Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology

2014 Edition
| Editors: Claire Smith

Masson, Vadim M.

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0465-2_1699

Basic Biographical Information

Vadim Mikhailovich Masson (1929–2010) (Fig. 1) was one of the most prominent archaeologists of Russia, a scientist with an international reputation, a pioneering researcher of ancient cultures of the South of Central Asia, and an important theorist who developed questions around the social and economic organization of proto-state (complex) societies.
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  1. Masson, V.M. 1971. Poselenie Djeitun: Problema stanovleniya proizvodyaschey ekonomiki [Dzheytun's settlement] (MIA 180). Leningrad: Nauka.Google Scholar

Further Reading

  1. Masson, V.M. 1961. The first farmers in Turkmenia. Antiquity 139.Google Scholar
  2. - 1981a. Urban centers and early class society, in P.L. Kohl (ed.) The Bronze Age civilization of Central Asia. New York: Armonk.Google Scholar
  3. - 1981b. Altyn-depe: Raskopki goroda bronzovogo veka v Yuzhnom Turkmenistane [Alty-depe: excavation of Bronze Age’s town in South Turkmenistan]. Leningrad: Nauka.Google Scholar
  4. - 1983. A new type of culture formation leading to food production economy and social progress. Journal of Central Asia 6(1).Google Scholar
  5. - 1985. La dialectique des traditions et des innovations dans le dévelopement culturel de la Bactrian, in L'archéologie de la Bactriane ancienne. Paris: Editions du Centre national de la recherche scientifique.Google Scholar
  6. - 2006. Kulturogenez drevney Tsentral’noi Azii (Cultural genesis of ancient Central Asia). Saint Petersburg: Saint Petersburg State University.Google Scholar
  7. Masson, V.M. & V.I. Sarianidi. 1972. Central Asia: Turkmenia before Achaemenides. London.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Theory and History of CultureSamara State Academy of Culture and ArtsSamaraRussia