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(Dissertation: Early Bronze Age Settlement and Land Use in the Tell es-Sweyhat Region, Syria. Dept. of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania)

Books

In Press.  Hasanlu V: The Late Bronze and Iron I Periods. Hasanlu Excavation Reports III.  University Museum Monograph. University of Pennsylvania Press.

2006   Persian Translation of The Ilkhanid Heartland: Hasanlu Tepe (Iran) Period I.   Translated by A. Sadraei and S. Elliyoun (Tehran: Iranian Center for Archaeological Research).

2004    The Ilkhanid Heartland: Hasanlu Tepe (Iran) Period I.  Hasanlu Excavation Reports II. University Museum Monograph 120 (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum).

Book Chapters

In Press    “The Late Bronze and Early Iron Age in northwestern Iran,” in Daniel T. Potts, ed. The Oxford Handbook of Iranian Archaeology (New York: Oxford University Press).

In Press   “Hasanlu VI–IV: Overview and Recent Revisions,” in Walter Kuntner and Sandra Heinsch, eds. Der archäologische Befund und seine Historisierung. Dokumentation und ihre Interpretationsspielräume.  Subartu (Brepols).

2010   “Late Middle Holocene Climate and Northern Mesopotamia: Varying Cultural Responses to the 5.2 and 4.2 ka Aridification Events,” in A. B. Mainwaring, R. Giegengack, and C. Vita-Finzi, eds. Climate Crises in Human History. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. (Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society), pp. 139–172.

2007     “The Early Bronze Age in the Upper Euphrates River Valley and Northwest Jezireh, Syria,” (with Richard L. Zettler) in Edgar Peltenburg, ed. Euphrates River Valley Settlement: The Carchemish Sector in the Third Millennium BC.  Levant Supplementary Series 5.  (Oxford: Council for British Research in the Levant/Oxbow Books), pp. 164–83.

2005     “The Sialk Regional Archaeological Survey 2005: Sialk Reconsideration Project,” in Sadegh Malek Shahmirzadi, ed.  The Fisherman of Sialk. Sialk Reconsideration Project Report 4 (Tehran: Iranian Centre of Archaeological Research), pp. 67-77.

2004     “The Search for the Late Chalcolithic/Early Bronze Age Transition in the Ushnu-Solduz Valley, Iran,” (with Mary M. Voigt and Robert H. Dyson, Jr.) in Antonio Sagona, ed.  A View from the Highlands.  Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplement 12 (Louvain: Peeters Press), 583-616.

1998    "The Evolution of the Tell es-Sweyhat (Syria) Settlement System in the Third Millennium B.C.," (with Richard L. Zettler) in Michel Fortin and Olivier Aurenche, eds. Espace Naturel, Espace Habité en Syrie du Nord (10e - 2e millénaires av. J-C.) Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies Bulletin 33; Travaux de la Maison de l’Orient 28 (Québec: Canadian Society for Mesopotamian Studies; Lyon: Maison de l’Orient Méditerranéen), pp. 209-28.

1997     "Geomagnetic Mapping of the Outer Town," (with Peter N. Peregrine, Andrew Bell and Matthew Braithwaite) in Subsistence and Settlement in a Marginal Environment: Tell es-Sweyhat, 1989-1995 Preliminary Report. MASCA Research Papers in Science and Archaeology 14 (Philadelphia: Museum Applied Sciences Center for Archaeology), pp. 73-84.

1997    "Regional Surveys and Excavations," in Subsistence and Settlement in a Marginal Environment: Tell es-Sweyhat, 1989-1995 Preliminary Report. MASCA Research Papers in Science and Archaeology 14 (Philadelphia: Museum Applied Sciences Center for Archaeology), pp. 85-94.

Articles

In Prep.    “The Warriors’ Tomb of Iron II Hasanlu Tepe, Iran,” To be submitted to Iranica Antiqua.

In Prep.     “The History of Penn’s Neoassyrian Reliefs: Where are They Now?,” to be submitted to Expedition.

In Prep.     “Penn’s Neoassyrian Reliefs: A Case of Mistaken Identity and Disappearing Genii,” to be submitted to Iraq.

2011    “The 'Artisan's House' of Hasanlu Tepe, Iran,” Iran XLIX: 11–54.

2009    “The Tell es-Sweyhat Archaeological Project 2008,” Context 20/1: 1–5.

2008    “A Mesopotamian Mystery: The City of Sweyhat,” Current World Archaeology Issue 30 3/6 (with William B. Hafford): 34–40.

2005    “Back to Iran,” Expedition 47/2: 44–48.

2002    “The View from the Tell,” Expedition 44/2: 8-9.

2002    “Excavating an Enigma: The Latest Discoveries from Tell es-Sweyhat,” Expedition 44/1 (with Richard L. Zettler): 36-45.

2001    "Palmyrene Funerary Sculptures at Penn," Expedition 43/3: 33-40.

1997    "Sweyhat," in "Archaeology in Syria," Harvey Weiss, ed. American Journal of Archaeology 101 (1) (with Richard L. Zettler and Peter N. Peregrine): 141-44.

1997    "Eridu," The Encyclopedia of Near Eastern Archaeology Volume 2. (with Richard L. Zettler) (New York: Oxford University Press): 258-60.

1997    "Hassuna," The Encyclopedia of Near Eastern Archaeology Volume 2. (New York: Oxford University Press): 483-4.

1996    "The Tell es-Sweyhat Regional Archaeological Project," Expedition 38 (1): 34-36.

1991    "The 1990 Excavations at the Blue Sea Site (12-Wh-24)," Journal of the Indiana Historical Society (with R. Criss Helmkamp and Altae Mae Frobish).

1989    "The Purdue Archaeological Survey: First Annual Report (1987)," in Christopher S. Peebles, ed.  Current Research in Indiana Archaeology and Prehistory: 1987 & 1988.  Indiana University Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology Research Reports, No. 10 (with Peter Peregrine, R. Criss Helmkamp and Robert Fry).

Reviews and Commentary

In Press   “Preface.” In Sadraei, Ali and Samad Elliyoun, eds. Pottery from Hasanlu. (In Persian) (Tehran: Hasanlu Translation Project Publications).

In Press   “Preface.” In Alioun, Samad and Oscar W. Muscarella, eds. Individual Finds from Hasanlu Tepe, Iran. (In Persian) (Tehran: Iranian Center for Archaeological Research).

In Press   Review of Allen, Lindsay “The Persian Empire,” Religious Studies Review.

2010    Comment on Alizadeh, Abbas “The Rise of the Highland Elamite State in Southwestern Iran: ‘Enclosed’ or Enclosing Nomadism?" Current Anthropology 51 (3): 376–377.

2009    Review Arlene Miller Rosen “Civilizing Climate: Social Responses to Climate Change in the Ancient Near East.”  Religious Studies Review 35 (3): 178.

2008    Review of Alizadeh, Abbas “The Origins of State Organizations in Prehistoric Highland Fars, Southern Iran, Excavations at Tall-e Bakun,” Journal of Field Archaeology 33: 124–27.

2006    Review of Van Loon, Maurits "Selenkahiye," Religious Studies Review 32 (2): 119–20.

2003    Review of Oates, David, Joan Oates and Helen McDonald “Excavations at Tell Brak. Vol. 2: Nagar in the Third Millennium B.C.,” Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 331: 71-74.

2002    Review of Kolinski, Rafal "Tell Rijim, Iraq: The Middle Bronze Age Layers," Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 328: 84-87.

1997    Review of Schwartz, G. M. and S. E. Falconer "Archaeological Views from the Countryside," Religious Studies Review 23 (2): 164.

1997    Review of Potts, D. T. "Mesopotamian Civilization: The Material Foundations," Biblical Archaeologist 60 (3): 188-189.

Other Publications/Edited Works

2007    Cradle of Civilization: The Land between the Rivers. Published in Chinese.  (with Richard L. Zettler; Beijing: Beijing World Art Museum).

2004    “Hasanlu Tepe, Iran,” Dig Magazine (May/June) 2004. (Juvenile Literature).

2004    “The Lion Bowl,” Dig Magazine (May/June) 2004. (Juvenile Literature).

2003    “Sumer and the Sumerians,” Calliope Magazine.  September, 2003.  (Textbook/Juvenile Literature).  Michael D. Danti and Richard L. Zettler, consulting eds.)  (Peterborough, NH: Cobblestone Publishing). 

2003    “Eridu: City of the First Kings.” in Michael D. Danti and Richard L. Zettler, eds. “Sumer and the Sumerians.”  Calliope Magazine.  September 2003.  (Textbook/Juvenile Literature)  (Peterborough, NH: Cobblestone Publishing): 9-11.

2003    “Kish: Ancient Mesopotamia’s Heartland.” in Michael D. Danti and Richard L. Zettler, eds. “Sumer and the Sumerians.”  Calliope Magazine.  September 2003.  (Textbook/Juvenile Literature) (Peterborough, NH: Cobblestone Publishing): 12-15.

2003    Ancient Greece. By Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed. (Textbook/Juvenile Literature.  Michael Danti, Content Advisor). (Minneapolis, MN: Compass Point Books).

2003    Ancient Mesopotamia.  By Cynthia Klingel and Robert B. Noyed (Textbook/Juvenile Literature.  Michael Danti, Content Advisor). (Minneapolis, MN: Compass Point Books).

2003    Ancient Rome.  By Lucia Raatma. (Textbook/Juvenile Literature.  Michael Danti, Content Advisor). (Minneapolis, MN: Compass Point Books).

 
 
 

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