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Ancient Cities and Landscapes in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: The Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey 2012 Season1
In 2012, the Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey (EPAS) conducted its first season of fieldwork. The project's goal is the complete mapping of the archaeological landscape of Erbil, with an emphasis onExpand
Communicating Power in the Bīt-Ḫilāni Palace
  • James F. Osborne
  • History
  • Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental…
  • 1 November 2012
Little is known about how the Syro-Anatolian kingdoms of the Mediterranean and Near Eastern Iron Age (ca. 1200–720 b.c.e.) operated politically. This paper examines the nature and extent of royalExpand
Building XVI and the Neo-Assyrian Sacred Precinct at Tell Tayinat
L'article presente une partie des resultats de fouilles de 2008 et 2009 a Tayinat. Il se concentre sur le bâtiment XVI et l'enceinte sacree datant de la periode neo-assyrienne. Le but est de fournirExpand
Sovereignty and territoriality in the city–state: A case study from the Amuq Valley, Turkey
Abstract This article investigates the relationship of state authority and territory in the city–state, using the Iron Age Syro-Anatolian culture of the ancient Near East as a case-study. AlthoughExpand
Exploring the lower settlements of Iron Age capitals in Anatolia and Syria
Abstract The capital cities of early Iron Age Syria and Anatolia have been extensively excavated, but their lower towns—where most of the populace actually lived—remain under-explored. In 2014, anExpand
Secondary Mortuary Practice and the Bench Tomb: Structure and Practice in Iron Age Judah*
This article is an investigation of the bench tomb, a tomb type that appeared in the southern Levant in the tenth century b.c.e. and became the signature burial form of Iron II Judah from the eighthExpand
Eastern Mediterranean Economic Exchange during the Iron Age: Portable X-Ray Fluorescence and Neutron Activation Analysis of Cypriot-Style Pottery in the Amuq Valley, Turkey
This work uses a combination of portable x-ray fluorescence and neutron activation analysis to investigate the White Painted and Bichrome Wares recovered from Tell Tayinat, Çatal Höyük, and Tell Judaidah, three sites in the Amuq Valley of southeastern Anatolia, and demonstrates that a clear geochemical distinction exists between imported and local versions of this pottery. Expand
Ancient cities and power: the archaeology of urbanism in the Iron Age capitals of northern Mesopotamia
This paper explores the expression of power in the built environment of ancient cities, using two case studies from the middle Iron Age (early first millennium BCE) ancient Near East: the capitalExpand
Settlement Planning and Urban Symbology in Syro-Anatolian Cities
Few subjects have excited the imagination of archaeologists working in ancient complex societies as have monumentality and urban planning. Yet the two topics are rarely explicitly theorized in aExpand