Publications – Journal Papers

I have published over 40 papers. Please contact me sian.halcrow@otago.ac.nz if you require access to any of these works.

Halcrow, S. E., Killgrove, K., Robbins Schug, G., Knapp, M., Huffer, D., Arriaza, B., … Gunter, J. (2018). On engagement with anthropology: A critical evaluation of skeletal and developmental abnormalities in the Atacama preterm baby and issues of forensic and bioarcheological research ethics. Response to Bhattacharya et al. “Whole genome sequencing of Atacama skeleton shows novel mutations linked with dysplasia” in Genome Research, 2018, 28: 423-431. Doi: 10.1101/gr.223693.117 [Brief communication]. International Journal of Paleopathology, 22, 97-100. doi: 10.1101/gr.223693.117

Snoddy, A. M. E., Buckley, H. R., Elliott, G., Standen, V. G., & Arriaza, B. T., Halcrow, S. E. (in press). Macroscopic features of scurvy in human skeletal remains: A literature synthesis and diagnostic guide. American Journal of Physical Anthropologydoi:10.1002/ajpa.23699

King, C. L., Arriaza, B. T., Standen, V. G., Millard, A. R., Gröcke, D. R., Muñoz, I., & Halcrow, S. E. (2018). Estudio isotópico del consumo de recursos marítimos y terrestres en la prehistoria del desierto de Atacama. Chungara Revista de Antropología Chilena. Advance online publication. doi: 10.4067/S0717-73562018005000802

King, C. L., Halcrow, S. E., Millard, A. R., Gröcke, D. R., Standen, V. G., Portilla, M., & Arriaza, B. T. (2018). Let’s talk about stress, baby! Infant-feeding practices and stress in the ancient Atacama desert, Northern Chile. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.23411

King, C. L., Millard, A. R., Gröcke, D. R., Standen, V. G., Arriaza, B. T., & Halcrow, S. E. (2018). A comparison of using bulk and incremental isotopic analyses to establish weaning practices in the past. STAR: Science & Technology of Archaeological Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/20548923.2018.1443548

King, C. L., Millard, A. R., Gröcke, D. R., Standen, V. G., Arriaza, B. T., & Halcrow, S. E. (2018). Marine resource reliance in the human populations of the Atacama Desert, northern Chile: A view from prehistory. Quaternary Science Reviews, 182, 163-174. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.12.009

King, C. L., Snoddy, A. M., Millard, A. R., Gröcke, D. R., Standen, V. G., Arriaza, B. T., & Halcrow, S. E. (2018). A multi‐faceted approach towards interpreting early life experience and infant feeding practices in the ancient Atacama Desert, Northern Chile. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/oa.2671

Snoddy, A. M. E., Halcrow, S. E., Buckley, H. R., Standen, V. G., & Arriaza, B. T. (2017). Scurvy at the agricultural transition in the Atacama desert (ca 3600–3200 BP): Nutritional stress at the maternal-foetal interface? International Journal of Paleopathology, 18, 108-120. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2017.05.011

Scott, R. M., & Halcrow, S. E. (2017). Investigating weaning using dental microwear analysis: A review. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 11, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.11.026

King, C. L., Halcrow, S. E., Tayles, N., & Shkrum, S. (2017). Considering the palaeoepidemiological implications of socioeconomic and environmental change in Southeast Asia. Archaeological Research in Asia, 11, 27-37. doi: 10.1016/j.ara.2017.05.003

Clark, A. L., King, C. L., Buckley, H. R., Collins, C. J., Dhavale, N., Elliott, G. E., Gosling, A., Halcrow, S. E., … Matisoo-Smith, E., … Tromp, M., Ward, S., & West, K. (2017). Biological anthropology in the indo-pacific region: New approaches to age-old questions. Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology, 41, 78-94.

Mays, S., Gowland, R., Halcrow, S., & Murphy, E. (2017). Child bioarchaeology: Perspectives on the past 10 years. Childhood in the Past. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/17585716.2017.1301066

Dhavale, N., Halcrow, S. E., Buckley, H. R., Tayles, N., Domett, K. M., & Gray, A. R. (2017). Linear and appositional growth in infants and children from the prehistoric settlement of Ban Non Wat, Northeast Thailand: Evaluating biological responses to agricultural intensification in Southeast Asia. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 11, 435-446. doi: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.12.019

Halcrow, S. E., & Lertcharnrit, T. (2017). Challenging the agricultural transition models of prehistoric human health change: Insights from infants and children from Southeast Asia. Art & Culture Magazine, 38(7), 24-27. [Commentary].

Halcrow, S., & Millard, A. (2016). Challenging the agricultural transition models of prehistoric human health change: Insights from infants and children from diverse environments. Quaesitum, (II), 30-32.

Snoddy, A. M. E., Buckley, H. R., & Halcrow, S. E. (2016). More than metabolic: Considering the broader paleoepidemiological impact of vitamin D deficiency in bioarchaeology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 160, 183-196. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22968

Farah, R. A., Painuthara, L., Broadbent, J. M., Buckley, H. R., & Halcrow, S. E. (2016). Physiological insult of the burial environment: Differentiating developmental defects from post-mortem stained enamel in deciduous dentition from the Chiefdom Period of Tonga, Polynesia. Matters Select. Retrieved from https://www.sciencematters.io/articles/201605000005

Galipaud, J.-C., Kinaston, R., Halcrow, S., Foster, A., Harris, N., Simanjuntak, T., … Buckley, H. (2016). The Pain Haka burial ground on Flores: Indonesian evidence for a shared Neolithic belief system in Southeast Asia. Antiquity, 90(354), 1505-1521. doi: 10.15184/aqy.2016.185

Tayles, N., Halcrow, S. E., Sayavongkhamdy, T., & Souksavatdy, V. (2015). A prehistoric flexed human burial from Pha Phen, Middle Mekong Valley, Laos: Its context in Southeast Asia. Anthropological Science, 123(1), 1-12. doi: 10.1537/ase.141013

Kinaston, R. L., Shaw, B., Gray, A. R., Walter, R. K., Jacomb, C., Brooks, E., Halcrow, S. E., & Buckley, H. R. (2015). Critical review of Brown and Thomas “The first New Zealanders? An alternative interpretation of the stable isotope data from Wairau Bar” [Formal comment]. PLoS ONE, 10(10), e0137616. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137616

Halcrow, S. E., Rooney, J., Beavan, N., Gordon, K. C., Tayles, N., & Gray, A. (2014). Assessing Raman spectroscopy as a prescreening tool for the selection of archaeological bone for stable isotopic analysis. PLoS ONE, 9(7), e98462. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098462

Buckley, H. R., Kinaston, R., Halcrow, S. E., Foster, A., Spriggs, M., & Bedford, S. (2014). Scurvy in a tropical paradise? Evaluating the possibility of infant and adult vitamin C deficiency in the Lapita skeletal sample of Teouma, Vanuatu, Pacific islands. International Journal of Paleopathology, 5, 72-85. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2014.03.001

Higham, C., Cameron, J., Chang, N., Castillo, C., Halcrow, S., O’Reilly, D., … Shewan, L. (2014). The excavation of Non Ban Jak, Northeast Thailand: A report on the first three seasons. Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology, 34, 1-41.

Halcrow, S. E., Harris, N. J., Beavan, N., & Buckley, H. R. (2014). First bioarchaeological evidence of probable scurvy in Southeast Asia: Multifactorial etiologies of vitamin C deficiency in a tropical environment. International Journal of Paleopathology, 5, 63-71. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpp.2014.01.004

Clark, A. L., Tayles, N., & Halcrow, S. E. (2014). Aspects of health in prehistoric mainland Southeast Asia: Indicators of stress in response to the intensification of rice agriculture. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 153(3), 484-495. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22449

McKay, S., Farah, R., Broadbent, J. M., Tayles, N., & Halcrow, S. E. (2013). Is it health or the burial environment: Differentiating between hypomineralised and post-mortem stained enamel in an archaeological context. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e64573. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064573

Kinaston, R. L., Walter, R. K., Jacomb, C., Brooks, E., Tayles, N., Halcrow, S. E., Stirling, C., Reid, M., Gray, A. R., Spinks, J., Shaw, B., … Buckley, H. R. (2013). The first New Zealanders: Patterns of diet and mobility revealed through isotope analysis. PLoS ONE, 8(5), e64580. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064580

Halcrow, S. E., Harris, N. J., Tayles, N., Ikehara-Quebral, R., & Pietrusewsky, M. (2013). From the mouths of babes: Dental caries in infants and children and the intensification of agriculture in mainland Southeast Asia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 150(3), 409-420. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.22215

Gilmore, H., Schafer, C., & Halcrow, S. (2013). Tapu and the invention of the “death taboo”: An analysis of the transformation of a Polynesian cultural concept. Journal of Social Archaeology, 13(3), 331-349. doi: 10.1177/1469605313503229

Halcrow, S., Tayles, N., Inglis, R., & Higham, C. (2012). Newborn twins from prehistoric mainland Southeast Asia: Birth, death and personhood. Antiquity, 86(333), 838-852. doi: 10.1017/S0003598X00047955

Perkins, A., & Halcrow, S. E. (2012). Drumming up Asian awareness in Otago primary schools: Leading an educational performance to connect children with their wider community. Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy & Practice, 27(1), 74-81.

Beavan, N., Halcrow, S., McFadgen, B., Hamilton, D., Buckley, B., Sokha, T., … Chhem, K. R. (2012). Radiocarbon dates from jar and coffin burials of the Cardamom Mountains reveal a unique mortuary ritual in Cambodia’s late-to post-Angkor period (15th-17th centuries AD). Radiocarbon, 54(1), 1-22.

Halcrow, S., Tayles, N., Pureepatpong, N., & Boonlop, K. (2011). Human remains from archaeological sites in Thailand: Legislative and ethical issues (in Thai). Murang Boran Journal, 37(3), 143-148.

Buckley, H. R., Tayles, N., Halcrow, S. E., Robb, K., & Fyfe, R. (2010). The people of Wairau Bar: A re-examination. Journal of Pacific Archaeology, 1(1), 1-20.

Halcrow, S. E., & Tayles, N. (2010). Talon cusp in a deciduous lateral incisor from prehistoric Southeast Asia. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 20(2), 240-247. doi: 10.1002/oa.1020

Halcrow, S. E., & Tayles, N. (2010). The archaeological infant in biological and social context: A response to Mike Lally and Traci Ardren 2008. Little artefacts: Rethinking the constitution of the archaeological infant Childhood in the Past 1, 62-77. Childhood in the Past, 3, 123-130.

Kinaston, R. L., Buckley, H. R., Halcrow, S. E., Spriggs, M. J. T., Bedford, S., Neal, K., & Gray, A. (2009). Investigating foetal and perinatal mortality in prehistoric skeletal samples: A case study from a 3000-year-old Pacific Island cemetery site. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36(12), 2780-2787. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2009.09.004

Halcrow, S. E., Tayles, N., & Livingstone, V. (2008). Infant death in late prehistoric Southeast Asia. Asian Perspectives, 47(2), 371-404. doi: 10.1353/asi.0.0007

Halcrow, S. E., & Tayles, N. (2008). The bioarchaeological investigation of childhood and social age: Problems and prospects. Journal of Archaeological Method & Theory, 15(2), 190-215. doi: 10.1007/s10816-008-9052-x

Halcrow, S. E., & Tayles, N. (2008). Stress near the start of life? Localised enamel hypoplasia of the primary canine in late prehistoric mainland Southeast Asia. Journal of Archaeological Science, 35(8), 2215-2222. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2008.02.002

Halcrow, S. E., Tayles, N., & Buckley, H. R. (2007). Age estimation of children from prehistoric Southeast Asia: Are the dental formation methods used appropriate? Journal of Archaeological Science, 34, 1158-1168.