JAMES F O'CONNELL

Curriculum Vitae

N Tanzania, 1986
  • Director of the Archaeological Center, Anthropology Department, University of Utah
  • Director, Archaeological Center, Anthropology Department, University of Utah
  • Distinguished Prof Emeritus, Anthropology Department, University of Utah

Publications

Publications

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  • The Restaurant at the End of the Universe: modeling the colonization of Sahul. Australian Archaeology 74:5-17. Published, 06/2012.
  • Bird, D.W., and J. F. O’Connell Human behavioral ecology. In Archaeological Theory Today, edited by I. Hodder, pp. 37-61. Hoboken: Polity Press. Published, 01/2012.
  • Some thoughts on evolution, ecology and archaeology in the Great Basin. Invited for a festschrift in honor of Great Basin archaeologist Don D. Fowler, to be published by University of Utah Press. Accepted, 10/2011.
  • Revisiting the Late Pleistocene mammal extinction record at Tight Entrance Cave, southwestern Australia. Quaternary Research 76:397-400. Published, 09/2011.
  • Comment on Shea (2010): “Homo sapiens is as Homo sapiens was: Behavioral variability vs. ‘behavioral modernity’ in Paleolithic archaeology.” Current Anthropology 52, 20-21. Published, 01/2011.
  • Allen, J., and J.F. O’Connell. First humans in Melanesia: a review of recent data. Ancetres oceaniens – Oceanic Ancestors, edited by C. Sand and S. Bedford, pp. 42-57. Paris: Musee du quai Branly. Published, 12/2010.
  • O'Connell, J.F.. On Robert Fleming Heizer as graduate supervisor. California Archaeology 2(2): nn-nn. Published, 12/2010.
  • O’Connell, J.F., and S. Arnold-Boomgarden. University of Utah Archaeological Center Report of Activities, 2002-2010 (three pp. text, plus 30 pp. bibliographic appendix). Released, 10/2010.
  • Trammell, J.B., and J.F. O’Connell. Final report of Surface Survey and Test Excavation at Leonard Hot Springs Site, Surprise Valley, California (137 pp., 19 tables, 90 figures). Submitted to Bureau of Land Management, Surprise Valley Resource Area, Cedarville, CA. Submitted, 10/2010.
  • O’Connell, J.F. Forward to The Paleoanthropology and Archaeology of Big-Game Hunting: Protein, Fat or Politics? By John Speth. New York: Springer. Published, 10/2010.
  • Hawkes, K., J.F. O’Connell, and J. Coxworth. Family provisioning is not the only reason men hunt. Current Anthropology 51: 259-264. Published, 10/2010.
  • Cosgrove, R., J. Field, J. Garvey, J. Brenner-Coltrain, A. Goede, B. Charles, S. Wroe, A. Pike-Tay, R. Grün. M. Aubert, W. Lees, and J.F. O’Connell. Overdone overkill – the archaeological perspective on Tasmanian megafaunal extinctions. Journal of Archaeological Science 37:2486-2503. Published, 08/2010.
  • O’Connell, J.F., J. Allen, and K. Hawkes. Pleistocene Sahul and the origins of seafaring. In The Global Origins and Development of Seafaring, edited by A. Anderson, J. Barrett and K. Boyle, pp. 57-68. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research. Published, 08/2010.
  • O’Connell, J.F. Comment on J. Shea (2010): “Homo sapiens is as Homo sapiens was: Behavioral variability vs. ‘behavioral modernity’ in Paleolithic archaeology.” Current Anthropology (in press). In press, 08/2010.
  • O’Connell, J.F. Forward to Evolutionary Ecology and Archaeology: Applications to Problems in Human Evolution and Prehistory, edited by J. Broughton & M. Cannon, p. xiii. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press. Published, 06/2010.
  • Gleick, P.H. and 263 other members of the US National Academy of Sciences (including J. F. O’Connell). Climate change and the integrity of science (Letter to the Editor). Science 328:689-690. Published, 06/2010.
  • O’Connell, J.F. Abstract: How and why was Sahul colonized so rapidly? Why did the material record change so slowly over such a long period thereafter? Explanatory hypotheses from foraging theory and preliminary tests. PaleoAnthropology 2010:A24. Published, 05/2010.
  • O’Connell, J.F., J. Allen, and K. Hawkes Pleistocene Sahul and the origins of seafaring. Prepared for The Global Origins and Development of Seafaring, edited by A. Anderson, J. Barrett and K. Boyle, scheduled for publication by the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge University (in press). In press, 2009.
  • Hawkes, K., J. F. O’Connell, J. Coxworth. Family provisioning is not the only reason men hunt. Current Anthropology (in press). In press, 2009.
  • Trammell, J.B., B. Larsen, and J.F. O’Connell. Report of Archaeological Survey and Testing at Entrada Ranch-12/2008. Prepared for and submitted to Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Utah. Other, 2009.
  • Trammell, J.B., J. DeGraffenried, and J.F. O’Connell Report of Archaeological Survey of Middle and Upper Reaches of the Old River Bed, Tooele and Juab counties, Utah. Prepared for and submitted to Dugway Proving Ground and BLM Fillmore District. Other, 2009.