• 531 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
1986 …2019
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Research Output 1986 2019

  • 531 Citations
  • 14 h-Index
  • 42 Article
  • 3 Chapter
  • 2 Review article
2019

Edwin Wilmsen’s Contributions to Ethnoarchaeology

Killick, D. J., Jan 2 2019, In : Ethnoarchaeology. 11, 1, p. 26-33 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Ethnoarchaeology
1 Citation (Scopus)

Keeping up alliances: multifaceted values of pottery in eighth- to seventeenth-century eastern Botswana as reconstructed by optical petrography

Wilmsen, E., Killick, D., Denbow, J., Daggett, A. & Thebe, P., Jul 3 2019, In : Azania. 54, 3, p. 369-408 40 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Botswana
seventeenth century
syncretism
Southern Africa
commodity
1 Citation (Scopus)

Lead isotope ratios of Pueblo I lead-glazed ceramics and galena from Colorado and Pueblo II galena from Chaco Canyon, New Mexico

Santarelli, B., Goff, S., Killick, D. J., Schleher, K. & Gonzales, D., Feb 1 2019, In : Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 23, p. 634-645 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mexico
continuity
district
Pueblo
Glaze

Non-ferrous metal artefacts from the northern Lowveld, South Africa, ca. 1000 CE to ca. 1880 CE

Miller, D. & Killick, D. J., Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. 24, p. 913-923 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

smelter
thirteenth century
import
artifact
Copper
2018
6 Citations (Scopus)

Did China Import Metals from Africa in the Bronze Age?

Liu, S., Chen, K. L., Rehren, T., Mei, J. J., Chen, J. L., Liu, Y. & Killick, D. J., Feb 1 2018, In : Archaeometry. 60, 1, p. 105-117 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

import
China
interdisciplinary research
know how
artifact
Chile
means of production
raw materials
San Pedro De Atacama
Technological Style
1 Citation (Scopus)

Lead isotope and metal source of Shang bronzes: A response to Sun et al.'s comments

Liu, S. R., Chen, K. L., Rehren, T., Mei, J. J., Chen, J. L., Liu, Y. & Killick, D. J., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Archaeometry.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Southern Africa
evidence
Bronze
Shang
Lead Isotopes
2 Citations (Scopus)

Was aztec and mixtec turquoise mined in the American southwest?

Thibodeau, A. M., Luján, L. L., Killick, D. J., Berdan, F. F. & Ruiz, J., Jun 13 2018, In : Science advances. 4, 6, eaas9370.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

artifact
strontium
isotopic ratio
museum
provenance
2017
2 Citations (Scopus)

Canyon Creek revisited: New investigations of a late prehispanic turquoise mine, Arizona, USA

Hedquist, S. L., Thibodeau, A. M., Welch, J. R. & Killick, D. J., Nov 1 2017, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 87, p. 44-58 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

regional distribution
fourteenth century
thirteenth century
inhabitant
archaeology
2 Citations (Scopus)

Tracing Ingombe Ilede's trade connections

Killick, D. J., Aug 1 2017, In : Antiquity. 91, 358, p. 1087-1088 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Zimbabwe
fourteenth century
seventeenth century
funeral
Ingots
2016
8 Citations (Scopus)

A global perspective on the pyrotechnologies of Sub-Saharan Africa

Killick, D. J., Jan 2 2016, In : Azania. 51, 1, p. 62-87 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

evidence
Nigeria
Pyrotechnology
Sub-Saharan Africa
literature
5 Citations (Scopus)

Connection and competition: Some early insights gained from petrographic studies of New Caledonian Lapita pottery

Chiu, S., Killick, D. J., Sand, C. & Dickinson, W. R., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Archaeology in Oceania.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

bank
Petrographic
Pottery Production
Lapita Pottery
Petrographic Analysis
2 Citations (Scopus)

Copper mining and smelting technology in the northern Lowveld, South Africa, ca. 1000 CE to ca. 1880 CE

Killick, D. J., Miller, D., Thondhlana, T. P. & Martinón-Torres, M., Nov 1 2016, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 75, p. 10-26 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

environmental pollution
Copper Smelting
Copper
South Africa
Copper Mining
6 Citations (Scopus)

Moijabana Rocks-Pilikwe Pots: The Acceleration of Clay Formation by Potters Employing Simple Mechanical Means

Wilmsen, E. N., Griffiths, A., Thebe, P., Killick, D. J. & Molatlhegi, G., Jul 2 2016, In : Ethnoarchaeology. 8, 2, p. 137-157 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Botswana
raw materials
village
present
history
2015

Diabase Temper as a Marker for Laguna Ceramics

Pailes, M. C., Killick, D. J., Mills, B. J. & Ferguson, T. J., Oct 1 2015, In : KIVA. 80, 3-4, p. 281-303 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

diagnostic
present
history
Temper
Pueblo
14 Citations (Scopus)

Invention and innovation in African iron-smelting technologies

Killick, D. J., Mar 4 2015, In : Cambridge Archaeological Journal. 25, 1, p. 307-319 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

invention
innovation
mass production
prehistory
population density
11 Citations (Scopus)

Isotopic evidence for the provenance of turquoise in the southwestern United States

Thibodeau, A. M., Killick, D. J., Hedquist, S. L., Chesley, J. T. & Ruiz, J., 2015, In : Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 127, 11-12, p. 1617-1631 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

provenance
artifact
isotopic ratio
mineralization
valley

Scale armor on the North American frontier: Lessons from the John G. Bourke armor

Bleed, P., Long, L., Long, J., Roberg, M. & Killick, D. J., Aug 1 2015, In : Plains Anthropologist. 60, 235, p. 199-222 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

military
nineteenth century
career
history
34 Citations (Scopus)

The awkward adolescence of archaeological science

Killick, D. J., 2015, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 56, 1, p. 242-247 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

adolescence
science
quality control
archaeology
Archaeological Science
2014
32 Citations (Scopus)

A novel approach to lead isotope provenance studies of tin and bronze: Applications to South African, Botswanan and Romanian artifacts

Molofsky, L. J., Killick, D. J., Ducea, M. N., Macovei, M., Chesley, J. T., Ruiz, J., Thibodeau, A. & Popescu, G. C., Oct 1 2014, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 50, p. 440-450 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

artifact
Southern Africa
Romania
Lead Isotopes
Provenance Studies
2 Citations (Scopus)

A pre-Columbian copper alloy smelting furnace: Mössbauer and XRD study of the firing conditions

Hayashida, F. M., Killick, D. J., Shimada, I., Häusler, W., Wagner, F. E. & Wagner, U., Jan 2014, In : Hyperfine Interactions. 224, 1-3, p. 161-170 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Boiler firing
smelting
copper alloys
Copper alloys
Smelting
15 Citations (Scopus)
resources
exploitation
agriculture
industry
interaction
2013
4 Citations (Scopus)

An early Paleoindian bead from the Mockingbird Gap site, New Mexico

Holliday, V. T. & Killick, D. J., Feb 2013, In : Current Anthropology. 54, 1, p. 85-95 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mexico
occupation
Beads
Early Paleoindian
Paleoindian
6 Citations (Scopus)

Cairo to cape: The spread of metallurgy through Eastern and Southern Africa

Killick, D. J., Aug 1 2013, Archaeometallurgy in Global Perspective: Methods and Syntheses. Springer New York, p. 507-527 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Southern Africa
Central Africa
Eritrea
East Africa
Ethiopia
13 Citations (Scopus)

From ores to metals

Killick, D. J., Aug 1 2013, Archaeometallurgy in Global Perspective: Methods and Syntheses. Springer New York, p. 11-45 35 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

social structure
artifact
worker
Ore
Metals
2012
39 Citations (Scopus)

Archaeometallurgy: The study of preindustrial mining and metallurgy

Killick, D. J. & Fenn, T., Oct 2012, In : Annual Review of Anthropology. 41, p. 559-575 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pre-industrial society
readership
technology transfer
field of study
social construction
2010
10 Citations (Scopus)

A chalcolithic error: Rebuttal to Amzallag 2009

Thornton, C. P., Golden, J. M., Killick, D. J., Pigott, V. C., Rehren, T. H. & Roberts, B. W., Apr 2010, In : American Journal of Archaeology. 114, 2, p. 305-315 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

civilization
Metallurgy
Rebuttal
Chalcolithic
Counterargument
6 Citations (Scopus)

Mineralogical study of precolonial (1650-1850 CE) tin smelting slags from Rooiberg, Limpopo Province, South Africa

Heimann, R. B., Chirikure, S. & Killick, D. J., Sep 2010, In : European Journal of Mineralogy. 22, 5, p. 751-761 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tin smelting
Tin
smelting
slag
tin
21 Citations (Scopus)

The technology of tin smelting in the Rooiberg Valley, Limpopo Province, South Africa, ca. 1650-1850 CE

Chirikure, S., Heimann, R. B. & Killick, D. J., Jul 2010, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 37, 7, p. 1656-1669 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

chemistry
industry
Slag
Smelting
Limpopo Province
2009
22 Citations (Scopus)

Cairo to cape: The spread of metallurgy through Eastern and Southern Africa

Killick, D. J., Dec 2009, In : Journal of World Prehistory. 22, 4, p. 399-414 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Southern Africa
Central Africa
Eritrea
East Africa
Ethiopia
29 Citations (Scopus)

The social geography of pottery in Botswana as reconstructed by optical petrography

Wilmsen, E. N., Killick, D. J., Rosenstein, D. D., Thebe, P. C. & Denbow, J. R., 2009, In : Journal of African Archaeology. 7, 1, p. 3-39 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social geography
Botswana
Indian Ocean
participation
evidence
2007
22 Citations (Scopus)

The strange case of the earliest silver extraction by European colonists in the New World

Thibodeau, A. M., Killick, D. J., Ruiz, J., Chesley, J. T., Deagan, K., Cruxent, J. M. & Lyman, W., Feb 27 2007, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104, 9, p. 3663-3666 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Expeditions
Silver
Isotopes
Metals
Lead
2006

Archaeological science and African archaeology

Killick, D. J., 2006, In : Journal of African Archaeology. 4, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

archaeology
science
Archaeological Science
African Archaeology
2005
4 Citations (Scopus)

Comments IV: Is there really a chasm between archaeological theory and archaelogical science?

Killick, D. J., Feb 2005, In : Archaeometry. 47, 1, p. 185-189 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

archaeology
science
Archaeology
Archaeological Theory
2004
1 Citation (Scopus)

Pardon the introduction: A preface to our papers

Kuhn, S. L., Schiffer, M. B. & Killick, D. J., Dec 2004, In : World Archaeology. 36, 4, p. 558-560 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

35 Citations (Scopus)

Slag identification at Southern African archaeological sites

Miller, D. & Killick, D. J., 2004, In : Journal of African Archaeology. 2, 1, p. 23-47 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

interpretation
Slag
Archaeological Sites
Africa
Chemical Analysis
47 Citations (Scopus)

Social constructionist approaches to the study of technology

Killick, D. J., Dec 2004, In : World Archaeology. 36, 4, p. 571-578 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2003
7 Citations (Scopus)

Ironworking on the Swahili Coast of Kenya

Kusimba, C. M. & Killick, D. J., 2003, East African Archaeology: Foragers, Potters, Smiths, and Traders. University of Pennsylvania Press, p. 99-115 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Kenya
artifact
Indian Ocean
commodity
manufacturing
24 Citations (Scopus)

Metal working in the Northern Lowveld, South Africa, A.D. 1000-1890

Miller, D., Killick, D. J. & Van Der Merwe, N. J., 2003, In : Journal of Field Archaeology. 28, 3-4, p. 401-417 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

archaeology
campaign
Group
Radiocarbon Dates
Copper
2001

Metal working in the northern lowveld, south africa a.d. 1000–1890

Miller, D., Killick, D. J. & van der Merwe, N. J., Jan 1 2001, In : International journal of phytoremediation. 21, 1, p. 401-417 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metal working
South Africa
Iron
metals
iron
1999
5 Citations (Scopus)

A study of iron smelting at Lopanzo, Equateur Province, Zaire

Ackerman, K. J., Killick, D. J., Herbert, E. W. & Kriger, C., Aug 1999, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 26, 8, p. 1135-1143 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Democratic Republic of the Congo
reconstruction
rain forest
Central Africa
ethnography
1997
12 Citations (Scopus)

Archaeology and archaeometry: From casual dating to a meaningful relationship?

Killick, D. J. & Young, S. M. M., 1997, In : Antiquity. 71, 273, p. 518-524 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

archaeology
university organization
anthropology
social science
science
1993

Indigenous African metallurgy: nature and culture

Childs, S. T. & Killick, D. J., 1993, In : Annual Review of Anthropology. 22, p. 317-337

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1991
10 Citations (Scopus)

A little-known extractive process: Iron smelting in natural-draft furnaces

Killick, D. J., Apr 1991, In : JOM. 43, 4, p. 62-64 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Smelting
Furnaces
Iron
Metals
1989
45 Citations (Scopus)

Between bloomery and blast furnace: Mafa iron-smelting technology in North Cameroon

David, N., Heimann, R., Killick, D. J. & Wayman, M., Dec 1989, In : The African Archaeological Review. 7, 1, p. 183-208 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cameroon
Bloomery
Furnace
Steel
Iron Smelting
1988
25 Citations (Scopus)

Reassessment of the evidence for early metallurgy in Niger, West Africa

Killick, D. J., van der Merwe, N. J., Gordon, R. B. & Grébénart, D., 1988, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 15, 4, p. 367-394 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Niger
West Africa
evidence
Furnace
Early Metallurgy
1986

Appendix A by David J. Killick

Killick, D. J., 1986, In : International Journal of Nautical Archaeology. 15, 1, p. 59-63 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle