Harvey Weiss

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Professor Weiss’ research interests include Mesopotamia, early agriculture, cities and empires; Holocene paleoclimatology and environmental change. Additionally, Professor Weiss has been the Director since 1978 of the Tell Leilan Project, which has focused on the dynamic relationship between humans and their natural and social environment in one of the largest archaeological sites in Syria.

Recent Publications

2014 Weiss, H. “Altered Trajectories: The Intermediate Bronze Age,” in M. Steiner And A. Killebrew, eds., Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 367-387.

2013 Ristvet, L. and H. Weiss, "The Hābūr Region in the Late Third and Early Second Millennium B.C.," in W. Orthmann, ed., The History and Archaeology of Syria. Vol. 1. Saarbrucken: Saarbrucken Verlag. Pp. 101-116.

2013 Weiss, H. “Tell Leilan and the Dynamics of Social and Environmental Forces across the Mesopotamian Dry-Farming Landscape” in D. Bonatz and L. Martin, eds., 100 Jahre archäologische Feldforschungen in Nordost-Syrien - Eine
Bilanz. Schriften der Max Freiherr von Oppenheim Stiftung. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

2012 Weiss, H. ed., Seven Generations since the Fall of Akkad. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

2012 Weiss, H. “Quantifying Collapse: The LateThird Millennium Khabur Plains,” in H. Weiss, ed., 2012: 1-24.

2012 Weiss, H. et al. “Tell Leilan Akkadian Imperialization, Collapse and Short-Lived Reoccupation Defined by High-Resolution Radiocarbon Dating,“ in H. Weiss, ed., 2012: 163-192.

2012 Ristvet, L. and H. Weiss, “Šubat-Enlil. B. Archäologisch,” Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie. Berlin: de Gruyter. pp. 229-236 .

2012 Kaniewski, D., E. van Campo, and H. Weiss 2012 “Drought is a recurring challenge in the Middle East,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109: 3862-3867.

Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Anthropology & School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
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