Samei, S., and D. Olszewski, D. In Press. Zooarchaeological Investigation of Late Pleistocene Subsistence Adaptations in the Zagros Highlands. In Pleistocene Archaeology of the Iranian Plateau, Iraq and the Caucasus, eds. Biglari, F., S. Shidrang, and M. Mashkour. Springer, pp. 261–275.
Batiuk, S., Rothman, M., S. Samei, and R. Hovsepyan. 2022. Unravelling the Kura-Araxes Cultural Tradition Across Space and Time. Ancient Near Eastern Studies 59: 1–202.
Samei, S., Hovhannisyan, N., and B. Gasparyan. 2020. Animal use and exploitation in the Chalcolithic occupation of Areni-1 Cave in Armenia. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 33: 102524.
Samei, S., and K. Alizadeh. 2020. The spatial organization of craft production at the Kura-Araxes settlement of Köhne Shahar in northwestern Iran: A zooarchaeological approach. PLOS ONE 15(3): e0229339.
Samei, S., Alizadeh, K, and N. Munro. 2019. Herd management and provisioning strategies at the Kura-Araxes settlement of Köhne Shahar, northwestern Iran. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 55: 101065.
Alizadeh, K., Samei, S., Mohammadkhani, K., and R. Tykot. 2018. Craft production and political power at Köhne Shahar, a Kura-Araxes settlement in the Iranian Azerbaijan. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 51: 127–143.
Samei, S., Munro, N., al-Nahar, M., and D. Olszewski. 2016. Differential bone preservation and human foraging at the Early Epipaleolithic site of Tor at-Tareeq (WHS1065) in the western highlands of Jordan. Quaternary International 396: 52–61.
Munro, N.D., Kennerty, M., Meier, J.S., Samei, S., al-Nahar, M., and D.I. Olszewski. 2016. Human hunting and site occupation intensity in the Early Epipaleolithic of the Jordanian western highlands. Quaternary International 396: 31–39.
Alizadeh, K., Eghbal, H., and S. Samei. 2014. Approaches to social complexity in Kura-Araxes Culture: a view from Köhne Shahar (Ravaz) in Chaldran, Iranian Azerbaijan. Paléorient 41(1): 37–54.
Works in Progress
Samei, S., Munro, N., Alizadeh K., and G. Hartman. Pastoralism and herd mobility in the Early Bronze Age Kura-Araxes cultural tradition: stable oxygen (δ18O) and carbon (δ13C) isotope analyses of animal remains from Köhne Shahar in northwestern Iran. [Article manuscript under Review]
Samei, S. Our Pastoral Past: The Evolution of Animal Economies in the Near Eastern Highlands. [Book proposal]
Samei, S. Modeling variability in the organization of pastoral economies in the ancient Near East using behavioral ecology. [Edited volume contribution]
Samei, S. Zooarchaeology of human migrations and the making of Early Bronze Age Near Eastern Highlands 3500–2200 BCE. [Article]
Samei, S., Kandel A., and B. Gasparyan. A preliminary report on the 2022 field season at Aghitu-3 Cave in Armenia. [Article]
Samei, S., Mutin, B., Ashari, S., and O. Garazhian. Humans and animals at the Aceramic Neolithic site of Tell-e Atashi in southeastern Iran. [Article]