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Professor Dan Potts Invited as a Consulting Editor for the Encyclopaedia Iranica

By Maggie Pavao
11/29/2017

Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and History Dan Potts was invited to be a consulting editor for the Encyclopaedia Iranica based at Columbia University. The consulting editors of the Encyclopaedia Iranica consist of a group of 38 noted scholars from major international academic institutions where various fields of Iranian Studies are taught and researched. These scholars advise the Editor on the choice of entries and authors, and on general policy relating to their area of expertise.

Daniel T. Potts is Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and History at NYU. D.T. Potts received his AB (1975) and PhD (1980) in Anthropology from Harvard, specializing in Near Eastern archaeology. He taught previously at the Freie Universität Berlin (1981-86), the University of Copenhagen (1980-81, 1986-1991) and the University of Sydney (1991-2012) where he held the Edwin Cuthbert Hall Chair of Middle Eastern Archaeology. His main areas of interest are Iran, Mesopotamia and the Persian Gulf and as a field archaeologist he has conducted excavations in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. The founding editor-in-chief of the journal Arabian Archaeology & Epigraphy, he is a Corresonding Member of the German Archaeological Institute and ISMEO (Associazione Internazionale di Studi sul Mediterraneo e l'Oriente). His books include Nomadism in Iran: From antiquity to the modern era (2014), In the Land of the Emirates: The archaeology and history of the UAE (2012); Mesopotamia, Iran and Arabia from the Seleucids to the Sasanians (2010); Excavations at Tepe Yahya1967-1975: The third millennium (2001); Ancient Magan: The secrets of Tell Abraq (2001); The Archaeology of Elam (1999, second revised edition 2016); Mesopotamian Civilization: The material foundations(1997); Supplement to the Pre-Islamic Coinage of Eastern Arabia (1994); Further excavations at Tell Abraq: The 1990 season (1991); The Pre-Islamic Coinage of Eastern Arabia (1991); A prehistoric mound in the Emirate of Umm al-Qaiwain: Excavations at Tell Abraq in 1989 (1990); The Arabian Gulf in Antiquity (1990); and Miscellanea Hasaitica (1989). He is the editor of the two volume Blackwell Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (2012) and the Oxford Handbook of Iranian Archaeology (2013).