Dr. Keeley
Lawrence H. Keeley

D.Phil Oxford University 1977
Room 2138-C BSB   (312) 413-3586   lkeeley@uic.edu
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Paleolithic Archaeology, Prehistoric Warfare, Functional Analysis of Stone Tools, Experimental Archaeology, Hunter-Gatherer Economics; Europe
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Personal Statement
My current theoretical interests are frontiers and warfare in prehistory. In the past, I published general works concerning foraging economies, and the development and spread of agriculture. My methodological specialty is the analysis of stone artifacts, especially their uses.
Most of my research has been concerned with the prehistory of western Europe. My most recent excavations involved Early Neolithic and Late Mesolithic sites in Belgium. I have participated in or directed excavations in California and Washington stat, England, Spain, Belgium and Egypt.
In 1995, I received the Society for American Archaeology's Award for Excellence in Lithic Studies.
Some of Dr. Keeley's recent publications have associated databases hosted here on his home page. You can find the databases at the links below.
Excel spreadsheet of Database of Enclosed Linienbandkeramik Sites
Excel spreadsheet of Bastion Spacing Database
Excel spreadsheet of Defended Gates Database
Selected Publications
1997   Frontier Warfare in the Early Neolithic. In Troubled Times. D. Miller and D. Frayer, eds. Pp. 303-319. Australia: Gordon and Breach.

1996   War Before Civilization. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

1995   Proto-agricultural Practices by Hunter-gatherers. In Last Hunters, First Farmers: new perspectives on the prehistoric transition to agriculture. T. D. Price and A. Gerbrauer, eds. Pp. 95-126. Santa Fe: School of American Research Press.

1989 (With D. Cahen)  Early Neolithic Forts and Villages in Northeastern Belgium. Journal of Field Archaeology 16:157-176.

1980   Experimental Determination of Stone Tool Uses. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.