Rural archaeology in early urban northern Mesopotamia : excavations at Tell al-Raqa'i / edited by Glenn M. Schwartz ; with contributions by Jacques Chabot, Peter Chomowicz, Sally S. Dunham, Kristina A. Franke, Eric E. Klucas, Samuel K. Nash, Vincent C. Pigott, Scott J. Rufolo, Barbara Stuart, and Willem van Zeist
- Los Angeles : Cotsen Institute of Archaeology Press, 2015.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xxvii, 662 pages) : illustrations, maps
- Additional Creators:
- Schwartz, Glenn M.
- Monumenta archaeologica ; v. 36
- Restrictions on Access:
- Free-to-read Unrestricted online access
- Research framework: the archaeology of rural communities in early complex societies / Glenn M. Schwartz -- Stratigraphic and architectural history / Glenn M. Schwartz -- Spatial and social organization of level 3 / Eric E. Klucas and Glenn M. Schwartz -- Ceramics / Glenn M. Schwartz and Peter Chomowicz -- Small finds / Sally S. Dunham -- Burials / Barbara Stuart -- Technological and functional analysis of the chipped stone artifacts discovered at Tell al- Raqa'i / Jacques Chabot -- The analysis of metal artifacts from Tell al-Raqa'i / Kristina A. Franke, Vincent C. Pigott, and Samuel K. Nash -- The plant husbandry of Tell al-Raqa'i / Willem Van Zeist -- The animal remains from Tell al-Raqa'i / Scott J. Rufolo -- Conclusions.
- La 4e de couverture porte : "This book presents a new perspective on the emergence of urban societies in Mesopotamia, focusing attention on life in a rural village and helping to correct the traditional bias by archaeologists toward the urban and the elite. Reporting on the extensive excavations at Tell al-Raqa'i (early-middle 3rd millennium BC) in upper Mesopotamia/Syria, the authors offer detailed studies on architecture, pottery, animal bones, plant remains, and other varieties of artifacts and ecofacts. These data provide a wealth of information on the nature of life in a small community during the transition to urbanism. Spatial and social organization, household economics, and the significance of enigmatic structures such as the Round Building and a small "temple" are among the issues discussed. Artifact The excavations at Raqa'i, with their exposure of a broad segment of an ancient village, reveal important new insights on the nature of rural life in upper Mesopotamia and on the role of villages in early urban societies in general."
- Antiquities, Prehistoric—Syria
- Excavations (Archaeology)—Syria
- SOCIAL SCIENCE—Archaeology
- Antiquities, Prehistoric
- Excavations (Archaeology)
- Ländlicher Raum
- Raqa'i, Tell al- (Syria)
- Syria—Tell al-Raqa'i.
- Syrien—Tell al-Raqa'i.
- 9781938770968 (electronic bk.)
193877096X (electronic bk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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