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*O’Regan, H.J., Howard, J. (2011) Guest Editorial - Cave archaeology special issue. Cave and Karst Science 38: 108-109.

Wilkinson, D.M., O’Regan, H.J., Thorp, J. (2011) Dogs, scouts and cavers: a history of archaeological excavation at Dog Hole Cave, Haverbrack, Cumbria, North West England. Cave and Karst Science 38: 125-130.

O’Regan, H.J., Turner, A., Bishop, L.C., Elton, S., Lamb, A. (2011) Hominins without fellow travellers? First appearances and inferred dispersals of Afro-Eurasian large-mammals in the Plio-Pleistocene. Quaternary Science Reviews 30:1343-1352.

Chenery, C., Lamb, A.L., O’Regan, H.J., Elton, S.E. (2011) Multi-tissue analysis of oxygen isotopes in wild rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 25: 779-788.

O’Regan, H.J., Kuman, K., Clarke, R.J. (2011) The likely accumulators of bones: five Cape porcupine den assemblages and the role of porcupines in the Post-Member 6 infill at Sterkfontein, South Africa. Journal of Taphonomy 9: 69-87.

*O’Regan, H.J. (2009) Ice Age Bestiary. In: Fagan, B. (Ed.) The Complete Ice Age. Thames & Hudson: London, pp. 144-185.

O’Regan, H.J. & Reynolds, S.R. (2009) An ecological reassessment of the southern African carnivore guild: a case study from Member 4, Sterkfontein, South Africa. Journal of Human Evolution 57: 212-222.

O’Regan, H.J. & Menter, C. (2009) Carnivora from the Plio-Pleistocene hominin site of Drimolen, Gauteng, South Africa. Geobios 42: 329-350.

O’Regan, H.J., Clare, T. & Wilkinson, D. (2008) The nineteenth century excavation of Helsfell fissure near Kendal, Cumbria, and a reassessment of the surviving bone assemblage. The Naturalist 133: 121-133.

Clare, T., O’Regan, H.J. & Wilkinson, D. (2008) Greenwell’s lost barrow CLXXIV in Crosby Garrett parish. Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmoreland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society VIII: 1-17.

O’Regan, H.J. (2008) The Iberian peninsula – corridor or cul-de-sac? Mammalian faunal change and possible routes of dispersal in the last 2 million years. Quaternary Science Reviews 27: 2136-2144.

O’Regan, H.J., Chenery, C., Lamb, A., Stevens, R., Rook, L., & Elton, S.E. (2008) Modern macaque dietary heterogeneity assessed using stable isotope analysis of hair and bone. Journal of Human Evolution 55: 617-626. 

Hughes, J., Elton, S.E. & O’Regan, H.J. (2008) Theropithecus and ‘Out of Africa’ dispersal in the Plio-Pleistocene. Journal of Human Evolution 54: 43-77.

O’Regan, H.J. (2007) A revision of the Carnivora from Member 5, Sterkfontein, South Africa, based on a re-assessment of the published material and site stratigraphy. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 44: 209-214.

Turner, A & O’Regan, H.J. (2007) Zoogeography - primate and early hominin distribution and migration patterns. In: Handbook of Palaeoanthropology Vol 1: Principles, Methods and Approaches. Henke, W. & Tattersall, I. (Eds), pp. 271-290. New York: Springer.

Turner, A. & O’Regan, H.J. (2007) Afro-Eurasian mammalian fauna and early hominin dispersals. In: The Evolution and History of Human Populations in South Asia. Petraglia, M.D. & Allchin, B. (Eds), pp. 23-39. New York: Springer.

O'Regan, H.J., Bishop, L.C., Elton, S., Lamb, A. & Turner, A. (2006) Afro-Eurasian mammalian dispersal routes of the late Pliocene and early Pleistocene and their bearings on earliest hominin movements. Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg 256: 305-314.

O’Regan, H.J., Turner, A. & Sabin, R. (2006) Medieval big cat remains from the Royal Menagerie at the Tower of London. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 16: 385-394.

Wilkinson, D.M., O’Regan, H.J. & Clare, T. (2006) Where are the non-human bog bodies? Journal of Wetland Archaeology 6: 99-104.

* Wilkinson, D.M., O’Regan, H.J. & Clare, T. (2006) A tale of two caves: the history of archaeological excavations at Haverbrack and Helsfell in Southern Cumbria. Studies in Speleology 14: 55-57.

O’Regan, H.J. &  Kitchener, A. (2005) The effects of captivity on the morphology of captive, domesticated and feral mammals. Mammal Review 35: 215-230.

O’Regan, H.J., Bishop, L.C., Lamb, A., Elton, S. & Turner, A. (2005) Large mammal turnover in Africa and the Levant between 1.0 and 0.5Ma. In 'Early-Middle Pleistocene Transitions: The Land-Ocean Evidence'. Head, M.J. & Gibbard, P.L. (Eds.) Geological Society Special Publications, vol 247, pp. 231-249.

O’Regan, H.J.  & Turner, A. (2004) Biostratigraphical and palaeoecological implications of new fossil felid material from the Plio-Pleistocene site of Tegelen, The Netherlands. Palaeontology 47(5): 1181-1193.

O’Regan, H.J.  & Turner, A. (2004) The interface between conservation biology, palaeontology and archaeozoology – morphometrics and population viability analysis, pp. 90-96. In The future from the past: Archaeozoology in Wildlife Conservation and Heritage management. R.C.G.M. Lauwerier & I. Plug (Eds) Oxbow Books: Oxford.

Wilkinson, D.M. & O’Regan, H.J.  (2003) Modelling differential extinctions to understand big cat distribution on Indonesian islands. Global Ecology and Biogeography 12: 519-524.

O’Regan, H.J., Turner, A. & Wilkinson, D.M. (2002) European Quaternary Refugia: A factor in large carnivore extinction? Journal of Quaternary Science 17: 789-795.

Turner, A. & O’Regan, H.J. (2002) Assessment of size in fossil Felidae. Estudios Geologicos 58: 45-54.

O’Regan, H.J.  (2002) Defining cheetahs – a multivariate analysis of skull shape in big cats, Mammal Review 31 (1): 60-65.

* O’Regan, H.J.  (2002) The archaeology of zoos. British Archaeology 68: 12-19. (Also translated into Polish for Forum magazine.)

* O’Regan, H.J.  (2001) Morphological effects of captivity in big cat skulls, Proceedings of the 3rd Zoo Research Symposium, Chester Zoo, 9-10/07/01. p. 18-22.


Other articles (not peer-reviewed)

O’Regan, H.J.  (2010) Report on Caves and Cave Research, 1st  Upland Caves Network meeting. Speleology and Pengelly Research Trust Newsletter.

O’Regan, H.J.  & Wilkinson, D.M. (2009) John Beecham and Helsfell Fissure. A new display board for Kendal Museum.

O’Regan, H.J. (2008) Book review for Journal of Quaternary Science.

Wilkinson, D.M., O’Regan, H.J.  & Clare, T. (2007) Report on radiocarbon dates from Doghole cave, Haverbrack. Archaeometry.

O’Regan, H.J. . (2007) Book review for Cave Archaeology and Palaeontology Research Archive (CAPRA), volume 7. (

O’Regan, H.J. (2006) Double book review for Journal of Quaternary Science 21: 208-209.

O’Regan, H.J.  (2004) Announcement of the Quaternary Vertebrate Research Group. Quaternary Research Association Circular: 18.

O’Regan, H.J.  (2003) Book review on ‘The Tower Menagerie’ by Daniel Hahn. British Archaeology 72: 28-30.

O’Regan, H.J. (2003) A review of fossil felid specimens of the Naturalis Museum, Leiden, The Netherlands. Palaeontological Association Newsletter 53: 74-75.

O’Regan, H.J.  (2003) Meeting report on ‘SVPCA 50’. Palaeontological Association Newsletter 52:56-57.

O’Regan, H.J. (2002) A phylogenetic and palaeoecological review of the Pleistocene felid Panthera gombaszoegensis (Thesis abstract). Quaternary Newsletter 99: 81.

O’Regan, H.J. (2001) Book review of 'Environmental Archaeology' by Dina Dincauze. Palaeontological Association Newsletter 47: 85-86.


Popular science stories about my research

Atkinson, N.W. (2007) The beast of Kings. Natural History Magazine (USA), 116(1): 14.

Pain, S. (2005) Rare glimpse of life in Medieval Menagerie. New Scientist 2529: 58-59.

Anon. (2005) Big cats prowled London’s Tower. BBC online.
The Naturalist 133: 121-133.

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