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Identity, Diversity & Contact
from the Southern Balkans to Xinjiang, from the Upper Palaeolithic to Alexander

M. Lebeau (ed.)
approx. 310 p., 226 b/w ill., 216 x 280 mm, 2021
ISBN: 978-2-503-58949-7
Languages: English
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This volume presents peer-reviewed contributions based on papers first presented at the biennial International Congress ‘The East’ (ICE). Dedicated to the archaeology and history of a region that spans from the Southern Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean, via the Near and Middle East, the Persian Gulf, and the Caucasus, across to Central Asia, Pakistan, and Xinjiang, the ICE series encourages the publication of research that cuts across not just geographical and chronological boundaries, but also the borders that exist between disciplines. The first ICE Conference chose as its theme ‘Identity, Diversity, and Contact’, and the papers drawn together in this volume comprise several sub-topics, including evolution and resilience, movement, mobility, and migration, long distance and the longue durée, and cultural and economic contacts.

Table of Contents

The East Collection and the International Congress ICE 1 — The East: An Introduction — MARC LEBEAU

A Closer Look at the Anatolian Prehistoric Arts — MARCEL OTTE

The Dispersal of Pressure Débitage Technology to Central and Southwest Asia — YOSHIHIRO NISHIAKI

Bronze Age Oases in the Tarim Basin (Xinjiang, China): Identities, Early Contacts and Interaction Networks (3rd-2nd mill. BC) — CORINNE DEBAINE-FRANCFORT

The Neolithisation of Central Asia: Emergence of Cultural Identities and Long-Distance Networks — FRÉDÉRIQUE BRUNET

Pazyryk in its Landscape Setting: The Materials and Materiality of Cultural Contact — KAREN S. RUBINSON & KATHERYN M. LINDUFF

When East and West First Met: The Nature of Cultural and Technological Transmissions at the Dawn of the Silk Roads — ALISON BETTS, PETER JIA, MICHAEL SPATE, QI MENG & MUMTAZ YATOO

Made in Indus, Made in Oman, and Made in Susiana: Meluhha and Makkan at Kish, Telloh, and Susa as seen from Weights and Ingots — ENRICO ASCALONE

Migrations, Transfers, Exchanges, Convergences? Assessing Similarities and Differences among the Earliest Farmers between the Daulatabad and Kachi Plains (southern Iran and Pakistan) — BENJAMIN MUTIN & OMRAN GARAZHIAN

The Human Remains from the Collective Iron-Age Burial ff Hatsarat (Armenia) — FRANCESCA BERTOLDI, RUZAN MKRTCHYAN, ASHOT PILIPOSYAN, PIERA ALLEGRA RASIA, ROBERTO CAMERIERE & HASMIK SIMONYAN

The Crown of Death: Diadems with Repoussé Decoration in the Early Bronze Age — VITTORIA DALL'ARMELLINA

Fortified Kura-Araxes Settlements in the Highlands of Eastern Anatolia: Lake Van Basin and Mt Ağrı —AYNUR ÖZFIRAT

In the Pre-Urartian Period, Were the Societies of the Eastern Anatolian Highlands Egalitarian? A General Review — MEHMET IŞIKLI

Road Connections of the Second Millennium BC that Connect the Coastal Region of Giresun to Lycus Basin — SALIH KAYMAKÇI

Figurines with Coffee-bean-eyes from the Khabur and Beyond: Significance of an Iconographic Detail — ALEXANDER PRUß

A Ceramic Tale of Three ‘oikumenai’ from the Qara Dag Area (Iraqi Kurdistan) — JOHNNY SAMUELE BALDI & MELANIA ZINGARELLO

Provincial Identity via Middle Assyrian Mortuary Material — PETRA M. CREAMER

Is the Luwian Language an Ethnic or a Cultural Marker in Iron Age Syria? — GUY BUNNENS

Oluz Höyük: Persian (Achaemenid) Settlement in North-central Anatolia — ŞEVKET DÖNMEZ & MONA SABA

The Role of Syria in Inter-Regional Exchanges in the Second Half of the Third Millennium BC: Some Remarks — MARIA GIOVANNA BIGA

On the Origin of Near Eastern Cylinder Seals in the Early Bronze Age Aegean: New Evidence from the Northern and Central Levantine Coast — HERMANN GENZ

Emerging Complexity: The East Aegean/Western Anatolia and Crete in the Middle Bronze Age (c. 2000–1700 BCE) — OURANIA KOUKA

Hittites and Neo-Hittites in Northern Syria: New Perspectives for their Interrelations — WINFRIED ORTHMANN

Interest Classification:
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Ancient history & archaeology: Africa & Asia
China & East Asia
Egypt & North Africa
Palestine & Near East
India & South Asia
Mesopotamia & Iranian plateau (Middle East)

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