Book Series Arcane , vol. 5

Associated Regional Chronologies for the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean

Tigridian Region

Elena Rova (ed)

  • Pages: xii + 448 p.
  • Size:210 x 297 mm
  • Illustrations:119 b/w, 36 tables b/w.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2019

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  • ISBN: 978-2-503-53497-8
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BIO

Elena Rova is professor of ‘Near Eastern Archaeology and Art History’ at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Her main research field is the archaeology of Upper Mesopotamia and the neighbouring areas (Anatolia, Southern Caucasus) in the 4th and 3rd millennium BC. Over the last 30 years she has been doing fieldwork in Northern Iraq (Tell Karrana 3) and in the Syrian Jezirah (Tell Leilan, Tell Beydar), and has extensively published on the 3rd millennium BC material culture of these regions.

Summary

The fifth volume of the ARCANE series presents an up-to-date and richly illustrated synthesis of the archaeology of the 3rd millennium BC in the Upper Tigris region of Northern Iraq and South-eastern Turkey, the first to fully include the results of international rescue excavations carried out in both countries in the second half of the 20th century in the framework of dam projects. Written by well-known experts, it revises all aspects of the material culture and history, and proposes a new periodisation and terminology for the region. It thus poses a sound basis for the evaluation of the recently revived archaeological research in Iraqi Kurdistan. Together with the other volumes of the ARCANE series, it will represent an indispensable reference for students as well as for scholars of the Ancient Near East, in particular for those interested in the Early Bronze Age and in inter-regional connections.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Foreword — ELENA ROVA

Introduction — ELENA ROVA

Stratigraphy — STEVE RENETTE

Pottery — MONICA ARRIVABENI

The Pottery Sequence from Assur and Its Integration in the Tigridian Pottery Culture — CLAUDIA BEUGER

Architecture and Settlement Trends — DOROTA ŁAWECKA

Metal — ŁUKASZ RUTKOWSKI

Figurines and Small Finds — MONICA TONUSSI

Lithics — JUDITH THOMALSKY

Burials and Funerary Practices — STEFANO VALENTINI

Glyptic — HOLLY PITTMAN

Radiocarbon Dates and Periodisation for the Tigridian Region — ELISABETTA BOARETTO AND ELENA ROVA

History and Philology — MASSIMO MAIOCCHI

Conclusions — ELENA ROVA

General Bibliography

Index of Geographical Names