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Early Stages in the Evolution of Mesopotamian Civilization: Soviet Excavations in Northern Iraq
     

Early Stages in the Evolution of Mesopotamian Civilization: Soviet Excavations in Northern Iraq

by Norman Yoffee
 

ISBN-10: 0816513937

ISBN-13: 9780816513932

Pub. Date: 02/01/1994

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

Between 1969 and 1980, Soviet archaeologists conducted excavations of Mesopotamian villages occupied from pre-agricultural times through the beginnings of early civilization. This volume brings together translations of Russian articles along with new work.

Overview

Between 1969 and 1980, Soviet archaeologists conducted excavations of Mesopotamian villages occupied from pre-agricultural times through the beginnings of early civilization. This volume brings together translations of Russian articles along with new work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816513932
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
02/01/1994
Series:
Civilization Series
Pages:
285
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations vii

Acknowledgments xiii

Notes to Transliterations xv

1 Introduction N. Yoffee 1

2 Tell Maghzaliyah: An Early Neolithic Site in Northern Iraq N. O. Bader 7

a 1977-1978 Results (From Sovetskaya Arxeologiya [SA] 1979)

b 1979-1980 Results (From Sumer 1984)

3 The Early Agricultural Settlement of Tell Sotto N. O. Bader (From SA 1975) 41

4 Results of the Excavations at the Early Agricultural Site of Kültepe in Northern Iraq N. O. Bader (From Arxeologiya Starogo i Novogo Svete [ASNS] 1982) 55

5 Summary of The Earliest Agriculturalists of Northern Mesopotamia (1989) N. O. Bader 63

6 Yarim Tepe I N. Ya. Merpert R.M. Munckaev 73

a The Upper Hassuna Levels (From Iraq 1973)

b The Lower Hassuna Levels (From Iraq 1987)

7 The Archaic Phase of the Hassuna Culture N. Ya. Merpert (From ASNS 1982) 115

8 Yarim Tepe II: The Halaf Levels N. Ya. Merpert R. M. Munchaev 129

a The Upper Halaf Levels (From Iraq 1973)

b The Lower Halaf Levels (From Iraq 1987)

9 Yarim Tepe III: The Halaf Levels N. Ya. Merpert R. M. Munchaev 163

a Results of the 1978-1979 Field Season (From Sumer 1984)

b Results of the 1980 Field Season (From Sumer 1984)

10 Burial Practices of the Halaf Culture N. Ya. Merpert R. M. Munckaev (From ASNS 1982) 207

11 Yarim Tepe III: The Ubaid Levels N. Ya. Merpert R. M. Munchaev (From 5.4 1982) 225

12 The Earliest Evidence For Metallurgy in Ancient Mesopotamia N. Ya. Merpert R. M. Munchaev (From Rannezemledel'cheskie Poseleniya Severnoj Mesopotamii 1981) 241

13 Some Problems in the Archaeology of Mesopotamia in Light of Recent Research by the Soviet Expedition to Iraq R. M. Munckaev (From Kratkie Soobshcheniya Instituta Arxeologii [KSIA] 1984) 249

14 Mesopotamian Interaction Spheres N. Yoffee 257

Select Bibliography 271

Index 281

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