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Allan Gilbert

Allan S. Gilbert, Ph.D.
Professor of Anthropology (at Rose Hill)
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies
Associate Director of Middle East Studies

B.A., Rutgers;
M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D., Columbia, 1979

Office: Dealy Hall 401
441 E. Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458-9993
Phone: (718) 817-3854
Fax: (718) 817-3846

Research Interests
Historical archaeology; NE U.S. & Near East; analysis of animal remains and architectural materials; geoarchaeology.


Gilbert, A.S., ed. (in prep.). Digging The Bronx:  Recent Archaeology in the Borough. The Bronx County Historical Society, Bronx, NY.
Read a press release for this forthcoming book.

Buynevich, Ilya V., Valentina Yanko-Hombach, A.S. Gilbert, & Ronald  E. Martin, eds.  2011.  Geology and Geoarchaeology of the Black Sea Region: Beyond the Flood Hypothesis. Geological Society of America Special paper 473, Boulder, CO.

Yanko-Hombach, Valentina, A.S. Gilbert, Nicolae Panin, & Pavel M. Dolukhanov, eds. 2007. The Black Sea Flood Question:  Changes in Coastline, Climate and Human Settlement. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.


Gilbert, A.S., Meta F. Janowitz, & Donald W. Linebaugh (in press). "Compositional analysis of redwares from the Philipsburg Manor Upper Mills Site, Sleepy Hollow, New York." InScience in Historical Archaeology, ed. by Tim Scarlett. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

Yanko-Hombach, Valentina, Peta J. Mudie, & A.S. Gilbert. 2011. "Was the Black Sea catastrophically flooded during the post-glacial? Geological evidence and archaeological impacts."  In Submerged Prehistory, ed. by Jonathan Benjamin, Clive Bonsall, Catriona Pickard, & Anders Fischer, pp. 245–262. Oxbow Books, Oxford.

Gilbert, A.S. 2008. "The little expedition that could: An insider's view." In Views from Phlamoudhi, Cyprus, ed. by Joanna S. Smith, pp. 31-43. Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research vol. 63. Boston.

Yanko-Hombach, Valentina, A.S. Gilbert, and Pavel M. Dolukhanov. 2007. "Controversy over the great flood hypotheses in the Black Sea in light of geological, paleontological, and archaeological evidence." Quaternary International 167-168:91-113. (doi: 10.1016/j.quaint,2006.08.004)

Gilbert, A.S. 2002. "The native fauna of the ancient Near East," and "Appendix:  Bibliography of Near Eastern Zoology."  In A History of the Animal World in the Ancient Near East, ed. by Billie Jean Collins, pp. 3-75, 493-536.  E. J. Brill, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Gilbert, A.S. and Roger Wines, 1998. "From earliest to latest Fordham:  background history and ongoing archaeology."  In Fordham, The Early Years, ed. by Thomas C. Hennessy, S.J., pp. 139-176, Something More Publications, Fordham University Press, Bronx, NY.

Jerome, Pamela S., Norman R. Weiss, A.S. Gilbert, & John A. Scott. 1998. "Ethyl silicate as a treatment for marble: conservation of St. John's Hall, Fordham University." Bulletin, Association for Preservation Technology 29(1):19-26.

Gilbert, A.S. 1997. "Archaeology in the Hudson Valley: preserving an old source of new history." In The Hudson River: Inspiration and Challenge, ed. by Elizabeth Beirne, pp. 35-58. The History of New York City Project, Inc., NY.

Gilbert, A.S. 1995. "The flora and fauna of the ancient Near East." In Civilizations of the Ancient Near East, ed. by Jack M. Sasson, Vol. 1, pp. 153-174. Charles Scribner's Sons, NY.

Gilbert, A.S., Garman Harbottle, and Daniel deNoyelles. 1993. "A ceramic chemistry archive for New Netherland/New York." Historical Archaeology 27(3):17-56.

Gilbert, A.S., Richard B. Marrin, Jr., Roger A. Wines, and Garman Harbottle. 1992. "The New Netherland/New York brick archive at Fordham University." The Bronx County Historical Society Journal 29:51-67.

Gilbert, A.S., and Garman Harbottle. 1991. "The New Netherland/New York ceramic chemistry archive: compositional analysis of bricks by ICP." In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings Series 185: Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology II, ed. by Pamela B. Vandiver, James Druzik, and George S. Wheeler, pp. 9-22.  Materials Research Society, Pittsburgh.

Gilbert, A.S. 1991. "Equid remains from Godin Tepe, western Iran:  an interim summary and interpretation, with notes on the introduction of the horse into Southwest Asia." In Equids in the Ancient World, Vol. II, ed. by Richard H. Meadow and Hans-Peter Uerpmann, pp. 75-122, Beihefte zum Tübinger Atlas des Vorderen Orients, Reihe A 19/2.

Gilbert, A.S., Jerold M. Lowenstein, and Brian C. Hesse. 1990. "Biochemical differentiation of archaeological equid remains: lessons from a first attempt." Journal of FieldArchaeology17:39-48.

Gilbert, A.S. 1989. "Microscopic bone structure in wild and domestic animals:  a reappraisal." In Early Animal Domestication and Its Cultural Context, ed. byPam J. Crabtree, Douglas V. Campana, and Kathleen Ryan, pp. 46-86.  MASCA Research Papers in Science and Archaeology, University Museum, Universityof Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Gilbert, A.S. 1988. "Zooarchaeological observations on the slaughterhouse of Meketre."Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 74:69-89.

Gilbert, A.S. 1983. "On the origins of specialized nomadic pastoralism in western Iran."World Archaeology 15:105-119.

Gilbert, A.S., and Burton H. Singer. 1982. "Reassessing zooarchaeological quantification."World Archaeology 14:21-40.

Gilbert, A.S., Burton H. Singer, and Dexter Perkins, Jr. 1981. "Quantification experiments on computer-simulated faunal collections." OSSA 8:79-94.

Gilbert, A.S. 1979. Urban Taphonomy of Mammalian Remains from the Bronze Age of Godin Tepe, Western Iran, Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University, University Microfilms Int'l, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Gilbert, A.S., & Paul Steinfeld. 1977. "Faunal remains from Dinkha Tepe, northwestern Iran."Journal of Field Archaeology 4:329-351.

Gilbert, A.S. 1975. "Modern nomads and prehistoric pastoralists: the limits of analogy."Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society of Columbia University 7:53-71.

Courses Taught
Introduction to Archaeology, Introduction to Physical Anthropology, Ancient Cultures of the Bible, Environment and Human Survival, Fieldwork in New York Archaeology

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