Gil Stein

Professor of Archaeology

Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1988.
Teaching at Chicago since 2002.

Special Interests

Evolution of complex societies, political economy of early states, urbanism, Near Eastern archaeology, ancient colonies, Regional economic organization, Craft specialization, Neolithic subsistence systems, Zooarchaeology

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

 

  • Director of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago and Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, 2002-present.
  • Northwestern University Anthropology Department - Full Professor, 2001-2002.
  • Northwestern University Anthropology Department - Associate Professor, 1996-2001.
  • Northwestern University Anthropology Department - Assistant Professor, 1990-1996.
  • New York University Anthropology Department - Visiting Assistant Professor, 1989-1990.
  • Smithsonian Institution, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1988-1989.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1988, Anthropology Department. Dissertation: “Pastoral Production in Complex Societies: Mid-Late Third Millennium B.C. and Medieval Faunal Remains from Gritille Höyük, Karababa Basin, Southeast Turkey”.
  • B.A. Yale University, 1978. Summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with Honors in Archaeology.

GRANTS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND AWARDS

  • 2001 Fulbright Research Fellowship – Turkey (declined for family health reasons)
  • 2000 School of American Research ( Santa Fe, NM) - Advanced Seminar Organizer
  • 1998 American Anthropological Association- Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology
  • 1998 Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research ($15,000)
  • 1997 Howard Foundation Fellowship (1 year paid leave for writeup of Hacinebi excavations)
  • 1997-99 National Endowment for the Humanities Research Grant (3 year grant) - $ 103,388
  • 1997 National Geographic Society Research Grant - $19,950
  • 1997 Northwestern University Faculty Research Grant - $4900
  • 1997 Northwestern University College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 1996 Northwestern University Alumnae Grant
  • 1995-6 National Science Foundation Research Grant (Archaeology- 2 year grant) - $156,051
  • 1994 School of American Research ( Santa Fe, NM) - Resident Scholar
  • 1994 National Endowment for the Humanities Research Grant - $ 65,161
  • 1994 National Geographic Society Research Grant - $19,900
  • 1993 National Geographic Society Research Grant - $18,950
  • 1993 Metropolitan Museum of Art - De Groot Fund - $2500
  • 1993 University Research Grant (Northwestern University) - $4800
  • 1992 National Endowment for the Humanities Research Grant - $96,371
  • 1992 National Geographic Society Research Grant - $9700
  • 1991 Northwestern University Alumnae Grant (with Prof. James Brown)
  • 1990 Friends of ARIT (American Research Institute in Turkey) Grant
  • 1990 University Research Grant (Northwestern University) - $ 1,320
  • 1988 Smithsonian Institution Postdoctoral Fellowship.
  • 1988 Wenner-Gren Postdoctoral Fellowship (extended through Jan. 1992).
  • 1986 Sorenson Field Fellowship ( Turkey). University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.
  • 1985 American Schools of Oriental Research (E.B.R.) Summer Research Grant.
  • 1984-88 MASCA Research Fellowship. University Museum, University of Pennsylvania.
  • 1982-83 Fulbright-IIE Scholarship ( Turkey).
  • 1982-83 University of Pennsylvania Dean's Fellowship.
  • 1980 University of Pennsylvania Anthropology Department Travel Grant.
  • 1978-82 National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FIELDWORK

  • 2002 Director of University of Chicago Oriental Institute Hacinebi Archaeological Project, Turkey (Study season).
  • 1999 Director of Northwestern University Hacinebi Archaeological Project, Turkey (Study season).
  • 1998 Director of Northwestern University Hacinebi Archaeological Project, Turkey (Study season).
  • 1997 Director of Northwestern University Excavations at Hacinebi Tepe, Turkey.
  • 1996 Director of Northwestern University Excavations at Hacinebi Tepe, Turkey.
  • 1995 Director of Northwestern University Excavations at Hacinebi Tepe, Turkey.
  • 1994 Co-Director of Northwestern University- Şanlıurfa Museum Excavations at Hacinebi, Turkey.
  • 1993 Co-Director of Northwestern University- Şanlıurfa Museum Excavations at Hacinebi, Turkey.
  • 1992 Co-Director of Northwestern University- Şanlıurfa Museum Excavations at Hacinebi, Turkey.
  • 1989 Field Director of Regional Survey Program as part of the University of Chicago Oriental Institute Tishreen Dam Archaeological Salvage Project, Syria.
  • 1987 Associate Director, Yale University Excavations at Tell Leilan, Syria.
  • 1985 Archaeologist, Yale University Excavations at Tell Leilan, Syria.
  • 1984 Archaeologist, Bryn Mawr College-University of North Carolina Excavations at Gritille, Turkey.
  • 1983 Archaeologist, University of Chicago Oriental Institute Excavations at Kurban Höyük, Turkey.
  • 1983 Archaeologist, Bryn Mawr College-University of North Carolina Excavations at Gritille, Turkey.
  • 1982 Archaeologist, Bryn Mawr College-University of North Carolina Excavations at Gritille, Turkey.
  • 1982 Archaeologist, University of Chicago Oriental Institute Excavations at Kurban Höyük, Turkey.
  • 1981 Archaeologist, Bryn Mawr College-University of North Carolina Excavations at Gritille, Turkey.
  • 1981 Archaeological Assistant II, Arizona State Museum Salt-Gila Aqueduct Project.
  • 1980-81 Supervisory Archaeologist, Zuni Archaeology Program.
  • 1980 Excavator, University of Michigan Excavations at the Henderson site, Roswell, New Mexico.

WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT/PUBLICATION

(2001) Hacınebi Archaeological Excavations Website:
http://faculty-web.at.northwestern.edu/anthropology/stein/

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

  • 1999 Gil Stein: Rethinking World Systems : Diasporas, Colonies, and Interaction in Uruk Mesopotamia. University of Arizona Press, Tucson (AZ).

Edited Volumes:

  • 2005 Gil Stein (ed.) The Archaeology of Colonial Encounters. Santa Fe, SAR Press. Download - Introduction
  • 1999 Gil Stein (ed.): “The Uruk Expansion: Northern Perspectives from Hacınebi, Hassek Höyük, and Gawra” (thematic issue) Paléorient 25 (1) (Paris, CNRS).
  • 1994 Gil Stein and Mitchell Rothman (eds ) Chiefdoms and Early States in the Near East: The Organizational Dynamics of Complexity Madison, Prehistory Press.

Journal Articles, Book Chapters, and Reviews:

  • In review (Gil J. Stein) “Food Preparation, Social Context, and Ethnicity in a Prehistoric Mesopotamian Colony” in Archaeological Studies of Cooking and Food Preparation, edited by Sarah R. Graff and Enrique Rodriguez-Alegria. Submitted to the American Anthropological Association, for the series Publications of the Archaeology Section of the AAA.
  • 2006 (Gil J. Stein and Rana Ozbal) “A tale of Two Oikumenai: Variation in the Expansionary Dynamics of ‘Ubaid and Uruk Mesopotamia”. Pp 356-370 in: Elizabeth C. Stone, ed. Settlement andSociety: Ecology, urbanism, trade and technology in Mesopotamia and Beyond (Robert McC. Adams Festschrift). Los Angeles, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology. Download
  • 2005 (Gil J. Stein) “’Invisible’ Social Sectors in Early Mesopotamian State Societies”. Pp 121-148 In V. Scarborough (ed.) A Catlyst for ideas: Anthropological Acrhaeology and the Legacy of Douglas W. Schwartz. Santa Fe, SAR Press.
  • 2005 (Gil J. Stein) “Introduction. The Comparative Archaeology of Colonial Encounters.” Pp. 3-32 in G. Stein (ed.) The Archaeology of Colonial Encounters. Santa Fe, SAR Press.
  • 2005 (Gil J. Stein) “The Political Economy of Mesopotamian Colonial Encounters” Pp. 143-172 in G. Stein (ed.) The Archaeology of Colonial Encounters. Santa Fe, SAR Press.
  • 2004 (Gil J. Stein) “Structural Parameters and Socio-Cultural Factors in the Economic Organization of North Mesopotamian Urbanism in the Third Millennium BC.” Pp 61-78 in: G. Feinman and Linda Nicholas (eds.) Archaeological Perspectives on Political Economies. Salt Lake City, University of Utah Press.
  • 2003 (Gil J. Stein and Patricia Wattenmaker) Settlement trends and the Emergence of Social Complexity in the Leilan region of the Habur Plains ( Syria) from the Fourth to the Third Millennium BC”. Pp 361-386 in Elena Rova and Harvey Weiss (eds.) The Origins of North Mesopotamian Civilization: Ninevite 5 Chronology, Economy, Society. Brepols, Subartu IX.
  • 2002 (Gil J. Stein) “From Passive Periphery to Active Agents: Emerging Perspectives in the Archaeology of Inter-Regional interaction” (AAA Archaeology Division Distinguished Lecture in Archaeology) American Anthropologist 104:903-916.
  • 2002 (Gil J. Stein) “Colonies without Colonialism: A Trade Diaspora Model of 4th Millennium BC Mesopotamian Enclaves in Anatolia”. Pp 26-64. In: C. Lyons and J. Papadopoulos (eds.) The Archaeology of Colonialism, J. Paul Getty Museum Publications, Los Angeles.
  • 2002 (Gil J. Stein) “The Uruk Expansion in Anatolia: A Mesopotamian Colony and Its Indigenous Host Community at Hacınebi, Turkey”. Pp 149-171 in J.N.Postgate (ed.) Artefacts of Complexity: Tracking the Uruk in the Near East. British School of Archaeology in Iraq. Iraq Archaeological Reports 5, Warminster ( UK) Aris and Phillips.
  • 2001 (Gil J. Stein) “ Indigenous Social Complexity at Hacınebi (Turkey) and the Organization of Colonial Contact in the Uruk Expansion” pp. 265-305 in Mitchell Rothman (ed .) Uruk Mesopotamia and Its Neighbors: Cross-cultural Interactions in the Era of State Formation.. SAR Press, Santa Fe.
  • 2001 (Gil J. Stein) “Who was King? Who was Not King? : Social Group Composition in a Heterogeneous Model of Mesopotamian Society”. In: Jonathan Haas (ed.) From Leaders to Rulers. Pp 205-231. NY, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • 2001 (Gil J. Stein) “Comments on: Shereen Ratnagar: “The Bronze Age: Unique Instance of a Preindustrial World System?” Current Anthropology 42 (3):372-373.
  • 2001 (Gil J. Stein) “ Understanding Ancient State Societies in The Old World” in: T.Douglas Price and Gary Feinman (eds.) Archaeology at the Millennium. pp 353-379. NY, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Press.
  • 1999 (Gil J. Stein) “Material Culture and Social Identity: The Evidence for a 4th Millennium BC Mesopotamian Uruk Colony at Hacinebi, Turkey”. Paléorient 25: 11-22.
  • 1999 (Gil J. Stein and Christopher Edens) “Hacinebi and the Uruk Expansion: Additional Comments”. Paléorient 25: 167-171.
  • 1999 (Mark Schwartz, David Hollander, and Gil J. Stein) “Reconstructing Mesopotamian Exchange Networks in the 4th Millennium BC: Geochemical and Archaeological Analyses of Bitumen Artifacts from Hacınebi Tepe, Turkey”. Paléorient 25:67-82.
  • 1999 (Gil Stein) “1997 Excavations at Hacınebi” XIX Kazı Sonuçlar Toplantısı. pp. 183-203. Ankara, Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture, General Directorate of Monuments and Museums.
  • 1999 (Gil Stein) “Rethinking World Systems: Power, Distance, and Diasporas in the Dynamics of Inter-regional Interaction. In P. Nicholas Kardulias (ed.) World Systems Theory in Practice: Leadership, Production, and Exchange . pp 153-177. Lanham (MD), Rowman and Littlefield.
  • 1999 (Gil J. Stein) “Review of Amelie Kuhrt: The Ancient Near East c. 3000-330 BC ”. American Antiquity 64: 188-189.
  • 1998 (Gil Stein) Chapter 5: “Medieval Pastoral Production Systems at Gritille”. In: Scott Redford (ed.) The Archaeology of the Frontier in the Medieval Near East: Excavations at Gritille, Turkey. pp 181-209. University Museum Publication for the Archaeological Institute of America. AIA Monograph New Series number 3. Philadelphia.
  • 1998 (Gil Stein) Chapter 7: “Medieval Regional Settlement Organization in the Gritille Hinterlands” In: Scott Redford (ed.) The Archaeology of the Frontier in the Medieval Near East: Excavations at Gritille, Turkey. pp 253-268. University Museum Publication for the Archaeological Institute of America. AIA Monograph New Series number 3. Philadelphia.
  • 1998 (Gil Stein) “1996 Excavations at Hacınebi Tepe” XIX Kazı Sonuçlar Toplantısı. pp. 179-207. Ankara, Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture, General Directorate of Monuments and Museums.
  • 1998 (Gil Stein) “Heterogeneity, Power, and Political Economy: Some Current Research Issues in the Archaeology of Old World Complex Societies” Journal of Archaeological Research 6:1-44.
  • 1998 (Gil Stein) “World Systems Theory and Alternative Modes of Interaction in the Archaeology of Culture Contact”. In James Cusick (ed .) Studies in Culture Contact: Interaction, Culture Change, and Archaeology. pp. 220-255. Carbondale, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Center for Archaeological Investigations.
  • 1998 (Gil Stein, Christopher Edens, Julie Pearce Edens, Kenneth Boden, Nicola Laneri, Hadi Özbal, Bryan Earl, Mieke Adriaens, and Holly Pittman. “Southeast Anatolia Before The Uruk Expansion: Preliminary Report On The 1997 Excavations At Hacinebi, Turkey.” Anatolica 24: 143-193.
  • 1997 (Gil Stein) “Review of T.J. Wilkinson and D.J. Tucker: Settlement Development in the North Jazira, Iraq: A Study of the Archaeological Landscape. In: American Journal of Archaeology 101:779-780.
  • 1997 (Gil Stein) 1995 Excavations at Hacınebi Tepe. XVIII Kazı Sonuçlar Toplantısı. pp. 93-120. Ankara, Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture, General Directorate of Monuments and Museums.
  • 1997 (G. J. Stein, K. Boden, C.M. Edens, J. P. Edens, K. Keith, A. McMahon, and H. Özbal) “Excavations at Hacınebi, Turkey - 1996: Preliminary Report” Anatolica 23:111-171.
  • 1996a (Gil J. Stein, Christopher Edens, Naomi Miller, Hadi Özbal, Julie Pearce, and Holly Pittman) Hacinebi, Turkey: Preliminary Report On The 1995 Excavations” Anatolica 22:85-128.
  • 1996b (Gil Stein) “Producers, Patrons, and Prestige: Craft Specialists and Emergent Elites in Mesopotamia from 5500-3100 BC. In Craft Specialization and Social Evolution, ed. Bernard Wailes. pp. 25-38. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Museum, University Museum Monograph 93.
  • 1996c (Gil Stein and Adnan Mısır) 1994 Excavations at Hacınebi Tepe. pp 109-128 in XVII Kazı Sonuçlar Toplantısı. Ankara, Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture, General Directorate of Monuments and Museums.
  • 1996d (Gil Stein, Reinhard Bernbeck, Cheryl Coursey, Augusta McMahon, Naomi Miller, Adnan Mısır, Jeffrey Nicola, Holly Pittman, Susan Pollock, and Henry Wright) “Uruk Colonies and Anatolian Communities: An Interim Report on the 1992-3 Excavations at Hacınebi, Turkey”. American Journal of Archaeology 100:205-260.
  • 1995 (Gil Stein and Adnan Mısır) Hacinebi Excavations, 1993. XVI Kazı Sonuçlar Toplantısı. pp 121-140. Ankara, Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture, General Directorate of Monuments and Museums.
  • 1994-a (Gil Stein and Adnan Mısır) Hacinebi Excavations, 1992. XV Kazı Sonuçlar Toplantısı. pp 131-152. Ankara, Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture, General Directorate of Monuments and Museums.
  • 1994-a (Gil Stein and Adnan Mısır) Mesopotamian-Anatolian Interaction at Hacinebi, Turkey: Preliminary Report on the 1992 Excavations. Anatolica 20:145-189.
  • 1994-b (Gil Stein)"Introduction Part II: The Organizational Dynamics of Complexity in Greater Mesopotamia". In Chiefdoms and Early States in the Near East: The Organizational Dynamics of Complexity, edited by Gil Stein and Mitchell Rothman. pp 11-22. Madison, (WI), Prehistory Press, Monographs in World Prehistory 18.
  • 1994-c (Gil Stein) "Economy, Ritual, and Power in Ubaid Mesopotamia". In Chiefdoms and Early States in the Near East: The Organizational Dynamics of Complexity, edited by Gil Stein and Mitchell Rothman. Madison (WI), pp 35-46. Prehistory Press, Monographs in World Prehistory 18.
  • 1994-d (Gil Stein)"Segmentary States and Organizational Variation in Early Complex Societies: A Rural Perspective. in: Archaeological Views from the Countryside: Village Communities in Early Complex Societies, edited by Glenn M. Schwartz and Steven E. Falconer, (eds.). pp 10-18. Smithsonian Series in Anthropological Inquiry. Washington DC, Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • 1993-a (Gil Stein) Review of M. Zeder, Feeding Cities: Specialized Animal Economy in the Ancient Near East. American Anthropologist 95 (1):200-201.
  • 1993-b (Gil Stein and M. James Blackman) "The Organizational Context of Specialized Craft Production in Early Mesopotamian States” Research in Economic Anthropology 14: 29-59.
  • 1993-c (M.J Blackman, G.J. Stein, and P. Vandiver)The Standardization Hypothesis and Ceramic Mass Production: Technological, Compositional, and Metric Indices of Craft Specialization at Tell Leilan, Syria. American Antiquity 58 (1):60-80.
  • 1992 (Gil Stein) "Archaeological Survey at Sürük Mevkii, A Ceramic Neolithic Site in the Euphrates River Valley, Southeast Turkey. Anatolica XVIII: 19-32.
  • 1990-a (Gil Stein) "Comments on G. Algaze: 'The Uruk Expansion: Cross Cultural Exchange in Early Mesopotamian Civilization'" Current Anthropology 31 (1):66-67.
  • 1990-b (Gil Stein) "Operation 4: The City Wall". pp 547-555 in Weiss, H.; P. Akkermans, D. Parayre, G. Stein, and R. Whiting: "Excavations at Tell Leilan, 1985 " American Journal of Archaeology 94:529- 581.
  • 1990-c (Gil Stein)"Strategies of Risk Reduction in Herding and Hunting Systems of Neolithic Southeast Anatolia." In P. Crabtree, D. Campana, and K. Ryan (eds.) Animal Domestication and Its Cultural Context. pp 87-97. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, University Museum, MASCA Research Papers in Science and Archaeology.
  • 1990 (Gil Stein and Patricia Wattenmaker) "The 1987 Tell Leilan Regional Survey: Preliminary Report. In N. Miller (ed .) Economy and Settlement in the Near East. Analyses of Ancient Sites and Materials. MASCA Research Papers in Science and Archaeology 7 (supplement): pp. 8-18. Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, University Museum.
  • 1989 (Patricia Wattenmaker, and Gil Stein) "Leilan 1987 Survey: Uruk Summary" in "Out of the Heartland: The Evolution of Complexity in Peripheral Mesopotamia During the Uruk Period, Workshop Summary"edited by Mitchell Rothman. Paleorient 15/1:283-284.
  • 1987 (Gil Stein) "Regional Economic Integration in Early State Societies: Third Millennium B.C. Pastoral Production at Gritille, Southeast Turkey" Paleorient 13 (2):101-111.
  • 1986-a (Gil Stein) "Herding Strategies at Neolithic Gritille: The Use of Animal Bone Remains to Reconstruct Ancient Economic Systems" Expedition 28 (2): 35-42.
  • 1986-b (Gil Stein) "Village Level Pastoral Production: Faunal Remains From Gritille Höyük, Southeast Turkey" MASCA Journal 4(1): 2-11.
  • 1986 (Patricia Wattenmaker and Gil Stein) "Early Pastoral Production in Southeast Anatolia: Faunal Remains From Kurban Höyük and Gritille Höyük" Anatolica 13:90-96.
  • 1983 (Gil Stein)"Site NM:12:U2:62" in Roger Anyon, Susan Collins, and Kathryn Bennett (eds.) Archaeological Investigations Between Manuelito Canyon and Whitewater Arroyo, Northwest New Mexico, Volume I , Zuni, New Mexico, Zuni Archaeology Program Report no. 185, pp. 151-181.
  • 1983 (Susan Collins and Gil Stein) "Lithics: Chipped and Ground Stone" in Roger Anyon, Susan Collins, and Kathryn Bennett (eds.) Archaeological Investigations Between Manuelito Canyon and Whitewater Arroyo, Volume II. Zuni, New Mexico, Zuni Archaeology Program Report no. 185, pp 515-540.

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  • 2006 (Gil Stein) “Politicalk Economy and Social Change in Models of Ancient Culture Contact”. Invited Keynote address at the conference: “Interaction and Transformations: Studying Long Distance Exchange and Interaction During the Bronze Age”. December 2, 2006, Copenhagen ( Denmark).
  • 2006 (Gil Stein) “Horizon Styles, Ideal Types, and Cultural Identities: Modeling Regional Variation in the Ubaid World”. Invited Keynote address - International Conference on the Ubaid Period, University of Durham, Durham (U.K.) April 20, 2006
  • 2006 (Gil Stein) "Social Identity, Daily Practice and Material Culture in an Ancient Colonial Encounter: Mesopotamians at Hacinebi Turkey, 3700 BC." Munro lecture, University of Edinburgh , April 18, 2006
  • 2006 (Gil Stein) “Colonies without Colonialism? A Mesopotamian Trading Enclave at Hacinebi ( Turkey) ca, 3700 BC)” Inaugural Carolina Lecture in Archaeology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,(NC), March 21, 2006.
  • 2005 (Gil Stein) “The (Archaeological) Joy of Cooking: Food Preparation, Social Context, and Ethnicity in a Prehistoric Mesopotamian Colony”Society for American Archgaeology Annual Meeting – Salt lake City - 3/31/2005
  • 2001 (Gil Stein and Rana Özbal) “A Tale of Two Oikumenai: Variation In The Expansionary Dynamics of Ubaid and Uruk Mesopotamia”. Paper presented at the 100th annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Washington, DC, December 1, 2001.
  • 2001 (Gil J. Stein) “Structural Parameters and Socio-Cultural Factors in the Economic Organization of North Mesopotamian Urbanism in the Third Millennium BC. Invited paper presented at the conference: “The Economies of Ancient Chiefdoms and States (Snowbird , Utah, Oct. 20, 2001)
  • 2001 (Gil J. Stein) “Discussant’s Comments: In – “Developmental Periodicities and their Determinants in Ancient Southwest Asia” PANEL: Analyzing Early International Systems: Southwest Asia and Egypt” International Studies Association Meeting, Chicago, Feb. 24, 2001.
  • 2000 (Gil J. Stein) Discussant’s Comments. in “Evolutionary Theory in Archaeology at the Millennium (Mitchell Rothman and Gary Feinman - organizers). Society For American Archaeology Annual Meeting. Philadelphia April 8, 2000.
  • 2000 (Gil J. Stein) "Mesopotamian Colonial Strategies and the Political Economy of Interregional Interaction". School of American Research Advanced Seminar "The Archaeology of Colonization in Cross-Cultural Perspective" (Gil Stein - Organizer). Santa Fe, NM; March 21, 2000.
  • 1999 (Gil J. Stein) “End-Runs” in the Leadership Game: Shifting Strategies of Finance and Rule in Mesopotamian State Emergence. Society For American Archaeology Annual Meeting. Cicago, March 27, 1999.
  • 1999 (Gil J. Stein) Colonies Without Colonialism: A Trade Diaspora Model of Prehistoric Mesopotamian Enclaves in Anatolia. 4th World Archaeological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, January 10, 1999
  • 1998 (Gil J. Stein) Diasporas, Colonies, and World Systems: Rethinking the Archaeology of Interregional Interaction. Distinguished Lecture, Archaeology Division, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, December 4, 1998.
  • 1998 (Gil J. Stein) “The Uruk Expansion in Anatolia: A Mesopotamian Colony and its Indigenous Host Community at Hacinebi, Turkey”. Presented at the conference: “Artefacts of Complexity: Tracking the Uruk in the Near East”. University of Manchester. Manchester, ( UK) - November 7 , 1998.
  • 1998 (Gil J. Stein) “1997 Excavations at Hacınebi”. Invited paper presented at the XX Annual Conference on Excavations, Surveys, and Archaeometry, Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture, General Directorate of Monuments and Museums, Tarsus, May 26, 1998.
  • 1998 (Mark Schwartz, David Hollander, Ben van Mooy, and Gil J. Stein) “Reconstructing 4th Millennium BC Mesopotamian Trade Routes: The Novel Application of Stable Isotope and Organic Geochemical Analyses to Archaeological Studies”. Great Lakes and Midwest Organic Geochemistry Conference, Michigan State University, May 2, 1998.
  • 1998 (Gil J. Stein) “Material Culture and Social Identity: The Evidence for a 4th Millennium BC Mesopotamian Colony at Hacinebi, Turkey.” Society For American Archaeology Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, March 26, 1998.
  • 1998 (Gil J. Stein) “Discussant’s Comments: Socioeconomic Variability in Pre-State Near eastern Villages”. Society For American Archaeology Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, March 26, 1998.
  • 1998 (Gil J. Stein) “Uruk Expansion and Interaction with Indigenous Complex Societies of Southeast Anatolia - Evidence from Hacınebi, Turkey”. School of American Research Advanced Seminar - March 2, 1998, Santa Fe, NM.
  • 1997 (Gil J. Stein) “The Uruk Expansion: Mesopotamian Urbanism and Colonialism in the Fourth Millennium BC”. Paper presented at the Archaeological Institute of America 99th Annual Meeting, Dec. 28, 1997.
  • 1997 (Gil J. Stein) “Encapsulated Identities: Domains of Interaction Between a Mesopotamian tarde Diaspora and its Anatolian Host Community”. paper presented at the session “Globalization and Indigenous Identity in Early Expansionary States” (Archaeology Section- Invited session), American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Friday Nov. 21, 1997.
  • 1997 (Gil J. Stein) Who Was King? Who was NOT King?”: Social Group Composition in a Heterogeneous Model of Early Mesopotamian State Societies. Invited paper presented at the Field Museum of Natural History Conference “Leaders to Rulers: The Development of Political Centralization”. Oct. 16, 1997
  • 1997 (Gil J. Stein) “Mesopotamian Metizaje: Interaction, Identity, and Gender in a 4th Millennium BC Uruk Colony”. Society for American Achaeology Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, April 4, 1997.
  • 1996 (Gil J. Stein) “1995 Excavations at Hacınebi Tepe”. Invited paper presented at the XVIII Annual Conference on Excavations, Surveys, and Archaeometry, Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture, General Directorate of Monuments and Museums, Ankara, May 27, 1996.
  • 1995 Rethinking World Systems: Power, Distance, and Diasporas in the Dynamics of Interregional Interaction”. Presented at the invited session: “Leadership, Production, and Exchange: Global Applications of World Systems Theory” - American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Nov. 16, 1995.
  • 1995 (Gil J. Stein) “Discussant’s Comments: Theoretical and Methodological Issues in the Archaeological Study of Ethnicity”. Presented at the session: “The Archaeology of Ethnicity”, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Nov. 16, 1995.
  • 1995 (Gil J. Stein and Adnan Mısır) “1994 Excavations at Hacınebi Tepe”. Invited paper presented at the XVII Annual Conference on Excavations, Surveys, and Archaeometry, Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture, General Directorate of Monuments and Museums, Ankara, May 29, 1995.
  • 1995 (Gil J. Stein) “Discussant’s Comments: Ceramic Production in the Ancient Near East: Investigations of Production Context, Scale, Organization, and their Implications” Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, MN, May 3, 1995
  • 1995 (Gil J. Stein) “World Systems Theory and Alternative Modes of Interaction in the Archaeology of Culture Contact”. Presented at: ‘Studies in Culture Contact: Interaction, Culture Change, and Archaeology’. Twelfth Annual Visiting Scholars Conference, Center for Archaeological Investigations, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. April 1, 1995
  • 1994 (Gil J. Stein) “Ethnicity, Exchange, and Emulation: Mesopotamian-Anatolian Interaction at Hacinebi, Turkey”. Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA
  • 1993 (Gil J. Stein) “Power and Distance in the Uruk Mesopotamian Colonial System”. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
  • 1993 (Gil J. Stein and Adnan Mısır) “1992 Excavations at Hacinebi Tepe”. Invited paper presented at the 15th International Symposium of Excavations, Surveys, and Archaeometry. Ankara, Turkey.
  • 1992 (Gil J. Stein) The Institutional Context of Specialized Craft Production in Mesopotamia. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
  • 1992 (Gil J. Stein) Herding Strategies and Group Mobility in the Near East: Ethnographic and Archaeological Perspectives. Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 1991 (Stein, Gil and M.J. Blackman) Polities and Potters: Compositional and Metric Evidence for the Organization of Specialized Ceramic Production in Early Complex Societies. American Anthropological Association 90th Annual Meeting, Chicago.
  • 1991 (Gil J. Stein) Imported Ideologies and Local identities: A Comparison of North and South Mesopotamia in the Sixth-Fifth Millennia BC. Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting, New Orleans.
  • 1990 (Gil J. Stein) Economic Spheres and Political Structures in Early North Mesopotamian States.American Anthropological Association 89th Annual Meeting, New Orleans.
  • 1990 (Gil J. Stein) Hunting, Herding, and Risk Reduction in Neolithic Southeast Anatolia. Paper presented at the International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) Sixth International Conference, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
  • 1990 (Gil J. Stein) "Don't Get Around Much Anymore": Effects of Sedentism on Neolithic Animal Economies in the Near East. SAA 55th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 1989 (Gil J. Stein) "Rites, Riches, and Rulers: Economic Differentiation and Ceremonial Elaboration in Pre-State Societies of Mesopotamia". Presented in the session "Pre- and Early State Societal Formations in the Near East" (co-organizers: Gil Stein and Mitchell Rothman). American Anthropological Association 88th Annual Meeting, November 16, 1989. Washington, D.C.
  • 1989 (Gil J. Stein) "Segmentary States and Organizational Variation in Early Complex Societies: A Rural Perspective". Society for American Archaeology 54th Annual Meeting.
  • 1988 (Stein, Gil and Patricia Wattenmaker) "Settlement Trends and the Emergence of Social Complexity on the Habur Plains ( Syria) from the Fourth to the Third Millennium B.C." Invited participant paper presented at "The Origins of North Mesopotamian Civilization: Ninevite 5 Chronology, Economy, Society", Yale University, New Haven, CT.
  • 1988 (Stein, Gil and Patricia Wattenmaker) "The 1987 Tell Leilan Regional Survey". 35th Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Philadelphia.
  • 1986 (Gil J. Stein) "Regional Economic Integration and Pastoral Production in Early Complex Societies: Faunal Remains from Gritille Höyük, Southeast Turkey". American Anthropological Association Annual Meetings. Philadelphia.
  • 1986 (Gil J. Stein) "Preliminary Report on Faunal Remains From the Aceramic Neolithic Levels of Gritille Höyük. Round Table Conference on the Aceramic Neolithic of Southeast Turkey. Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 1984 (Stein, Gil and Patricia Wattenmaker) "An Archaeological Study of Pastoral Production in the Karababa Basin of the Turkish Lower Euphrates Valley". American Schools of Oriental Research, Annual Meetings, Chicago.

 PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • American Anthropological Association (AAA)
  • Society for American Archaeology (SAA)
  • Archaeological Institute Of America (AIA)