Research Statement

Kathleen Nicoll is a geologist with interests in arid lands geomorphology, archaeology, and dating techniques as applied to Quaternary palaeoenvironmental change.

 

Presentations

  • Nicoll, K. 2015. Surveying the Past through Modern Means: Where We At? With GIS, LiDAR and “The Internet.” Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America 47 (7), 390. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/02/2015.
    https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2015AM/webprogram/Paper...
  • Nicoll, K. 2015. Beyond “Historic Trash” Finds – Methodological Approaches and Geoarchaeological Case Studies of Site Formation and Human Agency from the Middle East and the US Southwest. Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America 47 (7), 240. 11/02/2015 https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2015AM/webprogram/Paper267787.html . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/02/2015.
    https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2015AM/webprogram/Paper...
  • Nicoll, K., 2016. Geoarchaeology of Umm Akhtar Playa: Emerging Chronologies for Quaternary Palaeoenvironments of Southern Egypt. XIX INQUA Congress, Nagoya, Japan. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 07/31/2015.
  • Hahnenberger, M., Nicoll, K., Perry, K.D., 2014. Geomorphic and Chemical Characteristics of Dust and Soil in the Eastern Great Basin of Utah, U.S.A. American Geophysical Union, San Francisco, CA. 15-19 December. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/2014.
  • Nicoll, K. 2014. A Fresh Look at the Geobiology & Sedimentary Environments of the Hypersaline Great Salt Lake, USA. Acta Geologica Sinica 88:94-95. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2014.
  • Thomas, P., Jewell, P., and Nicoll, K. 2013. Barrier complexes in the Deep Creek Mountains, UT as G.K. Gilbert’s “Intermediate Shorelines” of Pleistocene Lake Bonneville. Geological Society of America 125th Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, 27-30 October. Poster, Presented, 10/2013.
  • Nicoll, K. 2013. Sand & dust dynamics in the Great Basin & Wasatch Plateau. 12th Biennial Conference of Science and Management on the Colorado Plateau: Effects of Rapid Climatic, Social, and Technologic Changes on the Colorado Plateau. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, 16-19 September. Presentation, Presented, 09/2013.
  • Nicoll, K. and Holliday, V. 2013. Inadequate Luminescence Dates and Poorly Constrained Age Models Undermine the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. 9th New World Luminescence Dating Workshop. Utah State University, Logan, UT, 15-18 August. Conference Paper, Presented, 08/2013.
  • Nicoll, K. 2013. Geoarchaeological insights on the climate of Eastern Turkey during antiquity (invited). The Avkat Archaeological Project: Workshop II – Climate, Environment & History in Anatolia ca 200-1000 CE. Princeton, NJ. 24-25 May. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2013.
  • Boslough, M., Morrison, D., Holliday, V., Nicoll, K., Harris, A. and Chapman, C. 2012. Science Documentary Fail: The Last Extinction. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Meeting, Tucson, AZ, 5-8 August. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/2012.
  • Nicoll, K. 2012. Records of urbanism, imperialism, & environmental change in southeastern Turkey. European Geophysical Union (EGU) Meeting, Vienna, Austria, 22-27 April. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2012.
  • Nicoll, K. 2012. Geoarchaeological Synthesis & emerging chroostratigraphies for Middle Palaeolithic sites in the Egyptian Sahara. Middle Palaeolithic in the Desert, Oxford, UK. 13-14 January. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/2012.
  • Nicoll, K. & Küçükuysal, C. 2011. Records of urbanism, imperialism, & environmental change: what is the fidelity and synchroneity of archives from cenral-southeastern Turkey. AGU, San Francisco. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/2011.
  • Nicoll, K., Geoarchaeology in the Egyptian Sahara. AGU Chapman Conference on Climate, Past Landscapes & Civilizations, Santa Fe, April 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Gottfredson, J. and Nicoll, K. 2011. Preparation of Fossil-Spring Tufa Deposits for Uranium-Series Dating. University of Utah Undergraduate Research Abstracts. forthcoming. Conference Paper, Accepted, 02/15/2011.
  • Gottfredson, J. and Nicoll, K. 2011. Preparation of Fossil-Spring Tufa Deposits for Uranium-Series Dating. National Conference for Undergraduate Research. forthcoming. Conference Paper, accepted, 02/01/2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 02/01/2011.
  • Chan, M.A., Nicoll, K., Jewell, P.W., . Parker, T.J., . Okubo, C.H., Ormö, J., Komatsu, G., Bills, B.G., and Barker, D.. 2011. The Significance of a Mars Hydrograph: Shoreline Synthesis Constrained from Integrated Terrestrial Analog Studies. Abstract #2322 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (2011) The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, The Woodlands, Texas, March 7–11, 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 01/10/2011.
    http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2011/pdf/2322...
  • Nicoll, K., 2011. A New Synthesis of Records of Quaternary Palaeoenviromental Change and Geoarchaeology in the NE Sahara. AGU Chapman Conference on Climates, Past Landscapes, and Civilizations. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 12/2010.
  • Boslough, M., Holliday, V., Meltzer, D., Pinter, N., Scott, A., Surovell, T., Claeys, P.,Gill, J., Paquay, F., Marlon, J., Bartlein, P., C Whitlock, C., T Daulton, T. Nicoll, K., and Grayson, D., 2011. Impact did not Cause Climate Change, Extinction, or Clovis Termination at 12.9 ka. . AGU Chapman Conference on Climates, Past Landscapes, and Civilizations. Santa Fe, New Mexico: 21–25 March 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 12/2010.
  • Park, L.E. and Nicoll, K. 2010. New Neogene fluvio-lacustrine faunal archives from the Danakil Depression, East Africa: Implications for human origins, paleoclimate and continental rifting. 2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado: 31 October –3 November 2010. Conference Paper, Presented, 08/2010.
  • Chan, M. A., Nicoll, K., Jewell, P., Parker, T., Okubo, C. H., Komatsu, G., Ormö, J., Bills, B., and Barker, D., 2010. A Mars Ocean hydrograph: Constraints from integrated terrestrial shoreline analog study. 2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado: 31 October –3 November 2010. Conference Paper, Presented, 08/2010.
  • Nicoll, K. 2010. Geoarchaeology, Environmental History, and Tectonic Uplift in Eastern Anatolia (SE Turkey). 2010 Geological Society of America International Conference Tectonic Crossroads: Evolving Orogens of Eurasia-Africa-Arabia. Ankara, Turkey: 4-8 October 2010. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/2010.
  • BUrrell, K. and Nicoll, K, 2010. If Utah goes nuclear, will Utah Glow nuclear? The University of Utah Undergraduate Research Days. Volume 10, p.13. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/21/2010.
  • Nicoll, K. 2010. "Collapse" of the Neolithic in the NE Sahara: Reconstructing Hydroclimatic Change from environmental and archaeological evidence in Egypt and Sudan, Abstract # 90027243, 2010 Annual Meeting, American Association of Geographers, April, Washington, DC . Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2010.
  • Chan, M.A., Nicoll, K., Jewell, P.W., Parker, T.J., Bills, B.G., Okubo, C.H., Komatsu, G. 2010. Geomorphic Evolution of Pleistocene Lake Bonneville: Temporal Implications for Surface Processes on Mars. Lunar and Planetary Institute First International Conference on Mars Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, April 19-21, El Paso, TX , Abstract 6016 http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/marssed2010/pdf/6016.pdf. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 04/2010.
  • Beer, L.L., Pepe-Ranney, C., Zvenigorodsky, N., Nicoll, K., Meuser, J.M., Posewitz, M.C., Ghirardi, M., Baxter, B.K. and Spear, J.R. 2010. Biodiversity of Great Salt Lake Beyond Pink Water: Mats, Microbialites and Mud. Poster at the 2010 Great Salt Lake Issues Forum: Keeping the Lake Wet: A Water Appropriation for Great Salt Lake. April 28-30, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. Poster, Accepted, 04/2010.
  • Beer, L.L., Nicoll, K., Meuser, J.M., Posewitz, M.C., Ghirardi, M., Baxter, B.K. and Spear, J.R. 2010. Mats, microbialites and mud: Microbial diversity of Great Salt Lake beyond pink water. Poster at Joint Genome Institute, User’s Meeting, March 24-26, Walnut Creek, CA. Poster, Presented, 04/2010.
  • Nicoll, K. and Beer, L.L. 2010. Geobiology and sedimentology of the hypersaline Great Salt Lake, Northern Utah, USA: Analogues for Assessing Watery Environments on Mars? Lunar and Planetary Insitute First International Conference on Mars Sedimentology and Stratigraphy, April 19-21, El Paso, TX, Abstract 6020. Conference Paper, Refereed, Submitted, 03/2010.
  • Chan, MA; Nicoll, K; Ormö, J.; Okubo,C.H.; and Komatsu, G. 2009 submitted. Utah’s geologic and geomorphic terrestrial analogs to Mars: A training ground for future robotic and human missions to Mars. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings Document # 1110. Conference Paper, Other, 2010.
    http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2010/pdf/1110...
  • Nicoll, K. 2009. The context of Archaic geoarchaeology along the Jordan River, Southern Salt Lake Valley: Site formation processes & hydroclimatic change. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR (18-21 October). Abstract 94-11. Conference Paper, Other, 2009.
    http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2009AM/finalprogram/abst...
  • Nicoll, K. 2009. Archaic Geoarchaeology along the Jordan River, Southern Salt Lake Valley. American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, April 2009. Conference Paper, Presented, 2009.
  • Nicoll, K., Chan, M.A., Parker, T.J., Jewell, P.W., Komatsu, G., and Okubo, C.K., 2009. Bonneville Basin analogues for large lake processes & chronologies of geomorphic development on Mars. 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, document # 1962. Conference Paper, Refereed, Other, 2009.
    http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2009/pdf/1962...
  • Anderson, S. W., Stofan, E.R., Smrekar, S.E., Finnegan, D., Byrnes, J, Nicoll, K. 2008. The growth of active flow-lobe tumuli – Field Observations and LiDAR data. IAVCEI meeting, Iceland, August, 2008. Conference Paper, Refereed, Other, 2008.
  • Nicoll, K., 2007. Recording a symphony in sand: assessing the fidelity of oceanic archives for terrestrial Quaternary climate change in the NE Sahara. Association of American Geographers National Meeting, San Francisco, California. (17-21 April, 2007). Conference Paper, Presented, 2007.
  • Nicoll, K., 2007. What is the fidelity of ocean archives for recording terrestrial Quaternary hydroclimatic change? Insights & new chronologies from the NE Sahara. Forthcoming presentation at the International Quaternary Association Congress (INQUA XVII), Cairns, Australia (28 July-3 August 2007). Conference Paper, Presented, 2007.
  • Baskin, R., and Nicoll, K., 2007. Occurrence and distribution of stromatolithic forms in Great Salt Lake, UT, USA. SAT-P47, p. 230. . 4th International Limnogeology Congress, Barcelona (11-14 July). Conference Paper, Presented, 2007.
  • Nicoll, K. and Park, L.E. 2007. New Neogene Fluvio-lacustrine archives from the Danakil Depression, East Africa. Forthcoming presentation at the 4th International Limnogeology Congress (ILIC), Barcelona, Spain (11-14 July 2007). Conference Paper, Presented, 2007.
  • Wilkins, D.E., Ford, R.L., and Nicoll, K. 2007. Multiproxy evidence for Late Holocene Climate Change, Coral Pink Sand Dunes, Utah. Association of American Geographers National Meeting, San Francisco, California. (17-21 April 2007). Conference Paper, Presented, 2007.
  • Byrnes, J.M., Finnegan, D.C., Nicoll, K., and Anderson, S.W. 2007. Ground-based LiDAR measurements of actively inflating pahoehoe flows, Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii: Implications for emplacement of basaltic units on Mars Eos Trans. AGU, 88(23), Jt. Assem. Suppl., Abstract P41A-04
. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 2007.
  • Anderson, S. W., Finnegan, D C, Byrnes, J M, Nicoll, K. 2007. Generation of Hummocky Flow Morphology Revealed through Ground-based LiDAR Measurements of Actively Inflating Pahoehoe Lavas. Eos Trans. AGU, 88(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V21A-0380 T . Conference Paper, Refereed, Other, 2007.
  • Nicoll, K., Demko, T.M., and Marlow, L.M.**, 2006. OSL chronologies for Aeolian activity in the context of lake-level fluctuations, drainage reorganization and glacial retreat, North-Central Minnesota, in Wise, R. A. Ed. USGS Open-File Report 2006-1351, Proceedings of the 4th New World Luminescence Dating and Dosimetry Workshop, Denver, Colorado, May 31 - June 2, 2006. Conference Paper, Refereed, Other, 2006.
  • Nicoll, K., 2006. A Geoarchaeologist, A Salvage Project, and A War Zone: Reconstructing Landscape Change in Prehistoric-to-Iron Age Human Activity in the Upper Tigris Basin, Turkey. Presented at the Archaeological Sciences of the Americas Symposium, Tucson, Arizona (13-16 September 2006). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2006.
  • Viles, H.A.; Nicoll, K.; and Taylor, M. 2005. . Climatic and sedimentological regimes exposed in megatufa sequences in the Naukluft Mountains, Namibia. Joint BGRG-BSRG Drylands Conference on ‘Linking Landscape Processes to Sedimentary Environments’ at the Geological Society London (2-4 February 2005). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2005.
  • Viles, H.A. and Nicoll, K. 2004. Tufa as an archive of Late Quaternary environmental and hydroclimatic change, Naukluft Mountains, Namibia. Conference on ‘Trees, Rain and Politics in Africa: The dynamics and politics of climatic and environmental change’ at the University of Oxford (29-30 September). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2004.
  • Stokes, S., Bailey, R., Nicoll, K., Armitage, S., Haynes, C.V., and Maxwell, T.A, 2003. Environmental responses to climate changes in the eastern Sahara since the penultimate glacial. . In XVI INQUA Congress Abstracts p.127. Conference Paper, Presented, 2003.
  • Nicoll, K. 2003. An invited talk for the GSA Hydrogeology Division -- Of Oracles, Oases, & Isotopes: Reconstructing palaeoclimates and cultural histories from springs in the Egyptian Sahara. In GSA Abstracts Programme. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2003.
  • Nicoll, K. and Stokes, S. 2003. Sandsea Evolution: Dune Morphology & Optical Dating Methodology, Gran Desierto, Mexico. Windy Day Symposium, Loughborough University, UK. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 2003.
  • Nicoll, K., 2003. Palustrine palaeoenvironments in NE Africa: The early Holocene record at Umm Akhtar Playa. In ILIC Conference Progamme Abstracts. Poster, Presented, 2003.
  • Nicoll, K.; Matney, T. and McDonald, H., 2003. 2002 Field Survey of the Upper Tigris Valley: Geomorphic Setting, Palaeoclimatic Change, and Archaeological Occupation in SE Anatolia. Poster presented at the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology, Manchester, UK, 5-7 January. Poster, Presented, 2003.
  • Nicoll, K. 2003. Hydroclimatic change in the eastern Sahara: The lithostratigraphic record from Umm Akhtar Playa, southern Egypt. In XVI INQUA Congress Programme Abstracts p. 141. Poster, Presented, 2003.
  • Nicoll, K., 2002. GIS of the “Neolithic wet phase:” Palaeoenvironmental and cultural evidence in W. Egypt and N. Sudan. In Society of Africanist Archaeologists Conference, Tucson, AZ --Progamme Abstracts. Poster, Presented, 2002.
  • Bauer, A., Nicoll, K., Matney, T., and Park, L. 2002. Geomorphic setting and prehistoric occupation of the southern Cuyahoga River valley, NE Ohio: observations from a GIS database. In GSA Program with Abstracts. Vol 34. Poster, Presented, 2002.
  • Nicoll, K. 2001. Geoarchaeology of Umm Akhtar Playa: Early Holocene Palaeoenvironments of S. Egypt. In GSA Program with Abstracts Volume 33. Conference Paper, Presented, 2001.
  • Nicoll, K. 2000. Evaluating the petrogenesis of fossil-spring tufa deposits from geoarchaeological sites in Kharga Oasis. In GSA Program with Abstracts Volume 32, Geological Society of America, Reno, NV. p. A-275. Conference Paper, Presented, 2000.
  • Park, L.E.; Nicoll, K.; Bauer, A.; Downing, K.; Solomon, S.; Gebregiogis, M. 2000. Plio-Pleistocene Pluvial Lake Deposits in the Afar Region, Eritrea: Implications for Landscape Development and Climate Change in East Africa. In Transactions, American Geophysical Union, vol 81(48), p. 1127. Conference Paper, Presented, 2000.
  • Nicoll, K. 1999. From the Arba'in Desert to Zezura: Emerging chronologies of rapid hydroclimatic change in Egypt and northern Sudan. University of Arizona Symposium convened for the Festchrift for C.V. Haynes. p. 10. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 1999.
  • Nicoll, K.; Schwarcz, H.P.; Kleindienst, M.R.; Wiseman, M.F.; Frizano, J.; and Giegengack, R. 1997. U-Series Geochronology of Middle Pleistocene Spring Activity and Human Occupation, Refûf Pass, Egypt. In GSA Program with Abstracts Volume 29, Geological Society of America, Salt Lake, UT. p. A-319. Conference Paper, Presented, 1997.
  • Maxwell, T.A.; Haynes, C.V.; Nicoll, K.; Stokes, S.; and El-Hawary, A.M. 1997. Buried channels and aeolian gradation in the Kiseiba region, southern Egypt. In GSA Program with Abstracts Volume 29, Geological Society of America, Salt Lake, UT. p. A-141. Conference Paper, Presented, 1997.
  • Kleindienst, M.R.; Schwarcz, H.P.; Nicoll, K.; Churcher, C.S.; Frizano, J.; Giegengack, R.; and Wiseman, M. 1997. Manuscript: Water in the Desert: Uranium-series dating of Caton-Thompson's and Gardner's "classic" Pleistocene sequence at Refûf Pass, Kharga Oasis. In M.F. Wiseman (Ed.) Oasis Papers 2: The Second Dakhleh Oasis Project Research Seminar, Royal Ontario Museum and Department of Anthropology, Toronto, 16-20 June 1997. Conference Paper, Presented, 1997.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Reconstructing Persia's "Silk Road" during Antiquity: An Initial Environmental and Geoarchaeological Survey of the Sharur-Araxes River Plain in the Naxçıvan Exclave, Azerbaijan . PI: Kathleen Nicoll. Co-PI(s): --. University of Utah University Research Committee, Research and Creative Grant, 06/01/2009 - 05/31/2011. Total project budget to date: $6,000.00

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Africa
  • Azerbaijan
  • Congo
  • Egypt
  • Eritrea
  • Israel
  • Namibia
  • Turkey

Publications

  • Nicoll, K. 2017 in revision. Prospectando Rochas Fluviais e Artefatos do Paleolítico Médio Descobertos ao Longo do Rio Cunene, Fronteira entre Angola e Namíbia (translated: Sourcing River Rock and Middle Stone Age Artefacts Discovered along the Cunene River, Angola-Namibia border). Journal of Lithic Studies.. In progress, 02/28/2017.
  • Nicoll, K., Hahnenberger, M. Goldstein, H., Boyer, C.M. 2017 submitted. ‘Dust in the wind’ from source-to-sink: analysis of a strong intermountain cyclone storm and dust-on-snow depositional event in April 2015. Aeolian Research. In progress, 02/28/2017.
  • Maxwell, T.A., Haynes, C.V. Jr, Nicoll, K., Johnston, A.K., Grant, J.A., Kilani, A., 2017 in revision. Quaternary history of the Kiseiba Oasis region, southern Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences.. In progress, 02/28/2017.
  • Nicoll, K. 2016, revisions accepted. What’s new about old cultures? Innovations in Geoarchaeology during the Anthropocene. Quaternary International. In progress, 12/21/2016.
  • Nicoll, K. and Sallam, E.S., 2016 Paleospring tufa deposition in the Kurkur Oasis Region and implications for tributary integration with the River Nile in southern Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2016.10.014 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1464343X16303478. Published, 12/05/2016.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
  • Nicoll, K., 2016 A revised chronology for Pleistocene paleolakes and Middle Stone Age - Middle Paleolithic cultural activity at Bîr Tirfawi - Bîr Sahara in the Egyptian Sahara, Quaternary International http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2016.08.037 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1040618216303937. Published, 08/26/2016.
  • Nicoll, K. 2016. Review of “Beyond Collapse: Archaeological Perspectives on Resilience, Revitalization, and Transformation in Complex Societies. RONALD K. FAULSEIT, editor. 2016. Center for Archaeological Investigations Occasional Papers No. 42. Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale, xix + 552 pp. $70.00 (paperback), ISBN 978-0-8093-3399-8 (e-book) 978-0-8093-3400-1” American Antiquity 81, 6: p. 599-600. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7183/0002-7316.81.3.595. Published, 08/01/2016.
  • Nicoll, K., Cova, T.J., Siebeneck, L.K. and Martineau, E., 2016. Preparedness Elevated? Seismic Risk Perception and Household Adjustment In Salt Lake City, Utah. Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters 6:2 http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2167-0587.1000168. Published, 05/01/2016.
  • Nicoll, K. and Keen-Zebert, A. 2016 Accepted 2/22/2016. Initial Chronological Determinations at an Archaic site discovered near Stockton, Utah. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ jasrep.2016.02.026. Published, 02/22/2016.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/aip/2...
  • Macklin, M.G., Tooner, M.J., Woodward, J.C., Williams, M.A.J., Flaux, C., Marriner, N, Nicoll., K., Verstraeten, G., Spencer, N., Welsby, D., 2015. A new model of river dynamics, hydroclimatic change and human settlement in the Nile Valley derived from meta-analysis of the Holocene fluvial archive, Quaternary Science Reviews 130: 109–123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.quascirev.2015.09.024. Published, 12/15/2015.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
  • Boslough, M., Nicoll. K., Daulton, T.L., Scott, A.C., Claeys, Gill, J.L., Marlon, J.R., Bartlein, P.J., 2015 Incomplete Bayesian model rejects contradictory radiocarbon data for being contradictory. PNAS December 8, 2015 volume 112 (49) E6722. doi:10.1073/pnas.1519917112. Published, 11/24/2015.
  • Clarke, J., Brooks, N., Banning, E.B., Bar-Matthews, M., Campbell, S., Clare, L., Cremaschi, M., di Lernia, S., Drake, N., Gallinaro, M., Manning, S., Nicoll, K., Philip, G., Rosen, S., Schoop, U-D., Tafuri, M.A., Weninger, B., Zerboni, A., 2016. Climatic changes and social transformations in the Near East and North Africa during the ‘long’ 4th millennium BC: A comparative study of environmental and archaeological evidence, Quaternary Science Reviews 136: 96-121. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.10.003. Published, 10/19/2015.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
  • Haldon, J., Cassis, M., Doonan, O., Eastwood, W., Elton, H., Fleitmann, D., Izdebski, A., Ladstätter, S., McCormick, M., Manning, S., Newhard, J., Nicoll. K., Roberts, N., Telelis, I., and Xoplaki, E. 2014. Byzantine Anatolia: a 'laboratory' for the study of climate impacts and socio-environmental relations in the past. Journal of Interdisciplinary History xlv:2 (Autumn 2014):113-142. doi:10.1162/JINH_a_00682. Published, 10/2014.
    http://www.mitpressjournals.org/doi/pdf/10.1162/JI...
  • Nicoll, K. and Murphy, L.R. 2014. Soil and sediment archives of ancient landscapes, paleoenvironments, and archaeological site formation processes. Quaternary International 342: 1-4. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2014.07.001. Published, 09/2014.
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  • Nicoll, K. and Murphy, L.R. (eds.) 2014. Quaternary International 342 Thematic Issue: Soil and sediment archives of ancient landscapes, paleoenvironments and archaeological site formation processes. Published, 09/2014.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/10406...
  • Nicoll, K., Yentsch, A. Rood, R., and Jones, K.P., 2014. Site Formation and Archaic geoarchaeology along the Jordan River, Great Salt Lake Valley, Utah USA. Quaternary International. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2013.08.044. Published, 09/2014.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
  • Nicoll, K. and Finkelstein, D.B. 2014. Saline Lakes… A Logical Step in Exploring Habitability of "The Final Frontier." Palaios 29:231-232. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/pal.2014.s0614. Published, 07/2014.
    http://palaios.geoscienceworld.org/content/29/6/23...
  • Nicoll, K. 2014. Site Entry: Nabta Playa. In: Smith, Claire (ed). Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer, New York. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2. Published, 05/2014.
  • Hahnenberger, M. and Nicoll, K., 2014. Geomorphic and land cover identification of dust sources in the eastern Great Basin of Utah, U.S.A. Geomorphology 204: 657672. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.09.013. Published, 01/2014.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
  • Chan, M.A., Jewell, P.W., Nicoll, K., Parker, T.J., Ormö, J., Okubo, C.H., Komatsu, G., and Barker, D. 2012-now in revision. Comparative Analysis of Geomorphic Shoreline Expressions of Ancient Water Bodies on Earth and Mars: Clues to the Martian Hydrologic History. Journal of Geophysical Research. In progress, 10/2013.
  • Nicoll. K. and Küçükuysal, C., 2013. Emerging Multi-Proxy Records of Late Quaternary Paleoclimate Dynamics in Turkey and the Surrounding Region. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences 22: 126-142. doi: 10.3906/ yer-1109-7 . http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/earth/issues/yer-13-22-1/yer-22-1-6-1109-7.pdf. Published, 01/2013.
    http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/earth/issues/yer-13...
  • Hahnenberger, M. and Nicoll, K. 2012. Meteorological characteristics of dust storm events in the Eastern Great Basin of Utah, U.S.A. Atmospheric Environment 60: 601-612. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.06.029,. Published, 12/2012.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.06.029
  • Giosan, L., Fuller, D.Q., Nicoll, K., Flad, R.K., and Clift, P.D., (eds.) 2012. Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations, AGU Geophysical Monograph Series 198. Geopress, American Geophysical Union. Book doi: 10.1029/GM0198 226 p. Published, 12/2012.
    http://www.agu.org/books/gm/v198/2012GM001219/2012...
  • Nicoll, K., 2012. Review of “Renée Hetherington and Robert G.B. Reid. 2010. The Climate Connection – Climate Change and Modern Human Evolution, Cambridge University Press, NY/UK, 2010 $44.00 (USD) paperback, 440 pages. ISBN-13: 9780521147231. “ For Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 26,7: p 542-544. DOI: 10.1002/gea.21424. Published, 12/2012.
  • Nicoll, K. 2012. Geoarchaeological Perspectives on Holocene Climate Change as a Civilizing Factor in the Egyptian Sahara. In: Giosan, L., Fuller, D.Q., Nicoll, K., Flad, R.K., and Clift, P.D., (eds.) 2012. Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations, AGU Geophysical Monograph Series 198. Geopress, American Geophysical Union. Book doi: 10.1029/GM0198. p. 157-162. Paper doi: 10.1029/2012GM001219. Published, 12/2012.
    http://www.agu.org/books/gm/v198/2012GM001219/2012...
  • Giosan, L., Fuller, D.Q., Nicoll, K., Flad, R.K., and Clift, P.D., 2012. Preface. In: Giosan, L., Fuller, D.Q., Nicoll, K., Flad, R.K., and Clift, P.D., (eds.) 2012. Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations, AGU Geophysical Monograph Series 198. Geopress, American Geophysical Union. Book doi: 10.1029/GM0198. Paper doi: 10.1029/2012GM001426. Published, 12/2012.
  • Boslough, M., Nicoll, K., Holliday, V.T., Daulton, T.L., Meltzer, D., Pinter, N., Scott, A. C., Surovell, T., Claeys, Ph., Gill, J., Paquay, F., Marlon, J., Bartlein, P., Whitlock, C., Grayson, D., and Jull, A.J.T. 2012. Arguments and Evidence against a Younger Dryas Impact Event. In: Giosan, L., Fuller, D.Q., Nicoll, K., Flad, R.K., and Clift, P.D., (eds.) 2012. Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations, AGU Geophysical Monograph Series 198. Geopress, American Geophysical Union. Book doi: 10.1029/GM0198. p.13-26. Paper doi: 10.1029/2012GM001209. Published, 12/2012.
    http://www.agu.org/books/gm/v198/2012GM001209/2012...
  • Skorko, K.W., Jewell, P. W. and Nicoll, K., 2012. Fluvial Response to an Historic Low Stand of the Great Salt Lake, Utah. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 37: 143-156. doi: 10.1002/esp.2226. Published, 10/2012.
  • Gill, J.L., Blois, J.L., Goring, S., Marlon, J.R., Bartlein, P.J., Nicoll, K., Scott, A.C., and Whitlock, C. 2012. Paleoecological changes at Lake Cuitzeo were not consistent with an extraterrestrial impact. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1206196109. Published, 08/2012.
    http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.120619610...
  • Blaauw, M., Holliday, V.T., Gill, J.L., and Nicoll, K. 2012. Age models and the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1206143109. Published, 08/2012.
    http://www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.120614310...
  • Nicoll, K. 2011. Living on a slippery slope: case studies of geologic hazards from the Wasatch front, Utah. Vignette supporting textbook: Bierman, P. and Montgomery, D. (Eds.) Key concepts in Geomorphology. W.H. Freeman, Vermont. Online at http://serc.carleton.edu/58378. Published, 12/10/2011.
    http://serc.carleton.edu/58378
  • Nicoll, K. 2011. Geomorphic Setting & Archaeology of the Cunene River, Namibia. Vignette supporting textbook: Bierman, P. and Montgomery, D. (Eds.) Key concepts in Geomorphology. W.H. Freeman, Vermont. Online at http://serc.carleton.edu/59964. Published, 10/12/2011.
    http://serc.carleton.edu/59964
  • Chan, M.A., Nicoll, K., Ormö, J., Okubo, C., and Komatsu, G., 2011, Utah’s geologic and geomorphic analogs to Mars—An overview for planetary exploration, in Garry, W.B., and Bleacher, J.E., eds., Analogs for Planetary Exploration: Geological Society of America Special Paper 483, p. 349–375, doi:10.1130/2011.2483(22). Published, 01/11/2011.
  • Jewell, P. W. and Nicoll, K. 2011. Wind Regimes and Aeolian Transport in the Great Basin, U.S.A. Geomorphology 129: 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.01.005. Published, 01/11/2011.
  • Nicoll, K., 2011. Review of “Jayne Wilkins and Kirsten Anderson (editors). 2009. Tools of the Trade: Methods, Techniques, and Innovative Approaches in Archaeology, Calgary, Alberta, Canada: University of Calgary Press. 315 pp., ISBN: 978-1-552382-49-3,Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 26,3, p.455-456. DOI: 10.1002/gea.20358. Published, 01/01/2011.
  • In 2010, one of my lead author papers formerly published in 1999 (Nicoll et al., 1999) have been made available to the public as part of a special topical issue for free download online, through a “Virtual Volume” of Geoarchaeology accessible via this link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1520-6548/homepage/geoarchaeological_research_in_egypt_and_the_nile_valley.htm The original citation is: Nicoll, K.; Giegengack, R.; Kleindienst, M.R.; 1999. Petrogenesis of Artifact-Bearing Fossil-Spring Deposits from Kharga Oasis, Egypt. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. v. 14: p. 849-863. Published, 10/10/2010.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(IS...
  • In 2010, one of my solo authorship papers formerly published in 2001 (Nicoll, 2001) was made available to the public as part of a special topical issue for free download online, through a “Virtual Volume” of Geoarchaeology accessible via this link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1520-6548/homepage/geoarchaeological_research_in_egypt_and_the_nile_valley.htm Original citation Nicoll, K. 2001. Radiocarbon chronologies for Prehistoric Human Occupation and Hydroclimatic Change, Egypt and Sudan. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. v. 16: p. 47-64. Published, 10/10/2010.
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(IS...
  • Nicoll, K. and Lundeen, Z.J., 2010. A Case Study on the Geomorphic Effects of Fire: the 2009 Big Pole Fire, Skull Valley, UT. Vignette supporting textbook: Bierman, P. and Montgomery, D. (Eds.) Key Concepts in Geomorphology. W.H. Freeman, Vermont. Online at http://serc.carleton.edu/47063. Published, 08/2010.
    http://serc.carleton.edu/47063
  • Nicoll, K. 2010. Geomorphic and hazard vulnerability assessment of recent residential developments on landslide-prone terrain: the case of the Traverse Mountains, South Salt Lake Valley, Utah, USA. Journal of Geography and Regional Planning. 3(6): 126-141. Published, 07/2010.
    http://www.academicjournals.org/JGRP/PDF/pdf2010/J...
  • Nicoll, K. 2010. Geomorphic development and Middle Stone Age archaeology of the Lower Cunene River, Namibia–Angola Border. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 1419-1431. doi 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.02.026. Published, 05/09/2010.
  • Ford, R.L., Gillman, S.J., Wilkins, D.E., Clement, W.P., and Nicoll, K. 2010. Geology and Geomorphology of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Utah. In Anderson, P.B.; Chidsey, T.C. and Sprinkel, D.A. (Eds) Geology of Utah's Parks and Monuments, Utah Geological Association Publication 28, 3rd Edition, Bryce Canyon Natural History Association and Utah Geological Association. p. 379-406. Published, 04/05/2010.
  • Chan, M.A., Nicoll, K., Ormö, J., Okubo, C.H., and Komatsu, G. 2010. Utah’s geologic and geomorphic terrestrial analogs to Mars: A training ground for future robotic and human missions to Mars. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference Proceedings Document # 1110 , available online at http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2010/pdf/1110.pdf. Published, 03/11/2010.
  • Nicoll, K. 2010. Geomorphic Evolution of the Tigris River, Turkey. Vignette supporting textbook: Bierman, P. and Montgomery, D. (Eds.) Key concepts in Geomorphology. W.H. Freeman, Vermont. Online at http://serc.carleton.edu/47064. Published, 03/2010.
    http://serc.carleton.edu/47064
  • Nicoll, K. 2010. Landscape development within a young collision zone: implications for post- Tethyan evolution of the Upper Tigris River system in southeastern Turkey, International Geology Review, 52: 4, 404 — 422, ** First published online on: 02 June 2009 doi 10.1080/00206810902951072. Published, 06/02/2009.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00206810902951072
  • Parker, B. J., Foster, C. P., Nicoll, K. Kennedy, J. R., Graham, P., Smith, A., Hopwood, D. E., Hopwood, M., Butler, K., Healey, E., Uzel, M. B., and Jensen, R.. 2009. The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project (UTARP): A Preliminary Report from the 2007 and 2008 Field Seasons at Kenan Tepe. Anatolica: Annuaire International pour les Civilisations de l’Asie Anterieure v.XXXV, p. 85-152. doi 10.2143/ANA.35.0.2038073. Published, 2009.
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  • Nicoll, K., 2009. Review of ‘B. Cunliffe, 2008. Europe between the oceans: Themes and variations: 9000 BC-AD 1000, New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 480 pp., ISBN: 978-0-300-11923-7, For Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 26,4: p.855-856. Published, 2009.
  • Nicoll, K., 2009. Review of ‘D. MacDougall, 2008. Nature's clocks: How scientists measure the age of almost everything, San Diego, CA: University of California Press, 2008, 271 pages.’ For Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 26,4: p.856-858. Published, 2009.
  • Nicoll, K. 2009. Evidence of Levallois Technique at a Middle Stone Age open air site along the Angola-Namibia border. Antiquity, v. 83 Issue 319. Published, 2009.
    http://antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/nicoll/
  • Chan, MA; Nicoll, K.; Ormo, J; Okubo, C; and Komatsu, G. Geologic and geomorphologic terrestrial analogs to Mars:Why Utah should be considered a primary training groundfor future robotic and human missions to Mars. Geological Society of America Special Paper. Submitted, 2009.
  • Nicoll, K., 2008. “Geographic Overviews: Africa – Central and Nilotic Sudan” invited chapter in Pearsall, D. Ed. Encyclopedia of Archaeology. Academic Press/Elsevier. ISBN-13: 978-0-12-548030-7. Published, 2008.
  • Nicoll, K., 2008. Geomorphic Features in LIttle Cottonwood Canyon, UT. Vignettes - Key Concepts in Geomorphology. Available online at. Published, 2008.
    http://serc.carleton.edu/vignettes/collection/2546...
  • Viles, H.A., Taylor, M.P., Nicoll, K., and Neumann, S.** 2007, Facies evidence of hydroclimatic regime shifts in tufa depositional sequences from the arid Naukluft Mountains, Namibia, Sedimentary Geology Volume 195, Issues 1-2, 15 February 2007, Pages 39-53, doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2006.07.007. Published, 07/2007.
  • Demko, T., Nicoll, K., Park, L., Hasiotis, S. And Beer, J.**, 2005, Mesozoic Lakes of the Colorado Plateau: GSA Field Trip Guide. Geological Society of America Field Trip Guide 6: p. 329-356. doi: 10.1130/2005.fld006(16). Published, 2005.
  • Matney, T.; Rainville, L.; Demko, T.; Kayser, S.; Köroğlu, K.; McDonald, H.; MacGinnis, J.; Nicoll, K.; Parpola, S.; Reimann, R.; Roaf, M.; Schmidt, P.; and Szuchman, J. 2005. Archaeological Investigations at Ziyaret Tepe, 2003 and 2004. Anatolica: Annuaire International pour les Civilisations de l’Asie Anterieure v.XXXI: p. 19-68. Published, 2005.
  • Demko, T.M.; Currie, B.S.; and Nicoll, K.A., 2004, Regional paleoclimatic and stratigraphic implications of paleosols and fluvial-overbank architecture in the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic), Western Interior, U.S.A.: Sedimentary Geology, v. 167 (3-4), p. 117-137. Published, 2004.
  • Bauer, A.**; Nicoll, K.; Park, L.; Matney, T. 2004, Archaeological Site Distributions by Geomorphic Setting in the Southern Cuyahoga River Valley, NE Ohio: Observations from a GIS Database.: Geoarchaeology: An International Journal, v.19(8), p. 711-729. Published, 2004.
  • Nicoll, K. 2004. Records of Recent Environmental Change and Prehistoric Human Activity in Egypt and Northern Sudan. Quaternary Science Reviews 23: p.561-580. Published, 01/2004.
  • Nicoll, K., 2004. Review of ‘Weedon, G., 2003. Time-Series Analysis and Cyclostratigraphy: Examining stratigraphic records of environmental cycles, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 259 pages’. For The Holocene 14,3: p. 478-479. Published, 2004.
  • Nicoll, K., 2004. Review of ‘A.J. Howard, M.G. Macklin and D.G. Passmore (Eds.), 2003. Alluvial Archaeology in Europe. Lisse, NL: Balkema, 2003, 313 pages.’ For The Holocene 14,5: p.797-798. Published, 2004.
  • Matney, T.;. Nicoll, K.; and Donkin, A.** 2003. Geophysical subsurface mapping at Ziyaret Tepe and geomorphological survey in the Upper Tigris River Valley (Diyarbakir Province), 2002. Araştirma Sonuçlari Toplantisi 1.Cılt. T.C. Kültür ve Turızm Bakanliği, Kültür Variklari ve Müzeler Genel Müdürlüğü: 21 p. 97-104. Published, 2003.
  • Matney, T.; MacGinnis, J.; Roaf, M.; McDonald, H.; Nicoll, K.; Rainville, L.; and Smith, M., 2003. Archaeological Investigations at Ziyaret Tepe, 2002. Anatolica: Annuaire International pour les Civilisations de l’Asie Anterieure v. XXIX: p. 175-203. Published, 2003.
  • Nicoll, K., 2003. Review of ‘McGuire, W.J., D.R. Giffiths, P.J. Hancock, and I.S. Stewart eds., 2000. The Archaeology of Geological Catastrophes, The Geological Society, Bath. 417 pages.’ For Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 18,3: p. 403-405. Published, 2003.
  • Nicoll, K., 2003. Review of ‘Wendorf, F., R. Schild and Associates, 2001. Holocene Settlement of the Egyptian Sahara – Volume 1, The Archaeology of Nabta Playa, Kluwer Press, New York. 707 pages.’ The Holocene 13,2: p. 299. Published, 2003.
  • Hawkins, A.L.; Smith, J.R.; Giegengack, R.; McDonald, M.A.; Kleindienst, M.R.; Schwarz, H.P.; Churcher, C.S.; Wiseman, M.F.; Nicoll, K. 2001 New Research on the Prehistory of the Escarpment in Kharga Oasis, Egypt. Nyame Akuma v.55: p. 8-14. Published, 2001.
  • Nicoll, K. 2001. Radiocarbon chronologies for Prehistoric Human Occupation and Hydroclimatic Change, Egypt and Sudan. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. v. 16: p. 47-64. Published, 2001.
  • Hawkins, A.L.; Smith, J.R.; Giegengack, R.; McDonald, M.A.; Kleindienst, M.R.; Schwarz, H.P.; Churcher, C.S.; Wiseman, M.F.; Nicoll, K. 2001 New Research on the Prehistory of the Escarpment in Kharga Oasis, Egypt. Nyame Akuma v.55: p. 8-14. Published, 2001.
  • Nicoll, K.; Giegengack, R.; Kleindienst, M.R.; 1999. Petrogenesis of Artifact-Bearing Fossil-Spring Deposits from Kharga Oasis, Egypt. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. v. 14: p. 849-863. Published, 1999.
  • Haynes, C.V. Jr; Maxwell, T.A.; El Hawary, A.; Nicoll, K.A.; Stokes, S.; 1997. An Acheulian Site Near Bîr Kiseiba in the Darb el Arba'in Desert, Egypt. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal, v.12: p. 819-832. Published, 1997.
  • Kleindienst, M. R., Schwarcz, H. P., Nicoll, K., Churcher, C. C., Frizano, J., Giegengack, R. W. and Wiseman, M. F. 1996. Pleistocene geochronology and palaeoclimates at Dakhleh and Kharga Oases, Western Desert, Egypt, based upon uranium-thorium determinations from spring-laid tufas. Nyame Akuma, 46, 96. Published, 10/10/1996.