R. Lee Lyman

Selected publications

Lyman, R. L. 2011. Paleoecological and Biogeographical Implications of Late Pleistocene Noble Marten (Martes americana nobilis) in Eastern Washington State, U.S.A. Quaternary Research 75:176-182. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2011. A History of Paleoecological Research on Sea Otters and Pinnipeds of the Eastern Pacific Rim. In Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific, edited by T. J. Braje and T. C. Rick, pp. 19-40. University of California Press, Berkeley. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2011. Paleozoological Data Suggest Euroamerican Settlement Did Not Displace Ursids and North American Elk from Lowlands to Highlands. Environmental Management 47:899-906. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2010. Taphonomy, Pathology and Paleoecology of the Terminal Pleistocene Marmes Rockshelter (45FR50) "Big Elk" (Cervus elaphus), Southeastern Washington State, USA. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 47:1367-1382. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2010. American Archaeology Textbooks as Reflections of the History of the Discipline. North American Archaeologist 31:1-25. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2010. Paleozoology's Dependence on Natural History Collections. Journal of Ethnobiology 30:126-136. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2010. Mandibular Hypodontia and Osteoarthritis in Prehistoric Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) in Eastern Washington State, USA. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 20:396-404. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2010. Prehistoric Anthropogenic Impacts to Local and Regional Faunas Are Not Ubiquitous. In The Archaeology of Anthropogenic Environments, edited by Rebecca M. Dean. Center for Archaeological Investigations Occasional Paper No. 37, pp. 204-224. Southern Illinois University Press, Carbondale. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2010. What Taphonomy Is, What It Isn't, and Why Taphonomists Should Care about the Difference. Journal of Taphonomy 8:1-16. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and T. L. VanPool. 2009. Metric Data in Archaeology: A Study of Intra-analyst and Inter-analyst Variation. American Antiquity 74:485-504. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., T. L. VanPool, and M. J. O'Brien. 2009. The Diversity of North American Projectile-Point Classes, Before and After the Bow and Arrow. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 28:1-13. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2009. Graphing Evolutionary Pattern and Process: A History of Techniques in Archaeology and Paleobiology. Journal of Human Evolution 56:192-204. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2009. The Holocene History of Bighorn Sheep (Ovis canadensis) in Eastern Washington State, Northwestern USA. The Holocene 19:143-150. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2008. Climatic Implications of Latest Pleistocene and Earliest Holocene Mammalian Sympatries in Eastern Washington State, USA. Quaternary Research 70:426-432. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., T. L. VanPool, and M. J. O'Brien. 2008. Variation in North American Dart Points and Arrow Points When One or Both Are Present. Journal of Archaeological Science 35:2805-2812. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2008. Estimating the Magnitude of Data Asymmetry in Paleozoological Biogeography. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 18:85–94. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and K. M. Ames. 2007. On the Use of Species-Area Curves to Detect the Effects of Sample Size. Journal of Archaeological Science 34:1985–1990. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2007. The Holocene History of Pronghorn (Antilocapra americana) in Eastern Washington State. Northwest Science 81:104–111. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2007. Archaeology’s Quest for a Seat at the High Table of Anthropology. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 26:133–149. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2007. What is the “Process” in Cultural Process and in Processual Archaeology? Anthropological Theory 7:217–250. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2006. Paleozoology in the Service of Conservation Biology. Evolutionary Anthropology 15:11–19. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2006. Identifying Bilateral Pairs of Deer (Odocoileus sp.) Bones: How Symmetrical is Symmetrical Enough? Journal of Archaeological Science 33:1237–1255. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2006. Archaeological Evidence of Anthropogenically Induced Twentieth-Century Diminution of North American Wapiti (Cervus elaphus). American Midland Naturalist 156:88–98. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2006. Late Prehistoric and Early Historic Abundance of Columbian White- Tailed Deer, Portland Basin, Washington and Oregon, U.S.A. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:278–282. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2006. Presentist History as a Means to Overturn Qualified Authority: A (False) Warrant for a New Archaeology in the 1960s and 1970s. Histories of Anthropology Annual Vol. 2, edited by R. Darnell and F. W. Gleach, pp. 103–122. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2005. Analyzing Cutmarks: Lessons from Artiodactyl Remains in the Northwestern United States. Journal of Archaeological Science 32:1722–1732. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and M. J. O’Brien. 2005. Within-Taxon Morphological Diversity as a Paleoenvironmental Indicator: Late-Quaternary Neotoma in the Bonneville Basin, Northwestern Utah. Quaternary Research 63:274–282. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2004. The Concept of Equifinality in Taphonomy. Journal of Taphonomy 2:15–26. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2004. Late-Quaternary Diminution and Abundance of Prehistoric Bison (Bison sp.) in Eastern Washington State, U.S.A. Quaternary Research 62:76–85. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and K. Bassett. 2004. Late-Pleistocene Female Bison antiquus from Central Missouri. Current Research in the Pleistocene 21:99–100. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and M. J. O’Brien. 2004. A History of Normative Theory in Americanist Archaeology. Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology jacketJournal of Archaeological Method and Theory 11:369–396. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and K. P. Cannon. 2004. Applied Zooarchaeology, Because It Matters. In Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology, edited by R. L. Lyman and K. P. Cannon, pp. 1–24. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2004. Identification and Paleoenvironmental Significance of Late Quaternary Ermine (Mustela erminea) in the Central Columbia Basin, Washington, Northwestern USA. The Holocene 14:553–562.

Lyman, R. L. 2004. Aboriginal Overkill in the Intermountain West of North America: Zooarchaeological Tests and Implications. Human Nature 15:169–208. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and K. M. Ames. 2004. Sampling to Redundancy in Zooarchaeology: Lessons from the Portland Basin, Northwestern Oregon and Southwestern Washington. Journal of Ethnobiology 24:329–346. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and M. J. O’Brien. 2004. Nomothetic Science and Idiographic History in Twentieth-Century Americanist Anthropology. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences 40:77–96. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2003. Pinniped Behavior, Foraging Theory, and the Depression of Metapopulations and Nondepression of a Local Population on the Southern Northwest Coast of North America. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 22:376–388. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and M. J. O’Brien. 2003. Cultural Traits: Units of Analysis in Early Twentieth-Century Anthropology. Journal of Anthropological Research 59:225–250. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., E. Power, and R. J. Lyman. 2003. Quantification and Sampling of Faunal Remains in Owl Pellets. Journal of Taphonomy 1:3–14. [article in pdf]

Church, R. R., and R. L. Lyman. 2003. Small Fragments Make Small Differences in Efficiency When Rendering Grease from Fractured Artiodactyl Bones by Boiling. Journal of Archaeological Science 30:1077–1084. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and R. J. Lyman. 2003. Lessons from Temporal Variation in the Mammalian Faunas from Two Collections of Owl Pellets in Columbia County, Washington. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 13:150–156. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2003. The Influence of Time Averaging and Space Averaging on the Application of Foraging Theory in Zooarchaeology. Journal of Archaeological Science 30:595–610. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and R. Wadley. 2003. Sustainable Yield and Conservation Goals. Science 301:309. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2002. Taxonomic Identification of Zooarchaeological Remains. The Review of Archaeology 23(2):13–20. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and J. L. Harpole. 2002. A. L. Kroeber and the Measurement of Time’s Arrow and Time’s Cycle. Journal of Anthropological Research 58:313–338. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and S. Wolverton. 2002. The Late Prehistoric–Early Historic Game Sink in the Northwestern United States. Conservation Biology 16:73–85. [see Nature 416:488– 489] [article in pdf]

Darwent, C., and R. L. Lyman. 2002. Detecting the Postburial Fragmentation of Carpals, Tarsals, and Phalanges. In Advances in Forensic Taphonomy, edited by W. D. Haglund and M. H. Sorg, pp. 355–377. CRC Press, Boca Raton. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and M. J. O’Brien. 2001. The Direct Historical Approach and Analogical Reasoning in Archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 8:303–342. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., E. Power, and R. J. Lyman. 2001. Ontogeny of Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) and Montane Voles (Microtus montanus) as Owl Prey. American Midland Naturalist 146:72–79. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 2000. Building Cultural Chronology in Eastern Washington: The Influence of Geochronology, Index Fossils, and Radiocarbon Dating. Geoarchaeology 15:609–648. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and M. J. O’Brien. 2000. Chronometers and Units in Early Archaeology and Paleontology. American Antiquity 65:691–707. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and M. J. O’Brien. 2000. Measuring and Explaining Change in Artifact Variation with Clade-Diversity Diagrams. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 19:39–74. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., and M. J. O’Brien. 1999. Americanist Stratigraphic Excavation and the Measurement of Culture Change. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 6:55– 108. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L., M. J. O’Brien, and V. Hayes. 1998. A Mechanical and Functional Study of Bone Rods from the Richey–Roberts Clovis Cache, Washington, U.S.A. Journal of Archaeological Science 25:887–906. [article in pdf]

Wolverton, S., and R. L. Lyman. 1998. Measuring Late Quaternary Ursid Diminution in the Midwest. Quaternary Research 49:322–329. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 1995. A Study of Variation in the Prehistoric Butchery of Large Artiodactyls. In Ancient Peoples and Landscapes, edited by E. Johnson, pp. 233–253. Museum of Texas Tech University, Lubbock. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 1989. Taphonomy of Cervids Killed by the 18 May 1980 Volcanic Eruption of Mount St. Helens, Washington, U.S.A. In Bone Modification, edited by R. Bonnichsen and M. Sorg, pp. 149–167. University of Maine Center for the Study of Early Man, Orono. [article in pdf]

Lyman, R. L. 1986. On the Analysis and Interpretation of Species List Data in Zooarchaeology. Journal of Ethnobiology 6:67–81. [article in pdf]