A mysterious affair of styles: The Ninevite 5 Pottery of Northern Mesopotamia

@article{Roaf1987AMA,
  title={A mysterious affair of styles: The Ninevite 5 Pottery of Northern Mesopotamia},
  author={Michael Roaf and Robert Killick},
  journal={Iraq},
  year={1987},
  volume={49},
  pages={199 - 230}
}
ABSTRACT The elusive Ninevite 5 culture of northern Mesopotamia has repeatedly defied attempts by archaeologists to fathom its mysteries. In this article the relationship between the painted and incised styles of Ninevite 5 pottery is investigated with the help of Hercule Poirot who was present when Ninevite 5 was given its name. The evidence from earlier excavations and from recent rescue work in northern Iraq is examined and a new verdict on the development of the Ninevite 5 pottery styles is… 
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