Archaeobotanical Reports from Iran and Related Items

accumulated by Naomi F. Miller, University of Pennsylvania Museum
September 27, 2023

Allué, Ethel Isabel Expósito, Laxmi Tumung, Andreu Ollé, Behrouz Bazgir
2018 Early evidence of Prunus and Prunus cf. amygdalus from Palaeolithic sites in the Khorramabad Valley, western Iran. Évidences anciennes de Prunus et Prunus cf. amygdalus dans des sites paléolithiques de la vallée de Khorramabad, dans l'ouest de l'Iran. Comptes Rendus Palevol 17: 335-345.
Iran//Kaldar Cave//Gilvaran Cave//Paleolithic

Baines, Jonathan A., Simone Riehl, Nicholas Conard, Mohsen Zeidi-Kulehparcheh
2014 Upper Palaeolithic archaeobotany of Ghar-e Boof cave, Iran: a case study in site disturbance and methodology. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 7: 245-256
Iran//Ghar-e Boof//>30M//Upper Paleolithic

Costantini, Lorenzo
1985 Considerazioni su alcuni reperti di palma da dattero e sul centro di origine e l'area di coltivazione della Phoenix dactylifera L. Orientalia Iosephi Tucci Memoriae Dicata 56: 209-217.

Costantini, Lorenzo
1977 Le Piante. In La Citta Bruciata del Deserto Salato, ed. G. Tucci, pp. 159-228. Venice: Erizzo Editrice.
Iran//3M//Shahr-i Sokhta

Costantini, Lorenzo
1979 Wood Remains from Shahr-i Sokhta. In South Asian Archaeology 1977, ed. M. Taddei, pp. 87-121. Naples.
Iran//3M//Shahr-i Sokhta

Costantini, L. and L. Biasini
1984 I resti vegetali dei saggi a Qal'eh Ismail Aga e a Tappeh Gijlar. In Tra lo Zagros e l'Urmia, richerche storiche ed arqueologiche nell' Azerbaigian iraniano, eds. P.E. Pecorella and Mirjo Salvini, pp. 397-402 + pls. Edizioni dell'Ateneo, Rome.
Iran//Qal'eh Ismail Aga//Gijlar//1M

Costantini, Lorenzo and L. Costantini Biasini
1985 Palaeoethnobotanical Studies of Prehistoric Settlements in Soughun and Dowlatabad Valleys, Iran. Newsletter of Baluchistan Studies (Istituto Universitario Orientale, Naples) 2: 16-230.

Costantini, Lorenzo and Robert H. Jr. Dyson
1990 The Ancient Agriculture of the Damghan Plain: The Archaeobotanical Evidence from Tepe Hissar. In Economy and Settlement in the Near East, ed. N.F. Miller, pp. 46-64. MASCA Research Papers in Science and Archaeology, Supplement to vol. 7, Philadelphia.

Daujat, Julie, Margan Mashkour, Aline Emery-Barbier, Reinder Neef, and Reinhard Bernbeck
2016 Qale Rostam: Reconsidering the "Rise of a Highland Way of Life". An integrated bioarchaeological analysis. In The Neolithic of the Iranian Plateau. Recent Research, ed. K. Roustaei and M. Mashkour, pp. 107-136. ex oriente, Berlin.
Iran//Qale Rostam//8M//7M

Decaix A., F.A. Mohaseb, S. Maziar, M. Mashkour, and M. Tengberg
2020 Subsistence economy in Kohneh Pasgah Tepesi (eastern Azerbaijan, Iran) during the Late Chalcolithic and the Early Bronze Age based on the faunal and botanical remains. In The Iranian Plateau during the Bronze Age: Development of Urbanisation, Production, and Trade, eds. J.-W. Meyer, E. Vila, M. Mashkour, M. Casanova and R. Vallet, pp. 75-88. MOM editions, Lyon. (text on-line)
Iran//Kohneh Pasgah Tepesi//4M//3M

Fazeli, H., A. Beshkani, A. Markosian, H. Ilkhani, S. R. Abbasnegad, and R. Young
2009 The Neolithic to Chalcolithic transition in the Qazvin Plain, Iran: Chronology and subsistence strategies. Archäologische Mitteilungen Aus Iran und Turan 41: 1-21.
Iran//Chahar Bone//Ebrahim Abad//6M//5M

Helbaek, Hans
1969 Plant-Collecting, Dry-Farming, and Irrigation Agriculture in Prehistoric Deh Luran. In Prehistory and Human Ecology of the Deh Luran Plain, eds. F. Hole, K.V. Flannery, and J.A. Neely, pp. 383-426. University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology Memoir 1. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology.
Iran//Neolithic//Ali Kosh//Musiyan//Tepe Sabz

Hopf, Maria and U. Willerding
1989 Pflanzenresten. In Bastam II, Ausgrabungen in den Urartaischen Anlagen 1977-1978, W. Kleiss, pp. 263-318 + plates. Teheraner Forschungen 5. Deutsches Archäologisches Institut.

Kimiaie, Masoumeh
2003 Macrobotanical Remains. In Excavations at Tol-e Basi, Iran. Social Life in a Neolithic Village, eds. S. Pollock, R. Bernbeck, and K. Abdi, pp. 230-237. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz.
Iran//Tol-e Basi//7M//6M

Kyllo, M. A. and R.N.L.B. Hubbard
1981 Median and Parthian Plant Remains from Tepe Nush-i Jan. Iran 19: 91-100.
Iran//Nush-i Jan//1M

Mashkour, Marjan, Margareta Tengberg, Zohreh Shirazi, and Youssef Madjidzadeh
2013 Bio-archaeological Studies at Konar Sandal, Halil Rud Basin, Southeastern Iran. Environmental Archaeology 18: 222-246.
Iran//Konar Sandal//3M

Miller, Naomi F.
1977 Preliminary Report on the Botanical Remains from Tepe Jaffarabad, 1969-1974 Campaigns. Cahiers de la Délégation Archéologique Française en Iran 7: 49-53.

Miller, Naomi F.
1981 The Plant Remains. In An Early Town on the Deh Luran Plain, Excavations at Tepe Farukhabad, Henry T. Wright, pp. 227-232; 427-430. University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology Memoir 13. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Anthropology.

Miller, Naomi F.
1981 Plant Remains from Ville Royale II, Susa. Cahiers de la Délégation Archéologique Française en Iran 12: 137-142. [Download pdf]

Miller, Naomi F.
1982 Economy and Environment of Malyan, a Third Millennium B.C. Urban Center in Southern Iran. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. (on line through Deep Blue)

Miller, Naomi F.
1983 Paleoethnobotanical Results from Bendebal and Jaffarabad. Cahiers de la Délégation Archéologique Française en Iran 13: 277-284. [Download pdf]

Miller, Naomi F.
1984 The Interpretation of Some Charred Cereal Remains as Remnants of Dung Cake Fuel. Bulletin on Sumerian Agriculture 1: 45-47.

Miller, Naomi F.
1984 The Use of Dung as Fuel: An Ethnographic Example and an Archaeological Application. Paléorient 10(2): 71-79.

Miller, Naomi F.
1985 Paleoethnobotanical Evidence for Deforestation in Ancient Iran: A Case Study of Urban Malyan. Journal of Ethnobiology 5: 1-19.

Miller, Naomi F.
1985 Paleoethnobotanical Research in Khuzestan. Paléorient 11(2): 125-137.

Miller, Naomi F.
1996 Appendix C. Palaeoethnobotany. In Excavations at Anshan (Tal-e Malyan): The Middle Elamite Period, E. Carter, pp. 99-108. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum. [Download pdf]

Miller, Naomi F.
2003 Archaeobotany in Iran, Past and Future. InYeki bud, yeki nabud, Essays on the Archaeology of Iran in Honor of William M. Sumner, eds. N.F. Miller and K. Abdi, pp. 8-15. Monograph 48. Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, University of California, Los Angeles. [Download pdf]

Miller, Naomi F.
2003 Plant Remains from the 1996 Excavation. In Excavations at the Prehistoric Mound of Chogha Bonut, Khuzestan, Iran, Seasons 1976/77, 1977/78, and 1996, by Abbas Alizadeh, pp. 123-128. Oriental Institute Publications 120. Chicago. [Available through OI publications]
Iran//Chogha Bonut/8M//7M

Miller, Naomi F.
2020 Some archaeobotanical samples from Acropole I, Susa, Iran, Taken during the 1977 excavation season. In Suse. Sondage stratigraphique de l'Acropole I, couches 21 à 18 (campagnes 1977-1979), by A. Le Brun, pp. 231-247. Travaux de la MAE, René-Ginouvès 28. Éditions de Boccard.

Miller, Naomi F. and Masoumeh Kimiaie
2006 Some Plant Remains from the 2004 Excavations of Tall-e Mushki, Tall-e Jari A and B, an Tall-e Bakun A and B. In The Origins of State Organizations in Prehistoric Highland Fars, Southern Iran. Excavations at Tall-e Bakun, by Abbas Alizadeh, pp. 107-118. Oriental Institute Publications 128. Chicago. pdf on-line
Iran//T. Mushki//T. Jari//T. Bakun//6M//5M

Miller, Naomi F. and Tristine L. Smart
1984 Intentional Burning of Dung as Fuel: A Mechanism for the Incorporation of Charred Seeds into the Archeological Record. Journal of Ethnobiology 4: 15-28.

Pabot, Henri
1960 The Native Vegetation and Its Ecology in the Khuzistan River Basins. Manuscript deposited with the Khuzistan Development Service, Ahwaz, Iran. Retyped from mimeographed copy. [Download pdf]

Radford, David Scott
1980 The Study of Ancient Plant Material from Tepe Farukhabad. Masters' Thesis. University of Southampton, Southampton.

Riehl, S., E. Asouti, D. Karakaya, B.M. Starkovich, M. Zeidi, and N.J. Conard
2015 Resilience at the Transition to Agriculture: The Long-Term Landscape and Resource Development at the Aceramic Neolithic Tell Site of Chogha Golan (Iran). BioMed Research International 2015, Article ID 532481.
Iran//Chogha Golan//10M//9M//8M

Riehl, Simone, Marion Benz, Nicholas J. Conard, Hojjat Darabi, and Katleen Deckers, et al.
2012 Plant Use in Three Pre-Pottery Neolithic Sites of the Northern and Eastern Fertile Crescent: A Preliminary Report. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 21: 95-106. [DOI 10.1007/s00334-011-0318-y]
Iran//Chogha Golan//East Chia Sabz//9M//8M//Turkey//Körtik Tepe//10M

Roustaei, Kourosh, Marjan Mashkour, and Margareta Tengberg
2015 Tappeh Sang-e Chakhmaq and the beginning of the Neolithic in north-east Iran. Antiquity 89: 573-595. doi:10.15184/aqy.2015.26
Iran//Sang-e Chakhmaq//8M//7M//6M

Shirazi, Rouhollah and Zohreh Shirazi
2012 Vegetation Dynamic of Southern Sistan during the Bronze Age: Anthracological Studies at Shahr-i Sokhta. Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies 2: 27-37.
Iran//Shahr-i Sokhta//3M

Tanno, Ken-ichi
2008 Plant remains from TB75. In Tang-e Bolaghi. The Iranian Archaeological Project for the Sivand Dam Salvage Area, eds. A. Tsuneki and M. Zeidi, pp. 151-153. Department of Archaeology (Iran), Institute of History and Anthropology (Tsukuba-Japan), Tsukuba.
Iran// Tang-e Bolaghi//Epipaleo//10M//9M//1M//AD

Tengberg, Margareta
2004 Archaeobotanical Analysis at Tepe Sialk, Results from the 2003/04 Season. In The Potters of Sialk, ed. S. Malek Shahmirzadi, pp. 25-32. Sialk Reconsideration Project Monograph No. 3. Tehran.

Tengberg, Margareta and Hossein Azizi Kharanaghi.
2016 Results of the archaeobotanical study of Rahmatabad, Fars. In The Neolithic of the Iranian Plateau. Recent Research, ed. K. Roustaei and M. Mashkour, pp. 137-145. ex oriente, Berlin.
Iran//T. Rahmatabad//8M//5M

Tengberg, Margareta and Brigitte David
2016 First results of the archaeobotanical analysis at Kalateh Khan in the Shahroud Plain, northeast Iran. In The Neolithic of the Iranian Plateau. Recent Research, ed. K. Roustaei and M. Mashkour, pp. 101-105. ex oriente, Berlin.
Iran//T. Kalateh Khan//6M

Tosi, Maurizio
1975 Hasanlu Project 1974: Paleobotanical Survey. Iran 8: 185-186.
Iran//Iron Age//Hasanlu

van Zeist, Willem P. E.L. Smith, R.M. Palfenier-Vegter, M. Suwijn, and W.A. Casparie
1984(1986) An Archaeobotanical Study of Ganj Dareh Tepe, Iran. Palaeohistoria 26: 201-224.
Iran//Neolithic//Ganj Dareh

Weide, Alexander, Simone Riehl, Mohsen Zeidi, and Nicholas J. Conard
2017 Reconstructing subsistence practices: taphonomic constraints and the interpretation of wild plant remains at aceramic Neolithic Chogha Golan, Iran. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany.
Iran//Chogha Golan//8M

Whitlam, Jade, Hengameh Ilkhani, Amy Bogaard, and Michael Charles
2013 The plant macrofossil evidence from Sheikh-e Abad: First impressions. In The Earliest Neolithic of Iran: 2008 Excavations at Sheikh-e Abad and Jani, eds. R. Matthews, W. Matthews, and Y. Mohammadifar, pp. 175-184. British Institute of Persian Studies. Oxbow Books, Oxford.
Iran//Sheikh-e Abad//10M//9M//8M

Whitlam, Jade, Amy Bogaard, Roger Matthews, Wendy Matthews, Yaghoub Mohammadifar, Hengameh Ilkhani, and Michael Charles
2018 Preagricultural plant management in the uplands of the central Zagros: the archaeobotanical evidence from Sheikh-e Abad. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 27: 817-831.
Iran//Sheikh-e Abad//10M//9M//8M

Whitlam, Jade, Hamid Raza Valipour, and Michael Charles
2019 Cutting the mustard: New insights into the plant economy of Late Neolithic Tepe Khaleseh (Iran). Iran. DOI: 10.1080/05786967.2019.1642792
Iran//T. Khaleseh//6M

Willcox, George W.
1990 Charcoal Remains from Tepe Abdul Hosein. In Tepe Abdul Hosein: A Neolithic Site in Western Iran, Excavations 1978, J. Pullar, pp. 223-227. BAR International Series 563. Oxford.
Iran//Tepe Abdul Hosein//Neolithic

Woosley, A.-I and F. Hole
1978 Pollen evidence of subsistence and environment in ancient Iran. Paléorient 4: 59-70.
Iran//pollen//Ali Kosh

Wright, Henry T., Naomi F. Miller, and Richard W. Redding
1978 Time and Process in an Uruk Rural Center. In L'archéologie de l'Iraq: Perspectives et limites de l'interpretation anthropologique des documents, pp. 265-282. Colloques internationaux du CNRS 580. Paris.

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