Benjamin Andrew Davies portrait
  • Associate Instructor, Anthropology Department
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Anthropology Department


  • Douglass, M., Davies, B., Braun, D., Faith, J.T., Power, M. & Reeves, J. (2021). Deriving original nodule size of lithic reduction sets from cortical curvature: an application to monitor stone artifact transport from bipolar reduction. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. Vol. 35, 102671. Published, 02/2021.
  • Faith, J.T., Braun, D., Davies, B., DeSantis, L., Douglass, M., Esteban, I., Hare, V., Levin, N., Luyt, J., Pickering, R., Power, M., Sealy, J. & Stynder, D. (2020). Ecometrics and the paleoecological implications of Pleistocene faunas from the western coastal plains of the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. Journal of Quaternary Science. Vol. 35, 1007-1020. Published, 09/2020.
  • Carney, M. & Davies, B. (2020). Agent-based modeling, scientific reproducibility, and taphonomy: a successful model implementation case study. Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology. Vol. 3, 182-196. Published, 06/2020.
  • Emmitt, J., Allely, K., Davies, B., Hoffman, E. & Holdaway, S. (2020). Preliminary archaeological survey of shell mounds at Kwokkunum, Albatross Bay, Cape York, Australia. Queensland Archaeological Research. Vol. 23, 9-24. Published, 01/2020.
  • Holdaway, S. J. & Davies, B. (2019). Surface Stone Artifact Scatters, Settlement Patterns, and New Methods for Stone Artifact Analysis. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology. 1-21. Published, 06/2019.
  • Crabtree, S., Harris, K., Davies, B. & Romanowska, I. (2019). Outreach in archaeology with agent-based modeling. Advances in Archaeological Practice. Vol. 7(2), 194-202. Published, 03/01/2019.
  • Romanowska, I., Crabtree, S., Harris, K. & Davies, B. (2019). Agent-based modeling for archaeologists: A step-by-step guide for using agent-based modeling in archaeological research . Advances in Archaeological Practice. Vol. 7(2), 178-184. Published, 03/01/2019.
  • Davies, B., Romanowksa, I., Harris, K. & Crabtree, S. (2019). Combining geographic information systems and agent-based models in archaeology. Advances in Archaeological Practice. Vol. 7(2), 185-193. Published, 03/01/2019.
  • Davies, B. (2018). Weaving the common threads of simulation and formation studies in archaeology. In Oceans of Data: Proceedings of the 44th International Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Oxford: Archaeopress. Published, 11/2018.
  • Davies, B., Holdaway, S. & Fanning, P. (2018). Modeling relationships between space, movement, and lithic geometric attributes. American Antiquity. Vol. 83(3), 444-461. Published, 06/2018.
  • Davies, B. & Holdaway, S. (2017). Windows on the Past? Perspectives on Accumulation, Formation, and Significance from an Australian Holocene Lithic Landscape. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte. Vol. 26, 125-152. Published, 12/2017.
  • Holdaway, S., Davies, B. & Fanning, P. (2017). Aboriginal use of fire in a landscape context: investigating presence and absence of heat retainer hearths in western New South Wales, Australia. Current Anthropology. Vol. 58(S16), 230-242. Published, 09/2017.
  • Davies, B., Holdaway, S. & Fanning, P. (2016). Modelling the palimpsest: an exploratory agent-based model of surface archaeological deposit formation in a fluvial arid Australian landscape. The Holocene. Vol. 26(3), 450-463. Published, 05/2016.


  • Davies, B. The Highways and Byways of the Winds: Exploring Sailing Capability and Climate Variability in Pacific Interaction. Paper presented at Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM USA. Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2019.
  • Braun, D., T. Faith, B. Davies, M. Power and M. Douglass. Building Expectations to understand the Evolutionary Significance of Archaeological Assemblages. Paper presented at Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM . Conference Paper, Presented, 04/2019.
  • Davies, B., Home is where the hearth is? Assessing late Holocene settlement dynamics in an arid Australian landscape. Paper presented at University of Utah Anthropology Colloquium Series, University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2019.
  • Blackett, P., K. Davies, P. Holland, B. Davies, and N. Cradock-Henry. Adaptive and interactive futures: A ‘serious game’ for coastal community engagement and decision-making in Aotearoa New Zealand. Paper presented at Re-valuing the Ocean Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/2019.