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Weiss, Harvey

2014

"The Northern Levant during the Intermediate Bronze Age: Altered Trajectories," in A. E. Killebrew and M. L. Steiner, eds.,The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCE. New York: Oxford University Press, 367-387.
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Barnes, J., M. Dove, M.Lahsen, A. Mathews, P. McElwee, R. McIntosh, F. Moore, J. O'Reilly, B. Orlove, R. Puri, H. Weiss, and K. Yager

2013

"Contribution of anthropology to the study of climate change," Nature Climate Change 3, pp. 541-44.
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Ristvet, L. and H. Weiss

2013

"The Habur Region in the Old Babylonian Period." in W. Orthmann, P. Matthiae, and M. al-Maqdissi, eds., Archéologie et Histoire de la Syrie I: La Syrie de l'époque néolithique à l'âge du fer, Schriften zur vorderasiatischen Archäologie Band 1,1. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 257-272..
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Weiss, Harvey

2013

"Tell Leilan and the Dynamics of Social and Environmental Forces across the Mesopotamian Dry-Farming Landscape," in D. Bonatz and L. Martin, eds., 100 Jahre archäologische Feldforschungen in Nordost-Syrien - eine Bilanz. Schriften der Max Freiherr von Oppenheim-Stiftung 18. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. pp. 101-115
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Kaniewski, David, Elise van Campo and Harvey Weiss

2012

"Drought is a recurring challenge in the Middle East," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109.10: 3862-3867
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Ristvet, L. and H. Weiss

2012

Subat-Enlil. B. Archäologisch. Realexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie, Band 13, Lfg 3/4, pp. 229-236.
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Walker, M. J.C. Walker, M. Berkelhammer, S. Björck, L. C. Cwynar, D. A. Fisher, A. J. Long, J. J. Lowe, R. M. Newnham, S. O. Rasmussen, H. Weiss

2012

Formal subdivision of the Holocene Series/Epoch: a Discussion Paper by a Working Group of INTIMATE (Integration of ice-core, marine and terrestrial records) and the Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy (International Commission on Stratigraphy) Journal of Quaternary Science 27.7: 649-659.
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Weiss, Harvey

2012

"Tell Leilan and the Dynamics of Social and Environmental Forces Across the Mesopotamian Dry-Farming Landscape," in 100 Jahre archäologische Feldforschungen in Nordost-Syrien - Eine Bilanz. Schriften der Max Freiherr von Oppenheim Stiftung. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.
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Weiss, Harvey

2012

Quantifying Collapse: The Late Third Millennium BC, in H. Weiss, ed., Seven Generations since the Fall of Akkad. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. pp. vii-24
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Weiss, Harvey, Sturt Manning, Lauren Ristvet, Lucia Mori, Mark Besonen, Andrew McCarthy, Philippe Quenet, Alexia Smith, Zainab Bahrani

2012

Tell Leilan Akkadian Imperialization, Collapse, and Short-Lived Reoccupation Defined by High-Resolution Radiocarbon Dating, in H. Weiss, ed., Seven Generations since the Fall of Akkad. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. pp. 163-192
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Quenet, Philippe and Ristvet, Lauren

2012

Late Third Millennium Ceramics from the Akkadian Administrative Building (AAB), TellLeilan, syria, in H. Weiss, ed., Seven Generations since the Fall of Akkad. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. pp. 193-216
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McCarthy, Andrew

2012

The End of Empire: Akkadian and post-Akadian glyptic in the Jezirah, the evidence from Tell Leilan in context, in H. Weiss, ed., Seven Generations since the Fall of Akkad. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. pp. 217-225
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Smith, Alexia

2012

Akkadian and post-Akkadian Plant Use at Tell Leilan, in H. Weiss, ed., Seven Generations since the Fall of Akkad. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. pp. 225-240
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Ristvet, Lauren

2012

The Development of Underdevelopment? Imperialism, Economic Exploitation and Settlement Dynamics on the Khabur Plains, ca 2300-2200 BC, in H. Weiss, ed., Seven Generations since the Fall of Akkad. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. pp. 241-261
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Arrivabeni, Monica

2012

Post-Akkadian Settlement Distribution in the Leilan Region Survey, in H. Weiss, ed., Seven Generations since the Fall of Akkad. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz. pp. 261-278
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Kaniewski, D., E. Van Campo, K. Van Lerberghe, T. Boiy, K. Vaansteenhuyse, G. Jans, K. Nys, H. Weiss, C. Morhange, T. Otto and J. Bretschneider

2011

"The Sea Peoples, from cuneiform tablets to carbon dating," PLoS ONE 6(6), e20232. doi:10.1371
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Kaniewski, D., E. Van Campo, E. Paulissen, H. Weiss, J. Bakker , I. Rossignol. and K. Van Lerberghe K.

2011

"The Medieval Climate Anomaly and the Little Ice Age in coastal Syria inferred from pollen-derived palaeoclimatic patterns," Global and Planetary Change 78: 178-187

Kaniewski, D., E. Van Campo, E. Paulissen, H. Weiss, T. Otto, J. Bakker, I. Rossignol and K. Van Lerberghe

2011

"Medieval coastal Syrian vegetation patterns in the principality of Antioch," The Holocene 21(2): 251-262
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Weiss, Harvey

2010

"Altered Trajectories: The Intermediate Bronze Age," in A. Killebrew and M. Steiner, eds., The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant. Oxford University Press.
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Kaniewski, D., E. Paulissen, E. Van Campo, H. Weiss, T. Otto, J. Bretschneider, and K. Van Lerberghe

2010

"Late second-early first millennium BC abrupt climate changes in coastal Syria and their possible significance for the history of the Eastern Mediterranean," Quaternary Research 74: 207-215.
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Ristvet, Lauren and Harvey Weiss

2010

"Micro- and Macro-Contexts of the Tell Leilan Eastern Lower Town Palace Archives," in Jesper Eidem, The Royal Archives from Tell Leilan. Old Babylonian Letters and Treaties. H. Weiss, ed., Yale Tell Leilan Research 2. New Haven: Yale University Press. pp. xi-xlix.
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Fig 1. Topo Plan [ JPEG - 387 KB ]
Fig 2. N Mesop 1800 [ JPEG - 195 KB ]
Fig 3. Eastern Lower Town Palace plan [ JPEG - 322 KB ]
Fig 4. Eastern Lower Town Palace isometric [ JPEG - 247 KB ]
Fig 14. Tablet excavation in process, Building Level 2 [ JPEG - 929 KB ]
Fig 15. Administrative tablets in situ, Room 22 floor, Building Level 2 [ JPEG - 851 KB ]
Fig 18. Leilan Region Survey Period IIc [ JPEG - 283 KB ]
Fig 19. Leilan Region Survey Period I [ JPEG - 324 KB ]
Fig 20. Possible Nomadic Encampments of Period I [ JPEG - 660 KB ]
Fig 21. Paleoclimate proxy records for 4.2kaBP and 5.2kaBP abrupt climate change events [ JPEG - 535 KB]

Risvet, L.

2008

"Legal and archaeological territories of the second millennium BC in northern Mesopotamia," Antiquity, 82 (2008). pp. 585-599.
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Risvet, L.

2007

"The Third Millennium City Wall at Tell Leilan, Syria: Identity, Authority and Urbanism," in J. Bretschneider, J. Driessen and K. Vanlerberghe, eds., Monumental Public Architecrure in the Bronze Age Near East and Aegean. Leuven: Peters, pp. 183-212.
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F. de Lillis Forest, L. Milano and L. Mori

2007

"The Akkadian Occupation in the Northwest Area of the Tell Leilan Acropolis", KASKAL Volume 4, 2007.
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Staubwasser, Michael and Harvey Weiss

2006

"Holocene Climate and Cultural Evolution in Late Prehistoric-Early Historic West Asia," in M. Staubwasser and H. Weiss, eds., Holocene Climate and Cultural Evolution in Late Prehistoric-Early Historic West Asia. Quaternary Research (special issue) Volume 66, Issue 3 (November), pp. 372-387.
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Table 1 [ JPEG - 136 KB ]

Risvet, L.

2005

"Settlement, Economy, and Society in the Tell Leilan Region, Syria, 3000-1000 BC," PhD Dissertation, University of Cambridge, July 22, 2005.
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Ristvet, L. and H. Weiss

2005

"The Häbür Region in the Late Third and Early Second Millennium B.C.," in Winfried Orthmann, ed., The History and Archaeology of Syria. Vol. 1. Saarbrucken: Saarbrucken Verlag.
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Fig 1. Ancient North Mesop map [ PDF - 172 KB ]
Fig 2. Habur surveys map [ PDF - 248 KB ]
Fig 3. Van Oman Soreq [ PDF - 80 KB ]
Fig 4. LRS Period IIb [ PDF - 100 KB ]
Fig 5. Period IIc [ PDF - 112 KB ]
Fig 6. Period I [ PDF - 124 KB ]
Fig 7. LRS Histogram [ PDF - 48 KB ]
Fig 8. Tell Taya Stratigraphy [ PDF - 516 KB ]
Fig 9. Sagir Bazar Old Babylonian closely packed domestic quarters [ PDF - 72 KB ]
Fig 10. Lyonnet survey [ PDF - 128 KB ]
Fig 11. Baidar survey [ PDF - 168 KB ]
Fig 12. Acrop Pd I BL II facade [ JPEG - 260 KB ]
Fig 13. Lower Town Palace East isometric [ PDF - 1.6 KB ]
Fig 14. LRS Period 0 [ PDF - 108 KB ]
Fig 15. LRS 186 Farfara [ PDF - 72 KB ]

Francesca deLillis-Forrest, Lucia Mori, Thomas Guilderson and Harvey Weiss

2004

"The Akkadian Administration on the Tell Leilan Acropolis" 4ICAANE Berlin March 29-April 3, 2004 Tell Leilan Project Poster Presentations
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Walter Sommerfeld, Alfonso Archi and Harvey Weiss

2004

"Why 'Dada Measured 40,000 Liters of Barley from Nagar for Sippar'" 4ICAANE Berlin March 29-April 3, 2004 Tell Leilan Project Poster Presentations
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Ristvet, Lauren, Thomas Guilderson and Harvey Weiss

2004

The Dynamics of State Development and Imperialization at Third Millennium Tell Leilan, Syria In Orient Express Vol. 21, No 2.
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Weiss, Harvey

2003

Ninevite 5 Periods and Processes. In The origins of North Mesopotamian civilization: Ninevite 5 chronology, economy, society. Brussels: Brepols. E. Rova and H. Weiss, editors.
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Fig 8. Ninevite 5 Absolute Chronology [ PDF - 12.0 KB ]
Fig 10. Tell Leilan Survey Period IV--LC 5 (ca. 3400-3000 BC) [ PDF - 132.0 KB ]
Fig 11. Tell Leilan Survey Period IV--Southern Uruk (ca. 3400-3000 BC) [ PDF - 132.0 KB ]
Fig 12. Tell Leilan Survey Period IIIa (ca. 3000-2900 BC) [ PDF - 175.0 KB ]
Fig 13. 5.2 ka BP Abrupt Climate Change [ PDF - 84.0 KB ]

Blackman, M. James

2003

Chemical Characterization of Tablets, Sealing Clays, and Source Clays from Tell Leilan, Syria In The origins of North Mesopotamian civilization: Ninevite 5 chronology, economy, society. Brussels: Brepols. E. Rova and H. Weiss, editors.
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Wetterstrom, Wilma

2003

Ninevite 5 Period Agriculture at Tell Leilan: Preliminary Results In The origins of North Mesopotamian civilization: Ninevite 5 chronology, economy, society. Brussels: Brepols. E. Rova and H. Weiss, editors.
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van Gijn, Annelou

2003

The Ninevite 5 Chipped Stone Assemblage from Tell Leilan: Preliminary Results In The origins of North Mesopotamian civilization: Ninevite 5 chronology, economy, society. Brussels: Brepols. E. Rova and H. Weiss, editors.
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Parayre, Dominique

2003

The Ninevite 5 Sequence of Glyptic at Tell Leilan In The origins of North Mesopotamian civilization: Ninevite 5 chronology, economy, society. Brussels: Brepols. E. Rova and H. Weiss, editors.
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Rova, Elena

2003

Glyptic Evidence 1993-1999 from Tell Leilan IIa-IIb Periods
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Weiss, Harvey

2002

"Akkadian Empire" in Peter Peregrine and Melvin Ember, eds., Encyclopedia of Prehistory. vol 8. HRAF / Kluwer.
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Weiss, Harvey, Francesca deLillis, Dominique deMoulins, Jesper Eidem, Thomas Guilderson, Ulla Kasten, Torben Larsen, Lucia Mori, Lauren Ristvet, Elena Rova, and Wilma Wetterstrom

2002

Revising the contours of history at Tell Leilan. Annales Archeologiques Arabes Syriennes, Cinquantenaire. vol. 45, pp. 59-74.
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Fig. 7. Table 1. Cultivated taxa within Tell Leilan flotation samples (W. Wetterstrom) [ PDF - 8.0 KB ]
Fig. 8. Period II-III pooled paleobotanical samples (W. Wetterstrom) [ PDF - 8.0 KB ]
Fig. 9. Periods IIIa-b, IIId, IIa, IIb paleobotanical samples (W. Wetterstrom) [ PDF - 8.0 KB ]
Fig. 10. Leilan IIb Acropolis last floor weighted average, calibrated, 8 barley (1 harvest) radiocarbon samples [ PDF - 16.0 KB ]
Fig. 11. Leilan regional survey, period IIb [ PDF - 216.0 KB ]
Fig. 12. Leilan regional survey, period "IIc" [ PDF - 212.0 KB ]
Fig. 13. Leilan regional survey, period I [ PDF - 224.0 KB ]

Weiss, Harvey and Raymond S. Bradley

2001

What drives societal collapse? Science, 291: 609-610.
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deMenocal, Peter B.

2001

Cultural responses to climate change during the late Holocene. Science, 292: 667-673.
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Weiss, Harvey

2000

Beyond the younger Dryas: Collapse as adaptation to abrupt climate change in ancient West Asia and the Eastern Mediterranean. In Environmental disaster and the archaeology of human response, Edited by Garth Bawden and Richard Martin Reycraft. Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Anthropological Papers, No. 7: 75-95.
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Ristvet, Lauren and Harvey Weiss

2000

Imperial responses to environmental dynamics at the late Third Millennium Tell Leilan. Orient Express, 4:94-99.
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Cullen, H. M., P.B. deMenocal, S. Hemming, G. Hemming, F. H. Brown, T. Guilderson, F. Sirocko

2000

Climate change and the collapse of the Akkadian empire: Evidence from the deep sea. Geology, 28: 379-382.
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Weiss, Harvey

1996

Rosen-Weiss Letter-Rejoinder. The Sciences
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Weiss, Harvey

1994

Desert Storm. The Sciences
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Weiss, Harvey, M.A. Courty, W. Wellerstrom, F. Guichard, L. Senior, R. Meadow, and A. Currow

1993

The genesis and collapse of Third Millennium north Mesopotamian Civilization. Science, 291: 995-1088.
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Weiss, Harvey and Marie-Agnès Courty

1993

The Genesis and Collapse of the Akkadian Empire, in M. Liverani, ed., Akkad the First World Empire: Structure, Ideology, Traditions. Padua: Sargon. pp. 131-155.
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Senior, L. and Weiss, Harvey

1992

Tell Leilan sila-bowls and the Akkadian Reorganization of Subarian Agro-production. Orient-Express, 1992.2:16-24.
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Weiss, Harvey

1990

Tell Leilan 1989: New Data for Mid-Third Millennium Urbanization and State Formation. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft zu Berlin, 122:193-218.
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Weiss, Harvey

1986

The Origins of Cities in Dry-Farming Syria and Mesopotamia in the Third Millennium B.C. [ PDF - 11.6 MB ]

Weiss, Harvey

1985

Tell Leilan on the Habur Plains of Syria, Biblical Archaeologist, 48.1: 5-34.
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Weiss, Harvey and T. Cuyler Young, Jr.

1975

Merchants of Susa: Godin V and plateau-lowland relations in the late Fourth Millennium BC. Iran, 10:1-17.
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