Yeki bud, yeki nabud: essays on the archaeology of Iran in honor of William M. Sumner

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Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, 2003 - History - 340 pages
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A collection of essays put together by colleagues, friends, and students of William M. Summer to honor his contribution to Iranian archaeology and archaeological field methodology. Topical contributions emphasize the methodological aspects of analysis of survey data, while regional contributions focus on two of the main geographical areas studied by archaeologists in Iran: the southwest and the northwest. Papers primarily concern the fifth to second millennia BCE in the southwest and the first millennium BCE in both areas. With its interdisciplinary approach, this volume is of interest to Iranists, as well as students of general ancient and modern Near Eastern studies. Several themes recur: the relations between mobile and sedentary peoples; the difficulty of identifying political or cultural boundaries; and the importance of geographical factors in understanding sociocultural phenomena.

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Miller is a Senior Research Scientist at the Museum Applied Science Center for Archaeology in the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

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