Project and Related Papers:

21) Utting, B. Geochemical fingerprinting of Pleistocene stone tools from the Trang An Landscape Complex, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam. PLoS ONE 17(6): e0269658. Available here.

20) Rabett, R., Coward, F., Tran Tan Van et al. 2021. Human Adaptation to Coastal Evolution: Late Quaternary evidence from Southeast Asia (SUNDASIA) – A report on the third year of the project. Vietnam Archaeology 15 (2020): 33-63. Available here.

19) Stimpson, C., O’Donnell, S., Nguyen Thi Mai Huong, Holmes, R., Utting, B., Kahlert, T., Rabett, R. 2021. Confirmed archaeological evidence of water deer in Vietnam: relics of the Pleistocene or a shifting baseline? Royal Society Open Science 8: 210529 – available open access here.

18) Kahlert, T., O’Donnell, S., Stimpson, C., Nguyen Thi Mai Huong, Hill, E., Utting, B., Rabett, R. 2021. Mid-Holocene coastline reconstruction from geomorphological sea level indicators in the Tràng An World Heritage Site, Northern Vietnam. Quaternary Science Reviews 263. Accepted manuscript. Institutional access online here

17) Nadler, T., Rabett, R., O’Donnell, S., Nguyen Thi Mai Huong. 2020. Delacour’s langur (Trachypithecus delacouri) reintroduction program: A preliminary report on the trial release into the Trang An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ninh Binh Province, Vietnam. Vietnamese Journal of Primatology 3(2): 39-48.

16) Rabett, R.J. 2020. Review – Tropical Forests in Prehistory, History and Modernity, by Patrick Roberts, 2019. Oxford: Oxford University Press; ISBN: 978-0-19-881849-6 hardback £85. xvi+350 pp. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 30(4): 706-711. A read-only authorised copy of the review can be found here.

15) O’Donnell, S., Nguyen Thi Mai Huong, Christopher Stimpson, Rachael Holmes, Thorsten Kahlert, Evan Hill, Vo Thuy and Ryan Rabett. 2020 Holocene development and human use of mangroves and limestone forest at an ancient hong lagoon in the Tràng An karst, Ninh Binh, Vietnam. Quaternary Science Reviews 242: 106416. Limited time (50-day from this date) free access to the article through QSR is available here.  A video abstract to the paper is available here.

14) Rabett, R.J., Coward, F.S., Van, T.T. et al. 2019. Human Adaptation to Coastal Evolution: Late Quaternary evidence from Southeast Asia (SUNDASIA) – A report on the second year of the project. Vietnam Archaeology 13(2018): 23-49.

13) Stimpson C.M., Utting B., O’Donnell, S., Huong, N.T.M., Kahlert T., Manh B.V., Khanh P.S., Rabett R.J. 2019 An 11 000-year-old giant muntjac subfossil from Northern Vietnam: implications for past and present populations. Royal Society Open Science 6: 181461. 

12Rabett, R. 2018. The success of failed Homo sapiens dispersals out of Africa and into Asia. Nature: Ecology & Evolution 2: 212–219, doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0436-8 (Read-only access through the Springer Nature Content Sharing Initiative.)

11) Rabett, R., Coward, F., Van, T.T., Stimpson, C.M., Kahlert, T., Bachtsevanidou Strantzali, I., Utting, B., Trung, N.D., Green, A., Holmes, R., Hue, L.T.T.K., Lien, V.T., Ludgate, N., Linh, V.D., Loyer, J., Mann, D., Dong, N.T., Loan, N.T., Khanh, P.S., Son, P.T., Simpson, D., Quy, T.T.K., Verhoeven, M., Tan, N.C., Manh, B.V. 2017. Human Adaptation to Coastal Evolution: Late Quaternary evidence from Southeast Asia (SUNDASIA) – A report on the first year of the project [online published version available here]

10) Rabett, R., Ludgate, N., Stimpson, C., Hill, E., Hunt, C., Ceron, J., Farr, L., Morley, M., Reynolds, T., Zukswert, H., Simpson, D., Nyiri, B., Verhoeven, M., Appleby, J., Meneely, J., Phan, L., Dong, N-N., Lloyd-Smith, L., Hawkes, J. Blyth, A., Nguyên Cao Tân. 2017. Tropical limestone forest resilience and late Pleistocene foraging during MIS-2 in the Tràng An massif, Vietnam. Quaternary International 448: 62-81. [Published version available here]

9) Rabett, R. & Jones, S. 2014. Post-glacial transformations in South and Southeast Asia. Cummings, V., Jordan, P., Zvelebil, M. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology and Anthropology of Hunter-Gatherers. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 492-506.

8) Piper, P.J. & Rabett, R.J. 2014. Late Pleistocene subsistence strategies in Southeast Asia and their implications for understanding the development of modern human behaviour. Dennell, R. and Porr, M. (eds.) Southern Asia, Australia, and the Search for Human Origins. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 118-134.

7) Rabett, R.J. 2013. The early human occupation of Tràng An, Vietnam: archaeological and palaeo-environmental evidence. Journal of Geology, Series B 336: 1-7.

6) Rabett, R.J. 2012. Human Adaptation in the Asian Palaeolithic: Hominin Dispersal and Behaviour during the Late Quaternary. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

5) Rabett, R.J. & Piper, P.J. 2012. The emergence of bone technologies at the end of the Pleistocene in Southeast Asia: regional and evolutionary implications. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 22(1): 37-56.

4) Rabett, R., Appleby, J., Blyth, A., Farr, L., Gallou, A., Giffiths, T., Hawkes, J., Marcus, D., Marlow, L., Morley, M., Nguyên Cao Tân, Nguyên Van Son, Penkman, K., Reynolds, T., Stimpson, S., Szabó, K. 2011. Inland shell midden site-formation: investigation into a late Pleistocene to early Holocene midden from Tràng An, northern Vietnam. [Published version: Quaternary International 239: 153-169.]

3) Rabett, R. & Barker, G. 2010. Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene forager mobility in Southeast Asia. Bellina, B., Wisseman Christie, J., Bacus, L. Pryce, T.O. (eds.) 50 Years of Archaeology in Southeast Asia: Essays in Honour of Ian Glover. River Books: Bangkok, pp. 66-77.

2) Rabett, R., Stimpson, C., Nguyên Van Son, Nguyên Cao Tân, Đổ Van Cuong, Ngô Thi Huy, Nguyên Van Thai, Đo Thị Tuyen. 2009b. Archaeological survey in the Tràng An eco-resort, Ninh Bình, North Vietnam: a brief report. Archaeological Heritage of Malaysia 2: 117-127.

1) Rabett, R., Barker, G., Hunt, C.O., Naruse, T., Piper, P., Raddatz, E., Reynolds, T., Nguyêń Van Son, Stimpson, C., Szabó K., Nguyên Cao Tân, Wilson, J. 2009a. The Tràng An project: Late- to Post-Pleistocene settlement of the lower Song Hong valley, North Vietnam. [Published version: Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society 19(1): 83-109.]


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