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Full Professor since 1981, Maurizio Tosi has occupied the chair of Prehistory and Protohistory of Asia at the Istituto Universitario Orientale of Naples till 1994 when he has been called to the chair of palaethnology at University of Bologna, Faculty of Conservation of Cultural Goods. His main field of study has been the formative processes of complex societies mainly across the Middle East and Central Asia together with the development of the methods for the definition of this process from the archaeological record.

Beginning from 1967 he has directed field projects for the Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente (IsIAO) in collaboration with different European and American agencies in Iran, Oman, Yemen, Pakistan, Turkmenistan and the Asian parts of the Russian Federation.

From 1985 to the present, he is co-director of an International research program aimed to study the beginnings of navigation and long-distance trade in the Indian Ocean.

Chiefly a student of palaeoeconomics and social structure of early societies, M.T. has directed since 1985 most of his efforts to the study of the relations between population resources in the systematic reconstruction of past landscapes. 


  • Iran, l'alba della civilta', Milano, 1972
  • Prehistoric Sistan, (IsMEO Rep. Mem. XIX, 1), Rome, 1983
  • Oman Studies (Orientalia Romana 7), Rome (in collaboration with P.M. Costa)
  • The Prehistory of Asia and Oceania (Colloquia 16). UISPP Forlì 8-14/09/1996 Forlì 1996 (in collaboration with G.E. Afanas'ev, S. Cleuziou and J.R. Lukacs)
  • The Archaeological Map of Murghab Delta (IsIAO Serie Minor 3), Rome 1998 (in collaboration with A. Gubaev and G. Koshelenko)
  • Papers from the EAA Third Annual Meeting at Ravenna 1997. Vol. I, Pre- and Protohistory (BAR International Series 717), Oxford 1998 (in collaboration with M. Pierce)
  • Papers from the EAA Third Annual Meeting at Ravenna 1997. Vol. II, Classical and Medieval (BAR International Series 718), Oxford 1998 (in collaboration with M. Pierce)
  • Papers from the EAA Third Annual Meeting at Ravenna 1997. Vol. III, Sardinia (BAR International Series 719), Oxford 1998 (in collaboration with M. Pierce)
  • Bruce Chatwin: viaggio in Afghanistan , Torino 2000 (in collaboration with F. La Cecla)
  • Essays on the Late Prehistory of the Arabian Peninsula, (Serie Orientale Roma XCIII), Roma 2002 (in collaboration with S. Cleuziou and J. Zarins)
  • Le frontiere dell'Afghanistan , Bologna 2005 (in collaboration with F. La Cecla)
  • In the Shadow of the Ancestors. The Prehistoric Foundations of the Early Arabian Civilization in Oman. Muscat 2007 (in collaboration with S. Cleuziou)
  • The Bronze Age and Early Iron Age in the Margiana Lowlands. Facts and Methodological Proposal for a Redifinition of the Research Strategies. The Archaeological Map of the Murghab Delta. Studies and Reports, III. Rome. British Archaeological Reports. International Series. Oxford 2008 (in collaborazione con S. Salvatori e B. Cerasetti). 


  • “La Carta Archeologica della Media Valle dello Zeravshan: strategie e metodi per la storia del popolamento nella regione di Samarcanda”. in The Role of Samarkand in the History of World Civilization. Material of the International Scientific Symposium devoted to the 2750th Anniversary of the City of Smarkand, Samarkand 5/24-26/2007. Tashkent 2007, pp. 68-732007 (in collaboration with A. Berdimuradov, F. Franceschini, D. Giorgetti, S. Mantellini and B. Rondelli)
  • “Samarkand and its Territory: from Archaeological Map to Cultural Landscape Management”. in Bulletin IICAS 3, 2007, pp. 1-13 (in collaboration with A. Berdimuradov, F. Franceschini, D. Giorgetti, S. Mantellini and B. Rondelli)
  • “Introduction”. in S. Messineo, Lessons of Italian Cultural Heritage Legislation. Tashkent 2007, pp 3-8, 9-15
  • “Ricerca archeologica a Cossyra – Pantelleria nel tempo ed attraverso il tempo”. In E. Acquaro e B. Cerasetti (eds). Pantelleria Punica. Saggi critici sui dati archeologici e riflessioni storiche per una nuova generazione di ricerca. (Studi e Scavi n.s. 15) Bologna 2006, pp. 13-18 (in collaboration with S. Tusa)
  • “GIS and Silk Road Studies monitoring Landscape and Population change at Samarkand and in the Middle Zeravshan Valley”. in Reading Historical Spatial Information from around the World: Studies of Culture and Civilization Based on Geographic Information Systems Data. 24th International Research Symposium, Kyoto 7-11/2/2005. Soubundo 2006, pp. 459-489 (in collaboration with B. Rondelli)
  • “The Lothal Sealings: records from an Indus Civilization town at the eastern end of the maritime trade limits across the Arabian Sea”. in M. Perna (ed), Studi in onore di Enrica Fiandra. Contributi di archeologia egea e vicinorienta le. Studi egei e vicinorientali 1. Napoli-Paris 2005, pp. 65-103 (in collaboration with D. Frenez).
  • “Investigations on ancient Beads from the Sultanate of Oman (Ra's al-Hadd – Southern Oman)”. Revue d'Archéométrie 29, 2005, pp. 151-155 (in collaboration with L. Panei and G. Rinaldi)
  • “Shahr-i Sokhta Revised Sequenc”e. in C. Jarrige (ed), South Asian Archaeology 2001, Paris 2005, pp. 281-292 (in collaboration with S. Salvatori)
  • "Settlement Structures and Cemetery at Wadi Shab-GAS1, Sultante of Oman: Report on the 2002 and 2003 Field Seasons", Arabian Archeology and Epigraphy 16: 1, 2005, pp. 1-20 (in collaboration with M. Gaultier, H. Guy. O. Munoz and D. Usai)
  • “La carta archeologica di Pantelleria. Sperimentazione di metodo e nuove prospettive sull'evoluzione della complessità sociale e politica nelle isole del Mediterraneo centrale”. in Atti del 1° Convegno sulla Preistoria e Protostoria Siciliana, Corleone, luglio 1997. Corleone 2004, pp. 121-133 (in collaboration with M. Cattani and S. Tusa)
  • “La Missione Archeologica Italiana in Oman”. in A. Coralini, E. Govi and M.T. Guaitoli (eds), Scoprire. Scavi del Dipartimento di Archeologia. Guida alla Mostra, Bologna, S. Giovanni in Monte 18/5-18/6/2004. (Percorsi di Archeologia 2) Bologna 2004, pp. 50-51
  • “Development of the ‘Open Frontier' between Iran and Central Asia: the Murghab Defensive Systems in Antiquity and the Variants of the Silk Road across the Karakum”. Parthia and Beyond. Cultural interconnections in the Classical Period. Papers in honour of G. A. Koselenko.Parthica 6, 2004, pp. 101-106 (in collaboration with B. Cerasetti)
  • “The Murghab Delta in Central Asia 1990-2001: GIS from a Research Resource to a Reasoning Tool for the Study of Settlement Change in Long-Term Fluctuations”. In M. Doerr and A. Sarris (eds), Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology. Proceedings of the 30th Conference, Heraklion, 2-6/4/2002. Hiraklion 2003, pp. 125-131 (in collaboration with M. Cattani, B. Cerasetti and S. Salvatori)
  • “Land behind Samarkand.” In S. Pagani (ed), Italo- Uzbek Scientific Cooperation in Archaeology and Islamic Studies: An Overview. Rome, January 30, 2001. Rome 2003, pp. 13-41 (in collaboration with T. Shirinov).
  • "Preliminary Report on the Excavations at Wadi Shab, Area 1, Sultanate of Oman", Arabian Archeology and Epigraphy 14: 1, 2003, pp. 8-23 (in collaboration with D. Usai)
  • "U-series and Radiocarbon Dates on Mollusc Shells from the Archaeological Site of KHB-1, Oman". 33rd International Symposium on Archaeometry, Amsterdam 22-26/04/2002. Abstracts: Dating, n. 229: pp. 154-155 (in collaboration with M. Neri, P.Bartolomei, M. Esposito and G. Sartorelli)
  • "Introduction”, in Essays on the Late Prehistory of the Arabian Peninsula, (Serie Orientale Roma XCIII), Roma 2002, pp. 9-27 (in collaboration with S. Cleuziou and J. Zarins)
  • "Nell'incerto chiarore dell'aurora: Mario Bussagli e l'India protostorica tra intuizione e metodo” in C. Silvi Antonini, B.M. Alfieri and A. Santoro (eds), Oriente e Occidente. Convegno in ricordo di Mario Bussagli, Pisa 2002, pp. 284-288.
  • "Primi popoli d'Europa: quasi un'introduzione”, in M. Molinos and A. Zifferero (eds), Primi Popoli d'Europa. Proposte e riflessioni sulle origini della civiltà nell'Europa mediterranea, Firenze 2002, pp.7-14.
  • "Crocevia dell'Asia. L'Iran orientale e l'evoluzione delle civiltà protostoriche ad oriente della Mesopotamia”, Antica Persia. I tesori del Museo Nazionale di Tehran e la ricerca italiana in Iran, Roma, 2001, pp. 32-37 (in collaboration with S. Salvatori and M. Vidale).
  • "Gli Italiani a Shahr-i Sokhta”, Antica Persia. I tesori del Museo Nazionale di Tehran e la ricerca italiana in Iran, Roma, 2001, pp. XXI-XXV.
  • "Interventi archeologici in Uzbekistan". Ocnus 9-10, 2001-2002, pp. 343-351 (in collaboration with S. Mantellini, E. Menghi and B. Rondelli)
  • “Missione archeologica nel Sultanato di Oman "Joint Hadd Project". Campagna di ricerca 2000-2001”. Ocnus 9-10, 2001-2002, pp. 357-366 (in collaboration with M. Cattani, A. Curci, L.G. Marcucci and D. Usai).
  • "Ra's al-Jins and the Prehistoric Coastal Cultures of the Ja'lan”, Journal of Oman Studies 11, 2000, pp. 19-73 (in collaboration with S. Cleuziou).
  • "Le trasformazioni nell'industria delle perle nello sviluppo delle società complesse”, in G. Lombardo (ed), Perle orientali. Tradizione antica e artigianato moderno nella lavorazione delle pietre semipreziose in Medio Oriente. Mostra, Museo Nazionale d'Arte orientale, Roma, 1998, pp. 31-43 (in collaboration with M. Vidale).
  • "Un village de pêcheurs néolithiques de la péninsule ‘Oman: Suwayh 2 (SWY-2), première campagne de fouille”, Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 28, 1998, pp. 21-37 (in collaboration with V. Charpentier and O. Blin)
  • "Introduction. From the Atlantic to the Urals and beyond: the many Dimensions of Archaeology”, in M. Pierce and M: Tosi (eds), Papers from the EAA Third Annual Meeting at Ravenna 1997. Vol. I-3, (BAR International Series 717-719), Oxford 1998, p. V (in collaboration with M. Pierce)
  • "La carta archeologica del delta del Murghab”, in Missioni Archeologiche Italiane. La ricerca archeologica, antropologica, etnologica, Roma, 1998, pp. 381-384
  • "Hommes, climats et environments de la Péninsule arabique à l'Holocène", Paléorient 23:2, 1998, pp. 121-135 (in collaboration with S: Cleuziou).
  • "Missione Archeologica italiana nel Sultanato di Oman", in M.T. Guaitoli (ed), Scavi e ricerche del Dipartimento di Archeologia. Mostra fotografica. Complesso Monumentale di S. Giovanni in Monte - ottobre-novembre 1997, pp. 125-134 (in collaboration with M. Cattani).
  • "Evidence for the Use of Aromatics in the Early Bronze Age of Oman: Period III at RJ-2 (2300-2200 BC)", in A. Avanzini (ed), Profumi d'Arabia, Roma, 1997, pp. 57-81 (in collaboration with S. Cleuziou).
  • "Dalla tribù all'impero. Riflessioni sul Caucaso, le steppe ed i meccanismi dell'evoluzione sociale alla luce dei dati archeologici", in Il Caucaso: cerniera fra culture dal Mediterraneo alla Persia (secoli IV-XI), Spoleto, 1996, pp.247-273.
  • "The Development of Wheel Throwing at Shahr-i Sokhta. Slow and Fast Revolutions towards Statehood". East and West 46, 1996, pp. 251-269 (in collaboration with M. Vidale).
  • "Il fiume scomparso. La Sarasvati nell'età del Bronzo: da disastro ecologico a fonte di salvazione" Saecularia Nona 12 th Annual 1995, Bologna, 1996, pp. 93-101 (in collaboration with B. Marcolongo).
  • "Black Boats of Magan. Some Thoughts on Bronze Age Water Transport in Oman and beyond from the Impressed Bitumen Slabs of Ra's al-Junayz", in A. Parpola (ed), South Asian Archaeology 1993, Helsinki, 1995, pp. 745-61 (in collaboration with Serge Cleuziou).
  • "Cachets inscrits de la fin du IIIe millénaire av. notre ére à Ra's al-Junayz, Sultanat d'Oman.", Comptes Rendus de l'Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres, 1994, pp. 453-68 (in collaboration with S. Cleuziou, G. Gnoli e C. Robin)
  • "The Egalitarian Foundations of the Steppe Empires", in B. Genito (ed), Archaeology in the Steppes. Work, Methods and Strategies, Naples, 1994, pp 557-66.
  • "4th Millennium BC lapis Lazuli Working at Mehrgarh, Pakistan", Paléorient 16:2, 1990, pp. 89-99 (in collaboration with M. Vidale)
  • "The Slippery Streets of Moenjodaro", Quaderni di "Prospezioni Archeologiche" 1, 1990, pp. 7-12
  • “Comunicazione ed evoluzione sociale nella preistoria”. In AA.VV., La Comunicazione nella Storia. Un itinerario nello sviluppo dei rapporti sociali. SARIN, Roma 1989, pp. 29-61
  • "The Southern Frontier of the Ancient Near East, in K. Frifelt & P. Soerensen (eds), South Asian Archaeology 1985, London 1989, pp. 15-48 (in collaboration with S. Cleuziou).
  • "Prehistoric Archaeology in Oman: the First Thirty Years, in P.M. Costa e M. Tosi (eds), Oman Studies (Orientalia Romana 7), Rome 1989, pp. 135-161.
  • "The Stratigraphic Sequence of Squares DF88/89 on South Hill, Tappeh Hesar", in R.H. Dyson Jr. & S.M. Howard (eds), Tappeh Hesar. Reports of the Restudy Project, 1976, Firenze 1989, pp. 35-53 (in collaboration with G.M. Bulgarelli).
  • "The Distribution of Industrial Debris on the Surface of Tappeh Hesar as an Indication of Activity Areas", in R.H. Dyson Jr. & S.M. Howard (eds), Tappeh Hesar. Reports of the Restudy Project, 1976, Firenze 1989, pp. 13-24.
  • “Introduction”, in R.H. Dyson Jr. & S.M. Howard (eds), Tappeh Hesar. Reports of the Restudy Project, 1976, Firenze 1989, pp. 1-6 (in collaboration with R.H. Dyson Jr.).
  • "Oro, incenso, pavoni nel Mar Arabico di 5000 anni fa", Ligabue Magazine 14, 1989, 90-105.
  • "Problema domestikacii: poberez'e Arabii, Vestnik Drevnej Istorii, 1989: 1, pp. 124-125.
  • "The Origins of Early Bactrian Civilization", in G. Ligabue & S. Salvatori (eds), Bactria, an Ancient Oasis Civilization from the Sands of Afghanistan, Venice 1988, pp. 41-72.
  • "Survey and Excavations on the Coastal Plain (Tihamah)". IsMEO Activities 1986, East & West 36, 1986, pp. 400-414.
  • "Tihamah Coastal Archaeology Survey." IsMEO Activities 1985, East & West 35, 1985, pp. 363-369.
  • "Die Indus-Zivilisation jenseits des indischen Subkontinents, in Vergessene Stadte am Indus. Fruhe Kulturen in Pakistan vom 8.-2. Jartausend v.Chr. Mainz am Rhein, 1987, pp. 119-136.
  • "L'universo familiare a Shahr-i Sokhta attraverso le attività domestiche e le strutture residenziali", in G. Gnoli, L. Lanciotti (eds.), Orientalia I. Tucci Memoriae dicata, Roma, 1987, pp. 853-879 (in collaboration with L. Mariani).
  • The Archaeology of Early States in Middle Asia, Oriens Antiquus 25, 1986, pp. 153-187.
  • "The Emerging Picture of Prehistoric Arabia", Annual Review of Anthropology 15, 1986, pp. 461-490.
  • Dalla "Molle" Shahr-i Sokhta alla "Rigida" Moenjodaro, Ovvero il Consiglio Disatteso, in M. Liverani, A. Palmieri and R. Peroni (eds.), Studi in Onore di S.M. Puglisi, Roma, 1986, pp. 277-289.
  • "Ot Shahr-i Sohte do Moendjo-Daro", Nauka i Celovestvo 1986, Moskva, pp. 57-72.
  • "Early Maritime Cultures of the Arabian Ocean", in Shaykha Haya A. al-Khalifa and M. Rice (eds.), Bahrain through the Ages, London 1986, pp. 94-107.
  • "On the Type, Distribution and Extent of Craft Industries at Moenjodaro", in J. Schotsmans and M. Tadddei (eds.), South Asian Archaeology 1983, Naples 1985, pp. 207-247 (in collaboration with S. Pracchia e M. Vidale).
  • "K tajnam drevnejshih moreplavatelej", Budushcee Nauki 18, Moskva 1985, pp. 259-271.
  • "Series of Radiocarbon Dates for the Bronze Age Layers of the Namazga-depe Sites", Sovetskaja Arheologija 1985:4, pp. 118-123 (in collaboration with P.M. Dolukhanov e A.Ja. Shchetenko).
  • "Craft Activity Areas and Surface Surveys at Moenjodaro", in M. Jansen, G. Urban (eds.), Interim Reports I, Aachen, pp. 9-37 (in collaboration with L. Bondioli e M. Vidale).
  • "The Joint ICAR/IsMEO Delivering Program: a Constrained Return to Shahr-i Sokhta, IsMEO Activities 1984", East and West XXXIV, 1984, pp. 466-82.
  • "Paleoeconomical Perspectives for the Use of the Archaeological Evidence in the Study of the Early State and the Formation of the Relative Surplus", in W. Dostal (ed.), On Social Evolution, Contribution to Anthropological Concepts, Wien, 1984. pp. 184-204.
  • "Qurum: a Case Study of Coastal Archaeology in Northern Oman", World Archaeology 16, 1, 1984, pp. 43-61 (in collaboration with P. Biagi, W. Torke e H.-P. Uerpmann).
  • "The Notion of Craft Specialization and its Representation in the Archaeological Record of the Early States in the Turanian Basin", in M. Spriggs (ed.), Marxist Perspectives in Archaeology, Cambridge University Press, London, 1984, pp. 22-52.
  • "Shahr-i Sokhta: 5000 Jahre Staedtische Kultur in der Seistan-Wueste", Bild der Wissenschaft, July 1983, pp.46-62 (in collaboration with G. Gerster).
  • "The Relevance of Prehistoric Non-Farming Economies in the Formative Process of the Central Asian Civilizations", Journal of Central Asia VI, 1, 1983, pp. 1-28.
  • "L'Origine dello Stato nella Cina Settentrionale come problema archeologico, in 7.000 anni in Cina. Arte ed Archeologia Cinese dalle Origini alla Dinastia Han, Milano, 1983, pp. 61-67 (anche in inglese).
  • "A Bronze Female Statuette from Shahr-i Sokhta: Chronological Problems and Stilistical Connections", ibidem, pp. 303-317.
  • "Development Continuity and Cultural Change in the Stratigraphical Sequence of Shahr-i Sokhta", ibidem, pp. 127-180.
  • "Excavations at Shahr-i Sokhta 1969-70", in M. Tosi (ed.), Prehistoric Sistan 1, (IsMEO Rep. Mem. XIX, I), Rome, 1983, pp. 73-125.
  • "Baluchistan in Prehistory: Reversing the Center-Periphery Paradigm for a Future Generation of Studies", Newsletter of Baluchistan Studies I, 1982, pp. 32-46.
  • "The Development of Urban Societies in Turan and the Mesopotamian Trade with the East: the Evidence from Shahr-i Sokhta", in H.-J. Nissen and J. Renger (eds.), Mesopotamien und seine Nachbarn. (XXV Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale Berlin 3-7 Juli 1978), Berlin, 1982, pp. 57-77.
  • "Per una finalizzazione dei dati archeologici allo studio delle basi dei materiali dell'economia tradizionale nella penisola araba", in Atti del Convegno su la Presenza Culturale Italiana nei Paesi Arabi: Storia e Prospettive. Roma, 1982, pp. 268-271.
  • "The Natural Resources of Mundigak. Some Observations on the Location of the Site in relation of its Economical Space", in H. Haertel (ed.), South Asian Archaeology 1979, Berlin, 1981, pp. 115-142 (in collaboration with C. Jarrige).
  • "The Proto-Urban Cultures of Eastern Iran and the Indus Civilization. Notes and Suggestions for a Spatio-temporal Frame to Study the Early Relation between India and Iran", in M. Taddei (ed.), South Asian Archaeology 1977, Naples, 1979, vol. I, pp. 149-171.
  • "Protostoria degli Stati Turanici", Supplemento n. 20 Annali IUON XXXIX, 3, Napoli, 1979, (in collaboration with R. Biscione).
  • "L'area iranica", in Archeologia. Culture e Civiltà del passato nel mondo europeo ed extraeuropeo, Milano, 1978, pp. 477-506.
  • "Ricerche archeologiche sulla protostoria del Sistan", in Un Decennio di Ricerche Archeologiche (Quaderni de "La Ricerca Scientifica" 100), Roma, 1978, pp. 519-548.
  • "The Environment of Southern Sistan in the 3rd Millennium B.C. and its Exploitation by the Proto-Urban Hilmand Civilization", in W.C. Brice (ed), The Environmental History of the Near and Middle East since the Last Ice Age, London, 1978, pp. 165-183 (in collaboration with L. Costantini).
  • "The Camel: its Distribution and State of Domestication in the Middle East during the Third Millennium B.C. in Light of Finds from Shahr-i Sokhta", in R.H. Meadow, M.A. Zeder (eds.), Approaches to Faunal Analysis in the Middle East, (Peabody Museum Bulletin 2), Cambridge (Mass.), 1978, pp. 91-104 (in collaboration with B. Compagnoni).
  • "La lavorazione ed il commercio delle pietre semipreziose nella città dell'Iran protostorico (3200-1800 a.C.)", Geo-Archeologia 1-2, 1977, pp. 37-50 (in collaboration with G.M. Bulgarelli).
  • "Typology and Socioeconomical Implications of Entomological Finds from Some Ancient Near Eastern Sites", Paléorient III, 1975-77, pp. 247-258 (in collaboration with L. Costantini e A. Vigna Taglianti).
  • "The Archeological Evidence for Protostate Structures in Eastern Iran and central Asia at the End of the 3rd Millennium B.C.", in J. Deshayes (ed.), Le Plateau Iranien et l'Asie Centrale des Origines à la Conquete Islamique, Paris, 1977, pp. 45-66.
  • "Popolamento e risorse naturali nel Sistan protostorico" ibidem, pp. 277-293 (in collaboration with L. Costantini).
  • "Shahr-i Sokhta: l'abitato protostorico e la sequenza cronologica", in AA.VV. La Città Bruciata nel Deserto Salato, Venezia 1977, pp. 77-112, (in collaboration with R. Biscione e S. Salvatori).
  • "A Turquoise Neck-stone of King Ninurta-Apal-Ekur", Sumer XXXII, 1-2, 1976, pp. 105-111, (in collaboration with B.K. Ismail).
  • "Umwelt, Wirtschaft und besiedlung im vorgeschichtlichen Sistan", in K. Fischer, D. Morgenstern and V. Thewalt (eds.), GelŠndebegehungen in Sistan 1955-1973 und die Aufnahme von dewal-i Khodaydad 1970, Nimruz 1, Dűsseldorf 1976, pp. 266-268.
  • "The Dating of the Umm an-Nar Culture and a Proposed Sequence for Oman in the Third Millennium B.C.", Journal of Oman Studies 2, 1976, pp. 81-92.
  • "Fission Track Ages of The Remains Excavated at Shahr-i Sokhta and Kangavar, Iran", VIth International Congress of Iranian Art and Archaeology Memorial Volume, Tehran, 1976, pp. 281-85. (in collaboration with S. Nishimura).
  • "Typology of Prehistoric Settlement in Eastern Iran", Traditions Architecturals en Iran II, 1976, pp. 20-32.
  • "Tepe Yahya Project: Palaeobotanical Survey", Iran XIV, 1976, pp. 173-4.
  • "A Topographical and Stratigraphical Periplus of Shahr-i Sokhta", Proceedings of the 4th Symposium of Archaeological Research in Iran, Tehran, 1976, pp. 130-158.
  • "Shahr-i Sokhta", Iran XIV, 1976, pp. 167-8.
  • "Una campionatura ceramica dalla valle di Quetta donata da D.H. Gordon", Arte Orientale in Italia IV, 1976, pp. 55-70.
  • "The Dialects of State Formation in Mesopotamia Iran and Central Asia", Dialectical Anthropology I, 1975, pp. 173-80.
  • "Notes on the Distribution and Exploitation of Natural Resources in Ancient Oman", Journal of Oman Studies 1, 1975, pp. 187-206.
  • "Tepe Hasanlu Project: Palaeobotanical Survey", Iran XIII, 1975, pp. 185-86.
  • "The Problem of Turquoise in the 3rd Millennium B.C. Trade across the Iranian Plateau", Memorie dell'Istituto di Paleotologia Umana II, Roma, 1975, pp. 147-162.
  • The Northeastern Frontier of the Ancient Near East. Marginal Notes to V.M. Masson and V.I. Sarianidi, "Central Asia", Mesopotamia VIII-IX, 1975, pp. 17-75.
  • "Methodological Proposals for Palaeobiological Investigation in Iran", Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Symposium on Archaeological Research in Iran, Tehran, pp. 311-31, (in collaboration with L. Costantini).
  • "The Graveyard of Shahr-i Sokhta, Iran", Archaeology XXVIII, pp. 186-97, (in collaboration with M. Piperno). Ripubblicato in Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Symposium on Archaeological Research in Iran, Tehran, 1975, pp. 121- 141.
  • "Gedanken ueber den Lasursteinhandel des 3. Jahrtausends v.u.2. ins Iranischen Raum", Acta Antiqua XXIII, 1-4, 1974, pp. 33-43.
  • "Some Data for the Study of Prehistoric Cultural Areas on the Arabian Gulf", Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies IV, 1974, pp. 145-71.
  • "Archaeological Discoveries and Methodological Problems in the Excavations of Shahr-i Sokhta, Sistan", South Asian Archaeology 1973, Leiden, pp. 12-52, 1974, (in collaboration with R. Biscione et alii).
  • "L'Armamentario militare nei più antichi stati del Vicino Oriente", in Armi ed Armature Asiatiche, Milano, 1974, pp. 13-58.
  • "The Cultural Sequence of Shahr-i Sokhta", Bulletin of the Asian Institute of Pahlavi
  • "Lithic Technology behind the Ancient Lapis Lazuli Trade", Expedition 1973, pp. 15-23, (in collaboration with M. Piperno).
  • "L'industria litica e la lavorazione degli elementi di collana a Shahr-i Sokhta", Rivista di Geo-Archeologia 1, 1973, pp. 23-29.
  • "The Early Urbanization and Settlement Patterns in the Indoiranian Borderland", in C. Renfrew (ed.), The Explanation of Cultural Charge, London, 1973, pp. 429-46.
  • "Shahr-i Sokhta and Tepe Yahya: Tracks towards the Earliest History of the Iranian Plateau", (in collaboration with C.C. Lamberg-Karlowsky), East & West XXIII, 1973, pp. 21-57.
  • "The Fullol Hoard: a New Find from Bronze Age Afghanistan", East & West XXII, 1972, pp. 9-17.
  • "Un contributo italiano alla più antica storia del Vicino Oriente: gli scavi di Shahr-i Sokhta". La Parola del Passato 142-244, 1972, pp. 186-208.
  • "Shahr-i Sokhta: un insediamento protourbano nel Sistan Iraniano", Atti del Convegno Internazionale sul tema: "La Persia nel Medioevo" (Roma, 31 marzo-5 aprile 1970), Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, quaderno 160, 1971, 3, pp. 15-30.
  • "Seistan v bronzovom veke. Raskopki v Sahri-Sohte", Sovetskaja Arheologija 1971, 3, pp. 15-30.
  • "Ceramica di Siyalk III", Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale (Schede 5), Roma, 1971.
  • "Materiale vario dell'Età del Ferro da Hurvin (Iran)", Arte Orientale in Italia III, 1971, pp. 5-12.
  • "Dilmun" Antiquity XLV, 1971, pp. 21-35.
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