Harvey Weiss

Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and Anthropology and Environmental Studies

Bio

Personal Information

Professor Weiss' research interests include Mesopotamia, early agriculture, cities and empires; Holocene paleoclimatology and environmental change. Additionally, Professor Weiss has been the Director since 1978 of the Tell Leilan Project (www.leilan.yale.edu), which has redefined the relationships between dynamic natural and social forces in the third millennium B.C. through excavation, GPS/GIS-implemented regional survey and paleoclimatology investigations at one of the largest archaeological sites in Syria. The project is now engaged in the retrieval and analysis of the Akkadian Palace, and is collapse (2200 BC), at Tell Leilan. Yale Tell Leilan Research volumes 3 and 4 are in preparation.

Background

Education: Ph.D. 1976, University of Pennsylvania.

Yale University: Professor, Anthropology, Near East Language and Civilization, and Environmental Studies.

Research: Mesopotamia, early agriculture, cities and empires; Holocene paleoclimatology and environmental change. Director, Tell Leilan Project, Syria, 1978—present.

Recent Publications

Contact Information

harvey.weiss@yale.edu
B13 Hall of Graduate Studies
432-4080 (Office)