Publications

Journal articles:

Beheim, Bret, Quentin Atkinson, Joseph Bulbulia, Will Gervais, Russell Gray, Joseph Henrich, Martin Lang, M. Willis Monroe, Michael Muthukrishna, Ara Norenzayan, Benjamin Purzycki, Azim Shariff, Edward Slingerland, Rachel Spicer, Aiyana Willard. “Corrected analyses show that moralizing gods precede complex societies but serious data concerns remain,” Nature (submitted).

Slingerland, Edward, M. Willis Monroe, Brenton Sullivan, Robyn Faith Walsh, Daniel Veidlinger,William Noseworthy, Conn Herriott, Ben Raffield, Janine Larmon Peterson, Gretel Rodríguez, Karen Sonik, William Green, Frederick S. Tappenden, Amir Ashtari, Rachel Spicer, Michael Muthukrishna, “Historians Respond to Whitehouse et al. 2019, ‘Complex societies precede moralizing gods throughout world history,’” Journal of Cognitive Historiography (forthcoming).

M. Willis Monroe, “Looking Through the Cracks: Tracing Damage in Textual History”, eds. E. Cole, A. Mandell, MAARAV, Volume 23.1, 2019, 115-135.

M. Willis Monroe, “Mesopotamian Astrology”, Religion Compass, Volume 13, Issue 6, 2019.

M. Willis Monroe, “Organizational Structure of Knowledge in Cuneiform Sources”, KASKAL, volume 12, 2015, 519-534.

John Macginnis, M. Willis Monroe “Recent Texts from Ziyaret Tepe”, State Archives of Assyria Bulletin, volume 20, 2015, 47-56.

John MacGinnis, M. Willis Monroe, Dirk Wicke, Timothy Matney “Artifacts of Cognition: the use of clay tokens in a Neo-Assyrian provincial administration”, Cambridge Archaeological Journal, volume 24, 2014, 289-306, doi:10.1017/S0959774314000432

Timothy Matney, Tina Greenfield, Britt Hartenberger, Chelsea Jalbrzikowski, Kemalettin Köroglu, John MacGinnis, Anke Marsh, Martin Willis Monroe, Melissa Rosenzweig, Kristina Sauer, and Dirk Wicke “Excavations at Ziyaret Tepe, Diyarbakir, Turkey 2009-2010”, Anatolica, volume37, 2011, 67-114.

Timothy Matney, Tina Greenfield, Britt Hartenberger, Azer Keskin, Kemalettin Köroglu, John MacGinnis, Willis Monroe, Lynn Rainville, Mary Shepperson, Tasha Vorderstrasse, and Dirk Wicke “Excavations at Ziyaret Tepe 2007-2008”, Anatolica, volume35, 2009, 37-84.

Book chapters:

M. Willis Monroe, “Seeing Stars – Knowing the Sky in Mesopotamia” The Routledge Handbook of the Senses in the Ancient Near East, eds. K. Neumann and A. Thomason, in preparation.

M. Willis Monroe, “Quantifying Thick Descriptions for the Database of Religious History” Data Science, Human Science, and Ancient Gods: Conversations in Theory and Method, eds. S. Blakely and M. Daniels, Lockwood Press, in preparation.

M. Willis Monroe, “Looking Through the Cracks: Tracing Damage in Textual History”, eds. E. Cole, A. Mandell, MAARAV, under-review.

M. Willis Monroe, “Using Quantitative Methods for Measuring Inter-Textual Relations in Cuneiform”, CyberResearch on the Ancient Near East and Neighboring Regions: Case Studies on Archaeological Data, Objects, Texts, and Digital Archiving, eds. V. Juloux, A. Gansell, A. di Ludovico, Brill, 2018, 257-281. doi: 10.11639789004375086_010 (Open access, read online)

M. Willis Monroe, “BM 40187: A Birthnote for Two Named Individuals”, _The Scaffolding of our Thoughts: Essays on Assyriology and the History of Science in Honor of Francesca Rochberg_ eds.  C. J. Crisostomo, E. A. Escobar, T. Tanaka and N. Veldhuis, Brill 2018, 113–119.

M. Willis Monroe, “The Micro-Zodiac in Babylon and Uruk: Seleucid Zodiacal Astrology”, The Circulation of Astronomical Knowledge in the Ancient World, ed. J. Steele, Brill 2016, 119-138. doi:10.11639789004315631_007

M. Willis Monroe, “Tokens as Artifacts of Neo-Assyrian Administration”, Conference Proceedings of The Provincial Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire, eds. J. MacGinnis, D. Wicke, T. Greenfield, McDonald Institute Monographs Cambridge: McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research 2016, 119-138.

“Quantifying Religion: Messy Data and Scholarly Input in the Database of Religious History”, entry in MediaCommons Field Guide on digital Religious Studies, October 2017.

Babylonian Hours: http://www.babylonianhours.com, project to create a Babylonian seasonal-hour digital clock with extended explanation.

Short contributions in: Ziyaret Tepe: Exploring the Anatolian frontier of the Assyrian Empire, Timothy Matney, John MacGinnis, Dirk Wicke, Kemalettin Köroǧlu, Cornucopia Books, 2017. (Winner of the AIA’s Felicia A. Holton Book Award in 2019)

John MacGinnis, M Willis Monroe, Dirk Wicke, Timothy Matney, “Hesap Taşları: MÖ 1. binyılın Kayıt Sistemi”, Aktüel Arkeoloji, volume41, 2014 (In Turkish, English version in Actual Archeaology, volume 11, 2014).