41. Nicoll, K., Hahnenberger, M. and Goldstein, H.  2020. ‘Dust in the wind’ from source-to-sink: analysis of a strong intermountain cyclone storm and dust-on-snow depositional event in April 2015. Aeolian Research 46: (October 2020, 100532) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aeolia.2019.06.002         >>link to DL pdf

40Sharp, C., Šmejda, L., McKinny, C., Nicoll, K., Orendi, A.** and Shai, I., 2020 in press. Bedrock Installations Used and Reused Outside Tel Burna. Judea and Samaria Research Studies. 29(1): 202 *5-*24 DOI: https://doi.org/10.26351/JSRS/29-1/5    >> link to DL pdf


39. Nicoll, K. and Zerboni, A., 2020.  Is the past key to the present? Observations of cultural continuity and resilience reconstructed from geoarchaeological records.   Quaternary International 545: 119-127. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2019.02.012

38. Azzoni. R.S.**, Fugazza, D. Garzonio, C.A., Nicoll, K., Diolaiuti, G.A., Pelfini, M., and Zerboni, A., 2019. Geomorphological effects of the 1840 Ahora Gorge Catastrophe on Mount Ararat (Eastern Turkey). Geomorphology 332: 10-21. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2019.02.001


37. Zerboni, A. and Nicoll, K., 2019. Enhanced zoogeomorphological processes in North Africa in the human-impacted landscapes of the Anthropocene. Geomorphology 331: 22- 35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2018.10.011


36. Nicoll, K., 2018. A revised chronology for Pleistocene paleolakes and Middle Stone Age - Middle Paleolithic cultural activity at Bîr Tirfawi - Bîr Sahara in the Egyptian Sahara. Quaternary International 463: 18-28. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2016.08.037


35.  Nicoll, K. 2018. What’s new about old cultures? Integrated Geoarchaeological Investigations presented at the 2015 INQUA Congress. Quaternary International 463: 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2017.12.014


34. Nicoll, K. 2017. Prospectando Rochas Fluviais e Artefatos do Paleolítico Médio Descobertos ao Longo do Rio Cunene, Fronteira entre Angola e Namíbia (translated: Sourcing River Rock and Middle Stone Age Artefacts Discovered along the Cunene River, Angola-Namibia border).  Journal of Lithic Studies. doi:10.2218/jls.v4i3.1645 http://journals.ed.ac.uk/lithicstudies/article/view/1645


33. Maxwell, T.A., Haynes, C.V. Jr, Nicoll, K., Johnston, A.K., Grant, J.A., Kilani, A., 2017.  Quaternary history of the Kiseiba Oasis region, southern Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 136: 188-200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jafrearsci.2017.04.024 

Open Access article online at: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1464343X17301681


32. Nicoll, K. and Sallam, E.S., 2017. Paleospring tufa deposition in the Kurkur Oasis Region and implications for tributary integration with the River Nile in southern Egypt. Journal of African Earth Sciences 136: 239-251.



31. Nicoll, K., Cova, T.J., Siebeneck, L.K. and Martineau, E., 2016.  Preparedness Elevated?  Seismic Risk Perception and Household Adjustment in Salt Lake City, Utah. Journal of Geography & Natural Disasters 6:2 http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2167-0587.1000168  https://www.longdom.org/open-access/assessing-preparedness-elevated-seismic-risk-perception-and-household-adjustment-in-salt-lake-city-utah-2167-0587-1000168.pdf


30. Nicoll, K. and Keen-Zebert, A., 2016.  Initial Chronological Determinations at an Archaic site discovered near Stockton, Utah. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 6: 418–423. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ jasrep.2016.02.026 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X16300608


29. Clarke, J., Brooks, N., Banning, E.B., Bar-Matthews, M., Campbell, S., Clare, L., Cremaschi, M., di Lernia, S., Drake, N., Gallinaro, M., Manning, S., Nicoll, K., Philip, G., Rosen, S., Schoop, U-D., Tafuri, M.A., Weninger, B., Zerboni, A., 2016. Climatic changes and social transformations in the Near East and North Africa during the ‘long’ 4th millennium BC: A comparative study of environmental and archaeological evidence, Quaternary Science Reviews 136: 96-121. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.10.003


28. Macklin, M.G., Tooner, M.J., Woodward, J.C., Williams, M.A.J., Flaux, C., Marriner, N., Nicoll, K., Verstraeten, G., Spencer, N., Welsby, D., 2015. A new model of river dynamics, hydroclimatic change and human settlement in the Nile Valley derived from meta-analysis of the Holocene fluvial archive, Quaternary Science Reviews 130: 109-123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.quascirev.2015.09.024


27. Boslough, M., Nicoll. K., Daulton, T.L., Scott, A.C., Claeys, Gill, J.L., Marlon, J.R., Bartlein, P.J., 2015. Incomplete Bayesian model rejects contradictory radiocarbon data for being contradictory. PNAS December 8, 2015 volume 112 (49) E6722. doi:10.1073/pnas.1519917112 https://www.pnas.org/content/112/49/E6722


26. Haldon, J., Cassis, M., Doonan, O., Eastwood, W., Elton, H., Fleitmann, D., Izdebski, A., Ladstätter, S., McCormick, M., Manning, S., Newhard, J., Nicoll, K., Roberts, N., Telelis, I., and Xoplaki, E.. 2014. Byzantine Anatolia: a ‘laboratory’ for the study of climate impacts and socio-environmental relations in the past. Journal of Interdisciplinary History 45:2, 113–161. doi: 10.1162/JINH_a_00682


25. Nicoll, K., and Finkelstein, D.B. 2014. Saline Lakes...A Logical Step in Exploring Habitability of “The Final Frontier.” Palaios 29:231-232. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/pal.2014.s0614


24Nicoll, K., and Murphy, L.R.** 2014. Soil and sediment archives of ancient landscapes, paleoenvironments, and archaeological site formation processes.  Quaternary International 342:1-4.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2014.07.001

23Nicoll, K., Yentsch, A., Rood, R., and Jones, K.P., 2014.  Site Formation and Archaic geoarchaeology along the Jordan River, Great Salt Lake Valley, Utah USA.  Quaternary International 342: 214-225. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2013.08.044


22.  Hahnenberger, M.** and Nicoll, K., 2014.  Geomorphic and land cover identification of dust sources in the eastern Great Basin of Utah, U.S.A.  Geomorphology 204: 657–672. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.geomorph.2013.09.013


21.  Nicoll. K. and Küçükuysal, C.** 2013. Emerging Multi-Proxy Records of Late Quaternary Paleoclimate Dynamics in Turkey and the Surrounding Region. Turkish Journal of Earth Sciences 22: 126-142. doi: 10.3906/ yer-1109-7 . http://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/earth/issues/yer-13-22-1/yer-22-1-6-1109-7.pdf

20. Blaauw, M., Holliday, V.T., Gill, J.L.**, and Nicoll, K. 2012. Age models and the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis.  PNAS Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1206143109


19. Gill, J.L.**, Blois, J.L**., Goring, S.**, Marlon, J.R., Bartlein, P.J., Nicoll, K., Scott, A.C., and Whitlock, C. 2012. Paleoecological changes at Lake Cuitzeo were not consistent with an extraterrestrial impact. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1206196109


18. Hahnenberger, M.** and Nicoll, K. 2012. Meteorological characteristics of dust storm events in the Eastern Great Basin of Utah, U.S.A. Atmospheric Environment  60: 601 - 612.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.06.029

17. Skorko, K.W.**, Jewell, P. W. and Nicoll, K. 2012. Fluvial Response to an Historic Low Stand of the Great Salt Lake, Utah.  Earth Surface Processes and Landforms  37: 143-156. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/esp.2226/abstract


16. Jewell, P. W. and Nicoll, K. 2011. Wind Regimes and Aeolian Transport in the Great Basin, U.S.A. Geomorphology 129: 1-13. doi: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2011.01.005.


15. Nicoll, K. 2010c. Geomorphic and hazard vulnerability assessment of recent residential developments on landslide-prone terrain: the case of the Traverse Mountains, South Salt Lake Valley, Utah, USA.  Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 3: 126-141. http://www.academicjournals.org/JGRP/PDF/pdf2010/Jun/Nicoll.pdf


14. Nicoll, K. 2010b. Geomorphic development and Middle Stone Age archaeology of the Lower Cunene River, Namibia–Angola Border. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 1419-1431. doi 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.02.026


13. Nicoll, K. 2010a. Landscape development within a young collision zone: implications for post-Tethyan evolution of the Upper Tigris River system in southeastern Turkey. International Geology Review 52: 404 -422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00206810902951072

12. Parker, B. J., Foster, C.P.**, Nicoll, K., Kennedy, J. R., Graham, P., Smith, A., Hopwood, D. E., Hopwood, M., Butler, K., Healey, E., Uzel, M. B., and Jensen, R.** 2009. The Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project (UTARP): A Preliminary Report from the 2007 and 2008 Field Seasons at Kenan Tepe. Anatolica: Annuaire International pour les Civilisations de l’Asie Anterieure v.XXXV: 85-152. doi 10.2143/ANA.35.0.2038073. 



11. Nicoll, K.  2009. Evidence of Levallois Technique at a Middle Stone Age open air site along the Angola-Namibia border.  Antiquity 83 Issue 319.  Available online at  http://antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/nicoll/


10. Viles, H.A., Taylor, M.P., Nicoll, K., and Neumann, S.**  2007, Facies evidence of hydroclimatic regime shifts in tufa depositional sequences from the arid Naukluft Mountains, Namibia, Sedimentary Geology 195: 39-53, doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2006.07.007


9. Matney, T., Rainville, L., Demko, T., Kayser, S., Köroğlu, K., McDonald, H., MacGinnis, J., Nicoll, K., Parpola, S., Reimann, R., Roaf, M., Schmidt, P., and Szuchman, J.  2005. Archaeological Investigations at Ziyaret Tepe, 2003 and 2004. Anatolica: Annuaire International pour les Civilisations de l’Asie Anterieure v.XXXI: 19-68.


8. Bauer, A.**, Nicoll, K., Park, L., and Matney, T.  2004, Archaeological Site Distributions by Geomorphic Setting in the Southern Cuyahoga River Valley, NE Ohio: Observations from a GIS Database.: Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 19: 711-729. doi:10.1002/gea.20021


7.  Demko, T.M., Currie, B.S., and Nicoll, K.A., 2004, Regional paleoclimatic and stratigraphic implications of paleosols and fluvial-overbank architecture in the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic), Western Interior, U.S.A.: Sedimentary Geology 167: 117-137. doi:10.1016/j.sedgeo.2004.01.003


6.  Nicoll, K. 2004. Records of Recent Environmental Change and Prehistoric Human Activity in Egypt and Northern Sudan.  Quaternary Science Reviews 23: 561-580. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2003.10.004


5.  Matney, T., MacGinnis, J., Roaf, M., McDonald, H., Nicoll, K., Rainville, L., and Smith, M., 2003. Archaeological Investigations at Ziyaret Tepe, 2002. Anatolica: Annuaire International pour les Civilisations de l’Asie Anterieure v. XXIX: 175-203.

4.  Nicoll, K.  2001.  Radiocarbon chronologies for Prehistoric Human Occupation and Hydroclimatic Change, Egypt and Sudan. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. 16: 47-64. DOI: 10.1002/1520-6548(200101)16:1<47::AID-GEA5>3.0.CO;2-P



3.  Freeman, A.K.L., Nicoll, K., and Holliday, V.T.  2001.  Introduction to Special Issue: Egyptian Geoarchaeology: Dedicated to C. Vance Haynes, Jr. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal. 16: 3-5. DOI: 10.1002/1520-6548(200101)16:1<47::AID-GEA5>3.0.CO;2-P


2.  Nicoll, K., Giegengack, R., and Kleindienst, M.R. 1999.  Petrogenesis of Artifact-Bearing Fossil-Spring Deposits from Kharga Oasis, Egypt.   Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 14: 849-863. DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1520-6548(199912)14:8<849::AID-GEA8>3.0.CO;2-L   Online at



1.  Haynes, C.V. Jr., Maxwell, T.A., El Hawary, A.,  Nicoll, K.A., and Stokes, S. 1997.  An Acheulian Site Near Bîr Kiseiba in the Darb el Arba'in Desert, Egypt. Geoarchaeology: An International Journal 12: 819-832. DOI: 10.1002/(SICI)1520-6548(199712)12:8<819::AID-GEA1>3.0.CO;2-8   Online  at



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