Pottery from Tell Khaiber: A Craft Tradition of the First Sealand Dynasty

Calderbank, D. (2021) Pottery from Tell Khaiber: A Craft Tradition of the First Sealand Dynasty. Series: Archaeology of Ancient Iraq. Moonrise Press Ltd: Ludlow. ISBN 9781910169025

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Abstract

The First Sealand period in Babylonia has long been obscure, despite the major changes that occurred in the area at that time. The defining characteristics of its ceramics are almost unknown, making identification of its sites through surface survey almost impossible. However, recent excavations at Tell Khaiber near Ur have uncovered a large fortified building of the period, with a dated administrative archive. The pottery from it represents the first substantial stratified corpus of Sealand period ceramics, providing a solid chronological sequence for the middle centuries of the 2nd millennium in southern Iraq. Using the latest methods and approaches, this volume not only establishes a typology and relative chronology, but also addresses the chaîne opératoire underpinning Sealand period pottery, from clay collection through to vessel use and discard.

Item Type:Books
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Calderbank, Dr Daniel
Authors: Calderbank, D.
Subjects:C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Archaeology
Publisher:Moonrise Press Ltd
ISBN:9781910169025
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
305559BAPDF - Daniel Calderbank: Life at the Margins of Power: The Reach of Mesopotamian States in the 2nd millennium BCEDaniel CalderbankBritish Academy (BRITACAD)PF19\100094Arts - Archaeology