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Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (Daniel T Potts) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) 9781405189880
Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (Daniel T Potts) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012) 9781405189880
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Title: Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

Author: Potts, Daniel T

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Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2012

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781405189880

Volumes: 2; Pages: 1500

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A comprehensive and authoritative overview of ancient material culture from the late Pleistocene to Late Antiquity

* Features up-to-date surveys and the latest information from major new excavations such as Qatna (Syria), G�bekli Tepe (Turkey)

* Includes a diverse range of perspectives by senior, mid-career and junior scholars in Europe, USA, Britain, Australia, and the Middle East for a truly international group

* Includes major reviews of the origins of agriculture, animal domestication, and archaeological landscapes

* Includes chapters dealing with periods after the coming of Alexander the Great, including studies of the Seleucid, Arsacid, Sasanian, Roman and Byzantine empires in the Near East, as well as early Christianity in both the Levant and Mesopotamia

* Fills a gap in literature of the Ancient Near East, dealing with topics often overlooked, including ethical and legal issues in antiquities markets and international scholarship



List of Illustrations x

List of Tables xvii

Notes on Contributors xviii

Preface xxviii

Maps xxxii

I The Framework 1

1 Introduction to Geography, Climate, Topography, and Hydrology 3

T.J. Wilkinson

2 Antiquarianism, Copying, Collecting 27

Mark B. Garrison

3 Early Excavations (pre-1914) 48

Nicole Chevalier

4 The Foundations of Antiquities Departments 70

Peter Magee

5 The Political Dimension of Archaeological Practices 87

Reinhard Bernbeck

6 The Antiquities Trade and the Destruction of Ancient Near Eastern Cultures 106

Oscar White Muscarella

II Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Hunters and Gatherers 125

7 The Levant 127

Alan H. Simmons

8 Anatolia 144

Klaus Schmidt

III Developments in Farming, Animal Husbandry, and Technology 161

9 The Beginnings of Cereal Cultivation and Domestication in Southwest Asia 163

George Willcox

10 Fruit-Growing 181

Margareta Tengberg

11 Animals in the Ancient World 201

Benjamin S. Arbuckle

12 Fish and Fishing 220

D.T. Potts

13 Lithic Industries During the Holocene Period 236

Steven A. Rosen

14 Irrigation 261

Ariel M. Bagg

15 Ceramic Production 279

Cameron A. Petrie

16 Metallurgy 295

Lloyd Weeks

17 Glass 317

Wendy Reade

18 Textiles 336

Irene Good

19 Watercraft 347

R.A. Carter

IV Varieties of Early Village and Town Life 373

20 The Northern Levant 375

Karin Bartl

21 The Southern Levant 396

E.B. Banning

22 Northern Mesopotamia 415

Stuart Campbell

23 The Late Epipaleolithic, Neolithic, and Chalcolithic of the Anatolian Plateau, 13,000?4000 BC 431

Douglas Baird

24 Southern Mesopotamia 466

Joan Oates

25 The Arabian Peninsula 485

Philipp Drechsler

26 The Iranian Plateau 501

Barbara Helwing

27 Southwestern Iran 512

Abbas Moghaddam

V Bronze Age Cities of the Plains and the Highlands 531

28 Southern Mesopotamia 533

Jason Ur

29 Northern Mesopotamia 556

Timothy Matney

30 The Anatolian Plateau 575

Christoph Bachhuber

31 Iran 596

Christopher P. Thornton

32 The Northern Levant 607

Hermann Genz

33 The Southern Levant 629

Timothy P. Harrison


List of Illustrations x

List of Tables xii

Maps xiii

VI The Archaeology of Empire 647

34 The Akkadian Period: Empire, Environment, and Imagination 649

Augusta McMahon

35 The Caucasus and the Near East 668

Adam T. Smith

36 Central Asia, the Steppe, and the Near East, 2500?1500 BC 687

Michael D. Frachetti and Lynne M. Rouse

37 The Ur III, Old Babylonian, and Kassite Empires 706

Marlies Heinz

38 The Hittite Empire 722

Trevor Bryce

39 Elam: Iran's First Empire 740

Javier lvarez-Mon

40 India's Relations with Western Empires, 2300-600 BC 758

Gregory L. Possehl

41 Levantine Kingdoms of the Late Bronze Age 770

Peter Pf�lzner

42 Neo-Hittite and Phrygian Kingdoms of North Syria and Anatolia 797

Ann C. Gunter

43 North Arabian Kingdoms 816

Arnulf Hausleiter

44 Egypt and the Near East 833

Thomas Hikade

45 The Assyrian Heartland 851

Friedhelm Pedde

46 The Assyrians Abroad 867

Bradley J. Parker

47 The Urartian Empire 877

Alina Ayvazian

48 Iron Age Western Anatolia: The Lydian Empire and Dynastic Lycia 896

Christopher H. Roosevelt

49 The Neo-Babylonian Empire 914

Heather D. Baker

50 The Achaemenid Heartland: An Archaeological-Historical Perspective 931

Wouter F.M. Henkelman

51 The Achaemenid Provinces in Archaeological Perspective 963

Lori Khatchadourian

52 The Seleucid Kingdom 984

Lise Hannestad

53 The Arsacid (Parthian) Empire 1001

Stefan R. Hauser

54 Roman Rule in the Near East 1021

Bettina Fischer-Genz

55 The Red Sea and Indian Ocean in the Age of the Great Empires 1041

Steven E. Sidebotham

56 Byzantium in Asia Minor and the Levant 1060

Basema Hamarneh

57 The Sasanian Empire: An Archaeological Survey, c.220?AD 640 1076

Ali Mousavi and Touraj Daryaee

58 Christianity in the Late Antique Near East 1095

Cornelia Horn and Erica C.D. Hunter

Abbreviations 1113

References 1117

Index 1380
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