Bar-Yosef, O. and F.R. Valla (eds.) Natufian Foragers in the Levant. Terminal Pleistocene Social Changes in Western Asia. International Monographs in Prehistory 19, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 429-448. PDF

Richter, T. and L.A. Maher. Terminology, Process and Change: Reflections on the Epipalaeolithic of Southwest Asia. Levant 45 (2), 121-132. Link

Richter, T., L.A. Maher, K. Edinborough, A. Garrard, M. Jones and J.T. Stock. Epipalaeolithic Settlement Dynamics in southwest Asia: New Radiocarbon Evidence from the Azraq Basin. Journal of Quaternary Science 28 (5), 467-479. Link


Jones, J.R. Using gazelle dental cementum studies to explore seasonality and mobility patterns of the Early-Middle Epipalaeolithic Azraq Basin, Jordan. Quaternary International 252, 195-201. Link

Maher, L. A., and D. A. Macdonald. Exploring Typo-Technological Diversity in Chipped Stone from Epipalaeolithic Kharaneh IV, Eastern Levant. CBRL Bulletin 7(1):42-59. PDF

Maher, L.A., T. Richter, J.T. Stock, D. Macdonald, M. Jones, and L. Martin. Twenty Thousand-Year-Old Huts at a Hunter-Gatherer Settlement in Eastern Jordan. PLoS One 7(2): e31447. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031447. PDF

Maher, L.A., T. Richter, and J.T. Stock. The Pre-Natufian Epipaleolithic: Long-Term Behavioral Trends in the Levant. Evolutionary Anthropology 21 (2), 69-81. Link 

Richter, T., L. Bode, M. House, R. Iversen, A. Arranz, I. Saehle, G. Thaarup, M.-L- Tvede and L. Yeomans. Excavations at the Late Epipalaeolithic Site of Shubayqa 1: Preliminary Report on the First Season. Neo-Lithics 2/12, 3-14


Jones, M. and T. Richter. Palaeoclimatic and archaeological implications of Pleistocene and Holocene environments in Azraq, Jordan. Quaternary Research Vol. 76 (3), pp.: 363-372. Link

Maher, L.A. and T. Richter. PPN Predecessors: Current Issues in Late Pleistocene Chipped Stone Analyses in the Southern Levant. In Healey, E., S. Campbell and O. Maeda (eds.). The State of the Stone: Terminologies, Continuities and Contexts in Near Eastern Neolithic Lithics Berlin: ex oriente, pp.: 25-32. PDF

Maher, L.A., T. Richter, M. Jones and J.T. Stock. The Epipalaeolithic Foragers in Azraq Project: Prehistoric Landscape Change in the Azraq Basin, Eastern Jordan. CBRL Bulletin 6: 21-27.

Richter, T., A.N. Garrard , S. Allcock and L.A. Maher. Interaction Before Agriculture: Exchanging Material and Sharing Knowledge in the Final Pleistocene Levant. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 21 (1), 95-114. Link

Richter, T. Nebekian, Qalkhan and Kebaran: variability, classification and interaction. New insights from the Azraq Oasis. In Healey, E., S. Campbell and O. Maeda (eds.). The State of the Stone: Terminologies, Continuities and Contexts in Near Eastern Neolithic Lithics Berlin: ex oriente, pp.: 33-50.


Richter, T., S. Alcock, M. Jones, L.A. Maher, J.T. Stock and B. Thorne. New light on Final Pleistocene settlement diversity in the Azraq Basin:  excavations at ‘Ayn Qasiyya. Paléorient 35 (2), pp.: 49-68

Richter, T., J.T. Stock, L.A. Maher and C. Hebron. An early Epipalaeolithic sitting burial from the Azraq Oasis, eastern Jordan. Antiquity 84 (324): 321-334. Link


Richter, T. Marginal Landscapes? The Azraq Oasis and the Cultural Landscapes of the Final Pleistocene Southern Levant. PhD Thesis, University College London.


Maher, L.A., T. Richter and D. Jones. Archaeological Survey at the Epipalaeolithic site of Kharaneh IV. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 51, pp. 263-272

Richter, T., S. Colledge, S. Luddy, D. Jones, M. Jones, L.A. Maher and R. Kelly. Preliminary Report on the 2006 Season at Epipalaeolithic ‘Ayn Qasiyah, Azraq es-Shishan. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 51, pp: 313-328


Richter, T. and C. Röhl. Rescue Excavations at Epipalaeolithic Ayn Qasiyya: report on the 2005 season. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan 50: 189-205.