Details of my publications are given below, along with links to the publishers’ website, and, in the case of open-access publications, freely available PDF copies. Alternatively, feel free to email me to request a PDF copy of any of my publications:
In press. Spikins, P., J.C. French, S. John-Wood & C. Dytham. Theoretical and methodological approaches to environmental changes, social behaviour and human intergroup tolerance 300,000 to 30,000 BP. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory.
2021. French, J.C., P. Riris, J. Fernández López de Pablo, S. Lozano & F. Silva. A manifesto for Palaeodemography in the 21st century. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0707
2021. French, J.C. & A. Chamberlain. Demographic uniformitarianism: the theoretical basis of prehistoric demographic research and its cross-disciplinary challenges. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. DOI: DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2019.0720
2020.Page, A.E & J.C. French. Reconstructing prehistoric demography: what role for extant hunter-gatherers? Evolutionary Anthropology 29 (6): 332-345. DOI: 10.1002/evan.21869 (Open Access)
2020. Nowell, A & J.C. French. Adolescence and innovation in the European Upper Palaeolithic. Evolutionary Human Sciences 2. DOI: doi:10.1017/ehs.2020.37(Open Access)
2019. French, J.C. The use of ethnographic data in Neanderthal archaeological research: recent trends and their interpretative implications. Hunter Gatherer Research 4.1: 25-49. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3828/hgr.2018.3(Open Access)
2019. French, J.C. Archaeological demography as a tool for the study of women and gender in the past. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 29 (1): 141-157. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0959774318000380 Open access version available here
2016. French, J.C. Demography and the Palaeolithic Archaeological Record. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 23 (1): 150-199. DOI: 10.1007/s10816-014-9237-4. Open access version available here
2015. French, J.C. The demography of the Upper Palaeolithic hunter-gatherers of Southwestern France: A multi-proxy approach using archaeological data. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 39: 193-209. DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2015.04.005 (Open Access)
2015. French, J.C. & C.M. Collins. Upper Palaeolithic population histories of Southwestern France: A comparison of the demographic signatures of 14C date distributions and archaeological site counts. Journal of Archaeological Science 55: 122-134. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2015.01.001 (Open Access)
2013. Mellars, P. & J.C. French. Population changes across the Neanderthal-to-Modern-Human transition in Western France: A reply to Dogandžić and McPherron (2013). Journal of Human Evolution 65 (3): 330-330. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2013.03.006
2011. Mellars, P. & J.C. French. Tenfold population increase in Western Europe at the Neanderthal-to-Modern Human transition. Science 333: 623-627. DOI: 10.1126/science.1206930
2010. French, J.C. Double standards and ‘boundary bias’ at the European Middle-to-Upper Palaeolithic Transition? An examination of the treatment of evidence for Palaeolithic habitation structures. Archaeological Review from Cambridge 25 (2): 9-28.
2021.French, J.C., P. Riris, J. Fernández López de Pablo, S. Lozano & F. Silva. (eds.). Cross-Disciplinary Approaches to Prehistoric Demography. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 376.
2018. French, J.C. The Palaeolithic archaeological record and the materiality of imagination: a response to J. Wentzel van Huyssteen. In, A. Fuentes & C. Deane-Drummond (eds.) Evolution of Wisdom: Major and Minor Keys. Press Books: Center for Theology, Science, and Human Flourishing, University of Notre Dame, pg. 57-63 (https://ctshf.pressbooks.com/)