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The sources consist of texts relating to the Pyrotechnological Survey of 1968. These unpublished and published reports, letters, and field notebooks were collected and cross-referenced with the samples from the survey (Arab, 2003). The written data is furthermore useful to those interested in the geology and pyrotechnology of the regions surveyed during the 1968 expedition, and the broader socio/political aspects of archaeological practice. The textual data is stored, with the artefacts, at the IoA, UCL, and are accessible subject to the Institute of Archaeology’s regulations. The full list of sources is presented here ordered by publication type (e.g. journal article, unpublished report), section (catalogue number), or by author.

The rare unpublished documents relating to the survey are currently being digitised, and will be become available for download on this website in the near future. The PDFs with these documents can be accessed directly from the list below or on the detailed reference page:
:: April 2007: Several of Beno Rothenberg's photographs (code C02) have been scanned and are available for viewing.
:: June 2007: Most of the correspondence of section B has now been added to the website.
:: November 2007: the Geological Survey report (code D02) has been added to the website (15 Mb PDF)


Clicking a source will present the full reference for that sample.

Section A- Received from Professor Pleiner in 2002, preliminary reports and results of analysis undertaken on samples from the 1968 Survey by various members of the expedition.

Section B- Tylecote's notes from the British Museum, including his field note book, letters and documents of interest, received from Dr Paul Craddock in 2002.

Section C- Received from Professor Rothenberg, field note book and photographs from the 1968 survey, and a taped conversation in 2002.

Section D- Received from Fred Klinger the Geological report of the 1968 survey and correspondence in 2003.

Section E- Published reports and articles relating to the survey of 1968 and other investigations of relevance in Iran.

Section F- Correspondence relating to the survey of 1968, with varied peoples in 2002/2003. A copy of the book published by Wertime’s son Richard Wertime.


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Section A- Received from Professor Pleiner in 2002, preliminary reports and results of analysis undertaken on samples from the 1968 Survey by various members of the expedition.
:: (A01) Radomír Pleiner : A proposal for a pyrotechnological reconnaissance in Afghanistan, Iran & Turkey   pdf PDF (0.98 Mb)
:: (A02) Theodore Wertime : A metallurgical expedition through the Persian Desert   pdf PDF (2.59 Mb)
:: (A03) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Wertime pyrotechnological expedition –1968 Metallurgical sites: A preliminary report   pdf PDF (0.94 Mb)
:: (A04) Ronald Frank Tylecote : National Geographic-Smithsonian Pyrotechnological expedition, 1968. Progress report   pdf PDF (0.86 Mb)
:: (A05) F.R. Matson : The National Geographic-Smithsonian Institution Pyrotechnological reconnaissance expedition to Afghanistan, Iran & Turkey 1968. -Ceramic Aspects. A preliminary report   pdf PDF (1.14 Mb)
:: (A06) Robert H. Brill : The National Geographic-Smithsonian Institution pyrotechnological reconnaissance Survey. Preliminary report on observations to Early Glass Technology   pdf PDF (0.63 Mb)
:: (A07) Radomír Pleiner : Preliminary report on the expedition of the metallurgical team (Illinois State Project, Iran 1966)   pdf PDF (3.54 Mb)
:: (A08) Radomír Pleiner et al. : Smithsonian Institute & National Geographic Society Pyrotechnological expedition, Afghanistan-Iran 1968, Chemical analysis of slags & ores
   pdf PDF (0.05 Mb)
:: (A09) Radomír Pleiner : Smithsonian Institute & National Geographic Society Pyrotechnological expedition, Afghanistan-Iran 1968, Spectral analysis of slags and ores   pdf PDF (0.08 Mb)
:: (A10) Radomír Pleiner : Smithsonian Institute & National Geographic Society Pyrotechnological expedition, Afghanistan-Iran 1968, Fusibility test of slags   pdf PDF (0.07 Mb)
:: (A11) Radomír Pleiner : National Geographic Society pyrotechnolgical expedition to Afghanistan, Iran & Turkey 1968, Basic data to the report
   pdf PDF (1.19 Mb)

Section B- Tylecotes notes from the British Museum, including his field note book, letters and documents of interest, received from Dr Paul Craddock in 2002.
:: (B01) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Letters ’67 to Braidwood    pdf PDF (0.97 Mb)
:: (B02) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Letters about ’68 survey    pdf PDF (0.11 Mb)
:: (B03) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Letters ’68 Tylecote to Cyril Stanley Smith    pdf PDF (0.62 Mb)
:: (B04) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Memo about survey from Wertime    pdf PDF (0.61 Mb)
:: (B05) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Preparation letters for ’68 survey    pdf PDF (3.79 Mb)
:: (B06) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Letter post survey, relevant to survey of ’68    pdf PDF (1.39 Mb)
:: (B07) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Letters of ’69, relevant to ’68 survey    pdf PDF (0.81 Mb)
:: (B08) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Letters 1970, varied subjects    pdf PDF (0.31 Mb)
:: (B09) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Wertime’s application to the National Geographic Society in 1970    pdf PDF (2.18 Mb)
:: (B10) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Letters from ’71    pdf PDF (0.77 Mb)
:: (B11) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Letters of ’73
:: (B12) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Letters of ’73, Klinger & Tylecote about ’68 survey    pdf PDF (1.02 Mb)
:: (B13) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Varied correspondence from ’73-’74
:: (B14) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Programme for pyrotechnological survey    pdf PDF (1.64 Mb)
:: (B15) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Tylecote’s notebook from survey of ’68    pdf PDF (38.09 Mb)
:: (B16) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Tylecote’s typed notes from survey of ’68    pdf PDF (5.04 Mb)
:: (B17) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Analysis of samples from ’68 survey    pdf PDF (1.35 Mb)
:: (B18) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Samples bagged for examination ’68 survey    pdf PDF (0.86 Mb)
:: (B19) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Slags from ’68 survey    pdf PDF (0.26 Mb)
:: (B20) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Site names, numbers and who took samples    pdf PDF (2.84 Mb)
:: (B21) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Tylecote site sketches ’68 survey    pdf PDF (1.03 Mb)
:: (B22) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Catalogue of photos from ’68 survey, not photos    pdf PDF (2.69 Mb)
:: (B23) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Specimen examination by professor Negahban at Marlik    pdf PDF (0.65 Mb)
:: (B24) Ronald Frank Tylecote : ‘68 samples tested in 1969    pdf PDF (0.84 Mb)
:: (B25) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Abstract bits and pieces
:: (B26) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Proposal for price of analysis in ’68    pdf PDF (0.6 Mb)

Section C- Received from Professor Rothenberg, field note book and photographs from the 1968 survey, and a taped conversation in 2002.
:: (C01) Beno Rothenberg : Copy of field notebook of survey ’68   pdf PDF (15.72 Mb)
:: (C02) Beno Rothenberg : Photographs taken by Beno Rothenberg on survey of ’68   pdf PDF (4.56 Mb)
:: (C03) Beno Rothenberg : Tape of conversation with Beno Rothenberg in 2002 at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL

Section D- Received from Fred Klinger the Geological report of the 1968 survey and correspondence in 2003.
:: (D01) Fred L. Klinger : Letters from Klinger 2003   pdf PDF (0.5 Mb)
:: (D02) J. A. Domenico : Tin & other elements in sediments and beach sands from Afghanistan, Iran & Turkey   pdf PDF (15.2 Mb)

Section E- Published reports and articles relating to the survey of 1968 and other investigations of relevance in Iran.
:: (E01) Martha Goodway : Theodore A. Wertime (obituary)
:: (E02a) J.R. Caldwell : Investigations at Tal-i-Iblis
:: (E02b) Cyril Stanley Smith : Preliminary reports of the metallurgical project
:: (E02c) Theodore A. Wertime : A metallurgical expedition through the Persian Desert
:: (E02d) Radomír Pleiner : Preliminary evaluation of the 1966 metallurgical investigation in Iran
:: (E03) Theodore A. Wertime : National Geographic Society-Smithsonian pyrotechnological reconnaissance of Afghanistan, Iran & Turkey 1968
:: (E04) Theodore A. Wertime : Man’s first encounter with metallurgy
:: (E05) Theodore A. Wertime : A metallurgical expedition through the Persian Desert
:: (E06) Ronald Frank Tylecote : Early metallurgy in the Near East
:: (E07) Theodore A. Wertime : The beginnings of metallurgy: A new look
:: (E08) J.R. Caldwell : Tal-I-Iblis Site Report
:: (E09a) Andreas Hauptmann : Early Bronze Age copper metallurgy at Shar-I Sokhta (Iran) reconsidered
:: (E09b) Vincent C. Pigott : The Development of metal production on the Iranian Plateau
:: (E09c) Vincent C. Pigott : A heartland of metallurgy

Section F- Correspondence relating to the survey of 1968, with varied peoples in 2002/2003. A copy of the book published by Wertime’s son Richard Wertime.
:: (F01) Martha Goodway : Correspondence with Martha Goodway & National Geographic Society   pdf PDF (2.02 Mb)
:: (F02) Bob Brill : Correspondence with Bob Brill   pdf PDF (1.77 Mb)
:: (F03) John Wertime : Correspondence with John Wertime   pdf PDF (0.85 Mb)
:: (F04) Sam Bingham : Correspondence with Sam Bingham   pdf PDF (1.19 Mb)
:: (F05) Mark Brand : Correspondence with Mark Brand   pdf PDF (0.84 Mb)
:: (F06) R. Wertime : Citadel on the Mountain: A Memoir of father and son
:: (F07) Dan Potts : Correspondence with Dan Potts   pdf PDF (0.78 Mb)
:: (F08) Mr Riyazi : Report of some of the sites from Mr Riyazi, Iran

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This page last modified 12 March, 2009 :: © text: Roya Arab :: © coding Xander Veldhuijzen :: This website was supported by the Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF) and the Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies (IAMS).

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