Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume IV: The Iron Age Settlement

Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume IV: The Iron Age Settlement

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Overview

Tepe Yahya provides a stratigraphic sequence that stretches some 6,000 years, from the Neolithic period to the early centuries AD. As a result, the site is critical for understanding cultural processes in southeastern Iran. In this fifth volume of results of the excavations at Tepe Yahya, Peter Magee presents evidence from the Iron Age occupation of the site. Looking beyond the epigraphic and historical data and examining the insights provided by the artifactual record, Magee describes how a small settlement, located some distance from the main centers of power, came into being and was affected by the emergence of the Achaemenid imperial system, which stretched from Pakistan to Libya.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780873655507
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 07/26/2004
Series: American School of Prehistoric Research Bulletins , #46
Edition description: Bulletin 46
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 7.70(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Peter Magee is Assistant Professor of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College.

Peter Grave is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, University of New England, Australia.

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

Table of Contents

FOREWORD: THE TEPE YAHYA PROJECT: A COLLABORATIVE UNDERTAKING

C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

1. INTRODUCTION

THE EXCAVATIONS AT TEPE YAHYA AND THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF IRON AGE IRAN

THE TEPE YAHYA IRON AGE DOCUMENTATION AT THE PEABODY MUSEUM

SITE LOCATION, ENVIRONMENT, AND SUBSISTENCE STRATEGIES

2. THE STRATIGRAPHIC AND ARCHITECTURAL SEQUENCES

THE IRON AGE DEPOSITS

THE AREA B/BW SEQUENCE

The 1968 Excavations

The 1969 Excavations

THE A, AN1, AN2 SEQUENCE

The 1971 Excavations

The 1973 Excavations

STRATIGRAPHIC AND ARCHITECTURAL PHASING

ARCHITECTURE

3. CERAMIC ANALYSIS AND COMPOSITION

Peter Magee and Peter Grave

CERAMIC REGISTRATION METHODS AND LOCATIONS OF FINDS

MACROSCOPIC FABRIC TYPOLOGY

PIXE-PIGE AND PCA ANALYSIS

Samples from Tepe Yahya

Regional PIXE-PIGE Analysis

Samples from Southeastern Arabia

Analysis

CONCLUSIONS

4. ARTIFACTUAL ASSEMBLAGE OF PERIOD III AND THE PLATFORM PERIOD

PERIOD III CERAMICS

Incised Sherds

Painted Sherds

Spouted Vessel

Necked Jars

Storage Jars

Bowls

PERIOD III SMALL FINDS

PLATFORM PERIOD CERAMICS

Decorated Sherds

Necked Jars

Storage Jars

Bowls

SMALL FINDS OF THE PLATFORM PERIOD

5. THE ARTIFACTUAL ASSEMBLAGE OF THE INTERMEDIATE DEPOSIT AND PERIOD II

INTERMEDIATE DEPOSIT (A.73.44) CERAMICS

Necked Jars

Storage Jars

Platter

Bowls

INTERMEDIATE DEPOSIT SMALL FINDS

PERIOD II CERAMICS

Decorated Ceramics

Necked Jars

Storage Jars

Conical-Cylindrical Storage Jars

Distillation Condenser and Tube

Cooking Vessels

Lids

Bowls

Spouts and Handles

PERIOD II SMALL FINDS

Metal Finds

Soft Stone

Clay Figurines

6. THE CHRONOLOGY OF IRON AGE TEPE YAHYA

INTRODUCTION

C14 EVIDENCE FROM TEPE YAHYA

ARTIFACTUAL EVIDENCE

CHRONOLOGICAL SUMMARY

7. REFLECTIONS ON THE IRON AGE SETTLEMENT AT TEPE YAHYA AND THE LATE PREHISTORY OF SOUTHEASTERN IRAN

PERIOD III

PERIOD II: THE PLATFORM PERIOD

THE ACHAEMENID PERIOD AND PERIOD II

CONCLUSIONS

BIBLIOGRAPHY

THE TEPE YAHYA PROJECT: BIBLIOGRAPHY

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