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Call No.: 2000.19
Repository: Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology Archives, Harvard University
Creator: Yule, Paul
Title: Yule, Paul, Research Papers and Publications Illustrations,
Date(s): 1940-1995, and undated
Quantity: 3 linear feet
Language of materials: English
Dr. Paul Yule received his B.A. from the University of Minnesota and an M.A. and PhD. from the Institute of Fine Arts in New York. From 1975 to 1979 he studied at the Universität Marburg, and was granted his habilitation from the Univesität Heidelberg in Near Eastern Archaeology in 1995. His dissertation was entitled Die Gräberfelder in Samad al Sh_n (Sultanat Oman): Materialien zu einer Kulturgeschichte. His archaeological work has centered on the Sultanate of Oman and other parts of the Near East and in South Asia. He has excavated at al Amqat, Samad al Shan, al Maysar (Amlah), al Shir (Oman), W_d_Jiz, al Amq_t (Bawshar), and in Iraq, Germany, and Pakistan. Over the course of his career, Yule has taught courses at New York University, College of Mount St. Vincent (Riverdale, NY), Universität Bonn, and the Universität Heidelberg, and has directed numerous excavations.Sources:Personal communication, Heidi Miller, April 2001.
- 1985a Figuren, Schmuckformen und Täfelchen der Harappa-Kultur. Prähistorische Bronzefunde I, Band 6. München: C.H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.
- 1985b Harappazeitliche Metallgefässe in Pakistan und Nordwestindien. Prähistorische Bronzefunde II, Band 7. München: C.H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
- 1985c Metalwork of the Bronze Age in India. Prähistorische Bronzefunde XX, Band 8. München: C.H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung.
- 1989 The Copper Hoards of the Indian Subcontinent, Preliminaries for an Interpretation. Mainz: Jahrbuch Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums 36.
Materials are organized in six series:
- I. Research journals and photographs 1981-1995
- II. Correspondence, 1983
- III. Object Cards [circa 1981-1995]
- IV. Publications draft materials, undated
- V. Indices and guides [circa 1981-1995]
- VI. Oversize material, undated
- VII. Negatives (2000.19.2) transferred to Cool Storage, B2.
Between 1981 and 1995 Dr. Yule traveled throughout India and Pakistan examining, photographing, and drawing ancient metal objects at many institutions. The majority of the artifacts he studied belong to the Indus Valley Civilization and contemporary sites, as well as some material from the second millennium BCE. The freshly gathered information was combined with a thorough study of all published metal objects of the Indian subcontinent (primarily from the third millennium BCE). Sites documented in the Yule Papers include: Mohenjo-daro,Harappa, Chanhu-daro, Lothal, Kalibangan, Chandigarh, Rangpur, Surkotada, Banawali, Jimina Hill (Trap Rock excavations), the S.C. Roy Collection from Ranchi, and objects found in the Northwest Frontier Province of Pakistan (Swat Valley, Sarai Khola). The archival materials reveal the meticulous documentation and research Yule conducted. He subsequently published four artifact catalogues (1985a, 1985b, 1985c, 1989), and some of his drafts for these volumes are included in his papers.