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.


Accepted and In-Press Manuscripts

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. National Museum of Iran Paleolithic Studies Series No. 1, pp. 261–275. * Accepted

Batiuk, S., R., Hovsepyan, S. Samei, and Rothman, D. Unravelling the Kura-Araxes Cultural Tradition Across Space and Time. Ancient Near Eastern Studies. * Accepted with minor revisions


Manuscripts under Preparation

Samei, S. Our Pastoral Past: Modeling Diversity in Prehistoric Animal Economies in the Near Eastern Highlands. (Book Manuscript).

Samei, S., Alizadeh K., Munro, N., and G. Hartman. Stable oxygen (δ18O) and carbon (δ13C) isotope analysis of herd management strategies at the Kura-Araxes settlement of Köhne Shahar, nonwestern Iran. Targeted journal: Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.

Sanders, A., and S. Samei. Kura-Araxes migration and pastoralism: a new assessment based on faunal data and settlement patterns. Targeted journal: Journal of Archaeological Science.