Prof Joel Irish

Selected Publications

  • Irish JD, Guatelli-Steinberg D, Legge SS, de Ruiter DJ, Berger LR. 2013. Dental morphology and the phylogenetic "place" of Australopithecus sediba. Science, vol. 340(6129), 1233062. link> doi>
  • Irish JD and Konigsberg L. 2007. The ancient inhabitants of Jebel Moya Redux: Measures of Population Affinity based on dental morphology. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, vol. 17(2), 138-156. doi>
  • Irish JD. 2006. Who were the ancient Egyptians? Dental affinities among Neolithic through postdynastic peoples. Am J Phys Anthropol, vol. 129(4), 529-543. link> doi>
  • Irish JD and Guatelli-Steinberg D. 2003. Ancient teeth and modern human origins: an expanded comparison of African Plio-Pleistocene and recent world dental samples. J Hum Evol, vol. 45(2), 113-144. link> doi>
  • Irish JD. 2000. The Iberomaurusian enigma: north African progenitor or dead end?. J Hum Evol, vol. 39(4), 393-410. link> doi>

Other Publications

  • Irish JD. 1998. Ancestral dental traits in recent Sub-Saharan Africans and the origins of modern humans. J Hum Evol, vol. 34(1), 81-98. link> doi>
  • Schrader S, Buzon M, Irish J. 2014. Illuminating the Nubian 'Dark Age': A bioarchaeological analysis of dental non-metric traits during the Napatan Period. Homo : internationale Zeitschrift fur die vergleichende Forschung am Menschen, vol. 65(4), 267-280. doi>
  • Irish JD. 2014. Report on the forensic analysis of Case #03-81025 skeletal remains.
  • Irish JD. 2014. Knocking, filing, and chipping: Following the paths of dental modification across sub-Saharan Africa. 83rd Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists. Calgary, CANADA. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (vol. 153, p. 149). WILEY-BLACKWELL. link>
  • Irish JD, Guatelli-Steinberg D, Legge SS, de Ruiter DJ, Berger LR. 2014. News and views: Response to 'Non-metric dental traits and hominin phylogeny' by Carter et al., with additional information on the Arizona State University Dental Anthropology System and phylogenetic 'place' of Australopithecus sediba. JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, vol. 69, 129-134. link> doi>
  • Horwath BC, Waterman AJ, Lillios KT, Irish JD. 2014. Assessing change in diet and biological affinity between the 4th and 3rd millennia cal BCE in the Portuguese Estremadura: A preliminary dental comparison of Feteira II and Bolores. HOMO-JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE HUMAN BIOLOGY, vol. 65(2), 87-100. link> doi>
  • Irish JD. 2013. Afridonty: the ''Sub-Saharan African Dental Complex'' revisited. In Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology: Genetics, Evolution, Variation. Cambridge University Press.
  • Scott GR and Irish J. 2013. Introduction. In Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology: Genetics, Evolution, Variation. Cambridge University Press.
  • Burnett S, Irish J, Fong MR. 2013. Wears the problem? Examining the effect of dental wear on studies of crown morphology. In Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology: Genetics, Evolution, Variation. Cambridge University Press.
  • Irish JD. Scott GR and Irish JD (Eds.). 2013. Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology: Genetics, Evolution, Variation. Cambridge University Press.
  • Irish JD. 2013. New results from an old excavation: The biological "place" of Jebel Moyans in the prehistory of Nubia and Sudan. 82nd Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists. Knoxville, TN. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (vol. 150, pp. 157-158). WILEY-BLACKWELL. link>
  • Gamza T and Irish J. 2012. A comparison of archaeological and dental evidence to determine diet at a predynastic egyptian site. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, vol. 22(4), 398-408. doi>
  • Potter BA, Irish JD, Reuther JD, Gelvin-Reymiller C, Holliday VT. 2011. A terminal Pleistocene child cremation and residential structure from eastern Beringia. Science, vol. 331, 1058-1062. doi>
  • Horwath BC and Irish JD. 2011. Dental anomalies in the deciduous dentition of a C-Group Nubian child from Hierakonpolis, Egypt. 80th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists. Minneapolis, MN. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (vol. 144, p. 168). WILEY-BLACKWELL. link>
  • Dicke CR and Irish JD. 2011. Supporting evidence for a genetic component in the etiology of Mx.C.P1 transposition in a Rwandan sample from Africa. 80th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists. Minneapolis, MN. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (vol. 144, pp. 125-126). WILEY-BLACKWELL. link>
  • Lukaszek D, Irish J, Abalzeau A, Froment A. 2010. Like I need a hole in the head: Supernumerary external auditory meatus in a Carthaginian cranium. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, vol. 20, 344-350.
  • Irish JD and Friedman R. 2010. Dental affinities of the C-group inhabitants of Hierakonpolis, Egypt: Nubian, Egyptian, or both?. Homo, vol. 61(2), 81-101. link> doi>
  • Irish JD. 2009. The mean measure of divergence (MMD): Its utility in model-free and model-bound analyses relative to the Mahalanobis D2 distance for nonmetric traits. American Journal of Human Biology, vol. 22, 378-395. doi>
  • Judd M and Irish J. 2009. Dying to serve: the mass burials at Kerma. ANTIQUITY, vol. 83(321), 709-722. link>
  • Irish JD. 2009. Among the enemy: Dental affinities of the C-Group Nubians at Hierakonpolis, Egypt. 78th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists. Chicago, IL. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (p. 155). WILEY-LISS. link>
  • Schillaci MA, Irish JD, Wood CCE. 2009. Further analysis of the population history of ancient Egyptians. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 139(2), 235-243. doi>
  • Irish JD and Nelson GC. 2008. Technique and Application in Dental Anthropology. Cambridge University Press.
  • Greene TR and Irish JD. 2008. Working class diet in Predynastic Egypt: as examined through dental indicators. 77th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists. Columbus, OH. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (p. 107). WILEY-LISS. link>
  • Irish JD. 2005. Population continuity vs. discontinuity revisited: dental affinities among late Paleolithic through Christian-era Nubians. Am J Phys Anthropol, vol. 128(3), 520-535. link> doi>
  • Greene TR, Kuba CL, Irish JD. 2005. Quantifying calculus: a suggested new approach for recording an important indicator of diet and dental health. Homo, vol. 56(2), 119-132. link> doi>
  • Irish JD, Kobusiewicz M, Kabaciński J, Schild R. 2005. Short communication: Two additional Egyptian Neolithic burials exhibiting unusual mortuary treatment of teeth. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, vol. 15(2), 136-139. doi>
  • Irish JD. 2004. A 5,500-year-old artificial human tooth from Egypt: A historical note. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, vol. 19(5), 645-647.
  • Kobusiewicz M, Kabaciński J, Schild R, Irish JD, Wendorf F. 2004. Discovery of the first Neolithic cemetery in Egypt's western desert. Antiquity, vol. 78(301), 566-578.
  • Halffman CM and Irish JD. 2004. Palatine torus in the pre-conquest inhabitants of the Canary Islands. Homo, vol. 55(1-2), 101-111. link> doi>
  • Irish JD. 2004. Purposeful manipulation of teeth in Final Neolithic burials from Upper Egypt. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 118. link>
  • Irish JD, Kobusiewicz M, Schild R, Wendorf F. 2003. Neolithic tooth replacement in two disturbed burials from Southern Egypt. Journal of Archaeological Science, vol. 30(3), 281-285. doi>
  • Irish JD. 2002. Sand, Stones, and Bones: The Archaeology of Death in the Wadi Tanezzuft Valley (5000-2000 BP), edited by Savino di Lernia and Giorgio Manzi.
  • Irish JD. 2002. The Backbone of History: Health and Nutrition in the Western Hemisphere, edited by Richard H. Steckel and Jerome C. Rose.
  • Irish J, Schild R, Froment A, Wendorf F. 2002. The role of Neolithic peoples in northeast African prehistory: a biocultural perspective from Nabta Playa, Egypt. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 88-89. link>
  • Irish JD. 2001. Dental Morphology 1998: Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Dental Morphology, edited by John T. Mayhall and Tuomo Heikkinen.
  • Guatelli-Steinberg D, Irish JD, Lukacs JR. 2001. Canary islands-north African population affinities: Measures of divergence based on dental morphology. HOMO- Journal of Comparative Human Biology, vol. 52(2), 173-188. doi>
  • Irish JD, Wendorf F, Schild R. 2001. Preliminary report on Neolithic human remains from Nabta Playa, Egypt. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 85. link>
  • Irish JD. 1999. Human Adaptability: Past, Present, and Future, edited by S.J. Ulijaszek and R.A. Huss-Ashmore.
  • Irish JD. 1998. Diachronic and synchronic dental trait affinities of Late and Post-Pleistocene peoples from North Africa. HOMO, vol. 49(2), 138-155. link>
  • Irish JD. 1997. Characteristic high- and low-frequency dental traits in sub-Saharan African populations. Am J Phys Anthropol, vol. 102(4), 455-467. link> doi>
  • Irish JD and Turner CG. 1997. Brief communication: first evidence of LSAMAT in non-native Americans: historic Senegalese from west Africa. Am J Phys Anthropol, vol. 102(1), 141-146. link> doi>
  • Olgilvie M and Irish J. 1996. Craniofacial asymmetry in a prehistoric Native American skull from the Southwestern United States. Journal of Paleopathology, vol. 8, 69-77.
  • Irish JD and Morris DH. 1996. Supplemental description of the Bushman maxillary canine polymorphism. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, vol. 92(7), 351-353. link>
  • Irish JD and Morris DH. 1996. Technical note: canine mesial ridge (Bushman canine) dental trait definition. Am J Phys Anthropol, vol. 99(2), 357-359. link> doi>
  • ENSOR BE and IRISH JD. 1995. HYPOPLASTIC AREA METHOD FOR ANALYZING DENTAL ENAMEL HYPOPLASIA. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, vol. 98(4), 507-517. link> doi>
  • Irish JD, Davis SD, Lively RA. 1993. A bioarchaeological study of prehistoric human, faunal, and cultural remains from Wilson Cove, Admiralty Island. Arctic Anthropology, vol. 30, 103-119.
  • Irish JD, Pereira da Silva MA, Cussenot O. 1993. Hard tissue regeneration of a gunshot wound in a historic north African skull: A paleopathological perspective. Journal of Paleopathology, vol. 5, 135-141.
  • SAKUMA M, IRISH JD, MORRIS DH. 1991. THE BUSHMAN MAXILLARY CANINE OF THE CHEWA TRIBE IN EAST-CENTRAL AFRICA. JOURNAL OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NIPPON, vol. 99(4), 411-417. link>
  • Haeussler AM, Irish JD, Morris DH, Turner CG. 1989. Morphological and metrical comparison of San and Central Sotho dentitions from southern Africa. Am J Phys Anthropol, vol. 78(1), 115-122. link> doi>
  • HAEUSSLER AM, TURNER CG, IRISH JD. 1988. CONCORDANCE OF AMERICAN AND SOVIET METHODS IN DENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, vol. 75(2), 218. link>
  • HAEUSSLER AM, IRISH JD, MORRIS DH, TURNER CG. 1987. MORPHOLOGICAL AND METRICAL COMPARISON OF SAN AND CENTRAL SOTHO DENTITIONS FROM SOUTHERN-AFRICA. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, vol. 72(2), 206-207. link>
  • Irish JD and Morris DH. A supplemental description of the Bushman maxillary canine polymorphism. South African Journal of Science, vol. 92, 351-353.
  • Kobusiewicz M, Kabacinski, J, Schild R, Irish J, Gatto MC, Wendorf F. Gebel Ramlah: Final Neolithic Cemeteries from the Western Desert of Egypt. Poznan: Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences...
  • Cunha C, Silva AM, Irish J, Scott GR, Tomé T, Marquez J. Hypotrophic roots of the upper central incisors – a proposed new dental discrete trait. Dental Anthropology, vol. 25, 8-14.
  • Irish JD and De Groote I. The Neolithic and historic remains from the Ghaba cemetery, Sudan. In The Neolithic Inhabitants of Ghaba, Sudan. Salvatori S and Usai D (Eds.). London: British Museum.


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