Ariane Burke

Université de Montréal

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1992, PhD, Anthropology, New York University 1990, M.Phil, Anthropology, New York University 1986, MSc, Archaeological science, University of Southampton 1984, BA. Hon., Classical History and Archaeology


My research themes revolve around the Middle Paleolithic and the transition to the Upper Paleolithic, with an emphasis on subsistence lifestyles and human population dispersal models. I am especially interested in the impact of climate change and connections with the paleoenvironment. Archaeozoology has also led me to do research on the paleoethology and taxonomy of equids and bone and tooth growth patterns as well as ethnoarchaeozoology studies. I currently head the ecomorphology laboratory and the Hominid Dispersals Research Group (HDRG).

QCBS students

Samuel Seuru

Other (co-)supervisor: Ariane Burke, Université de Montréal
(Start: 2017, End: 2022)
Other QCBS (co-)supervisor: Liliana Perez
Simulation of the distribution of large herbivores according to paleoclimatic reconstructions during MIS 3 and comparison with hominin population distributions

Examples of species studied



33- Temperature and precipitation regime in LGM human refugia of southwestern Europe inferred from δ13C and δ18O of large mammal remains
Lécuyer C , Hillaire-Marcel C , Burke A , Julien M , Hélie J ,
2021 Quaternary Science Reviews (Date Added: 2021-02-11)

32- Archaeological Survey in Guadalajara: Human Occupation in Central Spain during the Late Pleistocene
Burke A , Alcaraz-Castaño M , Cardineau C A , Bisson M , Cuartero F , Maillo-Fernández J M , Fuertes-Prieto N , Yravedra Sainz de los Terreros J ,
2020 Journal of Field Archaeology (Date Added: 2020-12-11)

31- Issues of theory and method in the analysis of Paleolithic mortuary behavior: A view from Shanidar Cave
Pomeroy E , Hunt C O , Reynolds T , Abdulmutalb D , Asouti E , Bennett P , Bosch M , Burke A , Farr L , Foley R , French C , Frumkin A , Goldberg P , Hill E , Kabukcu C , Lahr M M , Lane R , Marean C , Maureille B , Mutri G , Miller C E , Mustafa K A , Nymark A , Pettitt P , Sala N , Sandgathe D , Stringer C , Tilby E , Barker G ,
2020 Evolutionary Anthropology (Date Added: 2020-07-23)

30- El Castillo cave (Cantabria, Spain): Archeozoological comparison between the Mousterian occupation level (unit 20) and the “Aurignacien de transition de type El Castillo” (unit 18)
Luret M , Burke A , Bernaldo de Quiros F , Besse M ,
2020 Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports (Date Added: 2020-04-24)

29- What can Palaeoclimate Modelling do for you?
Haywood A M , Valdes P J , Aze T , Barlow N , Burke A , Dolan A M , von der Heydt A S , Hill D J , Jamieson S S R , Otto-Bliesner B L , Salzmann U , Saupe E , Voss J ,
2019 Earth Systems and Environment (Date Added: 2019-07-03)

27- Comparison of spatial downscaling methods of general circulation model results to study climate variability during the Last Glacial Maximum
Latombe, G, Burke, A, Vrac, M, Levavasseur, G, Dumas, C, Kageyama, M, Ramstein, G
2018 Geoscientific Model Development (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

26- Human response to habitat suitability during the Last Glacial Maximum in Western Europe
Burke, A, Riel-Salvatore, J, Barton, CM
2018 Journal of Quaternary Science (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

24- Risky business: The impact of climate and climate variability on human population dynamics in Western Europe during the Last Glacial Maximum
Burke, A, Kageyama, M, Latombe, G, Fasel, M, Vrac, M, Ramstein, G, James, PMA
2017 Quaternary Science Reviews (Date Added: 2017-04-30)

23- Not so deserted...paleoecology and human subsistence in Central Iberia (Guadalajara, Spain) around the Last Glacial Maximum
Yravedra, J, Julien, M-A, Alcaraz-Castaño, M, Estaca-Gómez, V, Alcolea-González, J, de Balbín-Behrmann, R, Lécuyer, C, Marcel, CH, Burke, A
2016 Quaternary Science Reviews (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

22- Reading the landscape: Legible environments and hominin dispersals
Guiducci, D, Burke, A
2016 Evolutionary Anthropology (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

21- Environmental variability and hominin dispersal
Grove, M, Burke, A
2015 Journal of Human Evolution (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

20- Visuo-spatial integration and spatial cognition: A comment on Bruner & Lozano (2014)
Burke, A
2015 Journal of Anthropological Sciences (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

19- The role of spatial foresight in models of hominin dispersal
Wren, CD, Xue, JZ, Costopoulos, A, Burke, A
2014 Journal of Human Evolution (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

18- Exploring the impact of climate variability during the Last Glacial Maximum on the pattern of human occupation of Iberia
Burke, A, Levavasseur, G, James, PMA, Guiducci, D, Izquierdo, MA, Bourgeon, L, Kageyama, M, Ramstein, G, Vrac, M
2014 Journal of Human Evolution (Date Added: 2015-05-07)

17- Were European steppe bison migratory?18O,13C and Sr intra-tooth isotopic variations applied to a palaeoethological reconstruction
Julien, M-A, Bocherens, H, Burke, A, Drucker, DG, Patou-Mathis, M, Krotova, O, Péan, S
2012 Quaternary International (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

16- Women Who Know Their Place: Sex-Based Differences in Spatial Abilities and Their Evolutionary Significance
Burke, A, Kandler, A, Good, D
2012 Human Nature (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

15- Spatial abilities, cognition and the pattern of Neanderthal and modern human dispersals
Burke, A
2012 Quaternary International (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

14- The palaeolithic occupation of southern Alentejo: The Sado River Drainage Survey
Burke, A, Meignen, L, Bisson, M, Pimentel, N, Henriques, V, Andrade, C, da Conceição Freitas, M, Kageyama, M, Fletcher, W, Parslow, C, Guiducci, D
2011 Trabajos de Prehistoria (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

13- A middle palaeolithic bone tool from Crimea (Ukraine)
Burke, A, d'Errico, F
2008 Antiquity (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

12- Refining the definition of cultural levels at Karabi Tamchin: a quantitative approach to vertical intra-site spatial analysis
Anderson, KL, Burke, A
2008 Journal of Archaeological Science (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

11- Paleoethology as a tool for the development of archaeological models of land-use: the Crimean Middle Palaeolithic
Burke, A, Ebert, D, Cardille, J, Dauth, D
2008 Journal of Archaeological Science (Date Added: 2011-04-12)

10- Neanderthal settlement patterns in Crimea: A landscape approach
Burke, A
2006 Journal of Anthropological Archaeology (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

8- Geographic distribution of an extinct equid (Equus hydruntinus: Mammalia, Equidae) revealed by morphological and genetical analyses of fossils
Orlando, L, Mashkour, M, Burke, A, Douady, CJ, Eisenmann, V, Hänni, C
2006 Molecular Ecology (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

7- The ecology of Neanderthals: Preface
Burke, A
2004 International Journal of Osteoarchaeology (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

6- The systematic position of Equus hydruntinus, an extinct species of Pleistocene equid
Burke, A, Eisenmann, V, Ambler, GK
2003 Quaternary Research (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

5- The Middle Palaeolithic site of Karabi Tamchin (Crimea, Ukraine): 1999-2001 excavation seasons
Yevtushenko, A, Burke, A, Ferring, CR, Chabai, V, Monigal, K
2003 Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

4- The view from Starosele: Faunal exploitation at a Middle Palaeolithic site in Western Crimea
Burke, A
2000 International Journal of Osteoarchaeology (Date Added: 2018-10-25)

1- Histological Observations of Cementum Growth in Horse Teeth and their Application to Archaeology
Burke, A, Castanet, J
1995 Journal of Archaeological Science (Date Added: 2018-10-25)