Clarke, J. and Brooks, N. 2013. The Prehistory of Western Sahara: A Synthesis of Fieldwork, 2002 to 2009. Oxbow, Oxford (in press – estimated publication date November 2013).

Academic papers resulting from the Project

Brooks, N., Clarke, J., Garfi, S. and Pirie, A. 2009. The archaeology of Western Sahara: results of environmental and archaeological reconnaissance. Antiquity 83: 1-17. Download pdf (1.6 Mb)

Brooks, N., Clarke, J., Crisp, J., Crivellaro, F., Jousse, H., Markiewicz, E., Nichol, M., Raffin, M., Robinson, R., Wasse, A. and Winton, V. 2006. Funerary sites in the “Free Zone”: Report on the second and third seasons of fieldwork of the Western Sahara Project. Sahara 17, 73-94. View abstract and figures. Download pdf (2.1 Mb)

Brooks, N. 2005. Cultural heritage and conflict: The threatened archaeology of Western Sahara. The Journal of North African Studies 304, 413-439. Download pdf (1.3 Mb)

Brooks, N., Di Lernia, S., Drake, N., Raffin, M. and Savage, T. 2003. The geoarchaeology of Western Sahara: Preliminary results of the first Anglo-Italian expedition in the “free zone”. Sahara 14: 63-80. Download pdf (8.2 Mb)

Other relevant papers by Project personnel

Brooks, N. 2011. Human responses to climatically-driven landscape change and resource scarcity: Learning from the past and planning for the future. In I. P. Martini and W. Chesworth (eds.) Landscapes and Societies: Selected Cases, pp. 43-66. Springer, Dordrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York, 478 pp. Link for volume

Brooks, N. 2006. Cultural responses to aridity in the Middle Holocene and increased social complexity. Quaternary International 151, 29-49. Download pdf (328 kb)

Popular articles

Brooks, N. and Clarke, J. 2010. A refuge in the desert? Climate change and human adaptation in prehistoric Western Sahara. Past Horizons 11: 24-33. February 2010 issue. Read online.

Chandler, G. 2007. Desertification and Civilization. SaudiAramco World, November/December 2007, pp. 36-43. Read online.


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