Jason Ur

Jason Ur

Stephen Phillips Professor of Archaeology and Ethnology
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Jason Ur

Research Interests

Ancient landscapes, archaeological survey, GIS and remote sensing, early complex society and urbanism, Near East, southern Caucasus

Related Publications

2014

Urban Adaptations to Climate Change in Northern Mesopotamia, in Ancient Society and Climate, ed. Susanne Kerner, Dann, Rachael, and Bangsgaard Jensen, Pernille, 69-95. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press. Ur, Jason A. 2014. Households and the Emergence of Cities in Ancient Mesopotamia, Cambridge Archaeological Journal 24: 249-268. Publisher's Version

Smith, Michael E, Jason A Ur, and Gary Feinman. 2014. Jane Jacobs''Cities First' Model and Archaeological Reality, International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 38: 1525-1535. Abstract

Ur, Jason A, and Abdelamir Al Hamdani. 2014. أنماط الاستيطان في سومر واكد, Subartu 8: 159-188 (in Arabic).

Ur, Jason A, and Karim Alizadeh. 2014. The Sasanian Colonization of the Mughan Steppe, Ardebil Province, Northwestern Iran, Journal of Iranian Archaeology 4.

2013

Ur, Jason A. 2013. CORONA Satellite Imagery and Ancient Near Eastern Landscapes, in Mapping Archaeological Landscapes from Space: In Observance of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, ed. Douglas C Comer and Harrower, Michael J, 19-29. New York: Springer.

Branting, Scott, TJ Wilkinson, John Christiansen, Magnus Widell, Carrie Hritz, Jason Ur, Benjamin Studevent-Hickman, and Mark Altaweel. 2013. The 'External Economy': Networks and Trade, in Models of Mesopotamian Landscapes: How Small-Scale Processes Contributed to the Growth of Early Civilizations, ed. TJ Wilkinson, Gibson, McGuire, and Widell, Magnus, 140-151. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Widell, Magnus, Carrie Hritz, Jason A Ur, and TJ Wilkinson. 2013. Land Use of the Model Communities, in Models of Mesopotamian Landscapes: How Small-Scale Processes Contributed to the Growth of Early Civilizations, ed. TJ Wilkinson, Gibson, McGuire, and Widell, Magnus, 56-80. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Menze, Bjoern H, and Jason A Ur. 2013. Mapping Anthrosols in Multi-Spectral Images using a Multi-Temporal Classification Strategy: An Approach to Settlement Survey at a Large Scale in the Upper Khabur Basin, Syria, in Mapping Archaeological Landscapes from Space: In Observance of the 40th Anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, ed. Douglas C Comer and Harrower, Michael J, 209-218. New York: Springer.

Ur, Jason A. 2013. Patterns of Settlement in Sumer and Akkad, in The Sumerian World, ed. Harriet Crawford, 131-155. Oxford and New York: Routledge.

Wilkinson, TJ, Jason A Ur, and Carrie Hritz. 2013. Settlement Archaeology of Mesopotamia, in Models of Mesopotamian Landscapes: How Small-Scale Processes Contributed to the Growth of Early Civilizations, ed. TJ Wilkinson, Gibson, McGuire, and Widell, Magnus, 34-55. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Ur, Jason A. 2013. The Morphology of Neo-Assyrian Cities, Subartu 6-7: 11-22. Publisher's Version

Ur, Jason A, Lidewijde de Jong, Jessica Giraud, James F Osborne, and John MacGinnis. 2013. Ancient Cities and Landscapes in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: The Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey 2012 Season, Iraq 75: 89-117. Publisher's Version

Ur, Jason A. 2013. Review of A. Hausleiter et al. (eds.), Material Culture and Mental Spheres. Rezeption archäologischer Denkrichtungen in der Vorderasiatischen Altertumskunde. Internationales Symposium für Hans J. Nissen, Berlin, 22.-24. Juni 2000, Biblioteca Orientalis 70: 512-514.

Ur, Jason A. 2013. Spying on the Past: Declassified Intelligence Satellite Photographs and Near Eastern Landscapes, Near Eastern Archaeology 76: 28-36. Publisher's Version

Affiliations

Harvard University Center for Geographic Analysis

Faculty Department

Anthropology

Contact Information

Peabody Museum 555A

Research Areas

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