Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume I: The Early Periods

Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume I: The Early Periods

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Overview

Excavations at Tepe Yahya describes the geographical and paleoenvironmental setting of Tepe Yahya and details the earliest architecture at the site, the production of ceramics and metallurgy, and the excavation's small finds. Interpretive essays examine settlement patterns, change and development over time, and the community's setting in the wider context of core-periphery interaction in the fifth and fourth millennia B.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873655415
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 08/04/1986
Series: American School of Prehistoric Research Bulletins , #38
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
    PART 1: THE TEPE YAHYA PROJECT, 1967-1975
    C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky
    PART 2: THE SITE
    Thomas Wight Beale
  • Chronological/Ceramic Parallels With Other Excavated Sites on the Iranian Plateau
  • The Excavations
  • Method of Analysis

  • PART 3: THE GEOGRAPHICAL AND PALEOENVIRONMENTAL SETTING OF TEPE YAHYA
    Richard H. Meadow
  • Setting and Climate
  • Modern Vegetation Patterns
  • The Pollen Record
  • The Paleoethnobotanical Record
  • Agriculture
  • Modern and Ancient Fauna

  • PART 4: THE CERAMICS
    Thomas Wight Beale
  • Summary of Ceramic Types
  • Chaff-Tempered Coarse Ware
  • Chaff-Tempered Coarse Ware, North Side
  • Soghun Ware

  1. Soghun Plain Ware
  2. Soghun Mottled Purple Ware
  3. Soghun Red-Painted Ware
  4. Soghun Bichrome Ware
  5. Soghun Ware, North Side

  • Lapui Ware

  1. Lapui Ware, North Side

  • Black-on-Buff Ware

  1. Necked, Globular Jars
  2. Carinated Bowls with Flat Bases
  3. Open Bowls with Ring Bases
  4. Beakers
  5. Unusual Examples of Black-on-Buff Ware
  6. Yahya Black-on-Buff Ware, North Side

  • Black-on-Red Ware

  1. Necked Jars
  2. Hole-Mouth Jars
  3. Open Bowls with Flat Bases
  4. Beakers
  5. Yahya Black-on-Red Ware, North Side

  • Plain Coarse Ware

  1. Plain Coarse Ware, North Side

  • Black-on-Smooth Buff Ware

  1. Black-on-Smooth Buff Ware, North Side

  • Bichrome Smooth Buff Ware
  • Black-on-Fine Orange Ware

  1. Black-on-Fine Orange Ware, North Side

  • Ceramic Parallels With Other Sites

  1. Tal-i Iblis
  2. Tal-i Bakun B and Tal-i Gap
  3. Other Excavations and Survey Work in the Marv Dasht Plain
  4. Sabz, Djowi, Bendebal, Djaffarabad, and Behbehan-Zureh Survey
  5. Tepe Stalk
  6. Chain Husaini. Tump-i Surkh, Tepe Nurabad, Tepe Langar, Site Q1
  7. Miscellaneous Parallels
  8. Summary of Ceramic Parallels with Other Sites

    PART 5: THE PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY OF EARTHENWARE CERAMICS, 4900-2800 B.C.
    Pamela Vandiver
  • Methods of Investigation
  • Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • Note: Sequential Slab Construction, by C.C., Lamberg-Karlovsky
    PART 6: THE ARCHITECTURE

  • Thomas Wight Beale
  • Period VIID Settlement

  1. Period VIID Strata and Features

  • Period VIIC Settlement

  1. Period VIIC, Phase 2 Features
  2. Period VIIC, Phase 1 Features

  • Period VIIB Settlement

  1. Period VIIB, Phase 6 Features
  2. Period VIIB, Phase 5 Features
  3. Period VIIB, Phase 4 Features
  4. Period VIIB, Phase 3 Features
  5. Period VIIB, Phase 2 Features
  6. Period VIIB, Phase 1 Features

  • Period VIIA Settlement

  1. Period VIIA Features

  • Period VIB Settlement

  1. Period VIB, Phase 2 Features
  2. Period VIB, Phase 1 Features

  • Period VIA Settlement

  1. Period VIA Features

  • Period VC Settlement

  1. Period VC Features

  • Period VB Settlement
  • Period VA Settlement

  1. Period VA, Phase 2
  2. Period VA, Phase 1

  • Period N-VII Settlement
  • Period N-VB Settlement
  • Period N-VA.4 Settlement
  • Period N-VA.3 Settlement
  • Period N-VA.2 Settlement
  • Period N-VA.1 Settlement
  • Architectural Parallels With Other Sites

  1. TaIi-i Iblis
  2. Tepe Sialk
  3. Tal-i Bakun B and Tal-i Gap
  4. The Use of Thumb-Impressed Bricks at Other Sites
  5. Summary of Architecture and Parallels with Other Sites

    PART 7: THE SMALL FINDS
    Thomas Wight Beale
  • Ornaments

  1. Beads
  2. Necklaces
  3. Pendants
  4. Unworked Shells
  5. Two-Hole Objects, Problably Ornaments
  6. Labrets
  7. Bracelets
  8. Ring or Bead
  9. Pins, Needles
  10. Stamp Seals
  11. Button
  12. Decorated Disc
  13. Ochre Stones

  • Stone Tools and Implements

  1. Obsidian Tools
  2. Weights
  3. Whetstones
  4. "Shaft Straighteners"
  5. Mortars
  6. Handstones
  7. Hammer Stones or "Pestles"
  8. Axes or Cells

  • Other Tools and Implements

  1. Perforated Square Sherds, Probably Spindle Whorls
  2. Perforated Discs, Probably Spindle Whorls
  3. Awls
  4. Sickle or Knife Handles
  5. Styli (?)
  6. Spatulas
  7. Fork
  8. Tacks or Nails

  • Stone Vessels

  1. Stone Vessels
  2. Stone Vessel Handles

  • Possible Counting Devices

  1. Balls, Pellets
  2. Cones
  3. Clay Pyramid
  4. Discs
  5. Clay Pegs or Cylinders
  6. Lenticular-Shaped Object or ''Sling Missile''
  7. Probably Ornaments

  • Miscellaneous Artifact Types

  1. Human Figurines, Animal Figurines
  2. "Toy Wheels"
  3. Copper Ingot
  4. Debitage

  • Note: Textile Impressions From Tepe Langar. by James M. Adovasio and C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky
    PART 8: METALLURGICAL TECHNOLOGY
    Dennis Heskel and C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky
  • Note: Examination of Copper Alloy Tools From Tepe Yahya. by Ronald F. Tylecote and Hugh McKerrell
    PART 9: SETTLEMENT DURING THE EARLY PERIODS
    Martha Prickett
  • Sogihun Valley Settlement

  1. Site Numbers and Total Occupation Areas
  2. Individual Site Sizes
  3. Site Locations

  • Shah Maran-Daulatabad Basin Settlement

  1. Site Numbers and Total Occupation Areas
  2. Individual Site Sizes
  3. Site Locations

  • Regional Settlement
  • Agricutural Technology

  1. Artifacts
  2. Food Remains
  3. Irrigation Potential of Site Locations
  4. Terraced Field System

  • Appendix 9.A: Occupation Periods of Sites With Early Period Components
    PART 10: SUMMARY OF CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE EARLY PERIODS AT TEPE YAHYA, 4900-3300 B.C.
    Thomas Wight Beak and C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky
  • The Nature of Change in the Early Periods at Tepe Yahya

  1. Architectural Changes
  2. Ceramic Changes
  3. Changes in Small Finds
  4. Changes in Population/Demography


    A MODEL OF CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT AT TEPE YAHYA, 4900-3300 B.C.
  • Changing Economic and Social Organization: Cause or Effect of Other Changes?
  • The Nature of Change at Tepe Yahya: Receptivity to Change and Innovation, Rates of Change, and Unanticipated Results
    PART 11: TEPE YAHYA IN THE CONTEXT OF A WIDER CORE-PERIPHERY INTERACTION SPHERE IN THE FIFTH AND FOURTH MILLENNIA B.C.
    C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky and Thomas Wight Beale
  • Period VII (4900-3900 B.C.)
  • Period VI-VC (3900-3700 B.C.)
  • Period VB-VA (3700-3300 B.C.)
  • The Collapse and Abandonment at the End of Period VA
  • Appendix A: Brick Sizes
  • Appendix B: Small Finds List
  • Appendix C: Context List
  • Bibliography

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