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James Conolly

James Conolly​ James Conolly

 Professor, Department of Anthropology
 B.A. (Toronto), MA, PhD (University College London)

 Archaeology Centre 103 ext.7877,  jamesconolly@trentu.ca

 Research Interests: landscape archaeology; historical ecology; geoinfomatics; radiocarbon modelling; lithic raw materials and technologies (Great Lakes)




Current Research Project

I am directing a ten-year (2016-2026) SSHRC-sponsored project on the archaeology and environmental history of the Kawartha Lakes and wetlands. The project currently supports seven graduate students involved in study of ceramic residues, underwater landscapes, historical ecology, and lithic and ceramic assemblages from recent and past excavation programs. If you are interested in joining our team and participating in applied archaeological and community focused research, there are further opportunities for Masters students interested in lithic, ceramic and faunal analysis, chronological modelling, GIS and ecological modelling, experimental archaeology, and field excavation.

Selected Publications

Conolly J. 2015. An early hunter‐gatherer cemetery in the Canadian Lower Great Lakes.
Archaeology International 18: 45‐50. http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/ai.1805

Conolly J, Dillane J, Dougherty K, Elaschuck K, Csenkey K, Wagner T, Williams J. 2014.
Early collective burial practices in a complex wetland setting: an interim report on mortuary patterning, palaeodietary
analysis, zooarchaeology, material culture and radiocarbon dates from Jacob Island (BcGo‐17), Kawartha Lakes, Ontario.
Canadian Journal of Archaeology38: 106‐133.

College S, Conolly J. 2014. Wild plant use in European Neolithic subsistence economies: a formal assessment of
preservation bias in archaeobotanical assemblages and the implications for understanding changes in plant diet breadth.
Quaternary Science Reviews 101: 193‐206.

Bevan A and Conolly J. 2013. Mediterranean Islands, Fragile Communities and Persistent Landscapes. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 9781107033450

College S, Conolly J, Manning K, Dobney K and Shennan S. (eds.) 2013.
The Origins and Spread of Domestic Animals in Southwest Asia and Europe. UCL Institute of Archaeol‐ ogy/Left Coast Press. ISBN:

Conolly J, Manning K, Colledge S, Dobney K, Shennan S. 2012. Species distribution modelling of ancient cattle from early
Neolithic sites in SW Asia and Europe.The Holocene dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959683612437871

Conolly J. 2008. Geographical Information Systems and landscape archaeology. In B. David and J. Thomas (eds.)
Handbook of Landscape Archaeology. World Archaeological Congress (WAC) Research Handbook Series. Left Coast Press. pp. 583{595.

Conolly J, Colledge S and Shennan S. 2008. Founder effect, drift, and adaptive change in domestic crop use in early
neolithic Europe. Journal of Archaeological Science 35: 2797{ 2804.

Conolly J and Lake M. 2006. Geographical Information Systems in Archaeology. Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 0521793300

Colledge S and Conolly J. (eds.) 2007. The Origins and Spread of Domestic Plants in South‐ west Asia and Europe.
California: UCL Institute of Archaeology/Left Coast Press. ISBN: