Research papers

Due to copyright restrictions, I cannot upload full copies of most of my published papers to this website. However, all of my papers are archived at Academia.edu and most are archived at Researchgate. Links to publishers’ websites are provided below. You can also email me at daudi.wright_at_gmail.com (*replace _at_ with @) if you want me to send you a copy directly.

Refereed journal articles

Wright, David K. (2017) Humans as agents in the termination of the African Humid Period. Frontiers in Earth Science 5(4):doi: 10.3389/feart.2017.00004. (Open access)

Rost, Stephanie; Wright, David K.; Woodson, M. Kyle (2017) Application of remote sensing technologies in detecting prehistoric canals of the Hohokam Period (AD 450–1450) in the Middle Gila River Valley, Arizona. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 9:295-315.

Wright, David K.; Grillo, Katherine M.; Soper, Robert (2016) Mortuary features and material culture of the middle to late Holocene, western Lake Turkana. Journal of African Archaeology 14(2):209-222. (Open access)

Wright, David K.; Thompson, Jessica C.; Schilt, Flora; Cohen, Andrew S.; Choi, Jeong-Heon; Mercader, Julio; Nightingale, Sheila; Miller, Christopher; Mentzer, Susan; Walde, Dale; Welling, Menno; Gomani-Chindebvu, Elizabeth (2017) Approaches to Middle Stone Age landscape archaeology in tropical Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science (Special issue: Geoarchaeology of the Humid Tropics; Michael Morley and Paul Goldberg, [Eds]) 77:64-77. (Open access)

Wright, David K.; Forman, Steven L. (2016) Comment on “Environmental change and human occupation of southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya during the last 20,000 years.” Quaternary Science Reviews 141:126-129.

Kim, Jangsuk; Wright, David K.; Lee, Youngseon; Lee, Jaeyong; Choi, Seonho; Kim, Junkyu; Ahn, Sung-Mo; Choi, Jongtaik; Seong, Chuntaek; Hwang, Jaehoon; Yang, Hyemin; Yang, Jiwon (2016) AMS dates from two archaeological sites of Korea: Blind tests. Radiocarbon 58(1):1-16.

Wright, David K.; Forman, Steven L.; Kiura, Purity; Bloszies, Christopher; Beyin, Ammanuel (2015) Lakeside view: Socio-cultural responses to changing water levels of Lake Turkana, Kenya. African Archaeological Review (Special issue: New Environmental Research and Techniques in Africa; Roderick McIntosh, Jean Maley, and Robert Vernet, [Eds.]) 32(2):335-367. (Open access)

Bloszies, Christopher; Forman, Steven L.; Wright, David K. (2015) Water level history for Lake Turkana, Kenya in the past 15,000 years and a variable transition from the African Humid Period to Holocene aridity. Global and Planetary Change 132:64-76.

Wright, David K.; MacEachern, Scott; Lee, Jaeyong (2014) Analysis of feature intervisibility and cumulative visibility using GIS, Bayesian and spatial statistics: A study from the Mandara Mountains, northern Cameroon. PLOS ONE 9(11):e112191. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0112191. (Open access)

Wright, David K.; McGowan, Kevin P.; Flynn, Christopher; Stretton, Sean; Prchal, Marcy; Brannock-Gaul, Susan (2014) A geo-historical study of site formation at a 19th century farmstead in Lake County, Illinois. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 18(4):726-751.

Forman, Steven L.; Wright, David K.; Bloszies, Christopher (2014) Variations in water level for Lake Turkana in the past 8500 years near Mt. Porr, Kenya and the transition from the African Humid Period to Holocene aridity. Quaternary Science Reviews 97:84-101.

Wright, David K.; Thompson, Jessica C.; Mackay, Alex; Welling, Menno; Forman, Steven L.; Price, Gilbert; Zhao, Jian-xin; Cohen, Andrew S.; Malijani, Oris; Gomani-Chindebvu, Elizabeth (2014) Renewed geoarchaeological investigations of the “Elephant Butchery Site” at Mwanganda’s Village, Karonga, Malawi. Geoarchaeology 29(2):98-120.

Wright, David K.; Darling, J. Andrew; Lewis, Barnaby V.; Fertelmes, Craig M.; Loendorf, Chris; Williams, Leroy; Woodson, M. Kyle (2013) The anthropology of dust: Community responses to wind-blown sediments within the Middle Gila River Valley, Arizona. Human Ecology 41(3): 423-435.

Wright, David K.; Waters, Michael R.; Loendorf, Chris; Woodson, M. Kyle; Miles, Wesley D.; Darling, J. Andrew (2013) Late Archaic wells on the Gila River Indian Community, Arizona. Journal of Archaeological Science 40(1):45-57.

Thompson, Jessica C.; Mackay, Alex; Wright, David K.; Welling, Menno; Greaves, Amanda; Gomani-Chindebvu, Elizabeth; Simengewa, Davie (2012) Renewed investigations into the Middle Stone Age of northern Malawi. Quaternary International 270:129-139.

Wright, David K.; Forman, Steven L.; Waters, Michael R.; Ravesloot, John C. (2011) Holocene eolian activity as a proxy for broad-scale landscape change on the middle Gila River, Arizona. Quaternary Research 76:10-21.

Wright, David K. (2011) Frontier animal husbandry in the Northeast and East African Neolithic: A multiproxy paleoenvironmental and paleodemographic study. Journal of Anthropological Research 67(2):213-244.

Miles, Wesley D.; Wright, David K.; Woodson, M. Kyle (2010) Hohokam irrigated fields near Upper Santan Village on the Gila River. Journal of Arizona Archaeology 1(1):20-32.

Wright, David K.; Forman, Steven L.; Kusimba, Chapurukha M.; Pierson, James; Gomez, Jeanette; Tattersfield, Peter (2007) Stratigraphic and geochronological context of human habitation along the Galana River, Kenya. Geoarchaeology 22(7):709-730.

Wright, David K. (2007) Tethered mobility and riparian resource exploitation among Neolithic hunters and herders in the Galana River Basin, Kenyan Coastal Lowlands. Environmental Archaeology 12(1):25-47.

Booth, Robert K.; Jackson, Stephen T.; Forman, Steven L.; Kutzbach, John E.; Bettis, E. A.; Kreig, Joseph; Wright, David K. (2005) A severe centennial-scale drought in midcontinental North America 4200 years ago and apparent global linkages. The Holocene 15(3):321-328.

Kusimba, Chapurukha M.; Kusimba, Sibel B.; Wright, David K. (2005) The development and collapse of precolonial ethnic mosaics in Tsavo, Kenya. Journal of African Archaeology 3(2):345-365.

Wright, David K. (2005) New perspectives on early regional interaction networks in East Africa: A view from Tsavo National Park, Kenya. African Archaeological Review 15(3):111-141.

Book chapters

Wright, David K. (2014) East and southern African Neolithic: Geography and overview. In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, C. Smith (Ed.). Pp. 2281-2298. Springer, New York.

Wright, David K. (2013) Fits and starts: Why did domesticated animals ‘trickle’ before they ‘splashed’ into Sub-Saharan Africa? In Comparative Archaeology and Paleoclimatology: Socio-cultural Responses to a Changing World, M. O. Baldia, T. Perttula, and D. Frink (Eds.). BAR International Series 2456. Pp. 63-82. Archaeopress, Oxford.

Wright, David K. (2008) Prehistory: East Africa. In New Encyclopedia of Africa, 2nd Edition. Joseph C. Miller, editor. Vol. 4, P. 211, Thomson/Gale, Detroit.

Other Publications: 

Wright, David K. (2013) Bystander to Chinese investments in Africa. Korea Focus Politics Section, August 2013.

Wright, David K. (2013) 아프리카에서 본 중국과 한국 (China vs. Korea in Africa). Chosun Ilbo Editorial Section, June 18, 2013.

Wright, David K. (2012) Still in defense of evolutionary theory. Korea Times Editorial Section, June 27, 2012.

Wright, David K. (2012) In defense of evolution curriculum in Korea. Korea Times Editorial Section, June 15, 2012.

Wright, David K.; Forman, Steven L. (2011) Holocene occupation of the Mount Porr strand plain in southern Lake Turkana, Kenya. Nyame Akuma 76:47-62.

Wright, David K. (2005Environment, Chronology and Resource Exploitation of the Pastoral Neolithic in Tsavo, Kenya. PhD Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago. (PDF: Wright2005_Tsavo_Dissertation)

Wright, David K. (2004) Results of recent archaeological work in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. Nyame Akuma 61:39-42.

Wright, David K. (2003) Archaeological investigations of three Pastoral Neolithic sites in Tsavo National Park, Kenya. Azania 38:183-188.

Wright, David K. (2003) Survey, excavation and preliminary analysis of Pastoral Neolithic sites, Tsavo, Kenya. Nyame Akuma 59:54-61.