Donati, J.C., Sarris, A., Papadopoulos, N., Kalayci, T., Simon, F-X., Manataki, M., Moffat, I. and Cuenca-Garcia, C., 2017, A Regional Approach to Greek Urban Studies Through Multi-Settlement Geophysical Survey, Journal of Field Archaeology, 1-18.

Roberts, A., van Duivenvoorde, W., Morrison, M., Moffat, I., Burke, H., Kowlessar, J., Naumann, J. and the River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation, 2017, They call ‘im Crowie’: An investigation of the Aboriginal significance attributed to a wrecked River Murray barge in South Australia, International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, 46 (1).

Duke, B.J., Chang, N.J. and Moffat, I., 2016, The Invisible Moats of the Mun River valley, NE Thailand: The examination of water management devices at mounded sites through Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology, 40, 1-11.

Papadopoulos, N, Moffat, I., Donati, J. Sarris, A., Kalayci, T., Cantoro, G., Argyiou, N., Armstrong, K. and Xavier-Simon, F., 2015, Geophysical mapping of a classical Greek road network: a case study from the city of Elis, Peloponnese, Archaeologia Polona, 53: 489-492.

Simyrdanis, K., Papadopoulos, N., Kim, J-H., Tsourlos, P. and Moffat, I., 2015, Archaeological Investigations in Shallow Seawater Environment with Electrical Resistivity Tomography, Near Surface Geophysics, 13, 601-611.

 Moffat. I. 2015, Locating Graves with Geophysics, in Sarris, A., (ed) Best Practices of GeoInformatic Technologies for the Mapping of Archaeolandscapes, Archaeopress, Oxford, 45-53. 

Simon, F-X. and Moffat. I., 2015, Identification of shapes and uses of the past landscape through EMI survey, in Sarris, A., (ed) Best Practices of GeoInformatic Technologies for the Mapping of Archaeolandscapes, Archaeopress, Oxford, 25-33.

Dosseto, A., Vigner, N., Joannes-Boyau, R., Moffat, I., Singh, T. and Srivastava, S., 2015, Rapid response of silicate weathering rates to climate change in the Himalaya, Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 1 :10-19.

Joannes-Boyau, R., Scheffers, A., Chapoulie, R., Lahaye, C., Parr, J., Orange, M., Moffat, I. and Guibert, P., 2014, Thermal behaviour of organic radicals and paramagnetic centres in chert; a case study of Bergeracois brown chert, Dordogne, France, Quaternary Geochronology, 23: 26-34.

Moffat, I., 2014 Isotope Geochemistry in Smith, C., Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology, 4106 – 4111.(read PDF here)

Willmes, M., McMorrow, L., Kinsley, L., Armstrong. R., Aubert, M., Eggins, S., Falguères, C., Maureille, B., Moffat, I., and Grün, R., 2014, The IRHUM (Isotopic Reconstruction of Human Migration) database – bioavailable strontium isotopes of France for geochemical fingerprinting, Earth System Science Databases, 6: 761-777. (read PDF here)

Long, K., Stern, N., Williams, I., Kinsley, L., Wood, R., Boljkovac, K., Kelly, T., Fallon, S., Kokkonen, H., Moffat, I. and Grün, R., 2014, Fish otolith geochemistry, environmental conditions and human occupation at Lake Mungo, Quaternary Science Reviews, 88: 82-95. (read PDF here)

McKinnon, J.F., Wesley, D., Raupp, J.T. and Moffat, I., 2013, Geophysical Investigations at the Anuru Bay Trepang Site: A New Approach to Locating Macassan Archaeological Sites in Northern Australia, Bulletin of the Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology, 37: 106-112. (read PDF here)

Moffat, I, Stringer, C. and Grün, R., 2012, Spatially Resolved LA-MC-ICPMS Strontium Isotope Micro-Analysis of Archaeological Fauna, Palaios, 27: 667-670. (read PDF here)

Marshallsay, J., Moffat, I. and Beale, A., 2012, Geophysical Investigations of the Tabernacle (Yilke) Cemetery, Encounter Bay, South Australia, Journal of the Anthropological Society of South Australia, 35: 91-103.(read PDF here)

Aubert, M., Williams, I.S., Boljkovac, K., Moffat, I., Moncel, M-H., Dufour, E. and Grün, R., 2012, In situ oxygen isotope micro-analysis of faunal material and human teeth using a SHRIMP II: a new tool for palaeo-ecology and archaeology, Journal of Archaeological Science, 39 (10): 3184-3194. (read PDF here)

Bladon, P., Moffat, I., Guilfoyle, D., Beale, A. and Milani, J., 2011, Mapping Anthropogenic Fill with GPR for Unmarked Grave Detection: A Case Study from an Alleged Location of Mokare’s Grave, Albany, Western Australia, Exploration Geophysics¸ 42(4): 249-257. (read PDF here)

Moffat,I., David, B., Barker, B., Kuaso, A., Skelly, R. and Araho, N., 2011, Magnetometer Surveys as an Aid to Archaeological Research in Papua New Guinea: a Case Study from Keveoki I, Gulf Province, Archaeology in Oceania, 46(1): 17-22. (read PDF here)

Moffat, I., Wallis, L.A., Hounslow, M., Niland, K., Domett, K. and Trevorrow, G., 2010, Geophysical prospection for Late Holocene burials in coastal environments: Possibilities and problems from a pilot study in South Australia, Geoarchaeology: An International Journal, 25:(5): 645-665. (read PDF here)

Wallis, L.A., Keys, B., Moffat, I. and Fallon, S., 2009, Gledswood 1 Shelter: Initial radiocarbon dates from a Pleistocene aged rockshelter site in north Queensland, Australian Archaeology, 69: 71-74. (read PDF here)

David, B., Araho, N., Barker, B., Kuaso, A. and Moffat, I., 2009, Keveoki I: Exploring the Hiri Ceramics Trade at a Short-Lived Village Site near the Vailala River, Papua New Guinea, Australian Archaeology, 68: 11-22.(read PDF here)

Wallis, L.A., Moffat, I., Trevorrow, G. and Massey, T., 2008, Archaeological geophysics in the Indigenous reburial process: A case study from Ngarrindjeri ruwe, South Australia, Antiquity, 82: 750-760. (read PDF here)

Moffat, I. and Raupp, J., 2008, A New Approach to Investigating Shipwreck Sites in Littoral Environments: Multi-Technique Geophysical Investigations of Port Elliot, South Australia, Technical Briefs in Historical Archaeology, 3: 1-7. (read PDF here)

Moffat, I., Wallis, L.A., Beale, A. and Kynuna, D., 2008, Applications of geophysical techniques for the detection and identification of open Indigenous sites in Australia: A case study from inland northwest Queensland, Australian Archaeology, 66:60-64. (read PDF here)

David, B., Araho, N., Kuaso, A., Moffat, I. and Tapper, N., 2008, The Upihoi find: Wrecked wooden lagatoi hulls of Epemeavo village, Gulf Province, Papua New Guinea, Australian Archaeology, 66: 1-14. (read PDF here)

McKinnon, J.F., Smith, A. and Moffat, I., 2007, Kangaroo Island Shipwreck Shelter Huts, Bulletin of the Australasian Institute of Maritime Archaeology, 31: 63-72. (read PDF here)

McKinnon, J., Moffat, I. and Smith, A., 2007, A Needle in a Haystack: Archaeological and Geophysical Investigations of Historic Shipwreck Shelter Huts on Kangaroo Island, in McKinnon, J. and Raupp, J. (Eds.) A Year in Review: 2006 Program in Maritime Archaeology, Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Monographs Series, 13: 4-16.(read PDF here)

Dappert, C. and Moffat, I., 2007, Search for the Independence Construction Site, American River, Kangaroo Island, in McKinnon, J. and Raupp, J. (Eds.) A Year in Review: 2006 Program in Maritime Archaeology, Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Monographs Series, 13: 27-45. (read PDF here)

Moffat, I., Raupp, J. and Van Zandt, D., 2007, Attention to Detail: Geophysical and Historical Investigations around Port Elliot, South Australia, in McKinnon, J. and Raupp, J. (Eds.) A Year in Review: 2006 Program in Maritime Archaeology, Flinders University Maritime Archaeology Monographs Series, 13: 4-16. (read PDF here)


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