Liverpool Skylilne

Natural Sciences and Psychology

Prof Joel Irish

Prof Joel Irish

Biography

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
• Bioarchaeology
• Dental anthropology
• Human skeletal biology
• Hominin origins and affinities
• Human adaptation and variation
• Human paleopathology
• Computer & statistical applications, microtaxonomy
• North and sub-Saharan Africa

RESEARCH
I am a bioarchaeologist with extensive academic and applied experience in dental anthropology, human osteology, and paleopathology. I also have a strong background in prehistoric archaeology, having been involved in >35 seasons of archaeological and bioarchaeological fieldwork in the U.S., Europe, and Africa. A principal area of research involves a biocultural approach to the Upper Pleistocene through modern peopling of Africa, with a concentration on dental morphometric data to understand population origins, biological affinities, migration, and diachronic adaptation. I have assembled a large database of dental and osseous morphometric variants (313 variables in >6,000 individuals), recorded in North and sub-Saharan African samples from institutions throughout the world. Though concentrating on Upper Pleistocene through recent groups, I also apply this approach to Plio-Pleistocene hominins including, most recently, Australopithecus sediba and the Rising Star Cave hominins in conjunction with colleagues from South Africa and the U.S. Because of this and other research I have 3 co-edited books, one co-authored book, >70 peer-reviewed articles in professional journals and edited volumes, >80 presentations at regional, national, and international meetings, and various manuscripts under review or in progress.

TEACHING
With reference to academic background, I have 20 years of full time experience in teaching and advising at the university level. I have taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses prior to joining LJMU, including: Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Human Biology, Paleoanthropology, Human Osteology, Analytical Techniques, Dental Anthropology, Human Genetics, and Proseminar in Physical Anthropology. In teaching I often incorporate a four-field approach, where appropriate, to present a more holistic picture. I am currently module leader for 5108NATSCI Excavation and Analytical Techniques and 6019NAT Advanced Forensic Anthropology at LJMU.

Beyond teaching, I have advised hundreds of students, served on >40 graduate committees in the U.S. UK, and Europe, and at present am/was the Chair of 12 Masters and 12 Ph.D. student committees.

Languages

French

Degrees

1993, Arizona State University, United States, PhD, Biological Anthropology
1984, Minnesota State University, Mankato, United States, MS, Anthropology (Continuing Studies Program)
1980, Minnesota State University, Mankato, United States, BS

Publications

Highlighted publications

Irish JD. 2016. Who were they really? model-free and model-bound dental nonmetric analyses to affirm documented population affiliations of seven South African "Bantu" samples AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 159 :655-670 >DOI >Link

Tackney JC, Potter BA, Raff J, Powers M, Watkins WS, Warner D, Reuther JD, Irish JD, O’Rourke DH. 2015. Two contemporaneous mitogenomes from terminal Pleistocene burials in eastern Beringia Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112 :13833-13838 >DOI

Berger LR, Hawks J, de Ruiter DJ, Churchill SE, Schmid P, Delezene LK, Kivell TL, Garvin HM, Williams SA, DeSilva JM, Skinner MM, Musiba CM, Cameron N, Holliday TW, Harcourt-Smith W, Ackermann RR, Bastir M, Bogin B, Bolter D, Brophy J, Cofran ZD, Congdon KA, Deane AS, Dembo M, Drapeau M, Elliott MC, Feuerriegel EM, Garcia-Martinez D, Green DJ, Gurtov A, Irish JD, Kruger A, Laird MF, Marchi D, Meyer MR, Nalla S, Negash EW, Orr CM, Radovcic D, Schroeder L, Scott JE, Throckmorton Z, Tocheri MW, VanSickle C, Walker CS, Wei P, Zipfel B. 2015. Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa ELIFE, 4 >DOI >Link

Irish JD. 2014. Dental nonmetric variation around the world: Using key traits in populations to estimate ancestry in individuals Berg GE, Ta'ala SC. Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Skeletal Remains: Beyond Black and White :165-190 CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group 9781439815755

Potter BA, Irish JD, Reuther JD, McKinney HJ. 2014. New insights into Eastern Beringian mortuary behavior: A terminal Pleistocene double infant burial at Upward Sun River PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111 :17060-17065 >DOI >Link

Irish JD, Black W, Sealy J, Ackermann RR. 2014. Questions of khoesan continuity: Dental affinities among the indigenous holocene peoples of South Africa AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 155 :33-44 >DOI >Link

Irish JD. 2013. Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology: Genetics, Evolution, Variation Scott GR, Irish JD. Cambridge University Press 978-1-107-01145-8

Irish JD, Guatelli-Steinberg D, Legge SS, de Ruiter DJ, Berger LR. 2013. Dental morphology and the phylogenetic "place" of Australopithecus sediba. Science, 340 :1233062 >DOI >Link

Potter BA, Irish JD, Reuther JD, Gelvin-Reymiller C, Holliday VT. 2011. A terminal Pleistocene child cremation and residential structure from eastern Beringia Science, 331 :1058-1062 >DOI

Irish JD. 2009. The mean measure of divergence (MMD): Its utility in model-free and model-bound analyses relative to the Mahalanobis D2 distance for nonmetric traits American Journal of Human Biology, 22 :378-395 >DOI

Irish JD, Konigsberg L. 2007. The ancient inhabitants of Jebel Moya Redux: Measures of Population Affinity based on dental morphology International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 17 :138-156 >DOI

Irish JD. 2006. Who were the ancient Egyptians? Dental affinities among Neolithic through postdynastic peoples. Am J Phys Anthropol, 129 :529-543 >DOI >Link

Irish JD, Guatelli-Steinberg D. 2003. Ancient teeth and modern human origins: an expanded comparison of African Plio-Pleistocene and recent world dental samples. J Hum Evol, 45 :113-144 >Link

Irish JD. 2000. The Iberomaurusian enigma: north African progenitor or dead end? J Hum Evol, 39 :393-410 >DOI >Link

Irish JD. 1998. Ancestral dental traits in recent Sub-Saharan Africans and the origins of modern humans. J Hum Evol, 34 :81-98 >DOI >Link

Journal Articles

Towle I, Irish JD, De Groote I. 2017. Amelogenesis imperfecta in the dentition of a wild chimpanzee. J Med Primatol, >DOI >Link

Towle I, Irish JD, De Groote I. 2017. Behavioral inferences from the high levels of dental chipping in Homo naledi AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 164 :184-192 >DOI >Link

Irish JD, Lillios KT, Waterman AJ, Silva AM. 2017. “Other” possibilities? Assessing regional and extra-regional dental affinities of populations in the Portuguese Estremadura to explore the roots of Iberia's Late Neolithic-Copper Age Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 11 :224-236 >DOI

Marado LM, Silva AM, Irish JD. 2017. Fluctuating asymmetry in dental and mandibular nonmetric traits as evidence for childcare sex bias in 19th/20th century Portugal HOMO-JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE HUMAN BIOLOGY, 68 :18-29 >DOI >Link

Irish JD, Hemphill BE, de Ruiter DJ, Berger LR. 2016. The apportionment of tooth size and its implications in Australopithecus sediba versus other Plio-pleistocene and recent African hominins AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 161 :398-413 >DOI >Link

Irish JD. 2016. Who were they really? model-free and model-bound dental nonmetric analyses to affirm documented population affiliations of seven South African "Bantu" samples AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 159 :655-670 >DOI >Link

Tackney JC, Potter BA, Raff J, Powers M, Watkins WS, Warner D, Reuther JD, Irish JD, O’Rourke DH. 2015. Two contemporaneous mitogenomes from terminal Pleistocene burials in eastern Beringia Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112 :13833-13838 >DOI

Berger LR, Hawks J, de Ruiter DJ, Churchill SE, Schmid P, Delezene LK, Kivell TL, Garvin HM, Williams SA, DeSilva JM, Skinner MM, Musiba CM, Cameron N, Holliday TW, Harcourt-Smith W, Ackermann RR, Bastir M, Bogin B, Bolter D, Brophy J, Cofran ZD, Congdon KA, Deane AS, Dembo M, Drapeau M, Elliott MC, Feuerriegel EM, Garcia-Martinez D, Green DJ, Gurtov A, Irish JD, Kruger A, Laird MF, Marchi D, Meyer MR, Nalla S, Negash EW, Orr CM, Radovcic D, Schroeder L, Scott JE, Throckmorton Z, Tocheri MW, VanSickle C, Walker CS, Wei P, Zipfel B. 2015. Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa ELIFE, 4 >DOI >Link

Hubbard AR, Guatelli-Steinberg D, Irish JD. 2015. Do nuclear DNA and dental nonmetric data produce similar reconstructions of regional population history? An example from modern coastal Kenya AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 157 :295-304 >DOI >Link

Potter BA, Irish JD, Reuther JD, McKinney HJ. 2014. New insights into Eastern Beringian mortuary behavior: A terminal Pleistocene double infant burial at Upward Sun River PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111 :17060-17065 >DOI >Link

Irish JD, Black W, Sealy J, Ackermann RR. 2014. Questions of khoesan continuity: Dental affinities among the indigenous holocene peoples of South Africa AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 155 :33-44 >DOI >Link

Schrader S, Buzon M, Irish J. 2014. Illuminating the Nubian 'Dark Age': A bioarchaeological analysis of dental non-metric traits during the Napatan Period HOMO-JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE HUMAN BIOLOGY, 65 :267-280 >DOI >Link

Horwath BC, Waterman AJ, Lillios KT, Irish JD. 2014. Assessing change in diet and biological affinity between the 4th and 3rd millennia cal BCE in the Portuguese Estremadura: A preliminary dental comparison of Feteira II and Bolores HOMO-JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE HUMAN BIOLOGY, 65 :87-100 >DOI >Link

Irish JD, Guatelli-Steinberg D, Legge SS, de Ruiter DJ, Berger LR. 2014. News and views: Response to 'Non-metric dental traits and hominin phylogeny' by Carter et al., with additional information on the Arizona State University Dental Anthropology System and phylogenetic 'place' of Australopithecus sediba JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 69 :129-134 >DOI >Link

Irish JD, Kenyhercz MW. 2013. Size does matter: Variation in tooth size apportionment among major regional North and sub-Saharan African populations Dental Anthropology, 26 :38-44

Irish JD, Guatelli-Steinberg D, Legge SS, de Ruiter DJ, Berger LR. 2013. Dental morphology and the phylogenetic "place" of Australopithecus sediba. Science, 340 :1233062 >DOI >Link

Cunha C, Silva AM, Irish J, Scott GR, Tomé T, Marquez J. 2012. Hypotrophic roots of the upper central incisors – a proposed new dental discrete trait Dental Anthropology, 25 :8-14

Gamza T, Irish J. 2012. A comparison of archaeological and dental evidence to determine diet at a predynastic egyptian site International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 22 :398-408 >DOI

Potter BA, Irish JD, Reuther JD, Gelvin-Reymiller C, Holliday VT. 2011. A terminal Pleistocene child cremation and residential structure from eastern Beringia Science, 331 :1058-1062 >DOI

Lukaszek DA, Irish JD, Balzeau A, Froment A. 2010. Like I Need a Hole in the Head: Supernumerary External Auditory Meatus in a Carthaginian Cranium INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOARCHAEOLOGY, 20 :344-350 >DOI >Link

Irish JD, Friedman R. 2010. Dental affinities of the C-group inhabitants of Hierakonpolis, Egypt: Nubian, Egyptian, or both? Homo, 61 :81-101 >DOI >Link

Lukaszek DA, Irish JD, Balzeau A, Froment A. 2009. Like I need a hole in the head: supernumerary external auditory meatus in a Carthaginian cranium International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, :n/a-n/a >DOI

Irish JD. 2009. The mean measure of divergence (MMD): Its utility in model-free and model-bound analyses relative to the Mahalanobis D2 distance for nonmetric traits American Journal of Human Biology, 22 :378-395 >DOI

Judd M, Irish J. 2009. Dying to serve: the mass burials at Kerma ANTIQUITY, 83 :709-722 >Link

Schillaci MA, Irish JD, Wood CCE. 2009. Further analysis of the population history of ancient Egyptians American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 139 :235-243 >DOI

Irish JD, Bratlund B, Schild R, Kolstrup E, Krolik H, Manka D, Boron T. 2008. A late Magdalenian perinatal human skeleton from Wilczyce, Poland JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 55 :736-740 >DOI >Link

Irish JD, Konigsberg L. 2007. The ancient inhabitants of Jebel Moya Redux: Measures of Population Affinity based on dental morphology International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 17 :138-156 >DOI

Irish JD. 2006. The place of Jebel Moya in northeast African prehistory: A dental perspective AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, :108-108 >Link

Irish JD. 2006. Who were the ancient Egyptians? Dental affinities among Neolithic through postdynastic peoples. Am J Phys Anthropol, 129 :529-543 >DOI >Link

Guatelli-Steinberg D, Irish JD. 2005. Brief communication: Early hominin variability in first molar dental trait frequencies AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 128 :477-484 >DOI >Link

Irish JD. 2005. Population continuity vs. discontinuity revisited: dental affinities among late Paleolithic through Christian-era Nubians. Am J Phys Anthropol, 128 :520-535 >DOI >Link

Irish JD, Kobusiewicz M, Kabaciński J, Schild R. 2005. Short communication: Two additional Egyptian Neolithic burials exhibiting unusual mortuary treatment of teeth International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 15 :136-139 >DOI

Greene TR, Kuba CL, Irish JD. 2005. Quantifying calculus: a suggested new approach for recording an important indicator of diet and dental health. Homo, 56 :119-132 >Link

Maes KC, Irish JD, Holl AFC, Walker PL, Armelagos GJ. 2004. Preliminary analysis of dental morphology and identity of an early iron producing population in the Mouhoun Bend, Burkina Faso AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, :140-140 >Link

Irish JD. 2004. A 5,500-year-old artificial human tooth from Egypt: A historical note International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, 19 :645-647

Irish JD. 2004. Purposeful manipulation of teeth in Final Neolithic burials from Upper Egypt AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, :118-118 >Link

Halffman CM, Irish JD. 2004. Palatine torus in the pre-conquest inhabitants of the Canary Islands. Homo, 55 :101-111 >Link

Kobusiewicz M, Kabaciński J, Schild R, Irish JD, Wendorf F. 2004. Discovery of the first Neolithic cemetery in Egypt's western desert Antiquity, 78 :566-578

Irish JD, Guatelli-Steinberg D. 2003. Ancient teeth and modern humans: Additional dental evidence for an African origin of Homo sapiens. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, :121-121 >Link

Irish JD, Kobusiewicz M, Schild R, Wendorf F. 2003. Neolithic tooth replacement in two disturbed burials from Southern Egypt Journal of Archaeological Science, 30 :281-285 >DOI

Irish JD, Guatelli-Steinberg D. 2003. Ancient teeth and modern human origins: an expanded comparison of African Plio-Pleistocene and recent world dental samples. J Hum Evol, 45 :113-144 >Link

Irish J, Schild R, Froment A, Wendorf F. 2002. The role of Neolithic peoples in northeast African prehistory: a biocultural perspective from Nabta Playa, Egypt. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, :88-89 >Link

Irish JD. 2001. Dental morphology 1998: Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Dental Morphology. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 114 :171-172 >DOI >Link

Irish JD, Wendorf F, Schild R. 2001. Preliminary report on Neolithic human remains from Nabta Playa, Egypt. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, :85-85 >Link

Guatelli-Steinberg D, Irish JD, Lukacs JR. 2001. Canary islands-north African population affinities: Measures of divergence based on dental morphology HOMO- Journal of Comparative Human Biology, 52 :173-188 >DOI

Irish JD. 2000. The Iberomaurusian enigma: north African progenitor or dead end? J Hum Evol, 39 :393-410 >DOI >Link

Irish JD. 1998. Diachronic and synchronic dental trait affinities of Late and Post-Pleistocene peoples from North Africa HOMO, 49 :138-155 >Link

Irish JD. 1998. Ancestral dental traits in recent Sub-Saharan Africans and the origins of modern humans. J Hum Evol, 34 :81-98 >DOI >Link

Irish JD, Turner CG. 1997. Brief communication: first evidence of LSAMAT in non-native Americans: historic Senegalese from west Africa. Am J Phys Anthropol, 102 :141-146 >DOI >Link

Irish JD. 1997. Characteristic high- and low-frequency dental traits in sub-Saharan African populations. Am J Phys Anthropol, 102 :455-467 >DOI >Link

Irish JD, Morris DH. 1996. A supplemental description of the Bushman maxillary canine polymorphism. South African Journal of Science, 92 :351-353-351-353

Olgilvie M, Irish J. 1996. Craniofacial asymmetry in a prehistoric Native American skull from the Southwestern United States Journal of Paleopathology, 8 :69-77

Irish JD, Morris DH. 1996. Supplemental description of the Bushman maxillary canine polymorphism SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF SCIENCE, 92 :351-353 >Link

Irish JD, Morris DH. 1996. Technical note: canine mesial ridge (Bushman canine) dental trait definition. Am J Phys Anthropol, 99 :357-359 >DOI >Link

ENSOR BE, IRISH JD. 1995. HYPOPLASTIC AREA METHOD FOR ANALYZING DENTAL ENAMEL HYPOPLASIA AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 98 :507-517 >DOI >Link

IRISH JD, DAVIS SD, LIVELY RA. 1993. A BIOARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDY OF PREHISTORIC HUMAN, FAUNAL, AND CULTURAL REMAINS FROM WILSON COVE, ADMIRALTY ISLAND, ALASKA ARCTIC ANTHROPOLOGY, 30 :103-119 >Link

Irish JD, Pereira da Silva MA, Cussenot O. 1993. Hard tissue regeneration of a gunshot wound in a historic north African skull: A paleopathological perspective Journal of Paleopathology, 5 :135-141

TURNER CG, IRISH JD, MACHADO LMC. 1991. IS LINGUAL SURFACE ATTRITION OF THE MAXILLARY TEETH (LSAMAT) CAUSED BY DENTAL EROSION - REPLY AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 85 :348-351 >DOI >Link

SAKUMA M, IRISH JD, MORRIS DH. 1991. THE BUSHMAN MAXILLARY CANINE OF THE CHEWA TRIBE IN EAST-CENTRAL AFRICA JOURNAL OF THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF NIPPON, 99 :411-417 >Link

IRISH JD, TURNER CG. 1990. WEST AFRICAN DENTAL AFFINITY OF LATE PLEISTOCENE NUBIANS PEOPLING OF THE EURAFRICAN-SOUTH ASIAN TRIANGLE .2. HOMO, 41 :42-53 >Link

IRISH JD, TURNER CG. 1989. DENTAL AFFINITY OF LATE PLEISTOCENE NUBIANS AND HISTORIC WEST AFRICANS AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 78 :245-245 >Link

Haeussler AM, Irish JD, Morris DH, Turner CG. 1989. Morphological and metrical comparison of San and Central Sotho dentitions from southern Africa. Am J Phys Anthropol, 78 :115-122 >DOI >Link

IRISH JD. 1988. DENTAL METRIC ANALYSIS OF 3 SKELETAL NUBIAN POPULATIONS FROM SEMNA SOUTH, SUDAN AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 75 :225-225 >Link

HAEUSSLER AM, TURNER CG, IRISH JD. 1988. CONCORDANCE OF AMERICAN AND SOVIET METHODS IN DENTAL ANTHROPOLOGY AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 75 :218-218 >Link

IRISH JD, TURNER CG. 1987. MORE LINGUAL SURFACE ATTRITION OF THE MAXILLARY ANTERIOR TEETH IN AMERICAN-INDIANS - PREHISTORIC PANAMANIANS AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 73 :209-213 >DOI >Link

HAEUSSLER AM, IRISH JD, MORRIS DH, TURNER CG. 1987. MORPHOLOGICAL AND METRICAL COMPARISON OF SAN AND CENTRAL SOTHO DENTITIONS FROM SOUTHERN-AFRICA AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 72 :206-207 >Link

Conference Publication (journal proceedings)

Towle IE, Irish JD, De Groote I. 2016. Enamel defects in Paranthropus robustus relative to other South African hominins AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 85th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 159 :316-316 >Link

Kuosa J-NH, Irish JD, De Groote I. 2016. On the cusp of a great discovery: Dental morphology in medieval England AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 85th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 159 :199-199 >Link

Lillios KT, Irish JD, Waterman AJ, Silva AM. 2016. Regional and extra-regional dental affinities of populations between the Late Neolithic and Copper Age in the Portuguese Estremadura AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 85th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 159 :209-209 >Link

Irish JD. 2016. Tracing the "Bantu Expansion" from its source: Dental nonmetric affinities among West African and neighboring populations AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 85th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 159 :182-182 >Link

Brophy JK, Delezene LK, Gurtov AN, Hawks J, Irish JD, de Ruiter DJ. 2016. A morphometric examination of Homo naledi teeth from Dinaledi Chamber, Rising Star cave system, South Africa AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 85th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 159 :103-103 >Link

Irish JD. 2015. Who were they really? Model-free and model-bound dental nonmetric analyses to affirm "known" population affiliations of seven South African "Bantu" samples AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 84th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 156 :175-176 >Link

Huffman MM, Guatelli-Steinberg D, Hubbe M, Irish J, Bailey S. 2014. The peopling of South America: Analysis of dental morphology AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 83rd Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 153 :146-146 >Link

Irish JD. 2014. Knocking, filing, and chipping: Following the paths of dental modification across sub-Saharan Africa AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 83rd Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 153 :149-149 >Link

Triambelas K, Irish JD. 2013. Caries prevalence in ancient Egyptians and Nubians, ca. 14,000 BCE-1,400 CE. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 82nd Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 150 :272-273 >Link

Irish JD. 2013. New results from an old excavation: The biological "place" of Jebel Moyans in the prehistory of Nubia and Sudan. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 82nd Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 150 :157-158 >Link

Horwath BC, Irish JD. 2012. Dental morphological analysis of two Portuguese Neolithic samples. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 81st Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 147 :168-169 >Link

Irish JD. 2012. Population continuity after all? Potential late Pleistocene dental ancestors of Holocene Nubians have been found! AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 81st Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 147 :172-173 >Link

Dicke-Toupin CR, Irish JD. 2012. Population continuity or replacement at ancient Lachish? A dental affinity analysis in the Levant. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 81st Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 147 :132-132 >Link

Dicke CR, Irish JD. 2011. Supporting evidence for a genetic component in the etiology of Mx.C.P1 transposition in a Rwandan sample from Africa AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 80th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 144 :125-126 >Link

Horwath BC, Irish JD. 2011. Dental anomalies in the deciduous dentition of a C-Group Nubian child from Hierakonpolis, Egypt AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 80th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists 144 :168-168 >Link

Irish JD. 2009. Among the enemy: Dental affinities of the C-Group Nubians at Hierakonpolis, Egypt AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 78th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists :155-155 >Link

Greene TR, Irish JD. 2008. Working class diet in Predynastic Egypt: as examined through dental indicators. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 77th Annual Meeting of the American-Association-of-Physical-Anthropologists :107-107 >Link

Chapters

irish , De Groote IEPM. 2016. The human skeletal remains from Ghaba: A physical anthropology assessment Salvatori S, Usai D, Lecointe Y. Ghaba: An early Neolithic Cemetery in Central Sudan 1 :85-108 Africa Magna Verlag. Frankfurt am Mainz 9783937248523

Zakrzewski S, Shortland A, Rowland J, Irish JD. 2016. Additional insight into post-Pleistocene Nubian population history. In Chapter 3, The Biography of People. Science in the Study of Ancient Egypt Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group. New York 978-0-415-88574-4

Irish JD, Potter B, Reuther JD. 2015. An 11,500-year old Human Cremation from Eastern Beringia (Central Alaska). Schmidt C, Symes S. The Analysis of Burned Human Remains, 2nd Edition. :295-306 Academic Press / Elsevier. London 978-0-12-800451-7

Irish JD. 2014. The Human Perinatal Skeleton from Wilczyce Schild R. WILCZYCE. A Late Magdalenian Winter Hunting Camp in Southern Poland Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences. Warsaw, Poland 978-83-63760-25-0

Irish JD. 2014. Dental nonmetric variation around the world: Using key traits in populations to estimate ancestry in individuals Berg GE, Ta'ala SC. Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Skeletal Remains: Beyond Black and White :165-190 CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group 9781439815755

Parnell D, Richardson D. 2014. Introduction 15 :823-827 >DOI

Burnett S, Irish J, Fong MR. 2013. Wears the problem? Examining the effect of dental wear on studies of crown morphology Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology: Genetics, Evolution, Variation Cambridge University Press 978-1-107-01145-8

Irish JD. 2011. Afridonty: the "Sub-Saharan African Dental Complex" revisited 144 :174-174 WILEY-BLACKWELL >Link

Irish JD, De Groote I. The Neolithic and historic remains from the Ghaba cemetery, Sudan Salvatori S, Usai D. The Neolithic Inhabitants of Ghaba, Sudan British Museum. London

Books

Irish JD. 2013. Anthropological Perspectives on Tooth Morphology: Genetics, Evolution, Variation Scott GR, Irish JD. Cambridge University Press 978-1-107-01145-8

Kobusiewicz M, Kabacinski, J, Schild R, Irish J, Gatto MC, Wendorf F. Gebel Ramlah: Final Neolithic Cemeteries from the Western Desert of Egypt. Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences... Poznan

Book Reviews

Irish JD. 2002. Sand, Stones, and Bones: The Archaeology of Death in the Wadi Tanezzuft Valley (5000-2000 BP), edited by Savino di Lernia and Giorgio Manzi Journal of Anthropological Research, 60 :291-292

Irish JD. 2002. The Backbone of History: Health and Nutrition in the Western Hemisphere, edited by Richard H. Steckel and Jerome C. Rose American Antiquity, 70 :198-199

Irish JD. 2001. Dental Morphology 1998: Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Dental Morphology, edited by John T. Mayhall and Tuomo Heikkinen American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 114 :171-172

Irish JD. 1999. Human Adaptability: Past, Present, and Future, edited by S.J. Ulijaszek and R.A. Huss-Ashmore Journal of Anthropological Research, 55 :284-285

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: Faculty Recognition & Appreciation Award, Awarding body: College of Liberal Arts, Research & Sponsored Activities, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Award title: Professor of Anthropology, Emeritus, Awarding body: Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks., URL: http://www.uaf.edu/commence/2013/emeriti/irish/

Conference organisation:

Conference name: 17th Annual Meeting of the British Association of Biological Anthropology & Osteoarchaeology, Position: Co-organizer, URL: http://www.babao.org.uk/

Conference name: The Pecos Conference, Position: Co-Organizer.

Editorial boards:

Publication: American Journal of Physical Anthropology

External collaboration:

URL: http://www.polacynadnilem.uw.edu.pl/sezony/2012-2013/misje-polskie-egipt/198-gebel-ramlah-gebel-ramlah/, Institution: Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences., Collaborator: Bioarchaeological research at the Neolithic sites at Nabta Playa and Gebel Ramlah, Egypt with Jacek Kabaciński (Project Director), Romuald Schild, and Fred Wendorf (Past Directors), Combined Pre-historic Expedition: Southern Methodist University, Polish Academy of Sciences, and Geological Survey of Egypt.

URL: http://frontierscientists.com/projects/upward-sun-river/, Institution: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Collaborator: Project bioarchaeologist, Upward Sun River Site, central Alaska. National Science Foundation funded project to excavate oldest known human remains from northern North America, and related habitation site. Project PI, Dr. Ben Potter.

URL: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/08/malapa-fossils/fischman-text, Institution: University of Witwatersrand, Collaborator: Malapa team member, dental anthropology of Australopithecus sediba remains, in collaboration with PI Lee Berger, Institute for Human Evolution, University of the Witwatersrand.

URL: http://www.wits.ac.za/newsroom/newsitems/201312/21993/news_item_21993.html, Institution: University of the Witwatersrand, Collaborator: Dental anthropologist, Rising Star Expedition, dental morphological specialist for study of early hominin remains from cave site in collaboration with PI Lee Berger, Institute for Human Evolution, University of the Witwatersrand.

External committees:

Committee name: Career Development Committee, Organisation: American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Position: Chair, URL: http://physanth.org/association/committees

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: Ohio State University, Award student examined for: PhD

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

Name of University: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Award gained by the student: PhD

Name of University: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Award gained by the student: PhD

Name of University: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Award gained by the student: MPhil

Name of University: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Award gained by the student: PhD

Name of University: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Award gained by the student: M.A.

Name of University: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Award gained by the student: M.A.

Name of University: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Award gained by the student: PhD

Name of University: University of Alaska Fairbanks, Award gained by the student: M.A.

Name of University: University of Coimbra, Portugal, Award gained by the student: PhD

Name of University: University of Coimbra, Portugal, Award gained by the student: PhD

Name of University: Liverpool John Moores University, Award gained by the student: MPhil

Media Coverage:

Links #1: https://www.arcus.org/witness-the-arctic/2012/2/article/19167, Media coverage: Ice Age Child: Earliest Human Remains and Residential Structure in Northern North America

Links #1: http://beforeitsnews.com/science-and-technology/2013/04/fossilized-teeth-provide-new-insight-into-human-ancestor-2574066.html, Media coverage: Fossilized Teeth Provide New Insight into Human Ancestor

Media coverage: Upward Sun River Site, Alaska.

Membership of professional bodies:

Board Member, International Commission of the Later Prehistory of Northeastern Africa, https://nubianstudiessociety.wordpress.com/tag/international-commission-of-the-later-prehistory-of-northeastern-africa/

Full Member, British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, http://www.babao.org.uk/

Full member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, http://www.aaas.org/

Full member; founding member, former secretary-treasurer, former co-editor, past-president, and executive board member, Dental Anthropology Association, http://anthropology.osu.edu/DAA/

Full Member, American Anthropological Association, http://www.aaanet.org/

Full member; Chair of AAPA Career Development Committee; (former) Associate Editor of official journal American Journal of Physical Anthropology, American Association of Physical Anthropologists, http://physanth.org/

Other invited event:

Title of event: 83rd annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Description: “A world view of (bio)culturally modified teeth: reason, result, response” symposium organized with Scott E. Burnett

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Title of qualification gained: Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Alaska Fairbanks