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Publications

 

Monographs

Seetah. K. 2019. Humans, Animals, and the Craft of Slaughter in Archaeo-Historic Societies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.  Available from CUP.

 

Edited volumes

Seetah. K. 2018. (ed.). Connecting Continents: Archaeology and History in the Indian Ocean World. Athens (OH): Ohio University Press (Indian Ocean Studies Series). Available from OUP.

Seetah. K., &, Gravina. B. 2012. (eds.). Bones for Tools – Tools for Bones. Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Monographs Series. Available from Oxbow Books.

 

Edited Journals

Dawson. H., Grima. R., Pluskowski. A., &, Seetah. K. 2010. (eds.). Archaeological approaches to the cultural construction of islands. In: Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Cultures, Vol. 4, No. 1 (Special issue on Island Archaeology). See Vol. 4, No. 1: https://shimajournal.org/issues.php#previous  PDF

 

Articles in Preparation

Seetah. K. Cracking the butchery code I: experimental design, theory and practice. For Antiquity.

Seetah. K. Cracking the butchery code II: methodological approaches to cut mark analysis. For Journal of Archaeological Science.

Seetah. K. Cracking the butchery code III: experimental replication of tools and techniques. For Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory.

Seetah. K. To each, their own: the primacy of agency in decision making for carcass dismemberment in Maasai culture and the relevance to understanding past practices. For Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.

Seetah. K. Historical burden of disease: malaria in Mauritius. For Malaria Journal.

 

Published Articles

Seetah. K., LaBeaud. D., Kumm. J., &, Barry. M. 2020. Archaeology and contemporary emerging zoonosis: a proof-of-concept focused on Rift Valley Fever Virus, Kenya. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. Special vol: Vector-borne diseases. DOI: 10.1002/oa.2862. PDF

Lightfoot. E., Čaval. S., Calaon. D., Appleby. J., Santana. J., Cianciosi. A., Fregel. R., &, Seetah. K. 2020. Colonialism, Slavery and 'The Great Experiment': Carbon, Nitrogen and Oxygen Isotope Analysis of Le Morne and Bois Marchand Cemeteries, Mauritius. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.

Banerjea. R., Badura. M., Kalējs. U., Cerina. A., Gos. K., Hamilton-Dyer. S., Maltby. M., Seetah. K., &, Pluskowski. A. 2017. A multi-proxy, diachronic and spatial perspective on the urban activities within an indigenous community in medieval Riga, Latvia. Quaternary International. Vol. 460., pg. 3-21. PDF.

Garchitorena. A., Sokolow. S., Roche. B., Ngonghala. C., Jocque. M., Lund. A., Barry. M., Mordecai. E., Daily. G., Jones. J., Andrews. J., Bendavid. E., Luby. S., LaBeaud. A., Seetah. K., Guégan. J., Bonds. M., &, De Leo. G. 2017. Disease ecology, health and the environment: a framework to account for ecological and socio-economic drivers in the control of neglected tropical diseases. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B. Vol. 372: 1722. 20160128. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2016.0128. PDF.

Sawicki. Z., Pluskowski. A., Brown. A., Badura. M., Makowiecki, D., Shilito, L-M.,  Zabilska. M., &, Seetah. K. 2017. “Sobrevivir en la frontera de la Guerra santa: expansión política, cruzadas, explotación ambiental y el asentamiento medieval de colonización de Biała Góra, norte de Polonia”, [Survival at the Frontier of Holy War: Political Expansion, Crusading, Environmental Exploitation and the Medieval Colonizing Settlement at Biała Góra, North Poland] Revista Universitaria de Historia Militar, Vol. 6: 12., pg. 50-84.  PDF

Seetah. K. 2016. Contextualising complex social contact: Mauritius, a microcosm of global diaspora. Cambridge Archaeological Journal. Vol. 26: 2., pg. 265-83. DOI:10.1017/S0959774315000414.  PDF

Seetah. K., Cardini. A., &, Barker. G. 2016. The long-fuse model of horse domestication. The Holocene. Vol. 26: 8., pg. 1326-33. DOI: 10.1177/0959683616638436. PDF.

Seetah. K., Birch. T., Calaon. D., &, Čaval. S. 2016. Colonial iron in context: the Trianon slave shackle from Mauritius. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. Vol. 9., pg. 419-30. DOI: 10.1007/s12520-015-0295-7. PDF.

Seetah. K. 2015. The archaeology of Mauritius. Antiquity. Vol. 89: 346., pg. 922-39. DOI:10.15184/aqy.2015.75. PDF.

Seetah. K. 2015. “The Minister will tell the nation…”: the role of media for public archaeology in Mauritius. World Archaeology, Special volume: Public Archaeology. Vol. 47:2., pg. 285-98. PDF.

Seetah. K. 2015c. Objects past: objects present: materials, resistance and memory from the Le Morne Old Cemetery, Mauritius. Journal of Social Archaeology. Vol. 15:2., pg. 233-53. DOI: 10.1177/1469605315575124. PDF.

Cardini. A., Seetah. K., &, Barker. G. 2015. How many specimens do I need? Sampling error in geometric morphometrics: testing the sensitivity of means and variances in simple randomized selection experiments. Zoomorphology. Vol. 134: 2., pg. 149-63.  DOI 10.1007/s00435-015-0253-z. PDF.

Sawicki. Z., Pluskowski. A. G., Brown. A., Badura. M., Makowiecki. D., Shillito. L-M., Zabilska-Kunek. M., &, Seetah. K. 2015. Survival at the frontier of holy war: Political expansion, crusading, environmental exploitation and the medieval colonizing settlement at Biała Góra, north Poland. European Journal of Archaeology. Vol. 18: 2., pg. 282-313. PDF.

Seetah. K., Cucchi. T., Dobney. K., &, Barker. G. 2014. A geometric morphometric re-evaluation of the use of dental form to explore population differences in horses (Equus caballus) and its potential zooarchaeological application. Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 41., pg. 904-10. PDF.

Seetah. K., Čaval. S., &, Calaon. D. 2014. The “Archaeology of Indenture”: Mauritius as a case-study for a global investigation. Souvenir Magazine. 180th Anniversary of the Arrival of Indentured Labourers in Mauritius. Indenture: from Prejudice to Pride, pg. 39-41.  PDF

Fregel. R., Seetah. K., Betancor. E., Suárez. N., Calaon. D., Čaval. S., Janoo. A., &, Pestano. J. 2014. Multiple ethnic origins of mitochondrial DNA lineages for the population of Mauritius. Joint first author. Public Library of Science ONE 9(3): e93294. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093294. PDF.

Appleby. J., Seetah. K., Calaon. D., Čaval. S., Janoo. A., &, Teelock. V. 2014. The juvenile cohort from Le Morne cemetery: a snapshot of early life and death after abolition. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology. Vol. 24., pg. 737-46. PDF

Pluskowski. A. G., Sawicki. Z., Shillito. L-M., Badura. M., Makowiecki. D., Zabilska-Kunek. M., Seetah. K., &, Brown. A. 2014. Biała Góra: the forgotten colony in the medieval Pomeranian-Prussian borderlands. Antiquity. Vol. 88: 341., pg. 863-82. PDF.

Seetah. K., Cardini. A., &, Miracle. P. 2012. Can morphospace shed light on cave bear spatial-temporal variation? Population dynamics of Ursus spelaeus from Romualdova pecina and Vindija, (Croatia). Journal of Archaeological Science. Vol. 39: 2., pg. 500-10. PDF.

Campana. M., Stock. F., Barrett. E., Benecke. N., Barker. G., Seetah. K., &, Bower. M. 2012. Genetic stability in the Icelandic horse breed. Animal Genetics. Vol. 43: 3., pg. 447-9. PDF.

Seetah. K., Balbo. A., Calaon. D., Čaval. S., Farr. H., Pluskowski. A., Appleby. J., Durand. C., Lightfoot. E., Morales. J., &, Moreno Escobar. M. 2011. The Mauritian Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Project: exploring the impact of colonialism and colonization in the Indian Ocean. Antiquity. Vol. 85. pg. 330.  PDF

Mušič. B., Seetah. K., Mori. M., &, Medarič. I. 2011. Port Louis - Geofizikalna raziskava 2010. Arheologija v letu 2010; arheologija za javnost. pg. 36-7.  PDF

Seetah. K. 2010. Researching the everyday lives of Indentured Labourers: archaeological work at Trianon Barracks, Newsletter: Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund No. 8, pg. 11.  PDF

Dawson. H., Grima. R., Pluskowski. A., &, Seetah. K. 2010. (eds.). Archaeological approaches to the cultural construction of islands. SHIMA, The International Journal for Island Cultures. Vol. 4: 1. pg. 1-2.  PDF

Seetah. K. 2010. “Our Struggle”: colonial legacies on an island paradise. SHIMA, The International Journal for Island Cultures. Vol. 4: 1., pg. 99-112. PDF.

Pluskowski. A., Seetah. K., &, Maltby. M. 2010. Potential osteoarchaeological evidence for riding and the military use of horses at Malbork Castle, Poland. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, Vol. 20: 3., pg. 335-43. PDF.

Pluskowski, A., Ioniţă, A. &, Seetah. K. 2010. Excavations at the medieval fortress in Feldioara / Marienburg, 2007. Materiale Şi Cercetări Arheologice (serie nouă). Vol. 6., pg. 173-84.

Maltby. M., Pluskowski. A., &, Seetah. K. 2009. Animal Bones from an Industrial Quarter at Malbork, Poland: Towards an Ecology of a Castle Built in Prussia by the Teutonic Order. Crusades, Vol. 8., pg. 191-213. PDF.

Seetah. K. 2008. Modern analogy, cultural theory and experimental archaeology: a merging point at the cutting edge of archaeology. World Archaeology, Vol. 40: 1., pg. 135-50. PDF.

Seetah. K. 2004. Meat in history – the butchery trade in the Romano-British Period. International Journal of Food History, Vol. 2: 2., pg. 19-35. PDF.
 

 

Book Chapters

Maltby. M., Pluskowski. A. G, Rannamäe. E., &, Seetah. K. 2019. Farming, hunting and fishing in Medieval Livonia: zooarchaeological data. In, Pluskowski. A. G. (ed). Terra Sacra I: Environment, Colonisation, and the Crusader States in Medieval Livonia and Prussia. Leiden: Brepols, pg. 137-74.  PDF

Pluskowski. A. G., Brown. A., Banerjea. R., Makowiecki. D., Seetah. K., Rannamäe. E., Jarzebowski. M., Kreem. J., &, Klavins. K. 2019. From the convent to the commandery: The pivotal role of the environment in defining the medieval Baltic Ordensland. In: J. Kreem. (ed.) Das Leben im Ordenshaus. Quellen und Studien zur geschichte des Deutschen Ordens. Marburg, Elwert Verlag, pg. 55-79.  PDF

Makowiecki. D., Zabilska-Kunek. M., Seetah. K., Jarzebowski. M., &, Pluskowski. A. G. 2019. Farming, Hunting and Fishing in Medieval Prussia: Zooarchaeological Data. In, Pluskowski. A. G. (ed). Terra Sacra I: Environment, Colonisation, and the Crusader States in Medieval Livonia and Prussia. Leiden: Brepols, pg. 333-76.  PDF

Seetah. K. 2018. Climate and disease in the Indian Ocean: an interdisciplinary study from Mauritius. In, Seetah. K. (ed.). Connecting Continents: Archaeology and History in the Indian Ocean World. Ohio: Ohio University Press (Indian Ocean Studies Series), pg. 291-316. PDF.

Seetah. K., &, Allen. R. 2018. Interdisciplinary ripples across the Indian Ocean. In, Seetah. K. (ed.). Connecting Continents: Archaeology and History in the Indian Ocean World. Ohio: Ohio University Press (Indian Ocean Studies Series), 1-29. PDF.

Pluskowski. A., &, Seetah. K. 2018. Animal Bones from the Abbatial Garden in Nonantola. In, Gelichi. S., Librenti. M.  &, Cianciosi. A.  (eds.), Monaci e contadini. Abati e re. Il monastero di Nonantola attraverso l’archeologia (2002-2009), All'Insegna del Giglio, Firenze, pg. 262-269. PDF

Seetah. K., Fregel. R., Haines. J., Calaon. D., &, Čaval. S. 2017. Archéologie de l’engagisme: histoire, société et culture des travailleurs sous contrat et de leurs descendants sur l’île Maurice. In, Garcia. D., &, Le Bras, H. Archéologie des Migrations.  La Découvert, Paris, pg. 329-41. PDF.

Pluskowsk. A. G., Brown. A, Banerjea. R., Shillito. L-M., Makowiecki. D., Seetah. K., Jarzebowski. M., Kļaviņš. K., &, Kreem. J. 2016. ‘The Ecology of Crusading: The environmental impact of conquest, colonisation and religious conversion in the medieval eastern Baltic’. In, Wadyl. S., Hoffmann. M., &, M. Karczewski. (eds.) I Warmińsko-Mazurska Sesja Sprawozdawcza. Warsaw-Bialystok: Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw and the Institute of History and Political Studies, University of Bialystok, pg. 167-74.

Seetah. K., Pluskowski. A., Makowiecki. D., &, Daugnora. L. 2014. New technology or adaptation at the frontier? Butchery as a signifier of cultural transitions in the medieval Eastern Baltic. In, Pluskowski. A. (ed). Life at the Frontier: The Ecological Signatures of Human Colonisation in the North. Archaeologica BALTICA. Vol 20., Klaipeda, pg. 59-77. PDF.

Seetah. K. 2014. Geometric morphometrics and environmental archaeology. In, Smith, C. (ed.). The Encyclopaedia of Global Archaeology, Springer Press, Berlin, pg. 3029-36. PDF.

Gravina. B., Rabbett. R., &, Seetah. K. 2012. Combining stones and bones, defining form and function, inferring lives and roles. In, Seetah. K., &, Gravina. B. (eds.) Bones for Tools – Tools for Bones. McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Monographs Series, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, pg. 1-10. PDF.

Calaon. D., Čaval. S., Morales-Matoes. J., &, Seetah. K. 2012. Archaeological Insights into the “Indentured Experience”: the case of Trianon Barracks. In, Teelock. V. (ed.) Angage: explorations into the history, society and culture of indentured immigrants and their descendants in Mauritius. Vol 2., Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund, Port Louis, pg. 121-38. PDF.

Seetah. K. 2010. Religion, legislation, and meat: the politics of food and its implications for the butchers of London. In, Pluskowski. A. G., Kunst. G. K., Kucera. K., Bietak. M. &., Hein. I. 2010. Bestial Mirrors: Using Animals to Construct Human Identities in Medieval Europe. Vias, Vol. 3., Vienna, pg. 110-15. PDF.

Seetah. K., &, Pluskowski. A. 2008. The animal bones from UTS 8a at Stari Bar, Montenegro. In, Gelichi. S. (ed.) A Town Through The Ages. The 2006-2007 Project in StariBar. All'Insegna del Giglio, Florence, pg. 88-98. PDF.

Pluskowski. A. &, Seetah. K. 2008. The animal bones from Sacuidic Castle. In, Gelichi. S., &., Piuzzi. F. (eds.) Richerche nel Castello di Sacuidic (Forni di Sopra – Udine). All'Insegna del Giglio, Florence, pg. 84-8. PDF.

Seetah. K. 2007. The Middle Ages on the block: animals, guilds and meat in medieval Britain. In, Pluskowski. A. (ed.) Breaking and Shaping Beastly Bodies: Animals as Material Culture in the Middle Ages. Oxbow, Oxford, pg. 18-31. PDF.

Seetah. K. 2007. A zooarchaeological contribution to biological anthropology. In, Robson-Brown. K., &, Roberts. A. (eds.) Proceeding of the 6th Annual BABAO Conference. BAR, S1623, Oxford, pg. 72-80. PDF.

Seetah. K. 2006. Multidisciplinary approach to Romano-British cattle butchery. In, Maltby. M. (ed.) Integrating Zooarchaeology, Oxbow, Oxford, pg. 111-18. PDF.

Seetah. K., &, Pluskowski. A. 2006. The animal bones from the 2004 excavations at Stari Bar, Montenegro. In, Gelichi. S. (ed.) Stari Bar. The Archaeology of a Deserted Town. All'Insegna del Giglio, Florence, pg. 97-111.

Seetah. K. 2005. Butchery as a tool for understanding the changing views of animals. In, Pluskowski. A. (ed.) Just Skin and Bones? New Perspectives on Human-Animal Relations in the Historic Past. BAR Int. Series S1410, Oxford, pg. 1-8. PDF.

Seetah. K. 2003. Field notes. Archaeology, Vol. 56: 4. pg. 72.  PDF