Publications

Books

2016 Imperial Matter: Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires. University of California Press.

forthcoming Fitful Histories and Unruly Publics: The Archaeology of Eurasia. Brill (third author, with Kathryn Weber, Emma Hite, and Adam T. Smith).

 

Articles and Book Chapters

In Prep. A New Chronological Model for the Bronze and Iron Age Caucasus (third author with Sturt Manning, Adam T. Smith, Kate Seufer, Ian Lindsay, Alan Greene, and Ruben Badalyan)

Forthcoming   “From Copy to Proxy: The Politics of Matter and Mimesis in Achaemenid Armenia.” The Art of Empire in Achaemenid Persia: Festschrift in Honor of Margaret Cool Root, eds. M. Garrison and E. Dusinberre. Leiden: Nederlands Instituut voor het Nabije Oosten.

2015  “Objects in Crisis: Curation, Repair, and the Historicity of Things in the South Caucasus (1500-300 BC).” Social Theory in Archaeology and Ancient History: The Present and Future of Counternarratives, ed. Geoff Emberling. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 231-258. (second author, with Adam T. Smith) (peer reviewed)

2014                “Empire in the Everyday: A Preliminary Report on the 2008-2011 Excavations at Tsaghkahovit, Armenia.” American Journal of Archaeology, 118(1):137-69. (peer reviewed)

 2013                “An Archaeology of Hegemony: The Achaemenid Empire and the Remaking of the Fortress in the Armenian Highlands.” In Empires and Diversity: On the Crossroads of    Archaeology, Anthropology, and History, ed. G. Areshian. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, pp. 108-145. (peer reviewed)

2012                “The Achaemenid Provinces in Archaeological Perspective.” In A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, ed. D. Potts. Malden, MA: Blackwell Pub., pp. 963-983.

2011                “The Iron Age in Eastern Anatolia.” In The Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia, ed. S. Steadman and G. McMahon. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 464-499.

2010                “Project ArAGATS: 10 Years of Investigation of Bronze and Iron Age Sites in the Tsaghkahovit Plain.” TŰBA AR: Turkish Academy of Sciences Journal of Archaeology, 13:263-276. (third author, with R. Badalyan and A.T. Smith) (peer reviewed)

2008                “Making Nations from the Ground Up: Traditions of Classical Archaeology in the South Caucasus.” American Journal of Archaeology, 112(2):247-78. (peer reviewed)

2008                “The 2005-2006 Excavations of the Iron III Settlement at Tsaghkahovit.” Aramazd: Armenian Journal of Near Eastern Studies, p. 91-100.

2008                “Village, Fortress, and Town in Bronze Age and Iron Age Southern Caucasia: A Preliminary Report on the 2003-2006 Investigations of Project ArAGATS on the Tsaghkahovit Plain, Republic of Armenia.” Archäologische Mitteilungen aus Iran und Turan, Band 40, pp. 45-105. (fourth author, with R. Badalyan, A.T. Smith, I. Lindsay, and P. Avetisyan). (peer reviewed)

2007                “Unforgettable Landscapes: Attachments to the Past in Hellenistic Armenia.” In Negotiating the Past in the Past: Identity, Memory, and Landscape in Archaeological Research, ed. N. Yoffee. University of Arizona Press, p. 43-75. (peer reviewed)

2005-06           “A Campanian Red-figure Fish-plate in the Kelsey Museum.” In The Bulletin of the University of Michigan Museums of Art and Archaeology, 16, p. 80-83.

 2005                “Seals and Sealings: Archaeological Perspectives.” In This Fertile Land: Signs and Symbols in the Early Arts of Iran and Iraq, ed. M.C. Root, p. 19-34. Ann Arbor: Kelsey Museum Catalogue.

2005                “An Overview of Place and Space.” In This Fertile Land: Signs and Symbols in the Early Arts of Iran and Iraq, ed. M.C. Root, p. 15-17 (with M.C. Root). Ann Arbor: Kelsey Museum Catalogue.

Books Reviewed

2014                Empire, Authority, and Autonomy in Achaemenid Anatolia, by Elspeth Dusinberre. In Antiquity, vol. 88, issue 339, pp. 321-3.

2007                From Urartu to Armenia, (ed.) R. Vardanian. In Ancient West & East, 6, p. 444-5.

Newsletters, Newspapers, Popular Press

2006                “Archaeology.” In The Stone Garden Guide Armenia & Karabagh. Second Edition. Ed. M. Karanian and R. Kurkjian. Stone Garden Publications, p. 212.

2004                “The Future of Armenia’s Past,” The Armenian Reporter International, June 26, 2004, p. 25-26; The Armenian Weekly, July 10, 2004, p. 13; The Armenian Mirror Spectator, 2004; Diario Armenia, September 9, 2004; California Courier, December 2005.

2003                “Project ArAGATS: States and Landscapes in the Ancient South Caucasus.” Kelsey Museum Newsletter. Fall 2003, p.5, and at http://www.lsa.umich.edu/kelsey/research/Publications/fall2003/caucasus.html