The Architecture and Pottery of a Late 3rd Millennium BC Residential Quarter at Tell Hamoukar, Northeastern Syria

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The Architecture and Pottery of a Late 3rd Millennium BC Residential Quarter at Tell Hamoukar, Northeastern Syria

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dc.contributor.author Colantoni, Carlo
dc.contributor.author Ur, Jason Alik
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-08T15:53:20Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Colantoni, C., and J. A. Ur. 2011. The Architecture and Pottery of a Late 3rd Millennium BC Residential Quarter at Tell Hamoukar, Northeastern Syria. Iraq 73:21-69 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:5342153
dc.description.abstract The 2001 excavations in Area H on Hamoukar’s lower town produced a wealth of information on a residential neighbourhood of a late third-millennium BC city. The excavations were intended to address several issues, including chronology, urban form and the final abandonment of the site. Toward these ends, a broad exposure of over 400 \(m^2\) was opened, revealing a prosperous neighbourhood that had been sacked and abruptly abandoned. This report addresses two aspects, its architecture and ceramic assemblage, in detail. The architecture demonstrates broadly shared principles in spatial patterning and planning, as well as similarities in construction, with variations connected to socioeconomic status. The ceramics represent a snapshot of the assemblage of the late or post-Akkadian period, including many whole or reconstructable forms. Contrary to the expectations of abrupt climatic change models, Hamoukar remained settled and urbanised after the proposed 2200 BC Akkadian collapse, and its abandonment was the result of a sudden and violent military event. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Anthropology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher British Institute for the Study of Iraq en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.subject archaeology en_US
dc.subject Mesopotamia en_US
dc.subject Hamoukar en_US
dc.title The Architecture and Pottery of a Late 3rd Millennium BC Residential Quarter at Tell Hamoukar, Northeastern Syria en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
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dc.relation.journal Iraq en_US
dash.depositing.author Ur, Jason Alik
dc.date.available 2011-11-08T15:53:20Z

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