Proceedings of the 1st Kültepe International Meeting. Kültepe, September 19-23, 2013. Studies Dedicated to Kutlu Emre
(Kültepe International Meetings 1)
, C. Michel (eds.)
XIV+249 p., 79 b/w ill., 22 b/w tables, 210 x 295 mm, 2015
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This first volume of the Kültepe International Meetings gathers interdisciplinary studies dedicated to Kültepe, ancient Kaneš (central Anatolia), and its environment, mainly during the Bronze Age.
This book is the first of a new series dedicated to the site of Kültepe, ancient Kaneš, in central Anatolia. It is the report of a conference which took place at Kültepe on September 2013. Contributions written by the best specialists of the field focus on Kültepe and its environment, mainly during the Bronze Age, and on its Assyrian settlement located in the lower town. The volume brings about a reflection on archaeological and textual materials, and provides an interdisciplinary summary of the state of research. It is divided into six sections dedicated to the following topics: archaeology, chronology and population of Kültepe; archives unearthed in the houses belonging to Assyrians; Old Assyrian writing and literacy; Anatolian settlements and daily life; metals and minerals; Kültepe after the Middle Bronze Age.
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Fikri Kulakoğlu, Professor of archaeology at Ankara University, is the director of Kültepe excavations since 2006.
Cécile Michel, Director of Research at the National Center for Scientific Research (France), belongs, since the 90s, to the international team in charge of the publication of Kültepe tablets.
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Fikri Kulakoğlu and Cécile Michel
Part 1: Kültepe Archaeology, Chronology and Population
 Tahsin Özgüç: The Nestor of Anatolian Archaeology
 Current Research at Kültepe
 The Relative Chronology of the Old Assyrian Period and its Consequences
 Paternal Estates in Old Assyrian Society
Part 2: Kültepe Archives Belonging to Assyrians
 The Archive of Ali-ahum (I). The documents excavated in N-O-P/20 in 1950
Jan Gerrit Dercksen
 The Archive of Šu-Ištar son of Aššur-bāni (Kt 92/k 264-1008)
 The Archive of Elamma son of Iddin-Suen and his Family
Klaas R. Veenhof
 Women in the Family of Alāhum son of Iddin-Suen (1993 Kültepe archives)
 A letter of Ennam-Aššur son of Šalim-ahum Discovered in 2001 at Kültepe
 The Remaining Unpublished Kültepe Tablets from the Hrozný Excavations in 1925 Housed in Istanbul
Part 3: Writing
 Old Assyrian Writing – Origins and Changes and the Secret of KEL A
 Old Assyrian Literacy: Formulating a Method for Graphic Analysis and Some Initial Results
Part 4: Anatolian Settlements and Daily Life
 Simulating Pas Human Landscapes: Models of Settlement Hierarchy in Central Anatolia during the Old Assyrian Colony Period
Alessio Palmisano and Mark Altaweel
 Village Life in Ancient Anatolia: the case of Talwahšušara
 Idols. Representations of Religious Practice at Kültepe in the Light of New Research Güzel Öztürk
Part 5: Metals and Minerals
 Ancient Stone Materials Used For Ore Enrichment In Anatolia
 Cassiterite (Tin) Mineralization Related with Erciyes Volcanic Activities and the Mode of Formation of the Magnetite-Cassiterite-Yazganite-Tridymite Paragenesis and its Implication for Bronze Alloys
 Continuity of Tin Bronze Consumption during the Late Thrid Millennium BC at Kültepe
Joseph W. Lehner, Evren Yazgan, Ernst Pernicka and Fikri Kulakoğlu
 The Archaeometallurgical Study on Metal Artifacts of Kültepe in the Assyrian Trade Colony Period
Part 6: Kültepe after the Middle Bronze Age
 Kültepe after Kaneš
 Recent Practices for the Conservation of Adobe Ruins of Kültepe
Mehmet and Drahşan Uğuryol