Below is a selection of journal articles that are readily available through most university library online sources.

Schiffer, Michael Brian
1972 Archaeological context and systemic context. American Antiquity 37:156-165.

1975 Archaeology as behavioral science. American Anthropologist 77:836-848.

1983 Binford's hunting stand hypothesis and the Joint Site. American Antiquity 48:139-141.

1983 Review of Harris: Cultural materialism: The struggle for a science of culture. American Antiquity 48:139-141.

1983 Toward the indentifiaction of formation processes. American Antiquity 48:675-706.

1985 Review of Binford: Working at archaeology. American Antiquity 50:191-193.

1985 Is there a "Pompeii Premise" in archaeology? Journal of Anthropological Research 41:18-41.

1986 Radiocarbon dating and the "old wood" problem: the case of the Hohokam chronology. Journal of Archaeological Science 13:13-30.

1988 The structure of archaeological theory. American Antiquity 53:461-485.

1990 The influence of surface treatment on heating effectiveness of ceramic vessels. Journal of Archaeological Science 17:373-381.

1993 Cultural imperatives and product development: the case of the shirt-pocket radio. Technology and Culture 34:98-113.

1996 Some relationships between behavioral and evolutionary archaeologies. American Antiquity 61:643-662.

1999 Behavioral archaeology: some clarifications. American Antiquity 64:166-168.

2002 Studying technological differentiation: The case of the 18th-century electrical technology. American Anthropologist 104:1148-1161.

2003 Properties, performance characteristics and behavioural theory in the study of technology. Archaeometry 45:169-171.

2004 Studying Technological Change: A behavioral perspective. World Archaeology 36:579-585.

2005 The Devil is in the Details: the Cascade Model of Invention Processes. American Antiquity 70:485-502.

2005 The Electric Lighthouse in the Nineteenth Century: Aid to Navigation and Political Technology. Technology and Culture 45:275-305.

2008 A Cognitive Analysis of Component-Stimulated Invention: Electromagnet, Telegraph, and the Capitol Dome’s Electric Gas-Lighter. Technology and Culture 49:376-398.

Reid, J. Jefferson, Michael B. Schiffer, and William L. Rathje
1975 Behavioral archaeology: four strategies. American Anthropologist 77:864-869.

Schiffer, Michael B., and John H. House
1977 Archaeological research and cultural resource management: the Cache Project. Current Anthropology 18:43-68.

Schiffer, Michael B., Alan P. Sullivan, and Timothy C. Klinger
1978 The design of archaeological surveys. World Archaeology 10:1-28.

McGuire, Randall H., and Michael B. Schiffer
1983 A theory of architectural design. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 2:277-303.

Schiffer, Michael B., and James M. Skibo
1987 Theory and experiment in the study of technological change. Current Anthropology 28:595-622.

Mabry, Jonathan, James M. Skibo, Michael B. Schiffer, and Kenneth Kvamme
1988 Use of a falling weight tester for assessing ceramic impact strength. American Antiquity 53:829-839.

Johnson, J.S., J. Clark, S. Miller, V.D. Robins, M.B. Schiffer, and J.M. Skibo
1988 Effects of firing temperature on the fate of naturally occurring organic matter in clays. Journal of Archaeological Science 15:403-414.

Skibo, James M., Michael B. Schiffer, and Kenneth C. Reid
1989 Organic tempered pottery: an experimental study. American Antiquity 54:122-146.

Schiffer, Michael B., and James M. Skibo
1989 A provisional theory of ceramic abrasion. American Anthropologist 91:101-115.

Skibo, James M., Michael B. Schiffer, and Nancy Kowalski
1989 Ceramic style analysis in archaeology and ethnoarchaeology. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 8:388-409.

Reid, J. Jefferson, Michael B. Schiffer, Stephanie M. Whittlesey, Madeleine J. Hinkes, Alan P. Sullivan, Christian E. Downum, William A. Longacre, and H. David Tuggle
1989 Perception and interpretation of Southwestern archaeology: Comment on Cordell, Upham, and Brock. American Antiquity 54:802-814.

Schiffer, Michael B., James M. Skibo, Tamara C. Boelke, Mark A. Neupert, and Meredith Aronson
1994 New perspectives on experimental archaeology: surface treatments and thermal response of the clay cooking pot. American Antiquity 59:197-217.

Schiffer, Michael Brian, and James M. Skibo
1997 The explanation of artifact variability. American Antiquity 62:27-50.

Skibo, James M., Tamara C. Butts, and Michael Brian Schiffer
1997 Ceramic surface treatment and abrasion resistance: an experimental study. Journal of Archaeological Science 24:311-317.

Schiffer, Michael B., James M. Skibo, Janet Griffits, Kacy Hollenback, and William A. Longacre
2001 Behavioral archaeology and the study of technology. American Antiquity 66:729-738.

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