Brian F Codding portrait
  • Associate Professor, Anthropology Department

Recent Projects

Publications

  • Yaworsky, Peter M. and Brian F. Codding (2017) The Ideal Distribution of Farmers: Explaining the Euro-American Settlement of Utah. American Antiquity, 1-16. DOI: 10.1017/aaq.2017.46 [link]. Published, 11/03/2017.
  • Mohlenhoff, Kathryn A. and Brian F. Codding (2017) When does it pay to invest in a patch? The evolution of intentional niche construction. Evolutionary Anthropology 26:218–227. DOI: 10.1002/evan.21534. [link]. Published, 10/13/2017.
  • Perry, George H. and Brian F. Codding (2017) Stone Tool Use: Monkeys overharvest shellfish eLIfe 6:e30865. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.30865. [link]. Published, 09/13/2017.
  • Zeanah, David W., Brian F. Codding, Rebecca Bliege Bird and Douglas W. Bird (2017) Mosaics of fire and water: the co-emergence of anthropogenic landscapes and intensive seed exploitation in the Australian arid zone. Australian Archaeology 83:2-19 . DOI: 10.1080/03122417.2017.1359876. [link]. Published, 08/09/2017.
  • Martin, Erik P., Joan Brenner Coltrain and Brian F. Codding (2017) Re-visiting Hogup Cave, Utah: Insights from new radiocarbon dates and stratigraphic analysis. American Antiquity 82: 301-324. DOI: 10.1017/aaq.2017.2. [link]. Published, 05/05/2017.
  • Magargal, Kate E., Ashley K. Parker, Will Rath, Kenneth Blake Vernon and Brian F. Codding (2017) The ecology of population dispersal: Modeling alternative Basin-Plateau foraging strategies to explain the Numic Expansion. American Journal of Human Biology. DOI: 10.1002/ajhb.23000. [link]. In press, 04/04/2017.
  • Darimont, Chris T., Brian F. Codding and Kristen Hawkes (2017) Why men trophy hunt. Biology Letters 20160909. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0909 [link]. Published, 03/2017.
  • Codding, Brian F., David W. Zeanah, Rebecca Bliege Bird, Christopher H. Parker and Douglas W. Bird (2016) Martu Ethnoarchaeology: Foraging Ecology and the Marginal Value of Site Structure. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 44:166-176. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2016.07.011. [link]. Published, 11/19/2016.
  • Allen, Mark W., Robert L. Bettinger, Brian F. Codding, Terry L. Jones and Al W. Schwitalla (2016) Environmental scarcity drives lethal aggression among prehistoric hunter-gatherers from central California. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113:12120-12125. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1607996113. [link]. Published, 10/2016.
  • Codding, Brian F. and Terry L. Jones (2016) External Impacts on Internal Dynamics: Effects of Paleoclimatic and Demographic Variability on Acorn Exploitation along the Central California Coast. In The Archaeology of Human-Environment Interactions: Strategies for Investigating Anthropogenic Landscapes, Dynamic Environments, and Climate Change in the Human Past, edited by Daniel Contreras, pp. 195-210. Routledge, Oxford. [link] [pdf]. Published, 09/2016.
  • Weitzel, Elic M. and Brian F. Codding (2016) Population growth as a driver of initial domestication in Eastern North America. Royal Society Open Science 3: 160319. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160319. [link] [pdf]. Published, 08/03/2016.
  • Codding, Brian F. and Karen L. Kramer (eds) (2016) Why Forage? Hunters and Gatherers in the 21st Century. School for Advanced Research and University of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. [link]. Published, 05/31/2016.
  • Codding, Brian F., Rebecca Bliege Bird, Douglas W. Bird and David W. Zeanah (2016) Alternative Aboriginal Economies: Martu Livelihoods in the 21st Century. In Why Forage? Hunters and Gatherers in the 21st Century, edited by Brian F. Codding and Karen L. Kramer. School for Advanced Research and University of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. [link]. Published, 05/31/2016.
  • Bliege Bird, Rebecca, Brian F. Codding and Douglas W. Bird (2016) Economic, social and ecological contexts of hunting, sharing and fire in the Western Desert of Australia. In Why Forage? Hunters and Gatherers in the 21st Century, edited by Brian F. Codding and Karen L. Kramer. School for Advanced Research and University of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. [link]. Published, 05/31/2016.
  • Kramer, Karen L. and Brian F. Codding (2016) Introduction: Hunters and Gatherers in the 21st Century. In Why Forage? Hunters and Gatherers in the 21st Century, edited by Brian F. Codding and Karen L. Kramer. School for Advanced Research and University of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico. [link]. Published, 05/31/2016.
  • Bliege Bird, R., Douglas W. Bird and Brian F. Codding (2016) People, El Nino southern oscillation and fire in Australia: fire regimes and climate controls in hummock grasslands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 371. DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0343. [link]. Published, 05/23/2016.
  • Bird, Douglas W., Rebecca Bliege Bird, Brian F. Codding and Nyalangka Taylor (2016) A landscape architecture of fire: cultural emergence and ecological pyrodiversity in Australia's Western Desert. Current Anthropology 57(S 13). DOI:10.1086/685763. [link]. Published, 05/09/2016.
  • Bird, Douglas W., Rebecca Bliege Bird and Brian F. Codding (2016) Pyrodiversity and the anthropocene: the role of fire in the broad spectrum revolution. Evolutionary Anthropology 25: 105-116. DOI: 10.1002/evan.21482. [link]. Published, 05/2016.
  • Jones, Terry L., Kenneth W. Gobalet and Brian F. Codding (2016) The Archaeology of Fish and Fishing along the Central Coast of California: The Case for an Under-exploited Resource. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 41:88-108. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2015.11.002 [link] [pdf]. Published, 12/17/2015.
  • Codding, Brian F., Douglas W. Bird and Rebecca Bliege Bird (2015) Why Not Work for the Mine? Costs and Benefits of Extractive Economies in Remote Aboriginal Australia. Cultural Anthropology Online, Fieldsights: Hotspots 771. [link]. Published, 12/17/2015.
  • Mohlenhoff, Kathryn A., Joan Brenner Coltrain and Brian F. Codding (2015) Optimal foraging theory and niche construction theory do not stand in opposition. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112: E3093. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1507637112. [link]. Published, 06/01/2015.
  • Codding, Brian F. and Douglas W. Bird (2015) Behavioral Ecology and the Future of Archaeological Science. Journal of Archaeological Science 56:9-20. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2015.02.027. [link] [pdf]. Published, 04/15/2015.
  • Codding, Brian F., Douglas W. Bird and Rebecca Bliege Bird (2015) The Real Cost of Closing Remote Communities: The contribution made by traditional Indigenous economies. Arena Magazine 135:5-7 [link]. Published, 04/2015.
  • Bliege Bird, Rebecca and Brian F. Codding (2015) Sexual Division of Labor. In Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, edited by Robert A. Scott and Stephen M. Kosslyn. Wiley, San Francisco. DOI: 10.1002/9781118900772.etrds0300. [link] [pdf]. Published, 03/2015.
  • Zeanah, David W., Brian F. Codding, Douglas W. Bird, Rebecca Bliege Bird and Peter M. Veth (2015) Diesel and Damper: Changes in seed use and mobility patterns following contact amongst the Martu of Western Australia. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 39:51-62 [link]. Published, 02/2015.
  • Elston, Robert G., David W. Zeanah and Brian F. Codding (2014) Living outside the box: an updated perspective on diet breadth and sexual division of labor in the Preachaic Great Basin. Quaternary International 352:200-211. [link] [pdf]. Published, 11/26/2014.
  • Codding, Brian F., Rebecca Bliege Bird, Peter G. Kauhanen and Douglas W. Bird (2014) Conservation or Co-evolution? Intermediate levels of Aboriginal burning and hunting have positive effects on kangaroo populations in Western Australia. Human Ecology 42:659-669. [link] [pdf]. Published, 08/05/2014.
  • Codding, Brian F., Adrian R. Whitaker and Douglas W. Bird (2014) Global Patterns in the Exploitation of Shellfish. Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology 9:145-149. [link]. Published, 07/17/2014.
  • Codding, Brian F., James F. O'Connell and Douglas W. Bird (2014) Shellfishing and the Colonization of Sahul: A multivariate model evaluating the dynamic effects of prey utility, transport considerations and life history on foraging patterns and midden composition. Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology 9:238-252. [link] [pdf]. Published, 07/17/2014.
  • Schwitalla, Al W., Terry L. Jones, Marin A. Pilloud, Brian F. Codding and Randy S. Wiberg (2014) Violence among foragers: The bioarchaeological record from central California. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 33:66-83. [link]. Published, 03/2014.
  • Codding, Brian F. and Douglas W. Bird (2013) A Global Perspective on Traditional Burning in California. California Archaeology 5:1-10. [link]. Published, 12/2013.
  • Rebecca Bliege Bird, Nyalanka Tayor, Brian F. Codding and Douglas W. Bird (2013) Niche construction and Dreaming logic: Aboriginal patch mosaic burning and varanid lizards (Varanus gouldii) in Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 280: 20132297. Published, 11/2013.
  • Codding, Brian F. and Terry L. Jones (2013) Environmental productivity predicts migration, demographic and linguistic patterns in prehistoric California. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110:14569-14573. [link] [pdf]. Published, 08/19/2013.
  • Bird, Douglas W., Brian F. Codding, Rebecca Bliege Bird, David W. Zeanah and Curtis J. Taylor (2013) Megafauna in a Continent of Small Game: Archaeological Implications of Martu Camel Hunting in Australia's Western Desert. Quaternary International 297:155-166. [link]. Published, 05/2013.
  • Bliege Bird, Rebecca, Brian F. Codding, Peter G. Kauhanen and Douglas W. Bird (2012) Aboriginal hunting buffers climate-driven fire-size variability in Australia’s spinifex grasslands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109:10287-10292. [link]. Published, 06/26/2012.
  • Codding, Brian F., Douglas W. Bird and Terry L. Jones (2012) A land of work: foraging behavior and ecology. In Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology, edited by Terry L. Jones and Jennifer Perry. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, pp 115-131. [pdf] [link]. Published, 05/2012.
  • Jones, Terry L., and Brian F. Codding (2012) Sampling Issues in Evaluations of Diet and Diversity: Lessons from Diablo Canyon. In Exploring Faunal Analysis: Insights from California Archaeology, edited by Michael A. Glassow and Terry L. Joslin, Perspectives in California Archaeology, volume 9. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles, pp 187-198. [pdf]. Published, 03/2012.
  • Codding, Brian F. Rebecca Bliege Bird and Douglas W. Bird (2011) Provisioning offspring and others: risk–energy trade-offs and gender differences in hunter–gatherer foraging strategies. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 278:2502-2509. [link] [pdf]. Published, 08/2011.
  • Codding, Brian F., Douglas W. Bird and Rebecca Bliege Bird (2010) Interpreting abundance indices: some zooarchaeological implications of Martu foraging. Journal of Archaeological Science 37:3200-3210. [link] [pdf]. Published, 12/2010.
  • Jones, Terry L. and Brian F. Codding (2010) Historical Contingencies, Issues of Scale, and Flightless Hypotheses: A Response to Hildebrandt et al. American Antiquity 75: 689-699. [pdf]. Published, 07/2010.
  • Codding, Brian F. and Terry L. Jones (2010) Levels of Explanation in Behavioral Ecology: Understanding Seemingly Paradoxical Behavior Along the Central Coast of Alta California. California Archaeology 2:77-92. [pdf]. Published, 06/2010.
  • Codding, Brian F., Judith F. Porcasi and Terry L. Jones (2010) Explaining prehistoric variation in the abundance of large prey: A zooarchaeological analysis of deer and rabbit hunting along the Pecho Coast of Central California. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 29:47-61. [link] [pdf]. Published, 03/2010.
  • Stevens, Nathan E. and Brian F. Codding (2009) Inferring the Function of Stone Points from California’s Central Coast. California Archaeology 1:7-28. [link]. Published, 06/2009.
  • Bliege Bird, Rebecca, Brian F. Codding, and Douglas W. Bird (2009) What Explains Differences in Men’s and Women’s Production? Determinants of Gendered Foraging Inequalities among Martu. Human Nature 20:105-129. [link]. Published, 05/2009.
  • Bird, Douglas W., Rebecca Bliege Bird, and Brian F. Codding (2009) In pursuit of mobile prey: Martu hunting strategies and archaeofaunal interpretation. American Antiquity 74:3-29. Published, 01/2009.
  • Bliege Bird, Rebecca, Douglas W. Bird, Brian F. Codding, Christopher H. Parker and James Holland Jones (2008) The “Fire Stick Farming” Hypothesis: Australian Aboriginal foraging strategies, biodiversity and anthropogenic fire mosaics Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105:14796-14801. [link]. Published, 09/2008.
  • Jones, Terry L., Judith F. Porcasi, Jereme Gaeta, and Brian F. Codding (2008) The Diablo Canyon Fauna: A Coarse-grained Record of Trans-Holocene Foraging from the Central California Mainland Coast. American Antiquity 73:289-316. [pdf]. Published, 04/2008.
  • Jones, Terry L., Douglas J. Kennett, James A. Kennett, and Brian F. Codding (2008) Seasonal Stability in Late Holocene Shell sh Harvesting on the Central California Coast. Journal of Archaeological Science 35:2286-2294. [link] [pdf]. Published, 03/2008.
  • Codding, Brian F., and Terry L. Jones (2007) Man the Showoff ? Or the Ascendance of a Just-So Story: A Comment on Recent Applications of Costly Signaling in American Archaeology. American Antiquity 72:349-357. [link] [pdf]. Published, 04/2007.
  • Codding, Brian F., and Terry L. Jones (2007) History and Behavioral Ecology during the Middle-Late Transition on the Central California Coast: Findings from the Coon Creek Site (CA-SLO-9), San Luis Obispo County. Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 27:23-49. [link] [pdf]. Published, 01/2007.