MARY C. STINER - ARCHAEOLOGIST.  Mary C. Stiner is Regents' Professor in the School of Anthropology at the University of Arizona (and Curator of Zooarchaeology at the Arizona State Museum) in Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. She earned BA and BFA degrees in Anthropology and Fine Arts, respectively, in 1980 from the University of Delaware. She received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of New Mexico in 1990. She has done archaeological fieldwork at Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic sites in Italy, Israel, Greece, Turkey, Portugal, and France, and sites of diverse ages in the United States.

PUBLICATIONS (Selected List)
2010 (co-editor & contributor) Culture and Biology at a Crossroads: The Middle Pleistocene Record of Yarimburgaz Cave (Thrace, Turkey). Edited by F. C. Howell, G. Arsebük, S. L. Kuhn, M. Özbaşaran, M. C. Stiner. Zero Books/Ege Publications, Istanbul.  INFO
2010 (co-editor & contributor) Klissoura Cave1, Argolid, Greece: The Upper Palaeolithic Sequence. Special Issue of Eurasian Prehistory, edited by M. Koumouzelis, J.K. Kozlowski, and M.C. Stiner.  INFO
2005 (author). The Faunas of Hayonim Cave (Israel): A 200,000-Year Record of Paleolithic Diet, Demography & Society. American School of Prehistoric Research, Bulletin 48, Peabody Museum Press, Harvard University Cambridge, Mass. (314 pp., 147 figures, 76 tables, 29 appendix tables).  INFO
1994  (author) Honor among Thieves: A Zooarchaeological Study of Neandertal Ecology. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. (447 pp., 148 figures, 113 tables, 8 appendix tables.  INFO
                Chapter 1 - The Research Problem  PDF
                Chapter 2 - Theory and Organization  PDF
                Chapter 6 - Small Animal Exploitation  PDF
            Chapter 15 - Neandertal Niche  (Conclusions)  PDF 
1991  (editor & contributor) Human Predators and Prey Mortality. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.  INFO

Stiner MC, Kuhn SL. Are we missing the "sweet spot" between optimality theory and niche construction theory in archaeology? Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 44: 177-184.  PDF

Grimstead DN, Quade J, Stiner MC. 2016. Isotopic evidence for long-distance mammal procurement, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico, USA. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 0 (2016): 1–20.  PDF

Munro ND, Stiner MC. 2015. Zooarchaeological evidence for early Neolithic colonization at Franchthi Cave (Peloponnese, Greece). Current Anthropology 56(4): 596-603.  PDF

Baykara I, Mentzer SM, Stiner MC, Asmerom Y, Güleç ES, Kuhn SL. 2015. The Middle Paleolithic occupations of Üçağızlı II Cave (Hatay, Turkey): Geoarcheological and archeological perspectives. Journal of Archaeological Science, Reports 4(2015): 409-426. PDF

Stiner MC, Buitenhuis H, Duru G, Kuhn SL, Mentzer SM, Munro ND, Pöllath N, Quade J, Tsartsidou G, Özbaşaran M. 2014. A forager-herder trade off, from broad spectrum hunting to sheep management at Aşıklı Höyük, Turkey. Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences (PNAS) 111(23): 8404-8409.  PDF

Quade, J., Li, S., Stiner, M. C., Clark, A. E., Mentzer, S. M., Ozbasaran, M. 2014. Radiocarbon dating, mineralogy, and isotopic composition of hackberry endocarps from the Neolithic site of Aşikli Höyük, Central Turkey. Radiocarbon 56(4): S17-S25.  PDF

Stiner MC. 2014. Finding a common band-width: Causes of convergence and diversity in Paleolithic beads. Biological Theory. Special issue entitled Signs, Symbols and the Archaeological Record, ed. K. Sterelny and P. Hiscock. Vol. 9(1): 51-64.  PDF 

Stiner MC. 2013. An unshakeable Middle Paleolithic? Trends versus conservatism in the predatory niche and their social ramifications. Current Anthropology 54(S8): S288-S304.  PDF

Stiner, M.C., Kuhn, S.L., Güleç, E. 2013. Early Upper Paleolithic shell beads from Üçağızlı Cave I (Turkey): Technology and the socioeconomic context of ornament life histories. Journal of Human Evolution. In Press, pre-publication version   PDF

Stiner, M.C., Munro, N.D., Sanz, M. 2012. Carcass damage and digested bone from mountain lions (Felis concolor): Implications for carcass persistence as a function of prey age. Journal of Archaeological Science 39: 896-907.  PDF


Kuhn, S.L., Stiner, M.C. 2011. Lewis R. Binford, 1931-2011 (In Memoriam). Evolutionary Anthropology 20: 121-122.   PDF


Colonese, A.C., Mannino, M.A., Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., Fa, D., Finlayson, J.C., Lubell, D., Stiner, M.C. 2011. Marine mollusc exploitation in Mediterranean prehistory: An overview. Quaternary International 239: 86-103.    PDF


Stiner, M.C., Munro, N.D. 2011. On the Evolution of Paleolithic Diet and Landscape at Franchthi Cave (Peloponnese, Greece). Journal of Human Evolution 60: 618-636.   PDF    SUPP


Stiner, M.C., Barkai, R., Gopher, A. 2011. Hearth-side socioeconomics, hunting and paleocology during the late Lower Paleolithic at Qesem Cave, Israel. Journal of Human Evolution 60(2):213-233.    PDF


Stiner, M.C., Kozlowski, J., Kuhn, S.L., Karkanas, P., and Koumouzelis, M. 2010. Klissoura Cave 1 and the Upper Paleolithic of Southern Greece. Eurasian Prehistory 7(2): 309-321.   PDF


Starkovich, B.M., Stiner, M.C. 2010. Upper Paleolithic animal exploitation at Klissoura Cave 1 in southern Greece: Dietary Trends and Mammal Taphonomy. Eurasian Prehistory 7(2): 107-132.   PDF


Stiner, M.C. 2010. Shell ornaments from the Upper Paleolithic and Mesolithic layers of Klissoura Cave 1 by Prosymnia, Greece. Eurasian Prehistory 7(2): 287-308.   PDF


Kuhn, S.L., Pigati, J., Karkanas, P., Koumouzelis, M., Kozlowski, J., Ntinou, M., Stiner, M.C. 2010. Radiocarbon dating results for the early Upper Paleolithic of Klissoura 1. Eurasian Prehistory 7(2): 37-46.   PDF


Stiner, M. C. 2010. On matters of precocity and scale (Comment to Jerardino). Pyrenae 41 (2): 191-196.  PDF


Meignen, L., Bar-Yosef, O., Stiner, M., Kuhn, S., Goldberg, P., Weiner, S. 2010. Apport des analyses minéralogiques (en spectrométrie infrarouge à transformée de fourier) à l’interprétation des structures anthropiques: Les concentrations osseuses dans les niveaux Moustériens des Grottes de Kébara et Hayonim (Israël). PALEO Dec., Supplément 3: 93-107.   PDF


Zhang, Y., M. C. Stiner, R. Dennell, C. Wang, S. Zhang, X. Gao. 2010. Zooarchaeological perspectives on the Chinese Early and Late Paleolithic from the Ma’anshan site (Guizhou, South China). Journal of Archaeological Science 37(8): 2066-2077.   PDF


Stiner, M. C. 2010. Prey choice, site occupation intensity and economic diversity across the Middle to early Upper Palaeolithic at Üçağızlı Caves I and II (Hatay, Turkey). Before Farming. [Online version 2009/3 (article 3).]   PDF


Stiner, M. C., Barkai, R. and Gopher, A. 2009. Cooperative hunting and meat sharing 400-200 kya at Qesem Cave, Israel. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(32): 13207-13212.   PDF


Starkovich, B. & M. C. Stiner. 2009. Hallan Çemi Tepesi: High-ranked game exploitation alongside intensive seed processing at the Epipaleolithic-Neolithic transition in Southeastern Turkey. Anthropozoologica 44(1): 41-61.   PDF


Kuhn, S. L., M. C. Stiner, E. Güleç, I. Özer, H. Yılmaz, I. Baykara, A. Açikkol, P. Goldberg, K. Martínez Molina, E. Ünay, and F. Suata-Alpaslan. 2009. The Early Upper Paleolithic occupations at Üçağızlı Cave (Hatay, Turkey). Journal of Human Evolution 56: 87-113.   PDF


Stiner, M. C., S. Kuhn. 2008. Early man: A tribute to the late career of F. Clark Howell. Journal of Human Evolution 55: 758-760.   PDF


Mercier, N., H. Valladas, L. Froget, J.-L. Joron, J.-L. Reyss, S. Weiner, P. Goldberg, L. Meignen, O. Bar-Yosef, A. Belfer-Cohen, M. Chech, S.L. Kuhn, M.C. Stiner, A.-M. Tillier, B. Arensburg, B. Vandermeersch. 2007. Hayonim Cave: a TL-based chronology for this Levantine Mousterian sequence. Journal of Archaeological Science 34: 1064-1077.   PDF


Karkanas, P., R. Shahack-Gross, A. Ayalon, M. Bar-Matthews, R. Barkai, A. Frumkin, A. Gopher, M. C. Stiner. 2007. Evidence for habitual use of fire at the end of the Lower Paleolithic: Site formation processes at Qesem Cave, Israel. Journal of Human Evolution 53(2): 197-212.   PDF


Kuhn, S. L. & M. C. Stiner. 2006. What’s a mother to do? A hypothesis about the division of labor and modern human origins. Current Anthropology 47(6): 953-980.   PDF


Lemorini, C., M. C. Stiner, A. Gopher, R. Shimelmitz & R. Barkai. 2006. Use-wear analysis of an Amudian laminar assemblage  from Acheuleo-Yabrudian Qesem Cave, Israel. Journal of Archaeological Science 33: 921-934.   PDF


Stiner, M. C. and S. L. Kuhn. 2006. Changes in the ‘Connectedness’ and Resilience of Paleolithic Societies in Mediterranean Ecosystems. Human Ecology 34(5): 693-712.   PDF


Kuhn, S.L., Stiner, M.C. 2006. Les Parures au Paléolithique. Enjeux congnities, démographiques et identitaires. Diogene 214: 47-58. (Numéro Spécial: Naissance de la Pensée Symbolique et du Langage  PDF


Gopher, A., R. Barkai, R. Shimelmitz, M. Khalaily, C. Lemorini, I. Heshkovitz & M. C. Stiner. 2005. Qesem Cave: an Amudian site in central Israel. Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society (Mitekufat Ha’even) 35: 69-92.   PDF


Stiner, M. C. 2004. Comparative ecology and taphonomy of spotted hyenas, humans, and wolves in Pleistocene Italy. Revue de Paléobiologie, Genève (Special issue on “Hommes et Carnivores” in honor of P. Morel, guest editors J.-P. Brugal and P. Fosse) 23(2): 771-785.   PDF


Stiner, M. C. 2004. A comparison of photon densitometry and computed tomography standards of bone density in ungulate body part profiles. Journal of Taphonomy 2(3): 117-145.   PDF


Kuhn, S. L., A. Belfer-Cohen, O. Barzilai, M. C. Stiner, K. W. Kerry, N. Munro & D. Bar-Yosef Mayer. 2004. The Last Glacial Maximum at Meged Rockshelter, Upper Galilee, Israel. Journal of the Israel Prehistory Society (Mitekufat Ha’even) 34: 5-47.   PDF


Stiner, M. C. 2003. Zooarchaeological evidence for resource intensification in Algarve, southern Portugal.  Promontoria 1(1): 27-61.    PDF


Stiner, M. C., N. Bicho, J. Lindly & R. Ferring. 2003. Mesolithic to Neolithic transitions: New results from shell-middens in the western Algarve, Portugal. Antiquity 77(295): 75-86.   PDF


Bicho, N. F., M. Stiner, J. Lindly, C. R. Ferring & J. Correia. 2003. Preliminary results from the Upper Paleolithic site of Vale Boi, southwestern Portugal. Journal of Iberian Archaeology 5: 51-66.    PDF


Stiner, M. C. 2002  On in situ attrition and vertebrate body part profiles. Journal of Archaeological Science 29: 979-991.    PDF


Stiner, M. C. & N. D. Munro. 2002. Approaches to prehistoric diet breadth, demography, and prey ranking systems in time and space. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 9(2): 181-214.    PDF


Stiner, M. C. 2002 Carnivory, coevolution, and the geographic spread of the genus Homo.  Journal of Archaeological Research 10(1): 1-63.   PDF


Stiner, M. C., F. C. Howell, B. Martínez-Navarro, E. Tchernov & O. Bar-Yosef. 2001. Outside Africa: middle pleistocene Lycaon from Hayonim Cave, Israel. Bolletino della Società Paleontologica Italiana (Papers in honour of Augusto Azzaroli, ed. L. Rook & D. Torre), Vol. 40, no. 2, pp. 293-302.   PDF


Stiner, M. C. 2001. Thirty years on the “Broad Spectrum Revolution” and Paleolithic demography. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98(13): 6993-6996.    PDF


Stiner, M. C., S. Kuhn, T. A. Surovell, P. Goldberg, L. Meignen, S. Weiner & O. Bar-Yosef. 2001. Bone preservation in Hayonim Cave (Israel): a macroscopic and mineralogical study. Journal of Archaeological Science 28: 643-659.   PDF


Surovell, T. A. & M. C. Stiner. 2001. Standardizing infra-red measures of bone mineral crystallinity: an experimental approach. Journal of Archaeological Science 28: 633-642.    PDF


Kuhn, S. L., Stiner, M. C., Reese, D. S. & Güleç, E. 2001. Ornaments in the earliest Upper Paleolithic: New results from the Levant. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 98(13): 7641-7646.   PDF


Richards, M. P., Pettitt, P. B., Stiner, M. C. & Trinkaus, E. 2001. Stable isotope evidence for increasing dietary breadth in the European mid-Upper Paleolithic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 98(11):6528-6532.   PDF


Stiner, M. C., N. D. Munro & T. A. Surovell. 2000. The tortoise and the hare: small game use, the Broad Spectrum Revolution, and Paleolithic demography. Current Anthropology 41(1): 39-73.   PDF


Stiner, M. C. 1999. Trends in Paleolithic mollusk exploitation at Riparo Mochi (Balzi Rossi, Italy): food and ornaments from the Aurignacian through Epigravettian. Antiquity 73(282): 735-754.   PDF


Stiner, M. C., N. D. Munro, T. A. Surovell, E. Tchernov & O. Bar­-Yosef. 1999. Paleolithic population growth pulses evidenced by small animal exploitation. Science 283: 190-194.    PDF


Kuhn, S. L., M. C. Stiner, and E. Gulec. 1999. Initial Upper Paleolithic in South-central Turkey and its Regional Context: A Preliminary Report. Antiquity 73(281): 505-517.    PDF


Stiner, M. C. 1998. Mortality analysis of Pleistocene bears and its paleoanthropological relevance. Journal of Human Evolution 34: 303-326.   PDF


Stiner, M. C., H. Achyutan, G. Arsebuk, F. C. Howell, S. C. Josephson, K. E. Juell, J. Pigati & J. Quade. 1998. Reconstructing cave bear paleoecology from skeletons: the Middle Pleistocene case from Yarimburgas Cave, Turkey. Paleobiology 24(1): 74-98.   PDF 


Kuhn, S. L. & M. C. Stiner. 1998. The earliest Aurignacian of Riparo Mochi (Liguria, Italy). Current Anthropology 39: S175-189.    PDF


Stiner, M. C., G. Arsebuk & F.C. Howell. 1996. Cave bears and Paleolithic artifacts in Yarimburgaz Cave: dissecting a palimpsest. Geoarchaeology 11(4): 279-327.    PDF


Stiner, M. C., S. Weiner, O. Bar-Yosef & S. L. Kuhn. 1995. Differential burning, fragmentation, and preservation of archaeological bone. Journal of Archaeological Science 22: 223-237.   PDF


Stiner, M. C. 1993. Modern human origins--faunal perspectives. Annual Review of Anthropology 22: 55-82.    PDF


Stiner, M. C. 1992. Overlapping species "choice" by Italian Upper Pleistocene predators. Current Anthropology 33(4): 433-451.    PDF


Stiner, M. C. & S.L. Kuhn. 1992. Subsistence, technology, and adaptive variation in Middle Paleolithic Italy. American Anthropologist 94(2): 12-46.  PDF


Kuhn, S. L. & M. C. Stiner. 1992. New research on Riparo Mochi, Balzi Rossi (Liguria): preliminary results. Quaternaria Nova 2: 77-90. 


Stiner, M. C. 1991. Food procurement and transport by human and non-human predators. Journal of Archaeological Science 18: 455-482.    PDF


Stiner, M. C. 1991. The faunal remains from Grotta Guattari: a taphonomic perspective. Current Anthropology 32(2): 103-117 (with reply, 132-­135).    PDF


Stiner, M. C. 1990. The use of mortality patterns in archaeological studies of hominid predatory adaptations. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 9(4): 305-351.  PDF


Stiner, M. C. 1990. The Guattari faunas then and now. Quaternaria Nova 1: 163­-192. 


Stiner, M. C. 1990. Ungulate exploitation during the terminal Mousterian: the case of Grotta Breuil. Quaternaria Nova 1: 333-350.


Schwarcz, H. P., W. Buhay, R. Grun, M. C. Stiner, S. Kuhn, and G. H. Miller. 1990. Absolute dating of sites in coastal Lazio. Quaternaria Nova 1: 51-67.  


Bietti, A., S. Kuhn, A. G. Segre, and M. C. Stiner. 1990. Grotta Breuil: a general introduction and stratigraphy. Quaternaria Nova 1: 305-323.


Stiner, M. C. 1989. L'uso dei pattern di mortalita negli studi archaeologici di adattamenti umani di tipo predatorio. Dialoghi di Archaeologia 7(1): 99-124. 


Bietti, A., G. Manzi, P. Passarello, A. G. Segre, and M. C. Stiner. 1988. The 1986-87 excavation campaign at Grotta Breuil (Monte Circeo, Latina). Quaderni del Centro per gli Studi per l'Archeologica Etrusca Italica, Archeologia Laziale.


Kuhn, S. L., and M. C. Stiner. 1985. An analysis of sexual dimorphism in human populations. Haliksa'i, Vol. 4, UNM Contributions in Anthropology, Albuquerque. 






Stiner, M.C., G. Feeley-Harnik. 2011. “Energy and Ecosystems.” In (A. Shryock & D. L. Smail, Eds) Deep History: The Architecture of Past and Present, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, pp. 78-102 (Topics: human co-evolution, Paleolithic through Neolithic, domestication).   PDF


Smail, D.L., M.C. Stiner, T.K. Earle. 2011. “Goods.” In (A. Shryock & D.L. Smail, Eds)  Deep History: The Architecture of Past and Present, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, pp. 219-241 (Topics: the role of goods in human societies).   PDF


Stiner, M.C., T.K. Earle, D.L. Smail, A. Shryock. 2011. “Scale.” In (A. Shryock & D.L. Smail, Eds)  Deep History: The Architecture of Past and Present, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, pp. 242-272 (Topics: Processes vs. thresholds in cultural evolution).   PDF


Arsebük, G., F.C. Howell, S.L. Kuhn, W.R. Farrand, M. Özbaşaran, M.C. Stiner. 2010. Chapter 1:  The caves of Yarımburgaz: Geological context and history of investigation. In (Howell et al., Eds.) Culture and Biology at a Crossroads: The Middle Pleistocene Record of Yarimburgaz Cave (Thrace, Turkey). Zero Books/Ege Publications, Istanbul, pp. 1-27.  PDF


Stiner, M.C. 2010. Chapter 6: A taphonomic study of bone assemblage formation and artifact-bear associations in Yarımburgaz Cave. In (Howell et al., Eds.) Culture and Biology at a Crossroads: The Middle Pleistocene Record of Yarimburgaz Cave (Thrace, Turkey). Zero Books/Ege Publications, Istanbul, pp. 131-166.  PDF


Kuhn, S.L., Stiner, M.C. 2010. Chapter 9: Summary of findings and conclusion. In (Howell et al., Eds.) Culture and Biology at a Crossroads: The Middle Pleistocene Record of Yarimburgaz Cave (Thrace, Turkey). Zero Books/Ege Publications, Istanbul pp. 301-319.   PDF


Stiner, M.C. 2009. The antiquity of large game hunting in the Mediterranean Paleolithic: Evidence from mortality patterns. In Transitions in Prehistory: Essays in Honor of Ofer Bar-Yosef                            . Shea, JJ & Lieberman, DE (Eds) Oxford: Oxbow Books for the American Schools of Prehistoric Research, Oxford, pp.103-123.   PDF


Stiner, M.C., Kuhn, S.L. Paleolithic diet and the division of labor in Mediterranean Eurasia. 2008. In (J.-J. Hublin & M. Richards, Eds.) Evolution of Human Diets: Integrating Approaches to the Study of Palaeolithic Subsistence. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Series, Germany Subseries. Springer Science, pp. 155-167.   PDF


Stiner, M.C., J. Beaver, N.D. Munro, T.A. Surovell. 2008. Modeling Paleolithic Predator-Prey Dynamics and the Effects of Hunting Pressure on Prey ‘Choice’. In Recent Advances in Paleodemography: Data, Techniques and Patterns (J.-P. Bocquet-Appel, editor). Springer Verlag, Dordrecht, Netherlands, pp. 143-178.   PDF


Kuhn, S.L., M.C. Stiner. 2007. Body ornamentation as information technology: towards and understanding of the significance of early beads. Rethinking the Human Revolution: New Behavioural and Biological Perspectives on the Origin and Dispersal of Modern Humans, P. Mellars, K. Boyle, O. Bar-Yosef, C. Stringer (Eds.). McDonald Institute Monographs, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University, Cambridge, pp. 45-54.   PDF


Stiner, M.C. 2007 Taphonomy. Encyclopedia of Archaeology, D. Pearsall (Ed.). Academic Press, (imprint of Elsevier), pp. 2113-2119.   PDF


Stiner, M.C. 2006. Middle Paleolithic subsistence ecology in the Mediterranean Region. In Transitions Before the Transition: Evolution and Stability in the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age, edited by E. Hovers and S.L. Kuhn, pp. 213-231. Springer Science and Media, Inc., New York.   PDF


Meignen, L., O. Bar-Yosef, J.D. Speth, M.C. Stiner. 2006. Middle Paleolithic settlement patterns in the Levant. Transitions before the Transition: Evolution and Stability in the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age. E. Hovers and S. L. Kuhn, editors, pp. 149-169, Springer, New York.  PDF


Manne, T.H., Stiner, M.C., Bicho, N. 2005. Evidence for bone grease rendering during the Upper Paleolithic at Vale Boi (Algarve, Portugal). In Bicho, F (ed), Proceed. of the IV Congresso de Arqueologia Peninsular, Ses 4. Faro: Centro de Estudos.  PDF


Stiner, M.C. 2004. Population ecology, predator-prey dynamics, and Paleolithic society.  In Processual Archaeology: Exploring Analytical Strategies, Frames of Reference, and Culture Process, edited volume tribute to the career of Lewis R. Binford (A. Johnson, editor), pp 218-258. Praeger Publishers, Westport, CT, and London.   PDF


Stiner, M.C. 2004. Small game use and expanding diet breadth in the Eastern Mediterranean Basin during the Palaeolithic. In Petits Animaux et Sociétiés Humaines, du Complément Alimentaire aux Resources Utilitaires, edited by J.-P. Brugal & J. Desse, XXIVe rencontres internationales d’archéologie et d’histoire d’Antibes, pp. 499-513.   PDF


Kuhn, S.L., Stiner, M.C., Güleç, E. 2004. New perspectives on the Initial Upper Paleolithic: the view from Üçağızlı Cave, Turkey. In Brantingham, P. J., Kuhn, S. L, Kerry, K. W. (eds.) The Early Upper Paleolithic Beyond Western Europe, University of California Press, Berkeley, pp 113-128.    PDF


Stiner, M.C. 2003. “Standardization” in Upper Paleolithic Ornaments at the Coastal Sites of Riparo Mochi and Üçagizli Cave.  In The Chronology of the Aurignacian and of the Transitional Technocomplexes: Dating, Stratigraphies, Cultural Implications, Trabalhos de Arqueologia, no. 33, edited by J. Zilhão and F. d’Errico.  Lisbon, Istituto Protuguês de Arqueologia., pp. 49-59.    PDF


Kuhn, S.L., Stiner, M.C., Kerry, K.W., Güleç, E. 2003. The early Upper Paleolithic at Üçağızlı Cave (Hatay, Turkey): preliminary results. In Goring-Morris, N., and Belfer-Cohen, A. (eds.) More Than Meets the Eye: Studies on Upper Palaeolithic Diversity in the Near East, Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 106-117.    PDF


Bicho, N.F., M. Stiner, J. Lindly, C. R. Ferring. 2003. O Mesolítico e o Neolítico Antigo da costa Algarvia. In (V. S. Gonçalves, ed.) Muita gente poucas antas? Origens, espaços e contextos do Megalitismo. Actas do II Colóquio Internacional sobre Megalitismo. Instituto Português de Arqueologia, Lisboa, pp. 15-22.  PDF


Stiner, M.C. 2002. Reconstitution de la paléoécologie des ours des cavernes à partir de leurs squelettes. (traduit de l'americain par J. Gaudey). In L’Ours et l’Homme (T. Tillet & L.R. Binford, Eds.), pp. 103-116.  Etudes et Recherches Archaéologiques de l’Université de Liège, Liège, Belgium.


Stiner, M.C. 2002. Pourquoi ossements d’ours et outillages paléolithiques coexistent-ils dans les sites en grotte?  Observations provenant du pourtour méditerranéen. (traduit de l'americain par J. Gaudey). In L’Ours et l’Homme (T. Tillet & L. R. Binford, Eds.), pp. 157-165.  Etudes et Recherches Archaéologiques de l’Université de Liège, Liège.


Kuhn, S.L., M.C. Stiner. 2001. The Antiquity of Hunter-­gatherers. In Hunter-gatherers: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, edited by C. Panter-Brick, R. H. Layton, and P. A. Rowley-Conwy, pp. 99-142.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.    PDF


Stiner, M.C. 1998. Ours des cavernes et outillages paleolithiques de la grotte de Yarimburgaz: recherche taphonomique sur les causes de cette association (traduit de l'americain par J. Gaudey). In Economie Prehistorique: Les Comportements de Subsistance au Paleolithique, pp. 73-83. XVIII Recontres Internationales d'Archeologie et d'Histoire d'Antibes, Editions APDCA, Sofia Antipolis (France).


Stiner, M.C., Tchernov, E. 1998. Pleistocene species trends at Hayonim Cave: Changes in climate versus human behavior. Neanderthals and Modern Humans in West Asia, edited by T. Akazawa, K. Aoki, and O. Bar-Yosef.  New York: Plenum Press, pp. 241-262. 


Kuhn, S.L., Stiner, M.C. 1998. Middle Paleolithic "creativity": reflections on an oxymoron? In Creativity and Human Evolution and Prehistory, edited by S. Mithen, pp. 143-164. Routledge, London and New York.    PDF


Stiner, M.C. 1993. Small animal exploitation and its relation to hunting, scavenging, and gathering in the Italian Mousterian. In Hunting and Animal Exploitation in the Later Palaeolithic and Mesolithic of Eurasia, edited by G. L. Peterkin, H. Bricker, and P. Mellars, pp. 101-119. Arch. Papers of Amer. Anthropol. Assoc., no. 4.   PDF


Stiner, M.C. 1993. The place of hominids among predators: Interspecific comparisons of food procurement and transport. In From Bones to Behavior, edited by J. Hudson, pp. 38-61. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale: Center for Archaeological Investigations, Occasional Paper 21.


Bietti, A., Stiner, M.C. 1992. Les modeles de la subsistance et de l'habitat de l'Epigravettien Italien: l'example de Riparo Salvini (Terracina, Latium). Colloque de Chancelade 1988: Le Peuplement Magdalenien, edited by H. Laville, J.-F. Rigaud, B. Vandermeersch, pp. 137-152. Paris: Edition C.T.H.S. 


Stiner, M.C. 1991. Actualistic and archaeological studies of prey mortality. In Human Predators and Prey Mortality, edited by M. C. Stiner, pp. 1-13. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.    PDF


Stiner, M.C. 1991. An interspecific perspective on the emergence of the modern human predatory niche. In Human Predators and Prey Mortality, edited by M.C. Stiner, pp 149-185. Boulder: Westview Press. 


Stiner, M.C. 1991. The community ecology perspective and the redemption of "contaminated" faunal records.  In Perspectives on the Past, edited by G.A. Clark, pp. 229-242. Philadelphia: Univ. Pennsylvania Press.