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(2018)* A.E. Mortimer & C.P. Thornton.  “Bronze Age towers and the control of water: New evidence from Bat, Oman.”  Journal of Oman Studies 19: 65-84. PDF

(2018)  C.P. Thornton, C.M. Cable, D. Bosch, & L. Bosch. “Five Thousand Years of Shell Exploitation at Bandar Jissah, Sultanate of Oman.” In (D. Frenez, G.M. Jamison, R.W. Law, M. Vidale, & R.H. Meadow, eds.) Walking with the Unicorn Social Organization and Material Culture in Ancient South Asia.  Oxford: Archaeopress, pp.547-567.  PDF

(2018)* L. Goldstein, B. Mills, S. Herr, J. Burkholder, L. Aiello, & C. Thornton. “Why do fewer women than men apply for grants after their PhDs?.” American Antiquity 83: 1-20.   PDF

(2017)  P.E. Minnis, J. Sabloff, S.M. Chandler, D. Gangloff, J.W. Joseph, B. Little, P.A. McAnany, D. Peter, L. Sebastian, C.P. Thornton, J. Watkins, and J.E. Yellen. “Valuing archaeology beyond archaeology: An Amerind Foundation Seminar.” SAA Record 17(5): 28-32.

(2016)* S. Desruelles, E. Fouache, W. Eddargach, C. Cammas, J. Wattez, T. Beuzen-Waller, C. Martin, M. Tengberg, C.M. Cable, C.P. Thornton & A. Murray. “Evidence for early irrigation at Bat (Wadi Sharsah, northwestern Oman) before the advent of farming villages.” Quaternary Science Reviews 150: 42-54.   PDF

(2015) C.P. Thornton & C. Schmidt "The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bat and Al-Ayn: Past, Present, and Future." In (H.M.A. al-Lawati, ed.) Proceedings of the Symposium 'The Archaeological Heritage of Oman' (UNESCO, Paris - September 7th, 2012).  Muscat: Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Sultanate of Oman, pp. 155-163.  PDF

(2014) C.P. Thornton "A return to the South Hill of Tepe Hissar, Iran." In (B. Cerasetti, C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky & B. Genito, eds.) My Life is like the Summer Rose: Maurizio Tosi e L'Archeologia Come Modo di Vita.  Oxford: BAR International Series 2690, pp. 711-718.  PDF

(2014) C.P. Thornton & B.W. Roberts "Introduction." In (B.W. Roberts & C.P. Thornton, eds.) Archaeometallurgy in Global Perspective: Methods and Syntheses.  New York: Springer, pp. 1-9.  PDF  

(2013) C.P. Thornton, A. Gursan-Salzmann & R.H. Dyson Jr. "Tepe Hissar and the fourth millennium of Northeastern Iran." In (C. Petrie, ed.) Ancient Iran and its Neighbours.  London: Oxbow Books, pp. 131-144.  PDF

(2013) C.P. Thornton.  “Review of Vatandoust et al. 2011.”  Paleorient 38(1-2): 249-260.  PDF

(2013) C.P. Thornton. "Tappeh Sang e Chakhmaq: A New Look." In (R. Matthews & H. Fazeli Nashli, eds.) The Neolithisation of Iran: The Formation of New Societies. BANEA Publ. Series 3, Oxford: Oxbow Press, pp. 241-255. PDF

(2013) H. Vahdati Nasab, C.P. Thornton, S.M. Mousavi Kouhpar, N. Sykes & R. Naderi. "The Late Neolithic Site of Rashak III Rock Shelter, Mazandaran, Iran." In (R. Matthews & H. Fazeli Nashli, eds.) The Neolithisation of Iran: The Formation of New Societies. BANEA Publ. Series 3, Oxford: Oxbow Press, pp. 272-283. PDF 

(2013) C.M. Cable & C.P. Thornton.  "Monumentality and the third-millennium 'towers' of the Oman Peninsula."  In (S. Abraham, P. Gullapalli, T. Raczek & U. Rizvi, eds.) Connections and Complexity: New Approaches to the Archaeology of South Asia.  Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, pp. 375-399.  PDF

(2013) C.P. Thornton, C.M. Cable, & G.L. Possehl.  "Three seasons at Kasr al-Khafaji (Tower 1146) at Bat, Oman. In (D. Frenez & M. Tosi, eds.) South Asian Archaeology 2007.  Proceedings of the 19th Meeting of the European Association of South Asian Archaeology (Ravenna, Italy, 2-6 July 2007). Volume I. Prehistoric Periods.  BAR International Series 2454.  Oxford: Archaeopress, pp. 255-268.  PDF
(2013) C.P. Thornton.  "Northeastern Iran."  In (D.T. Potts, ed.)  The Oxford Handbook of Iranian Archaeology.  New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 179-202.  PDF

(2013) C.P. Thornton.  "Mesopotamia, Meluhha, and those in between."  In (H. Crawford, ed.)  The Sumerian World.  London: Routledge, pp. 600-619. PDF
(2013) C.P. Thornton.  "Review of Vatandoust et al." [Arisman volume]  Paleorient 38(1-2): 257-260.  PDF