Urgeschichte und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie

Dr. Mohsen Zeidi

Education

2014

Dr. rer. nat (University of Tübingen, Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology)
Dissertation title: (The Early Holocene Human Adaptations in the Foothills of the Zagros Mountains, Western Iran)

2004

M.A. in Archaeology, University of Tehran
Thesis title: (In Persian) Settlement pattern and population fluctuation from Prehistoric to the Islamic period in the Kur River Valleys, North West of Fars province.

2001

B.A. in Archaeology, University of Tehran

Memberships

since July 2011

Gesellschaft für Urgeschichte (GFU). Museum Blaubeuren, Germany

since 2011

Society for Iranian Archaeology

Field Experience

2016

Archaeological Excavations in Langmahdhalde, southwest Germany. (Assistant director and Field director)
2015 Archaeological Excavations at Ghar-e Boof, Iran (Co-director)

2015

Archaeological Excavations in Wolftalhöhle cave, southwest Germany. (Assistant director and Field director)

2015

Archaeological Excavations in Sibudu rock shelter, South Africa. (Team member)

2014

Archaeological Excavations in Fetzershaldenhöhle cave, southwest Germany. (Assistant director and Field director)

2014

Archaeological Excavations in Sibudu rock shelter, South Africa. (Team member)

2013

Archaeological Excavations in Lindenhöhle and Fetzershaldenhöhle caves, southwest Germany. (Assistant director and Field director)

2013

Archaeological Excavations in Sibudu rock shelter, South Africa. (Team member)

2012

Archaeological Excavations in Vogelherd cave, southwest Germany. (Assistant director and Field director)

2012

Archaeological Excavations in Sibudu rock shelter, South Africa. (Team member)

2011

Archaeological Excavations in Vogelherd cave, southwest Germany. (Assistant director and Field director)

2010

Archaeological Excavation in Chogha Golan, Ilam Province, western Iran (second season)

2010

Archaeological excavations in Hohle Fels cave, southwest Germany. (Lab work Supervisor)

2010

Archaeological Excavations in Vogelherd cave, southwest Germany. (Assistant director and Field director)

2009

Archaeological Excavation in Chogha Golan: Ilam Province, western Iran (first season)

2009

Archaeological excavations in Hohle Fels cave, southwest Germany. (Lab work Supervisor)

2009

Archaeological Excavations in Vogelherd cave, southwest Germany. (Team member)

2009

Archaeological Excavations in Chia Sabz, an early Neolithic Site in the Seymareh region, Lorestan Province, Iran. (Representative of Tübingen University for two weeks in April)

2008

Paleolithic survey of Kazerun and Marvdasht regions, southern Zagros Mountains, Iran

2008

Archaeological excavations in Schöningen, north Germany. (Team member)

2008

Archaeological excavations in Hohle Fels cave, southwest Germany. (Lab work Supervisor)

2008

Archaeological excavations in Vogelherd cave, southwest Germany. (Team member)

2007

Archaeological excavations in Hohle Fels cave, southwest Germany. (Team member)

2007

Archaeological excavations in Vogelherd cave, southwest Germany. (Team member)

2007

Joint expedition of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research and CNRS of France to excavation in Garmud 2, an Upper Paleolithic site in Amol,Mazandaran province, Iran. (Iranian director)

2007

Joint expedition of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research and University of Tubingen, Germany to excavation in Boof cave, an Upper Paleolithic site in the Nurabad-e Mamasani, Fars province, Iran. (Iranian director)

2007

Archaeological survey in Fereydun shahr, Esfahan province, Iran

2007

Joint expedition of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research and University of Tsukuba, Japan to survey of Bolaghi valley and Pasargadae plain, Fars province, Iran. (Iranian director)

2006

Joint expedition of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research and Novosibirsk Institute, Russia to survey of the Paleolithic sites in the southern coasts of Caspian Sea, Iran. (Iranian director)

2006

Joint expedition of Iranian center for Archaeological Research and University of Tsukuba, Japan to excavation of TB75, a late Paleolithic and early Neolithic site in the Bolaghi valley, Fars province, Iran. (Iranian director)

2006

Joint expedition of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research and University of Tubingen, Germany to excavation in Boof cave, an Upper Paleolithic site in the Nurabad-e Mamasani, Fars province, Iran. (Iranian director)

2006

Archaeological survey in Behbahan, Khuzestan province, Iran. (Team member)

2005

Archaeological excavations in Tappeh Sialk, a Neolithic site in Esfahan province, Iran. (Area supervisor)

2005

Joint expedition of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research and University of Bochum, Germany to excavation of Old Copper Mines, Qom province, Iran. (Team member)

2005

Joint expedition of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research and University of Tubingen, Germany to survey of Stone Age sites in provinces of Esfahan, Fars and Kohgiluye va Boyerahmad, Iran. (Iranian director)

2005

Joint expedition of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research and University of Tsukuba, Japan to excavation in TB75 and TB130, two late Paleolithic and early Neolithic sites in the Bolaghi valley, Fars province, Iran. (Iranian director)

2004

Test excavation in south area of Malek Mosque, Kerman province, south Iran

2004

Archaeological Survey in Somehsara, Gilan province, Iran

2004

Joint expedition of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research and Oriental Institute of University of Chicago to excavation in Tal-e Jari A and B, two Neolithic sites in Fars province, Iran. (Area supervisor)

2004

Joint expedition of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research and Oriental Institute of University of Chicago to survey of Tappeh Beladieh and Chogha Dosar, Khuzestan province, Iran. (Surveyor)

2004

Archaeological excavation of Kultarikeh Cemetery, an Irone Age cemetery in Kurdistan Province, Iran. (Team member)

2004

Archaeological survey of Qazvin plain, Qazvine province, Iran. (Surveyor)

2003

Archaeological survey of Mehran and Dehluran, Ilam province, Iran

2003

Joint expedition of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research and University of Sydney, Australia to excavation of Tol-e Nnurabad, a Neolithic site in the Nurabad-e Mamasani, Fars province, Iran. (Area supervisor)

2003

Joint expedition of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research and University of Sydney, Australia to survey of Rostam plains, Nurabad-e Mamasani, Fars province, Iran. (Team member)

2002

Archaeological survey of Tappeh Qabrestan, Qazvin province, Iran. (Surveyor)

2002

Joint expedition of Iranian Center for Archaeological Research and Oriental Institute of University of Chicago to excavation of Bard-e Karegar and Darkhazineh, Khuzestan province, Iran. (Area supervisor)

2002

Archaeological excavation of Prehistoric sites in Mianab plain, Khuzestan province, Iran. (Team member and area supervisor)

2002

Archaeological survey of Mianab plain, Khuzestan province, Iran. (Team member)

2001

Systematic archaeological survey of Tomb-e Bot, Fars province, Iran. (Team member)

2001

Archaeological excavation of Sorkhdom-e Laki, Lorestan province, Iran. (Area supervisor)

2000

Archaeological excavation of Tappeh Ebrahimabad, Qazvin province, Iran. (Team member)

Selected Publications

Books (in English)

Books (in Farsi)

Papers (in Farsi)

Papers in Collective Volume (in Farsi)

Papers (in English)

Papers (in Deutsch)

Book review

Conference Proceedings

2012 Mohsen Zeidi, Simone Riehl, Hannes Napierela and Nicholas J. Conard. Chogha Golan: A PPN Site in the Foothills of the Zagros Mountains, Ilam Province, Iran: Report on the First Season of Excavation in 2009), In, Matthews, R.,Curtis, J. (eds.) 7ICAANE, Proceedings of the 7th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Volume 3: Fieldwork & Recent Research Posters. 7th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz Verlag, 259-276.

Poster Presentations

2016 New Results from Ghar-e Boof and their implications for the shift from the Middle to the Upper Paleolithic in the southern Zagros Mountains. M. Zeidi, K. Bretzke & N. J. Conard. In: 6th Annual ESHE Meeting, 14-18 September 2016, Madrid, Spain.

2015 Preliminary results on harvesting techniques and domestication of cereals at the Pre-Pottery Neolithic site of Chogha Golan, Iran, Alexander Weide, Doga Karakaya, Simone Riehl, Mohsen Zeidi, Nicholas J. Conard. In:

2015 Detecting heat treatment among the Aceramic Neolithic artifacts from Chogha Golan; Iran, Mojdeh Lajmiri, N.J.Conard, M.Zeidi, M. Bolus, P. Schmidt. In: 57th Annual Meeting of Hugo Obermaier –Gesellschaft für Erforschung des Eiszeitalters und der Steinzeit e. V., April 7–11, Heidenheim, Germany.

2013 Doga Karakaya, Simone Riehl, Britt M. Starkovich, Mohsen Zeidi, Nicholas Conard. Pre-Pottery Neolithic Plant Remains from Chogha Golan in Southwestern Iran. In: 16th Conference of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany, 17-21 June 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2013 Alexander Weide, Doğa Karakaya, Simone Riehl, Mohsen Zeidi, Nicholas J. Conard. Cultivation and domestication of cereals at the Pre-Pottery Neolithic site of Chogha Golan, Iran. In: 16th Conference of the International Work Group for Palaeoethnobotany, 17-21 June 2013, Thessaloniki, Greece.

2012 M. Zeidi, S. Riehl, B. Starkovich, N. J. Conard. Chogha Golan; an Aceramic Neolithic Site in the Foothills of the Zagros Mountains, Western Iran. In: 11th Annual Symposium of Iranian Archaeology, 15-18 December, Tehran, National Museum of Iran.

2009 M. Zeidi, R. Naderi and N. J. Conard.  Archaeological Survey in the Kazerun and Marvdasht Regions of Southwestern Zagros Mountains of Iran. In: 51th Hugo-Obermaier-Tagung, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Translate to Farsi

2003 M. Zeidi. Pseudo-prehistoric ceramics from southern Iran. In journal of Bastanpazhuhi, no.11

1999 M. Zeidi & M. T. Atayi. Women’s Robing in the Sasanian Era (1), Archaeognosy 4: 47-57.

1999 M. Zeidi & M. T. Atayi. Women’s Robing in the Sasanian Era (2), Archaeognosy 5 & 6: 39-47.

Oral Presentations

2016 V. C. Schmid, G. Porraz, V. Rots, C. Lentfer, M. Zeidi and N. J. Conard. Bifacial Technologies and the definition of Still Bay: New data from the basal layers of Sibudu Cave, KwaZulu-Natal. 23rd Biennal meeting of SAFA, 26 June-2 July, Toulouse, France (Presented by V.C. Schmid).

2016 Conard, N. J., Miller, C.E., Rots, V., Schmid. V.C., Will, M., Zeidi, M., Porraz, G. Cultural Stratigraphy at Sibudu and its implications for our understanding of the MSA. 23rd Biennal meeting of SAFA, 26 June-2 July, Toulouse, France (Presented by N. J. Conard).

2016 Conard, N. J. and Zeidi, M., Zanoni, A., Miller, C.E. High resolution stratigraphic observations and its formation processes at the Aceramic site of Chogha Golan, Ilam Province, Iran. 10ICAANE, 25-29 April, Vienna, Austria. (Presented by N. J. Conard).

2016 Zeidi, M. and Conard, N. J., The lithic economy reflected in chipped stone artifacts of the Aceramic Neolithic of Chogha Golan, Iran. 10ICAANE, 25-29 April, Vienna, Austria.

2015 Zeidi, M. and Conard, N.J., Ghar-e Boof, an Upper Paleolithic site in Southern Zagros, Iran. ICAR, Tehran, September 2015.

2014 Conard, N. J., V. C. Schmid, M. Zeidi and G. Porraz. 17th UISPP Congress. Burgos, Spain. September, Characterizing the stratigraphy of bifacial technology in the assemblages from the Deep Sounding at Sibudu Cave, in Kwa-Zulu Natal (Presented by N. J. Conard).

2014 Nicholas J. Conard and M. Zeidi. The record of clay objects from the aceramic Neolithic site of Chogha Golan, Ilam Province, Iran. In: 9 ICANNE. Basel, Switzerland, June 2014. (Pesented by N. J. Conard)

2013 Nicholas J. Conard, V. C. Schmid, M. Zeidi and G. Porraz. Bifacial technology at Sibudu and its implications for our understanding of the Still Bay. In: Annual meeting of the European Society for the Study of Human Evolution, Vienna, Austria, September 2013 (Presented by N. J. Conard).

2012 M. Zeidi, S. Riehl & N. J. Conard. New excavation results from Chogha Golan: a PPN site in the western Zagros region of Iran. In: 8th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, April 30-May 4, 2012 in Warsaw, Poland.

2012 M. Zeidi & N. J. Conard. The sequence of chipped stone artifacts from the PPN site of Chogha Golan, Ilam Province, western Iran. In: 7th International Conference on the Chipped and Ground Stone Industries of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic, 14-17 February, Barcelona (Presented by M. Zeidi).

2012 N. J. Conard & M. Zeidi. The ground stone tools from the PPN Site of Chogha Golan, Ilam Province, western Iran.  In: 7th International Conference on the Chipped and Ground Stone Industries of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic, 14-17 February, Barcelona (Presented by M. Zeidi).

2010 M. Zeidi. Chogha Golan: A PPN Site in the Foothills of the Zagros Mountains, Ilam Province, Iran. In Institut für Vorderasiatische Archäologie, University of Freiburg.

2007 M. Zeidi. A preliminary report on the archaeological survey in the Bolaghi valley and Pasargadae plain. In Faculty of Beautiful Arts, University of Tehran.

2007 M. Zeidi. Archaeological excavations and surveys in Fars province (2003-2006). In Middle Eastern Cultural Center, April 14th, Tokyo.

2007 M. Zeidi. Report on the last finds of archaeological excavations in the Bolaghi valley.  In Tarbiat Modarres University,Tehran.

2006 M. Zeidi. Archaeological excavation of joint expedition of Iran-Japan in the Bolaghi valley. In National Museum, Tehran.

2006 M. Zeidi.  Preliminary report of archaeological excavations in Bolaghi valley. In Hotel Homa, Shiraz.

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