A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

Editor(s): D. T. Potts

Published Online: 26 APR 2012 01:52PM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790

About this Book

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), Göbekli 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

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: The Framework

  2. Part II: Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene Hunters and Gatherers

  3. Part III: Developments in Farming, Animal Husbandry, and Technology

  4. Part IV: Varieties of Early Village and Town Life

  5. Part V: Bronze Age Cities of the Plains and the Highlands

    1. Chapter Thirty-One

      Iran (pages 596–606)

      Christopher P. Thornton

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  6. Part VI: The Archaeology of Empire

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