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Kamyar Abdi is an Iranian archaeologist, receiving his M.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, at University of Chicago (1997) and his Ph.D. from University of Michigan in Anthropology (2002).
Abdi was previously an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College. His research interests include sedentism, food production (agriculture and pastoralism), urbanism, state formation, and writing in ancient Near East, especially Iran. He has directed a number of archaeological projects such as surveys and excavations, excavations at Sorkh Dom Lori, Excavations at Ziviyeh.
Abdi is currently the editor of the Iranian journal of Archaeology and History. He is teaching at Department of Archaeology at the Oloom va Tahghighat University at Tehran.
Abdi, K (2001) Nationalism, Politics, and the Development of Archaeology in Iran, American Journal of Archaeology
Abdi, K., 2003 The Early Development of Pastoralism in the Central Zagros Mountains,Journal of World Prehistory, Vol. 17, No. 4: 395-448