Publications

Papers are linked where possible. You may also visit my ResearchGate and academia.edu pages.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Napolitano, Matthew F., Robert J. DiNapoli, Jessica H. Stone, Maureece J. Levin, Nicholas P. Jew, Brian G. Lane, John T. O’Connor, and Scott M. Fitzpatrick
2019 Reevaluating human colonization of the Caribbean using chronometric hygiene and Bayesian modeling. Science Advances 5(12): eaar7806. (Open Access)

Comer, Douglas C., Jacob A. Comer, Ioana A. Dumitru, William S. Ayres, Maureece J. Levin, Katherine Seikel, Devin A. White, and Michael J. Harrower
2019 Airborne LiDAR Reveals a Vast Archaeological Landscape at the Nan Madol World Heritage Site. Remote Sensing 11(18): 2152. (Open Access)

Stephens, Lucas, Dorian Fuller, Nicole Boivin, [and 117 others, including Maureece J. Levin]
2019 Archaeological assessment reveals Earth’s early transformation through land use. Science 365(6456): 897-902. DOI: 10.1126/science.aax1192.

Liu, Li, Jiajing Wang, Maureece J. Levin, Nasa Sinnott-Armstrong, Hao Zhao, Yanan Zhao, Jing Shao, Nan Di, and Tian’en Zhang
2019 The origins of specialized pottery and alcohol fermentation in early Neolithic China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116(26): 12767-12774. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1902668116.

Levin, Maureece J.
2019 Prehistoric Agricultural Transformations in the Pacific Islands: Towards a Comprehensive Phytolith Analysis. Quaternary International. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2019.03.002.

Levin, Maureece J., Katherine Seikel and Aimee Miles
2019 A Partial Chronological Sequence of Human Habitation for Pingelap Atoll (Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia). Radiocarbon 61(3): 765-776. DOI: 10.1017/RDC.2019.30.

Liu, Li, Maureece J. Levin, Xingcan Chen, and Yongqiang Li
2018 河南偃师灰嘴遗址新石器时代和二里头文化时期工具 残留物及微痕分析 (Use-wear and residue analyses of cutting tools of the Neolithic and Erlitou periods from the Huizui site in Yanshi, Henan). 中原文物 (Cultural Relics of Central China) 204: 82-97. (In Chinese, with English abstract.)

Liu, Li, Maureece J. Levin, Mike Bonomo, Jiajing Wang, Jinming Shi, Yanhua Song, Jiayi Han, and Xingcan Chen
2018 Harvesting and processing wild cereals in the Upper Paleolithic Yellow River Valley, China. Antiquity 92(363): 603-619.

Levin, Maureece J.
2018      Breadfruit Fermentation in Pohnpei, Micronesia: Site Formation, Archaeological Visibility, and Interpretive Strategies. The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 13(1): 109-131. DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2017.1382618.

Levin, Maureece J.
2017     Archaeobotanical Approaches in the Study of Food Production in Remote Oceania.   Ethnobiology Letters 8(1): 105-108. DOI: 10.14237/ebl.8.1.2017.882.
(Open Access)

Liu, Li, Jiajing Wang, and Maureece J. Levin
2017      Usewear and residue analyses of experimental harvesting stone tools for archaeological research. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 14: 439-453. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.06.018.

Levin, Maureece J., Molly Shelton, and William S. Ayres
2017      Swiddening Practices in the Micronesian Past: Macrocharcoal Quantification from a Gardening Site in Pohnpei. The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 12(3): 451-457. DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2016.1271066.

Levin, Maureece J. and William Ayres
2017      Managed agroforests, swiddening, and the introduction of pigs in Pohnpei, Micronesia: phytolith evidence from an anthropogenic landscape. Quaternary International 434B: 70-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.12.027.

Levin, Maureece J.
2016     Roasting Breadfruit in the Pacific: A Combined Plant Macroremain and Phytolith Analysis from Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. Archaeology in Oceania 51: 70-76. DOI: 10.1002/arco.5081.

Book Reviews
Levin, Maureece
2018     Tangatatau Rockshelter: The Evolution of an Eastern Polynesian Socio-Ecosystem. Edited by Patrick Vinton Kirch. 2017. UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, Los Angeles. 326 pp. Ethnobiology Letters 9(2): 243-244.

Levin, Maureece
2017      Of Trowels and Temples. Review of Three Stones Make a Wall. By Eric H. Cline (Princeton, Princeton University Press, 2017). Open Letters Monthly.
http://www.openlettersmonthly.com/of-trowels-and-temples/. (Popular press/general audience review)

Levin, Maureece J.
2015      Review of Ancient Plants and People: Contemporary Trends in Archaeobotany. Edited by Marco Madella, Carla Lancelotti, and Manon Savard (Tuscon, University of Arizona Press, 2014). Food, Culture and Society 18(4): 709-711. DOI:10.1080/15528014.2015.1088203.

Non-Peer Reviewed Short Communications

Miles, Aimee and Maureece J. Levin
2020 Settlement patterns, subsistence strategies, and human-environment interactions on Pingelap Atoll, Micronesia. The Current: Newsletter of the Island & Coastal Archaeology Interest Group 7(2): 6-7.

Levin, Maureece J., Jiajing Wang, and Li Liu
2019 From Foraging to Farming Across the Asia-Pacific: An Introduction. Quaternary International 529: 1-2.

Levin, Maureece J., Katherine Seikel, and Aimee Miles
2017       Settlement and Food Systems of Pingelap, Micronesia: The 2017 Field Season. The Current: Newsletter of the Island & Coastal Archaeology Interest Group 5(1): 9-10.

Levin, Maureece J.
2016       Pingelapese Food Production in the Archaeological Record: A Pilot Project. The Current: Newsletter of the Island & Coastal Archaeology Interest Group 4(2): 14-15.

Levin, Maureece J.
2015      Food Production, Environment, and Culture in Central-Eastern Micronesia. SAA Current Research 227:1.

Technical Reports           
Levin, Maureece J., Katherine Seikel and Aimee Miles
2018 Settlement and Subsistence on Pingelap Atoll: Results from the 2017 Field Season. Report Submitted to Historic Preservation Office, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.

Levin, Maureece J.
2016     Pohnpeian and Pingelapese Food Production in the Archaeological Record: A Pilot Project. Report Submitted to Historic Preservation Office, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.

Ayres, William, Maureece Levin, and Katherine Seikel
2015      Archaeological Survey, Architectural Studies and Agricultural Analysis, Nan Madol and Temwen, Pohnpei. Pacific Islands Archaeological Laboratory, University of Oregon.  Submitted to Historic Preservation Office, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.

Ayres, William, Katherine Seikel, and Maureece Levin
2009      Archaeological Remains at Angier-Karian, Nan Madol, With Supplemental Studies at Sokehs and Temwen, Pohnpei, FSM.   Report 08-1, Pacific Islands Archaeological Laboratory, University of Oregon. Submitted to Historic Preservation Office, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.