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Annotated Bibliography

Theory and Methodology

Stein, Gil J. and Rothman, Mitchell S., editors 1994 Chiefdoms and Early States in the Near East: the Organizational Dynamics of Complexity.  Madison, WI: Prehistory Press.
Theoretical approaches to the evolution of ancient society, mostly concentrating on
            Mesopotamian and Iranian sites.

Rothman, Mitchell S. 2004 Studying the Development of Complex Society: Mesopotamia in the Late Fifth and Fourth Millennia BC.  Journal of Archaeological Research 12 (1): 75-119.
            Theoretical approaches to the evolution of ancient society,

Rothman, Mitchell S.2003          Ripples in the Stream: Transcaucasia-Anatolian Interaction in the Murat/Euphrates Basin at the Beginning of the Third Millennium B.C. in Archaeology in the Borderlands: Investigations in Caucasia and Beyond.  A. Smith and K. Rubinson, eds. pp. 95-110. Los Angeles: Cotsen: Institute of Archaeology, UCLA.
             Case for Early Transcaucasian migration into Turkey and Iran, first as pastoral nomads and then village farmers/herders

Rothman, Mitchell S. 2000         Environmental and Cultural Factors in the Development of Settlement in a Marginal, Highland Zone. In The Archaeology of Jordan and Beyond: Essays in Honor of James A. Sauer. L.E. Stager, J.A. Greene, and M.D. Coogan. Pp. 429-43. Winona Lake, Ind: Eisenbrauns.
            Analysis of the role of environment in cultural adaptation, using Eastern Turkish examples.

Rothman, Mitchell S.2003 Style and Adaptation along The Turkish-Iranian Borderland. Yeki Bud, Yeki Nabud: Essays in honor of William Sumner. N. Miller and K. Abdi, eds. pp. 207-216.  Los Angeles: Coetsen UCLA Institute of Archaeology Press.
            Case for the relevance of pottery style variation for analyzing the movement, organization,  and adaptation of people using Early Transcaucasian artifacts

Eastern Turkey


Rothman, Mitchell S. and Kozbe, Gülriz 1997 Mus in the Early Bronze Age. Anatolian Studies. 47: 105-126.
            Analysis of ETC pottery style and manufacture and settlement in MuProvince, Eastern Turkey.