Gil Stein

Gil Stein
Rowe Professor in Ancient Near Eastern Studies
ISAC 237
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1988
Teaching at UChicago since 2002

Academic Bio

Gil Stein is Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology in NELC and at the Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures. He also serves as Director of the Chicago Center for Cultural Heritage Preservation. His research investigates the development of the earliest urbanized states in the Near East, ancient economies, the archaeology of colonialism, inter-regional interaction, zooarchaeology, and the preservation of cultural heritage. He has directed excavations in Turkey, Syria, and is currently digging at the 5th-4th millennium BC Chalcolithic site of Surezha in Northeast Iraq. He also conducts cultural heritage preservation projects in Afghanistan and Central Asia (Uzbekistan).

Selected Publications

Recent & Regularly Taught Courses

  • NEAA 20070/30070 The Archaeology of Afghanistan
  • NEAA 20035/30035 Zooarchaeology
Affiliated Departments and Centers: Institute for the Study of Ancient Cultures
Subject Area: Near Eastern Art and Archaeology