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Recent Publications

(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
(2012) M.W. Gregg & C.P. Thornton.  "A preliminary analysis of the prehistoric pottery from Coon's excavations of Hotu and Belt Caves in northern Iran: Implications for future research into the emergence of village life in western Central Asia."  International Jounal of Humanities 19(3): 56-94.  PDF
(2012) C.P. Thornton.  "Archaeometallurgy in the 21st century."  Reviews in Anthropology 41(2): 173-187.  PDF
(2012) C.P. Thornton. “Iran.” In (D.T. Potts, ed.) A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East.  Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 596-606. PDF 
(2012) C.P. Thornton & C. Giardino. "Serge Cleuziou and the 'Tin Problem'." In (J. Giraud & G. Gernez, eds.) Aux Marges de l'archeologie: Hommage a Serge Cleuziou.  Paris: De Boccard, Travaux de la Maison Rene-Ginouves, pp. 253-260.  PDF
(2011)  C.P. Thornton & V.C. Pigott.“Blade-type weaponry of Hasanlu Period IVB.” In (M. de Schauensee, ed.) Peoples and Crafts in Period IVB at Hasanlu, Iran. Hasanlu Special Studies IV. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum Monograph 132, pp. 135-182. PDF
(2010)  C.P. Thornton.  "Shir-e Shian."  Encyclopedia Iranica (online).  Link
(2010) C.P. Thornton.  "Sang-e Chakhmaq."  Encyclopedia Iranica (online).  Link
(2010)    C.P. Thornton.  “The rise of arsenical copper in Southeastern Iran.”  Iranica Antiqua 45: 31-50.  PDF 


(2010)   C.P. Thornton, J. Golden, D. Killick, V.C. Pigott, Th. Rehren, & B. Roberts.  “A Chalcolithic error: A rebuttal to Amzallag 2009.”  American Journal of Archaeology 114: 305-315.  PDF


 (2009)   B.W. Roberts, C.P. Thornton, & V.C. Pigott. “The development of metallurgy in Eurasia.”  Antiquity 83 (322): 1012-1022PDF
(2009)     C.P. Thornton & B.W. Roberts.  “Introduction: The beginnings of metallurgy in global perspective.”  Journal of World Prehistory 22(3): 181-184.  PDF
(2009)    C.P. Thornton.  “The emergence of complex metallurgy on the Iranian Plateau: Escaping the Levantine Paradigm.”  Journal of World Prehistory 22(3): 301-327.  PDF
(2009)    C.P. Thornton & Th. Rehren.  “A truly refractory crucible from fourth millennium Tepe Hissar, Northeast Iran.”  Journal of Archaeological Science 36(12): 2700-2712.  PDF
(2009)    R.H. Dyson Jr. & C.P. Thornton.  “Shir-i Shian and the fifth millennium of Northern Iran.”  Iran 47: 1-22.   PDF
(2009)      C.P. Thornton.  “Archaeometallurgy: Evidence of a paradigm shift?” Metals and Societies. Studies in honour of Barbara S. Ottaway. (T.K. Kienlin & B.W. Roberts, Eds.) Universitätsforschungen zur prähistorischen Archäologie. Bonn: Habelt, pp. 25-33.   PDF

(2009)    C.P. Thornton, Th. Rehren, & V.C. Pigott.  The production of speiss (iron arsenide) during the Early Bronze Age in Iran.”  Journal of Archaeological Science 36(2): 308-316PDF