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Professor Linda Hurcombe



with Cunningham P, The Life Cycle of Structures in Experimental Archaeology An Object Biography Approach, 2016.

Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory: Investigating the Missing Majority, London, Routledge, 2014.

Archaeological Artefacts as Material Culture., Routledge, 2007.


Tangible and intangible knowledge: the unique contribution of Archaeological Open-Air Museums, EXARC Journal, vol. 15, 2015

with Dima M, Wright M, Touching the past: Haptic Augmented Reality for Museum Artefacts, Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality. Applications of Virtual and Augmented Reality, vol. 2014, Springer International, 2014, 3-14

with Van de Noort R, Cumby B, Blue L, Harding A, Hansen TM, Wetherelt A, Wittamore J, Wyke A, Morgawr: An experimental Bronze Age-type sewn-plank craft based on the Ferriby boats, International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, vol. 43, no. 2, 2014, 292-313

Organics from inorganics: using experimental archaeology as a research tool for studying perishable material culture, World Archaeology, vol. 40, 2008, 83-115

A sense of materials and sensory perception in concepts of materiality, World Archaeology, vol. 39, no. 4, 2007, 532-545

Review of N. Merriman (Ed) 'Making Early Histories in Museums'., History, vol. 88, no. 289, 2003, 109-111

Fish skin as a prehistoric material., Bulletin of Primitive Technology, vol. 23, 2002, 39-41

Review of R. Fullagar (ed) A Closer Look: Recent Australian Studies of Stone Tools., Archaeology in Oceania, vol. 35, 2001

with JD Hedges, N Brown, Microwear on flint tools., Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, vol. 67, 2001, 143-146

Review of 'Aileen - A Pioneering Archaeologist: The Autobiography of Aileen Fox', Past, vol. 38, 2001, 10-11

Deconstructing and recognising craft skill in the production of organic material culture, Journal of Athropological Archaeology


with Sheridan A, Cameron E, Cartwright C, Davis M, Dunster J, Harris S, Inglis J, Mould Q, Solazzo C, The composite braided hair armband or bracelet, in Jones A (eds) Preserved in the Peat an extraordinary Bronze Age burial on Whitehose Hill, Dartmoor, and its wider context, Oxford: Oxbow, 2016, 75-116

Basketry, in Gardiner J (eds) Before the Mast: Life and Death Aboard the Mary Rose. The Archaeology of the Mary Rose vol. 4, London: English Heritage, 2005, 400-408

The stone artefacts from the Pabbi Hills, in Dennell RW (eds) Early Hominin Landscapes in Northern Pakistan: Investigations in the Pabbi Hills, British Archaeological Reports International Series 1265, 2004, 222-292

Experimental Archaelogy, in Renfrew C, Bahn P (eds) Archaeology: The Key Concepts, London: Routledge, 2004, 110-115

Functional analysis of stone tools, in Cladh Hallan, Historic Scotland


with Pitt F, Digital interaction in the exhibition ' Whitehorse Hill: A Prehistoric Dartmoor Discovery' - how Prehistory met the gamers and scanners, society for museum archaeologyWith Fresh Eyes, The Museum Archaeologist 36 Conference proceedings Portsmouth 2013 and Colchester 2014, POrtsmouth and Colchester. Society of Museum Archaeologists, vol. The Museum Archaeologist 36, no. ISBN 978-1-871855-26-5, 2017, 110-124

Nettle and bast fibre textiles from stone tool wear traces? The implications of wear traces on archaeological Late Mesolithic and Neolithic micro-denticulate tools., North European Symposium for Archaeological Textiles NESAT 10 13-18th May Copenhagen., Copenhagen. North European Symposium for Archaeological Textiles NESAT 10 13-18th May Copenhagen., vol. 5, no. Ancient textiels series, 2010, 129-139

with Osterman J, Seminar on traditional hide tanning, Traditionell skinngarvning, Backedal, Sveg, Sweden, 12th - 14th Nov 2009. Seminarierapport Traditionell Skinngarvning, vol. Nr 35, no. CBM skriftserie, 2010, 74-78

Looking for prehistoric basketry and cordage using inorganic remains: the evidence from stone tools.. Prehistoric Technology - 40 Years Later: Functional Studies and the Russian Legacy, 2008, 205-216

Plant processing for cordage and textiles using serrated edges: new chaînes opératoires suggested by combining ethnographic, archaeological and experimental evidence. Plant Processing from a Prehistoric and Ethnographic Perspective. Proceedings of the Workshop, Ghent University (Belgium), November 28th 2006’, 2008, 41-66