Provincial Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire

Author: John Macginnis,Dick Wicke,Tina Greenfield
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781902937748
Page: 408
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The Assyrian empire was in its day the greatest empire the world had ever seen. Building on the expansion of the Middle Assyrian state in the late second millennium BC, the opening centuries of the first millennium witnessed a resurgence which led to the birth of a true empire whose limits stretched from Egypt to Iran and from Anatolia to the Persian Gulf. While the Assyrian imperial capital cities have long been the focus of archaeological exploration, it is only in recent decades that the peripheral areas have been the subject of sustained research. This volume sets out to synthesise the results of this research, bringing together the outcomes of key investigations from across the empire. The provincial archaeology of the empire is presented in a new light, with studies of the archaeological imprint of Assyria in present-day Israel, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. A wide range of methodological and interpretive approaches are brought to bear on the data. Analyses of environmental zones and ecofactual datasets, material culture and architectural traditions, the permeation of literacy and the use of para-literate systems form the platform for innovative and integrative evaluations and lead to a new appreciation for the diversity of local responses to the Assyrian expansion.

On the Edge of Empires

North Mesopotamia During the Roman Period (2nd – 4th c. CE)
Author: Rocco Palermo
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317300459
Category: History
Page: 288
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On the Edge of Empires explores the mixed culture of North Mesopotamia in the Roman period. This volatile region at the eastern edge of the Roman world became during the imperial period the theater of confrontation for multiple political entities: Rome, Parthia, Sasanian Persia. Roman presence is only recognizable through military installations – forts, barracks, military camps – yet these fascinating lands tell a story of frontier people and soldiers, of trade despite war, and daily life between the Empires. This volume combines archaeological and historical, literary and environmental evidence in order to explore this important borderland between east and west. On the Edge of Empires is a valuable addition to researchers engaged in the historical and archaeological reconstruction of the frontier areas of the Roman Empire, and a fascinating study for students and scholars of the Romans and their neighbours, borderlands in antiquity, and the history and archaeology of empires.

Northern Ubaid and Late Chalcolithic 1-3 Periods in the Erbil Plain New insights from recent researches at Helawa, Iraqi Kurdistan

Published in Origini n. XXXVII/2015. Rivista annuale del Dipartimento di Scienze dell’Antichità – “Sapienza” Università di Roma | Preistoria e protostoria delle civiltà antiche – Prehistory and protohistory of ancient civilizations
Author: Luca Peyronel,Agnese Vacca
Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa
ISBN: 8849247737
Category: Social Science
Page: N.A
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The article deals with the settlement patterns of the eastern Tigridian region during the Late Ubaid and Late Chalcolithic 1-3 periods (5300-3700 BC), focusing on the archaeological evidence gathered from old and new researches in the Erbil and Makhmur plains, Iraqi Kurdistan. The regional surveys carried out in Northern Mesopotamia during the last decades and the new excavations and researches in the Erbil plain (e.g., EPAS survey, Helawa, Tell Nader, and Surezha) allow for the discussion of new data on the emergence and development of socio-economic complexity in the crucial period between the end of the 6th and the beginning of the 4th millennium BC. The evidence, especially that collected at Helawa by the Italian Expedition in the Erbil Plain (MAIPE), University IULM of Milan are presented and placed within a regional framework of analysis.

The Wide Lens in Archaeology

Honoring Brian Hesse's Contributions to Anthropological Archaeology
Author: Allan Gilbert,Justin Lev-Tov,Paula Wapnish
Publisher: ISD LLC
ISBN: 1937040968
Category: History
Page: 512
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This book honors the memory of Brian Hesse, a scholar of Near Eastern archaeology, a writer of alliterative and punned publication titles, and an accomplished amateur photographer. Hesse specialized in zooarchaeology, but he influenced a wider range of excavators and ancient historians with his broad interpretive reach. He spent much of his career analyzing faunal materials from different countries in the Middle East-including Iran, Yemen, and Israel, and his publications covered themes particular to animal bone studies, such as domestication, ancient market economics, as well as broader themes such as determining ethnicity in archaeology. The essays in this volume reflect the breadth of his interests. Most chapters share an Old World geographic setting, focusing either on Europe or the Middle East. The topics are diverse, with the majority discussing animal bones, as was Hesse's specialization, but some take a nonfaunal perspective related to the problems with which Hesse grappled. The volume is also broad in temporal scope, ranging from Neolithic Iran to early Medieval England, and it addresses theoretical matters as well as methodological innovations including taphonomy and the history of computers in zooarchaeology. Several of the essays are direct revisits to, inspirations from, or extensions of Hesse's own research. All the contributions reflect his intense interest in social questions about antiquity; the theme of social archaeology informed much of Brian Hesse's thinking, and it is why his work made such an impact on those working outside his own disciplinary research.

Origini XXXVII

Preistoria e protostoria delle civiltà antiche - Prehistory and protohistory of ancient civilizations
Author: Aa.Vv.
Publisher: Gangemi Editore spa
ISBN: 8849282087
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
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Sasanian Persia

Between Rome and the Steppes of Eurasia
Author: Eberhard Sauer
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 1474420680
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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Details Persias growing military and economic power in the late antique worldThe Sasanian Empire (3rd7th centuries) was one of the largest empires of antiquity, stretching from Mesopotamia to modern Pakistan and from Central Asia to the Arabian Peninsula. This mega-empire withstood powerful opponents in the steppe and expanded further in Late Antiquity, whilst the Roman world shrunk in size. Recent research has revealed the reasons for this success: notably population growth in some key territories, economic prosperity, and urban development, made possible through investment in agriculture and military infrastructure on a scale unparalleled in the late antique world. Our volume explores the empires relations with its neighbours and key phenomena which contributed to its wealth and power, from the empires armed forces to agriculture, trade and treatment of minorities. The latest discoveries, notably major urban foundations, fortifications and irrigations systems, feature prominently. An empire whose military might and culture rivalled Rome and foreshadowed the caliphate will be of interest to scholars of the Roman and Islamic world.Challenges our Eurocentric world view by presenting a Near-Eastern empire whose urban culture and military apparatus rivalled that of Rome Covers the latest discoveries on foundations, fortifications and irrigation systemsIncludes case studies on Sasanian frontier walls and urban culture in the Sasanian Empire

Heartland and Province

Urban and Rural Settlement in the Neo-Assyrian Empire
Author: Eleanor Barbanes
Publisher: N.A
Category: Assyria
Page: 418
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The Pots and Potters of Assyria

Technology and Organisation of Production, Ceramic Sequence and Vessel Function at Late Bronze Age, Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria
Author: Kim Duistermaat
Publisher: Brepols Pub
ISBN: 9782503526522
Category: History
Page: 607
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This is the first monograph that deals with the Middle Assyrian remains at Tell Sabi Abyad, northern Syria. It offers a detailed description of the ceramics excavated between 1991 and 1998 in the project of Leiden National Museum of Antiquities. The study integrates technological, morphological, stylistic, and archaeological data to come to an understanding of pottery production and use. The book contains seven lavishly illustrated chapters and six appendices presenting the raw data on typology, pottery kilns, archaeometric analyses and functional analyses. The large-scale excavation and the excellent preservation of pottery workshops, tools and kilns as well as the meticulous study of technology and standardization provide a unique insight into the organization of pottery production. The chapter on function and use combines information on performance characteristics, shape and capacity, traces of use, depictions of vessels in iconography and information from texts, in an attempt to reconstruct how vessels were used. In a contribution by Dr. Frans Wiggermann two cuneiform texts from Sabi Abyad dealing with pottery have been published, and a first step has been taken to connect the ceramic repertoire with Middle Assyrian vocabulary. This study will be interesting to Near Eastern archaeologists, ceramicists and Assyriologists as well as to students of craft production in archaeology or ethno-archaeology. Dr. Kim Duistermaat is director of the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo. She has participated in archaeological research projects in the Netherlands, Egypt and Syria, where she directed the Netherlands Institute for Academic Studies in Damascus between 1997 and 2005.

Zwischen Euphrat und Tigris

österreichische Forschungen zum Alten Orient
Author: Friedrich Schipper
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 9783825882570
Category: Iraq
Page: 257
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Basiswissen Archäologie

Theorien, Methoden, Praxis
Author: Colin Renfrew,Paul G. Bahn
Publisher: Philipp Von Zabern Verlag Gmbh
ISBN: 9783805339483
Category: History
Page: 304
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Mit mehr als 150.000 verkauften Exemplaren gilt der Band Archaeology: Theories, Methods and Practice im englischsprachigen Raum bereits jetzt als Standardwerk im Fach Archaologie. Diese jetzt erstmals auf Deutsch vorliegende sorgfaltig uberarbeitete und zum Teil vollig neu geschriebene Fassung ist eine ausserst gut lesbare Einfuhrung fur alle, die sich fur Archaologie interessieren und eine kompakte Darstellung der Methoden und Praxis archaologischer Arbeit suchen. Beruhmte Archaologen und Ausgrabungsstatten passieren Revue. Inhaltlich ist das Buch auf der Hohe der Forschung, auch die neuesten technischen Methoden und Technologien werden behandelt. (Philipp von Zabern 2009)

Die Provinztempel Ägyptens von der 0. bis zur 11. Dynastie (2 vols.)

Archäologie und Geschichte einer gesellschaftlichen Institution zwischen Residenz und Provinz
Author: Richard Bußmann
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900417933X
Category: Social Science
Page: 954
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Using a wide range of archaeological and inscriptional data this book explores the social historical transformation of the early Egyptian temples from locally based institutions to royal ones during the 3rd millennium BC (Dynasty 0 to 11).

Rad und wagen

der ursprung einer innovation wagen im vorderen Orient und Europa
Author: Landesmuseum für Natur und Mensch Oldenburg
Publisher: N.A
Category: History
Page: 531
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Die Erzählung des Wenamun

ein Literaturwerk im Spannungsfeld von Politik, Geschichte und Religion
Author: Bernd Ulrich Schipper
Publisher: Saint-Paul
ISBN: 9783525530672
Category: History
Page: 383
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