Book Series Subartu, vol. 51

Kültepe at the Crossroads between Disciplines

Society, Settlement and Environment from the Fourth to the First Millennium BC

Fikri Kulakoğlu, Cécile Michel (eds)

  • Pages: approx. 350 p.
  • Size:216 x 280 mm
  • Illustrations:78 b/w, 196 col., 28 tables b/w.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2024


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The fifth volume of the Kültepe International Meetings (KIM) gathers archaeological, historical and philological studies dedicated to Kültepe, ancient Kaneš (central Anatolia) and its surroundings.

BIO

Fikri Kulakoğlu, Professor of Archaeology at Ankara University, is the director of the Kültepe excavations since 2006 and an expert of Central Anatolian archaeology of the Bronze Age.

Cécile Michel, Assyriologist, Director of Research at the National Center for Scientific Research (France) and Professor at Hamburg University (Germany) belongs, since the 90’s, to the international team in charge of the publication of Kültepe tablets; she is a member of the Kültepe archaeological mission.

Summary

This fifth volume of a collection devoted to the interdisciplinary meetings held one every two years at Kültepe, ancient Kaneš, brings together eighteen contributions dedicated to the archaeology and history of this Central Anatolian site and its surroundings. Each chapter within the volume presents the results of current research into Kültepe, thus continuing the holistic approach first demonstrated in earlier volumes of the Kültepe International Meetings sub-series of revitalizing one of the most important cultural centres of early Anatolia and of emphasising its importance as a pilot site for interdisciplinary studies. Drawing on Kültepe’s unique textual and archaeological data, the studies gathered here are organized into four key thematic sections devoted respectively to politics, law and religion; women, family and correspondence; human and animal skeletons; and to the most recent archaeological excavations in Kültepe covering a period from the Chalcolithic to Hellenistic times.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

List of Illustrations

Acknowledgements

1. Kültepe at the Crossroads between Disciplines: An Introduction
Cécile Michel

Politics, Law and Religion

2. A City-State’s Diplomacy in the Early Middle Bronze Age Near East
Jan Gerrit Dercksen & Jacob Jan de Ridder

3. Law and Justice in Kaneš and its Depiction on Cylinder Seals. A New Interpretation of the Motifs ‘Ball-Staff’ and ‘Pot’


Adelheid Otto

4. The Origins and History of the God Šarra-mātān
Yoram Cohen

5. The Cult of Aškašepa in Hittite Sources
Amir Gilan

Women, Family and Correspondence

6. Keeping in Touch: Language and Mobility of Assyrian Women in Old Assyrian Period
Anita Fattori

7. The Hand of a Woman?
Wiebke Beyer

8. Invoking Relations in Old Assyrian and Old Babylonian Letters. The Rhetoric of aḫī atta, abī atta, etc.
Matthias Adelhofer

9. The Seals in the Šalim-Aššur Family (94/k)
Agnete W. Lassen

Of Humans and Animals

10. A First Attempt to Assess Activity Patterns at Kültepe: Studying Entheseal Changes in the Bronze Age Skeletal Sample
Donald Kale, Handan Üstündağ,  Semih Özen, Doruk Cafer Özgü, Fikri Kulakoğlu

11. Reconstructing Bronze Age Diet from Stable Isotopes Analysis: Preliminary Results from Kültepe-Kaneš
Kameray Özdemir, Handan Üstündağ,, Turhan Doğan, Furkan Kulak, Fikri Kulakoğlu

12. Of Lions and Sheep. Animal Exploitation at Kültepe and in Central Anatolia during the Middle Bronze Age. New Data from Recent Excavations
Fikri Kulakoğlu, Luca Peyronel, Claudia Minniti

Recent Discoveries at Kültepe and Vicinity

13. Discovering the Late Chalcolithic Period at Kültepe: Excavations of the Central Trench, Kültepe (2021-2022)
Fikri Kulakoğlu, Ryoichi Kontani and Yuji Yamaguchi

14. Changes ın the Settlement Plan at the End of the Thırd Mıllennıum bc ın Kültepe-Kaneš: New Data on the Transıtıon from Publıc Buıldıngs to Prıvate Workshops
Yılmaz Rıdvanoğulları, Güzel Öztürk,Cihan Ay, Elif Genç & Fikri Kulakoğlu

15. The Settlement Sequence of Kültepe from the Late Early to the Middle Bronze Age. Stratigraphic and Ceramic Periodization from Recent Excavations in the Southern Sector of the Mound
Fikri Kulakoğlu, Luca Peyronel, Valentina Oselini & Agnese Vacca

16. Šamuha and Kaneš
Andreas Müller-Karpe

17. Two New Tablets from the House of Kuliya, Son of Ali-abum, and One Broken Envelope. 2022 Kültepe Texts (Kt 22/k 02-03, 05)
Adam Anderson

18. Recent Excavations on the Mound of Kültepe. A New Public Building from the End of the Karum Period at Kaneš-Neša
Fikri Kulakoğlu and Luca Peyronel

19. Studies on Kültepe’s Hellenistic Period: Preliminary Evaluations of the 2022 Excavations
 Burcu Tüysüz, Yılmaz Rıdvanoğulları