Publications -- Metin I. Eren


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-----Edited Volumes

(In Press) O'Brien, Michael J., Briggs Buchanan, and Metin I. Eren (editors). Convergent Evolution and Stone Tool Technology. MIT Press.

Eren, Metin I.
(editor) 2012. Hunter-Gatherer Behavior: 
Human Response During the Younger Dryas. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek.

Outram, Alan and 
Metin I. Eren (editors) 2012. World Archaeology 44(1): Faunal Extinctions and Introductions. Taylor and Francis, London.

 


-----Journal Articles and Book Chapters

    In Press

Eren, Metin I., Briggs Buchanan, and Michael J. O'Brien
(In Press) Why convergence should be a potential hypothesis for the emergence and occurrence of stone tool form and production processes: an illustration using stone tool replication.
In Convergent Evolution and Stone Tool Technology, edited by Michael J. O'Brien, Briggs Buchanan, and Metin I. Eren. MIT Press.

Eren, Metin I., Katie Cross, Brian N. Andrews, and David J. Meltzer
(In Press) A quantitative test of Folsom unifacial tool recycling: a case study from Mountaineer's Block C.

In The Mountaineer Site, edited by Brian N. Andrews, Mark Stiger, and David J. Meltzer.

Buchanan, Briggs, Metin I. Eren, and Michael J. O'Brien
(In Press) Assessing the likelihood of convergence among North American projectile point types.
In Convergent Evolution and Stone Tool Technology, edited by Michael J. O'Brien, Briggs Buchanan, and Metin I. Eren. MIT Press.

Meltzer, David J., and Metin I. Eren
(In Press) The Mountaineer Folsom projectile point assemblage. In The Mountaineer Site, edited by Brian N. Andrews, Mark Stiger, and David J. Meltzer.

O'Brien, Michael J., Briggs Buchanan, and Metin I. Eren
(In Press) Issues in Archaeological Studies of Convergence.
In Convergent Evolution and Stone Tool Technology, edited by Michael J. O'Brien, Briggs Buchanan, and Metin I. Eren. MIT Press.

Werner, Angelia, Kathleen Jones, G. Logan Miller, Briggs Buchanan, Matthew Boulanger, Michelle Rae Bebber, and Metin I. Eren
(In Press) The morphometrics and microwear of a small Clovis assemblage from Guernsey County, Southeastern Ohio, U.S.A.
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.

    2017

Eren, Metin I., Brian G. Redmond, G. Logan Miller, Briggs Buchanan, Matthew T. Boulanger, Brooke M. Morgan, and Michael J. O'Brien
(2017) Paleo Crossing (33ME274): A Clovis Site in Northeastern Ohio. In In the Eastern Fluted Point Tradition, Volume 2, edited by Joseph A.M. Gingerich.  University of Utah Press.  (In Press)

Eren, Metin I., and Briggs Buchanan
(2017) A formal test of the effect of distance to stone source on Great Lakes Clovis unifacial tool form. In In the Eastern Fluted Point Tradition, Volume 2, edited by Joseph A.M. Gingerich. University of Utah Press.  (In Press)

Bebber, Michelle Rae, Stephen J. Lycett, and Metin I. Eren
(2017) Developing a stable point: evaluating the temporal and geographic consistency of Late Prehistoric unnotched triangular point functional design in Midwestern North America.
Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 47:72-82.

Bebber, Michelle Rae, G. Logan Miller, Matthew T. Boulanger, Brian N. Andrews, Brian G. Redmond, Donna Jackson, and Metin I. Eren
(2017) Description and microwear analysis of Clovis artifacts on a glacially-deposited secondary chert source near the Hartley Mastodon discovery, Columbiana County, Northeastern Ohio, U.S.A..
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 12:543-552.

Buchanan, Briggs, Anne Chao, Chun-Huo Chiu, Michael J. O'Brien, Angelia Werner, and Metin I. Eren
(2017) Environment-induced changes in the selective constraints of social learning during the peopling of the Americas.
Scientific Reports 7:44431 DOI: 10.1038/srep44431.

Pargeter, Justin, and Metin I. Eren
(2017) Quantifying and comparing bipolar versus freehand flake morphologies, production currencies, and reduction energetics during lithic miniaturization.
Lithic Technology 42:90-108.

Thomas, Katie A., Brett A. Story, Metin I. Eren, Briggs Buchanan, Brian N. Andrews, Michael J. O'Brien, and David J. Meltzer
(2017) Explaining the origin of fluting in North American Pleistocene weaponry.
Journal of Archaeological Science 81:23-30.

    2016  

Eren, Metin I., Brian G. Redmond, G. Logan Miller, Briggs Buchanan, Matthew T. Boulanger, Ashley Hall, and Lee Hall
(2016) The Wauseon Clovis fluted point preform, Northwest Ohio, U.S.A.: observations, geometric morphometrics, microwear, and toolstone procurement distance. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 10: 147-154.

Eren, Metin I., and Briggs Buchanan
(2016) Clovis technology.  In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0026512

Eren, Metin I., Stephen J. Lycett, Robert J. Patten, Briggs Buchanan, Justin Pargeter, and Michael J. O'Brien.
(2016) Test, model, and method validation: the role of experimental stone artifact replication in hypothesis-driven archaeology.  Ethnoarchaeology 8:103-136. 
[Open-Access Link]

Eren, Metin I., and Stephen J. Lycett
(2016) A statistical examination of flake edge angles produced during experimental lineal Levallois reductions and consideration of their function implications.  Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 23: 379-398.

Eren, Metin I., Anne Chao, Chun-Huo Chiu, Robert Colwell, Briggs Buchanan, Matthew T. Boulanger, John Darwent, and Michael J. O'Brien
(2016) Statistical analyses of paradigmatic class richness supports greater Paleoindian projectile-point diversity in the Southeast.  American Antiquity 81:174-192.

Buchanan, Briggs, Veronica Mraz, and Metin I. Eren.
(2016) Identifying stone tool production techniques: an experimental and statistical assessment of pressure versus soft hammer percussion flake form. American Antiquity 81:737-751.

Lycett, Stephen J., Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel, and Metin I. Eren
(2016) Levallois: potential implications for learning and cultural transmission capacities. Lithic Technology 41:19-38.

Lycett, Stephen J., Kerstin Schillinger, Metin I. Eren, Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel, and Alex Mesoudi
(2016) Factors affecting Acheulean handaxe variation: experimental insights, microevolutionary processes, macroevolutionary outcomes. Quaternary International 411 Part B:386-401.

O'Brien, Michael J., Matthew T. Boulanger, Briggs Buchanan, R. Alex Bentley, R. Lee Lyman, Carl Lipo, Mark Madsen, and Metin I. Eren
(2016) Design space and cultural transmission: a case study from Paleoindian Eastern North America. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 23:692-740.

O'Brien, Michael J., Briggs Buchanan, and Metin I. Eren
(2016) Clovis colonization of Eastern North America: A Phylogenetic Approach. Science and Technology of Archaeological Research 2:67-89
[Open-Access Link]

     2015

Eren, Metin I., Matthew T. Boulanger, and Michael J. O'Brien
(2015) The Cinmar discovery and the proposed pre-Late Glacial Maximum occupation of North America. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports: 2:708-713.   [Open-Access Link]

Eren, Metin I., Briggs Buchanan, and Michael J. O'Brien
(2015) Social learning and technological evolution during the Clovis colonization of the New World. Journal of Human Evolution 80:159-170.

Eren, Metin I. and Adrienne Desjardine
(2015) Flaked stone tools of Pleistocene colonizers: overshot flaking at the Red Wing site,
Ontario.  In Clovis: On the Edge of a New Understanding, edited by Thomas Jennings and Ashley Smallwood, pp. 109-120. Texas A&M Press.

Andrews, Brian N., Edward J. Knell, and Metin I. Eren
(2015) The three lives of a uniface. Journal of Archaeological Science 54:228-236.

Boulanger, Matthew T., and Metin I. Eren
(2015) On the inferred age and origin of lithic bi-points from the Eastern Seaboard and their relevance to the Pleistocene peopling of North America. American Antiquity 80:134-145.


Boulanger, Matthew T., Briggs Buchanan, Michael J. O'Brien, Brian G. Redmond, Michael D. Glascock, and Metin I. Eren
(2015) Neutron activation analysis of 12,900 year old stone artifacts confirms 450-510+ kilometer Clovis tool-stone acquisition at Paleo Crossing (33ME274), northeast Ohio, U.S.A. Journal of Archaeological Science 53:550-558.


Buchanan, Briggs, Metin I. Eren, Matthew T. Boulanger, and Michael J. O'Brien
(2015) Size, shape, scars, and spatial patterning: a quantitative assessment of late Pleistocene (Clovis) point resharpening. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 3:11-21.

Gurtov, Alia N., Briggs Buchanan, and Metin I. Eren
(2015) "Dissecting" basalt and quartzite bipolar flake shape: a morphometric comparison of experimental replications from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Lithic Technology 40:332-341.

Morgan, Brooke, Metin I. Eren, Nada Khreisheh, Genevieve Hill, and Bruce Bradley
(2015) Clovis bipolar lithic reduction at Paleo Crossing, Ohio: a reinterpretation based on the examination of experimental replications.  In 
Clovis: On the Edge of a New Understanding, edited by Thomas Jennings and Ashley Smallwood, pp. 121-143. Texas A&M Press.

O'Brien, Michael J., Briggs Buchanan, Matthew T. Boulanger, Alex Mesoudi, Mark Collard, Metin I. Eren, R. Alexander Bentley, and R. Lee Lyman
(2015) Transmission of cultural variants in the North American Paleolithic. In Learning Strategies and Cultural Evolution during the Paleolithic, edited by Ken Aoki and Alex Mesoudi, Springer, New York.

    2014

Eren, Metin I., Christopher I. Roos, Brett A. Story, Noreen von Cramon-Taubadel, and Stephen J. Lycett
(2014) The role of raw material differences in stone tool shape variation: an experimental assessment. Journal of Archaeological Science 49:472-487.

Eren, Metin I., Adam J. Durant, Mary E. Prendergast, and Audax Z.P. Mabulla
(2014) Middle Stone Age archaeology at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Quaternary International 322-323:292-313.

Eren, Metin I., Robert J. Patten, Michael J. O'Brien, and David J. Meltzer
(2014) More on the rumor of "intentional overshot flaking" and the purported Ice Age Atlantic Crossing. Lithic Technology 39:55-65.   [Open-Access Link]

Eren, Metin I., Mary Prendergast, Manuel Dominguez-Rodrigo
(2014) 
Un abrigo Mumba: evidencias del comportamiento y los cambios culturales del Homo sapiens antiguo durante el Pleistoceno Tardio el Holocene. In La cuna de la Humanidad, edited by Manuel Dominguez-Rodrigo and Enrique Baquedano, pp. 198-207. Museo de la Evolucion Humana, Burgos.

Dominguez-Rodrigo, Manuel, Fernando Diez-Martin, Jose Yravedra, Rebeca Barba, Audax Mabulla, Enrique Baquedano, David Uribelarrea, Policarpo Sanchez, Metin I. Eren
(2014) Study of the SHK Main Site faunal assemblage, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania: implications for Bed II taphonomy, paleoecology, and hominin utilization of mega-fauna. Quaternary International 322-323:153-166.

Gurtov, Alia N., and Metin I. Eren
(2014) Lower Paleolithic bipolar reduction and hominin selection of quartz at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania: what's the connection? Quaternary International 322-323:285-291.

O'Brien, Michael J., Matthew T. Boulanger, Mark Collard, Briggs Buchanan, Lia Tarle, Lawrence Straus, and Metin I. Eren
(2014) On thin ice: problems with Stanford and Bradley's Proposed Solutrean-Clovis Colonization of North America. 
Antiquity 88:606-613.

O'Brien, Michael J., Matthew T. Boulanger, Mark Collard, Briggs Buchanan, Lia Tarle, Lawrence Straus, and Metin I. Eren
(2014) Solutreanism. 
Antiquity 88:622-624.

    2013

Eren, Metin I.
, Robert J. Patten, Michael J. O'Brien, and David J. Meltzer
(2013) Refuting the technological cornerstone of the Ice-Age Atlantic Crossing Hypothesis. Journal of Archaeological Science 40:2934-2941.

Eren, Metin I., Thomas A. Jennings, Ashley M. Smallwood
(2013) Paleoindian unifacial stone tool 'spurs': intended accessories or incidental accidents? PLoS ONE 8(11): e78419. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078419  [Open-Access Link]

Eren, Metin I.
(2013) The technology of Stone Age colonization: 
an empirical, regional-scale examination of Clovis unifacial stone tool reduction, allometry, and edge angle from the North American Lower Great Lakes region. Journal of Archaeological Science 40:2101-2112.

Eren, Metin I. and Brian N. Andrews
(2013) Were bifaces used as mobile cores by Clovis foragers in the North American Lower Great Lakes region?  An archaeological test of experimentally-derived quantitative expectations. American Antiquity 78:166-180.

Eren, Metin I., Fernando Diez-Martin, and Manuel Dominguez-Rodrigo
(2013) An empirical test of the relative frequency of bipolar reduction in Beds VI, V, and III at Mumba Rockshelter, Tanzania: Implications for the East African Middle to Late Stone Transition. Journal of Archaeological Science 40:248-256.

Lycett, Stephen J. and Metin I. Eren
(2013) Levallois economics: an examination of "waste” production in experimentally produced Levallois reduction sequences. Journal of Archaeological Science 40:2384-2392.

Lycett, Stephen J. and Metin I. Eren
(2013) Levallois lessons: the challenge of integrating mathematical models, experiments, and the archaeological record. World Archaeology 45:519-538.

    2012

Eren, Metin I
(2012) On Younger Dryas climate change as a causal determinate of prehistoric hunter-gatherer culture change. In Hunter-Gatherer Behavior: Human Response During The Younger Dryas, edited by Metin I. Eren, pp. 11-23.  Left Coast Press.

Eren, Metin I. and Stephen J. Lycett
(2012) Why Levallois?  A morphometric comparison of experimental "preferential" 
Levallois flakes versus debitage flakes.  PLoS ONE 7(1): e29273. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0029273  [Open-Access Link]

Eren, Metin I., Anne Chao, Wen-Han Hwang, and Robert K. Colwell
(2012) Estimating the richness of a population when the maximum number of classes is fixed: a nonparametric solution to an archaeological problem.  
PLoS ONE 7(5): e34179. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034179  [Open-Access Link]

Eren, Metin I.
(2012) Were unifacial tools regularly hafted by Clovis foragers in the North American Lower Great Lakes region?  An empirical test of edge class richness and attribute frequency among distal, proximal, and lateral tool-sections.  Journal of Ohio Archaeology 2:1-15. [Open-Access Link]

Eren, Metin I. and Alan K. Outram
(2012) Preface to Faunal Extinctions and Introductions.  
World Archaeology 44(1):1-2.

Bar-Yosef, Ofer, Metin I. Eren, Jiarong Yuan, David Cohen, and Yiyuan Li
(2012) Were bamboo tools made in prehistoric Southeast Asia?  An experimental view from South China.  Quaternary International 269:9-21.

Diez-Martin, Fernando and Metin I. Eren
(2012) The Early Acheulean in Africa: past paradigms, current ideas, and future directions.  In Stone Tools and Fossil Bones: Debates in the Archaeology of Human Origins.  Edited by Manuel Dominguez-Rodrigo, pp. 310-358. Cambridge University Press.

    2011

Eren, Metin I., Stephen J. Lycett, Christopher I. Roos, and C. Garth Sampson
(2011) Toolstone constraints on knapping skill: Levallois reduction with two different raw materials.
Journal of Archaeological Science 38:2731-2739.

Eren, Metin I., Bruce Bradley, and C. Garth Sampson
(2011) Middle Paleolithic Skill-Level and the Individual Knapper: an experiment.  American Antiquity 76:229-251.

Eren, Metin I., Andrew Boehm, Brooke Morgan, Richard Anderson, and Brian Andrews
(2011) Flaked stone taphonomy: a controlled experimental study of the effects of sediment consolidation on flake edge morphology.  Journal of Taphonomy 9:201-217.

Eren, Metin I. and Brian Redmond
(2011) Clovis blades at Paleo Crossing (33ME274), Medina County, Ohio.  
Midcontinental Journal of Archaeology 36:173-194.

Eren, Metin I., Stan Vanderlaan, and John Holland
(2011) Overshot flaking at the Arc Site, Genesee County, New York: examining the Clovis-Gainey connection.  The Open Anthropology Journal 4:40-52.

Eren, Metin I., David J. Meltzer, and Rachel Colwell
(2011) The Platte Canyon Bypass: a multi-component locality in central Colorado.  Southwestern Lore 77:22-24.

Eren, Metin I.
(2011) C
omment on “Homo sapiens is as Homo sapiens was: Behavioral variability vs. ‘behavioral modernity’ in Paleolithic archaeology” by John Shea. Current Anthropology 52:18.

    2010

Eren, Metin I., Adam Durant, Christina Neudorf, Michael Haslam, Ceri Shipton, Janardhana Bora, Ravi Korisettar, and Michael Petraglia
(2010) Experimental examination of animal trampling effects on artifact movement in dry and water saturated substrates: a test case from South India.  Journal of Archaeological Science 37:3010-3021.

Eren, Metin I.
(2010) Anvil reduction at the Early Paleoindian site of Paleo Crossing (33ME274), Northeast Ohio.  Current Research in the Pleistocene 27:75-77.

Eren, Metin I., Mark Kollecker, Christopher Clarkson, and Bruce Bradley
(2010) Dynamic approaches to lithic technology: using YouTube in the classroom.
Ethnoarchaeology 2:223-234.

    2009

Eren, Metin I. and Bruce Bradley
(2009) Experimental evaluation of the Levallois “Core Shape Maintenance” Hypothesis.  Lithic Technology 34:119-125.

Eren, Metin I., and C. Garth Sampson
(2009) Kuhn's Geometric Index of Unifacial Stone Tool Reduction (GIUR): Does it measure missing flake mass?  Journal of Archaeological Science 36:1243-1247.

Eren, Metin I.
(2009) Experimental archaeology as a pillar of archaeological education.  Nikolay 107:25-32.

Eren, Metin I.
(2009) Paleoindian stability during the Younger Dryas in the North American Lower Great Lakes. In Transitions in Prehistory: Papers in Honor of Ofer Bar-Yosef.  Edited by John Shea and Daniel Lieberman, pp. 385-417.  Harvard University American School of Prehistoric Research Press.

    2008

Eren, Metin I., Aaron Greenspan, and C. Garth Sampson
(2008) Are Upper Paleolithic blade cores more productive than Middle Paleolithic discoidal cores?  A replication experiment. 
Journal of Human Evolution 55:952-961.

Eren, Metin I. and Mary Prendergast
(2008) Comparing and synthesizing lithic reduction indices.  In 
Lithic Technology: Measures of Production Use and Curation.  Edited by William Andrefsky, Jr., pp 49-85.  University of Cambridge Press.

Willis, Lauren, Metin I. Eren, Torben Rick
(2008) Does butchering fish leave cutmarks?  
Journal of Archaeological Science 35:1438-1444.

    Pre-2008

Eren, Metin I.
(2006) The Paleo Crossing (33-ME-274) non-projectile point biface assemblage.  Current Research in the Pleistocene 23:95-97.

Eren, Metin I.
(2006) Comment on "The Missing Mousterian" by H. Dibble and S. McPherron.  Current Anthropology 47:787-788.

Eren, Metin I., Manuel Dominguez-Rodrigo, Ian Le, Daniel S. Adler, Steven L. Kuhn, and Ofer Bar-Yosef
(2005) Defining and measuring reduction in unifacial scrapers.  Journal of Archaeological Science 32:1190-1201.

Eren, Metin I., Brian Redmond, and Mark Kollecker
(2005) Unifacial stone tool analyses from the Paleo Crossing Site (33-ME-274), Ohio.
Current Research in the Pleistocene 22:43-45.

Eren, Metin I., Brian Redmond, and Mark Kollecker
(2004) The Paleo Crossing (33-ME-274) fluted point assemblage.  
Current Research in the Pleistocene 21:38-39.

Eren, Metin I. and Mark Kollecker.
(2004) Data on the post-Paleoindian projectile point assemblage from the Paleo Crossing Site (33-ME-274). 
Ohio Archaeologist 54:10-11.




-----Book Reviews

Eren, Metin I., and Michelle R. Bebber
(2017, In Press) Book review of Settlement, Society, and Cognition in Human Evolution: Landscapes in Mind, edited by Fiona Coward, Robert Hosfield, Matt Pope, and Francis Wenban-Smith. 
The Prehistoric Society.

Eren, Metin I.
(2017, In Press) Book review of Fractal Analysis, by Clifford Brown and Larry Liebovitch. 
Lithic Technology.

Eren, Metin I.
(2015) Book review of The Lifeways of Hunter-Gatherers, by Robert L. Kelly. 
Lithic Technology 40:80-81.

Eren, Metin I.
(2014) Book review of Paleoindian Lifeways of the Cody Complex, edited by Ed Knell and Mark 
Muñiz. Lithic Technology 39:198-199.

Eren, Metin I.
(2014) Book review of In the Eastern Fluted Point Tradition, edited by Joseph A.M. Gingerich. Lithic Technology 39:131-132.

Eren, Metin I.
(2014) Book review of From the Yenisei to the Yukon: Interpreting Lithic Assemblage Variability in Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene Beringia, edited by Ted Goebel and Ian Buvit. Lithic Technology 39:70-71.

Eren, Metin I.
(2013) Book review of From the Pleistocene to the Holocene: Human Organization and Cultural Transformations in Prehistoric North America, edited by C. Britt Bousman and Bradley J. Vierra. American Antiquity 78:597

Eren, Metin I.
(2012) Book review of Southeastern Mediterranean Peoples Between 130,000 and 10,000 Years Ago edited by Elena A.A. Garcea.  Lithic Technology 37:59-60.

Eren, Metin I.
(2012) Book review of Continuity and Discontinuity in the Peopling of Europe: One Hundred Fifty Years of Neanderthal Study edited by Silvana Condemi and Gerd-Christian Weniger.  Paleoanthropology:127-128.

Eren, Metin I.
(2011) Book review of New Perspectives on Old Stones: Analytical Approaches to Paleolithic Technologies edited by Stephen J. Lycett and Parth R. Chauhan. Palaeoanthropology:199-202.

Eren, Metin I.
(2011) Book review of The Bone Readers: Science and Politics in Human Origins Research by Claudio Tuniz, Richard Gillespie, and Cheryl Jones.  Anthropology Review Database.

Eren, Metin I.
(2011) Book review of Stone Tools and the Evolution of Human Cognition, edited by April Nowell and Iain Davidson. Paleoanthropology:72-73.

Eren, Metin I.
(2010) Book review of Peninj: A Research Project on Human Origins (1995-2005) edited by Manuel Dominguez-Rodrigo, Luis Alcala, and Luis Luque.  Paleoanthropology:201-202.

Eren, Metin I.
(2010) Book review of The Lithic Assemblages of Qafzeh Cave, by Erella Hovers.  Lithic Technology 35:81-82.

Eren, Metin I.
(2010) Book review of Upper Palaeolithic and Epipalaeolithic Lithic Technologies at Raqefet Cave, Mount Carmel East, Israel by Gyorgy Lengyel.  Paleoanthropology:158-159.

Eren, Metin I.
(2010) Book review of Peoples of the Flute: A Study of Anthropolithic Forensics, by Bob Patten.  Anthropology Review Database.

Eren, Metin I.
(2010) Book review of The Leakeys: A Biography, by Mary Bowman-Kruhm.  Anthropology Review Database.

Eren, Metin I.
(2010) Book review of The Mediterranean from 50,000 to 25,000 B.P.: Turning Points and New Directions, edited by Marta Camps and Carolyn Szmidt.  Paleoanthropology:61-63.