In press

Davies, B., M. Power, M. Douglass, D. Braun, S. Mosher, L. Quick, I. Esteban, J. Sealy, J. Parkington, and J. T. Faith. Fire and the management of late Holocene landscapes in southern Africa. Accepted to Quaternary Science Reviews.

Davies, B., M. Douglass, D. Braun, J. Parkington, M. Power, and J. T. Faith. From quartz curvature to late Holocene mobility at Spring Cave, Western Cape, South Africa. Accepted to Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences.


Davies, B., M. Douglass, P. Fanning, and S. Holdaway. Resilience and reversibility: engaging with archaeological record formation to inform on past resilience. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 36(1):51-74. [Open Access Journal]

Faith, J.T., A. Du, A. K. Behrensmeyer, B. Davies, D. B. Patterson, J. Rowan, and B. Wood. Rethinking the ecological drivers of hominin evolution. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 36(9):797-807. [Journal] [Author Copy]

Douglass, M., B. Davies, D. Braun, J. T. Faith, M. Power, and J. Reeves. 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 35. [Journal] [Author Copy]

Braun, D., J. T. Faith, M. Douglass, M. Power, B. Davies, V. Aldeias, N. Conard, R Cutts, L. Dupont, I. Esteban, A. Kandel, N. Levin, J. Luyt, J. Parkington, R. Pickering, L. Quick, J. Sealy, and D. Stynder. Ecosystem engineering in the Quaternary of the west coast of South Africa. Evolutionary Anthropology Published online. [Open Access Journal]


Faith, J. T., D. Braun, B. Davies, L. DeSantis, M. Douglass, I. Esteban, V. Hare, N. Levin, J. Luyt, R. Pickering, M. Power, J. Sealy, and D. Stynder. Ecometrics and the paleoecological implications of Pleistocene faunas from the western coastal plains of the Cape Floristic Region, South Africa. Journal of Quaternary Science DOI: 10.1002/jqs.3247 [Journal]

Carney, M. and B. Davies, 2020. Agent-based modeling, scientific reproducibility, and taphonomy: a successful model implementation case study. Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology 3(1): 182-196. DOI: 10.5334/jcaa.52 [Open Access Journal] [Preprint]

Emmitt, J., K. Allely, B. Davies, E. Hoffman, and S. Holdaway, 2020. Preliminary archaeological survey of shell mounds at Kwokkunum, Albatross Bay, Cape York, Australia. Queensland Archaeological Research 23: 9-24. DOI: 10.25120/qar.23.2020.3718 [Open Access Journal]

Davies, B., 2020. Review: Oxford Handbook of Prehistoric Oceania - E. Cochrane and T. Hunt (eds). Journal of the Polynesian Society 129(1): 113-115. [Download]


Holdaway, S. and B. Davies, 2019. Surface Stone Artifact Scatters, Settlement Patterns, and New Methods for Stone Artifact Analysis. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology Published online. DOI: 10.1007/s41982-019-00030-8 [Open Access Journal]

Romanowska, I., S. Crabtree, K. Harris, and B. Davies, 2019. Agent-based modeling for archaeologists: Part 1 of 3. Advances in Archaeological Practice 7(2): 178-184. DOI: 10.1017/aap.2019.6 [Journal] [Journal Share Link][Data and Supplementary Files]

Davies, B., Romanowska, I., Harris, K., and S. Crabtree, 2019. Combining Geographic Information Systems and Agent-Based Models in Archaeology: Part 2 of 3. Advances in Archaeological Practice 7(2): 185-193. DOI: 10.1017/aap.2019.5 [Journal] [Journal Share Link][Data and Supplementary Files]

Crabtree, S., K. Harris, B. Davies, and I. Romanowska, 2019. Outreach in archaeology with agent-based modeling: Part 3 of 3. Advances in Archaeological Practice 7(2): 194-202. DOI: 10.1017/aap.2019.4 [Journal] [Journal Share Link][Data and Supplementary Files]


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, M. Matsumoto and E. Uleberg (eds). Oxford: Archaeopress, pp. 481-494. [Open Access Proceedings] [Preprint]

Davies, B., Holdaway, S. J., and P. C. Fanning, 2018. Exploring relationships between space, movement, and lithic geometric attributes in the formation of archaeological landscapes. American Antiquity Published online. DOI: 10.1017/aaq.2018.23 [Journal] [Preprint] [Data and Supplementary Files]

Davies, B. and I. Romanowska, 2018. An Emergent Community? Agent-Based Modelers in Archaeology. SAA Archaeological Record 18: 27–32. [Open Access Journal]

Davies, B., 2018. Review: Deep Time Dreaming: Uncovering Ancient Australia - . B. Griffiths. Archaeology in Oceania Published online ahead of print. DOI: 10.1002/arco.5161 [Journal]

Davies, B. and S. Holdaway, 2018. Deflation archaeology. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, C. Smith (ed.). Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_911-2 [Book]


Davies, B. and S. J. Holdaway, 2017. Windows on the Past? Perspectives on Accumulation, Formation, and Significance from an Australian Holocene Lithic Landscape. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte 26:125-156. [Open Access Journal]

Holdaway, S. J., Davies, B., and P. C. Fanning, 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 58(S16):230-242. DOI: 10.1086/691436 [Open Access Journal]

Marwick, B., Guedes, J. d’Alpoim, Barton, C. M., Bates, L. A., Baxter, M., Bevan, A., Bollwerk, E. A., Bocinsky, R. K., Brughmans, T., Carter, A. K., Conrad, C., Contreras, D. A., Costa, S., Crema, E. R., Daggett, A., Davies, B., Drake, B. L., Dye, T. S., France, P., Fullager, R., Giusti, D., Graham, S., Harris, M. D., Hawks, J., Heath, S., Huffer, D., Kansa, E. C., Kansa, S. W., Madsen, M. E., Melcher, J., Negre, J., Neiman, F. D., Opitz, R., Orton, D. C., Przystupa, P., Raviele, M., Riel-Salvatore, J., Riris, P., Romanowska, I., Smith, J., Strupler, N., Ullah, I. I., Vlack, H. G. V., VanValkenberg, N., Watrall, E. C., Webster, C., Wells, J., Winters, J. and C. D. Wren, 2017. Open Science in Archaeology. SAA Archaeological Record 17: 8–14. [Open Access Journal] [Preprint]


Davies, B., Holdaway, S. J., and P. C. Fanning, 2016. Modelling the palimpsest: an exploratory agent-based model of surface archaeological deposit formation in a fluvial arid Australian landscape. The Holocene 26(3): 450-463. DOI: 10.1177/0959683615609754 [Journal] [Preprint] [Data and Supplementary Files]


Davies, B., 2015. Review: Computational Approaches to Archaeological Spaces-A. Bevan and M. Lake (eds). Journal of Pacific Archaeology 6(2):65. [Journal]

Davies, B. and S. Bickler, 2015. Sailing the simulated seas: a new simulation for evaluating prehistoric seafaring. In Across Space and Time: Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology CAA. Proceedings of the 41st International Conference, Perth, WA, Australia, March 25 – 28, 2013. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. [Open Access Proceedings] [Preprint]


Davies, B., 2011. Review: Hawaiki Rising: Hōkūle‘a, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian Renaissance - S. Low. Rapa Nui Journal 28(2): 89-90. [Open Access Journal] [Download]


Davies, B., 2011. Review: Terra Australis 28: New Directions in Archaeological Science-A. Fairbairn, S. O’Connor, and B. Marwick (eds). Journal of the Polynesian Society 120(1): 89-91. [Open Access Journal]

Other publications

Davies, B. Agent-based modeling prehistoric landscape use with R and NetLogo. In How To Do Archaeological Science Using R, B. Marwick (ed). Book in open review at