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Yeki bud, yeki nabud: Essays on the Archaeology of Iran in Honor of William M. Sumner

Edited by Naomi F. Miller
Edited by Kamyar Abdi

A collection of essays put together by colleagues, friends, and students of William M. Sumner to honor his contribution to Iranian archaeology and archaeological field methodology. Topical contributions emphasize the methodological aspects of analysis of survey data, while regional contributions focus on two of the main geographical areas studied by archaeologists in Iran: the southwest and the northwest. This volume is published in association with The American Institute of Iranian Studies and The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.


Naomi F. Miller is research project manager in archaeobotany at The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.

Kamyar Abdi is a professor in the department of archaeology at the Oloom va Tahghighat University at Tehran.


"This volume is a major contribution to the history (broadly defined) of ancient Iran, a testament to Bill Sumner's wide-ranging influence and the high regard in which he is held by students an colleagues. The twenty-seven articles constitute an eclectic mix, on the surface at lest, but are bound together by the focal point of Sumner's own contributions to the field of Iranian studies."

— Matthew Waters, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Journal of the American Oriental Society 125.1 (2005)


“…the first comprehensive publication on Iranian archaeology since Frank Hole’s 1987 collection of articles The Archaeology of Western Iran…this collection of essays is a timely reminder of the present state and requirements of Iranian archaeology.”

– Gabriele Puschnigg, Journal of Field Archaeology 2002-2004(29):245-246.


Published By The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press

8.5 x 11 in. 352 pages 165 figures, 23 tables