Thirty-Nine. Elam: Iran's First Empire

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Javier Álvarez-Mon

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch39

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Álvarez-Mon, J. (2012) Elam: Iran's First Empire, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch39

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

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:

  • Elam, Iran's First Empire;
  • Elam, political and cultural notion, lowland/highland;
  • notion and identity of Elam, noticeable alterations;
  • Elam, and highland Zagros polities;
  • settlement of Susa II, changes in buildings, brick sizes;
  • singularity of Elamite kingship;
  • Elamite texts, late Old Elamite period;
  • The Middle Elamite Period, The Golden Age;
  • Neo-Elamite Period, Elam and Persia;
  • autochthonous archaeological textual evidence

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction: Geographical and Territorial Considerations

  • Elam Before Elam: Susiana and the Kingdoms of Awan and Shimashki

  • The Old Elamite Period: The Sukkalmahs (c.1900–1500 BC)

  • The Middle Elamite Period: The Golden Age (c.1500–1100)

  • The Neo-Elamite Period: Elam and Persia (c.1100–550 BC)

  • Guide to Further Reading