Teaching and supervision
Module Leader for:
- U20103 Introduction to Prehistoric Archaeology
- U21185 Dawn of Civilisation
|Sophie Edwards||A Comparison of Craniodental Morphology of Hominoids of the Late Miocene and Early Pliocene in relation to Contemporary Climate Change and Paleoecological Shifts||Active|
|Jon Gorrie||Does culture evolve? Testing evolutionary theories of culture through a case study of El Khiam points from three sites in the Pre Pottery Neolithic A of the Southern Levant||2021|
Sam is an archaeologist who specialises in the study of the Terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene archaeology of South West Asia, with a focus on the origin and development of sedentary, food producing societies in the region. Sam is an expert in the study of chipped stone tools and his work includes typological, technological and use wear analysis of stone tool assemblages from many regions and periods. Sam also works closely with geographers, hydrologists and meteorologists to develop multi disciplinary approaches to the study of human-climate interactions in semi arid regions. As an experienced field archaeologist Sam has worked on sites in many areas of the world including the UK, Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Projects as Co-investigator
- On the Trail of Arabia’s Early Ancestors(01/09/2019 - 01/10/2022), funded by: Royal Geographical Society, funding amount received by Brookes: £8,000, funded by: Royal Geographical Society
- sedaDNA, Environmental Changes and Demography In Oman(01/09/2019 - 30/09/2022), funded by: Society of Antiquities of London, funding amount received by Brookes: £14,907, funded by: Society of Antiquities of London
Smith S, Paige J, Makarewicz C, 'Further diversity in the Early Neolithic of the Southern Levant: A first look at the PPNA chipped stone tool assemblage from el-Hemmeh, Southern Jordan'
Paléorient 42 (1) (2016)
eISSN: 1957-701XAbstract Open Access on RADAR
Wicks K, Finlayson B, Maričević D, Smith S, Jenkins E, Mithen S, 'Dating WF16: Exploring the Chronology of a Pre-Pottery Neolithic A Settlement in the Southern Levant'
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 82 (2016) pp.73-123
ISSN: 0079-497X eISSN: 2050-2729Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Wade AJ, Smith SJ, Black ECL, Brayshaw DJ, Holmes PA, El-Bastawesy M, Rambeau CMR, Mithen SJ,, 'A new method for the determination of Holocene palaeohydrology'
Journal of Hydrology 420-421 (14 February) (2012) pp.1-16
ISSN: 0022-1694Abstract Published here
Finlayson B, Mithen S, Smith S, 'On the Edge: Southern Levantine Epipalaeolithic-neolithic Chronological Succession'
Levant 43 (2012) pp.127-138
ISSN: 0075-8914 eISSN: 1756-3801Abstract Published here
Mithen SJ, Finlayson B, Smith S, Jenkins E, Najjar M, Maricevic D, 'An 11,600 Year-old Communal Structure From the Neolithic of Southern Jordan'
Antiquity 85 (2011) pp.350-364
ISSN: 0003-598X eISSN: 1745-1744
Finlayson B, Mithen S, Najjar M, Smith S J, Maričević D, Pankhurst N, Yeomans L, 'Architecture, sedentism, and social complexity at Pre-Pottery Neolithic A WF16, Southern Jordan'
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108 (20) (2011) pp.8183-8188
ISSN: 0027-8424 eISSN: 1091-6490Abstract Published here
Brayshaw D J, Rambeau C M C, Smith S J, 'Changes in Mediterranean climate during the Holocene: Insights from global and regional climate modelling'
Holocene 21 (1) (2011) pp.15-31
ISSN: 0959-6836Abstract Published here
Whitehead P G, Smith S J, Wade A J, Mithen S J, Finlayson B L, Sellwood B, Valdes P, 'Modelling of hydrology and potential population levels at Bronze Age Jawa, Northern Jordan: a Monte Carlo approach to cope with uncertainty'
Journal of Archaeological Science 35 (3) (2008) pp.517-529
ISSN: 0305-4403Abstract Published here