Book Series Subartu, vol. 13

Atlas of PreClassical Upper Mesopotamia (APUM)

with a contribution by ALEXANDER PRUSS

S. Anastasio, M. Lebeau, M. Sauvage (eds)

  • Pages: 420 p.
  • Size:210 x 295 mm
  • Illustrations:60 col.
  • Language(s):English
  • Publication Year:2004

  • ISBN: 978-2-503-99120-7
  • Paperback
  • Available


Due to an important number of salvage projects and rescue excavations in Northern Syria, Southern Turkey and Northern Iraq, the archaeological records documenting Upper Mesopotamia drastically increased these last decades. More than 300 regular or rescue preclassical excavations have been registered in Upper Mesopotamia so far. This Atlas of Preclassical Upper Mesopotamia is the result of a systematic examination of the published evidence. More than 100 collaborators have contributed to set up an analytical repertory, summing up the available data through a standardized file. This repertory enumerates each site and reports topography, dimensions of the settlement, geographical location, data on the excavations, periods of occupation (A to Z), environmental and archaeometrical studies, material culture (72 entries), 14C samplings and bibliography. All these ancient settlements are carefully located in new 4-colour maps. Subartu XI includes an updated bibliography, to be considered as the Supplement to Subartu I.