peer-reviewed articles

Shaw, Jack O., Emily Coco, Kate Wootton, Dries Daems, Andrew Gillreath-Brown, Anshuman Swain, and Jennifer A. Dunne
2021 Disentangling Ecological and Taphonomic Signals in Ancient Food Webs. Paleobiology 1–17. DOI: 10.1017/pab.2020.59.

Gillreath-Brown, Andrew
2019 Creation to Rhythm: An Ethnographic and Archaeological Survey of Turtle Shell Rattles and Spirituality in the United States. Journal of Ethnobiology 39(3):425–444. DOI: 10.2993/0278-0771-39.3.425.

Gillreath-Brown, Andrew, Lisa Nagaoka, and Steve Wolverton
2019 A Geospatial Method for Estimating Soil Moisture Variability in Prehistoric Agricultural Landscapes. PLOS ONE 14(8):e0220457. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220457.

Gillreath-Brown, Andrew, Aaron Deter-Wolf, Karen R. Adams, Valerie Lynch-Holm, Samantha Fulgham, Shannon Tushingham, William D. Lipe, and R. G. Matson
2019 Redefining the Age of Tattooing in Western North America: A 2,000-year-old Artifact from Utah. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 24:1064–1075. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.02.015.

Kohler, Timothy A., Phillip I. Buckland, Keith W. Kintigh, R. Kyle Bocinsky, Adam Brin, Andrew Gillreath Brown, Bertram Ludäscher, Timothy M. McPhillips, Rachel Opitz, and Jeffrey Terstriep
2018  Paleodata for and from Archaeology. Past Global Changes Magazine 26(2):68–69. DOI: 10.22498/pages.26.2.68.

Damitio, William J., Andrew Gillreath-Brown, and Shannon Tushingham
2018  Seeing the Forest for the Trees: A Spatial Database to Enhance Potential of Legacy Collections at the Washington State University Museum of Anthropology. Journal of Northwest Anthropology 52(2):183–199.

Gillreath-Brown, Andrew, and Tanya Peres
2018  An Experimental Study of Turtle Shell Rattle Production and the Implications for Archaeofaunal Assemblages. PLOS ONE 13(8):e0201472. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0201472.

Gillreath-Brown, Andrew, and Tanya Peres
2017  Identifying Turtle Shell Rattles in the Archaeological Record of the Southeastern United States. Ethnobiology Letters 8(1):109–114. DOI: 10.14237/ebl.8.1.2017.979.

Gillreath-Brown, Andrew, and R. Kyle Bocinsky
2017  A Dialogue between Empirical and Model-based Agricultural Studies in Archaeology. Journal of Ethnobiology 37(2):167–171. DOI: 10.2993/0278-0771-37.2.167.


book contributions (*peer-reviewed)

*Gillreath-Brown, Andrew, and Aaron Deter-Wolf
2019  Modeling Archaic Settlement Patterns and Ecology in the Middle Cumberland River Valley of Tennessee. In The Cumberland River Archaic of Middle Tennessee, edited by Tanya M. Peres and Aaron Deter-Wolf. University of Florida Press, Gainesville, Florida. 264 pp. ISBN: 9781683400837.


digital publications

Gillreath-Brown, Andrew, J. Philip Gruen, Mark O’English, Jeffrey Sanders, Anna-Maria Shannon, Michael Wynne, Washington State University Historic Preservation Committee, Washington State University Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation, and Washington State University Libraries Manuscripts, Archives and Special Collections
2018   Washington State University Buildings and Landscapes. Project using Scalar, a digital humanities publishing platform.


special issues

Gillreath-Brown, Andrew, and R. Kyle Bocinsky
2017  Empirical and Model-based Agricultural Studies in Archaeology. Journal of Ethnobiology 37(2):167­–307.



Flachs, Andrew, Elizabeth Olson, John M. Marston, and Andrew Gillreath-Brown
2019 Mentoring is an Intellectual Pillar of Ethnobiology. Ethnobiology Letters 10(1):104–108. DOI: 10.14237/ebl.10.1.2019.1656.



Gillreath-Brown, Andrew
2021 Robert J. Hard and John R. Roney: Early Farming and Warfare in Northwest Mexico. Salt Lake City: The University of Utah Press, 2020, (ISBN 9781607816782) Price $75.00 (Hardback). Xxii +400 Pp., 16 Color Plates. Human Ecology 49(2):233–235. DOI: 10.1007/s10745-021-00230-3.

Gillreath-Brown, Andrew
2016 Traditional Arid Lands Agriculture: Understanding the Past for the Future. Edited by Scott E. Ingram and Robert C. Hunt. 2015. The University of Arizona Press, Tucson. 392 pp. Ethnobiology Letters 7(1):99–103. DOI: 10.14237/ebl.7.1.2016.810.


technical reports

Deter-Wolf, Aaron, Benjamin A. Steere, and Andrew Gillreath-Brown
2013  Pit Features. In The Fernvale Site (40WM51): Late Archaic and Multicomponent Occupations along the South Harpeth River in Williamson County, Tennessee, edited by A. Deter-Wolf. Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Archaeology Research Series No. 19, Nashville, TN.

McKee, Larry, and Andrew Brown
2013  Archaeological Survey of Proposed Abiff Cellular Tower Site and Access Road in Dickson County, Tennessee. TRC, Inc. Submitted on October 28, 2013.


Andrew Brown
2016  Looking Outward from the Village: The Contingencies of Soil Moisture on the Prehistoric Farmed Landscape near Goodman Point Pueblo. Master’s Thesis, Department of Geography, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. Available from UNT Digital Library: DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.17680.00004. Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses database (ProQuest No. 10307485).

Andrew Brown
2011  An Exploration of Turtle Shell Rattle Manufacture in the Mississippian Period. Senior Thesis, Middle Tennessee State University library, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA. Available at: DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.2675.5921.

academic and organizational blog posts

2019 On Point (And Not NPR): Ancient Tattooing in the Southwestern United States. Blog post for the Society of Ethnobiology’s Forage! Blog, posted on September 16, 2019. Available at:

2016 The Production of Prehistoric Turtle Shell Rattles in Tennessee. Blog post for Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month, hosted by Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology, posted on September 12, 2016. Available at: DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.32424.42249.

2016 Experiencing the Yaqui Cultural Center during the Ethnobiology Conference 2016. Blog post for the Society of Ethnobiology’s Forage! Blog, posted on September 7, 2016. Available at: DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28553.65129.

2015 Exploring Agricultural Lands and Crop Failure around Mississippian Period Sites in Middle Tennessee. Blog post for Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month, hosted by Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology, posted on September 25, 2015. Available at: DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1938.9926.

2014 Shake it like a Turtle Shell Rattle. Blog post for Tennessee Archaeology Awareness Month, hosted by Tennessee Council for Professional Archaeology, posted on September 7, 2015. Available at: DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.18163.78886.