Thirty-One. Iran

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Christopher P. Thornton

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch31

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Thornton, C. P. (2012) Iran, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch31

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. George Mason University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • Bronze Age Iran, the rise(s) and fall(s);
  • collapse, of the Proto-Elamite phenomenon;
  • old Elamite, of southwestern Iran, Susa and Tal-e Malyan;
  • economic systems, based on transhumant pastoralism;
  • KRB, and cause of “re-urbanization,” unclear;
  • enigmatic “Burned Building” of Period IV;
  • tiered settlement hierarchies, Susa's trade;
  • symbiotic centers;
  • shared production, gray wares, cultural interaction;
  • Bronze Age “cities” of Iran, of a mixed bag type

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: The Rise(s) and Fall(s) of Bronze Age Iran

  • Forms of Urbanism: Primate Centers, Tiered Settlement Hierarchies, and Symbiotic Centers

  • Conclusion

  • Guide to Further Reading