Publications and communications of Rots, Veerle

Taipale, N., Lepers, C., & Rots, V. (In press). Blind-testing the quartz microwear method. In J. Apel & L. Sundström (Eds.), Papers in honour of Kjel Knutsson (working title). Uppsala, Sweden: Uppsala University.

Tydgadt, L., & Rots, V. (2022). Stick to it! Mechanical performance tests to explore the resilience of prehistoric glues in hafting. Archaeometry. doi:10.1111/arcm.12779

Tydgadt, L., & Rots, V. (07 April 2022). Mechanical performance tests to explore the resilience of prehistoric glues in hafting. Paper presented at AWRANA 2022, Barcelone, Spain.

Asryan, L., & Rots, V. (April 2022). Wear traces of basalt tools - an experimental case for archaeological interpretation (BATEX): a new project on micro-wear studies of basalt tools. Poster session presented at Awrana conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Baumann, M., Vanderesse, N., Plisson, H., Maury, S., Coqueugniot, H., Kolobova, K., Shnaider, S., Rots, V.* , & Rendu, W. (April 2022). Neanderthal bone tools from inside, at Jonzac, Quina level, France. Poster session presented at Awrana conference, Barcelona, Spain.

Ruta, G., Rots, V., Duches, R., & Peresani, M. (April 2022). Testing backed lithic points as perforators to create ornaments. Experimentation results and new possible use from Riparo Villabruna (Belluno -Italy). Poster session presented at Awrana Conference, Barcelona, Spain. doi:10.13140/RG.2.2.22105.39527

Ruta, G., Rots, V., & Mussi, M. (April 2022). Stone projectiles at Grotta di Pozzo (Italy). Results of a macro-fractures analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 42, 103412. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2022.103412

Cnuts, D., Tomasso, S., & Rots, V. (2022). Towards a detailed reconstruction of mesolithic plantrelated wetland activities at the lower scheldt basin belgium through systemic experimentation, residue and usewear analysis. Paper presented at 3th Conference of the Association of Archaeological Wear and Residue Analysts, Barcelona, Spain.

Coppe, J., Lepers, C., & Rots, V. (2022). Projectiles Under a New Angle: a Ballistic Analysis Provides an Important Building Block to Grasp Paleolithic Weapon Technology. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory. doi:10.1007/s10816-022-09551-z

Taipale, N., Chiotti, L., & Rots, V. (2022). Why did hunting weapon design change at Abri Pataud? Lithic use-wear data on armature use and hafting around 24,000–22,000 BP. PLoS ONE, 17 (1), 0262185. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0262185

Tomasso, S., Cnuts, D., Coppe, J., Van gils, M., Geerts, F., De Bie, M., & Rots, V. (2022). Gone with the wind? Evaluating the functional potential of a federmessergruppen assemblage from the eroded dune landscape of Lommel Maatheide. Paper presented at 3th Conference of the Association of Archaeological Wear and Residue Analysts, Barcelona, Spain.

Tomasso, S., Cnuts, D., Coppe, J., Geerts, F., Van Gils, M., De Bie, M., & Rots, V. (2021). A closer look at an eroded dune landscape: first functional insights into the Federmessergruppen site of Lommel-Maatheide. Peer community Journal. doi:10.24072/pcjournal.67

Taipale, N., Lepers, C., & Rots, V. (07 October 2021). Transferability of use-wear identification criteria between raw materials: insights from a blind test. Paper presented at Rock and Roll: 13th International Symposium on Knappable Materials, Tarragona, Spain.

Coppe, J., Taipale, N., & Rots, V. (October 2021). Fracture mechanics and the identification of projectiles: what is the influence of raw material? Paper presented at Rock and Roll: 13th International Symposium on Knappable Materials, Tarragona (held on-line), Spain.

Tomasso, S., Cnuts, D., Coppe, J., Geerts, F., Van Gils, M., De Bie, M., & Rots, V. (2021). A closer look at an eroded dune landscape: first functional insights into the Federmessergruppen site of Lommel - Maatheide. (1). Eprint/Working paper retrieved from https://orbi.uliege.be/2268/263395. doi:10.31219/osf.io/pf3sm

Coppe, J., & Rots, V. (07 September 2021). How does a projectile fly? Using Ballistics and Fracture mechanics to try and recognise Palaeolithic weapon systems. Paper presented at European Association of Archaeologists, Kiel, Germany.

Coppe, J., Taipale, N., & Rots, V. (26 August 2021). The importance of understanding the influence of raw material on fracture mechanics when searching for projectiles. Paper presented at SAfA 2021 - Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA) 25th Biennial Meeting, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Taipale, N., & Rots, V. (26 August 2021). Raw materials and trace formation: adapting reference frameworks to the reality in Southern Africa. Paper presented at SAfA 2021 - Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA) 25th Biennial Meeting, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Aleo, A., Duches, R., Falcucci, A., Rots, V., & Peresani, M. (July 2021). Scraping hide in the early Upper Paleolithic: insights into the life and function of the Protoaurignacian endscrapers at Fumane Cave. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 13, 137. doi:10.1007/s12520-021-01367-4

Goffette, Q., Jadin, I., Lepers, C., & Rots, V. (June 2021). A handful of duck radiuses – Peculiarities of the avifaunal exploitation at the Gravettian site of Maisières ‘Canal' (Belgium). Paper presented at Bird Working Group meeting.

Rots, V., Cnuts, D., & Tomasso, S. (29 March 2021). Experiments in functional studies of stone tools. The case of hearth-related experiments. Paper presented at EXARC conference.

Rots, V., Cnuts, D., & Tomasso, S. (26 March 2021). Functioneel onderzoek van Laat-Paleolithische en Vroeg-Mesolithische sites in Vlaanderen. Paper presented at Verdiepende opleiding / webinar "Archeologisch syntheseonderzoek", Belgium.

Cnuts, D., Tomasso, S., Coppe, J., & Rots, V. (2021). Functioneel onderzoek van Laat-Paleolithische en Vroeg-Mesolithische sites in Vlaanderen. Belgium: Agentschap Onroerend Erfgoed.

Cnuts, D., Tomasso, S., & Rots, V. (2021). Time to shine The effect of metal traces on the functional analysis of lithic artefacts. Notae Praehistoricae, 41, 81-92.

Conard, N., Luzi, E., Richard, M., Rots, V., Schürch, B., & Starkovich, B. (2021). New finds from Hohle Fels Cave in the Swabian Jura require a reassessment of cultural variability during the late Middle Paleolithic in Central Europe. Paper presented at UISPP conference, Meknes (held on-line), Morocco.

Huyge, D., Hendrickx, S., Rots, V., & Midant-Reynes, B. (2021). A group of Predynastic flints from the First Dynasty “Royal Mastaba” at Naqada. In Y. Tristant & N. Buchez (Ed.), Égypte antérieure. Mélanges de préhistoire et d’archéologie offerts à Béatrix Midant-Reynes par ses étudiants, collègues et amis (pp. 407-442). Peeters.

Rots, V. (2021). TRAIL - An Experimental Trace and Residue Reference Library for the functional analysis of stone tools in Liège. Eprint/Working paper retrieved from https://orbi.uliege.be/2268/259280.

Rots, V., Coppe, J., & Conard, N. J. (2021). A leaf point documents hunting with spears in the Middle Paleolithic at Hohle Fels, Germany. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte, 30, 28. doi:10.51315/mgfu.2021.30004

Shimelmitz, R., Hershkovitz, I., Yeshurun, R., Orbach, M., Mercier, N., Richard, M., Duval, M., Grün, R., Friesem, D., Fried, T., Weissbrod, L., Lev, M., van Horacek, I., Amos, L., Lee-Thorpe, J., Rots, V., White, D., Blockley, S., Stringer, C., & Weinstein-Evron, M. (2021). Renewed excavations of Tabun Layer B: a window into the complexity of Middle Paleolithic hominin population. Paper presented at Annual meeting ESHE.

Starkovich, B. M., Cuthbertson, P., Kitagawa, K., Thompson, N., Konidaris, G. E., Rots, V., Münzel, S. C., Giusti, D., Schmid, V. C., Blanco-Lapaz, A., Lepers, C., & Tourloukis, V. (2021). Minimal Tools, Maximum Meat: A Pilot Experiment to Butcher an Elephant Foot and Make Elephant Bone Tools Using Lower Paleolithic Stone Tool Technology. Ethnoarchaeology. doi:10.1080/19442890.2020.1864877

Taipale, N., & Rots, V. (2021). Every hunter needs a knife: Hafted butchering knives from Maisières-Canal and their effect on lithic assemblage characteristics. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 36, 102874. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.102874

Tomasso, A., & Rots, V. (2021). Looking into Upper Paleolithic gear: the potential of an integrated techno-economic approach. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology, 61, 101240. doi:10.1016/j.jaa.2020.101240

Touzé, O., Bodu, P., Coppe, J., & Rots, V. (2021). The site of Ormesson – Les Bossats (Seine-et-Marne, France) around 31 ka cal. BP: Contribution of the Lithic Industry to the Understanding of Site Function and Occupation of the Paris Basin during the Early Gravettian. In O. Touzé, N. Goutas, H. Salomon, & P. Noiret (Eds.), Les sociétés gravettiennes du Nord-Ouest européen : nouveaux sites, nouvelles données, nouvelles lectures (pp. 155-181). Liège - Bruxelles, Belgium: Presses universitaires de Liège - Société royale belge d'Anthropologie et de Préhistoire.

Lepers, C., & Rots, V. (October 2020). The important role of bow choice and arrow fletching in projectile experimentation. A ballistic approach. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 34, 102613. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2020.102613

Conard, N. J., Serangeli, J., Bigga, G., & Rots, V. (2020). A 300.000 old throwing stick from the Palaeolithic site of Schöningen, northern Germany documents the evolution of human hunting. Nature Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1038/s41559-020-1139-0

Tomasso, S., Cnuts, D., Mikdad, A., & Rots, V. (2020). Changes in hafting practices during the Middle Stone Age at Ifri n’ Ammar. Quaternary International. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2020.03.026

Cnuts, D., Tomasso, S., Coppe, J., & Rots, V. (2020). Functioneel onderzoek van Laat-Paleolithische en Vroeg-Mesolithische sites in Vlaanderen. Synthese-onderzoek archeologie 2018. Agentschap Onroerend erfgoed.

Douze, K., Igreja, M., Rots, V., Cnuts, D., & Porraz, G. (2020). Technology and function of Middle Stone Age points in sub-Saharan Africa. Insights from a combined approach on Bushman Rockshelter, South Africa. In H. Groucett, Culture history and convergent evolution: Can we detect populations in Prehistory? (pp. 127-141). Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-46126-3_7

Goffette, Q., Germonpré, M., Lefèvre, C., Brecko, J., Goemaere, E., & Rots, V. (2020). Bird bones from Trou de Chaleux and the human exploitation of birds during the late Magdalenian in Belgium. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2019.102096

Rots, V., Hayes, E., Akerman, K., Green, P., Clarkson, C., Lepers, C., Bordes, L., McAdams, C., Foley, E., & Fullagar, R. (January 2020). Hafted Tool-use Experiments with Australian Aboriginal Plant Adhesives: Triodia Spinifex, Xanthorrhoea Grass Tree and Lechenaultia divaricata Mindrie. EXARC Journal, 1.

Taipale, N., & Rots, V. (2020). Revisiting Maisières-Canal (Hainaut, BE): New results on tool use and hafting. Notae Praehistoricae, 40, 105-127.

Taipale, N., Rots, V., & Conard, N. J. (2020). Cold-climate toolkits: firemaking, lithic recycling and assemblage formation in the Magdalenian of Hohle Fels Cave. In J. F. Gibaja, J. Marreiros, N. Mazzucco, & I. Clemente (Eds.), Hunter-Gatherers' Tool-Kit: A Functional Perspective (pp. 154-176). Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Tomasso, S., Mikdad, A., & Rots, V. (2020). Apport de l’analyse tracéologique à la compréhension de l’assemblage lithique atérien d’Ifri n’Ammar : résultat d’une étude préliminaire sur l’assemblage de l’Occupation supérieure. Bulletin d'Archeologie Marocaine, 24, 23-36.

Tomasso, S., & Rots, V. (2020). Toolkits in the Aterian technocomplex: new insights based on a use-wear analysis of the assemblages of Ifri n’Ammar. In Hunter-gatherers tool-kit: a functional perspective (pp. 309-329). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Conard, N., Bader, G., Schmid, V., Rots, V., Tribolo, C., & Will, M. (September 2019). MSA deposits at Sibudu and Umbeli Belli in KZN, South Africa document cultural change in high resolution. Paper presented at 9th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, Liège, Belgium.

Goffette, Q., Germonpré, M., Lefèvre, C., Goemaere, E., Brecko, J., & Rots, V. (September 2019). Human exploitation of birds during the late Magdalenian at the Trou de Chaleux, Belgium. Paper presented at 9th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, Liège, Belgium.

Michel, M., Cnuts, D., & Rots, V. (September 2019). What about taphonomy for stone tools? The effect of freeze and thaw cycles on use-wear and residues. Poster session presented at 9th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, Liège, Belgium.

Taipale, N., Chiotti, L., Conard, N., & Rots, V. (September 2019). Diverse means to an end: domestic tool hafting in the European Upper Palaeolithic. Paper presented at 9th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, Liège, Belgium.

de la Peña, P., Taipale, N., Wadley, L., & Rots, V. (July 2019). A techno-functional perspective on quartz micro-notches in Sibudu's Howiesons Poort indicates the use of barbs in hunting technology. Paper presented at ASAPA Conference, Kimberley, South Africa.

Michel, M., Cnuts, D., & Rots, V. (2019). Freezing in-sight: the effect of frost cycles on use-wear and residues on flint tools. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. doi:10.1007/s12520-019-00881-w

Conard, N., Bader, G., Rots, V., Schmid, V., Tribolo, C., & Will, M. (April 2019). New results from the MSA of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. Paper presented at Obermaier Tagung, Germany.

Coppe, J., Lepers, C., Clarenne, V., Delaunois, E., Pirlot, M., & Rots, V. (2019). Ballistic study tackles kinetic energy values of Palaeolithic weaponry. Archaeometry. doi:10.1111/arcm.12452

Hayes, E., Cnuts, D., & Rots, V. (2019). Integrating SEM-EDS in a sequential residue analysis protocol: benefits and challenges. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 23, 116-126. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.10.029

Hayes, E., & Rots, V. (2019). Documenting scarce and fragmented residues on stone tools: an experimental approach using optical microscopy and SEM-EDS. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences. doi:10.1007/s12520-018-0736-1

Taipale, N., & Rots, V. (2019). Breakage, scarring, scratches, and explosions: understanding impact trace formation on quartz. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 11, 3013-3039. doi:10.1007/s12520-018-0738-z

Cnuts, D., Perrault, K., Stefanuto, P.-H., Dubois, L., Focant, J.-F., & Rots, V. (December 2018). Fingerprinting glues using HS-SPME GC×GC-HRTOFMS: a new powerful method allows tracking glues back in time. Archaeometry, 60 (6), 1361-1376. doi:10.1111/arcm.12364

Rots, V. (December 2018). How to handle hafting? Some reflections on black spots and other evidence of hafting in Africa. Paper presented at Meeting of Modern Air and African Prehistory, Paris, France.

Michel, M., Rots, V., & Cnuts, D. (14 November 2018). Altérations des outils lithiques en contexte périglaciaire : études expérimentales vers une meilleure interprétation fonctionnelle des sites archéologiques. Paper presented at Conférence des Chercheurs de la Wallonie, Flémalle, Belgium.

Perrault, K.* , Dubois, L.* , Cnuts, D., Rots, V., Focant, J.-F., & Stefanuto, P.-H. (November 2018). Characterization of hafting adhesives using comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography coupled to time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Separation Science Plus, 1-12. doi:10.1002/sscp.201800111

Cnuts, D., & Rots, V. (October 2018). Extracting residues from stone tools for optical analysis: towards an experiment-based protocol. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 10 (7), 1717–1736. doi:10.1007/s12520-017-0484-7

Cnuts, D., & Rots, V. (27 September 2018). Taphonomy and stone tool residues: understanding processes of deposition, removal and decay. Paper presented at Taphonomy of use-wear traces and residues on stone tools : issues and perspectives.

Michel, M., & Rots, V. (26 September 2018). L’altération et la fonction : vers une compréhension globale de l'effet des processus taphonomiques et son intégration à l'analyse fonctionnelle des outils en pierre. Paper presented at Taphonomie des traces d’utilisation et des résidus sur les outils en pierre : problèmes et perspectives de recherches/Taphonomy of use-wear traces and residues on stone tools : issues and perspectives, Liège, Belgium.

Cnuts, D., Tomasso, S., Mikdad, A., & Rots, V. (11 September 2018). Assessing the preservation of residues on stone tools from a North African Pleistocene context: the case of Ifri’n Ammar. Paper presented at The 15th Congress of PanAfrican Archaeological Association for Prehistory and Related Studies (PanAf), Rabat, Morocco.

Tomasso, S., Abdeslam, M., & Rots, V. (11 September 2018). The Aterian at Ifri n’Ammar from a functional perspective. Paper presented at PANAF-The 15th Congress of PanAfrican Archaeological Association for Prehistory and Related StudiesThe 15th Congress of PanAfrican Archaeological Association for Prehistory and Related Studies, Rabat, Morocco.

Cnuts, D.* , Tomasso, S.* , & Rots, V. (September 2018). The Role of Fire in the Life of an Adhesive. Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 25 (3), 839–862. doi:10.1007/s10816-017-9361-z

Ruta, G., Rots, V., & Mussi, M. (June 2018). Finding a standard procedure in impact-fractures analysis: the case of Grotta di Pozzo (L’Aquila – Italy). Paper presented at UISPP Conference, Paris, France.

Cnuts, D., Peresani, M., Purdue, L., Porraz, G., Soressi, M., Tomasso, A., Val, A., & Rots, V. (30 May 2018). Assessing residue preservation and identification on stone tool assemblages from four different Late Pleistocene sites. Paper presented at Second Association of Archaeological Wear and Residue Analysts conference.

Coppe, J., Taipale, N., Touzé, O., Bodu, P., Chiotti, L., & Rots, V. (30 May 2018). New light on the variability of hunting equipment in the Gravettian. Paper presented at AWRANA 2018. Beyond use-wear traces: On tools and people, Nice, France.

Taipale, N., Tomasso, S., Coppe, J., Touzé, O., & Rots, V. (30 May 2018). Untangling tangs: Implications of tanged stone tool morphologies for hafting and raw material use in the Palaeolithic. Paper presented at AWRANA 2018. Beyond use-wear traces: On tools and people, Nice, France.

Tomasso, S., Cnuts, D., & Rots, V. (28 May 2018). Around the Fire: Understanding the effect of heat exposure on hafting adhesives. Paper presented at AWRANA, Nice, France.

Tomasso, A., Rots, V., Purdue, L., Beyries, S., Buckley, M., Cheval, C., Cnuts, D., Coppe, J., Julien, M.-A., Grenet, M., Lepers, C., M'hamdi, M., Simon, P., Sorin, S., & Porraz, G. (2018). Gravettian weaponry: 23,500-year-old evidence of a composite barbed point from Les Prés de Laure (France). Journal of Archaeological Science. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2018.05.003

Rots, V. (May 2018). Integrating use-wear, residue analysis and chemical approaches in addressing questions of hafting in the Palaeolithic. Paper presented at AWRANA Conference, Nice, France.

Ruta, G., Rots, V., Romandini, M., Duches, R., & Peresani, M. (May 2018). Projectile points vs tools for dental treatment? From the impact fracture analysis to a new perspective of research: the case of Riparo Villabruna (Belluno – Italy). Paper presented at AWRANA conference, Nice, France.

Tomasso, A., & Rots, V. (May 2018). Searching for why and how: functional or technical motications for the production of twisted blades during the Upper Palaeolithic. Paper presented at AWRANA conference, Nice, France.

Coppe, J., Taipale, N., Touzé, O., & Rots, V. (12 April 2018). Reconstructing the design of Gravettian weapons: techno-functional approach to tanged points from Maisières-Canal. Paper presented at North-Western Europe during the Gravettian: contributions of recent research to the understanding of the societies and their environments, Liège, Belgium.

Taipale, N., & Rots, V. (12 April 2018). Functional perspectives to Gravettian lithic assemblage variability. Paper presented at North-Western Europe during the Gravettian: contributions of recent research to the understanding of the societies and their environments, Liège, Belgium.

Touzé, O., Bodu, P., Coppe, J., & Rots, V. (12 April 2018). The site of Ormesson – Les Bossats around 27.000 BP: contribution of the lithic industry to the understanding of site function and occupation of the Paris Basin during the Early Gravettian. Paper presented at North-Western Europe during the Gravettian. Contributions of recent research to the understanding of the societies and their environments, Liège, Belgium.

Ruta, G., Rots, V., & Peresani, M. (February 2018). A hunter-gatherer in the North of Italy: impact fracture analysis of the lithic materials from Riparo Villabruna (Belluno, Italy). Paper presented at Symposium of Italian Prehistory and Protohistory (IPPP), Ferrara, Italy.

de la Peña, P., Taipale, N., Wadley, L., & Rots, V. (2018). A techno-functional perspective on quartz micro-notches in Sibudu’s Howiesons Poort indicates the use of barbs in hunting technology. Journal of Archaeological Science, 93, 166-195. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2018.03.001

Douze, K., Delagnes, A., Rots, V., & Gravina, B. (2018). A reply to Sahle and Braun’s reply to ‘The pattern of emergence of a Middle Stone Age tradition at Gademotta and Kulkuletti (Ethiopia) through convergent tool and point technologies’ [J; Hum. Evol. 91 (2016) 93-121]. Journal of Human Evolution, 125, 207-214. doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.04.015

Hilbert, Y. H., Clemente-Conte, I., Geiling, J. M., Setien, J., Ruiz-Martinez, E., Lentfer, C., Rots, V., & Rose, J. I. (2018). Woodworking sites from the Late Paleolithic of South Arabia: Functional and technological analysis of burins from Dhofar, Oman. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 20, 115-134. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2018.04.010

Rigaud, S., & Rots, V. (2018). Analyse microscopique de quatre perles provenant de la tombe T.200 (N° 26) de Chagar Bazar (Syrie). In Ö. Tunca & A. E.-M. Baghdo, Chagar Bazar (Syrie) VIII. Les tombes ordinaires de l’âge du bronze ancien et moyen des chantiers D-F-H-I (1999-2011). Études diverses (pp. 149-154). Leuven, Belgium: Peeters.

Cnuts, D., Tomasso, S., & Rots, V. (16 December 2017). Understanding the transformation of stone tool residues around the fire place: an experimental approach. Paper presented at Journée de contact FNRS “Préhistoire – Prehistorie”, Flemalle, Belgium.

Goffette, Q., Rots, V., Polet, C., Cauwe, N., Smith, R., & Smith, T. (December 2017). The worked bone industry and intrusive fauna associated with the prehistoric cave burials of Abri des Autours (Belgium). Anthropozoologica, 52 (2), 185-201. doi:10.5252/az2017n2a4

Hayes, E., Rots, V., & Cnuts, D. (December 2017). The use of SEM-EDS in the documentation and characterisation of tool residues: recent research and future directions. Paper presented at ARCAS symposium, Australia.

Tomasso, S., & Rots, V. (November 2017). Apport de l’analyse tracéologique à la compréhension de l’assemblage lithique atérien d’Ifri n’Ammar. Paper presented at RQM 9 - Quaternaire des plaines et plateaux côtiers atlantiques marocains : géomorphologie, préhistoire, paléo-environnements, Safi, Morocco.

Cnuts, D., & Rots, V. (2017). Taphonomie et analyse des résidus sur les pièces lithiques. In J.-P. Brugal, TaphonomieS (pp. 187-194). Paris, France: Éditions des archives contemporaines.

Taipale, N., Coppe, J., Touzé, O., & Rots, V. (23 September 2017). The weapon system behind the point: Early Gravettian hunting technologies at Maisières-Canal. Paper presented at 7th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Leiden, Netherlands.

Aleo, A., Duches, R., Rots, V., & Peresani, M. (September 2017). A technological and functional examination of the Aurignacian end-scrapers from Grotta di Fumane. Poster session presented at ESHE conference, Leiden, Netherlands.

Tomasso, S., & Rots, V. (September 2017). A Techno-Functional Study of the Aterian Technocomplex at Ifri n'Ammar. Poster session presented at 7th Annual European Society for the study of Human Evolution meeting, Leiden, Netherlands.

Rots, V. (03 May 2017). L’ethnoarchéologie et sa contribution à la compréhension des procédés techniques et des outils en préhistoire. Paper presented at Séminaires d'ethnoarchéologie.

Rots, V., Lentfer, C., Schmid, V. C., Porraz, G., & Conard, N. J. (26 April 2017). Pressure flaking to serrate bifacial points for the hunt during the MIS5 at Sibudu Cave (South Africa). PLoS ONE, 12 (4), 0175151. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0175151

Coppe, J., Clarenne, V., Pirlot, M., & Rots, V. (30 March 2017). The ballistic performance of prehistoric weapons: first results of a comparative study. Paper presented at Society for American Archaeology, Vancouvert, Canada.

Taipale, N., & Rots, V. (30 March 2017). Emmanchement des outils du Paléolithique supérieur. Paper presented at ASLIRA (Association Scientifique Liégeoise pour la Recherche Archéologique), Liège, Belgium.

Hayes, E. H., Cnuts, D., Lepers, C., & Rots, V. (February 2017). Learning from blind tests: Determining the function of experimental grinding stones through use-wear and residue analysis. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 11, 245 - 260. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.12.001

Tomasso, S., & Rots, V. (2017). What is the use of shaping a tang? Tool use and hafting of tanged tools in the Aterian of Northern Africa. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 1-29. doi:10.1007/s12520-016-0448-3

Cnuts, D., Tomasso, S., & Rots, V. (2017). Around the fireplace: heat exposure and adhesive alteration. Poster session presented at 7th Annual European Society for the study of Human Evolution meeting, Leiden, Netherlands.

Coppe, J., & Rots, V. (2017). Focus on the target. The importance of a transparent fracture terminology for understanding projectile points and projecting modes. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 12, 109-123. doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.01.010

Perrault, K., Dubois, L., Zanella, D., Stefanuto, P.-H., Cnuts, D., Rots, V., & Focant, J.-F. (January 2017). Investigation of archeological mysteries by GCxGC-HRTOFMS and GCxGC-MS/MS. Paper presented at 8th Annual MDC Workshop, Toronto, Canada.

Tomasso, A., Rots, V., Purdue, L., Beyries, S., Buckley, M., Cheval, C., Cnuts, D., Coppe, J., Julien, M.-A., Grenet, M., Lepers, C., M'Hamdi, M., Simon, P., Sorin, S., & Porraz, G. (2017). The Upper Paleolithic site of Les Prés de Laure (France) sheds new light on Palaeolithic weaponry. Paper presented at European Society for the study of Human Evolution ESHE 7th Annual Meeting, Leiden, Netherlands.

Touzé, O., Coppe, J., Taipale, N., & Rots, V. (17 December 2016). Manufacture and use of points at Maisières-Canal. Paper presented at Journée du Groupe de contact FNRS « Préhistoire - Prehistorie », Bruxelles, Belgium.

Touzé, O., Salomon, H., Goutas, N., Bodu, P., Cauwe, N., Coppe, J., Delvigne, V., Flas, D., Germonpré, M., Jadin, I., Jungels, C., Lacarrière, J., Mevel, L., Peschaux, C., Rots, V., Taipale, N., Tartar, E., & Noiret, P. (17 December 2016). Présentation du projet Economie et pratiques des sociétés gravettiennes dans le Nord-Ouest de l’Europe (ECOPRAT). Poster session presented at Journée du Groupe de contact FNRS « Préhistoire - Prehistorie », Bruxelles, Belgium.

Rots, V. (15 December 2016). Identifying stone tool hafting in the archaeological record: interpretative potential and methodology. Paper presented at Hafting workshop, Yadboro, Australia.

Rots, V. (09 November 2016). Identifying hafting based on macro- and microscopic wear traces. Paper presented at Invited lecture, Barcelona, Spain.

Rots, V. (09 November 2016). Hafting, tool use, and the interpretation of site function in the Middle Palaeolithic. Paper presented at Invited lecture, Barcelona, Spain.

Tomasso, S., & Rots, V. (16 September 2016). What’s the difference? Results of a functional study of Aterian and Mousterian tools from the site of Ifri n’Ammar (Morocco). Paper presented at 6th Annual ESHE Meeting.

Cnuts, D., Perrault, K., Dubois, L., Stefanuto, P.-H., Focant, J.-F., & Rots, V. (September 2016). A new method for identifying experimental and Palaeolithic hafting adhesives using GC×GC-HRTOFMS. Poster session presented at 6th ESHE Annual Meeting, Alcala de Henares, Madrid, Spain.

Conard, N., & Rots, V. (September 2016). Fiber technology, rope-making, textiles and the Lochstäbe from the Aurignacian of the Swabian Jura. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, Madrid, Spain.

Rots, V., Lentfer, C., Schmid, V., Porraz, G., & Conard, N. (September 2016). There is more to life than subsistence: use-wear and residue analyses on pre-Still Bay stone tools at Sibudu. Paper presented at Annual Meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, Madrid, Spain.

Taipale, N., Conard, N. J., & Rots, V. (September 2016). Domestic tools, hafting, and the evolution of technology: The Upper Palaeolithic of Hohle Fels as a case study. Poster session presented at 6th Annual Meeting of the European Society for the study of Human Evolution, Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

Perrault, K., Dubois, L., Stefanuto, P.-H., Cnuts, D., Rots, V., & Focant, J.-F. (07 July 2016). Time travelling into human prehistory using GC×GC-TOFMS. Paper presented at Journée du Département de Chimie, Liège, Belgium.

Conard, N., Miller, C., Rots, V., Schmid, V., Will, M., Zeidi, M., & Porraz, G. (June 2016). Cultural stratigraphy at Sibudu and its implications for our understanding of the MSA. Paper presented at Society for Africanist Archaeologists, Toulouse, France.

Rots, V., & Lentfer, C. (June 2016). Results of the residue and microwear studies on pointed tools of the MSA levels at Sibudu Cave. Paper presented at Society for Africanist Archaeologists, Toulouse, France.

Tomasso, S., & Rots, V. (June 2016). What is the use of shaping a tang? Use-wear and technological analysis of the tanged and non-tanged tools from the Aterian assemblage of Ifri N'Ammar. Paper presented at Society for Africanist Archaeologists, Toulouse, France.

Perrault, K., Dubois, L., Stefanuto, P.-H., Cnuts, D., Rots, V., & Focant, J.-F. (30 May 2016). Characterization of organic residues from archaeological artefacts using GC×GC-TOFMS. Paper presented at 40th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography & 13th GC×GC Symposium, Riva Del Garda, Italy.

Perrault, K., Dubois, L., Stefanuto, P.-H., L'Homme, B., Cnuts, D., Rots, V., & Focant, J.-F. (30 May 2016). Examination of hafting adhesives on paleolithic stone tools using GC×GC-QTOFMS. Poster session presented at 40th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography & 13th GC×GC Symposium, Riva Del Garda, Italy.

Perrault, K., Stefanuto, P.-H., Dubois, L., Cnuts, D., Rots, V., & Focant, J.-F. (18 May 2016). A New Approach for the Characterization of Organic Residues from Stone Tools Using GC×GC-TOFMS. Separations, 3 (2), 16. doi:10.3390/separations3020016

Perrault, K., Dubois, L., Stefanuto, P.-H., Cnuts, D., Rots, V., & Focant, J.-F. (March 2016). GCxGC-TOFMS for the Investigation of Archeological Mysteries. Paper presented at Forum Labo Biotech Lyon, Lyon, France.

Rots, V., Hayes, E., Cnuts, D., Lepers, C., & Fullagar, R. (2016). Making sense of residues on flaked stone artefacts: learning from blind tests. PLoS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150437

Rots, V. (17 February 2016). L’émergence des comportements modernes en Afrique à travers les données fonctionnelles : innovations au niveau de l’utilisation et l’emmanchement des outils lithiques. Paper presented at Seminar series of African Studies Group, Toulouse, France.

Bader, G., Porraz, G., Rots, V., Schmid, V., Will, M., & Conard, N. (2016). Implications of spatial and temporal variation in point technology in KwaZulu-Natal during the MSA. Poster session presented at Society for Africanist Archaeologists, Toulouse, France.

Noiret, P., & Rots, V. (2016). Histoire de l'Art et Archéologie de la Préhisoire. Art&Fact, 35, 88-89.

Rots, V. (2016). Projectiles and hafting technology. In R. Iovita & K. Sano (Eds.), Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Stone Age Weaponry (pp. 167-185). Springer.

Tomasso, S., Rots, V., Perdaen, Y., Crombé, P., & Meylemans, E. (December 2015). Hunting with trapezes at Bazel-Sluis: the results of a functional analysis. Notae Praehistoricae, 35.

Tomasso, S., & Rots, V. (November 2015). Etude des traces d’utilisation et d’emmanchement au Paléolithique Moyen en Afrique du Nord: résultats préliminaires d’une analyse fonctionnelle des outils lithiques Atérien d’Ifri n’Ammar (Maroc). Paper presented at RQM 8 - Le Quaternaire Maghrébin dans son contexte méditerranéen, Nador, Morocco.

Schmid, V., Porraz, G., Rots, V., & Conard, N. (September 2015). Bifacial serrated technology in the southern African Still Bay: new data from Sibudu Cave, Kwazulu-Natal. Paper presented at European Society for Human Evolution, London, United Kingdom.

Val, A., Backwell, L., Brugal, J.-P., Cnuts, D., Dayet, L., de la Peña, P., Douze, K., Feyant, L., Grenet, M., Igreja, M., Kloos, P., Mentzer, S., Mercier, N., Miller, C., Murungi, M., Rots, V., Schmid, V., Sievers, C., Théry-Parisot, I., & Porraz, G. (01 July 2015). New excavations of the Later and Middle Stone Age layers at Bushman Rock Shelter, Limpopo Province, South Africa. Paper presented at Association of Southern African Professional Archaeologists (ASAPA) Biennial Conference, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Rots, V. (June 2015). Introduction: vegetal, animal and mineral residues. Paper presented at Workshop on residue analysis and hafting, Liège, Belgium.

Rots, V. (June 2015). Introduction: Palaeolithic stone tool hafting. Paper presented at Workshop on residue analysis and hafting, Liège, Belgium.

Cnuts, D., & Rots, V. (29 May 2015). Towards an experiment based protocol for extracting and identifying residues. Paper presented at AWRANA Meeting 2015: Connecting people and technologies, Leiden, Netherlands.

Coppe, J., & Rots, V. (29 May 2015). Toward a more precise terminology for impact damage and an improved understanding of hunting weapons: First results from a large scale systematic experiment. Paper presented at AWRANA Meeting Connecting people a nd technologies, Leiden, Netherlands.

Lentfer, C., Stephenson, B., Cnuts, D., & Rots, V. (28 May 2015). The more you know...........various approaches in the analysis of tools from Liang Bua, Flores Indonesia. Paper presented at AWRANA 2015 Connecting people and technologies, Leiden, Netherlands.

Taipale, N., & Rots, V. (28 May 2015). Stone tool hafting and use in the European Upper Palaeolithic: the first results of the analysis of Gravettian tools from Hohle Fels. Paper presented at AWRANA 2015: Connecting people and technologies, Leiden, Netherlands.

Tomasso, S., & Rots, V. (28 May 2015). Tool use and hafting in the Middle Palaeolithic of Northern Africa An on-going use-wear analysis on the Mousterian/Aterian assemblages of Ifri n’Ammar (Morocco). Paper presented at AWRANA Meeting 2015: Connecting people and technologies, Leiden, Netherlands.

Fullagar, R., & Rots, V. (May 2015). Stone tool use and hominin evolution. Paper presented at Awrana meeting. Connecting People and technologies, Leiden, Netherlands.

Rots, V., Hayes, E., Cnuts, D., & Fullagar, R. (May 2015). Learning from blind tests: residues on grinding stones and flaked stone tools. Paper presented at Awrana meeting. Connecting People and technologies, Leiden, Netherlands.

Sorensen, A., & Rots, V. (May 2015). Searching for early traces of fire production on flint tools. Paper presented at Awrana meeting. Connecting People and technologies, Leiden, Netherlands.

Taipale, N., & Rots, V. (07 April 2015). Stone tool hafting and use in the European Upper Palaeolithic: first results from Hohle Fels. Poster session presented at 57th Annual Meeting of Hugo Obermaier Society, Heidenheim, Germany.

Coppe, J., Tomasso, S., & Rots, V. (2015). Le TraceoLab de l'université de Liège: regarder les traces pour mieux comprendre l'outil. Rapports Archéologie, 1, 17-18.

Rots, V. (2015). Towards a more behavioral approach: the contribution of wear studies. In M. J. Shott (Ed.), Works in Stone (pp. 96-115). Utah University Press.

Rots, V. (2015). Keys to the identification of prehension and hafting traces. In J. Marreiros, J. Gibaja, & N. Bicho (Eds.), Use-Wear and Residue Analysis in Archaeology (pp. 83-104). Springer.

Rots, V. (2015). Hafting and the interpretation of site function in the European Middle Palaeolithic. In N. Conard & A. Delagnes (Eds.), Settlement Dynamics of the Middle Paleolithic and Middle Stone Age. Kerns Verlag.

Rots, V., Hardy, B., Serangeli, J., & Conard, N. (2015). Residue and microwear analyses of the stone tools from Schöningen. Journal of Human Evolution, 89, 298-308.

Tomasso, S., Rots, V., & Eiwanger, J. (02 September 2014). Tool use and hafting in the Middle Palaeolithic of North Africa: preliminary results of an on-going use-wear analysis on the Mousterian/Aterian assemblages of Ifri n’Ammar (Morocco). Paper presented at 17th World UISPP conference, Burgos, Spain.

Coppe, J., & Rots, V. (September 2014). Ambiguity in the terminologies used to document impact wear on projectile points : towards an improved descriptive framework. Paper presented at XVII Union internationale des sciences préhistoriques et protohistoriques, Burgos, Spain.

Rots, V., & Hardy, B. (September 2014). Residue and microwear analyses of the stone artefacts from Schöningen. Paper presented at 17th World UISPP conference, Burgos, Spain.

Sörensen, A., & Rots, V. (September 2014). Testing the ‘expedient strike-a-light model’: An experimental assessment based on the first identified Middle Palaeolithic fire-maker from Bettencourt (France). Paper presented at 17th World UISPP Congress, Burgos, Spain.

Rots, V. (25 April 2014). Current issues for wear studies on Palaeolithic assemblages. Hafting, fire, projectiles. Paper presented at Seminar series of the Human Evolution group, Leiden, Netherlands.

Rots, V. (22 April 2014). Jacht in de prehistorie. Paper presented at Opening lecture of Exhibition "Man the Hunter", Leuven, Belgium.

Rots, V. (2014). Présentations des recherches au Service de Préhistoire et au TraceoLab. Paper presented at Année de l'Archéologie en Wallonie, Liège, Salle Académique, Belgium.

Rots, V. (2014). What method to choose? The contribution of wear and residue studies to the identification of hafting. In C. Lemorini & S. Nunziante Cesaro (Eds.), An integration of use-wear and residues analysis for the identification of the function of archaeological stone tools. Archaeopress.

Rots, V. (2014). Stone tool hafting in the Middle Palaeolithic as viewed through the microscope. In J. Marreiros, N. Bicho, & J. Gibaja (Eds.), Proceedings of the Use-wear conference at Faro, Portugal.

Rots, V. (2014). Evaluating functional data for the European Middle Palaeolithic. Paper presented at The Middle Palaeolithic in Northwestern Europe, Namur, Belgium.

Rots, V., & Plisson, H. (2014). Projectiles and the abuse of the use-wear method in a search for impact. Journal of Archaeological Science, 48, 154-165. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2013.10.027

Rots, V., Cnuts, D., Coppe, J., Taipale, N., & Tomasso, S. (07 December 2013). Functional studies at Liège. Poster session presented at Journée de contact FNRS “Préhistoire – Prehistorie” 2013, Eupen, Belgium.

Rots, V. (10 July 2013). Precautions to take in the field in view of functional analyses. Paper presented at Field school.

Rots, V. (13 June 2013). To haft or not to haft: the potential of functional studies including hafting. Methodological basis & archaeological case studies. Paper presented at Seminar on Traceology, Pilzen, Czechia.

Rots, V. (2013). Insights into early Middle Palaeolithic tool use and hafting in Western Europe: the functional analysis of level IIa of the early Middle Palaeolithic site of Biache-Saint-Vaast (France). Journal of Archaeological Science, 40, 497-506. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2012.06.042

Rots, V. (2013). 6 - Functional analysis of the lithics. In P. M. Vermeersch (Ed.), The Ahrensburgian at Zonhoven-Molenheide (Belgium) (pp. 81). Oxford, United Kingdom: Archaeopress.

Rots, V. (2012). Trace formation, strike-a-lights, and the contribution of functional analyses for understanding Palaeolithic contexts. In M. J. L. Niekus, R. N. E. Barton, M. Street, & T. Therberger (Eds.), A Mind set on Flint. Studies in Honour of Dick Stapert (pp. 149-162). Groningen University.

Rots, V. (2011). Tool use and Hafting in the Western European Middle Palaeolithic. In M. Toussaint, K. Di Modica, & S. Pirson (Eds.), Le Paléolithique Moyen en Belgique. Mélanges Marguerite Ulrix-Closset, Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d’Etudes Géologiques et Archéologiques. Les Chercheurs de la Wallonie (pp. 277-287). Flémalle, Belgium: Les Chercheurs de la Wallonie.

Rots, V. (2011). Hafting and its impact on projectile tecnology. Paper presented at Multidisciplinary appraches to the study of stone age weaponry, Mainz, Germany.

Rots, V., Van Peer, P., & Vermeersch, P. M. (2011). Aspects of Tool Production, Use and Hafting in Palaeolithic industries from Northeast Africa. Journal of Human Evolution, 60, 637-664. doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2011.01.001

Vanmontfort, B., Van Peer, P., & Rots, V. (2011). Sporen van de vroegste menselijke aanwezigheid in het Brugse. In B. Hillewaert, Y. Hollevoet, & M. Ryckaert (Eds.), Op het raakvlak van twee landschappen. De vroegste geschiedenis van Brugge.

Rots, V. (06 May 2010). Stone tool life cycles: the potential of functional studies including hafting. Paper presented at Seminar series of the Institüt für Ur-and Frügeschichte, Tübingen, Germany.

Beyries, S., & Rots, V. (2010). Méthode de reconstitution des procédés de traitement des peaux en préhistoire: Premières applications archéologiques. In E. Zubrow, F. Audouze, & J. Enloe (Eds.), The Magdalenian Household. Unraveling Domesticity (pp. 269-282). State University of New York Press.

Rots, V. (2010). Un tailleur et ses traces. Traces microscopiques de production: programme expérimental et potentiel interprétatif. Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Études Géologiques et Archéologiques, hors-série n°2, 51-67.

Rots, V. (2010). Tool use and site function in the European Middle Palaeolithic. Paper presented at Congrès préhistorique de France, Bordeaux - Les Eyzies, France.

Rots, V. (2010). Prehistorische technologie en modern gedrag. Karakter. Tijdschrift van Wetenschap, 32, 3-5.

Rots, V. (2010). Prehension and Hafting Traces on Flint Tools. A Methodology. Leuven, Belgium: Leuven University Press.

Rots, V. (2010). Jacht in de prehistorie. Vlaamse Jager (De), 101 (3), 12-15.

Van Peer, P., & Rots, V. (2010). L’apport de l’expérimentation dans l’identification des tailleurs paléolithiques. Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Études Géologiques et Archéologiques, hors-série n°2, 93-105.

Rots, V. (27 February 2009). De bijdrage van etnoarcheologisch onderzoek in Ethiopië tot de studie van prehistorische stenen werktuigen. Paper presented at Lectures of the Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences, Belgium.

Rots, V. (2009). The functional analysis of the Mousterian and Micoquian assemblages of Sesselfelsgrotte, Germany. Tool use and Hafting in the European Late Middle Paleolithic. Quartär: Jahrbuch für Erforschung des Eiszeitalters und Seiner Kulturen, 56, 37-66.

Beyries, S., & Rots, V. (2008). The contribution of ethnoarchaeological macro- and microscopic wear traces to the understanding of archaeological hide-working processes. In L. Longo & M. Della Riva (Eds.), Proceedings of the Congress "Prehistoric Technology: 40 years later. Functional Studies and the Russian Legacy" (pp. 21-28).

Beyries, S., & Rots, V. (2008). Le traitement des peaux. Reconstitution des outils et des procédés. Anthropozoologica, 43 (1).

Rots, V. (2008). Hafting Traces on Flint Tools. In L. Longo & M. Della Riva (Eds.), Proceedings of the Congress "Prehistoric Technology: 40 years later. Functional Studies and the Russian Legacy" (pp. 75-84).

Rots, V. (2008). Hafting and raw material from animals. Guide to the identification of hafting traces on stone tools. Anthropozoologica, 43 (1), 43-66.

Van Peer, P., Rots, V., & Vermeersch, P. M. (2008). A Wasted Effort at the Quarry. Analysis and Interpretation of an MSA lanceolate point from Taramsa-8, Egypt. Paleoanthropology, 2008, 234-250.

Vermeersch, P. M., Moeyersons, J., Van Peer, P., Rots, V., & Vanmontfort, B. (2008). Field work. In P. M. Vermeersch (Ed.), A Holocene Prehistoric Sequence in the Egyptian Red Sea Area: the Tree Shelter (pp. 9-67). Leuven University Press.

Beyries, S., & Rots, V. (2007). Contribution de l’ethnoarchéologie du travail du cuir aux analyses d’usure marcro- et microscopiques. Premières applications au site magdalénien de Verberie.

Rots, V. (2007). Functionele analyse van een piek uit Spiennes (Neolithicum).

Vermeersch, P. M., Van Peer, P., Van Neer, W., Rots, V., & Ponzetta, L. (2007). A Palaeolithic site at Wadi Bili in the Red Sea Mountains, Egypt. In N. F. Bicho (Ed.), From the Mediterranean Basin to the Portugese Atlantic Shore: Papers in Honor of Anthony Marks (pp. 69-82). Universidade do Algarve.

Rots, V. (April 2006). Core-axe production, hafting and use: complex technologies in the Sangoan on Sai Island, Sudan. Paper presented at 71st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeologists, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Rots, V. (25 January 2006). Understanding and recognising hafting traces on prehistoric stone tools. Paper presented at Conférences de la Maison Méditerranéenne des Sciences Humaines, Aix-en-Provence, France.

Rots, V. (2006). Stone tool production, hafting and use: complex technologies in the Sangoan on Sai Island, Sudan. Paper presented at PaleoAnthropology Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Rots, V. (2006). Stone tool production, hafting and use: complex technologies in the Sangoan on Sai Island, Sudan. Paleoanthropology, 46.

Rots, V., Pirnay, L., Pirson, P., & Baudoux, O. (2006). Blind tests shed light on possibilities of interpreting prehistoric stone tool prehension and hafting. Journal of Archaeological Science, 33, 935-952.

Rots, V., & Van Peer, P. (2006). Early Evidence of Complexity in Lithic Economy: Core-axe Production, Hafting and Use at Late Middle Pleistocene site 8-B-11, Sai Island (Sudan). Journal of Archaeological Science, 33 (3), 360-371. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2005.08.002

Vermeersch, P., Van Peer, P., Rots, V., & Van Neer, W. (2006). The Middle Holocene Shell Mound of el Gouna on the Red Sea (Egypt). Journal of Field Archaeology, 30, 435-442. doi:10.1179/009346905791072143

Rots, V. (26 March 2005). Wear traces in perspective: the contribution of ethnoarchaeological evidence from the Konso hide workers (Southern Ethiopia). Paper presented at Invitation, Bruxelles, Belgium.

Rots, V. (2005). Wear Traces and the Interpretation of Stone Tools. Journal of Field Archaeology, 30 (1), 61-73. doi:10.1179/009346905791072404

Rots, V. (2005). Review of “Les Stratégies de Production des Outils au Paléolithique Moyen. Contribution à la Compréhension du Comportement des Néandertaliens, BAR International Series 1078, par H. Vande Walle”. Bulletin de la Société Préhistorique Française, 102 (1), 228-229.

Rots, V., Stapert, D., & Johanssen, L. (2005). Spitsen van Siegerswoude (Fr.), Emmerhout (Dr.) en Luttenberg (OV.): gebruikssporenonderzoek. Paleo-Aktueel, 14-15, 11-15.

Vermeersch, P. M., Van Peer, P., & Rots, V. (2005). A Middle Paleolithic site with blade technology at Al Tiwayrat, Qena, Upper Egypt. Antiquity, 79 (305).

Vermeersch, P. M., Van Peer, P., Rots, V., & Paulussen, R. (2005). A Survey of the Bili-cave and its surroundings in the Red Sea mountains, El Gouna, Egypt. Journal of African Archaeology, 3 (2), 267-276. doi:10.3213/1612-1651-10054

Rots, V. (2004). Stenen werktuigen… kunnen we achterhalen waartoe ze gediend hebben? De interpretatie van het gebruik en de eventuele schachting van prehistorische silexwerktuigen via microscopisch onderzoek.

Rots, V. (2004). Prehensile wear on flint tools. Lithic Technology, 29 (1), 7-32.

Rots, V. (2004). Gebruikssporenanalyse van een Paleolithisch artefact uit Romeinse context te Brugge. Museum Brugge.

Rots, V., & Vermeersch, P. M. (2004). Experimental characterization of hafting traces and their recognition in archaeological assemblages. In E. A. Walker, F. Wenban-Smith, & F. Healy (Eds.), Lithics in Action. Papers from the Conference Lithic Studies in the Year 2000 (pp. 156-168). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford books.

Rots, V., & Williamson, B. (2004). Microwear and Residue Analysis in Perspective: the contribution of ethnoarchaeological evidence. Journal of Archaeological Science, 31, 1287-1299. doi:10.1016/j.jas.2004.02.009

Van Peer, P., Rots, V., & Vroomans, J.-M. (2004). A Story of Colourful Diggers and Grinders. The Sangoan and Lupemban at site 8-B-11, Sai Island, Northern Sudan. Before Farming, 3, 1.

Rots, V. (04 April 2003). The current state of microwear research and the importance of Africa for its future. Paper presented at Invitation by the Centre for African Studies, University of Florida, United States.

Audouze, F., Enloe, J. G., Janny, F., Rots, V., Averbough, A., Keeler, D., Zubrow, E., Finetin, C., & Hardy, M. (2003). Verberie - Le Buisson Campin, Oise (60667001): Rapport de Fouilles Programmées Pluriannuelles, 2000-2002. (122).

Rots, V. (2003). Use-wear and Hafting Traces in Perspective: the contribution of ethnographic evidence. Paper presented at Conference of the Society for American Archaeology, Milwaukee, United States.

Rots, V. (2003). Towards an Understanding of Hafting: the macro- and microscopic evidence. Antiquity, 77 (298), 805-815. doi:10.1017/S0003598X00061743

Rots, V. (2003). The identification of experimental microscopic hafting traces on lithic tools. In Le Sécretariat du Congrès (Ed.), Sessions Générales et Posters / General Sessions and Posters. Acts of the XIVth UISPP Congress University of Liège, Belgium, 2 – 8 September 2001 (pp. 47-55).

Rots, V. (2003). Report on the functional analysis of some flint artefacts from the “Koninklijke Museum voor Kunst en Geschiedenis, afdeling Egypte”. KMKG.

Rots, V. (2003). A la recherche des traces d’emmanchement: expérimentation et exemples ethnographiques. Paper presented at Conférences des Chercheurs de la Wallonie, Flémalle, Belgium.

Rots, V., Stapert, D., & Johanssen, L. (2003). De Cheddar- en Creswell-spitsen van Zeijen (Dr.): ‘projectielen’ of ‘messen’? Paleo-Aktueel, 13, 24-29.

Rots, V. (2002). Report: Results of the Functional Analysis on Some Hide Scrapers of Verberie (France): Use and Hafting. (Université de Paris X, Nanterre).

Rots, V. (2002). Report on the Functional Analysis of Three Artefacts from Bad Breisig.

Rots, V. (2002). Hafting Traces on Flint Tools: Possibilities and Limitations of Macro- and Microscopic Approaches. Unpublished doctoral thesis, K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
Jury: Vermeersch, P. (Promotor).

Rots, V. (2002). Bright Spots and the Question of Hafting. Anthropologica et Praehistorica: Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Anthropologie et de Préhistoire, 113, 61-71.

Rots, V. (2002). Are Tangs Morphological Adaptations in View of Hafting? Macro- and microscopic wear analysis on a selection of tanged burins from Maisières-Canal. Notae Praehistoricae, 114, 61-69.

Rots, V., Pirnay, L., Pirson, P., & Baudoux, O. (2002). Traces expérimentales d’emmanchement. Identification et caractéristiques. Bulletin de la Société Royale Belge d'Études Géologiques et Archéologiques, 41, 115-125.

Rots, V. (2001). The identiication of experimental microscopic hafting traces on lithic tools. Paper presented at Congress of the International Union of Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences, Liège, Belgium.

Rots, V., Pirnay, L., Pirson, P., Baudoux, O., & Vermeersch, P. M. (2001). Experimental Hafting Traces. Identification and Characteristics. Notae Praehistoricae, 21, 129-137.

Caspar, J.-P., Beyries, S., De Bie, M., & Rots, V. (2000). Hide-working in the Late Palaeolithic site at Rekem (Belgium): confrontation with ethnoarchaelogical observations. Paper presented at Conference in honour of Sergei Semenov, St Petersburg, Russia.

Caspar, J.-P., Burnez-Lanotte, L., & Rots, V. (2000). Gestion des matières minérales dans le Rubané et le Groupe de Blicquy: l’apport du site de Vaux-et-Borset « Gibour » et « A la Croix Marie-Jeanne » (Villers-le-Bouillet, Hesbaye Liégoise, Belgique). Paper presented at 25e Congrès Préhistorique de France. Approches Fonctionnelles en Préhistoire, France.

Rots, V., & Vermeersch, P. (2000). Lithics in Belgium. Some Current Research Trends. Lithic Technology, 25 (2), 76-79.

Caspar, J.-P., Delye, E., Rots, V., & Rochus, N. (1999). Villers-le-Bouillet/Vaux-et-Borset: campagne de fouilles “A la Croix Marie-Jeanne”. Chronique de l'Archéologie Wallonne, 7, 79.

Rots, V., Caspar, J.-P., Speckens, J., & Pirnay, L. (1999). Characterisation of macro- and microscopic hafting traces on lithic artefacts based on experimental research : methodology and results. Paper presented at Conference on Experimental Archaeology, Torino, Italy.

Caspar, J.-P., Burnez-Lanotte, L., & Rots, V. (1998). Le grattoir-herminette dans le Groupe de Blicquy : approche expérimentale. InterNéo, 2, 39-41.

Caspar, J.-P., & Rots, V. (1998). Resultaten van het gebruikssporenonderzoek op silexmateriaal van het Goudenleeuwplein in Gent. Stadsarcheologie, 22 (1), 8.

Rots, V. (1997). Inventarisatiedossier ruilverkaveling Rijkevorsel.

Rots, V. (1997). Inventarisatiedossier ruilverkaveling Londerzeel.

Rots, V. (1996). Gebruikssporenonderzoek op het site van Zonhoven-Molenheide 2. Aanvullend experimenteel programma. Unpublished master thesis, K.U.Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
Jury: Vermeersch, P. (Promotor).

Vermeersch, P. M., Peleman, C., Rots, V., & Maes, R. (1996). The Ahrensburgian site at Zonhoven-Molenheide. Notae Praehistoricae, 16, 117-121.