Richer, S and Gearey, B, (2017) The Medicine Tree: Unsettling Palaeoecological Perceptions of Past Environments and Human Activity, Journal of Social Archaeology, 17(3): 239–262. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1469605317731013

Or the accepted manuscript can be freely downloaded from here.

Richer, S, and Gearey, B, (2017) From Rackham to REVEALS: Reflections on Palaeoecological Approaches to Woodland and Trees, Environmental Archaeology http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14614103.2017.1283765.

This article is fully open access.


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Journal Articles

Walsh, K, Richer, S, and de Beaulieu, J-L, (2006) Attitudes to altitude: changing meanings and perceptions within a “marginal” Alpine landscape – the integration of palaeoecological and archaeological data in a high-altitude landscape in the French Alps, World Archaeology, 38(3), 436–454. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00438240600813392.

Walsh, K, Court-Picon, M, de Beaulieu, J-L, Guiter, F, Mocci, F, Richer, S, Sinet, R, Talon, B and Tzortzis, S, (2014) A historical ecology of the Ecrins (Southern French Alps): Archaeology and palaeoecology of the Mesolithic to the medieval period, Quaternary International, 353(5), 52–73. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2013.08.060.

Richer, S (2017)  ‘The site that slipped through the ‘lime decline’ net: A Holocene history of Tilia at Shrawley Wood, Worcestershire, UK’, Quaternary Newsletter, 140.

Mocci, F, Walsh, K, Richer, S, Talon, B, Tzortzis, S, Martinez, JMP, Bressy, C, (2007) Archéologie et paléoenvironnement dans les Alpes méridionales françaises, Hauts massifs de l’Argentiérois, du Champsaur et de l’Ubaye, Hautes-Alpes et Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Néolithique final-début de l’Antiquité. In Cahiers de Paléoenvironnement, 6, 253–272.


Richer, S, (2013) Writing a dissertation – the essential guide. Peterborough: Need2Know.

Book Chapters

Richer, S, (in press) ‘Peat Deposits’. In S. López Varela (ed) The SAS Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences.

Barrett J H, Farr, L R, Redhouse, D, Richer, S, Zimmermann J, Sharpe L, Ovenden S, Moore J, Poller T, Milek, K B, Simpson I A, Smith, M, Gourley, B, and O’Connor, T, (2012) Quoygrew and its landscape context. In J.H. Barrett (ed), Being an Islander: Production and Identity at Quoygrew, Orkney, AD 900–1600. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, 25–46.

Tzortzis, S, Mocci, F, Walsh, K, Talon, B, Court-Picon, M, Dumas, V, Py, V and Richer, S, (2008) Les massifs de l’Argentiérois du Mésolithique au début de l’Antiquité. In D. Garcia and H. Richard, (eds), Le peuplement de l’arc alpin. Paris: Editions du CTHS, 123–8.

Publications for Other and Wider Audiences

Policy Brief: Stump, D and Richer, S, 2017 ‘Terraces are good, but sediment traps are better’. AAREA Policy Brief No. 1, University of York.

Film: ‘Grains of Truth’, in conjunction with Ambient Film. Archaeological research in East Africa. Available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJKal9rkFKo

Article: Richer, S and Stump, D, 2016 ‘More than just a terrace: a past perspective on the multifunctional agriculture of Konso, Ethiopia’ in World Farming Organisation publication F@rmletters. Download available here.

Article: Richer, S and Lang, C, 2017 ‘Archaeological evidence for shifting irrigation and cultivation practices at Engaruka, Tanzania’ RAMSAR newsletter article.

Recipe book: Richer, S and Trustram Eve, N 2013 ‘Recipes from History: Chocolate’. The Copper Pot, Bewdley.

Recipe book: Trustram Eve, N and Richer, S, 2012 ‘Recipes from History: Damsons’. The Copper Pot, Bewdley.