Prof. Dr. Kamal Aldin Niknami

Department of Archaeology

University of Tehran, Iran

Professor for Archaeology



2000 Ph.D., Archaeological Methods, Sheffield University, UK

1989 M.A., Archaeology, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran

1984 B.A., Archaeology, Tehran University, Iran

Research Fields

Techniques of Archaeology

Landscape Archaeology

Quantitative Archaeology

Publications (selected)

  1. NIKNAMI, K.A. and ASKARPOUR, V., 2013, A GIS modelingof prehistoric site distribution in the Sarfirouzabad Plain of Kermanshah, Northwestern Iran,International Journal of Heritage in the Digital Era 2 (3): 343-359.
  2. MOHAMADIFAR Y., and NIKNAMI, K.A., 2013, Parthian settlement patterns in the Central Zagros region of Western Iran, International Journal of Archaeology, 2013; 1(1): 6-12.
  3. BALMAKI, B., and NIKNAMI, K.A., 2013, Analyzing typical characteristics of Central Zagros potteries during The Chalcolithic period, Archaeological Discovery, 1: 23-31.
  4. NIKNAMI, K.A., HRANDOUST, H., and TAHMASEBI, A., 2013,Environmental and cultural factors hnfluencing Parthian archaeological site distribution in the Sarfirouzabad plain of Kermanshah, Northwest of Iran, International Journal of Geosiences, 4: 69-77.
  5. NIKNAMI, K.A., HRANDOUST, H., and TAHMASEBI, A., 2013,Environmental and Cultural Factors Influencing Parthian Archaeological Site Distribution in the Sarfirouzabad Plain of Kermanshah, Northwest of Iran, International Journal of Geosiences, 4: 69-77.
  6. NIKNAMI K.A., NOURI, S., and OLYAEE, P., 2012,Compositional analysis in identifying obsidian artifact groups: case study from the Northwestern Iranian archaeological sites, Science Series Data Report Journal,Vol.4, No. 11;Nov 2012.
  7. BALMAKI, B., and NIKNAMI, K.A., 2012,Survey of new discovered Chalcolithic sites in northern hillside of Alvandmountains (eastern central Zagros mountains), Researcher 4 (10).
  8. MOUSAVI KOHPAR, S.M., SHEIKH SHOAEE, F., NIKNAMI, K.A., and VAHDATI NASAB, H., 2012, Reconstruction of the dietary regimes of the Iron Age populations using stable isotope analysis: case study Gohar Tepe, Northern Iran, American Journal of Scientific Research67: 149-161.
  9. NIKNAMI, K.A., NIKZAD, M., and ALIBEIGI, S., 2012,New evidence of the Neolithic period in West Central Zagros: the Sarfirouzabad-Mahidasht region, Iran,Documenta Praehistorica XXXIX: 453-458.
  10. NIKNAMI, K.A., and RAMEZANI, M., 2012, Ali Kosh Lady and her artificially modified head: an appraisal, Iranian Journal of Archaeological Studies 2 (1): 17-24.
  11. ALIBEIGI, S., and NIKNAMI, K.A., 2012, The Location of the Parthian city of Bagistana in Bisotun, Kermanshah, Iranica Antiqua 47: 117-131.
  12. NIKNAMI, K.A., KAZEMPOUR, M., and ESKANDARI, N., 2011, The Petroglyphs of Dowzdaghi Northwestern Iran, Rock Art 29: 113-115.
  13. NIKNAMI, K.A., CHYCHI AMIRKHIZ, A., and GLOSCOK, M., 2010, Provenance studies of Calcolithic obsidian artifacts from near Lake Urmia region, Northwestern Iran. Archaeometry 52: 19-30.
  14. NIKNAMI, K.A., CHYCHI AMIRKHIZ, A., andFAESHI JALALI, F., 2009, Spatial pattern of archaeological site distribution on the eastern shores of Lake Urmia, Northwestern Iran, Archeologia e Calcolatori 20: 261-276.
  15. NIKNAMI, K.A., and JAYEZ, M., 2009 New Epipalaeolithic Protoneolithic sites on the Izeh Plain, Kuzistan, Iran. Antiquity 38, Issue 321.
  16. NIKNAMI, K.A., 2007, A stochastic model to simulate and predict archaeological landscape taphonomy, Archeologia e Calcolatori 18: 101-120.
  17. NIKNAMI, K.A., and SAEEDI HARSINI, M.R., 2006, A GIS based predictive mapping to locate prehistoric site locations in the Gamasb River Basin, Central Zagros, Iran, In: S. Campana and M. Forte (eds.), From Space to Place. BAR International Series 249-255.
  18. NIKNAMI, K.A., 2006, Perspective theorique de l’evaluation de la sensibilite des sites du paysage archeogiqe selon une double approche: statistique et prospection au sol. un cas d’etude d’Iran. Archeologia e Calcolatori 17: 83-96.
  19. NIKNAMI, K.A., 2005, Iran: Archaeological heritage in crises: developing an effective management system for archaeology. Journal of Cultural Heritage 6 (4): 345-350.
  20. NIKNAMI, K.A., 2004, Whither Iranian archaeology: an overview of the Iranian perspective on theoretical archaeology. International Journal of Humanities. University of Tarbiat Moddaress, 11: 5-21.

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