Wilkinson, T. C. (2014) Tying the Threads of Eurasia: Trans-regional Routes and Material Flows in Transcaucasia, eastern Anatolia and western Central Asia, c. 3000-1500BC. Leiden, Sidestone Press. 408pp. [pdf – note that certain images are blanked out in this pdf for licencing reasons], [full print version from] [selected figures and appendices available to download ]

Edited  Volumes

Galanakis, Y., Wilkinson, T. and Bennet, J. (eds.) (2014) ΑΘΥΡΜΑΤΑ (athyrmata). Critical Essays on the Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean in Honour of E. Susan Sherratt. Archaeopress Archaeology. Oxford, Archaeopress. iv+274pp. [link to description on]

Wilkinson, T. C., Sherratt, S. and Bennet, J. eds. (2011). Interweaving Worlds: Systemic Interactions in Eurasia, 7th to 1st millennia BC. Oxford, Oxbow. [link to description]


T. C. Wilkinson (2018) Cloth and Currency: On the Ritual-Economics of Eurasian Textile Circulation and the ‘Origins’ of Trade, Fifth to Second millennia BC, in K. Kristiansen, T. Lindkvist, J. Myrdal (eds.) Trade and Civilization: Economic Networks and Cultural Ties, from Prehistory to the Modern Era. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [link to pdf on CUP: doi:10.1017/9781108340946.003 ]

Slawisch, A. and T. C. Wilkinson (2018) Processions, Propaganda and Pixels: Reconstructing the ‘Sacred Way’ between Miletos and Didyma. American Journal of Archaeology 122.1: pp. 101–143. [link to OA pdf: doi:10.3764/aja.122.1.0101 ]

Strupler, N. and T. C. Wilkinson (2017) Reproducibility in the field: transparency, version control and collaboration on the Project Panormos Survey. Open Archaeology 3: 279–304. [link to OA pdf: doi:10.1515/opar-2017-0019 ]

Glatz, C., Düring, B. and Wilkinson, T. C. (2015) Developing an Adaptive Field Methodology for Challenging Landscapes. In B. Düring and C. Glatz (eds.). Kinetic Landscapes: The Cide Archaeological Project 2009-2011 – Surveying the Western Turkish Black Sea Region. Warsaw: De Gruyter Open: 53-103. [link to OA pdf: doi:10.1515/9783110444971-008 ]

Wilkinson, T. C. (2015). ‘Alternatif Ekonomiler: Yapısal-Sistemik Bakış Açısıyla Erken Transkafkasya Fenomeni‘, in Mehmet Işıklı and Birol Can (eds.) International Symposium on East Anatolia and South Caucasus Cultures. [preprint as pdf, in Turkish, details subject to change]

Wilkinson, T.C. (2014) The Early Transcaucasian phenomenon in structural-systemic perspective: cuisine, craft and economy. Paléorient 40.2: 203-229[link to pdf:; maps available as pdfs]

Wilkinson, T. C. (2014) Dressing the house, dressing the pots: textile-inspired decoration in the late 3rd and 2nd millennia BC east Mediterranean, in Y. Galanakis, T. Wilkinson, J. Bennet (eds.) ΑΘΥΡΜΑΤΑ (athyrmata). Critical Essays on the Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean in Honour of E. Susan Sherratt Archaeopress Archaeology. Oxford, Archaeopress. pp. 261-274. [pdf]

Hürmüzlü, B. and Wilkinson, T. C. (2014) Isparta Arkeolojik Surveyi 2012 Yılı Çalışmaları: Konane (Conana), Araştırma Sonuçları Toplantısı 35.

Wilkinson, T. C. (2012). ‘Macro-scale Analysis of Material Culture in Their Landscapes: Case-studies in “Invisible Flows”’, in Roger Matthews and John Curtis, with Michael Seymour, Alexandra Fletcher, Alison Gascoigne, Claudia Glatz, St John Simpson, Helen Taylor, Jonathan Tubb and Rupert Chapman (eds.) Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, London, 12-16 April 2010, the British Museum and UCL, London. Volume 1. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. [pdf]

Harlan, D., Sherratt, S. and Wilkinson, T. C. (in press). ‘ArchAtlas, a resource for research and teaching: its history, aims and future development’, in Thomas E. Levy, Stephen H. Savage, Chaitan Baru and Oystein LaBianca (eds.), Portal Science and Archaeology: Views from the Mediterranean Lands. Equinox.

Wilkinson, T. C. (2010). ‘Pathways and highways: routes in Bronze Age Eurasia’, ArchAtlas, February 2010, Edition 4, [direct link to visual essay]

Wilkinson, T. C. (2008). ‘Falling out of an Aircraft: Aerovisualism and the Aerial Photography of J.S.P. Bradford’, Visual Anthropology 21:1, 18 – 38 [pdf; pdf via doi:10.1080/08949460701688924]

Wilkinson, T. C. (2008). ‘Virtual globes, geotagging and global landscapes: visualisation and database technologies in the age of the Internet’, ArchAtlas, January 2008, Edition 3, [direct link to visual essay]

Wilkinson, T. C. (2007). ‘Material globes on material worlds – Google Earth and social change’, Material World, January 2007. [direct link]

Dudding, J. and Wilkinson, T. C. (2005). ‘Visual Anthropology: An Extremely Brief Introduction’, The Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford, Newsletter, no. 52 (April 2005), 8.

Articles (in press)

Wilkinson, T. C.  and Slawisch, A. (in press) Route inertia and route dynamism: myths, materials and landscapes. In L. Vandeput et al. (eds.) Pathways of communication: roads and routes in Ancient Anatolia. London: British Institute at Ankara. [details subject to change]

Wilkinson, T. C. (in press) A tale of two seas: steps toward the modelling of ancient travel across and around the Black and Caspian Seas. In A. Bauer, C. Glatz and S. Sherratt (eds.) The Prehistoric Black Sea, [details subject to change].

Wilkinson, T. C. (in press). ‘”Epiaesthetic worlds”: the inter-materialities of metal, pottery and stone surface colours of western Eurasia during the Chalcolithic and Early Bronze ages’. In Christina Tsoraki, Roger Doonan and Susan Sherratt (eds.) Material Worlds of the Aegean. Sheffield Centre for Aegean Archaeology Roundtable. [biographic details subject to change]

Research Data Publications

Wilkinson, Toby C., Strupler, Néhémie, & Slawisch, Anja. (2017). Project Panormos Archaeological Survey: Daily Log (survey-dailylog) (Version 0.1.0) [Data set]. Zenodo.

Wilkinson, Toby C. (2017). Project Panormos Archaeological Survey: Method Design (survey-design) (Version 0.1.0) [Data set]. Zenodo.

Wilkinson, Toby C, Strupler, Néhémie, & Slawisch, Anja. (2017). Project Panormos Archaeological Survey Data (survey-data) (Version 0.1.0) [Data set]. Zenodo.

B.S. During, C. Glatz, T.C. Wilkinson, T.E. Şerifoğlu, (2015) Cide Archaeological Project. DANS.

Conference Talks and Lectures

Open Archaeology in Social Context: the Project Panormos Survey pilot and reflections on research transparency. McDonald Institute Seminar Series, 24th January 2018.

The Project Panormos Survey 2015 and 17: aims, initial Results and Future Prospects. (T.C. Wilkinson and A. Slawisch). Workshop: Tavşan Adası and the Southeast Aegean/ Southwest Coastal Anatolian Region (SASCAR)—A ceramic perspective, University of Halle, Germany (10th November 2017).

Mapping of risk, route networks and rhythms of exchange (Toby C. Wilkinson, Thomas P. Leppard, Hector A. Orengo). Workshop: Weights and Marketplaces: The Phenomenology of Places of Exchange within a Diachronic and Multi-Cultural Perspective. Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany (19th October 2017).

Seasonal cycles and cumulative trends in human trade and interaction between Mesopotamia and the Caucasus. Invited lecture and heading seminar discussion with faculty and doctoral students. Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici. Università Ca’Foscari Venezia, Italy (18th May 2017).

Dressing up the town: textiles and the expansion of urban life in the ancient Near East. Lunchtime Seminars, Dept. of Archaeology, University of Sheffield (25th April 2017).

Invited roundtable session discussant, Digital Approaches to Landscape Analysis, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Istanbul, UK (20th-21st February 2017).

Crossing the plateau – movement, interaction, interconnection, and transmission on the Iranian plateau in prehistory (C. Petrie, H. Taylor, T.C. Wilkinson and H. Orengo). Empty spaces or creative interfaces? A multi-scalar perspective on current dryland archaeology, Barcelona, Spain (15th-17th February 2017).

Dressing up the town: textiles and the spatial expansion of urban life, Consuming cloths: textile values in the Near East and adjoining regions. British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA), Glasgow, UK (6th January 2017).

Open survey? The Project Panormos digital pilot (with A. Slawisch and N. Strupler). Para-colonial legacies: German and British imaginaries of ancient Aegean landscapes, University of Cambridge (17th December 2016).

Introduction – Paracolonial legacies in the Aegean (with A. Slawisch). Para-colonial legacies: German and British imaginaries of ancient Aegean landscapes, University of Cambridge (16th December 2016).

Textiles, exchange media and the expansion of trade in the Near East: 5th to 3rd millennium BC. McDonald Seminar Series, University of Cambridge (12th October 2016).

Material metaphors: rethinking pottery decoration of the Near East and Egypt 4th to 2nd millennia BC. Les voix, les images et les artefacts des artisan(e)s ancien(ne)s : à la recherche des producteurs matériels égyptiens au Bronze Moyen (2000-1500 av. J.-C.), Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), Paris (24th June 2016).

Precious circuits: modelling metal flows as conductor of social change in Eurasia. Aegean Round Table, Sheffield (2nd April 2016).

Project Panormos: Preliminary results from the Panormos Survey 2015 (with Anja Slawisch and Néhémie Strupler). Abteilungskonferenz. DAI, Istanbul. (20th November 2015).

Synchronizing highland and lowland rhythms of material exchange, Connecting highlands and lowlands – Towards a holistic approach to upland and lowland symbiosis in the past, present and for the future. Society for American Archaeology (SAA) 80th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA (15-19th April 2015).

Metallification and Metallschock: interregional commodity flows in 3rd millennium south-west Asia. Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World (13th April 2015). [Video on YouTube].

On the ritual-economics of Eurasian textile circulation, 4th-2nd millennium BC. Textile Production and Trade in Europe during the second millennium BC. Gothenburg, Sweden (12-13th March 2015).

Abroad in all weathers? The seasonality of ‘interdependence routes’, Seasonality and Society in the Early Middle East. British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA), London, UK (7-9th January 2015).

The dynamics of ‘metallification’: exploring the effects of metal flows in Bronze Age Central Asia and western Anatolia, T06S007 Central Asia: Contextualizing local datasets within broader social processes. European Association of Archaeologists (EAA Annual Meeting), Istanbul, Turkey (13th September 2014).

Clay, skin and cloth: a diachronic study of ancient Near Eastern modes of body metaphor and the transfer of pottery-borne image, 9th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Basel, Switzerland (12th June 2014).

Processions and pixels: modelling the ‘sacred way’ from Miletos to Didyma (together with Anja Slawisch), Pathways of Communication Roads and Routes in Anatolia from Prehistory to Seljuk Times, British Institute at Ankara, Turkey (20th March 2014).

A Tale of Two Seas: Modelling Ancient Travel in the Black and Caspian Seas Regions, The Prehistoric Black Sea Workshop, Glasgow (14th December 2012).

Alternative Economies: the Early Transcaucasian phenomenon in structural-systemic perspective International Symposium on Eastern Anatolia – South Caucasus Cultures, Erzurum, Turkey (10th October 2012).

“What is a road anyway?” Myths, materials and landscapes, Travelling across ancient Anatolia: revealing a palimpsest of road use from the Early Bronze Age to the Achaemenid period. BIAA 2012 Workshop. Ankara, Turkey (4th June 2012).

‘Re-viewing invisible flows: landscapes and interconnections in 3rd and 2nd millennium BC Eurasia’, International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East 2010: Landscape, London, UK (14th April 2010).

Invisible flows: landscapes and interconnections in 3rd and 2nd millennia BC Eurasia, The Sacred and the Mundane: Long-term Traditions and the Transmission of Knowledge in Anatolia and Beyond, Koç University Mini-symposium, Istanbul, Turkey (2nd April 2010).

Caravan Routes before Caravanserais: Searching for prehistoric trade networks, Caravansérails et routes caravanières – Etat des savoirs et inventaires, Paris (26th June 2009).

Pathways and highways: routes in Bronze Age Eurasia, ArchAtlas Workshop 09: Routes and Landscapes in Eurasia, Sheffield, UK (7th March 2009).

Tying the threads of Eurasia: Trans-regional routes in Eastern Anatolia and western Central Asia during the Bronze Age. BANEA Networks of movement in southwest Asia, Durham, UK (10th January 2009).

ArchAtlas: Digital atlases for Research, MedArchNet 2008, San Diego, USA (18th November 2008).

Research aims and methodologies: studying routes in Eastern Anatolia and western Central Asia, 3000-1000BC, Archaeology Postgraduate Research Workshop, Sheffield, UK (22nd January 2008).

ArchAtlas: Potentials for linking geospatial and archaeological data at the global scale, AIA annual meeting session, Chicago, USA (5th January 2008).

Virtual globes, geotagging and global landscapes, ArchAtlas Workshop 07: Mapping Human History from Space: Tells, Routes and Archaeogeography in the Near East, Sheffield, UK (3rd March 2007).

Doctoral thesis

Wilkinson, T. C. (2012). Tying the Threads of Eurasia: Trans-Regional Routes and Material Flows in Eastern Anatolia and Western Central Asia, c. 3000-1500BC. PhD Thesis, University of Sheffield. [summary]