Gil J. Stein

2005
A Catalyst for IdeasSAR Press PublicationA Catalyst for Ideas: Anthropological Archaeology and the Legacy of Douglas W. SchwartzIn his thirty-four years as president of the School of American Research, Douglas W. Schwartz's far-reaching vision placed SAR on the intellectual edge of research about humans across the globe. Nowhere is this more evident than in his influence on the field of anthropological archaeology.
2005
The Archaeology of Colonial EncountersSAR Press PublicationThe Archaeology of Colonial Encounters: Comparative PerspectivesColonialism and its legacies have emerged as one of the most important research topics in anthropology. Indeed, we now understand that colonialism gave rise to and shaped the discipline. However, the understanding of colonization in anthropology, history, and other fields derives largely from studies of European expansion.
2001
Uruk Mesopotamia & Its NeighborsSAR Press PublicationUruk Mesopotamia & Its Neighbors: Cross-cultural Interactions in the Era of State FormationIn Uruk Mesopotamia & Its Neighbors, ten field and theoretical archaeologists working in the area today offer an overview and analysis of new data and interpretations for Greater Mesopotamia during the late fifth and fourth millennia B.C.
2000, March 19–23
Advanced SeminarThe Archaeology of Colonization in Cross-Cultural PerspectiveThis seminar examined colonization from a cross-cultural perspective. Participants prepared and circulated papers prior to the meeting on topics ranging from European colonial expansion and early Old World colonization efforts (Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Greece, and Rome) to the establishment of foreign enclaves by indigenous New World states, such as Teotihuacan, Wari, Tiwanaku, and Inka....
1998, March 1–5
Advanced SeminarMesopotamia in the Era of State Formation: Aiming for ConsensusAlthough explaining the origins of complex societies has been a core issue of anthropological research for many years, basic agreement on some essential issues has remained elusive. This seminar included participants chosen for their expertise on each subregion of Mesopotamia.
1994–1995
National Endowment for the Humanities Resident ScholarPower and Distance: Colonial Systems in the Prehistoric Near East


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