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Selected Publications

2022, Bates, J., K.W. Black & K.D. Morrison. Millet bread and pulse dough from early Iron Age South India: Charred food lumps as culinary indicators. Journal of Archaeological Science, 137, 105531.

2021, Gaggioli, A. M., A.M. Bauer, K.D. Morrison, & M. T. Lycett. Early water management in South Asia: Geochronology and micromorphology of rock pools and small‐scale water catchment features in Karnataka, India. Geoarchaeology.

2021, K.D. Morrison. Routes to relevance in archaeology. Antiquity, 95(382), 1070-1072.

2021, K.D. Morrison, Hammer, E., Boles, O., Madella, M., Whitehouse, N., Gaillard, M. J., … & Zanon, M. Mapping past human land use using archaeological data: A new classification for global land use synthesis and data harmonization. PloS one, 16(4), e0246662.

2018, K.D. Morrison, Tello, E., Hammer, E., Popova, L., Madella, M., Whitehouse, N., & Gaillard, M. J. Global-scale comparisons of human land use: developing shared terminology for land-use practices for global change. Past Global Changes Magazine, 2018, vol. 26, num. 1, p. 8-9.

2016, K.D. Morrison. On Putting Time in its Place: The Practice of Archaeology and the Politics of Time, Cambridge Archaeological Journal,26(4):619-641

2016, K.D. Morrison, M.T. Lycett, and M. Trivedi. Megaliths and Memory: Excavations at Kadebakele and the Megaliths of Northern Karnataka, in Proceedingsof the 20th Conference of the European Association for South Asian Archaeologyand Art, Vol. 2, ed. Widorn, Verena & Ute Franke. Turnhout: Brepols,241-252.

2016, K.D. Morrison.  From Millets to Rice (and Back Again?): Cuisine, Cultivation and Health in Early South India, in A Companion to South Asia in the Past, ed. Gwen Robbins Schug andS. Walimbe. New York: Wiley Blackwell, pp. 358-373.

2015, Gaillard, M., K.D. Morrison, and N. Whitehouse. Past Anthropogenic Land-Use and Land-Cover Changeat the Global Scale for Climate Modelling Studies: PAGES LandCover6k Working Group, Quaternary Perspectives.22(2):25-27.

2015, Morrison, K.D.  Archaeologies of Flow: Water and the Landscapes of Southern India Past, Present, and Future, Journal of Field Archaeology. 40(5):560-580.

2015, Morrison, K.D. and Mark W.Hauser. Risky Business: Rice and Inter-Colonial Dependencies in the Indian andAtlantic Oceans, Atlantic Studies12(3):371-392.

2015, Morrison K.D. Provincializing the Anthropocene, Seminar. 673: 75-80

2014, S.B. Hecht, K.D. Morrison,and C. Padoch, eds. The Social Lives of Forests: Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence, University of Chicago Press, Chicago.

2013, Lycett, Mark T. and K.D. Morrison. The “Fall” of Vijayanagara Reconsidered: Political Destruction and Historical Construction in South Indian History, Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient, 56(5):433-470.

2010, Morrison, K.D.  Dharmic Projects, Imperial Reservoirs, and New Temples of India: an Historical Perspective on Dams in India. Conservationand Society 8(3):182-195.



  Susanna B. Hecht, Kathleen D. Morrison, and Christine Padoch (eds.) 2014. The Social Lives of Forests, Past, Present, and Future of Woodland Resurgence. University of Chicago Press. The Social Lives of the Forest – contents


Kathleen D. Morrison. 2009. Daroji Valley: Landscape History, Place, and the Making of a Dryland Reservoir System. Manohar.


Carla M. Sinpoli and Kathleen D. Morrison. 2007. The Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey Vol 1. University of Michigan Press. The Vijayanagara Metropolitan Survey publishers link


Kathleen D. Morrison and Laura L. Junker. 2002. Forager-traders in south and southeast Asia: long-term histories. Cambridge Univeristy Press. Foragers and Traders – contents


Kathleen D. Morrison. 1995 (republished 2000). Fields of Victory: Vijayanagara and the Course of Intensification. Munshiram Manoharlal.