The extensive literature on the Neolithic is principally found in reports and technical articles. A synthesis and interpretation is provided by The Archaeology of Western Iran (Hole, 1987a; Hole, 1987b), while "The Chronology of Iran ca. 8000-2000 B.C." (Voigt and Dyson) offers a region-by-region review of the chronology of Iranian prehistory. Both publications have extensive bibliographies. Site reports about Iran and adjacent regions that have subsequently appeared are: Alizadeh, 1996; 2003; Harris et al., Gosden, and Charles; K¨aliliya@n; Kozlowski, 1998; Pullar; Rosenberg and Davis; Sarianidi; and Watkins, Baird, and Betts. Works on the origins and spread of agriculture and animal domestication include: Abdi; Bernbeck; Harris and Gosden; Hole, 1998; Kozlowski, Gopher, and Korobkova; Redding and Rosenberg; Rosenberg et al.; Zeder; and Zeder and Hesse.
Kamyar Abdi, "The Early Development of Pastoralism in the Central Zagros Mountains," Journal of World Prehistory 17, 2003, pp. 395-447. Abbas Alizadeh, "Excavations at Chogha Bonut, an Aceramic Neolithic Site in Lowland Susiana, Southwestern Iran," Neo-Lithics, 1997, no. 1, pp. 6-8. Idem, Excavations at the Prehistoric Mound of Chogha Bonut, Khuzestan, Iran, Seasons 1976/77, 1977/78, and 1996, Oriental Institute publications 120, Chicago, 2003. Abbas Alizadeh, Pinhas Delougaz, and Helene J. Kantor, eds. Chogha Mish, I: The First Five Seasons of Excavations, Oriental Institute publications 101, Chicago, 1996. Richard B. Alley, "The Younger Dryas Cold Interval as Viewed from Central Greenland," Quaternary Science Reviews 19, 2000, pp. 213-26. Reinhard Bernbeck, "Migratory Patterns in Early Nomadism: A Reconsideration of Tepe Tula'i," Pale‚orient 18, 1992, pp. 77-88. Idem, "Lasting Alliances and Emerging Competition: Economic Developments in Early Mesopotamia," Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 14, 1995, pp. 1-25. Idem, "Forschungsperspektiven für das Iranische Neolithikum," Archäologische Miteilungen aus Iran und Turan 33, 2001, pp. 1-18. Robert J. Braidwood and Bruce Howe, eds., Prehistoric Investigations in Iraqi Kurdistan, Studies in ancient oriental civilization 31, Chicago, 1960. Vivian Broman Morales, Figurines and Other Clay Objects from Sarab and Çayönü, Oriental Institute communications 25, Chicago, 1990. Ian A. Brookes, Robin W. Dennell, and Louis D. Levine, "Alluvial Sequence in Central West Iran and Implications for Archaeological Survey," Journal of Field Archaeology 9, 1982, pp. 285-99. Aurelie Daems, "On Prehistoric Human Figurines in Iran: Current Knowledge and Some Reflections," Iranica Antiqua 39, 2004, pp. 1-31. Louis Dupree, Prehistoric Research in Afghanistan (1959-1966), Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 62/4, Philadelphia, 1972. Namio Egami, "Excavations at Two Prehistoric Sites: Tepe Djari A and B in the Marv-Dasht Basin," in Survey of Persian Art, ed. Arthur Upham Pope, 3rd ed., 16 vols., Tehran, 1977, pp. 2936-39. Kent V. Flannery, "Skeletal and Radiocarbon Evidence for the Origins of Pig Domestication," Master's thesis, University of Chicago, 1961. Shinji Fukai, Kiyoharu Horiuchi, and Toshiu Matsutani, Marv Dasht, III: The Excavations of Tall-i Mushki, 1965, Tokyo University Iraq-Iran Archaeological Expedition 14, Tokyo, 1973. David R. Harris and Chris Gosden, "The Beginnings of Agriculture in Western Central Asia," in The Origins and Spread of Agriculture and Pastoralism in Eurasia: An Overview, ed. David R. Harris, London, 1996, pp. 370-89. David R. Harris, M. P. Charles, and Chris Gosden, "Jeitun: Recent Excavations at an Early Neolithic Site in Southern Turkmenistan," Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society 62, 1996, pp. 423-42. David R. Harris et al., "Investigating Early Agriculture in Central Asia: New Research at Jeitun, Turkmenistan," Antiquity 67, 1993, pp. 324-38. Frank Hole, "Tepe Tula'i: An Early Campsite in Khuzistan, Iran," Pale‚orient 2, 1974, pp. 219-42. Idem, Studies in the Archaeological History of the Deh Luran Plain: The Excavation of Chagha Sefid, Memoirs of the Museum of Anthropology 9, Ann Arbor, 1977. Idem, "Archaeology of the Village Period," in The Archaeology of Western Iran: Settlement and Society from Prehistory to the Islamic Conquest, ed. Frank Hole, Washington, D.C., 1987a, pp. 29-79. Idem, "Settlement and Society in the Village Period," ibid., 1987b, pp. 79-105. 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Ali-Moháammad K¨aliliya@n, "Chogha Khulaman: An Early Neolithic Site in Amira@ba@d, Mehra@n," in Ba@sta@næena@si o honar-e Ira@n: 32 maqa@la dar bozorgda@æt-e ¿Ezzat Alla@h Nega@hba@n (Ezat O. Negahban), ed. ¿Abba@s Aliza@da et al., Tehran, 1999, pp. 36-45 (in Persian, English summary, p. 222). Michael J. Kirkby, "Land and Water Resources of the Deh Luran and Khuzistan Plains," in Studies in the Archeological History of the Deh Luran Plain: The Excavation of Chagha Sefid, ed. Frank Hole, Memoirs of the Museum of Anthropology 9, Ann Arbor, 1977, pp. 251-88. Philip L. Kohl, L'Asie centrale des origines aà l'âge du fer, Syntheàse 14, Paris, 1984. Idem, ed., The Bronze Age Civilization of Central Asia: Recent Soviet Discoveries, New York, 1981. Stefan K. Kozlowski, "Chipped Neolithic Industries at the Eastern Wing of the Fertile Crescent," in Neolithic Chipped Stone Industries of the Fertile Crescent, ed. Hans Georg Gebel and Stefan Karol Kozlowski, Berlin, 1994a, pp. 143-71. 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