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2008.  Chazan, M. Pathways Through Time: An Introduction to Prehistory and Archaeology.  Canadian Edition.  Toronto: Pearson Canada (2nd edition 2011, 3rd edition 2014).


2007.   Chazan, M. Pathways Through Time: An Introduction to Prehistory and Archaeology, Allyn and Bacon Publishers (2nd edition 2010 Prentice Hall, 3rd edition 2013).


2007.  Chazan, M. and L. Kolska Horwitz (eds.) The Lower Paleolithic  Site of  Holon, Israel.  Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press.


2006.  Banning, E.B. and M. Chazan (Eds). Domesticating Space: New Research on Neolithic Architecture in the Middle East. Berlin: Ex Oriente.




In Press. Chazan. M. The Lithic Sequence from Wonderwerk Cave, Excavations 1 and 2.  Proceedings of the 2010 joint meeting of the Panafrican Archaeological Congress and the Society of Africanist Archaeologists, Dakar, Senegal..


In Press. Horwitz, L.K. and M. Chazan. An Overview of Recent Research at Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa. Proceedings of the 2010 joint meeting of the Panafrican Archaeological Congress and the Society of Africanist Archaeologists, Dakar, Senegal.  November 2-4, 2010.


2012.  Monchot, H., M. Chazan, and L.K. Horwitz. Testing the spatial association of lithic and faunal remains: A case study from the Lower Palaeolithic site of Holon (Israel). In Bones for Tools, Tools for Bones: the Interrelationship of Lithic and Bone Raw Materials, edited by K. Seetah and B. Gravina.  Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monograph, pp. 25-39.


2009.  Chazan, M. Assessing the Lower to Middle Paleolithic Transition. In Sourcebook of Paleolithic Transitions, edited by M. Camps and P. Chauhan. New York: Springer, pp. 237-244.


2009.  Chazan, M. Pattern and technology:  Why the Chaîne Opératoire matters.  In Transitions in Prehistory: Essays in Honor of Ofer Bar-Yosef, edited by John Shea and Daniel Lieberman.  Cambridge:  American School of Prehsitoric Research, pp. 469-478.


2007.  Chazan, M. Introduction.  In The Lower Paleolithic Site of Holon, Israel, edited by M. Chazan and L.K. Horwitz.  Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press, pp. 1-16.


2007. Netser, M. and M. Chazan. The Geological Setting. In The Lower Paleolithic Site of Holon, Israel, edited by M. Chazan and L.K. Horwitz.  Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press, pp. 17-26.


2007. Chazan, M. Lithic typology. In The Lower Paleolithic Site of  Holon, Israel, edited by M. Chazan and L.K. Horwitz.  Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press, pp. 43-60.


2007. Chazan, M. Lithic technology. In The Lower Paleolithic Site of Holon, Israel, edited by M. Chazan and L.K. Horwitz.  Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press, pp. 61-84.


2007.  Chazan, M., Monchot, H., and Horwitz, L.K. Spatial analysis of lithic artifacts and fauna from Holon. In The Lower Paleolithic Site of Holon, Israel, edited by M. Chazan and L.K. Horwitz.  Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press, pp.163-180.


2007. Horwitz, L.K. and Chazan, M. Holon in the context of the Levantine Late Lower Paleolithic. In The Lower Paleolithic Site of Holon, Israel, edited by M. Chazan and L.K. Horwitz.  Cambridge: Peabody Museum Press, pp.181-190.


2006. Banning, E.B. and M. Chazan. Structuring interactions, structuring ideas: Domestication of space in the prehistoric Near East.  In Domesticating Space: New Research on Neolithic Architecture in the Middle East, edited by E.B. Banning and M. Chazan. Berlin: Ex Oriente, pp. 5-14.


2005.  Janetski, J. and M. Chazan. The Epipaleolithic Site of Wadi Mataha, Jordan,  In The Last Hunter-Gatherer Societies in the Near East, edited by C. Delage. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports International Series.


2002. Chazan, M. Generating the Middle to Upper Paleolithic Transition: A Chaîne Opératoire Approach. In More than Meets the Eye: Studies on Upper Palaeolithic Diversity in the Near East, edited by A. Nigel Goring-Morris and Anna Belfer-Cohen.  Oxford: Oxbow Books.


2000. Chazan, M. Culture and Technology in the Early Years of the Smithsonian.  In The Entangled Past: Proceedings of the 30th Annual Chacmool Conference, edited by J. Erwin, M. Boyd, and M. Hendrickson.  Calgary: Department of Archaeology, University of Calgary.


1995. Chazan, M. The Meaning of Homo Sapiens.  In Ape, Man, Apeman: Changing Views since 1600, edited by Raymond Corbey and Bert Theunissen.  Department of Prehistory, Leiden University,  pp. 229-240.




2014   Riddle, Andrew TR, and Michael Chazan. "Stone tools from the inside out: radial point distribution." World Archaeology ahead-of-print: 1-14.


2013   Lister, A.M., W. Dirks, A. Assaf, M. Chazan, P. Goldberg, Y.H. Applbaum, N. Greenbaum, and L.K. Horwitz. New fossil remains of Elephas from the southern Levant: Implications for the evolutionary history of the Asian elephant. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 386 (2013): 119-130.


2013  Chazan, M. Butchering large animals with small tools:  The Implications of the Evron Quarry assemblage for the Behaviour of Homo erectus. Antiquity 87(336): 350-367.


2013.  Chazan, M., N. Porat, A. Sumner, L.K. Horwitz.  The use of OSL dating in unstructured sands: The archaeology and chronology of the Hutton Sands at Canteen Kopje (Northern Cape Province, South Africa).  Anthropological and Archaeological Sciences. 5: 351-363.


2012.  Chazan, M., Avery, M.D., Bamford, M.K., Berna, F., Brink, J., Fernandez-Jalvo, Y., Goldberg, P., Matmon, A., Porat, N., Ron, H., Rossouw, L., Scott, L., Horwitz, L.K.

Oldowan Occupation at Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa: Archaeology, Geology, Paleontology, and Paleoclimate.  Journal of Human Evolution 63: 859-866.


2012. Chazan, M. Handaxes, Concepts, and Teaching. Mind, Brain, and Education, 6(4): 197-203.

2012. Wilkins, J., Schoville, B. J., Brown, K. S., Chazan, M. Evidence for Early Hafted Hunting Technology. Science, 338(6109): 942-946.


2012.  Berna, F., P. Goldberg, L.K. Horwitz, J. Brink, S. Holt, M. Bamford, and M. Chazan.  Microstratigraphic evidence of in situ fire in the Acheulean strata of Wonderwerk Cave, Northern Cape province, South Africa.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109: E1215-E1220.


2012. Jacobson, L., F.C. de Beer, R. Nshimirimana, L.K. Horwitz, and M. Chazan.  Neutron tomographic assessment of incisions on prehistoric stone slabs: a case study from Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa.  Archaeometry. Article first published online: 30 MAR 2012 |


2012. Wilkins, J. and M. Chazan.  Blade production ~500 thousand years ago at Kathu Pan 1, South Africa:  support for a multiple origins hypothesis for early Middle Pleistocene blade technology.  Journal of Archaeological Science,  Available online 4 February 2012.


2012. Matmon, A., H. Ron, M. Chazan, N. Porat, L.K. Horwitz. Reconstruction the history of sediment deposition in caves: A case study from Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa.  Geological Society of America Bulletin 124 (3-4): 611-625.


2012.  Smith, P., R. Nshimirimana, F. de Beer, D. Morris, L. Jacobson, M. Chazan, and L.K. Horwitz.  Canteen Kopje: A new look at an old skull.  South African Journal of Science 108(1-2): 9 pags.


2011. Gregg, M., M. Chazan, and J.C. Janetski .Variability in symbolic behavior in the southern Levant at the end of the Pleistocene.  Before Farming 11(1): Article 1.


2011. Maher, L.A., E.B. Banning, and  M. Chazan. Oasis or Mirage? Assessing the Role of Abrupt Climate Change in the Prehistory of the Southern Levant. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 21(1): 1-30.


2010. Baadsgaard, A., M. Chazan, L. Scott Cummings, and J.C. Janetski . Natufian strategy shifts: evidences from Wadi Mataha 2, Petra, Jordan.  Eurasian Prehistory 7(1): 7-27.


2010.  Chazan, M. Technological perspectives on the Upper Paleolithic.  Evolutionary Anthropology 41(4): 57-65.


2010. Chazan, M. and Horwitz, L.K. Milestones in the development of symbolic behaviour: A case study from Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa.  World Archaeology.41(4): 521-539.


2009. Chazan, M. Consequently That Now In Our Possession Was Sold:  The Sale of the De Mortillet Collection. Histories of Anthropology Annual, edited by R. Darnell and F.W. Gleach.  University of Nebraska Press, pp. 73-89.


2009. Porat, N., Chazan, M., Grun, R., Aubert, M., Eisenmann, V., Kolska-Horwitz, L New radiometric ages for the Fauresmith industry from Kathu Pan, Southern Africa:  Implications for the Earlier to Middle Stone Age Transition.  Journal of Archaeological Science 37: 269-283.


2009. Ruther, H., M. Chazan, R. Schroeder, R. Neeser, C. Held, S.J. Walker, A. Matmon, and L.K. Horwitz. Laser scanning for conservation and research of African cultural heritage sites:  The case study of Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa.  Journal of Archeological Science 38: 1847-1856.


2008. Chazan, M.,  H. Ron, A. Matmon, N. Porat, P. Goldberg, R. Yates, M. Avery, A.  Sumner, and  L.K. Horwitz. First radiometric dates for the earlier stone age sequence in Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 55:1-11.


2008. Chazan, M. Culture, information, and inheritance:  New perspectives on old questions.  Reviews in Anthropology 37(1): 3-15.


2006. Chazan, M. and L.K. Horwitz. Finding the Message in Complexity:  The     Association of Lithics and Fauna on Lower Paleolithic Multiple Carcass Sites. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology   25: 436-447.


2005. Stock, J.T., S. Pfeiffer, M. Chazan, and J. Janetski F-81 skeleton from Wadi Mataha, Jordan, and its bearing on human variability in the Epipaleolithic of the Levant, American Journal of Physical Anthropology 128(2): 453-465.


2002.  Porat, N., M. Chazan, H. Schwarcz and L. Horwitz. Timing of the Lower to Middle Paleolithic boundary: new dates from the Levant.  Journal of Human Evolution 43(1): 107-122.


2001. Chazan, M. Bladelet production in the Aurignacian of Hayonim Cave, Israel. Paléorient 27(1): 81-88.


2001. Chazan, M. Bladelet Production in the Aurignacian of La Ferrassie (Dordogne, France).  Lithic Technology 26(1): 16-28.


2001. Chazan, M., H. Monchot, N. Porat, A. Lister, P. Davies, and L.K. Horwitz. Le site acheuléen d’Holon (Israël): premiers résultats. C.R.A.S. Paris 332: 201-207.


2000. Chazan, M. Flake Production at the Lower Paleolithic Site of Holon (Israel): Implications for the Origin of the Levallois Method.  Antiquity 74: 495-499.


2000. Chazan, M. Typological Analysis of the Lower Paleolithic Site of Holon, Israel.  Mitekufat Haeven: Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 30: 7-32.


1999. Porat, N., L.P. Zhou, M. Chazan, T. Noy, and L.K. Horwitz. Lower Paleolithic Open-Air Site of Holon, Israel- Luminescence and ESR Dates. Quaternary Research 51 (3):  328-341.


1997. Chazan, M. Redefining Levallois. Journal of Human Evolution 33: 719-735.


1995. Chazan, M. Response and Counterresponse to the Establishment of Human Antiquity:  The Development of Paleolithic Chronology.  American Anthropologist 97(3): 457-467.


1995. Chazan, M. An Examination of the Language Hypothesis for the Middle to Upper Paleolithic Transition Based on a Multiregional Lithic Analysis.  Current Anthropology 36(5): 749-768.


1995. Chazan, M. A Reassessment of the Middle Paleolithic Lithic Industry from Haua Fteah, Libya. Paleorient 21(1): 65-73.


1993. Chazan, M. Mapping Archaeological Time at the Valley of the Caves. Mitekufat Haeven: The Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society 25: 5-12.


1990. Chazan, M. and M. Lehner. An Ancient Analogy: Pot Baked Bread in Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Paleorient 16 (2): 21-36.


1984. Chazan, M. and P.E. McGovern. Khirbet Kerak Pottery at Beth Shan:  Technological Evidence for Local Manufacture. MASCA Journal 3 (1): 20-24.




2014.  Chazan, M.  Lithic Technology, Paleolithic in the Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology (C. Smith ed.).  New York, Springer:  4519-4520


2012.  Chazan, M.  Getting a feel for the most successful invention in human history.  In World Without Weight: Perspectives on an Alien Mind, by D.J. Povinelli.  Oxford, Oxford University press, pp. 7.


2012. Chazan, M., J. Wilkins, D. Morris, and F. Berna.  Bestwood 1: a newly discovered Earlier Stone Age living surface near Kathu, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.  Antiquity 86(331): Antiquity Gallery.


2001. Chazan, M. Civilization and the Lower Paleolithic of Syria.  In Canadian Research on Ancient Syria, edited by Michel Fortin. Bulletin of the Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies, pp. 3-8.


2000. Janetski, J., D. Johnson, and M. Chazan. Wadi Mataha. In Archaeology in Jordan, edited

 by V. Egan, P. Bikai and K. Zamora. American Journal of Archaeology 104.


1999. Johnson, D., J. Janetski, M. Chazan, S. Witcher, and R. Meadow. The Wadi Mataha Project 1997 Excavations. Annual of the Department of Antiquities of Jordan XLIII, 249-260.


1994. Chazan, M. Public Meeting between Israeli and Palestinian Archaeologists. Anthropology Newsletter.


Web Publications


2004. Chazan, M.  Locating Gesture: Leroi-Gourhan among the Cyborgs.


2003.  Chazan, M. V. Gordon Childe among the “vulgar cognitivists”.

2002. Chazan, M. Towards an archaeology of gesture.




2013.  Chazan, M. Review of A Report on the Archaeological Assemblages from Excavations by Peter Beaumont at Canteen Koppie, Northern Cape, South Africa.  Journal of African Archaeology 11(2): 281-283.


2012.  Chazan, M. Review of Claudine Cohen. La méthode de Zadig: La trace, le fossile, la preuve. and Arnaud Hurel. L'abbé Breuil: Un préhistorien dans le siècle.  Isis: Journal of the History of Science Society 104(1): 171-172.


2011.  Chazan, M. Review of The cave of Fontéchevade: Recent excavations and their Paleoanthropological implications by Philip G. Chase.  Geoarchaeology 26(3): 457-458.


2011.  Chazan, M. Review of Les industries lithiques archaeiques de Barranco Leon et de fuente Nueva 3: Orce, basin de Guadix-Baza, Andalousie by Isidro Toro Moyano, et al. Journal of Anthropological Research 67(3).


2008.  Chazan, M. Review of L'affaire de l'abri du poisson: Patrie et préhistoire by Randall White.  Isis: Journal of the History of Science Society 99(2): 436-437.


2006. Chazan, M. Review of L’Univers du Préhistorien: Science, Foi, et Politique dans l’Ouvre  d’Éduard Desor by Marc-Antoine Kaeser.  Isis: Journal of the History of Science Society 92(2): 364.


2000. Chazan, M. Review of Lithics: Macroscopic Approaches to Analysis by William Andrefsky, Jr.  American Anthropologist 102 (2).


2001. Chazan, M. Review of Europe Before History by Kristian Kristiansen. The European Legacy. 6(3): 387-388.

1993. Chazan, M. Review of Perspectives on the Past: Theoretical Biases in Mediterranean Hunter-Gatherer Research edited by G. Clark,  American Anthropologist 95: 206-207.

1990.  Chazan, M. Review of Egypt’s Making: The Origins of Ancient Egypt 5000-2000 B.C.  by Michael Rice in Archaeological Review from Cambridge  vol. 9, no. 2: 291-292.


1990. Chazan, M. Review of Les Industries Lithique Tailles de Franchthi by Catherine Perles in Archaeological Review from Cambridge vol. 9, no. 1: 179-181.