Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume III: The Third Millennium

Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume III: The Third Millennium

by D. T. Potts
     
 

Situated roughly midway between the great cities of the Indus Valley and those of the Mesopotamian plains, Tepe Yahya occupies a special place in our conceptions of relations between these distant territories during the early Bronze Age. Its third-millennium levels, dating from 3000 to 2100 B.C., are particularly important.

In this definitive study, D.T.

Overview

Situated roughly midway between the great cities of the Indus Valley and those of the Mesopotamian plains, Tepe Yahya occupies a special place in our conceptions of relations between these distant territories during the early Bronze Age. Its third-millennium levels, dating from 3000 to 2100 B.C., are particularly important.

In this definitive study, D.T. Potts describes the stratigraphy, architecture, ceramics, and chronology of the site and presents a full inventory of the small finds. Holly Pittman contributes comprehensive illustrations and a discussion of the seals and sealings, and Philip Kohl provides an analysis of the carved chlorite industry. In a foreword and afterword, project director C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky tells the story of the archaeological expedition and reflects on the contributions of the Tepe Yahya project.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873655491
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
American School of Prehistoric Research Bulletins Series , #45
Pages:
388
Product dimensions:
7.82(w) x 10.66(h) x 0.86(d)

Meet the Author

C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky is Stephen Phillips Professor of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University.

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