Archaeological Records of Stored-Product Insects

The following 26 references add to records in Table 1.3 of the Stored-Product Insect Resource book for 83 species.

Alfiert, A. 1931. Les. insects de la tombe de Toutankhamon. Bulletin de la Societe Entomologique Egypte 3-4: 188-189.

Blaisdell, F. E. (1927). A blind beetle excavated from an Egyptian city’s ruins dating between 117 and 235 AD. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 29: 121-125.

Blumberg, D., Navon, A., Kehat, M., Eliahu, M., Levski, S. and Nakash, J. 2001. Date palm pests in Israel at the beginning of the third millennium. Alon Hanotea, 55: 42–48.

Büchner, S., and G. Wolf. 1997. Der Kornkäfer—Sitophilus granarius (Linné)—aus einer bandkeramischen Grube bei Göttingen, (The granary weevil Sitophilus granarius-(Linnaeus) from a Pottery pit near Göttingen) Archäologisches Korrespondenzblatt 27:211–220.

Buckland, P. C. 1974. Niptus hololeucus (Fald.) (Col., Ptinidae) from Roman deposits in York. Entomol. Mon. Mag. 233-234.

Chu, H. F. and Ling-Yoa Wang. 1975. Insect carcasses unearthed from the Chinese antique tombs. Acta Entomologia Sinica 18(3): 333-337.

Cymorek, S., and K. Koch. 1969. Über Funde von Körperteilen des Messingkäfers Niptus hololeucus (Fald.). Auslagerungen aus dem 15–16. Jahrhundert (Neuss, Neiderrhein) und Folgerungen daraus für die Ausbreitungsgeschichte der Art in Europa. (About Finds of body parts of brass beetle Niptus hololeucus (Fald.). Removals from the 15-16. Century (Neuss, Neider Rhine) and implications of this for the propagation history of the species in Europe) Anzeiger für Schädlingskunde und Pflanzenschutz 42: 185–186.

Fasani, L. 1976. Presenza di Sitophilus granarius (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera Curculionidae Calandrinae) in depositi dell’età del bronzo dell’Italia settentrionale. (Presence of Sitophilus granarius (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera Curculionidae Calandrinae) in deposits from the Bronze Age in northern Italy) Tesi di Laurea di Scienze Naturali, University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy.

Hill, R. A., and C. D. Johnson. 1983. Storage of barley grain in iron age type underground pits. J. Stored Prod. Res. 19:163-171.

Hope, F. W. 1834. Notice of several species of insects found in the heads of Egyptian mummies. Proc. Entomol. Soc. London 11-13.

Huchet, Jean-Bernard. 1996. L’Archéoentomologie funéraire: une approche originale dans l’interprétation des sépultures. (The funeral Archéoentomologie: a novel approach in the interpretation of burials) Bulletins et Mémoires de la Société d’anthropologie de Paris 8(3):  299-311.

Huchet, Jean-Bernard. 2010. Des momies, des insectes… L’apport de l’entomologie à l’étude des pratiques funéraires dans l’Égypte ancienne. (Mummies, bugs … The contribution of entomology at the study of burial practices in ancient Egypt) p. 33-55. In Séminaires de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine.

Huchet, Jean-Bernard, Grégory Pereira, Yves Gomy, Thomas Keith Philips, Carlos Eduardo Alatorre-Bracamontes, Miguel Vásquez-Bolaños, and Josefina Mansilla. 2013. Archaeoentomological study of a pre-Columbian funerary bundle (mortuary cave of Candelaria, Coahuila, Mexico). In Annales de la Société entomologique de France (NS), pp. 49(3): 277-290.

Kenward, H. K. 1976. Further archaeological records of Aglenus brunneus (Gyll.) in Britian and Ireland, including confirmation of its presence in the Roman period. J. Archaeological Science 3: 275-277.

King, G. A., Gilbert, M. T. P., Willerslev, E., Collins, M. J., Kenward, H. 2009. Recovery of DNA from archaeological insect remains: first results, problems and potential. J. Archaeol. Sci. 36:1179–83.

King, G. A., Kenward, H., Schmidt, E., & Smith, D. (2014). Six-legged hitchhikers: an archaeobiogeographical account of the early dispersal of grain beetles. Journal of the North Atlantic, (23), 1-18.

Kislev, M. E. and Y. Melamed. 2000. Ancient infested wheat and horsebean from Horbat Rosh Zayit., p. 206-220. In Z. Gal and Y. Alexandre (eds.), Horbat Rosh Zayit: An Iron Age Storage Fort and Village. Israel Antiquities Authority Report No. 8.

Kuijt, I., & Finlayson, B. 2009. Evidence for food storage and predomestication granaries 11,000 years ago in the Jordan Valley. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(27): 10966-10970.

Levinson, V. H. and A. Levinson. 1990. The Egyptian plagues and the beginning of pest control in the Ancient Orient. Anz. Schadlingskde 63: 81-96.

Obata, Hiroki, Aya Manabe, Naoko Nakamura, Tomokazu Onishi, Yasuko Senba. 2011. A New Light on the Evolution and Propagation of Prehistoric Grain Pests: The World’s Oldest Maize Weevils Found in Jomon Potteries, Japan. PLoS ONE 6(3): e14785

Osborne, P. J. 1983. An insect fauna from a modern cesspit and its comparison with probable cesspit assemblages from archaeological sites. J. Archaeological Science 10(5): 453-463.

Pals, J. P. and T. Hakbijl. 1992. Weed and insect infestation of a grain cargo ship at the Roman fort of Laurium in Woerden (Province of Zuid-Holand). Review of Paleobotany and Palynology 73: 287-300.

Smith, D. and H. Kenward. 2011. Roman grain pests in Britain: Implications for grain supply and agricultural production. Britannia 42:243–262.

Smith, D. and H. Kenward. 2012. “Well, Sextus, what can we do with this?” The disposal and use of insect infested grain in Roman Britain. Environmental Archaeology 17: 141-150.

Valamoti, S. M. and P. C. Buckland. 1995. An early find of Oryzaephilus surinamensis (L.) (Coleoptera: Silvanidae) from final Neolithic Mandalo, Macedonia, Greece. J. Stored Prod. Res. 31: 307-309.

Yvinec, J. H. 1997. Insect infestation of a burned grain loft from the end of the 2nd century AD at Amiens (Somme). L’Entomologiste (Paris) 53(3): 113-128.


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