Professor Simon Armitage

  1. 2021
  2. Published

    Multiple hominin dispersals into Southwest Asia over the past 400,000 years

    Groucutt, H. S., White, T. S., Scerri, E. M. L., Andrieux, E., Clark-Wilson, R., Breeze, P. S., Armitage, S. J., Stewart, M., Drake, N., Louys, J., Price, G. J., Duval, M., Parton, A., Candy, I., Carleton, W. C., Shipton, C., Jennings, R. P., Zahir, M., Blinkhorn, J., Blockley, S. & 3 others, Al-Omari, A., Alsharekh, A. M. & Petraglia, M. D., 1 Sep 2021, In: Nature. 597, 7876, p. 376-380 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  3. Published

    Taphonomy of an excavated striped hyena (Hyaena hyaena) den in Arabia: implications for paleoecology and prehistory

    Stewart, M., Andrieux, E., Clark-Wilson, R., Vanwezer, N., Blinkhorn, J., Armitage, S., Al-Omari, A., Zahrani, B., Alqahtani, M., Al-Shanti, M., Zalmout, I., Al-Mufarreh, Y. S. A., Alsharekh, A., Boivin, N., Petraglia, M. & Groucutt, H., 20 Jul 2021, In: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. 13, 139.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  4. Published

    The expansion of Acheulean hominins into the Nefud Desert of Arabia

    Scerri, E. M. L., Frouin, M., Breeze, P. S., Armitage, S. J., Candy, I., Groucutt, H. S., Drake, N., Parton, A., White, T. S., Alsharekh, A. M. & Petraglia, M. D., 12 May 2021, In: Scientific Reports. 11, 1, 10111.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  5. Published

    Earliest known human burial in Africa

    Martinón-Torres, M., d’Errico, F., Santos, E., Álvaro Gallo, A., Amano, N., Archer, W., Armitage, S. J., Arsuaga, J. L., Bermúdez de Castro, J. M., Blinkhorn, J., Crowther, A., Douka, K., Dubernet, S., Faulkner, P., Fernández-Colón, P., Kourampas, N., González García, J., Larreina, D., Le Bourdonnec, F. X., MacLeod, G. & 16 others, Martín-Francés, L., Massilani, D., Mercader, J., Miller, J. M., Ndiema, E., Notario, B., Pitarch Martí, A., Prendergast, M. E., Queffelec, A., Rigaud, S., Roberts, P., Shoaee, M. J., Shipton, C., Simpson, I., Boivin, N. & Petraglia, M. D., 5 May 2021, In: Nature. 593, 7857, p. 95-100 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  6. E-pub ahead of print

    Gold Miners on the Trail of the Earliest Humans in Eastern Saharan Africa. Investigating the Acheulean and Middle Stone Age in Sudanese Nubia

    Masojć, M., Nassr, A., Kim, J. Y., Ehlert, M., Michalec, G., Krupa-Kurzynowska, J., Sohn, Y. K., Andrieux, E., Armitage, S., Szmit, M., Kim, J. C., Kim, J. S., Cendrowska, M., Dreczko, E., Moska, P., Kyeong, J. K. & Choi, Y., 14 Apr 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of African Archaeology. p. 1-10 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  7. Published

    The oldest Homo erectus buried lithic horizon from the Eastern Saharan Africa. EDAR 7 - an Acheulean assemblage with Kombewa method from the Eastern Desert, Sudan

    Masojc, M., Kim, J. Y., Krupa-Kurzynowska, J., Sohn, Y. K., Ehlert, M., Michalec, G., Cendrowska, M., Andrieux, E., Armitage, S. J., Szmit, M., Dreczko, E., Kim, J. C., Kim, J. S., Lee, G. S., Moska, P. & Jadain, M. A., 23 Mar 2021, In: PLoS ONE. 16, 3, e0248279.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  8. Published

    Distinct periods of fan aggradation and incision for tributary valleys of different sizes along the Bailong River, eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau

    Li, Y., Meng, X., Stevens, T., Armitage, S., Bian, S., Chen, G. & He, J., 15 Jan 2021, In: Geomorphology. 373, 107490.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  9. 2020
  10. Published

    Palaeoenvironmental and sea level changes during the holocene in eastern Saudi Arabia and their implications for Neolithic populations

    Parker, A. G., Morley, M. W., Armitage, S. J., Engel, M., Parton, A., Preston, G. W., Russ, H. & Drechsler, P., 1 Dec 2020, In: Quaternary Science Reviews. 249, 19 p., 106618.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  11. Published

    Geochemical and sedimentological responses of arctic glacial Lake Ilirney, chukotka (far east Russia) to palaeoenvironmental change since ∼51.8 ka BP

    Vyse, S. A., Herzschuh, U., Andreev, A. A., Pestryakova, L. A., Diekmann, B., Armitage, S. J. & Biskaborn, B. K., 1 Nov 2020, In: Quaternary Science Reviews. 247, 22 p., 106607.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  12. Published

    Human footprints provide snapshot of last interglacial ecology in the Arabian interior

    Stewart, M., Clark-Wilson, R., Breeze, P., Janulis, K., Candy, I., Armitage, S., Ryves, D., Louys, J., Duval, M., Price, G., Cuthbertson, P., Bernal, M., Drake, N., Alsharekh, A., Zahrani, B., Al-Omari, A., Roberts, P., Groucutt, H. S. & Petraglia, M. D., 18 Sep 2020, In: Science Advances. 6, 38, eaba8940.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  13. Published
  14. 2019
  15. Published

    Optically stimulated luminescence dating of heat retainer hearths from the Sahara: Insights into signal accumulation and measurement

    Armitage, S., Krishna, A., Parker, L. & King, G., Feb 2019, In: Quaternary Geochronology. 49, p. 249-253 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  16. Published

    OSL dating of a carbonate island in the Chobe Enclave, NW Botswana

    Diaz, N., Armitage, S. J., Verrecchia, E. P. & Herman, F., Feb 2019, In: Quaternary Geochronology. 49, p. 172-176 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  17. Published
  18. Published

    The Forth and Strathmore Ice Streams

    Roberts, D. H., Huton, K., Livingstone, S. J., Davies, B., Evans, D. J. A., Stokes, C. R., Ó Cofaigh, C., Grayson, T., Armitage, S. & Gheorghiu, D., 2019, The Quaternary Glaciation of Glen Cova and Strathmore. London: Quaternary Research Association, London, (Quaternary Research Association Field Guide).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  19. 2018
  20. Published

    High-precision natural dose rate estimates through beta counting

    Cunningham, A., Murray, A. S., Armitage, S. & Autzen, M., 15 Dec 2018, In: Radiation Measurements. 120, p. 209-214 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  21. Published

    Reconstructing palaeoclimate and hydrological fluctuations in the Fezzan Basin (southern Libya) since 130 ka: A catchment-based approach

    Drake, N., Lem, R., Armitage, S., Breeze, P., Francke, J., El-Hawat, A. S., Salem, M. J., Hounslow, M. & White, K., 15 Nov 2018, In: Quaternary Science Reviews. 200, p. 376-394 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  22. Published

    The Lake CHAd Deep DRILLing project (CHADRILL) - targeting ~ 10 million years of environmental and climate change in Africa

    the ICDP CHADRILL Consortium, 22 Oct 2018, In: Scientific Drilling. 24, p. 71-78 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  23. Published

    Alluvial fan aggradation/incision history of the eastern Tibetan plateau margin and implications for debris flow/debris-charged flood hazard

    Li, Y., Armitage, S., Stevens, T. & Meng, X., 1 Oct 2018, In: Geomorphology. 318, p. 203-216 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  24. Published

    Neolithic pastoralism in marginal environments during the Holocene Humid Period, northern Saudi Arabia

    Scerri, E., Guagnin, M., Groucutt, H., Armitage, S., Parker, L., Drake, N., Louys, J., Breeze, P., Zahir, M., Alsharekh, A. & Petraglia, M., Oct 2018, In: Antiquity. 92, 365, p. 1180-1194 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  25. Published

    78,000-year-old record of Middle and Later Stone Age innovation in an East African tropical forest

    Shipton, C., Roberts, P., Archer, W., Armitage, S., Bita, C., Blinkhorn, J., Courtney-Mustaphi, C., Crowther, A., Curtis, R., D'Errico, F., Douka, K., Faulkner, P., Groucutt, H., Helm, R., Herries, A., Jembe, S., Kourampas, N., Lee-Thorp, J., Marchant, R., Mercader, J. & 8 others, Pitarch Marti, A., Prendergast, M., Rowson, B., Tengeza, A., Tibesasa, R., White, T., Petraglia, M. & Boivin, N., 9 May 2018, In: Nature Communications. 9, p. 1-8 8 p., 1832 (2018).

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  26. Published

    Homo sapiens in Arabia by 85,000 years ago

    Groucutt, H., Grün, R., Zalmout, I., Drake, N., Armitage, S., Candy, I., Clark-Wilson, R., Louys, J., Breeze, P., Duval, M., Buck, L., Kivell, T., Pomeroy, E., Stephens, N., Stock, J., Stewart, M., Price, G., Kinsley, L., Sung, W. W., Alsharekh, A. & 10 others, Al-Omari, A., Zahir, M., Memesh, A., Abdulshakoor, A., Al-Masari, A., Bahameem, A., Al Murayyi, K., Zahrani, B., Scerri, E. & Petraglia, M., 9 Apr 2018, In: Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2, p. 800–809 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  27. Published

    Geomorphology, geoarcheology and paleoenvironments

    Parker, A. G., Armitage, S. J., Engel, M., Morley, M. W., Parton, A., Preston, G. W. & Russ, H., 1 Jan 2018, Dosariyah: An Arabian Neolithic Coastal Community in the Central Gulf. Archaeopress, p. 21-55 35 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  28. 2017
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    Prehistory and palaeoenvironments of the western Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia.

    Breeze, P., Groucutt, H., Drake, N., Louys, J., Scerri, E., Armitage, S., Zalmout, I., Memesh, A., Haptari, M., Soubhi, S., Matari, A., Zahir, M., Al-Omari, A., Alsharekh, A. & Petraglia, M., Jun 2017, In: Archaeological Research in Asia. 10, p. 1–16 16 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  30. Published

    Testing the applicability of optically stimulated luminescence dating to Ocean Drilling Program cores

    Armitage, S. & Pinder, R., Apr 2017, In: Quaternary Geochronology. 39, p. 124–130 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  31. 2016
  32. Published

    Dune ages in the sand deserts of the southern Sahara and Sahel

    Bristow, C. & Armitage, S., 29 Jul 2016, In: Quaternary International. 410, Part B, p. 46-57 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  33. Published

    An Optical luminescence chronology for late Pleistocene aeolian activity in the Colombian and Venezuelan Llanos

    Carr, A., Armitage, S., Berrio, J-C., Bilbao, B. & Boom, A., Mar 2016, In: Quaternary Research. 85, 2, p. 299-312 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  34. 2015
  35. Published

    Optically stimulated luminescence dating of Ocean Drilling Program Core 658B: Complications arising from authigenic uranium uptake and lateral sediment movement

    Armitage, S., Oct 2015, In: Quaternary Geochronology. 30, Part B, p. 270-274 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  36. Published

    West African monsoon dynamics inferred from abrupt fluctuations of Lake Mega-Chad

    Armitage, S., Bristow, C. S. & Drake, N. A., 14 Jul 2015, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 28, p. 8543-8548 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  37. 2014
  38. Published

    Klipdrift Shelter, southern Cape, South Africa: preliminary report on the Howiesons Poort layers.

    Henshilwood, C., van Niekerk, K., Wurz, S., Delagnes, A., Armitage, S., Rifkin, R., Douze, K., Keene, P., Haaland, M., Reynard, J., Discamps, E. & Mienies, S., 1 May 2014, In: Journal of Archaeological Science. 45, p. 284-303

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  39. Published

    The potential of cryptotephra and OSL dating for refining the chronology of open-air archaeological windblown sand sites: A case study from Mirkowice 33, northwest Poland

    Housley, R., MacLeod, A., Armitage, S., Kabacinski, J. & Gamble, C., Apr 2014, In: Quaternary Geochronology. 20, p. 99-108 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  40. 2013
  41. Published

    The environmental context of Paleolithic settlement at Jebel Faya, Emirate Sharjah, UAE.

    Bretzke, K., Armitage, S., Parker, A. G., Walkington, H. & Uerpmann, H-P., 25 Jun 2013, In: Quaternary International. 300, p. 83-93

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  42. Published

    Optically stimulated luminescence dating of hearths from the Fazzan Basin, Libya: A tool for determining the timing and pattern of Holocene occupation of the Sahara

    Armitage, S. J. & King, G. E., 2013, In: Quaternary Geochronology. 15, p. 88-97 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  43. 2012
  44. Published

    A comparison of single-grain and small aliquot dating of fine sand from Cyrenaica, northern Libya

    Russell, N. J. & Armitage, S. J., Jul 2012, In: Quaternary Geochronology. 10, p. 62-67 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  45. Published

    Holocene palaeoenvironmental change and the impact of prehistoric salt production in the Seille Valley, eastern France.

    Riddiford, N., Branch, N., Green, C., Armitage, S. J. & Olivier, L., 2012, In: The Holocene. 22, 8, p. 831-845 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  46. 2011
  47. Published

    The Southern Route "Out of Africa": Evidence for an Early Expansion of Modern Humans into Arabia

    Armitage, S. J., Jasim, S. A., Marks, A. E., Parker, A. G., Usik, V. I. & Uerpmann, H-P., 28 Jan 2011, In: Science. 331, 6016, p. 453-456 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  48. Published

    Ancient watercourses and biogeography of the Sahara explain the peopling of the desert

    Drake, N. A., Blench, R. M., Armitage, S. J., Bristow, C. S. & White, K. H., 11 Jan 2011, In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, 2, p. 458-462 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  49. 2010
  50. Published

    Quartz luminescence dating of Anglian Stage (MIS 12) fluvial sediments: Comparison of SAR age estimates to the terrace chronology of the Middle Thames valley, UK

    Pawley, S. M., Toms, P., Armitage, S. J. & Rose, J., Oct 2010, In: Quaternary Geochronology. 5, 5, p. 569-582 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  51. 2009
  52. Published

    Deflation in the dustiest place on Earth: The Bodélé Depression, Chad

    Bristow, C. S., Drake, N. & Armitage, S., 1 Apr 2009, In: Geomorphology. 105, 1-2, p. 50-58 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  53. 2008
  54. Published

    Palaeohydrology of the Fazzan Basin and surrounding regions: The last 7 million years

    Drake, N. A., El-Hawat, A. S., Turner, P., Armitage, S. J., Salem, M. J., White, K. H. & McLaren, S., 23 Jun 2008, In: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 263, 3-4, p. 131-145 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  55. Published

    Optical dating of abrupt shifts in the late Pleistocene East Asian monsoon

    Stevens, T., Lu, H., Thomas, D. S. G. & Armitage, S. J., May 2008, In: Geology. 36, 5, p. 415-418 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  56. 2007
  57. Published

    Ancient biomolecules from deep ice cores reveal a forested Southern Greenland

    Willerslev, E., Cappellini, E., Boomsma, W., Nielsen, R., Hebsgaard, M. B., Brand, T. B., Hofreiter, M., Bunce, M., Poinar, H. N., Dahl-Jensen, D., Johnsen, S., Steffensen, J. P., Bennike, O., Schwenninger, J-L., Nathan, R., Armitage, S., de Hoog, C-J., Alfimov, V., Christl, M., Beer, J. & 10 others, Muscheler, R., Barker, J., Sharp, M., Penkman, K. E. H., Haile, J., Taberlet, P., Gilbert, M. T. P., Casoli, A., Campani, E. & Collins, M. J., 6 Jul 2007, In: Science. 317, 5834, p. 111-114 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  58. Published

    Reinterpreting climate proxy records from late Quaternary Chinese loess: A detailed OSL investigation

    Stevens, T., Thomas, D. S. G., Armitage, S. J., Lunn, H. R. & Lu, H., Jan 2007, In: Earth-Science Reviews. 80, 1-2, p. 111-136 27 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  59. Examining the potential of high sampling resolution OSL dating of Chinese loess

    Stevens, T., Armitage, S. J., Lu, H. & Thomas, D. S. G., 2007, In: Quaternary Geochronology. 2, 1-4, p. 15-22 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  60. Published

    Examining the potential of high-resolution OSL dating of Chinese loess

    Stevens, T., Armitage, S. J., Lu, H. & Thomas, D. S. G., 2007, In: Quaternary Geochronology. 2, 1-4, p. 15-22 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  61. Published

    Multiple phases of north African humidity recorded in lacustrine sediments from the fazzan basin, Libyan sahara

    Armitage, S. J., Drake, N. A., Stokes, S., El-Hawat, A., Salem, M., White, K., Turner, P. & McLaren, S. J., 2007, In: Quaternary Geochronology. 2, 1-4, p. 181-186 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  62. 2006
  63. Published

    The formation and evolution of the barrier islands of Inhaca and Bazaruto, Mozambique

    Armitage, S. J., Botha, G. A., Duller, G. A. T., Wintle, A. G., Rebelo, L. P. & Momade, F. J., 15 Dec 2006, In: Geomorphology. 82, 3-4, p. 295-308 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  64. Published

    Holocene slip-rate on the Sabzevar thrust fault, NE Iran, determined using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL)

    Fattahi, M., Walker, R., Hollingsworth, J., Bahroudi, A., Nazari, H., Talebian, M., Armitage, S. & Stokes, S., 30 May 2006, In: Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 245, 3-4, p. 673-684 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  65. Published

    Sedimentation and diagenesis of Chinese loess: implications for the preservation of continuous, high-resolution climate records

    Stevens, T., Armitage, S. J., Lu, H. & Thomas, D. S. G., 2006, In: Geology. 34, 10, p. 849-852 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  66. 2005
  67. Published

    An investigation of pulsed-irradiation regeneration of quartz OSL and its implications for the precision and accuracy of optical dating (Paper II)

    Bailey, R. M., Armitage, S. J. & Stokes, S., Aug 2005, In: Radiation Measurements. 39, 4, p. 347-359 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  68. Published

    The measured dependence of laboratory beta dose rates on sample grain size

    Armitage, S. J. & Bailey, R. M., Feb 2005, In: Radiation Measurements. 39, 2, p. 123-127 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  69. 2003
  70. Evidence for dune reactivation from GPR profiles on the Maputaland coastal plain, South Africa

    Botha, G. A., Bristow, C. S., Porat, N., Duller, G., Armitage, S. J., Roberts, H. M., Clarke, B. M., Kota, M. W. & Schoeman, P., 2003, In: Geological Society Special Publication. 211, p. 29-46 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

  71. 2000
  72. Published

    Quartz from southern Africa: sensitivity changes as a result of thermal pretreatment

    Armitage, S. J., Duller, G. A. T. & Wintle, A. G., 2000, In: Radiation Measurements. 32, 5-6, p. 571-577 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review