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Dr Adrian Evans

PositionPost-doctoral Research Fellow
LocationK19, Richmond building
DepartmentSchool of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences
Telephone+44 (0) 1274 233557
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Research Interests (key words only)

Early human occupation of Britain, palaeolithic archaeology, stone tool use, development of social organisation


  • Blockley, S., Pellegrini, M., Colonese, A. C., Vetro, D. L., Albert, P. G., Brauer, A., Di Giuseppe, Z., Evans, A., Harding, P. and Lee-Thorp, J. (2017) Dating human occupation and adaptation in the southern European last glacial refuge: The chronostratigraphy of Grotta del Romito (Italy). Quaternary Science Reviews.
  • Cooper, L. P., Jarvis, W., Bayliss, A., Beamish, M. G., Bronk-Ramsey, C., Browning, J., Brettell, R., Cook, G., Evans, A., Heron, C. and Macphail, R. (2017) Making and Breaking Microliths: A Middle Mesolithic Site at Asfordby, Leicestershire. Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 83, 43-96.
  • Little, A., Elliott, B., Conneller, C., Pomstra, D., Evans, A. A., Fitton, L. C., Holland, A., Davis, R., Kershaw, R., O'Connor, S., O'Connor, T., Sparrow, T., Wilson, A. S., Jordan, P., Collins, M. J., Colonese, A. C., Craig, O. E., Knight, R., Lucquin, A. J. A., Taylor, B. and Milner, N. (2016) Technological Analysis of the World's Earliest Shamanic Costume: A Multi-Scalar, Experimental Study of a Red Deer Headdress from the Early Holocene Site of Star Carr, North Yorkshire, UK. Plos One 11 (4).
  • Büster, L. S., Evans, A. A., Armit, I. and Kershaw, R. (2016) Developing the 3D imaging of Iron Age art in the ENTRANS Project. In Armit, I., Potrebica, H., Črešnar, M., Mason, P., and Büster, L. (editors) Cultural Encounters in Later Prehistoric Europe. Budapest: Archaeolingua. 23-38.
  • Ungar, P. S. and Evans, A. (2016) Exposing the past: surface topography and texture of paleontological and archeological remains. Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties 4 (4), 040302.
  • Stemp, W. J., Watson, A. S. and Evans, A. A. (2015) Surface analysis of stone and bone tools. Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties 4 (1), 013001.
  • Evans, A. A. (2014) On the importance of blind testing in archaeological science: the example from lithic functional studies. Journal of Archaeological Science 48, 5-14.
  • Evans, A. A., Lerner, H., Macdonald, D. A., Stemp, W. J. and Anderson, P. C. (2014) Standardization, calibration and innovation: a special issue on lithic microwear method. Journal of Archaeological Science 48, 1-4.
  • Evans, A. A., Macdonald, D. A., Giusca, C. and Leach, R. K. (2014) New Method Development in Prehistoric Stone Tool Research: Evaluating Use Duration and Data Analysis Protocols. Micron 65, 69-75.
  • Macdonald, D. A. and Evans, A. A. (2014) Evaluating Surface Cleaning Techniques of Stone Tools Using Laser Scanning Confocal Microscopy. Microscopy Today 22 (03), 22-27.
  • Macdonald, D. A. and Evans, A. A. (2014) The Effects of Cleaning on Surface Roughness: Evaluating Sample Preparation Using Use-Wear Quantification. In Marreiros, J., Bicho, N., and Bao, J. G. (editors) International Conference on Use-Wear Analysis: Use-Wear 2012. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 116-123.
  • McCarthy, M., Archibald, M., Batey, C., Batt, C., Brooks, C., Buckberry, J., Cherry, J., Evans, A., Gaunt, G. and Keevill, G. (2014) A post-Roman sequence at Carlisle Cathedral. Archaeological Journal 171 (1), 185-257.
  • Donahue, R. and Evans, A. (2013) Lithic microwear and refit analyses. Upper Palaeolithic Sites in the Lower Courses of the Rivers Colne and Wey. Spoil Heap Publications. 24-41.
  • Evans, A., Maxwell, M. and Cruickshanks, G. (2013) From lidar to LSCM: micro-topographies of archaeological finds. Interpreting Archaeological Topography: 3D Data, Visualisation and Observation. Oxbow Books. 123-135.
  • Maxwell, M., Evans, A. and Edwards, H. G. M. (2013) Laser scanning confocal microscopy and raman spectroscopy of the antler drum (SF278). In: An Inherited Place: Broxmouth hillfort and the south-east Scottish Iron Age. Societies of Antiquaries Scotland, pp309
  • Evans, A. A. (2012) Arrow poisons in the Palaeolithic? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (48), E3290-E3290.
  • Maxwell, M., Evans, A. and Edwards, H. (2012) MatterReality: The Use of Scientific Method for Interpreting the Materialities of an Iron Age Antler Drum. Archaeological Review From Cambridge 27 (1), 27-46.
  • Baumgartner, A., Sampol-Lopez, M., Cemeli, E., Schmid, T. E., Evans, A. A., Donahue, R. E. and Anderson, D. (2012) Genotoxicity Assessment of Birch-Bark Tar—A Most Versatile Prehistoric Adhesive. Advances in Anthropology 2 (02), 49.
  • Donahue, R. E. and Evans, A. A. (2012) Lithic microwear analysis. In Boismeier, W. and Gamble, C. (editors) Neanderthals amongst Mammoths: Excavations at Lynford Quarry, Norfolk. London: English Heritage. 261-274.
  • Giusca, C., Evans, A. A., Macdonald, D. A. and Leach, R. K. (2012) The Effect of Use Duration on Surface Roughness Measurements of Stone Tools. Teddington, UK: National Physical Laboratories.
  • Stemp, W. J., Evans, A. A. and Lerner, H. J. (2012) Reaping the rewards: the potential of well designed methodology, a comment on Vardi et al.(Journal of Archaeological Science 37 (2010) 1716–1724) and Goodale et al.(Journal of Archaeological Science 37 (2010) 1192–1201). Journal of Archaeological Science 39 (6), 1901-1904.
  • Evans, A. A. and Macdonald, D. (2011) Using metrology in early prehistoric stone tool research: further work and a brief instrument comparison. Scanning 33 (5), 294-303.
  • Evans, A. A., Langer, J. L., Donahue, R. E., Wolframm, Y. B. and Lovis, W. A. (2010) Lithic raw material sourcing and the assessment of Mesolithic landscape organization and mobility strategies in northern England. The Holocene 20 (7), 1157-1163.
  • Evans, A. A. and Donahue, R. E. (2008) Laser scanning confocal microscopy: a potential technique for the study of lithic microwear. Journal of Archaeological Science 35 (8), 2223-2230.
  • Parfitt, S. A., Snelling, A., Evans, A. A. and Jacobi, R. (2008) Further discoveries of Lower Palaeolithic stone tools in the Cromer Forest-bed Formation at Pakefield-Kessingland. Proceedings of the Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and History 41, 489-495.
  • Evans, A. A., Wolframm, Y. B., Donahue, R. E. and Lovis, W. A. (2007) A pilot study of “black chert” sourcing and implications for assessing hunter-gatherer mobility strategies in Northern England. Journal of Archaeological Science 34 (12), 2161-2169.
  • Evans, A. A. and Donahue, R. E. (2005) The elemental chemistry of lithic microwear: an experiment. Journal of Archaeological Science 32 (12), 1733-1740.
  • Sheridan, J. A., Needham, S., O'Connor, S., Melton, N., Janaway, R., Cameron, E. and Evans, A. (2013) The Gristhorpe coffin and its contents

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