Yule, Paul 1947-

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Yule, Paul 1947-

PERSONAL:

Born August 18, 1947, in Minneapolis, MN; son of James (an electrical engineer) and Georgette (a designer) Yule; married; wife's name Margret; children: Luisa Marie Yule Glaser. Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of Minnesota, B.A., 1969; New York University, M.A., 1974, Ph.D., 1979; attended University of Marburg, 1975-79; University of Heidelberg, habilitation, 1995. Politics: Liberal. Hobbies and other interests: Photography, riding.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Bamberg, Germany. Office— Semitistik, Schulgasse 2, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany; fax: 0049-951-5191617. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

College of Mount St. Vincent, Riverdale, NY, lecturer, 1979; German Archaeological Institute, Bonn, Germany, fellow, 1980-81; cultural properties officer for Gemeinde Nettersheim, Germany, 1984-85; University of Bonn, Bonn, lecturer in Oriental studies, 1985-86; German Archaeological Mission to Sultanate of Oman, Muscat, field director, 1987-91, codirector of mission, 1993—. University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany, archaeologist, 1990—, lecturer, 1990-2004, professor, 2004—, head of German archaeological expeditions to Zafar, Yemen, 2000-04, and Orissa, 2001-04; Rheinish-Westfalian Technical University, head of research group for urban history, 1998-2000. Research associate for a Bronze Age prehistory project, Frankfurt am Main, West Germany (now Germany), 1981-89; Corpus of Prehistoric Asian Metalfinds, project leader, 1985—; German Mining Museum, senior researcher, 1995-96; director, field director, surveyor, and excavator for numerous archaeological expeditions, particularly in the Middle East, beginning 1972. Military service: U.S. Army Reserve, 1969-78.

MEMBER:

Society for Arabian Studies, Deutsch Orient Gesellschaft, International Riding Club (Bonn, Germany; vice director, 1994-98).

AWARDS, HONORS:

Numerous grants for archaeological research and excavation.

WRITINGS:

Early Cretan Seals: A Study of Chronology, Philipp von Zabern (Mainz am Rhein, Germany), 1981.

The New Incas, New Pyramid Press (London, England), 1983.

Metalwork of the Bronze Age in India, Beck (Munich, Germany), 1985.

(With Gerd Weisgerber) The Metal Hoard from 'Ibri/Selme Sultanate of Oman, Franz Steiner Verlag (Stuttgart, Germany), 2001.

Die Gräberfelder in Samad al Shan (Sultanat Oman): Materialien zu einer Kulturgeschichte, two volumes, M. Leidorf (Rahden/Westfalia, Germany), 2001.

Also author of shorter works. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including European Journal of Mineralogy, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Geo-Connexion, Journal of the American Oriental Society, South Asian Archaeology, Anthropos, Man in India, Antiquity, Man and Environment, and Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy. Coeditor, Nubica, 1992—.

SIDELIGHTS:

Paul Yule told CA: "I am a technical writer whose specialty is ancient cultures. Their representation with brilliant graphics is very rewarding. This is all the more so when the printing is excellent. There are many sources of inspiration. Nowadays I generally sketch the text before I begin. From this skeleton I develop paragraphs without naming them individually beforehand. I was always interested in Arabia—my special topic. Perhaps one reason is that my family originated in the Orient. There is a great sense of discovery in writing about the archaeology and life in general in the Yemen."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Journal of Near Eastern Studies, April, 2004, D.T. Potts, review of The Metal Hoard from 'Ibri/Selme Sultanate of Oman, p. 157.