Books & Chapters:

Pastoralist Landscapes and Social Interaction in Bronze Age Eurasia
Berkeley: University of California Press
Copyright 2008
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(In Preparation) FRACHETTI, M and R. Spengler (eds.) Great Migrations: Asia and the Americas. (Proceedings of the Conference held 2011 in NY). Springer Press (Expected Spring 2015).
(In Preparation) Boivin, N. and M. FRACHETTI (eds.). Ancient Globalization and the “People Without History”, Under review – Cambridge University Press.
(In Preparation) FRACHETTI, Michael D. Ancient Inner Asia. Case Studies in Early Societies. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (Expected copyright Winter 2015).
2014 FRACHETTI, Michael. Seeds for the Soul: Ideology and Diffusion of Domesticated Grains Across Inner Asia. In Reconfiguring the Silk Road, ed. V. Mair, and J. Hickman. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum Press, pgs. 41-54.

2013 FRACHETTI, Michael D. Bronze Age Pastoralism and Differentiated Landscapes along the Inner Asian Mountain Corridor. In Connections and Complexity: New Approaches to the Archaeology of South and Central Asia, eds. Shinu Abraham, Praveena Gullapalli, Teresa Raczek and Uzma Rizvi. Pp. 279-98. Los Angeles: Left Coast Press.

2012 FRACHETTI, Michael and Lynne Rouse. Central Asia, the steppe and the Near East, 2500-1500 BC. In Companion to the Archaeology of the Near East, ed. D. Potts, pp.687-705. London: Blackwell Publishers. 

2009 FRACHETTI, Michael D.  Differentiated Landscapes and Non-Uniform Complexity among Bronze Age Societies of the Eurasian Steppe. In Social Complexity in Prehistoric Eurasia: Monuments, Metals and Mobility, eds.Bryan Hanks And Kathryn Linduff, 19-46.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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2009 Fentress, Elizabeth, Michael FRACHETTI, and Kimberly Brown.  Chapter 2: Methodology.  In An Island Through Time: Jerba studies, volume 1, eds. E. Fentress,  R. Holod, and A. Drine, 21-36.Portsmouth: Journal of Roman Archaeology, Supp. monograph 71.
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2009 FRACHETTI, Michael D, Chapter 4: Geography.In An Island Through Time: Jerba studies, volume 1, eds. E. Fentress, E., R. Holod, and A. Drine, 55-71.Portsmouth: Journal of Roman Archaeology, Supp. monograph 71.
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2006  FRACHETTI, Michael D.  The Dzhungar Mountains Archaeology Project: Reconstructing Bronze Age life in the mountains of Eastern Kazakhstan. In Beyond the Steppe and the Sown, eds.D.L. Peterson, L.M. Popova and A.T. Smith, 122-41.Boston: Brill Academic Publishing.
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2002  FRACHETTI, Michael D., “Bronze Age Exploitation and political dynamics of the eastern Eurasian steppe zone.” In Ancient Interactions: East and West in Eurasia vol. 1, eds. K. Boyle, C. Renfrew, and M. Levine (Cambridge: McDonald Institute Monographs), 161-170.
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(In review) Doumani, P.N., FRACHETTI, M.D., Beardmore, R., Schmaus, T., Spengler III, R.N., Mar'yashev, A.N. Innovation and Stability in Burial Ritual, Seasonal Agriculture, and Craft Traditions among Bronze Age Mobile Pastoralists as Tasbas (SE Kazakhstan). Journal of Anthropological Archaeology.
2014 Spengler RN, FRACHETTI MD, and Doumani PN. Agriculture in the Piedmont of Eastern Central Asia: The Late Bronze Age at Tasbas, Kazakhstan. Quaternary International
2014 FRACHETTI, Michael D. and Farhod Maksudov. The Landscape of Ancient Mobile Pastoralism in the Highlands of southeastern Uzbekistan, 2000 B.C. – A.D. 1400. Journal of Field Archaeology 30(3): 195-212.
2014 Spengler RN, FRACHETTI MD, Doumani, PN, Rouse LM, Cerasetti B, Bullion E, Mar’yashev AN. Early agriculture and crop transmission among Bronze Age mobile pastoralists of Central Eurasia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20133382.
2013 FRACHETTI, Michael D. Commentary on "Pastoralism and Pilgrimage: Ibn Khaldun's Bayt-State Model and the Rise of Arabian Kingdoms” by Joy McCorriston. Current Anthropology 54(5): 607-41.
2013 Spengler, R.N., FRACHETTI, M.D. and G.J. Fritz. Ecotopes and Herd Foraging Practices in the Steppe/Mountain Ecotone of Central Asia during the Bronze and Iron Ages. Journal of Ethnobiology 33(1): 125 47.
2012 Doumani, Paula and Michael D. FRACHETTI. Bronze Age Textile Evidence In Ceramic Impressions: Weaving And Pottery Technology Among Mobile Pastoralists Of Central Eurasia. Antiquity 86: 368-82.
2012 FRACHETTI, Michael D. Multi-Regional Emergence of Mobile Pastoralism and NonUniform Institutional Complexity Across Eurasia. Current Anthropology. 53(1): 2-38.
2011 FRACHETTI, Michael D. The Migration Concept in Central Eurasian Archaeology. Annual Review of Anthropology 40:195–21.
2010 FRACHETTI, Michael D., Spengler, R.S., Fritz, G. J., and A.N. Mar’yashev. Earliest Evidence of Broomcorn Millet and Wheat in the Central Eurasian Steppe Region. Antiquity 84 (326): 993-1010.
2010 FRACHETTI, M., Benecke, N, Mar’yashev, A. N., and P. Doumani. Eurasian Pastoralists and Their Shifting Regional Interactions at the Steppe Margin: Settlement History at Mukri, Kazakhstan. World Archaeology 42(4): 622-646.

2009 FRACHETTI, M.D. and N. Benecke.  From Sheep To (Some) Horses: 4500 Years Of Herd Structure At The Pastoralist Settlement of Begash (southeastern Kazakhstan). Antiquity 83 (322): 1023-1037.
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2009 FRACHETTI, Michael D. and Alexei N. Mar’yashev. Periodizatsii I khronologiya dolgovremenogo poseleniya Bigash.  Izvestia, National Academy of Science, Republic of Kazakhstan1: 70-83.
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2008  FRACHETTI, Michael D. Variability and dynamic landscapes of mobile pastoralism in ethnography and prehistory.  In The Archaeology of Mobility: Nomads in the Old and in the New World, eds. H. Barnard and W. Wendrich, 366-96. Cotsen Advanced Seminar Series 4. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA.
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2007  FRACHETTI, Michael D. and Alexei N. Mar’yashev.  Long-term settlement, mobility, and landscape formation of Eastern Eurasian pastoralists from 2500 CAL B.C.  Journal of Field Archaeology 32(3): 221-42.
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2007  Mar’yashev, Alexei and Michael FRACHETTI.  Issledovanie mogil’nikov i poseleniya u sela Bigash v vostochnom Semirech’ye.  Istoria i Arkeologiya Semirech’ya 3: 100-105.
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2006  FRACHETTI, Michael D.  Digital archaeology and the scalar structure of space and time: modeling mobile societies of prehistoric Central Asia.  In Digital Archaeology, eds. Evans T. and P. Daly, 128-47.  London: Routledge
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2006  FRACHETTI, Michael D.  Ancient Nomads of the Andronovo Culture: The Globalization of the Eurasian Steppe during Prehistory.  In Of Gold and Grass: Nomads of Kazakhstan, eds. C. Chang and K. Guroff, 21-8.  Washington: Foundation for International Arts & Education
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2004  FRACHETTI, Michael D.  Archaeological explorations of Bronze Age pastoral societies in the mountains of eastern Eurasia.  The Silk Road 2(1): 3-8. Click HERE to read the full article

2004  FRACHETTI, Michael D. and C. Chippindale. Invited Commentary on: “Ethnography and material culture: A review” by Christopher Tilley. Journal of Interdisciplinary Crossroads 1(1): 40-44.
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1999  Zubrow, E., M. Nunez, P. Daly, M. FRACHETTI, P. Trella, D. Chestnut, P. Mitchell, K. Niskanen, A. Rajala, and E. Thurston.  Archaeological survey of the Finnish-Russian border and the Oulanka River valley. Oulanka Reports 20: 5-60.
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1998  Zubrow, E.B.W. and M. FRACHETTI.  The changing world-view of prehistoric populations. KVHAA Konferenser (Stockholm, Sweden)40: 27-63
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Feb 2014: University of Michigan, Department of Anthropology “The Shape of Inner Asian Civilization in the Bronze Age”

Jan 2014: Archaeological Institute of America (St. Louis) “A New Face of Ancient
Civilization: Bronze Age Nomads and their Influence across Inner Asia”

March 2013: Goethe Universität, Frankfurt (Germany). “Local and Global Innovations of Bronze Age Inner Asian Civilization” (Keynote lecture)

Feb 2013: Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU. “Big Prehistory and the Mashup of Inner Asian Civilization”
Nov 2012: Oxford University, Department of Archaeology. “Civilizations recast: an epigenetic understanding of Culture, Participation and Non-uniform Institutional complexity”
Nov 2012: New York University, Department of Anthropology “Bronze Age Interaction, "Participation," and the Shape of Inner Asian Civilization”
Aug 2012: National Center of Science and Technology Evaluation & Ministry of Education and Science, Almaty Kazakhstan. “Preparing Scientific Grants: Purpose, Content & Impact”
March 2012: New York University, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World “Formative and Transformative Ecumenes: Nomadic Worlds of Kazakhstan in the Bronze and Iron Ages”
Nov 2011: Fudan University (China) Institute of Historical Geography & Department of Anthropology. “Bronze Age Eurasian Nomads and the ‘Pulse’ of Asia”
Nov 2011: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology – Kolb Fellows Invited Senior Lecture “Institutional formation and Bronze Age social ‘participation’ among Inner Asian
March 2011: University of Pennsylvania – Penn Museum, Distinguished lecture for Secrets of the Silk Road exhibition. “Seeds for the Soul: East/West Diffusion of Domesticated Grains along the Inner Asian Mountain Corridor” 

Feb 2010: Harvard University-- Dept of Anthropology, Archaeology Colloquium. “Three Regional Vectors Toward Pastoralism Across Eurasia”

Feb 2010: Washington University in St. Louis--MAGEEP/I-CARES lecture series. “Coastline loss and the socio-environmental impact of displaced communities:  Correlating environmental catalysts for shoreline change with human response”

Dec 2009: National Museum of History--Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan). “The History of the American/Kyrgyz Community Heritage Project” (in Russian)

Nov 2009: University of Wisconsin, Madison-- Dept of Anthropology. Pastoralists from the Mountains; The New Paradigm of Nomadic Societies of Eurasia”

Nov 2009: University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology-- Kolb Fellows Senior Lecture. “Coming down the mountain: The 4th millennium BC paths of Inner Asian Pastoralism"

Oct 2009: Indiana University-- Central Eurasian Studies Dept. “The Process of Pastoralism in Eurasia: A mountain view to the steppes”

March 2009: American Embassy in Almaty, Kazakhstan. "Prehistoric Nomadism in the territory of Kazakhstan” 

Sept 2008: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA. “The Emergence and Nature of Inner Asian Pastoralism”

Sept 2008: Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), Baltimore. "Pastoralist Landscape Formation and Early Herding Societies along the Inner Asian Mountain Corridor”

April 2008: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, St. Louis, MO. “Modeling Ancient Nomadic Landscapes and Human Terrain in Inner Asia”

March 2008: University of Buffalo, Dept of Anthropology/National Center for Geographic Information Analysis (NCGIA), IGERT Lecturer. “Simulated Vegetation Indexes and their implications for High-Resolution Paleo-landcover reconstruction in the Eurasian Steppe Zone”

Feb 2008: Eastern Illinois University, Department of Anthropology. “The emergence of Mountain Pastoralism in Inner Eurasia”

Dec 2007: University of Bologna, Ravenna (Italy), Dept of Archaeology. "Living on the edge: Pastoralist Occupation of Semirech’ye, Kazakhstan”