Dr Daniel Calderbank

  • Lecturer (Archaeology)

email: Daniel.Calderbank@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 330, Molema Building, Lilybank Gardens, G12 8RZ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-8273-526X

Research interests

My research focuses on ancient Mesopotamian craft traditions to assess the complex ways in which ancient states and communities materially reproduced themselves. My main research interests include:

  • Late Chalcolithic
  • Middle-Late Bronze Age
  • The archaeology of the Sealand Dynasty
  • Technologies and chaîne opératoires
  • Pottery production and use
  • Ancient state power and localised political developments
  • Food, drink, and cultural identity
  • Wetlands as marginal places
  • Community engagement and archaeological storytelling

I have worked on archaeological excavation, survey, and cultural heritage projects in southern Iraq, Iraqi-Kurdistan, Cyprus, and Scotland, and am currently involved with the following projects:

 

Publications

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Number of items: 8.

2021

Calderbank, D. (2021) Pottery from Tell Khaiber: A Craft Tradition of the First Sealand Dynasty. Series: Archaeology of Ancient Iraq. Moonrise Press Ltd: Ludlow. ISBN 9781910169025

Calderbank, D. (2021) What's in a vessel's name? A relational text-object approach to the uses of Mesopotamian pottery. American Journal of Archaeology, 125(1), pp. 29-64. (doi: 10.3764/aja.125.1.0029)

2020

Calderbank, D. (2020) Dispersed communities of practise during the First Dynasty of the Sealand: the pottery from Tell Khaiber, Southern Iraq. In: Paulus, S. and Clayden, T. (eds.) Babylonia Under the Sealand and Kassite Dynasties. De Gruyter, pp. 58-79. ISBN 9781501517068 (doi: 10.1515/9781501510298-004)

Calderbank, D. (2020) Gulf connections at Tell Khaiber. Interpreting standardised pottery styles in the Sealand period. In: Otto, A., Herles, M., Kaniuth, K., Korn, L. and Heidenreich, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Harrassowitz, pp. 31-42. ISBN 9783447113670

2019

Glatz, C. et al. (2019) Babylonian encounters in the Upper Diyala Valley: contextualizing the results of regional survey and the 2016-2017 excavations at Khani Masi. American Journal of Archaeology, 123(3), pp. 439-471. (doi: 10.3764/aja.123.3.0439)

2018

Calderbank, D. (2018) Ancient states and infrastructural power: Europe, Asia, and America. European Review of History: Revue europeenne d'histoire, 25(6), pp. 1081-1083. (doi: 10.1080/13507486.2018.1434046)[Book Review]

2017

Campbell, S., Moon, J., Killick, R., Calderbank, D. , Robson, E., Shepperson, M. and Slater, F. (2017) Tell Khaiber: An administrative centre of the Sealand period. Iraq, 79, pp. 21-46. (doi: 10.1017/irq.2017.1)

Calderbank, D. and Moon, J. (2017) A ceramic assemblage of the early literate periods from Sumer. In: Heffron, Y., Stone, A. and Worthington, M. (eds.) At the Dawn of History: Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honour of J. N. Postgate. Eisenbrauns, pp. 73-84. ISBN 9781575064710

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Number of items: 8.

Articles

Calderbank, D. (2021) What's in a vessel's name? A relational text-object approach to the uses of Mesopotamian pottery. American Journal of Archaeology, 125(1), pp. 29-64. (doi: 10.3764/aja.125.1.0029)

Glatz, C. et al. (2019) Babylonian encounters in the Upper Diyala Valley: contextualizing the results of regional survey and the 2016-2017 excavations at Khani Masi. American Journal of Archaeology, 123(3), pp. 439-471. (doi: 10.3764/aja.123.3.0439)

Campbell, S., Moon, J., Killick, R., Calderbank, D. , Robson, E., Shepperson, M. and Slater, F. (2017) Tell Khaiber: An administrative centre of the Sealand period. Iraq, 79, pp. 21-46. (doi: 10.1017/irq.2017.1)

Books

Calderbank, D. (2021) Pottery from Tell Khaiber: A Craft Tradition of the First Sealand Dynasty. Series: Archaeology of Ancient Iraq. Moonrise Press Ltd: Ludlow. ISBN 9781910169025

Book Sections

Calderbank, D. (2020) Dispersed communities of practise during the First Dynasty of the Sealand: the pottery from Tell Khaiber, Southern Iraq. In: Paulus, S. and Clayden, T. (eds.) Babylonia Under the Sealand and Kassite Dynasties. De Gruyter, pp. 58-79. ISBN 9781501517068 (doi: 10.1515/9781501510298-004)

Calderbank, D. (2020) Gulf connections at Tell Khaiber. Interpreting standardised pottery styles in the Sealand period. In: Otto, A., Herles, M., Kaniuth, K., Korn, L. and Heidenreich, A. (eds.) Proceedings of the International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Harrassowitz, pp. 31-42. ISBN 9783447113670

Calderbank, D. and Moon, J. (2017) A ceramic assemblage of the early literate periods from Sumer. In: Heffron, Y., Stone, A. and Worthington, M. (eds.) At the Dawn of History: Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honour of J. N. Postgate. Eisenbrauns, pp. 73-84. ISBN 9781575064710

Book Reviews

Calderbank, D. (2018) Ancient states and infrastructural power: Europe, Asia, and America. European Review of History: Revue europeenne d'histoire, 25(6), pp. 1081-1083. (doi: 10.1080/13507486.2018.1434046)[Book Review]

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Grants

Life at the Margins of Power: the reach of Mesopotamian states during the 2nd millennium BCE (British Academy)

2019-2022: This fellowship utilised a range of scientific, textual, and anthropological approaches to Mesopotamian pottery assemblages with the aim of transforming our current conceptual models of everyday crafts in early complex societies. (£322,353.35) PI.

Tepe Kalan and the Political Landscape of the Middle Bronze Age Sirwan/Upper Diyala (British Institute for the Study of Iraq)

2019: Directed a short season of excavations at Middle-Late Bronze Age Tepe Kalan, a large settlement located close to the Sirwan/Diyala river, Iraqi-Kurdistan (£6,890) PI.

Supervision

I welcome proposals for postgraduate research in the following areas:

  • Chalcolithic/Bronze Age Mesopotamia
  • Craft traditions and political production
  • Pottery analysis (production and use)
  • Contemporary issues in Southwest Asian archaeology
  • Archaeological practice, public engagement and sustainability