CZAP Publications

Bendrey, R., Richardson, A., Elliott, S. & Whitlam, J. 2014. Environmental archaeologies of Neolithisation: Europe, Environmental Archaeology Special Issue 19:3, 181-183, DOI: 10.1179/1749631414Y.0000000038

Bendrey, R., Richardson, A., Elliott, S. & Whitlam, J. 2015. Environmental archaeologies of Neolithisation: Old World case studies, Environmental Archaeology Special Issue 20:3, 221-224, DOI: 10.1179/1749631415Y.0000000020

Bendrey, R., Whitlam, J., Elliott, S., Aziz, K.R., Matthews, R. & Matthews, W. 2016. ‘Seasonal rhythms’ of a rural Kurdish village: ethnozooarchaeological research in Bestansur, Iraq. In L.G. Broderick (ed.) People with Animals: Perspectives & Studies in Ethnozooarchaeology. Oxford: Oxbow Books, 42-56.

Elliott, S., Bendrey, R., Whitlam, J., Rauf Aziz, K. & Evans, J. 2015. Preliminary ethnoarchaeological research on modern animal husbandry in Bestansur, Iraqi Kurdistan: Integrating animal, plant and environmental data. Environmental Archaeology Special Issue 20:3, 283-303, DOI: 10.1179/1749631414Y.0000000025

Fournié, G., Pfeiffer, D.U. & Bendrey, R. 2017. Early animal farming and zoonotic disease dynamics: modelling brucellosis transmission in Neolithic goat populations. Royal Society Open Science 4, 160943, DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160943

Godleman, J., Almond, M.J. & Matthews, W. 2016. An infrared microspectroscopic study of plasters and pigments from the
Neolithic site of Bestansur, Iraq. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 7, 195-204, DOI:10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.04.013

Iversen, I. 2015. The molluscs of Bestansur, Iraqi Kurdistan: A case study of Early Holocene Helix salomonica exploitation in the Zagros. Environmental archaeologies of Neolithisation: Old World case studies. Environmental Archaeology Special Issue 20:3, 239-250, DOI: 10.1179/1749631415Y.0000000023

Matthews, W. 2016. Humans and fire: changing relations in early agricultural and built environments in the Zagros, Iran, Iraq. The Anthropocene Review, 1-33. DOI: 10.1177/2053019616636134

Matthews, R., Mohammadifar, Y., Matthews, W. & Motarjem, A. 2010. Investigating the Early Neolithic of Western Iran: the Central Zagros Archaeological Project (CZAP). Antiquity,

Matthews, R., Matthews, W. & Mohammadifar, Y. (eds). 2013. The Earliest Neolithic of Iran: 2008 Excavations at Sheikh-E Abad and Jani. CZAP Reports Vol. 1. Oxford: Oxbow Books and British Institute for Persian Studies.

Matthews, R. & Fazeli, H. (eds). 2013. The Neolithisation of Iran. Oxbow Books and BANEA.

Matthews, R., Matthews, W.Raheem, K.R. and Aziz, K.R. 2016. Current Investigations into the Early Neolithic of the Zagros Foothills of Iraqi Kurdistan. In K. Kopanias and J. MacGinnis (eds). The Archaeology of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and Adjacent Regions. Oxford: Archaeopress, 219-28. Available here.

Richardson, A. 2014. Early clay technologies: studies in Early Neolithic clay usage from the Central Zagros. In Proceedings of the 8th ICAANE, Vol. 1. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 41-53.

Whitlam, J., Bogaard, A., Matthews, R., Matthews, W., Mohammadifar, Y., Ilkhani, H. and Charles, M. 2018. Pre-agricultural plant management in the uplands of the central Zagros: the archaeobotanical evidence from Sheikh-e Abad. Vegetation History and ArchaeobotanyDOI: 10.1007/s00334-018-0675-x

CZAP Doctoral Theses

Elliott, S. 2016. Investigating early animal management in the Zagros mountains of Iran and Iraq: integrating field and laboratory methods for the identification and analysis of ancient faecal material. University of Reading.

Iversen, I. 2016. Living in an Early Neolithic community: investigation of the social structure of settlement by microartefactual analysis of spatial organisation of activities at Bestansur, Central Zagros and Boncuklu, Central Anatolia. University of Reading.

Mudd, D. 2017. Ground Stone Assemblage from Bestansur, Iraqi Kurdistan: Economic and Social Implications. University of Reading.

Whitlam, J.T. 2015. Plant use and neolithic societies of the eastern Fertile Crescent c. 10,000 - 5500 BC. University of Reading.

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