- B.A. 1959 Fordham University, Anthropology.
- M.A. 1964 University of Chicago, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.
- Ph.D. 1968 University of Chicago, N. E. L. C.
II. Academic Positions
- 1968-71 Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago.
- 1969-70 Annual Professor of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Baghdad. Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Illinois at Chicago.
- 1971-72 Assistant Professor, Anthropology, University of Arizona, Tucson.
- 1972-73 Assistant Professor, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.
- 1974-80 Associate Professor, NELC and OI, Univ. of Chicago.
- 1981- Professor of Mesopotamian Archaeology, NELC./ OI, Univ. of Chicago.
- 1978-80 President, founder, American Institute for Yemeni Studies.
- 1984-88 Chairman, Council of American Overseas Research Centers.
- 1988-91 Treasurer, Council of American Overseas Research Centers.
- 1989-pres. President, American Association for Research in Baghdad
- 1991-96 President, American Institute for Yemeni Studies.
III. Research Projects:
- 1966 Archaeological Reconnaissance in the Area of Kish, Iraq.
- 1972--pres. Oriental Institute Expedition to Nippur, Iraq. Director.
- 1976-77 Saudi Arabian Surface survey, Eastern Province. Archaeologist. Member of Survey Advisory Board.
- 1978-80 University of Chicago Archaeological-Environmental Survey in the Yarim-Dhamar Region, Yemen Arab Republic. Project Director. Funded by National Geographic Society.
- 1978-79 Chicago-Copenhagen Expedition to the Hamrin Salvage
- 1994-pres. Oriental Institute Archaeological/Environmental Investigations of Terraced Agriculture in Yemen. Director. Funded by National Science Foundation Grant No. SBR-9408714.
- 1995-pres Oriental Institute Diyala Objects Publication Project. Funded by National Endowment for the Humanities, Grant No. RK-20209-95
- 1999-pres. Syrian-American Expedition to Hamoukar, Hassekeh Province. Co-Director.
- 1998-pres. Oriental Institute-Argonne Laboratory project, Modeling Ancient Settlement Systems. Funded be NSF Grant Co-PI.
IV. Selected Publications
- 1972a The City and Area of Kish. Coconut Grove, Florida. Field Research Projects.
- 1974 Irrigation's Impact on Society. Edited with T. E. Downing. Tucson, University of Arizona Press.
- 1975 Excavations at Nippur, Eleventh Season. Oriental Institute Communications No. 22. Chicago, University of Chicago Press.
- 1977 Seals and Sealing in the Ancient Near East. Edited with R. D. Biggs. Malibu, California. Undena Publications.
- 1978 Excavations at Nippur, Twelfth Season. Oriental Institute Communications No. 23. Chicago, Oriental Institute.
- 1981 Uch Tepe I. Chicago and Copenhagen, Oriental Institute and the University of Copenhagen.
- 1987 The Organization of Power: Aspects of Bureaucracy in the Ancient Near East. Edited with R. D. Biggs. Oriental Institute Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization. Chicago.
- 1990 Uch Tepe II. Chicago and Copenhagen. Oriental Institute and the Universit of Copenhagen.
- 1992 Lost Heritage: Antiquities Stolen from Iraq's Regional Museums. With Augusta McMahon. Chicago, American Association for Research in Baghdad.
- ND Parthian, Sasanian, and Islamic Remains at Nippur. With J. A. Armstrong, E. J. Keall, C. Ciuk, et al. Oriental Institute Publications.
- 1973a "Population Shift and the Rise of Mesopotamian Civilization." In C. Renfrew (ed.), The Explanation of Culture Change: Modelsin Prehistory. London, Duckworth. Pp. 447-63.
- 1974b "Violation of Fallow and Engineered Disaster in Mesopotamian Civilization." In T. E. Downing and M. Gibson (eds.), Irrigation's Impact on Society. Tucson, AZ.
- l985 "Archaeological and Environmental Surveys of Yemen." With R. D. Tindel. National Geographic Society Research Reports, 1978 Projects. Pp. 215-23.
- 1982a "The Breakdown of Ancient Desert Civilizations." In J. Barnea (ed.), Alternative Strategies for Desert Development and Management. United Nations Institute for Training and Research.New York, Pergamon Press. Pp. 1227-37.
- 1982b "A Re-evaluation of the Akkad Period in the Diyala Region on the Basis of Recent Excavations at Nippur and in the Hamrin,” American Journal of Archaeology 86: 531-38.
- 1992 "Patterns of Occupation at Nippur." In Maria deJong Ellis (ed.) Nippur at the Centennial. Philadelphia, The University Museum. Pp. 33-54.
- 1995 "Investigation of the Early Dynastic-Akkadian transition." Iraq 57: 1-40. With A. McMahon.
- 2003a "Fate of Iraqi Archaeology." Science 299: 1848-49
- 2003b "From Preventive Measures to the Fact-finding Mission." Museum International. 219/220: 108-18. (Report on UNESCO trip to Iraq May 2003)
Created: December 15, 2004