PUBLICATIONS OF JAMES A. HARRELL IN ARCHAEOLOGICAL GEOLOGY
 

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Harrell, J. A. Ancient Egyptian Rocks and Minerals: Uses and Varieties, Mines and Quarries, and Associated Technologies. No publisher yet; first draft has been completed and a final draft is now in preparation.

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Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 1989. Oldest geologic map is Turin papyrus. Geotimes, v. 34, n. 3, p.  10‑11 (see also p. 6 in v. 35, no. 2 of Geotimes for our reply to a letter on p. 9‑10 in v. 34, no. 10). [brief notes describing this research were also published in National Geographic Magazine, Nov. 1989, v. 176, no. 5, Geographica section; and in Earth Science, 1988, v. 41, no. 4, p. 5]

Harrell, J. A. 1989. An inventory of ancient Egyptian quarries. Newsletter of the American Research Center in Egypt, n. 146, p. 1‑7 plus cover photo  (also reprinted, in part, in the Newsletter of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, 1990, v. 3, no. 2, p. 3 and 5-8).

Harrell, J. A. 1990. Misuse of the term "alabaster" in Egyptology. Göttinger Miszellen, Beiträge zur  Ägyptologischen Diskussion, n. 119, p. 37‑42.

Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 1992. The world's oldest surviving geological map — the 1150 BC Turin papyrus from Egypt. Journal of Geology, v. 100, p. 3-18. [Note: This was the lead article in the Journal's 100th anniversary issue and was also the first article in the Journal's history to include a color illustration.]

Harrell, J. A. 1992. An ancient Egyptian map. In J. Ingram, D. Herridge and N. Moore (eds), Explore! A Book of Science (for Grade 4), p. 168-171. Toronto: Addison-Wesley Publications.

Harrell, J. A. 1992. Ancient Egyptian limestone quarries — a petrological survey. Archaeometry, v. 34, n. 2, p. 195-212.

Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 1992. The oldest surviving topographical map from ancient Egypt (Turin Papyri 1879, 1899 and 1969). Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, v. 29, p. 81-105.

Harrell, J. A. 1993. Book review of “Ancient Stones: Quarrying, Trade, and Provenance” (by Waelkens et al., eds, 1992). Geoarchaeology, v. 8, n. 4, p. 339-340.

Harrell, J. A. and B. E. Penrod. 1993. The great pyramid debate — evidence from the Lauer sample. Journal of Geological Education, v. 41, n. 4, p. 358-363 [see also p. 195-198 in v. 42 of JGE for my reply to a rebuttal of this paper on p. 364-369 in v. 41].

Harrell, J. A. 1994. The Sphinx controversy — another look at the geological evidence. KMT Magazine, v. 5, n. 2, p. 70-74 (see also p. 3-4 in v. 5, n. 3 of KMT for my reply to a rebuttal of this paper on p. 5-7 in v. 5, n. 2). [I also presented my views on "Who Built the Sphinx?", a program in the ARCHAEOLOGY television series that aired on the Learning and Discovery channels in 1994, and again on "Egyptian Sphinx – What's Under the Ancient Sphinx?", a program in the ENCOUNTERS WITH THE UNEXPLAINED television series that aired on the PAX-TV channel in 2002]

Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 1994. Chephren's Quarry in the Nubian Desert of Egypt. Nubica, v. 3, pt. 1, p. 43-57.

Harrell, J. A. 1995. Ancient Egyptian origins of some common rock names. Journal of Geological Education, v. 43, n. 1, p. 30-34.

Brown, V. M. and J. A. Harrell. 1995. Topographical and petrological survey of ancient Roman quarries in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. In Y. Maniatis, N. Herz and Y. Bassiakis (eds.), The Study of Marble and Other Stones Used in Antiquity — ASMOSIA III, Athens, p. 221-234. Transactions of the 3rd International Symposium of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity. London: Archetype Publications, Ltd.

Harrell, J. A. and T. M. Bown. 1995. An Old Kingdom basalt quarry at Widan el-Faras and the quarry road to Lake Moeris in the Faiyum, Egypt. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, v. 32, p. 71-91.

Bown, T. M. and J. A. Harrell. 1995. The oldest paved road, Faiyum Depression, Egypt. The Ostracon, v. 6, n. 3, p. 1-4.

Harrell, J. A. 1996. Geology. In S.E. Sidebotham and W.Z. Wendrich (eds.), Berenike 1995 — Preliminary Report on the 1995 Excavations at Berenike (Egyptian Red Sea Coast) and the Survey of the Eastern Desert, p. 99-126. Leiden: Centre for Non-Western Studies, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands.

Harrell, J. A., V. M. Brown and M. S. Masoud. 1996. Survey of ancient Egyptian quarries. Egyptian Geological Survey and Mining Authority, Paper no. 72, 31 p.

Brown, V. M. and J. A. Harrell. 1998. Aswan granite and granodiorite. Göttinger Miszellen, Beiträge zur Ägyptologischen Diskussion, n. 164, p. 33-39.

Harrell, J. A. 1998. Geology. In S. E. Sidebotham and W. Z. Wendrich (eds.), Berenike 1996 — Report of the Excavations at Berenike (Egyptian Red Sea Coast) and the Survey of the Eastern Desert, p. 121-148. Leiden: Centre for Non-Western Studies, Leiden University.

Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 1999. A late-period quarry for naoi in the Eastern Desert. Egyptian Archaeology, n. 14, p. 18-20.

Harrell, J. A. 1999. Geology. In S. E. Sidebotham and W. Z. Wendrich (eds.), Berenike 1997 — Report of the Excavations at Berenike and the Survey of the Egyptian Eastern Desert, Including Excavations at Shenshef, p. 107-121. Leiden: Centre for Non-Western Studies, Leiden University.

Schijns, W. H. M., J. D. Kila and J. A. Harrell. 1999. Architectural Observations. In S. E. Sidebotham and W. Z. Wendrich (eds.), Berenike 1997 — Report of the Excavations at Berenike and the Survey of the Egyptian Eastern Desert, Including Excavations at Shenshef, p. 95-105. Leiden: Centre for Non-Western Studies, Leiden University.

Harrell, J. A., V. M. Brown and L. Lazzarini. 1999. Two newly discovered Roman quarries in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. In M. Schvoerer (ed.), Archeomateriaux, Marbres et Autre Roches — Actes de la Conference Internationale ASMOSIA IV, 9-13 Octobre 1995, p. 285-292. Bordeaux: Centre de Recherche en Physique Appliquée à L'Archéologie, Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux.

Harrell, J. A. 1999. Ancient stone quarries at the Third and Fourth Nile Cataracts, northern Sudan. Sudan and Nubia, n. 3, p. 21-27.

Harrell, J. A. 1999. The Tumbos quarry at the Third Nile Cataract, northern Sudan. In D.A. Welsby (ed.), Recent Research in Kushite History and Archaeology — Proceedings of the 8th International Conference for Meroitic Studies, p. 239-250. British Museum Occasional Paper No. 131.

Aston, B. G., J. A. Harrell and I. Shaw. 2000. Stones. In P.T. Nicholson and I. Shaw (eds.), Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology, p. 5-77. Cambridge: University of Cambridge Press.

Harrell, J. A. 2000. Petrology and provenance of limestone used for the Coptos-Hierakonpolis sculptures (p. 237-239, an appendix to “The Colossi from the early shrine at Coptos in Egypt” by B. Kemp and A. Boyce). Cambridge Archaeological Journal, v. 10, no. 2, p. 211-244.

Harrell, J. A., V. M. Brown and M. S. Masoud. 2000. Early Dynastic quarry for stone vessels at Gebel Manzal el-Seyl, Eastern Desert. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, v. 86, p. 33-42 & plates IV-V.

Harrell, J. A., 2001. Calcite. In D. B. Redford (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, p. 223-224 (vol. 1). London/New York: Oxford University Press.

Harrell, J. A. 2001. Diorite and Related Rocks. In D. B. Redford (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, p. 395-396 (vol. 1). London/New York: Oxford University Press.

Harrell, J. A. 2001. Cartography. In D. B. Redford (ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt, p. 239-241 (vol. 1). London/New York: Oxford University Press.

Harrell, J. A. 2001. Ancient quarries near Amarna. Egyptian Archaeology, n. 19, p. 36-38.

Sidebotham, S. E., H. Barnard, J. A. Harrell and R. S. Tomber. 2001. The Roman quarry and installations in Wadi Umm Wikala and Wadi Semna. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, v. 87, p. 135-170.

Harrell, J. A. and M. D. Lewan. 2002. Sources of mummy bitumen in ancient Egypt and Palestine. Archaeometry, v. 44, pt. 2, p. 285-293.

Harrell, J. A. and L. Lazzarini. 2002. A new variety of granito bianco e nero from Wadi Barud, Egypt. In J. J. Herrmann, N. Herz and R. Newman (eds.), ASMOSIA 5 – Interdisciplinary Studies on Ancient Stone" (Proceedings of Fifth International Conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1998, p. 47-51. London: Archetype Publications, Ltd.

Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 2002. Rock sawing at a Roman diorite quarry, Wadi Umm Shegilat, Egypt. In J. J. Herrmann, N. Herz and R. Newman (eds.), ASMOSIA 5 – Interdisciplinary Studies on Ancient Stone" (Proceedings of Fifth International Conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 1998, p. 52-57. London: Archetype Publications, Ltd.

Harrell, J. A. 2002. Pharaonic stone quarries in the Egyptian deserts. In R. Friedman (ed.), Egypt and Nubia — Gifts of the Desert, p. 232-243. London: British Museum Press.

Harrell, J. A., V. M. Brown and L. Lazzarini. 2002. Breccia verde antica – source, petrology and ancient uses. In L. Lazzarini (ed.), Interdisciplinary Studies on Ancient Stone – ASMOSIA VI, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, Venice, June 15-18, 2000, p. 207-218. Padua: Bottega d'Erasmo - Aldo Ausilio Editore.

Harrell, J. A., L. Lazzarini and M. Bruno. 2002. Reuse of Roman ornamental stones in medieval Cairo, Egypt. In L. Lazzarini (ed.), Interdisciplinary Studies on Ancient Stone – ASMOSIA VI, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, Venice, June 15-18, 2000, p. 89-96. Padua: Bottega d'Erasmo - Aldo Ausilio Editore.

Wendrich, W. Z, R. S. Tomber, S. E. Sidebotham, J. A. Harrell, R. T. J. Cappers and R. S. Bagnall. 2003. Berenike crossroads – the integration of information. Journal of Economic and Social History of the Orient, v. 46, n. 1, p. 46-87. [republished as Chapter 2 (pp. 15-66) in N. Yoffee and B.L. Crowell (eds.). 2006. Excavating Asian History. Interdisciplinary Studies in Archaeology and History. Tucson: University of Arizona Press].

Bagnall, R. S. and J. A. Harrell. 2003. Knekites. Chronique d'Égypte, v. 78, p. 229-235.

Harrell, J. A. 2003. Book review of “The Roman Imperial Quarries Survey and Excavation at Mons Porphyrites, 1994-1998. Volume I, Topography and Quarries" (by V. A. Maxfield and D. P. S. Peacock, eds., 2001). Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, v. 89, p. 280-283.

Harrell, J. A. 2004. Book review of "The Roman Imperial Quarries Survey and Excavation at Mons Porphyrites, 1994-1998. Volume I, Topography and Quarries" (by V. A. Maxfield and D. P. S. Peacock, eds., 2001). Journal of Near Eastern Studies, v. 63, n. 3, p. 221-224.

Harrell, J. A. 2004. A stone vessel quarry at Gebel Umm Naqqat. Egyptian Archaeology, n. 24, p. 34-36.

Harrell, J. A. 2004. Flawed geochemistry used to condemn James inscription. Biblical Archaeology Review, v. 30, n. 1, p. 38-41.

Harrell, J. A. 2004. Petrographic investigation of Coptic limestone sculptures and reliefs in the Brooklyn Museum of Art. PalArch Journal of the Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, v. 1, n. 1, p. 1-16.

Sidebotham, S. E., H. M. Nouwens, A. M. Hense and J. A. Harrell. 2004. Preliminary report on archaeological fieldwork at Sikait (Eastern Desert of Egypt) and environs in 2002-2003. Sahara, v. 15, p. 7-30.

Harrell, J. A. 2004. Archaeological geology of the world's first emerald mine. Geoscience Canada, v. 31, n. 2, p. 69-76.

Harrell, J. A. 2004. Ornamental stones used in the zawiya/sabil of Farag Ibn Barquq in the Bab Zuwayla area of Cairo. Bulletin of the American Research Center in Egypt, n. 185, p. 18-23.

Harrell, J. A. and S. E. Sidebotham. 2004. Wadi Abu Diyeiba – an amethyst quarry in Egypt’s Eastern Desert. Minerva, v. 15, n. 6, p. 12-14.

Sidebotham, S. E., G. T. Mikhail, J. A. Harrell and R. S. Bagnall. 2004 (but actually publ’d in 2007). A water temple at Bir Abu Safa (Eastern Desert, Egypt). Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, v. 41, p. 149-159.

Harrell, J. A. 2005. Porfido Rosso Laterizio and the discovery of its source in Wadi Abu Gerida, Egypt. Marmora – An International Journal for Archaeology, History and Archaeometry of Marbles and Stones, v. 1, p. 35-46.

Harrell, J. A. and M. I. Madbouly. 2006. An ancient quarry for siliceous sandstone at Wadi Abu Aggag, Egypt. Sahara, n. 17, p. 51-58.

Seeger, J. A., S. E. Sidebotham, J. A. Harrell and M. Pons. 2006. A brief archaeological survey of the Aqiq region (Red Sea coast), Sudan. Sahara, n. 17, p. 7-18.

Harrell, J. A. 2006. Archaeological geology of Wadi Sikait. PalArch Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, v. 4, n. 1, p. 1-12.

Harrell, J. A., S. E. Sidebotham, R. S. Bagnall, S. Marchand, J. E. Gates, and J.-L. Rivard. 2006. The Ptolemaic to early Roman amethyst quarry at Abu Diyeiba in Egypt’s Eastern Desert. Bulletin de l’Institut Francais d’Archéologie Orientale, v. 106, p. 127-162.

Harrell, J. A. and A. F. Osman. 2007. Ancient amazonite quarries in the Eastern Desert. Egyptian Archaeology, n. 30, p. 26-28.

Harrell, J. A., M. A. T. M. Broekmans and D. I. Godfrey-Smith. 2007. The origin, destruction and restoration of colour in Egyptian travertine. Archaeometry, v. 49, p. 421-436.

Harrell, J. A. 2007. Geology. In S. E. Sidebotham and W. Z. Wendrich (eds.), Berenike 1999/2000 — Report on the Excavations at Berenike, Including Excavations in Wadi Kalalat and Siket, and the Survey of the Mons Smaragdus Region, p. 166-174. Los Angels: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California at Los Angeles.

Harrell, J. A. 2007. Building and ornamental stones of the Awam (Mahram Bilqis) Temple in Marib, Yemen. Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, v. 18, p. 182-192.

Harrell, J. A. 2007. The lygdos of Arabia Felix. Marmora – An International Journal for Archaeology, History and Archaeometry of Marbles and Stones, v. 3, p. 9-20.

Harrell, J. A. 2008 (revised 2015). Stone in ancient Egypt. In H. Selin (ed.), Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures (2nd ed.), p. 2022-2026 (pt. 19). Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrell, J. A. 2008 (revised 2015). Tools used in ancient Egyptian construction. Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures (2nd ed.), p. 2158-2166 (pt. 20). Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrell, J. A. 2008 (revised 2014). Maps and mapmaking in Egypt – Turin papyrus map. Encyclopedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures (2nd ed.), p. 1292-1301 (pt. 13). Dordrecht: Springer.

Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 2008. Discovery of a medieval Islamic industry for steatite cooking vessels in Egypt’s Eastern Desert. In Y. M. Rowan and J. R. Ebeling (eds.), New Approaches to Old Stones – Recent Studies of Ground Stone Artifacts, p. 41-65. London: Equinox Archaeology Books.

Harrell, J. A. 2009. The Bokari granodiorite quarry in Egypt's Eastern Desert. In Y. Maniatis (ed.), ASMOSIA VII, Actes du VIIe colloque international de l’ASMOSIA Thasos 15-20 septembre 2003 – Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, p. 175-186. École Francaise D’Athènes, Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique supplement no. 51.

Storemyr, P., T. Heldal, E. Bloxam and J. A. Harrell. 2009. New evidence of small-scale Roman basalt quarrying in Egypt: Widan el-Faras in the northern Faiyum Desert and Tilal Sawda by El-Minya. In Y. Maniatis (ed.), ASMOSIA VII, Actes du VIIe colloque international de l’ASMOSIA Thasos 15-20 septembre 2003 – Proceedings of the 7th International Conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, p. 243-256. École Francaise D’Athènes, Bulletin de Correspondance Hellénique supplement no. 51.

Harrell, J. A. 2009. Book review of “Stone Vessels in the Levant” (by R. T. Sparks, 2007). American Journal of Archaeology, v. 113, n. 2; online at (http://www.ajaonline.org/pdfs/bookreviews/113.2/09_Harrell.pdf).

Harrell, J. A. and P. Storemyr. 2009. Ancient Egyptian quarries – an illustrated overview. In N. Abu Jaber, E. G. Bloxam, P. Degryse and T. Heldal (eds.), QuarryScapes: Ancient Stone Quarry Landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean, p. 7-50. Norwegian Geological Survey of Norway, Special Publication no. 12.

Knox, R.W. O’B., R. Stadelmann, J. A. Harrell, T. Heldal and H. Sourouzian. 2009. Mineral fingerprinting of Egyptian siliceous sandstones and the quarry source of the Colossi of Memnon. In N. Abu Jaber, E. G. Bloxam, P. Degryse and T. Heldal (eds.), QuarryScapes: Ancient Stone Quarry Landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean, p. 77-85. Norwegian Geological Survey of Norway, Special Publication no. 12.

Harrell, J. A. 2010. Gemstones. In A. J. Veldmeijer (ed.), Tutankhamun’s Footwear – Studies of Ancient Egyptian Footwear, p. 149-151. Norg: DrukWare.

Thoresen, L. and J. A. Harrell. 2010. Archaeogemology of amazonite. Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Sinkankas Symposium – Gem Feldspars (April 17, 2010), p. 58-62. Fallbrook: Pala International.

Sidebotham, S. E., R. I. Thomas and J. A. Harrell. 2010. The El-Kab and Nuri-Hamdab / Fourth Cataract Survey, January 2006. In W. Godlewski and A. Lajtar (eds.), Between the Cataracts – Proceedings of the 11th Conference of Nubian Studies, Warsaw University, 27 August – 2 September 2006 (Vol. 2, Pt. 2/1, Session Papers), p. 77-110. Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw.

Harrell, J. A. 2010. Archeaological geology of Hosh el-Guruf, Fourth Nile Cataract, Sudan. Gadansk Archaeological Museum African Reports, v. 7, p. 71-84.

Harrell, J. A. and E. Bloxam. 2010. Egypt’s evening emerald. Minerva, v. 21, n. 6, p. 16-19.

Kelany, A., J. A. Harrell and V. M. Brown. 2010. Dolerite pounders – petrology, sources and use. Lithic Technology, v. 35, n. 2, p. 127-148.

Harrell, J. A. 2010. An early Roman quarry for anhydrite and gypsum near Wadi el-Anba’ut, Red Sea coast (Egypt). MARMORA – An International Journal for Archaeology, History and Archaeometry of Marbles and Stones, v. 6, p. 45-56.

Harrell, J. A. 2011. Old Testament gemstones – a philological, geological and archaeological assessment of the Septuagint. Bulletin for Biblical Research, v. 21, n. 2, p. 141-172.

Harrell, J. A. 2012. Ancient Egypt’s Gemstones. Ancient Egypt, v. 12, n. 6, p. 14-21 .

Harrell, J. A. 2012. Book review of “Hatnub: Quarrying Travertine in Ancient Egypt” (by I. Shaw, 2010). Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, v. 98, p. 320-323.

Harrell, J. A. 2012. Gems from the Red Land. The Pegmatite, Bulletin of the San Diego Mineral and Gem Society, v. 66, n. 3, p. 14-21.

Harrell, J. A. 2012. Utilitarian Stones. In W. Wendrich (ed.), UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. Los Angeles: University of California at Los Angeles. [online at http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz002bqsfg]

Harrell, J. A. 2012. Building Stones. In W. Wendrich (ed.), UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. Los Angeles: University of California at Los Angeles. [online at http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz002c10gb]

Harrell, J. A. 2012. Gemstones. In W. Wendrich (ed.), UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. Los Angeles: University of California at Los Angeles. [online at http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz002czx1r]

Harrell, J. A. 2012. Ornamental Stones. In W. Wendrich (ed.), UCLA Encyclopedia of Egyptology. Los Angeles: University of California at Los Angeles. [online at  http://digital2.library.ucla.edu/viewItem.do?ark=21198/zz002dwzs4]

Harrell, J. A. 2013. Mineralogy. In R. S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. B. Champion, A. Erskine and S. R. Huebner (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, p. 4514-4515. New York: Blackwell. [DOI:10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah21217]

Harrell, J. A. 2013. Bitumen. In R. S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. B. Champion, A. Erskine and S. R. Huebner (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, p. 1141-1142. New York: Blackwell. [DOI:10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah15066]

Harrell, J. A. 2013. Gebel el-Silsila. In R. S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C. B. Champion, A. Erskine and S. R. Huebner (eds.), The Encyclopedia of Ancient History, p. 2865. New York: Blackwell. [DOI:10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah15171]

Storemyr, P. and J. A. Harrell. 2013. The ancient stone quarry landscapes of Egypt: proposal for a new serial World Heritage Site. In Ghabbour, S. (ed.), Proceedings of the Twin Workshops on Harmonization of African World Heritage Tentative Lists, Cairo 16-18 March and 29-30 May 2010, p. 281-329. Cairo: Egyptian UNESCO Commission for Education, Science and Culture in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund, South Africa.

Harrell, J. A. and P. Storemyr. 2013. Limestone and sandstone quarrying in ancient Egypt: tools, methods, and analogues. Marmora -- An International Journal for Archaeology, History and Archaeometry of Marbles and Stones, v. 9, p. 19-43.

Harrell, J. A. 2014. Discovery of the Red Sea source of Topazos (ancient gem peridot) on Zabargad Island, Egypt. In L. Thoresen (ed.), Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Sinkankas Symposium -- Peridot and Uncommon Green Gem Minerals (April 5, 2014), p. 16-30. Fallbrook: Pala International.

Thoresen, L. and J. A. Harrell. 2014. Archaeogemology of peridot. In L. Thoresen (ed.), Proceedings of the Twelfth Annual Sinkankas Symposium -- Peridot and Uncommon Green Gem Minerals (April 5, 2014), p. 31-51. Fallbrook: Pala International.

Bloxam, E., J. Harrell, A. Kelany, N. Moloney, A. El-Senussi and A. Tohamey. 2014. Investigating the Predynastic origins of greywacke working in the Wadi Hammamat. Archéo-Nil – Revue de la Société pour l’Étude des Cultures Prépharaoniques de la Vallée du Nil, n. 24, p. 11-30.

Harrell, J. A. 2015. Report on geological prospection in the vicinity of Amarna. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, v. 100, p. 25-33.

Harrell, J. A. and R. E. Mittelstaedt. 2015. Newly discovered Middle Kingdom forts in Lower Nubia. Sudan & Nubia, n. 19, p. 30-39.

Harrell, J. A. 2016. Varieties and sources of sandstone used in ancient Egyptian temples. Journal of Ancient Egyptian Architecture, v. 1, p. 11-37. Online at http://www.egyptian-architecture.com/JAEA1/JAEA1_Harrell.

Harrell, J. A. 2016. Mapping the Tura-Masara limestone quarries. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, v. 52, p. 199-214.

Harrell, J. A. 2017. Amarna gypsite: a new source of gypsum for ancient Egypt. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, v. 11, p. 536-545.

Harrell, J. A. 2017. A preliminary overview of ancient Egyptian stone beads. Palarch's Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology, v. 14, n. 2, p. 1-16 (online at http://www.palarch.nl/2017/05/harrell-james-a-2017-a-preliminary-overview-of-ancient-egyptian-stone-beads-palarchs-journal-of-archaeology-of-egyptegyptology-142-tebp-series-2017-1-16-issn-1567-214x/)


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Harrell, J. A. Geology and mineral resource exploitation. In J. Gates-Foster, S. E. Sidebotham and H. T. Wright (eds), Archaeological Survey of the Berenike-Nile Roads, Eastern Desert of Egypt, 1988-2003 – Expeditions by the University of Michigan and the University of Delaware. American Schools of Oriental Research, Archaeological Reports Series.

Harrell, J. A. Geology. In S. E. Sidebotham and I. Zych (eds.), Berenike 2010-2011 -- Report of the Excavations at Berenike and the Survey of the Egyptian Eastern Desert. Warsaw: University of Warsaw, Polish Center of Mediterranean Archaeology.

Harrell, J. A. Violence in Earth, Water and Sky – Geological Hazards. In P. P. Creasman and R. H. Wilkinson (eds.), Pharaoh's Land and Beyond: Ancient Egypt and Its Neighbors. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Harrell, J. A., J. K. Hoffmeier and K. Williams. Hebrew gemstones in the Old Testament: a lexical, geological and archaeological analysis. Bulletin of Biblical Research.

Harrell, J. A. Mapping the Tura-Masara limestone quarries near Cairo, Egypt. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, v. 52.

Harrell, J. A. Geology of Nubia and Surrounding Regions. In G. Emberling and B. Williams (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Ancient Nubia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


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Brown, V. M. and J. A. Harrell. 1988. The oldest surviving geological map — the 1150 BC Turin papyrus from Egypt. Presentation at 100th Annual National Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Reno, NV; abstract in 'Abstracts with Programs', v. 20, n. 7, p. A153 (selected by GSA for a special press release).

Harrell, J. A. 1990. The papyrus map of the gold mines and bekhen‑stone quarries (T.P. 1879, 1899 and 1969) — a reevaluation and new findings. Presentation at Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Berkeley, CA; abstract in 'Programs and Abstracts', p. 43.

Harrell, J. A. 1991. New findings at ancient Egyptian stone quarries. Presentation at 42nd annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Boston, MA; abstract in 'Programs and Abstracts', p. 41-42.

Brown, V. M. and J. A. Harrell. 1991. An ancient Egyptian anorthosite gneiss quarry in the Nubian Desert — petrology and archeology. Presentation at 103rd annual national meeting of the Geological Society of America, San Diego, CA; abstract in `Abstracts with Programs', v. 23, n. 5, p. A253 (selected by GSA for a special press release and an article in the meeting Newsletter, "Down to Earth").

Harrell, J. A. 1991. Ancient Egyptian limestone quarries — a petrological survey. Presentation at specialty conference on "Archaeological stone: scientific and technical studies", British Museum, London, Great Britain; abstract in 'Abstracts', p. 14.

Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 1992. Petrological survey of ancient Roman quarries in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Presentation at 104th annual national meeting of the Geological Society of America, Cincinnati, OH; abstract in 'Abstracts with Programs', v. 24, n. 7, p. A26-A27 (selected by GSA for a special press release and an article in the meeting Newsletter, "Down to Earth").

Harrell, J. A. 1993. Topographical and petrological survey of ancient Egyptian quarries. Presentation at 44th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Baltimore, MD; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 35-36.

Brown, V. M. and J. A. Harrell. 1993. Topographical and petrological survey of ancient Roman quarries in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Presentation at international meeting of the Association for the Study of Marbles and Other Stones in Antiquity, Athens, Greece; abstract in 'Abstracts', p. 10.

Harrell, J. A. and T. M. Bown. 1994. An Old Kingdom basalt quarry at Widan el-Faras and the quarry road to Lake Moeris in the Faiyum. Presentation at the 45th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Toronto, ON; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 39-40.

Bown, T. M., J. A. Harrell, G. A. Conero and S. E. Cornero. 1994. The oldest flagstone road in the world — access to Old Kingdom basalt quarries, northern Fayum depression, Egypt. Presentation at the 46th annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America, Durango, CO; abstract in 'Abstracts with Programs', v. 26, no. 6, p. 5.

Harrell, J. A. 1994. King Mountain, Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma. Oklahoma Geologic Notes, v. 54, n. 4, p. 138 and cover photo.

Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 1995. Discovery of the source of tuff and tuffaceous limestone used for Early Dynastic vessels — the Gebel Manzal el-Seyl quarry in the Eastern Desert. Presentation at 46th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Atlanta, GA; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 39.

Harrell, J. A., V. M. Brown and L. Lazzarini. 1995. Wadi Maghrabiya and Wadi Umm Huyut — newly discovered Roman ornamental-stone quarries in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Presentation at 4th international conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, Bordeaux, France; abstract in 'Programme et Résumés', p. 163.

Brown, V. M. and J. A. Harrell. 1995. Archaeological geology of the Gebel Manzal el-Seyl quarry, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Presentation at annual national meeting of the Geological Society of America, New Orleans, LA; abstract in 'Abstracts with Programs', v. 27, no. 6, p. A-416 (selected by GSA for mention in its 'News Release' entitled "Meeting Highlights").

Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 1996. Three newly discovered Roman quarries in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Presentation at 47th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, St. Louis, MO; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 42-43.

Harrell, J. A. 1996. The Napatan-Meroitic quarry at Tumbos on the Third Nile Cataract, northern Sudan. Presentation at 8th international Conference for Meroitic Studies, London, UK; abstract in 'Pre-prints of the Main Papers and Abstracts', p. 140-141.

Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 1996. Roman quarrying and rock sawing in Wadi Umm Shegilat, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Presentation at annual national meeting of the Geological Society of America, Denver, CO; abstract in 'Abstracts with Programs', v. 28, n. 7, p. A-88 (selected by GSA for mention in its 'News Release' entitled "Meeting Highlights").

Harrell, J. A. 1997. The Tumbos quarry at the Third Nile Cataract, northern Sudan. Presentation at 48th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Ann Arbor, MI; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 33.

Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 1997. Petrology of the ancient Egyptian "granite" quarries at Aswan, Egypt. Presentation at annual national meeting of the Geological Society of America, Salt Lake City, UT; abstract in 'Abstracts with Programs', v. 29, n. 6, p. A-145.

Harrell, J. A. 1998. Reuse of ancient stones in the medieval Islamic buildings of Cairo. Presentation at 49th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Los Angeles, CA; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 35-36.

Harrell, J. A., A. Kumar and A. G. Heydinger. 1998. Geological controls on indoor radon in Ohio revisited. Presentation at the 32nd annual meeting of the North‑Central Section of the Geological Society of America, Columbus, OH; and abstract in 'Abstracts with Programs', v. 30, n. 2, p. 21-22.

Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 1998. Rock sawing at a Roman diorite quarry, Wadi Umm Shegilat, Egypt. Presentation at 5th international conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; abstract in 'Abstracts' (no page num.).

Harrell, J. A. and L. Lazzarini. 1998. A new variety of granito bianco e nero from Wadi Barud, Egypt. Presentation at 5th international conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; abstract in 'Abstracts' (no page num.).

Harrell, J. A. 1998. The Napatan-Meroitic quarry at Daygah on the Fourth Nile Cataract, northern Sudan. Presentation at 9th international conference of the Society for Nubian Studies, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA; abstract in 'Abstracts of Papers', p. 67.

Harrell, J. A. and M. D. Lewan. 1998. Ancient petroleum wells at Gebel Zeit, Egypt. Presentation at annual national meeting of the Geological Society of America, Toronto, ON; abstract in 'Abstracts with Programs', v. 30, n. 7, p. A-17.

Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 1999. Discovery of a Late Period naos quarry in Rod el-Gamra, Egypt. Presentation at 50th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Chicago, IL; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 37-38.

Harrell, J. A. and V. M. Brown. 2000. Discovery of a steatite baram industry of the medieval Islamic period in Egypt's Eastern Desert. Presentation at 51st annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Berkeley, CA; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 39-40.

Harrell, J. A. and M. D. Lewan. 2000. Ancient petroleum seep at Gebel Zeit, Egypt. Presentation at 51st annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Berkeley, CA; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 40-41.

Harrell, J. A., L. Lazzarini and M. Bruno. 2000. Reuse of ancient ornamental stones in medieval Cairo, Egypt. Presentation at 6th international conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Venice, Italy; abstract in 'Abstracts' (no page num.).

Harrell, J. A., V. M. Brown and L. Lazzarini. 2000. Breccia verde antica: source, petrology and uses. Presentation at 6th international conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, Istituto Universitario di Architettura di Venezia, Venice, Italy; abstract in 'Abstracts' (no page num.).

Brown, V. M., J. A. Harrell and L. Lazzarini. 2000. Hexecontalithos – a volcanoclastic metaconglomerate from ancient Egypt. Presentation at annual national meeting of the Geological Society of America, Reno, NV; abstract in 'Abstracts with Programs', v. 32, n. 7, p. A-275.

Ianev, R., J. A. Harrell and V. M. Brown. 2001. Origin of opal cement in Pennsylvanian Minnelusa sandstone. Presentation at the 35th Annual Meeting of the North‑Central Section of the Geological Society of America, Bloomington-Normal, IN, OH; and abstract in 'Abstracts with Programs', v. 33, n. 4, p. A-17.

Harrell, J. A. 2001. Discovery of Roman quarries in the Eastern Desert's Wadi Abu Gerida and Wadi Abu Bokari. Presentation at 52nd annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Providence, RI; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 40-41.

Harrell, J. A. 2002. Sources and uses of metaconglomerate from Wadi Hammamat. Presentation at 53rd annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Baltimore, MD; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 49-50.

Harrell, J. A. 2003. Discovery of a Late Predynastic-Roman cemetery, settlement and quarry at Gebel Umm Naqqat, Eastern Desert. Presentation at 54th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Atlanta, GA; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 45-46.

Harrell, J. A. 2003. A granodiorite quarry of Ptolemaic-Roman age in Wadi Abu Bokari, Eastern Desert, Egypt. Presentation at 7th international conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, Thasos, Greece; abstract in 'Book of Abstracts', p. 16.

Storemyr, P., T. Heldal, E. Bloxam and J. A. Harrell. 2003. New evidence of Roman quarrying from the El-Minya basalt flow, Tilal Sawda, Middle Egypt. Presentation at 7th international conference of the Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones in Antiquity, Thasos, Greece; abstract in 'Book of Abstracts', p. 95.

Harrell, J. A. 2003. Oxygen isotopes and the James ossuary. Presentation at annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, Atlanta, GA; no abstract.

Harrell, J. A. and E. G. Bloxam. 2004. Stela Ridge carnelian mine, Nubian Desert. Presentation at 55th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Tucson, AZ; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 52.

Harrell, J. A. 2004. The ‘scientific’ approach to the detection of forgeries. Presentation at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, San Antonio, TX; no abstract.

Harrell, J. A. and D. Godfrey-Smith. 2005. Origin, destruction and restoration of color in Egyptian travertine. Presentation at 56th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Boston, MA; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 52-53.

Sidebotham, S. E. and J. A. Harrell. 2006. Survey of the Ptolemaic-Early Roman amethyst quarries in Wadi Abu Diyeiba, Eastern Desert. Presentation at 57th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Jersey City, NJ; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 82-83.

Harrell, J. A. 2007. Discovery of ancient amazonite quarries in the Eastern Desert: presentation at 58th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Toledo, OH; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 51.

Harrell, J. A. 2008. New discoveries at two Dynastic chert quarries. Presentation at 59th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Seattle, WA; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 54-55.

Harrell, J. A. 2009. Dolerite pounders for quarrying and dressing hard stones in Dynastic Egypt. Presentation at 60th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Dallas, TX; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 50-51.

Harrell, J. A. 2011. Discovery of an ancient peridot mine on Egypt’s Zabargad Island (Red Sea). Presentation at 62nd annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Chicago, IL; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 50-51.

Thoresen, L. and J. A. Harrell. 2011. Archaeogemology of peridot. Presentation at the annual International Gemological Symposium of the Gemological Institute of America in Carlsbad, CA; abstract in Gems and Gemology, v. 47, Summer 2011, p. 121-122.

Harrell, J. A. and E. G. Bloxam. 2012. The Wadi Hammamat Quarryscapes Survey. Presentation at 63rd annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Providence, RI; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 42-43.

Harrell, J. A. 2013. The ancient quarries survey: new discoveries in the Eastern Desert and Nile Valley. Presentation at 64th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Cincinnati, OH; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 42.

Harrell, J. A. and R. Mittelstaedt. 2014. The El Hisnein site: discovery of two Middle Kingdom forts near Aswan, Egypt. Presentation at 13th International Conference for Nubian Studies, University of Neuchatel, 1-6 September 2014; abstract in 'Abstracts of Papers at the 13th International Conference for Nubian Studies, p. 90.

Harrell, J. A. 2015. Newly discovered Middle Kingdom forts in the Eastern Desert south of Aswan. Presentation at 66th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Houston, TX; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 45-46.

Harrell, J. A. 2016. Carnelian and gypsum: newly discovered sources for ancient Egypt. Presentation at 67th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Atlanta, GA; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 44-45.

Harrell, J. A. 2017. New discoveries in ancient limestone quarries at Fatira, Hatnub and Tura-Masara. Presentation at 68th annual meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt, Kansas City, MO; abstract in 'Program and Abstracts', p. 49.

 

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