Publications (by author)

Batey, Ernest K.

2011 Tell Umm el-Marra (Syria), Seasons 2000-2006
Bioarchaeology of the Near East 5:1-10


Cooper, J., G. Schwartz, and R. Westbrook

2005 A Mittani Era Tablet from Umm el-Marra
in: D. Owen and G. Wilhelm (eds.), Studies on the Civilization and Culture of Nuzi and the Hurrians, vol. 15, (General Studies and Excavations at Nuzi 11/1). Bethesda: CDL Press, pp. 41-56


Curvers, H. and G. Schwartz

1997 Umm el-Marra, A Bronze Age Urban Center in the Jabbul Plain, Western Syria
American Journal of Archaeology 101: 201-227


1997 Umm el-Marra
in H. Weiss (ed.), “Archaeology in Syria,” American Journal of Archaeology 101: 147-8


1998 Umm el-Marra 1997
Chronique Archéologique en Syrie 2: 203-7


2004 Archaeological Research at Tell Umm el-Marra (1994-2004) (in Arabic)


2005 Annales archéologiques arabes syriennes 47-48: 23-34, 329-31


Dunham, S.

1997 Remarks on Some Objects from Umm el-Marra, 1994-1995
American Journal of Archaeology 101: 228-39


Dunham, Sally and Glenn M. Schwartz

2003 Tell Umm el-Marra
in: Joan Aruz (ed.), Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 179-183


Nichols, J. and J. Weber

2006 Amorites, Onagers and Social Reorganization in Middle Bronze Age Syria
in: G. Schwartz and J. Nichols (eds.), After Collapse: The Regeneration of Complex Societies. Tucson : University of Arizona Press, pp. 38-57.


Petty, Alice

2006 Bronze Age Anthropomorphic Figurines from Umm el-Marra, Syria: Chronology, Visual Analysis and Function.
Oxford: BAR International Series 1575


Schwartz, Glenn M.

2007 Hidden Tombs of Ancient Syria
Natural History 116/4: 42-7


2007 Status, Ideology and Memory in Third Millennium Syria: “Royal” Tombs at Umm el-Marra
in: N. Laneri (ed.), Performing Death: Social Analyses of Funerary Traditions in the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean.
Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, pp. 39-68.


2009 Recent Archaeological Results on the Uses and Symbolism of Animals in Bronze Age Syria
in: D. Tabbaa (ed.), Proceedings of the Conference on Animals in Ancient Syrian Civilization. Hama: al-Baath University, 15-28


2010 Early Non-Cuneiform Writing?: Third-Millennium BC Clay Cylinders from Umm el-Marra
in: S. Melville and A. Slotsky (eds.), Opening the Tablet Box: Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Benjamin R. Foster, Leiden: Brill, 375-95


2012a Archaeology and Sacrifice
in: A. Porter & G. Schwartz (eds.), Ritual Killing: The Archaeology of Sacrifice in the Ancient Near East. Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1-32


2012b Era of the Living Dead: Funerary Praxis and Symbol in Third Millennium BC Syria
in: P. Pfälzner, H. Niehr, E. Pernicka & A. Wissing (eds.), (Re-)Constructing Funerary Rituals in the Ancient Near East. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 59-78


2013 Memory and its Demolition: Ancestors, Animals and Sacrifice at Umm el-Marra, Syria
Cambridge Archaeological Journal 23/3: 495-522


Schwartz, Glenn M. and Hans H. Curvers

2007 Urban Origins, Collapse and Regeneration in the Jabbul Plain
Annales archéologiques arabes syriennes 45-46 (2002/2003): 75-83


2014 Umm al-Marra
Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie 14 (3/4): 316-18.


Schwartz, Glenn M., Hans H. Curvers, Sally Dunham and Barbara Stuart

2003 A Third-Millennium BC Elite Tomb and Other New Evidence from Tell Umm el- Marra, Syria
American Journal of Archaeology 107: 325-61


Schwartz, G., H. Curvers, S. Dunham, and J. Weber

2012 From Urban Origins to Imperial Integration: Umm el-Marra 2006, 2008
American Journal of Archaeology 116/1: 157-93


Schwartz, G., H. Curvers, S. Dunham, B. Stuart, and J. Weber

2006 A Third-Millennium B.C. Elite Mortuary Complex at Umm el-Marra, Syria : 2002 and 2004 Excavations.
American Journal of Archaeology 110: 603-41


Schwartz, G., H. Curvers, F. Gerritsen, J. MacCormack, N. Miller, and J. Weber

2000 Excavation and Survey in the Jabbul Plain: The Umm el-Marra Project 1996-1997
American Journal of Archaeology 104: 419-462


Schwartz, G., H. Curvers and B. Stuart

2000 A Third Millennium B.C. Elite Tomb from Tell Umm el-Marra, Syria
Antiquity 74: 771-2


Schwartz, Glenn M. and Naomi F. Miller

2007 The “Crisis” of the Late Third Millennium B.C.: Ecofactual and Artifactual Evidence from Umm el-Marra and the Jabbul Plain in: C. Kuzucuoglu and C. Marro (eds.), Sociétés humaines et changement climatique à la fin du troisième millénaire: une crise a-t-elle eu lieu en Haute Mésopotamie? (Varia Anatolica XIX), pp. 179-204. Paris: De Boccard/Institut français d’études anatoliennes Georges-Dumézil – Istanbul.


Weber, Jill A.

2008 Elite Equids: Redefining Equid Burials of the Mid- to Late 3rd Millennium BC from Umm el-Marra, Syria
In E. Vila et al (eds.), Archaeozoology of the Near East VIII, tome II. Lyon: Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée, 499-519


2009 New Research on a “Royal” Animal of Ancient Syria
in: D. Tabbaa (ed.), Proceedings of the Conference on Animals in Ancient Syrian Civilization. Hama: al-Baath University, 29-40


2012 Restoring Order: Death, Display and Authority
in: A. Porter & G. Schwartz (eds.), Sacred Killing: The Archaeology of Sacrifice in the Ancient Near East.
Winona Lake, Eisenbrauns: 159-90


Weber, Jill A. and Evan Malone

2011 Exploring Virtual Material Culture: Cheap and Easy Methods to Preserve and Share Data
The SAA Archaeological Record 11/1: 15-18


Ph.D. Dissertations utilizing Umm el-Marra data:

Nichols, John

2004 Amorite Agro-Pastoralism and the Early-to Middle Bronze Age Transition in Syria.
Department of Near Eastern Studies, The Johns Hopkins University


Petty, Alice

2004 Bronze Age Figurines from Umm el-Marra, Syria: Chronology, Style and Function.
Department of Near Eastern Studies, The Johns Hopkins University


Weber, Jill

2006 Economic Developments of Urban Proportions: Animal Exploitation at Hajji
Ibrahim/Tell es-Sweyhat and Tell Umm el-Marra, Northern Syria, during the Early and Middle Bronze Ages.
Department of Anthropology, University of Pennsylvania


Yukich, Sarah

2013 Spatial Dimensions of Social Complexity: Environment, Settlement, and Social Complexity in the Jabbul Plain, Syria, 3000-550 BC. Department of Near Eastern Studies, The Johns Hopkins University


Maskevich, Adam

2014 Umm el-Marra and the Westward Expansion of the Mittani Empire in Western Syria. Department of Near Eastern Studies, The Johns Hopkins University.