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David Meier

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David studied Near Eastern Archaeology at the Universities of Freiburg i.Br., Esfahan and Tübingen where he received his M.A degree in 2008 with a typological study on the metal needles from Shahdad. Since 2009 he is working on a Ph.D. thesis about the protohistoric metallurgy at Shahdad at the Freie Universität Berlin. During the last years he was on different fieldwork projects in Germany, Syria, Iran and Qatar. His main research interests are archaeometallurgy, migration and Bronze Age trading routes.


  • Meier, D. [2002], Die sumerische Religion, in: Heinz, M. & Bonatz, D. (Eds.), Der »Garten Eden« im dritten Jahrtausend: Einblicke in das Leben städtischer Gesellschaften in Südmesopotamien zur frühdynastischen Zeit (ca. 2850-2350 v. Chr.),in: Freiburger Universitätsblätter 156, 94-98;
  • Meier, D. [2008], Preliminary results of archaeometallurgical investigation on metal artifacts from Shahdad and Tappeh Yahya, in: IRAN 46, 347-349;
  • Meier, D. & Yasin Meier, D.[2011], Preliminary report on the ethnoarchaeological investigations at the abandoned village of al-Areesh on the Northwestern coast of Qatar, in: QIAH 152, Appendix III;
  • Meier, D. [2011], Archaeometallurgical investigations of bronze metal finds from Shahdad and Tepe Yahya, in: IJAS 1:2, 25-34.
  • Meier, D. [2014], The German-Qatari South Qatar Survey Project: the 2012 field season, in: ZOrA 7 (Zeitschrft für Orient-Archäologie)
  • Meier, D. & Vidale, M. [forthcoming], New observations on a figurated pin from the Bronze Age site of Shahdad (I.R.I.), in: IJAS
  • Meier, D. [forthcoming], Natayej-eh moghadamati-yeh az barasi-yeh felezkari ghadimi az mohavateha-yeh tarikhi-yeh Shahdad va Tappeh Yahya, in: 10th proceeding of the annual conference on Iranian archaeology in Bandar Abbas , Dec 2008
  • Meier, D. [in prep.] Protohistoric metallurgy at Shahdad. Preliminary results, in: TMO (Travaux Maison d´Orient)