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The Hyksos Ruler Khyan and the Early Second Intermediate Period in Egypt: Problems and Priorities of Current Research

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The Hyksos Ruler Khyan and the Early Second Intermediate Period in Egypt: Problems and Priorities of Current Research : Proceedings of the Workshop of the Austrian Archaeological Institute and the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Vienna, July 4 – 5, 2014
Author(s) Forstner-Müller, Irene; Moeller, Nadine
Publisher Holzhausen
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Recent results from the most important sites of the Late Middle Kingdom and the Second Intermediate Period (Edfu, Tell el-Dab'a and Abydos) have broadened our knowledge of the situation in Egypt enormously. Of utmost importance in this context are the sealing impressions from Edfu and Tell el-Dab’a bearing the name of the Hyksos ruler Khyan and the discovery of the previously-unknown royal tombs of an independent „Abydene” Dynasty in Abydos, which bring new light to bear on our understanding of the political situation in this period. Besides King Apophis, Khyan is one of the most important kings of the 15th Dynasty. However, his chronological position within the 15th Dynasty is not clear. Traditionally he has been assigned to the middle of the 15th Dynasty, but recent results now indicate a dating at the beginning of the 15th Dynasty and an overlap between the 13th and the 15th Dynasty. This new chronological position has far-reaching consequences not only for Egyptian chronology, but also for the chronology of the Mediterranean world. The new finds from Tell el-Dab’a, Edfu and Abydos necessitate a revision of the chronology of Dynasties 13 to 17 in Egypt, and a reconsideration of political and administrative structures during the Second Intermediate Period. The discussions during the workshop were very positive, although a wide range of interpretations of the evidence still remain plausible, especially in respect of the chronological conclusions. These are reflected in the range of contributions to the volume. It is hoped that this publication will stimulate further discussion and research on this important topic.
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Neue Forschungsergebnisse an den wichtigsten Fundplätzen des Endes des Mittleren Reiches und der Zweiten Zwischenzeit dieser Zeit (Edfu, Tell el-Dab'a und Abydos) haben unser Verständnis der Situation Ägypens in dieser Epoche beträchtlich erweitert. Von besonderem Interesse in diesem Zusammenhang sind die in Edfu und Tell el-Dab’a gefundenen Siegelabdrücke mit den Namen des Hyksoskönigs Khyan und die Entdeckung der bisher unbekannten königlichen Gräber einer unabhängigen „Abydenischen“ Dynastie in Abydos, die zum Verständnis der politischen Situation dieser Zeit beitragen. Neben König Apophis ist Khayan einer der bedeutendsten Könige der 15. Dynastie. Dennoch ist seine chronologische Stellung innerhalb der 15. Dynastie nicht bekannt. Traditionellerweise wurde dieser Herrscher bisher in die Mitte der 15. Dynastie gesetzt, die neuen Forschungsergebnisse erlauben jetzt eine Datierung an den Beginn dieser Dynastie und somit eine Überlappung der 13. und 15. Dynastie. Diese neue zeitliche Einordnung hat weitreichende Folgen nicht nur für die ägyptische Chronologie, sondern darüber hinaus auch für die Chronologie des Mittelmeerraums. Die neuen Funde aus Tell el-Dab’a, Edfu und Abydos erfordern eine Revision der Chronologie der 13. -17. Dynastien in Ägypten. Darüber hinaus wurde der Versuch der Rekonstruktion der politischen und administrativen Situation der Zweiten Zwischenzeit unternommen. Die Diskussionen während des Workshops waren sehr konstruktiv, dennoch blieb eine Bandbreite an Interpretationen, insbesondere in Bezug auf die chronologischen Schlussfolgerungen, wie in den verschiedenen Beiträgen ersichtlich ist. Die Publikation bringt eine Auswahl an verschiedenen Gesichtspunkten und Analysen innerhalb der Regierung des Hyksoskönigs Khyan und darüber hinaus mit der Zielsetzung, weitere Diskussion und zukünftige Forschung zu bisher ungelösten Fragen zu stimulieren.
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Keywords Ancient Egypt, Hyksos, Chronology, King Khyan; Altes Ägypten, Hyksos, 2. Zwischenzeit, Chajan, Chronologie
Language English
Number of pages 310 Seiten
ISBN 9783902976833
Rights http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.en

Recent Open Access Dissertations on Antiquity in Knowledge@UChicago

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 Recent Open Access Dissertations on Antiquity in Knowledge@UChicago
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Knowledge@UChicago preserves and shares the scholarly and creative assets of the University of Chicago's researchers, instructors, students, and staff. It is managed and supported by the Library and IT Services at the University of Chicago.
Mount Sinai and the Monastery of St. Catherine: Place and Space in Pilgrimage Art 
Larison, Kristine Marie(University of Chicago, 2016)

Innovation in Post-Biblical Hebrew Poetry: A Stylistic Analysis of the Hymns of the Dead Sea Scrolls 
Jobe, Eric Paul(University of Chicago, 2015)

Because it is New Rome: The Authority of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, 379-553 
Osequeda, Jason(University of Chicago, 2017)

Creating the Perfect Language: Sanskrit Grammarians, Poetry, and the Exegetical Tradition 
D'Avella, Victor(University of Chicago, 2018 )

"What Was She Wearing?": Looking at Susanna in Golden Age Spain 
Powers, Katrina June(University of Chicago, 2017)

Reading Demosthenes 
Kosch, Branden David(University of Chicago, 2017)

The Late Chalcolithic 1 Period in Northern Mesopotamia: Tell Zeidan, Syria, in Regional ContextFisher, Michael T.(University of Chicago, 2017
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Literary Genres in Poetic Texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls 
Pickut, William Douglas(University of Chicago, 2016)

A Doctor on the Clock: Hourly Timekeeping and Galen's Scientific Method 
Miller, Kassandra Jackson(University of Chicago, 2017)

Continuity and Change: A Reevaluation of Cultural Identity and "Egyptianization" in Lower Nubia during the New Kingdom 
Weglarz, Lindsey Rae-Marie(University of Chicago, 2017)

Weaving Lives for Virtuous Readers: Gregory of Nyssa as Biographer 
Gray, Allison Leigh(University of Chicago, 01/01/2016)

"Word of the Old Woman": Studies in Female Ritual Practice in Hittite AnatoliaMarcuson, Hannah Leigh(University of Chicago, 01/01/2016)

Emblems of Power: Ideology and Identity in Late Old Assyrian Glyptic 
Topcuoglu, Oya(University of Chicago, 01/01/2016)
 
The Role of Male Royal Offspring in 18th Dynasty EgyptLorenz, Megaera Callisto(University of Chicago, 2017)
 
Aspects of Religious Administration in the Hittite Late New Kingdom 
Burgin, James Michael(University of Chicago, 2016)

Novel Classicism: British Fiction and the Traditions of Antiquity, 1740-1840 
Kerr, Kristian Celia Jane(University of Chicago, 2016)

The Pharisees and Figured Speech in Luke-Acts 
Howell, Justin R.(University of Chicago, 01/01/2016)

Households, Communities, and Dimensions of Social Identity in the Early Iron Age at Tall al-'UmayriVincent, Monique Denise(University of Chicago, 2016)

Managing Risk for the Gods: The Middle Assyrian Ginau Agency 
Gauthier, Paul Edouard(University of Chicago, 2016)

Roman Declamation: Between Creativity and Constraints 
Brightbill, Jeremy D.(University of Chicago, 2015)
 
A Computational Approach to the Study of Magical Gems 
Shandruk, Walter Michael(University of Chicago, 2016)

Calling Out to Isis: the Enduring Nubian Presence at Philae 
Ashby, Solange(University of Chicago, 2016)

Learning to Love: A Constructive Theology of Ascetic Reading from I John to Ernst Troeltsch 
Rader, Kyle(University of Chicago, 2016)




Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online, 9 August 2018

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Newly added to Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis Online. There are 272 volumes of this series now online open access.  
Rezeption und Auslegung im Alten Testament und in seinem Umfeld: Ein Symposion aus Anlass des 60. Geburtstags von Odil Hannes Steck. Edited by: Kratz, Reinhard Gregor; Krüger, Thomas (1997). Freiburg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Cortese, Enzo (1990). Josua 13-21 : ein priesterschriftlicher Abschnitt im deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerk. Freiburg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.
Abitz, Friedrich (1986). Ramses III. in den Gräbern seiner Söhne. Freiburg, Switzerland / Göttingen, Germany: Universitätsverlag / Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.


Open Access Journal: Neotopia: Newsletter für Mitglieder und Freunde des Exzellenzclusters Topoi

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[First posted in AWOL 27 July 2016, updated 9 August 2018]

Neotopia: Newsletter für Mitglieder und Freunde des Exzellenzclusters Topoi
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Neotopia is the regular newsletter of the Excellence Cluster Topoi. It gives you brief information on upcoming and recent events, current projects, and new Topoi fellows. Please click on the appropriate cover to download the issues.

If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, please send us an e-mail with the subject “Newsletter” to:neotopia@topoi.org

2018

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Open Access Monograph Series: Berlin Studies of the Ancient World / Berliner Studien der Alten Welt

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Berlin Studies of the Ancient World / Berliner Studien der Alten Welt



The book series “Berlin Studies of the Ancient World”, issued by the Excellence Cluster Topoi, brings together contributions from all fields of classical studies, from pre- and early history and classical archeology to ancient philosophy, theory of science and theology. Monographs and volumes which present the research results of the Excellence Cluster Topoi form a major focus of the series. 
All publications are issued in high-quality print editions and simultaneously in electronic form. Since 2014 Topoi has made this series available at the research plattform Edition Topoi on an open access basis – thus facilitating rapid exchange of research worldwide.
More information on the book series and the publication strategies of the Excellence Cluster Topoi are available on www.edition-topoi.org/publishing_with_us



Vol. 52
Book Stefan Schreiber, Wandernde Dinge als Assemblagen. Neo-Materialistische Perspektiven zum ‚römischen Import‘ im ‚mitteldeutschen Barbaricum‘, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 51
Book Olivier Defaux, The Iberian Peninsula in Ptolemy’s Geography. Origins of the Coordinates and Textual History, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 50
Collection Michael Meyer, Piotr Łuczkiewicz and Björn Rauchfuß (Eds.), Eisenzeitliche Siedlungskeramik der Przeworsk-Kultur / Ceramika osadowa kulturyprzeworskiej z młodszego okresuprzedrzymskiego, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 49
Collection Ute Luig (Ed.), Approaching the Sacred. Pilgrimage in historical and intercultural perspective, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 48
Book Sebastian Fischer, Raumrelationen. Die Lokalkasus im Hurritischen, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2018

Vol. 47
Collection Ines Beilke-Voigt and Oliver Nakoinz (Eds.), Enge Nachbarn. Das Problem von Doppelburgen und Mehrfachburgen in der Bronzezeit und im Mittelalter, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 45
Collection Reinhard Bernbeck, Kerstin P. Hofmann and Ulrike Sommer (Eds.), Between Memory Sites and Memory Networks. New Archaeological and Historical Perspectives, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 44
Collection John Steele and Mathieu Ossendrijver (Eds.), Studies on the Ancient Exact Sciences in Honour of Lis Brack-Bernsen, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 43
Collection Stefan Burmeister and Reinhard Bernbeck (Eds.), The Interplay of People and Technologies. Archaeological Case Studies on Innovation, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 42
Book Sven Greinke, Landschaft und Stadt als literarisierte Räume in den Panegyrici Latini der Tetrarchie, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 41
Collection Felix Wiedemann, Kerstin P. Hofmann and Hans-Joachim Gehrke (Eds.), Vom Wandern der Völker. Migrationserzählungen in den Altertumswissenschaften, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 40
Collection Stefan Altekamp, Carmen Marcks-Jacobs and Peter Seiler (Eds.), Perspektiven der Spolienforschung 2. Zentren und Konjunkturen der Spoliierung, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2017

Vol. 39
Proceedings Fabian Horn and Cilliers Breytenbach (Eds.), Spatial Metaphors. Ancient Texts and Transformations, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016

Vol. 38
Proceedings Svend Hansen, Daniel Neumann and Tilmann Vachta (Eds.), Raum, Gabe und Erinnerung. Weihgaben und Heiligtümer in prähistorischen und antiken Gesellschaften, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016

Vol. 36
Book Axel Schäfer, Die Spur des Heiligen. Raum, Ritual und die Feier des Santiago in den südlichen zentralen Anden, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016

Vol. 35
Proceedings Barbara Armbruster, Heidemarie Eilbracht, Oliver Hahn and Orsolya Heinrich-Tamáska (Eds.), Verborgenes Wissen. Innovation und Transformation feinschmiedetechnischer Entwicklungen im diachronen Vergleich, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016

Vol. 34
Proceedings Undine Lieberwirth and Irmela Herzog (Eds.), 3D-Anwendungen in der Archäologie. Computeranwendungen und quantitative Methoden in der Archäologie. Workshop der AG CAA und des Exzellenzclusters Topoi 2013, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016

Vol. 33
Book Tilmann Vachta, Bronzezeitliche Hortfunde und ihre Fundorte in Böhmen, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2016

Vol. 32
Proceedings Gisela Eberhardt and Fabian Link (Eds.), Historiographical Approaches to Past Archaeological Research, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2015

Vol. 31
Proceedings Ernst Baltrusch and Julia Wilker (Eds.), Amici - socii - clientes? Abhängige Herrschaft im Imperium Romanum, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2015

Vol. 30
Proceedings Susan Pollock (Ed.), Between Feasts and Daily Meals. Towards an Archaeology of Commensal Spaces, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2015

Vol. 29
Collection Almut-Barbara Renger and Isabel Toral-Niehoff (Eds.), Genealogie und Migrationsmythen im antiken Mittelmeerraum und auf der arabischen Halbinsel, Berlin: Edition Topoi, 2014

Vol. 28
Book Anton Gass, Das Siebenstromland zwischen Bronze- und Früheisenzeit. Eine Regionalstudie, 2016

Vol. 27
Proceedings Ute Kelp and Olivier Henry (Eds.), Tumulus as Sema. Space, Politics, Culture and Religion in the First Millenium BC, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2016

Vol. 26
Book Daniel Neumann, Landschaften der Ritualisierung. Die Fundplätze kupfer- und bronzezeitlicher Metalldeponierungen zwischen Donau und Po, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2015

Vol. 25
Book Claudia Gerling, Prehistoric Mobility and Diet in the West Eurasian Steppes 3500 to 300 BC. An isotopic Approach, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2015

Vol. 24
Book Manfred Woidich, Die westliche Kugelamphorenkultur. Untersuchungen zu ihrer raumzeitlichen Differenzierung, kulturellen und anthropologischen Identität, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 23
Proceedings Silvia Polla and Philip Verhagen (Eds.), Computational Approaches to the Study of Movement in Archaeology. Theory, Practice and Interpretation of Factors and Effects of Long Term Landscape Formation and Transformation, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 22
Proceedings Klaus Corcilius and Dominik Perler (Eds.), Partitioning the Soul. Debates from Plato to Leibniz, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 21
Book Jan Moje, Herrschaftsräume und Herrschaftswissen ägyptischer Lokalregenten. Soziokulturelle Interaktionen zur Machtkonsolidierung vom 8. bis zum 4. Jahrhundert v. Chr, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2013

Vol. 20
Book Cyril Brosch, Untersuchungen zur hethitischen Raumgrammatik, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 19
Collection Silvia Kutscher and Daniel A. Werning (Eds.), On Ancient Grammars of Space. Linguistic Research on the Expression of Spatial Relations and Motion in Ancient Languages, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 18
Collection Eleftheria Paliou, Undine Lieberwirth and Silvia Polla (Eds.), Spatial analysis and social spaces. Interdisciplinary approaches to the interpretation of prehistoric and historic built environments, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 17
Collection Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Nicole Brisch and Jesper Eidem (Eds.), Constituent, Confederate, and Conquered Space in Upper Mesopotamia. The Emergence of the Mittani State, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 16
Proceedings Svend Hansen and Michael Meyer (Eds.), Parallele Raumkonzepte, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2013

Vol. 15
Proceedings Stefan Altekamp, Carmen Marcks-Jacobs and Peter Seiler (Eds.), Perspektiven der Spolienforschung 1. Spoliierung und Transposition, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2013

Vol. 14
Proceedings Klaus Geus and Michael Rathmann (Eds.), Vermessung der Oikumene, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2013

Vol. 13
Collection Cosima Möller and Eberhard Knobloch (Eds.), In den Gefilden der römischen Feldmesser. Juristische, wissenschaftsgeschichtliche, historische und sprachliche Aspekte, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2013

Vol. 12
Proceedings Dominik Bonatz (Ed.), The Archaeology of Political Spaces. The Upper Mesopotamian Piedmont in the Second Millennium BC, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2014

Vol. 11
Proceedings Ortwin Dally, Susanne Moraw and Hauke Ziemssen (Eds.), Bild – Raum – Handlung. Perspektiven der Archäologie, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2012

Vol. 10
Proceedings Svend Hansen, Daniel Neumann and Tilmann Vachta (Eds.), Hort und Raum. Aktuelle Forschungen zu bronzezeitlichen Deponierungen in Mitteleuropa, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2012

Vol. 9
Proceedings Elke Kaiser and Wolfram Schier (Eds.), Mobilität und Wissenstransfer in diachroner und interdisziplinärer Perspektive, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2013

Vol. 8
Book Salvatore De Vincenzo, Tra Cartagine e Roma, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2012

Vol. 7
Collection Ernst Baltrusch, Morten Hegewisch, Michael Meyer, Uwe Puschner and Christian Wendt (Eds.), 2000 Jahre Varusschlacht. Geschichte-Archäologie-Legenden, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2012

Vol. 6
Proceedings Felix Mundt (Ed.), Kommunikationsräume im kaiserzeitlichen Rom, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2012

Vol. 5
Proceedings Elke Kaiser, Joachim Burger and Wolfram Schier (Eds.), Population Dynamics in Prehistory and Early History. New Approaches by Using Stable Isotopes and Genetics, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2012

Vol. 4
Proceedings Therese Fuhrer (Ed.), Rom und Mailand in der Spätantike. Repräsentationen städtischer Räume in Literatur, Architektur und Kunst, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2011

Vol. 3
Collection Frank Daubner (Ed.), Militärsiedlungen und Territorialherrschaft in der Antike, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2010

Vol. 2
Book Alessandra Gilibert, Syro-Hittite Monumental Art and the Archaeology of Performance, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2011

Vol. 1
Proceedings Eva Cancik-Kirschbaum, Margarete van Ess and Joachim Marzahn (Eds.), Babylon. Wissenskultur in Orient und Okz


The Pamela J. Russell Collection of Art & Archaeology Comic Strips

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The Pamela J. Russell Collection of Art & Archaeology Comic Strips
By Murray C McClellan
Here is my presentation of Pam’s collection of comic strips with art or archaeology themes.  There is a .docx version and a .pdf version, both rather large.  Please feel free to download either and share with friends and colleagues, although please do not use this in a commercial context.
From the Introduction:
One day in March 2011, Pam Russell went to her doctor’s office and saw in the waiting room a loose-leaf notebook containing a set of comic strips with medical themes that the doctor and her staff had collected over the years. This inspired Pam, an archaeologist and museum professional, to start her own collection of comic strips with art or archaeology subjects. She began her collection quite methodically, clipping out all the comic strips about art or archaeology that she could find in our daily New Hampshire local paper, the Keene Sentinel, or in the Sunday Boston Globe. By June 2015, the notebook into which Pam was pasting her collection was completely filled; at this point in time, it was already evident that certain topics— such as Paleolithic cave painting, the Egyptian pyramids, Easter Island, and the Sistine Chapel—were favorite subjects for comic strip artists. After dropping her project for almost a year, Pam—this time with my sporadic help—renewed her collection of art- and archaeology-themed comic strips, filling up half of another notebook before we packed up and moved out of our New Hampshire home in November, 2017.
I have scanned and arranged Pam’s collection into more-or-less meaningful categories, but—more through laziness than any particular aesthetic principle—I have otherwise not altered the comic strips as they appeared in her notebooks: imperfectly cut out, sometimes a bit aslant and crumpled, and with the lined paper to which the comic strips were scotch-taped peaking out from the background. This current study of Pam’s collection thus preserves something of the charm of her original scrapbooking...

Open Access Journal: Bible Lands E-Review (BLER)

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[First Posted in AWOL 31 May 2012, updated 10 August 2018]

Bible Lands E-Review (BLER)
The E-Journal of The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem

Bible Lands E-Review (BLER), the on-line journal of the Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem, is a peer reviewed academic journal dedicated to presenting current research on the civilizations of the Bible and Ancient Israel, Ancient Egypt, the Ancient Near East and the Classical World. [read more]

Complete Archive (by author)

Aster, Shawn Zelig
Baruchi-Unna, Amitai
Boardman, John
Elior, Rachel
Forti, Tova
Gabbay, Uri
Gheva, David
Goodnick Westenholz, Joan
Horowitz, Wayne
Levin, Yigal
Maurey, Yossi
Nys, Nadine
Oshima,Takayoshi
Uchitel, Alexander
Vukosavović, Filip
Wainer, Zackary M.

The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis: Digital Resource Center

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[First posted in AWOL 15 April 2015, updated 10 August 2018]

The Archaeological Exploration of Sardis: Digital Resource Center
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This web site is the product of collaborative work by the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis with design and development by Vermonster LLC, and contributions from a great many friends around the world.

We are particularly grateful to the Vedat Nedim Tör Museum of the Yapı Kredi Bankası in Istanbul for permission to reproduce the photographs, essays, and catalog from the 2010 exhibition The Lydians and Their World, which formed the initial core of the web site, and especially to its director Şennür Şentürk and her assistant Nihat Tekdemir, who made the exhibition such a success. We are also extremely appreciative of the generous support of our work by the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage and Museums of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey.
We are now working to enter information from volumes and articles published by the Sardis Expedition to the database that drives this web site, including Reports and Monographs, and preliminary reports and other articles. These will thus be fully searchable, with additional photographs, drawings, context information, bibliography, and other data. Future publications will be included in this on-line database. This work on the database and website is overseen by Theresa Huntsman in conjunction with Bahadır Yıldırım, Katherine Kiefer, Robin Woodman and Elizabeth Gombosi in the Sardis Office at the Harvard Art Museums, and Nicholas Cahill at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has been carried out by a number of students and staff at Harvard and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Among the students who have contributed in recent years are William Bruce, Ashley Cook, Morgan Lemmer-Webber, Vladimir Bošković, Joe Glynias, Caitlin Murphy, Jude Russo, Peter Russo, John Sigmier, and Naomi Wills. We are also grateful for the guidance of Susanne Ebbinghaus, V. Judson Harward, Jeff Steward, Wendy Gogel and Vitaly Zakuta.
Translations between Turkish and English have been done by Evren Işınak Bruce, Güzin Eren, Teoman Yalçınkaya, and others. If you notice errors or infelicities in translation or other mistakes, please let us know.

The materials on this web site are intended for educational purposes, and are released under the specific Terms of Use.


Open Access Journal: Institute of Nautical Archaeology Quarterly

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 [First posted in AWOL 1 October 2009. Updated 10 August 2018]

Institute of Nautical Archaeology Quarterly
The INA Quarterly has been published since Spring 1974 by the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and continues to be published four times a year. It is a news and information magazine focused on the Institute and its many projects, as well as the issues and events relevant to the nautical archaeology community and of interest to the general public.

Check out the INA Quarterly Archive to read back issues of this publication.

Diyala Archaeological Database (DiyArDa) Updated

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Diyala Archaeological Database (DiyArDa) Updates

July 31, 2018
Diyala Release
Change Letter

Summary of Changes:

  1. Added 6 new Field Diaries and 30 Locus Excavation Notes entries.
  2. Added ability on View Locus Information / Display Locus Information screen to specify a
    specific Locus in addition to scrolling through the Locus list for a site. Also added display of
    Locus Excavation Notes, if present.
  3. Added 4,795 object images to the site.
  4. Changed Digital Image Catalog screen to display location information such as area, level,
    etc.
  5. Corrected/adjusted many miscellaneous display items.
Detail Notes for the July 31, 2018 Diyala Release Screen Changes:



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Field Register Catalog>Field Register Display>Display Field Register Page: Adjusted the display of FDNOs on the screen.
Field Diary Catalog screen: Added 36 new entries to the Field Diary Catalog:

  1. Asmar -- General Diary -- 1933-34
  2. Asmar Agade Houses Notebook 1932-33
  3. Asmar Agade Houses Notebook 1933
  4. Asmar Northern Palace Daybook 1930-31
  5. Asmar Private Houses Miscellaneous Notes 1933-34
  6. Asmar Northern Palace Birdvase Pit Locus Notes (D15:3) 1933-34
  7. Asmar Northern Palace Birdvase Pit Locus Notes (D15:3) 1934-35
  8. Asmar Northern Palace Locus Notes D16 1932
  9. Asmar Abu Temple and Northern Palace Locus Notes D17 1932-33
  10. Asmar Abu Temple and Northern Palace Locus Notes E16 1932-33
  11. Asmar Abu Temple and Northern Palace Locus Notes E17 1932-33
  12. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes E25 1933-34
  13. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes G25 1933-34
  14. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes H18 1933-34
  15. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes H19 1933-34
  16. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes H20 1933-34
  17. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes J19 1933-34
  18. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes J20 1933-34
  19. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes J21 1933-34
  20. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes J23 1933-34
  21. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes J32 1933-34
  22. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes J33 1933-34
  23. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes J34 1933-34
  24. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes K19 1933-34
  25. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes K20 1933-34
  26. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes K21 1933-34
  27. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes K28 1933-34
bb. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes K40 1933-34 cc. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes L19 1933-34


July 31, 2018

Diyala Release Change Letter
dd. Asmar
Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes L23 1933-34 ee. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes M37 1933-34 ff. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes P37 1933-34 gg. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes P39 1933-34 hh. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes Q40 1933-34 ii. Asmar Private Houses (Houses) Locus Notes R26 1933-34 kk. General Diary of the Iraq Expedition 1932-33

  1. Added “|<”, “>|” paging steps to a number of screens where multiple items may be displayed:
    1. Select/Browse Objects by Find Number Elements>Display Find Information
      Collection
    2. Select/Browse Objects by Find Number Elements>Display Find Information
      Collection>Display Object-Related Images
    3. Select/Browse Objects by Find Number Elements>Display Find Information
      Collection>Display Documentation Information
    4. Field Register Catalog>Field Register Display>Display Field Register Page
  2. Altered Thumbnail Display Regions to eliminate unnecessary options:
    1. Select/Browse Objects by Find Number Elements>Display Find Information-Single
    2. Select/Browse Objects by Find Number Elements>Display Find Information-
      Collection
    3. Display Locus Information
    4. Search and Browse by Find Sets
    5. View Area/Level Information
    6. Display Object Catalog Card Information
    7. View Period Information>Site Subdiv Period Information
    8. View Object Typeologies>Display Type Information Sheets
    9. Field Plans and Maps>Field Plans Set Detail
    10. Drawings Catalog>Drawing Set Details
    11. Diyala Drawing Register Book
  3. Altered Display Image Catalog screen to always display area, level and locus for appropriate screens.
  4. Corrected logic on Field Diary Catalog>Field Diary Display so that diary pages display in the correct order.
  5. Corrected Display Locus Card Images to handle multiple locus card images for a locus.
  6. Changed the order of selection items on Home-Search/Browse Object Database to that
    “Selectable Data Filters” appears second rather than last in the display list.
  7. Changed Field Register Catalog>Field Register Display>Display Field Register Page so the
    viewer can scroll forward/backward through the pages without returning to the Field Register
    Display screen.
  8. Altered Display Locus Info screen to include grid square (e.g., Asmar D14, D14:1, etc.)
    entries within the Select Locus Entry list.
  9. Altered View Site/Area Information>View Area/Level-Locus Information screen to include grid
    square (e.g., Asmar D14, D14:1, etc.) within the Select Locus Entry list.
  10. Altered Pottery Information>Display Pottery Profile Cards>Pottery Profile Display screen so
    that the viewer can scroll forward/backward through the images without returning to the
    Display Pottery Profile Cards screen.
  11. Altered Display Documentation Information so that multiple object cards for an object display
    in a scrollable list instead of all at once.
  12. Altered Object Card Catalog>Object Card Details screen so that the viewer can scroll
    forward/backward through the images without returning to the select screen.

Database Data Changes:

  1. Added 4,752 Asmar object images and 45 Khafajah object images to the database.
  2. Corrected citations list entries for OIP 72, Stratified Cylinder Images from the Diyala Region,
    so they take the viewer to the correct page within the display.
  3. Completed an audit of the Object Card images and added 148 new images overlooked in the
    initial scanning of the cards.
  4. Completed re-editing object images for Agrab, Ishchali, and Khafajah adjusting image size,
    image clarity, etc.
  5. Added new Locus Card entries for Asmar D15:3 and K17:28 based on LocusNotes
    excavation pages.
  6. Corrected museum registration information for As. 33:329d and As. 33:434. The need for
    correction came from a user of the site.
  7. Cleaned up minor data errors such as duplicate locus card entries, missing associations
    between base images and thumbnails, and some object/image associations.
  8. Altered Museum Registration Numbers in the database to eliminate any leading zeroes (e.g,,
    changing A012345 to A12345) so they match the information in the Oriental Institute Integrated Database object information.
Other Changes:

  1. Participated with uChicago Information Technology Services to relocate the production and development Diyala Project site to new platforms.
  2. Supplied images and metadata for uploading to the Oriental Institute Integrated Database for all field registers, locus cards, object cards, and some of the field diaries listed above.

Open Access Journal: IAOS Bulletin: International Association for Obsidian Studies

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IAOS Bulletin: International Association for Obsidian Studies
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The International Association for Obsidian Studies (IAOS) was formed in 1989 to provide a forum for obsidian researchers throughout the world. Major interest areas of the IAOS include obsidian hydration dating, obsidian characterization ("sourcing"), geoarchaeological obsidian studies, obsidian and lithic technology, and the prehistoric procurement and utilization of obsidian. In addition to disseminating information about advances in obsidian research to archaeologists and other interested parties, the IAOS was also established to:
  • Develop standards for analytical procedures to ensure interlaboratory comparability.
  • Develop standards for recording and reporting obsidian hydration and characterization results.
  • Provide technical support in the form of training and workshops for those wanting to develop expertise in the field.
  • Provide a central source of information about the analytical capabilities of various laboratories and institutions and about recent advances in obsidian studies.
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Open Access Journal: Göttinger Forum für Altertumswissenschaft

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Göttinger Forum für Altertumswissenschaft
ISSN: 1437-9074
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Das Göttinger Forum für Altertumswissenschaft (GFA) macht es sich zur Aufgabe, neueste Forschungsergebnisse auf schnellstem Wege der wissenschaftlichen Öffentlichkeit vorzustellen. Es publiziert Aufsätze und Rezensionen zu Themen aus dem gesamten Bereich der griechisch-römischen Antike und ihren Randgebieten. Es ist insbesondere den Gegenständen der Klassischen Philologie, der Alten Geschichte und der Archäologie gewidmet. Publikationen von fachübergreifendem Interesse sind sehr willkommen. Band 21 (2018)
Band 20 (2017)

Dictionary of Nature Imagery of the Bible

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Dictionary of Nature Imagery of the Bible
DNI is structured as a research project by Prof. Dalit Rom-Shiloni of Tel Aviv University and aims to recruit as many colleagues to this multifaceted and interdisciplinary project.
The project is funded for its first four years (2015–2019) by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF 462/15). The domain and computer services are with Tel Aviv University. The website is designed by PENNInk Productions Ltd.

Open Access Journal: Annales du Service des antiquités de l'Egypte [ASAE] (Backlist)

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Annales du Service des antiquités de l'Egypte [ASAE][vols 1-22 at Internet Archive]
Annales du Service des antiquités de l'Egypte [ASAE][vols 1-19 at Gallica]

And courtesy of the EEF, a breakdown of the individual volumes:
vols. 1-22 (1900-1922), vols. 52-63 (1952-1979)
-- vols. 1-19 (1900-1920) - URL
-- vol. 1 (1900) - URL
-- vol. 2 (1901) - URL
-- vol. 3 (1902) - URL
-- vols. 2-3 (1901-1902) - URL
-- vol. 4 (1903) - URL
-- vol. 5 (1904) - URL
-- vol. 6 (1905) - URL
-- vols. 5-6 (1904-1905) - URL
-- vol. 7 (1906) - URL
-- vol. 8 (1907) - URL
-- vols. 7-8 (1906-1907) - URL
-- vol. 9 (1908) - URL
-- vol. 10 (1910) - URL
-- vols 9-10 (1908-1920) - URL
-- vol. 11-12 (1911-1912) - URL
-- vol. 12 (1912) - URL
-- vol. 13 (1914) - URL
-- vol. 14 (1914) - URL
-- vols. 13-14 (1914) - URL
-- vol. 15 (1915) - URL
-- vol. 16 (1916) - URL
-- vols. 15-16 (1915-1916) - URL
-- vols. 17-18 (1917-1919) - URL
-- vol. 19 (1920) - URL
-- vol. 20 (1920) - URL
-- vols. 19-20 (1920) - URL
-- Index des tomes XI-XX (1921) - URL
-- vol. 21 (1921) - URL
-- vol. 22 (1922) - URL
-- vols. 21-22 (1921-1922) - URL
-- vols. 23-51 (1923-1951) - not available
-- vol. 52, fascile 1 (1952) - URL
-- vol. 52, fascile 2 (1954) - URL
-- vol. 53, fascile 1 (1955) - URL
-- vol. 53, fascile 2 (1955) - URL
-- vol. 54, fascile 1 (1956) - URL
-- vol. 54, fascile 2 (1957) - URL
-- vol. 55, fascile 1 (1958) - URL
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-- vol. 56 (1959) - URL
-- vol. 57 (1962) - URL
-- vol. 58 (1964) - URL
-- vol. 59 (1966) - URL
-- vol. 60 (1968) - URL
-- vol. 61 (1973) - URL
-- vol. 62 (1977) - URL
-- vol. 63 (1979) - URL
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A Digital Corpus for Graeco-Arabic Studies

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A Digital Corpus for Graeco-Arabic Studies
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Greek-Arabic translations

Between the 8th and 10th centuries CE, hundreds of Greek philosophical, medical and scientific works were translated into Arabic. These translations helped shape the development of philosophy and science in the Islamic world. Through later Latin translations, they also exerted some influence in the Latin West. 

Most importantly, Arabic translations were crucial for preserving, transmitting and extending ancient Greek thought: many Greek texts were lost in the intervening centuries and are now only extant in Arabic translation. The Arabic translators also had access to manuscripts that were often several centuries older and potentially closer to the Greek originals than those available to editors of ancient Greek texts today. 

The Arabic translators’ understanding of their Greek sources was informed by their historical, cultural, religious and linguistic background. Their reading of these texts offers a new perspective on the ancient world that has the potential to enhance our own understanding.

The Digital Corpus 

The Digital Corpus assembles a wide range of Greek texts and their Arabic counterparts. It also includes a number of Arabic commentaries and important secondary sources. The texts in the corpus can be consulted individually or side by side with their translation. The majority of texts can also be downloaded for further analysis.
  • al-Fārābī
    • Fī qawānīn al-šiʿr The Canons of Poetry
  • al-Nayrīzī
    • Šarḥ kitāb al-Uṣūl li-Ūqlīdis (pt. 1) Commentary on Euclid's Elements
    • Šarḥ kitāb al-Uṣūl li-Ūqlīdis (pt. 2) Commentary on Euclid's Elements
    • Šarḥ kitāb al-Uṣūl li-Ūqlīdis (pt. 3) Commentary on Euclid's Elements
  • al-Ruhāwī
    • K. Adab al-ṭabīb Practical Ethics of the Physician
  • Alexander of Aphrodisias
    • De Intellectu et Intellecto On the Intellect
    • De Libero Arbitrio On Free Will
    • De Providentia On Providence
    • De Visu On Seeing
    • Quaestio I 11a: De Universalibus Problems and Solutions I 11a: On Universals
    • Quaestio I 2: De Colore Problems and Solutions I 2: On Colour
    • Quaestio I 5: De Auctu Problems and Solutions I 5: On Growth
    • Quaestio III 3: De Sensu Problems and Solutions III 3: On Sense Perception
  • Apollonius of Perga
    • Conica Conics
  • Aristotle
    • Analytica Posteriora Posterior Analytics
    • Analytica Priora Prior Analytics
    • Ars Poetica Poetics
    • Categoriae The Categories
    • De Anima On the Soul
    • De Divinatione per Somnum On Divination in Sleep
    • De Insomniis On Dreams
    • De Interpretatione On Interpretation
    • De Iuventute et Senectute, de Vita et Morte On Youth, Old Age, Life and Death
    • De Longitudine et Brevitate Vitae On Length and Shortness of Life
    • De Memoria et Reminiscentia On Memory
    • De Respiratione On Respiration
    • De Sensu et Sensibilibus Sense and Sensibilia
    • De Somno et Vigilia On Sleep
    • De Sophisticis Elenchis On Sophistical Refutations
    • Historia Animalium History of Animals
    • Meteorologica Meteorology
    • Topica Topics
  • Euclid
    • Elementa Elements
  • Galen
    • Ad Glauconem de Methodo Medendi Therapeutics to Glaucon
    • Adhortatio ad Artes Addiscendas Exhortation to the Arts
    • Adversus Eos qui de Typis Scripserunt Against Those who Write about Types
    • Adversus Julianum Against Julian
    • Adversus Lycum Against Lycus
    • An in Arteriis Natura Sanguis Contineatur On whether Blood is Naturally Contained in the Arteries
    • Ars Medica The Art of Medicine
    • Compendium Timaei Platonis Commentary on Plato's Timaeus
    • De Anatomicis Administrationibus I-IX,5 On Anatomical Procedures
    • De Anatomicis Administrationibus IX,6-XV On Anatomical Procedures
    • De Animi Cuiuslibet Peccatorum Dignotione et Curatione On the Diagnosis and Cure of the Errors of the Soul
    • De Antidotis On Antidotes
    • De Atra Bile On Black Bile
    • De Bonis Malisque Sucis On Good and Bad Juices
    • De Bono Habitu Good Condition
    • De Causis Contentivis On Containing Causes
    • De Causis Morborum Causes of Diseases
    • De Causis Pulsuum Causes of Pulses
    • De Causis Respirationis On the Causes of Breathing
    • De Comate Secundum Hippocratem On Coma According to Hippocrates
    • De Compositione Medicamentorum per Genera On the Composition of Drugs according to Kind
    • De Compositione Medicamentorum secundum Locos I-VI On the Composition of Drugs according to Places I-VI
    • De Compositione Medicamentorum secundum Locos VII-X On the Composition of Drugs according to Places VII-X
    • De Constitutione Artis Medicae ad Patrophilum On the Composition of the Art of Medicine
    • De Consuetudinibus On Habits
    • De Crisibus On Crises
    • De Curandi Ratione per Venae Sectionem On Treatment by Bloodletting
    • De Diebus Decretoriis On Critical Days
    • De Differentiis Pulsuum Differences of Pulses
    • De Difficultate Respirationis Difficulties in Breathing
    • De Dignoscendis Pulsibus Diagnosis by Pulses
    • De Dignotione ex Insomniis On Diagnosis from Dreams
    • De Elementis ex Hippocrate On the Elements According to Hippocrates
    • De Experientia Medica On Medical Experience
    • De Facultatibus Naturalibus On the Natural Faculties
    • De Febrium Differentiis On the Differences of Fevers
    • De Foetuum Formatione On the Formation of the Foetus
    • De Hirundinibus, Revulsione, Cucurbitula, Incisione et Scarificatione On Leeches, Revulsion, the Cupping Glass, Incision and Scarification
    • De Inaequali Intemperie On Uneven Distemper
    • De Instrumento Odoratus On the Organ of Smell
    • De Locis Affectis On Affected Parts
    • De Marcore On Marasmus
    • De Methodo Medendi On the Therapeutic Method
    • De Morborum Differentiis Differences of Diseases
    • De Morborum Temporibus Opportune Moments in Diseases
    • De Motu Musculorum On the Movement of Muscles
    • De Musculorum Dissectione ad Tirones On the Dissection of Muscles
    • De Nervorum Dissectione On the Anatomy of the Nerves
    • De Nominibus Medicinalibus On Medical Names
    • De Optima Corporis Nostri Constitutione The Best Constitution of our Bodies
    • De Optima Doctrina On the Best Method of Teaching
    • De Optimo Medico Cognoscendo On Recognizing the Best Physician
    • De Ossibus ad Tirones On Bones for Beginners
    • De Partibus Artis Medicativae On the Parts of the Art of Medicine
    • De Partium Homoeomerium Differentia On the Differences of Uniform Parts
    • De Parvae Pilae Exercitio Exercise with the Small Ball
    • De Placitis Hippocratis et Platonis On the Doctrines of Hippocrates and Plato
    • De Plenitudine On Plethora
    • De Praenotione ad Epigenem On Prognosis
    • De Praesagitione ex Pulsibus Prognosis by Pulses
    • De Propriorum Animi Cuiuslibet Affectuum Dignotione et Curatione The Passions of the Soul
    • De Ptisana On Barley Soup
    • De Pulsibus ad Tirones On the Pulse for Beginners
    • De Purgantium Medicamentorum Facultate On the Power of Cleansing Drugs
    • De Sanitate Tuenda On the Preservation of Health
    • De Sectis ad eos qui introducuntur On Sects for Beginners
    • De Semine On Semen
    • De Septimestri Partu On the Seven-Month Child
    • De Simplicium Medicamentorum Facultatibus I-VI On the Powers of Simple Drugs I-VI
    • De Simplicium Medicamentorum Facultatibus VII-XI On the Powers of Simple Drugs VII-XI
    • De Sophismatibus penes Dictionem On Linguistic Sophisms
    • De Substantia Facultatum Naturalium On the Substance of the Natural Powers
    • De Symptomatum Causis Causes of Symptoms
    • De Symptomatum Differentiis Differences of Symptoms
    • De Temperamentis On Mixtures
    • De Theriaca ad Pisonem On Theriac to Piso
    • De Totius Morbi Temporibus Opportune Moments in Diseases as a Whole
    • De Tremore, Palpitatione, Convulsione et Rigore On Tremor, Palpitation, Spasm and Rigor
    • De Tumoribus Praeter Naturam On Abnormal Swellings
    • De Typis On Types
    • De Usu Partium I-XI On the Utility of the Parts I-XI
    • De Usu Partium XII-XVII On the Utility of the Parts XII-XVII
    • De Usu Pulsuum On the Function of the Pulse
    • De Uteri Dissectione On the Anatomy of the Uterus
    • De Utilitate Respirationis On the Use of Breathing
    • De Venae Sectione adversus Erasistrateos Romae Degentes On Bloodletting against the Erasistrateans at Rome
    • De Venae Sectione adversus Erasistratum On Bloodletting against Erasistratus
    • De Venarum Arteriarumque Dissectione On the Anatomy of Veins and Arteries
    • De Victu Attenuante The Thinning Diet
    • Ex Galeni Commentariis De Fasciis From Galen's Commentaries on On Bandages
    • In Hippocratis Aphorismi I-V On Hippocrates' Aphorisms I-V
    • In Hippocratis Aphorismi VI-VII On Hippocrates' Aphorisms VI-VII
    • In Hippocratis De Acutorum Morborum Victu On Hippocrates' Regimen in Acute Diseases
    • In Hippocratis De Alimento On Hippocrates' Nutriment
    • In Hippocratis De Articulis On Hippocrates' Joints
    • In Hippocratis De Fracturis On Hippocrates' Fractures
    • In Hippocratis De Natura Hominis On Hippocrates' Nature of Man
    • In Hippocratis De Officina Medici On Hippocrates' Surgery
    • In Hippocratis De Praedictionibus On Hippocrates' Prorrhetics
    • In Hippocratis De Salubri Victus Ratione On Hippocrates' Regimen in Health
    • In Hippocratis Epidemiarum librum I On Hippocrates' Epidemics I
    • In Hippocratis Epidemiarum librum III On Hippocrates' Epidemics III
    • In Hippocratis Epidemiarum librum VI 1-2 On Hippocrates' Epidemics VI 1-2
    • In Hippocratis Epidemiarum librum VI 3-6 On Hippocrates' Epidemics VI 3-6
    • In Hippocratis Prognosticum On Hippocrates' Prognostic
    • Institutio Logica Introduction to Logic
    • Puero Epileptico Consilium Advice to an Epileptic Boy
    • Quod Animi Mores Corporis Temperamenta Sequantur The Faculties of the Soul follow the Mixtures of the Body
    • Quod Optimus Medicus Sit Quoque Philosophus The Best Doctor is also a Philosopher
    • Synopsis de Pulsibus Synopsis on Pulses
  • Gregory of Nazianzus
    • Carmen Morale XXX Moral Poems XXX
  • Hippocrates
    • Aphorismi Aphorisms
    • Coa Praesagia Coan Prenotions
    • De Aere, Aquis, Locis Airs, Waters, Places
    • De Affectionibus Affections
    • De Affectionibus Interioribus Internal Affections
    • De Alimento Nutriment
    • De Anatomia Anatomy
    • De Arte The Art
    • De Articulis Joints
    • De Capitis Vulneribus Wounds in the Head
    • De Carnibus Fleshes
    • De Corde Heart
    • De Crisibus Crises
    • De Dentitione Dentition
    • De Diaeta Regimen
    • De Diaeta Acutorum (spurium) Regimen in Acute Diseases (Appendix)
    • De Diaeta in Morbis Acutis Regimen in Acute Diseases
    • De Diebus Criticis Critical Days
    • De Exsectione Foetus Excision of the Fetus
    • De Fistulis Fistulas
    • De Flatibus Breaths
    • De Fracturis Fractures
    • De Genitura Generation
    • De Glandulis Glands
    • De Habitu Decenti Decorum
    • De Haemorrhoidibus Haemorrhoids
    • De Humoribus Humours
    • De Liquidorum Usu Use of Liquids
    • De Locis in Homine Places in Man
    • De Medico The Physician
    • De Morbis I Diseases I
    • De Morbis II Diseases II
    • De Morbis III Diseases III
    • De Morbis IV Diseases IV
    • De Morbo Sacro The Sacred Disease
    • De Muliebribus Diseases of Women
    • De Natura Hominis Nature of Man
    • De Natura Muliebri Nature of Women
    • De Natura Ossium Nature of Bones
    • De Natura Pueri Nature of the Child
    • De Octimestri Partu Eight Months' Child
    • De Officina Medici In the Surgery
    • De Prisca Medicina Ancient Medicine
    • De Salubri Diaeta Regimen in Health
    • De Superfoetatione Superfetation
    • De Ulceribus Ulcers
    • De Virginum Morbis Diseases of Young Girls
    • De Visu Sight
    • Epidemiarum I Epidemics I
    • Epidemiarum II Epidemics II
    • Epidemiarum III Epidemics III
    • Epidemiarum IV Epidemics IV
    • Epidemiarum V Epidemics V
    • Epidemiarum VI Epidemics VI
    • Epidemiarum VII Epidemics VII
    • Epistulae, Decretum, Orationes Letters, Decree, Speeches
    • Iusiurandum Oath
    • Lex Law
    • Praeceptiones Precepts
    • Prognosticon Prognostic
    • Prorrheticon I Prorrhetic I
    • Prorrheticon II Prorrhetic II
    • Vectiarius Mochlicon
  • Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq
    • al-Risāla Epistle
  • Hypsicles
    • Anaphoricus On Ascensions
  • Ibn al-Nadīm
    • K. al-Fihrist The Catalogue
  • Ibn Riḍwān
    • Taʿālīq li-fawāʾid min Kitāb Qāṭīṭriyūn tafsīr Ǧālīnūs Notes on Useful Points Derived from Galen's Commentary on Hippocrates' In the Surgery
  • Ibn Rušd
    • Talḫīṣ kitāb al-ḥāss wa-l-maḥsūs Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Sense and Sensibilia
    • Talḫīṣ kitāb al-šiʿr Middle Commentary on Aristotle's Poetics
  • Ibn Sīnā
    • Kitāb al-šifāʾ: Fann al-šiʿr The Cure: Chapter on Aristotle's Poetics
  • Ibn Suwār
    • Taʿlīqāt kitāb Īsāġūǧī li-Furfuriyūs Notes on Porphyry's Isagoge
  • Nicolaus of Damascus
    • De Plantis On Plants
  • Nicomachus of Gerasa
    • Introductio Arithmeticae Introduction to Arithmetic
  • Pappus
    • In Euclidis Elementa Commentary on Euclid's Elements
  • Porphyry
    • De Vita Pythagorica Life of Pythagoras
    • Isagoge Introduction
  • Proclus Diadochus
    • De Aeternitate Mundi On the Eternity of the World
    • Institutio Theologica Elements of Theology
    • Quaestiones Naturales Natural Questions
  • ps-Aristotle
    • De Mundo On the Universe
    • De Somniis On Dreams
    • De Spiritu On Breath
    • Liber De Causis Discourse on the Pure Good
    • Testamentum Aristotelis Testament
  • ps-Galen
    • Ad Gaurum Quomodo Animetur Fetus To Gaurus on How Embryos are Ensouled
    • De Diaeta in Morbis Acutis secundum Hippocratem On Regimen in Acute Diseases in Accordance with the Theories of Hippocrates
    • De Fasciis On Bandages
    • De Optima Secta ad Thrasybulum On the Best Sect
    • De Remediis Parabilibus On Handy Medications
    • De Theriaca ad Pamphilianum On Theriac to Pamphilianus
    • De Venereis On Venereal Diseases
    • Introductio Seu Medicus Introduction
    • Quos, Quibus Catharticis Medicamentis et Quando Purgare Oporteat Whom to Purge, With Which Cleansing Drugs, and When
  • ps-Hermes Trismegistus
    • De Castigatione Animae Admonition of the Soul
  • ps-Hippocrates
    • De Septimestri Partu Seven Months' Child
  • ps-Menander
    • Sententiae Menandri (versio A) Menander's One-Verse Maxims
    • Sententiae Menandri (versio B) Menander's One-Verse Maxims
  • ps-Plato
    • Liber Quartorum Book of Fours
  • ps-Plutarch
    • Placita Philosophorum On the Opinions of the Philosophers
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Il discorso di Eraclito

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ISBN: 9783487143866Year: Pages: 308 SeitenDOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_507997 Language: Italian
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Abstract Since the “scuola urbinate” (e. g. B. Gentili) applied the oral theory to the Greek lyricists, orality is seen to have influenced thought and language not only of rhapsodists, but of archaic authors in general. Against this background, I investigate how the interaction between orality and literacy, which I suggest to call “aurality”, influences the semantics and the linguistic reasoning chiefly of Heraclitus among the early presocratic thinkers. On the one hand Heraclitus is an oral “image-thinker” (Havelock) and his prose is poetically constructed; on the other hand only by writing he can figure out the discourse (λόγος) as a ὀνόματα-composed unity, as I mean he does, rather than holistic or as a continuum, what is common in oral societies. Such a λόγος is able to serve as a cosmological model, for the physical world consisting of a multiplicity of phenomena closely jointed to each other into an invisible unity.

Open Access Journal: The Journal of Egyptological Studies (JES)

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The Journal of Egyptological Studies (JES) is published by the Bulgarian Institute of Egyptology. It is issued on an annual basis since September 2004. The JES is a result of the development and expansion of Egyptology in Bulgaria. It gives Egyptologists an opportunity to publish new original ideas, new approaches and data in connection with the language, literature, religion, archeology and history of the “place where our hearts live”.

The Journal of Egyptological Studies is open to the international Egyptolgical society, but also aims to establish a bridge between Western schools of Egyptology and their colleagues from Eastern Europe. As a result of World War II and the political changes, which took place afterwards, part of the connections between scholars from different countries in Europe has been interrupted. Nowadays, for example, few Egyptologists abroad know about fundamental achievements of Russian scholars in the field of socio-economic, political and cultural history of Ancient Egypt. We want to cooperate in filling this gap, encouraging young scholars to contribute to the process of exchange of ideas and experience in our field.
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Open Access Journal: Estudios Orientales: Cuadernos mográficos de Historia del Próximo Oriente Antiguo

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Estudios Orientales: Cuadernos mográficos de Historia del Próximo Oriente Antiguo
ISSN: 1577-3523


La revista Estudios Orientales es un revista científica especializada en el Próximo Oriente Antiguo y publicada anualmente por la Universidad de Murcia. Fundada en 1997 por el catedrático Antonino González Blanco, a lo largo de sus años de existencia ha evitado los trabajos de síntesis o meramente descriptivos y ha acogido una amplia diversidad de monografías y artículos siempre originales.
Esta revista está abierta a todos los planteamientos y orientaciones metodológicas que superen el estricto examen del consejo de redacción, pero a la vez se puede plantear un tema central de discusión o incluso monografías que sirva de marco conceptual y temático a los originales. El rasgo distintivo de la línea editorial de esta revista es su búsqueda de aportaciones originales, claras, de carácter inédito, que vayan a hacer una aportación nueva, profesional y metodológicamente solvente, que sea significativa en el ámbito de los estudios del Próximo Oriente.
 Nº 8 – Homenaje al Dr. Antonino González blanco
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¿Orientalismo en Murcia? La labor del profesor Antonino González BlancoAlejandro Egea Vivancos, José Javier Martínez García, Helena Jiménez Vialás 9
Aspect of Elamite Art and Religious ideology: The rock-cut sanctuary of Kūrangūn and Aesthetics of the Natural EnvironmentJavier Álvarez-Món 15
Las palomas de Atargatis y los retiros acoimetas. Hipótesis de interpretación para los columbaria del Valle del Saŷur (Eufratense, Siria)Alejandro Egea Vivancos 35
La exposición de cadáveres y el surgimiento de los dakhmas: un rito funerario en el oikoumene persa (ss. VI a.C.-VII d.C.)Marina Girona Berenguer y David Soria Molina 51
Las disposiciones hereditarias a favor de la esposa en Emar (Siria, s. XIII a. C.)Josué J. Justel Vicente 61
Notas sobre la iconografía de las acuñaciones hispano-púnicasM.ª Cruz Marín Ceballos 73
Asirios en el Éufrates. Nuevos datos arqueológicos y epigráficos sobre la expansión del Imperio Asirio MedioJuan-Luis Montero Fenollós 83
Testimonios del reinado del hijo de Alejandro Magno en EgiptoJosep Padró i Parcerisa 95
Elamita vs. sumerio: dos formas análogas de expresiónEnrique Quintana Cifuentes 99
La magia en EgiptoFelipe Sen Montero 107
El camino real frente a los ríos: los puentes durante el periodo aqueménidaJoaquín Velázquez Muñoz 117

Recently Published Open Access Books and Articles at Archaeopress

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Recently Published Open Access Books and Articles at Archaeopress

NEW: The Roman Pottery Manufacturing Site in Highgate Wood: Excavations 1966-78 by A E Brown and H L Sheldon. Paperback; 205x290mm; xii+392 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (70 plates in colour). (Print RRP £60.00). 456 2018 Archaeopress Roman Archaeology 43. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784919788. £60.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784919795. Book contents pageDownload

Excavations over a period of eight years uncovered at least ten pottery kilns, waster heaps, ditches and pits, but only a few definite structures. The pottery from the site indicates a period of operation extending from the first half of the 1st century AD to the later 2nd century. The pottery made at the site included initially a vegetable tempered handmade ware, but subsequently the bulk of it consisted of a grog tempered ware and then pottery in a sandy fabric which is well known from assemblages in London. The type of kiln varied with the pottery fabric; there was possible evidence for a pre-Roman pit firing, and later kilns set in ditches were of the twin flued type, eventually replaced by the more familiar above ground kilns with raised floors. Changes in pottery fabric were reflected in different methods of clay preparation, which led to changes in the function of the various ditches, the stratigraphy of which, along with the variation in the fabrics, was significant in enabling the four broad phases into which the site has been divided, to be proposed.

The report includes a very detailed analysis of the forms and fabrics of the pottery made at Highgate. Finds of prehistoric flintwork and pottery during the excavation, and of material of later date, together with the observation of earthworks and historical research, have been used to show the place of the pottery kilns as an element in the exploitation of the woodland of northern London over the last eight thousand years.

About the Authors
TONY BROWN was a member of the academic staff of the University of Leicester for over thirty years, moving there in 1964 as an Assistant Staff Tutor (Organising Tutor for Leicestershire). In 1966 he became Organising Tutor for Northamptonshire and in 1968 Staff Tutor in Archaeology. From 1990 he held a joint appointment with the School of Archaeological Studies, retiring in 2001 as an Emeritus Reader. During the earlier part of this period he engaged in rescue excavations for the Department of the Environment (Roman pottery kilns at Harrold in Bedfordshire and the Roman small town of Towcester in Northamptonshire), thereafter co
NEW: Indonesian Megaliths: A Forgotten Cultural Heritage by Tara Steimer-Herbet. Paperback; 205x290mm; viii+104 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (94 plates in colour). (Print RRP £30.00). 413 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784918439. £30.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784918446. Book contents pageDownload
Indonesian Megaliths: A forgotten cultural heritage highlights aspects of Indonesian culture which are currently misunderstood and sometimes threatened by destruction. Although they are relatively recent in origin, the Indonesian megaliths offer similarities to their counterparts in the Middle East and Arabia: they reflect the rise to prominence of local chiefs in a context of acculturation which prompted the need to build megalithic monuments to bury the dead, and to honour, commemorate and communicate with ancestors. In societies of oral tradition, these stones punctuate the landscape to transmit the memory of men and social structure from one generation to the next.

Based on scientific documents (articles, archaeological reports) and field visits, this new exploration clarifies various elements of the Indonesian megaliths, including their function in the daily life of the tribes and the use of certain stones for musical purposes (lithophony). In Nias, Sumba and Toraya, the megalith tradition is still alive and ethno-anthropological studies of these three regions provide a unique chance to complement the archaeological perspectives on megalithic monuments abandoned for several centuries in the rest of the Archipelago. The book includes numerous photographs documenting the monuments which were taken during the author’s stay in Indonesia (2010-2013).
About the Author
TARA STEIMER-HERBET is a graduate of Paris 1 - Panthéon La Sorbonne where she carried out her doctoral research on developing a methodological approach to Middle Eastern archaeology. Her research led her to become particularly interested in megalithism, and the way this phenomenon is expressed in the cultural and funerary practices of the Levant and western Arabia during the 4th and 3rd millennia BC. In 2005 she excavated a sanctuary in Hadramawt (Yemen) and since 2010 has focussed on the megalithic phenomenon in Indonesia. Her research efforts currently concentrate on the preservation of megalithic monuments in the Akkar region of Lebanon as well as on characterising the megalithic phenomenon of the 3rd and 2d millennium BC in the Kuwait region of al-Subiya, Dr Steimer currently teaches ‘archaeological methodology’ and ‘megalithism in the world’ at the Laboratory of Prehistoric Archaeology and Anthropology of the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
NEW: Giving the Past a Future: Essays in Archaeology and Rock Art Studies in Honour of Dr. Phil. h.c. Gerhard Milstreu edited by James Dodd and Ellen Meijer. Paperback; 203x276mm; iv+300 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (96 plates in colour). 61 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784919702. £45.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784919719. Book contents pageDownload
This volume celebrates the work of Dr. Phil. h.c. Gerhard Milstreu in his 40th year as director of Tanum Museum of Rock Carving and Rock Art Research Centre, Underslös, Sweden. Here, a feast of scholarly contributions from across Europe, at all levels of study have been collected. Each and every one of the chapters addresses aspects connected to the work Gerhard has done over the last 40 years. Through their words and images, these pay respect to and acknowledge Gerhard’s achievements in the fields of rock art documentation, research, international collaboration and outreach. Gerhard has striven from the outset to: promote the importance of the image within archaeology, increase public interest and involvement with prehistoric art, and to encourage the next generation to continue the work. Thus, many authors think very deeply about the images, how we interpret them and how we record them, particularly in light of recent advances in technology. Others explore how Gerhard has fostered dissemination and public involvement. The range of countries and subjects represented; France, Italy, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and the UK; reflects the success of Gerhard’s focus on international collaboration and dialogue. Given Gerhard’s emphasis on giving the past a future, it is appropriate that leading up and coming scholars, from all levels of higher education, are also present and have the opportunity to present their latest research.
About the Editors
JAMES DODD is currently a PhD scholar at the Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark. Originally educated at Durham University, James is a specialist in the study, analysis and documentation of the prehistoric rock art of Scandinavia. During the past few years, he has worked extensively in the field, becoming versed in the archaeology of the areas with various museums and institutions in the Scandinavian countries, in particular Bornholms Museum, Denmark. His current PhD project investigates the extent of homogeneity or diversity within Southern Tradition rock art. In addition to high-level statistical analyses and GIS, James is undertaking the largest programme of surface-based rock art documentation ever conducted in Denmark, on the island of Bornholm. Advances in technology are brought into the field with processing of image-based models occurring on site using remote access to cluster processing on the Danish e-Infrastructure Collaboration’s High Performance Computer: Abacus 2.0.

ELLEN MEIJER has been working with the documentation of rock carvings for the past 22 years. She has learned the ins and outs of documentation at Tanums Hällristningsmuseum Underslös. Since 2011, she has worked for projects on rock art documentation at the Swedish Rock Art Research Archives and the University of Gothenburg, as a research assistant, as well as a field supervisor teaching courses in rock art documentation organized by University of Gothenburg in collaboration with Swedish Rock Art Research Archives and The Scandinavian Society for Prehistoric Art. She has been jointly responsible for the development and implementation of digital documentation of rock art through Structure from Motion and optical laser scanning within the Tanum World Heritage Area and published in Adoranten, the peer reviewed Rock Art Magazine of The Scandinavian Society for Prehistoric Art.

Both James and Ellen are members of the Board of The Scandinavian Society for Prehistoric Art.
NEW: Treinta años de Arqueología Medieval en España edited by Juan Antonio Quirós Castillo. Paperback; 203x276mm; xii+418 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. Spanish text with English preface and introduction (Print RRP £64.00). 58 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784919238. £64.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784919245. Book contents pageDownload
This book presents, in sixteen papers, recent developments and some of the main topics seen in academic Medieval Archaeology studies in Spain. The papers explore some of the emergent and consolidated topics of the discipline, such as landscapes, cities, rural spaces, bio-archaeological records, archaeology of architectures, agrarian archaeology, post-Roman archaeology, colonial archaeology in the Canary Islands and the archaeology of religious minorities, opening new lines of enquiries and providing new theoretical and methodological approaches. An overview of Medieval Archaeology studies in Spain is offered, proposing a wide range of topics for discussion. Finally, the book explores the connections between Spanish Medieval Archaeology and other European traditions, specifically, English, Italian and Portuguese Medieval Archaeology.
About the Editor
Juan Antonio Quirós is a Professor of Medieval Archaeology at the University of the Basque Country, Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Archaeology (University College London), and Visiting Fellow at All Souls College (University of Oxford). He is the director of the ‘Heritage and Cultural Landscapes Research Group’ of the University of the Basque Country and the 'Rural Medieval Research Group', CSIC-UPV/EHU. His principal interests lie in the study of the archaeology of landscapes, the archaeology of rural communities, Mediterranean Archaeology, Archaeology of Architectures, and the study of Social Complexity. Besides, he is very interested in a multi-proxy and multidisciplinary approach to cultural resources. Some of his recent works include ‘Arqueología de una comunidad campesina medieval: Zornoztegi’ (Bilbao, 2018); ‘Longhouses, house biography and social complexity in Early Medieval Northwestern Iberia’ (Arqueología de la Arquitectura 2017); ‘Local identities and desertions in Late Medieval period’ (Reti Medievali, 2017); ‘Social complexity in Early Medieval rural communities’ (Oxford, 2016); and ‘Agrarian Archaeology in Early Medieval Europe’ (Quaternary International 346, 2014). Currently, he is preparing a book about the Archaeology of Medieval Peasantry.
Magnetometer survey of a Hafit monumental complex, al-Khashbah, Sultanate of Oman (poster)Taken from Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 48 2018 edited by Julian Jansen van Rensburg, Harry Munt, Tim Power, and Janet Starkey. Pages 119-124.Download
By Jason T. Herrmann, Jörg W.E. Fassbinder, Marion Scheiblecker, Philippe Kluge, Stephanie Döpper & Conrad Schmidt

Magnetometer surveys carried out as part of the al-Khashbah Archaeological Project have revealed the plan of two monumental buildings dating to the third millennium BC as well as the surrounding landscape. Evidence from excavations confirms that this complex can be dated to the Hafit period, marking it as an important site for the development of social complexity in the interior of northern Oman. The results of two seasons of magnetometer surveys, conducted in 2015 and 2017, are instructive in two major ways. The fused magnetograms are a record of the prehistoric cultural landscape immediately surrounding Building I and Building XI. The two surveys provide a direct comparison of two different geophysical methods of magnetometer survey: fluxgate gradiometry (2015 survey) and total field magnetometry (2017 survey), which can aid analysis of survey results. The surveys took place near the geomagnetic equator where the shallow inclination of the Earth’s magnetic field can make archaeological interpretation of magnetic anomalies rather complex.
The development of complexity at third-millennium BC al-Khashbah, Sultanate of Oman: results of the first two seasons, 2015 and 2016Taken from Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 47 2017 edited by Julian Jansen van Rensburg, Harry Munt, and Janet Starkey. Pages 215–226.Download
By Conrad Schmidt & Stephanie Döpper

The transition from the Hafit to the Umm an-Nar period on the Oman peninsula in the third millennium BC is regarded as a period of substantial social and economic change. Although many thousands of tombs from the Hafit period remain, other archaeological evidence, such as settlements, is scarce. In 2015 therefore, a new archaeological research project conducted by the University of Tübingen and funded by the German Research Foundation was launched at al-Khashbah to investigate its Hafit and Umm an-Nar period remains. During the first two seasons research consisted of an intensive field survey, aerial survey, two geophysical surveys, as well as archaeological excavations in selected areas within the site. Among other archaeological remains, al-Khashbah features three Hafit-period stone towers and six towers from the Umm an-Nar period, including the famous rectangular building. The most important discoveries are a Hafit-period settlement with monumental mud-brick architecture and a stone-built tower dating to the end of the fourth millennium BC, associated with the oldest evidence of copper processing in Oman. Both findings testify to the importance of al-Khashbah for the investigation of the development of complexity at the end of the fourth and the beginning of the third millennium BC.
The reuse of tombs in the necropolis of Bat, Sultanate of OmanTaken from Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 45 2015 edited by Orhan Elmaz. Pages 83–92.Download
By Stephanie Döpper

The reuse of Umm an-Nar tombs in later periods on the Oman peninsula is an often neglected phenomenon. Within the scope of this paper, the results from the excavation conducted by the University of Tübingen of two Umm an-Nar tombs in the necropolis of Bat, Sultanate of Oman — Tomb 155 and Tomb 156 — will be presented. In these two tombs, we find clear evidence for their reuse in the Iron Age. In addition, indications for the reuse of other tombs within the necropolis, excavated by the German Mining Museum Bochum and by the Danish expedition in the 1970s — Tombs 154, 401, 402, 403, 1142, and 1143 — will also be discussed. Together they give a broad picture of the different kinds of Iron Age reuse in the necropolis of Bat, consisting of individual inhumations within the Umm an-Nar tombs, the creation of new Iron Age tombs in the direct vicinity of the Umm an-Nar tombs and the reuse of their building materials, and scattered stray finds dating to later periods in the debris of the Umm an-Nar tombs. Finally, I will attempt to link the reuse of Umm an-Nar tombs to practices connected to collective memory.
Umm an-Nar pottery assemblages from Bāt and al-Zībā and their functional contextsTaken from Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 46 2016 edited by Janet Starkey and Orhan Elmaz. Pages 247–262.Download
By Conrad Schmidt & Stephanie Döpper

The sites of Bāt and al-Zībā (Zebah) in the Sultanate of Oman offer a range of different archaeological features dating to the Umm an-Nar period. In this paper we present the pottery assemblages from two burial pits detected just outside a group of Umm an-Nar tombs in the necropolis of Bāt, from the monumental Building II in Area B at Bāt, and from two house complexes in al-Zībā, which were all excavated by the University of Tübingen between 2010 and 2015. By comparing the assemblages with each other, it will be demonstrated that there is a clear distinction in shapes, wares, and decorations between the burial pits, on the one hand, and Building II and al-Zībā, on the other. We argue, therefore, for a functional difference between grave and non-grave pottery in the Umm an-Nar period. Furthermore, we show that the Umm an-Nar pottery is astonishingly homogeneous in the whole of the northern Oman peninsula and discuss its implications for the understanding of the social structure at that time.
NEW: Rockshelter Excavations in the East Hamersley Range, Pilbara Region, Western Australia edited by Dawn Cropper and W. Boone Law, foreword by Maitland Parker and Slim Parker, Martidja Banyjima Elders. Paperback; 205x290mm; iv+454 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. (Print RRP £90.00). 458 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784919764. £90.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784919771. Book contents pageDownload
Rockshelter Excavations in the East Hamersley Range offers a detailed study of six exceptional rockshelter sites from the inland Pilbara Region of Western Australia. It provides highly descriptive, chapter-length accounts of archaeological investigations at Jundaru, Djadjiling, HS-A1, HD073APAD13, PAD 3, and HD073A03 rockshelters, which were excavated as part of a mitigative salvage program conducted at the Hope Downs 1 mine between 2007 and 2010. The research findings show that early Aboriginal peoples initially occupied the area ca. 45,000 years ago, demonstrating that the east Hamersley Range contains some of the oldest known Aboriginal archaeological sites in the Australian arid zone. The story of the Pleistocene and Holocene Aboriginal occupation at Hope Downs 1 is long and complex. Using an extensive radiocarbon and OSL chronology that spans from >47,000 years ago to the recent past, the story of the Aboriginal archaeological record is explored via prominent changes in lithic technology, artefact use-wear/residues, combustion features, faunal remains, rockshelter geomorphology, archaeomagnetism, and pollen/phytolith analysis. The work investigates the early occupation of the region and examines the archaeological evidence for occupation during the last glacial maximum. It chronicles significant changes in Aboriginal stone artefact technology over time with its analysis of more than 35,000 chipped stone artefacts.

Consisting of 18 chapters, the volume is rich with colour photographs, illustrations, and figures, including high-resolution images of the rockshelter sites, excavations, stratigraphic sections, cultural features, and artefacts. It includes a foreword by the Martidja Banyjima elders, who contextualise the cultural importance of this work to Banyjima Peoples and Traditional Owners of the region. The monograph also includes comprehensive synthesis of the regional archaeological record by the editors and a chapter on Banyjima culture and traditions by consulting anthropologists Dr Nadia Butler, Dr Neale Draper, and Fiona Sutherland. Many specialist studies were commissioned for the Hope Downs work, including an archaeomagnetism report by Dr Andy Herries (LaTrobe University), a faunal analysis study by Dr. Matthew McDowell (University of Tasmania), a phytolith analysis by Dr Lynley Wallis (University of Notre Dame Australia), a palynological study by Dr Simon Haberle, Feli Hopf, and Dr Phil Roberts (Australian National University), artefact usewear/residue analysis by Dr Richard Fullagar (University of Wollongong), optically stimulated luminescence dating by Frances Williams (University of Adelaide), and a rockshelter geomorphological study by Prof Martin Williams (University of Adelaide).
About the Editors
DAWN CROPPER is the Director of Archaeology at leading consulting company, New Zealand Heritage Properties, which has branches in Dunedin, Christchurch, and Invercargill. As Director, Dawn’s responsibilities include the management of all archaeology teams across the branches, development of process and training, as well as the development of proprietary methodology for archaeological risk management across large areas. She also specialises in heritage impact assessments and is a leading expert in the management of large-scale archaeological projects throughout New Zealand. Dawn holds a PhD in Archaeology from the University of Sydney (Australia) and a Master’s in Archaeology from the University of Saskatchewan (Canada), with a focus on technological analysis of flaked stone tools. From 2007 to 2013 she worked as a senior archaeologist and lithic specialist for Australian Cultural Heritage Management Pty Ltd, co-managing and supervising the Hope Downs 1 rockshelter excavations with W. Boone Law.

W. BOONE LAW is a scientist and heritage professional that specialises in the Aboriginal archaeology of the Australian Arid Zone. His qualifications include a BA in Anthr
NEW: Archaeological Explorations in Syria 2000-2011Proceedings of ISCACH-Beirut 2015 edited by Jeanine Abdul Massih and Shinichi Nishiyama in collaboration with Hanan Charaf and Ahmad Deb. Paperback; 205x290mm; iv+452 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (124 colour plates). (Print RRP £65.00). 452 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784919474. £65.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784919481. Book contents pageDownload
Syria has been a major crossroads of civilizations in the ancient Near East since the dawn of human kind. Until the current crisis began in 2011, Syria was one of the foremost pioneers in the investigation of past human knowledge, diversity, and identity. However, due to the ongoing war, archaeological excavations came to an abrupt halt. Since then, there have been countless alarming reports of damage or destruction inflicted on archaeological, historical, and museum sites.

The International Syrian Congress on Archaeology and Cultural Heritage (ISCACH), held December 3-5, 2015 in Beirut, Lebanon, was designed to bring together international scholars who have directed or participated in archaeological expeditions in Syria, and colleagues from Syria. By doing so, not only could the results of years of archaeological investigations and cultural heritage management in Syria be shared and discussed, but also a spirit of friendship and collaboration could be fostered and strengthened during this turbulent period.

The Congress focussed on the scientific aspects of each explored site and region allowing researchers to examine in detail each heritage site, its characteristics and identity. Archaeological Explorations in Syria 2000-2011: Proceedings of ISCACH-Beirut 2015 consists of two parts. The first part presents the results of archaeological investigations conducted between 2000 and 2010. The second part comprises abstracts of papers and posters presented during the Congress. It is hoped that this book will represent an important contribution to the scientific dialogue between international and Syrian scholars, and will appeal to the general public interested in the culture and history of Syria.
About the Editors
JEANINE ABDUL MASSIH is professor in art and archaeology at the Lebanese University. She specializes in Hellenistic and Roman settlements, town planning, and architecture. She co-directed the excavations of Cyrrhus (Aleppo, Syria) on behalf of the Lebanese University and the DGAMS and coordinated many field and research projects in Syria and Lebanon. Since 2014, she has been in charge of the excavations and management of the Quarries of Baalbek (Lebanon) and of a survey project on the Southern Beqaa (Lebanon).

SHINICHI NISHIYAMA is associate professor at Chubu University, Japan. He specializes in the Iron Age culture of the ancient Near East, especially in the northern Levant. He has participated in various archaeological projects in the Near East and Central Asia including Syria, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan. He was also involved in the UNESCO-led cultural heritage projects in Afghanistan and Tajikistan. He currently co-directs archaeological projects in Iraqi Kurdistan (Yasin Tepe) and in Lebanon (Southern Beqaa).

HANAN CHARAF is assistant professor in art and archaeology at the Lebanese University. She specializes in Near Eastern history and archaeology during the Bronze and Iron Ages in the central Levant. Her research interests include Bronze Age ceramic production and distribution, Bronze Age Cypriot pottery imported to Lebanon, supra and intraregional trade (exchange commodities and routes) in the Levant during the Bronze Age, and cultural characteristics of the transitional period Late Bronze Age-Iron Age in the central Levant.

AHMAD DEB holds a PhD in archaeology and is currently Head of the Department of the Historical Buildings and Archaeological Documentation at the Directorate General of Antiquities of Syria. He directed the Syrian excavations of Tell Nahr El-Arab (Tell Al-Shamiyeh) between 2011 and 2018. He specializes in Bronze Age settlements and burials in the Near East. Today, he dedicates his time to saving and documenting Syrian endangered cultural heritage.
NEW: Reindeer hunters at Howburn Farm, South LanarkshireA Late Hamburgian settlement in southern Scotland – its lithic artefacts and natural environment by Torben Bjarke Ballin with contributions by Alan Saville, Richard Tipping, Tam Ward, Rupert Housley, Lucy Verrill, Matthew Bradley, Clare Wilson, Paul Lincoln and Alison MacLeod. Hardback; 205x290mm; xx+124 pages; 47 illustrations, 25 tables (13 plates in colour). 433 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784919016. £25.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784919023. Book contents pageDownload
This volume presents the lithic assemblage from Howburn in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, which at present is the oldest prehistoric settlement in Scotland (12,700-12,000 BC), and the only Hamburgian settlement in Britain. The site also included a scatter from the Late Upper Palaeolithic Federmesser- Gruppen period (12,000-10,800 BC), as well as lithics from the Mesolithic, Neolithic and Early Bronze Age. The book focuses on the Hamburgian finds, which are mainly based on the exploitation of flint from Doggerland, the then dry bed of the North Sea. The Hamburgian tools include tanged arrowheads, scrapers, piercers, burins, and other implement forms which show similarities with tools of the same age on the European continent. The shape of one scatter suggests that the Palaeolithic settlers lived in tent-like structures. The Palaeolithic finds from Howburn shed light on several important general trends, such as the ‘acclimatization’ of pioneer settlers, as well as the development of regional differences following the initial Late Glacial recolonization of Scotland. Palaeo-environmental work focused on whether there was a small lake (‘Loch Howburn’) in front of the terrace on which the camp was situated, and it was concluded that there was indeed a lake there, but it was neither contemporary with the Hamburgian, nor the Federmesser-Gruppen settlement. Most likely, ‘Loch Howburn’ dates to the Loch Lomond stadial.
About the Author
After having worked as a specialist and Project Manager in Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Norway, Torben Ballin relocated to Scotland in 1998. Since that year, he has worked as an independent lithics specialist in Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Ireland, and he is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Bradford. Torben’s special interests have been lithic terminology and typology, lithic technology, chronological frameworks, raw material studies, intra-site spatial analyses, prehistoric territories and exchange networks, and – not least – Scotland’s Late Upper Palaeolithic (LUP) and Early Mesolithic industries. While still active in Denmark, he briefly worked with Jørgen Holm at the Hamburgian/Federmesser-Gruppen site of Slotseng in Southern Jutland, and one of his academic theses was on the refitting and spatial analysis of the LUP Brommian settlement of Højgård on Zealand. While in Norway, he led the Farsund Project and the Oslofjord Crossing Project, where he analysed a large number of Norwegian Early, Middle and Late Mesolithic sites and assemblages. Since 1998, Torben has dealt with numerous Mesolithic sites and assemblages from all parts of Scotland, and lately he has focused on the discovery of Scottish LUP sites, assemblages, and individual finds and, with the late Alan Saville of National Museums Scotland he published the Federmesser-Gruppen site of Kilmelfort Cave, Argyll; with Hein Bjerck, University of Trondheim, the unique LUP Fosna-Hensbacka point from Brodgar on Orkney; and with Headland Archaeology Ltd. the LUP site of Milltimber, Aberdeenshire. Torben has recently published a number of papers in which he discussed how to recognize individual LUP finds and assemblages on the basis of their technological attributes, when no diagnostic types are present.

The following co-authors took part in the production of the Howburn monograph: The late Alan Saville, National Museums Scotland; Richard Tipping, University of Stirling; Tam Ward, Biggar Archaeology Group; Rupert Housley, Royal Holloway, University of London; Lucy Verrill, University of Stirling; Matthew Bradley, University of Stirling; Clare Wilson, University of Stirling; Paul Lincoln, University of Portsmouth; and Alison MacLeod, University of Reading.
NEW: La ocupación cazadora-recolectora durante la transición Pleistoceno-Holoceno en el oeste de Rio Grande do Sul - Brasil: geoarqueología de los sitios en la formación sedimentaria Touro Passo by Viviane Pouey Vidal. Paperback; 203x276mm; xviii+238 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. Spanish text (Print RRP £55.00). 57 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784919139. £55.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784919146. Book contents pageDownload
This book presents the results obtained during geoarchaeological studies carried out in the locality of Touro Passo, municipality of Uruguaiana, Brazil. There, the Paleoindian sites studied by the team of the PRONAPA-National Archaeological Research Program in the 1960s and 1970s were relocated and others with excellent study potential have been recognized. The archaeological sites are located in the alluvial plains of the Uruguay River and the Touro Passo Stream and correspond to the late Pleistocene-early Holocene transition.

The geoarchaeological approach allowed the understanding of the stratigraphic sequence and the processes of formation and post-depositional disturbance of the archaeological sites in a fluvial environment. Archaeological excavations, soundings, stratigraphic profile surveys, sequence correlations and numerical dates were carried out. The dispersion of artifacts on the surface and cave erosion was recorded, and a lithic taphonomy study was carried out. Four Paleoindian sites located in the Touro Passo Formation were analyzed: Barranca Grande, RS-I-66: Milton Almeida, RS-I-69: Laranjito and Casualidade. The new chronologies obtained for the initial period of human occupation in the region represent a scientific advance for the study of hunter-gatherer occupations during the Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene in the triple border of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay.
About the Author
Viviane Pouey Vidal has a PhD in Archaeology (Faculty of Social Sciences, UNICEN-National University of the Center of the Province of Buenos Aires-Olavarría). She is a researcher at the GEGAL - Group of Geoarchaeological Studies of Latin America. She was a PhD Fellow abroad by the CAPES - Coordination of Improvement of Higher Level Personnel. She acted as University teacher in the Interdisciplinary Degree Course in Human Sciences at UNIPAMPA - Federal University of Pampa, São Borja Campus / Rio Grande do Sul (2015/2017). She is a member of the Frontier Relations Research Group: History, Politics and Culture in the Triple Frontier Brazil and Uruguay (CNPq-Federal University of Pampa). She is the author of the PPC- Pedagogical Project of the Bachelor's Degree Course in Archaeology that aims to be implemented in the UNIPAMPA. She acts as a consultant in archaeological and patrimonial research in environmental licensing, with experience in Precolonial research and Patrimonial Education.

Spanish Description: Este libro presenta los resultados obtenidos durante los estudios geoarqueológicos realizados en la localidad Touro Passo, municipio de Uruguaiana, Brasil. Alli se reubicaron los sitios paleoindios estudiados por el equipo del PRONAPA-Programa Nacional de Investigaciones Arqueológicas en las décadas de 1960 y 1970 y han sido reconocidos otros con excelente potencial de estudio. Los sitios arqueológicos están situados en las planicies aluviales del Río Uruguay y del Arroyo Touro Passo y corresponden a la transición Pleistoceno tardío-Holoceno temprano.

El enfoque geoarqueológico permitió la comprensión de la secuencia estratigráfica y los procesos de formación y perturbación postdepositacional de los sitios arqueológicos en ambiente fluvial. Fueron realizadas excavaciones arqueológicas, sondeos, relevamiento de perfiles-estratigráficos, correlaciones de secuencias y fechados numéricos. Se registró la dispersión de los artefactos en superficie y en las cárvavas de erosión, y se realizó, un estudio de tafonomía lítica. Se analizaron 4 sitios paleoindios situados en la Formación Touro Passo: Barranca Grande, RS-I-66:Milton Almeida, RS-I-69: Laranjito y Casualidade. Las nuevas cronologías obtenidas para el período inicial de ocupación humana en la región, representan un avance científico para el estudio de las ocupaciones cazadoras-recolectoras durante el Pleistoceno tardío-Holoceno temprano en la triple frontera Brasil, Argentina y Uruguay.

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NEW: La industria lítica bifacial del sitio en cantera Chipana-1Conocimiento y técnica de los grupos humanos del Desierto de Atacama, norte de Chile al final del Pleistoceno by Katherine A. Herrera. Paperback; 203x276mm; viii+106 pages; 60 illustrations; 8 tables (55 colour plates). Spanish text with English Abstract (Print RRP £34.00). 55 2018 Paris Monographs in American Archaeology 51. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784919115. £34.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784919122. Book contents pageDownload
The site of Chipana-1 is located in the middle of the Atacama Desert, in the Pampa del Tamarugal (PdT), 1200 m asl. The site is a good example of past societies adaptation to hyper-arid environments, and provides new insights into the early human occupations of South America. The well-preserved stratigraphic record, together with 13 radiocarbon dates, show that the site was occupied around 11,480 cal BP. Chipana-1 is a lithic raw-material extraction and workshop site, of a silicified rock of good quality, mainly related to the production of bifacial tools (façonnage), and to a lesser extent, of flakes (débitage) on surface. This is the first site in northern Chile that provides information on the first stages of lithic production, such as raw-material selection and reduction (dégrossissage). In addition, flakes resulting from façonnage (shaping method) suggest the local elaboration of large bifacial pieces that have not been recovered on site, indicating that part of the production was probably exported elsewhere, within and outside the borders of the PdT. Some smaller flakes also suggest a local production of “Tuina” type projectile points, a morphotype well-known in the regions south of the Atacama Desert. One can highlight the presence of flakes of allochthonous raw-materials, imported from other areas, which have been flaked at Chipana-1 in order to produce bifacial tools. Chipana-1 was an important location for Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherer groups, poorly known until now, for the gathering of raw-materials and lithic production in the Atacama Desert. The site was integrated within a broader network of mobility that we are just starting to discover.

Spanish description: El sitio Chipana-1, situado en pleno corazón del Desierto de Atacama en la Pampa del Tamarugal (PdT) a 1200 msnm, refleja la adaptación de antiguas sociedades humanas a un ambiente hiper-árido, y aporta nuevos datos al debate sobre las primeras ocupaciones humanas en América del Sur. La buena conservación estratigráfica y 13 dataciones 14C muestran que el sitio fué frecuentado alrededor de los 11.480 cal BP. Chipana-1 es un sitio de producción lítica esencialmente de façonnage (modelado) bifacial, con un mínimo de débitage (desbaste) de lascas, observables en la superficie de esta gran cantera-taller de roca sílicificada de buena calidad. Este tipo de sitio es inédito dentro del norte de Chile, debido a que permite observar las etapas iniciales de elaboración como la selección cualitativa de la materia prima y su preparación (dégrossissage). Además, lascas del façonnage indican la elaboración de grandes piezas bifaciales no encontradas en el sitio, probablemente fueron exportadas a otras áreas dentro y fuera de la PdT. Algunas lascas más pequeñas señalan la producción de una punta de proyectil tipo “Tuina”, conocida en tierras altas hacia el sur del Atacama. Destacamos también la presencia de lascas de façonnage bifacial de materias primas alóctonas, que fueron importadas a la cantera como productos ya trabajados en otros sitios. Así Chipana-1 fue, para grupos de cazadores recolectores aún desconocidos al final del Pleistoceno, un punto importante de adquisición de roca tallable y de producción lítica en el Desierto de Atacama, insertado en un circuito de movilidad que recién comenzamos a develar.
NEW: Navigation et installations lacustres dans les hautes terres du Mexiqueles cas mexica et tarasque by Alexandra Biar. Paperback; 203x276mm; xvi+292 pages; 217 illustrations; 33 tables (119 colour plates). French text with English summary and foreword (Print RRP £60.00). 54 2018 Paris Monographs in American Archaeology 50. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784919092. £60.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784919108. Book contents pageDownload
In a cultural area where geography conspires against ease of exchange, Mesoamerican societies discovered technical answers adapted to their needs. At a time when the exchange of merchandise and goods relied mainly on human transport, some civilizations turned to a mystical aquatic environment: lakes. This research focuses on the practice of lake navigation and specific facilities that are associated with it. Due to the need for a wholistic approach, this research is situated in a multidisciplinary framework that combines archaeology, ethnology and ethnohistory. Its primary objective is to elaborate the framework of a new research field from the analytical and systematic study of a corpus of eclectic data, about the exploitation of water as a means of transport.

In Mesoamerica, the greatest concentration of lake systems lies in the Mexican highlands. However, only the Mexico and Pátzcuaro Basin were converted into real political economic and cultural centres, with the emergence of the Mexica Empire and Tarascan State in the Late Postclassic period (1350-1521). Why then do archaeologists, ethnologists and historians persist in ignoring the true importance of navigation in their study of the formation and organization of these two civilizations? To what extent can we extract, from the study of boats and lake installations, data that can open new research perspectives?

French description: Dans une aire culturelle où la géographie conspire contre la fluidité des échanges, les sociétés mésoaméricaines ont su trouver des réponses techniques adaptées à leurs besoins. À une époque où l’acheminement de marchandises et de biens s’effectue principalement à dos d’homme, certaines civilisations vont se tourner vers un milieu aquatique mythique : les lacs. Ce travail de recherche s’intéresse donc à la pratique de la navigation lacustre et aux installations spécifiques qui lui sont associées. De par la nécessité d’une approche transversale, ce sujet se positionne dans un cadre pluridisciplinaire, entremêlant archéologie, ethnohistoire et ethnologie. Son objectif premier est de délimiter le cadre d’un nouveau champ de recherche à partir d’une étude analytique et systématique d’un corpus de données éclectiques, autour de l’exploitation d’un mode de transport aquatique.

En Mésoamérique, c’est dans les hautes terres mexicaines que seuls les lacs des Bassins de Mexico et de Pátzcuaro ont été convertis en de véritables centres politiques, économiques et culturels à l’origine de l’émergence de l’Empire mexica et du Royaume tarasque à la période Postclassique (1350-1521). Pourquoi archéologues, historiens et ethnologues continuent donc d’ignorer la véritable importance de la navigation dans l’étude de la formation et de l’organisation de ces deux civilisations ? Dans quelle mesure les données que nous pourrons extraire de l’étude des embarcations et des installations lacustres peuvent-elles ouvrir de nouvelles perspectives de recherches ?
NEW: The Population of Tikal: Implications for Maya Demography by David Webster. Paperback; 203x276mm; vi+152 pages; 22 illustrations, 13 tables (Print edition RRP £34.00). 48 2018 Paris Monographs in American Archaeology 49. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784918453. £34.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784918460. Book contents pageDownload
The Classic Maya (AD 250-900) of central and southern Yucatan were long seen as exceptional in many ways. We now know that they did not invent Mesoamerican writing or calendars, that they were just as warlike as other ancient peoples, that many innovations in art and architecture attributed to them had diverse origins, and that their celebrated “collapse” is not what it seems. One exceptionalist claim stubbornly persists: the Maya were canny tropical ecologists who managed their fragile tropical environments in ways that supported extremely large and dense populations and still guaranteed resilience and sustainability. Archaeologists commonly assert that Maya populations far exceeded those of other ancient civilizations in the Old and New Worlds. The great center of Tikal, Guatemala, has been central to our conceptions of Maya demography since the 1960s. Re-evaluation of Tikal’s original settlement data and its implications, supplemented by much new research there and elsewhere, allows a more modest and realistic demographic evaluation. The peak Classic population probably was on the order of 1,000,000 people. This population scale helps resolve debates about how the Maya made a living, the nature of their sociopolitical systems, how they created an impressive built environment, and places them in plausible comparative context with what we know about other ancient complex societies.
About the Author
DAVID WEBSTER received his doctoral degree in anthropology from the University of Minnesota in 1972. He originally intended to become a Near Eastern archaeologist, but he was deflected into Mesoamerican archaeology by the opportunity to work at the fortified site of Becan, Campeche, Mexico. This experience stimulated a long interest in warfare among the Classic Maya and other complex societies. His field work and research included projects in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala, and heavily focused on settlement survey, household archaeology, demographic reconstruction, and human ecology. Webster joined the faculty of the Anthropology Department at Penn State University in 1972 and spent his career there until his retirement in 2014. He is now emeritus professor at Penn State, where he continues an active program of writing and research.
Table of Contents
Introduction; A Short History of Maya Demographic Estimates and their Implications; Comparative Demographic Estimates for Other Civilizations; University of Pennsylvania Tikal Project Population Estimates; The “Managed Forest” Model for the Lowland Maya: Implications for Tikal; Biases and Limitations of the Tikal Research and some Comparisons with Copan; How Many Maya Lived in the Central and Southern Lowlands during Late and Terminal Classic Times? ; Discussion and Conclusions; Appendix A: Population Density Calculations; Appendix B: The Big Stuff; Appendix C: Agricultural Intensification; Appendix D: Maya Food Shortfalls and Their Consequences; Appendix E: Agrarian Capital, Land Tenure, Inheritance, Entitlements, and Agency; Appendix F: Classic Maya Political Organization and Institutions; Appendix G: Malthus, Boserup, and the Maya References cited
Current Research in Egyptology 2017Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Symposium: University of Naples, “L’Orientale” 3–6 May 2017 edited by Ilaria Incordino, Stefania Mainieri, Elena D’Itria, Maria Diletta Pubblico, Francesco Michele Rega, Anna Salsano. Paperback; 203x276mm; 238 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (75 colour plates). 56 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784919054. £45.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784919061. Book contents pageDownload
Current Research in Egyptology 2017 presents papers delivered during the eighteenth meeting of this international conference, held at the University of Naples “L’Orientale”, 3–6 May, 2017. Some 122 scholars from all over the world gathered in Naples to attend three simultaneous sessions of papers and posters, focussed on a large variety of subjects: Graeco-Roman and Byzantine Egypt, Nubian Studies, Language and Texts, Art and Architecture, Religion and Cult, Field Projects, Museums and Archives, Material Culture, Mummies and Coffins, Society, Technologies applied to Egyptology, Environment. The participants attended seven keynote presentations given by Rosanna Pirelli (Egyptologist), Irene Bragantini (Roman Archaeologist) and Andrea Manzo (Nubian Archaeologist) from the University of Naples “L’Orientale”; Marilina Betrò (Egyptologist) from Pisa University; Patrizia Piacentini (Egyptologist) from Milan University; Christian Greco (Director of Turin Egyptian Museum) and Daniela Picchi (Archaeological Museum of Bologna). Delegates were able to take advantage of a guided tour of the Oriental Museum Umberto Scerrato (University of Naples “L’Orientale”), access to the National Archaeological Museum of Naples (MANN) and guided tours of the archaeological site of Pompeii and the Gaiola Underwater Park. The editors dedicate this volume to the late Prof. Claudio Barocas who inaugurated the teaching of Egyptology and Coptic Language and Literature in Naples.
From tentscape to landscape: a multi-scale analysis of long-term patterns of occupation in north-west QatarTaken from Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 48 2018 edited by Julian Jansen van Rensburg, Harry Munt, Tim Power, and Janet Starkey. Pages 31-45.Download
By Jose C. Carvajal López et al

This paper presents the main results of The Crowded Desert Project (TCD) survey during the 2017 season concerning the distribution, orientation, and strategic location of campsites in the area under study. After explaining the evidence recorded in the field, the article proposes an archaeological interpretation based on ethnographic models provided by Ferdinand (1993) and Montigny (1979; 1983; 1985), and on archaeological models advanced by Macumber (2016) and McPhillips, Rosendahl and Morgan (2015). Although ethnoarchaeology is criticized nowadays, it is suggested in this paper that a careful methodology built on the correlation of material evidence and relevant ethnographical data (e.g. Guérin 1994) can provide significant results to interpret the archaeological record of the area of study. The results provide interesting insights regarding the long-term continuity of the structural principles that guide the strategies of the design and location of nomadic campsites at least between AD 400–300 and the twentieth century.

Keywords: Qatar, desert archaeology, archaeology of the nomads, landscape archaeology, ethnoarchaeology
Gardens of Istanbul in Persian hajj traveloguesTaken from Travellers in Ottoman Lands edited by Ines Aščerić-Todd, Sabina Knees, Janet Starkey and Paul Starkey. Pages 57-68.Download
By Güllü Yıldız

Writing travelogues, safarnāmahs, about general expeditions and for hajj journeys, became popular among Persian intellectuals and statesmen in the Qajar era (1795–1925). This chapter, dealing with various hajj travelogues from that period, will focus on conveying the impressions of Persian pilgrims who chose the Istanbul route, on the city’s gardens, including palace, house, and public gardens and promenades. In general, pilgrims narrated their visits to these gardens with detailed descriptions of their architecture, flora, and social and cultural uses.

This chapter also aims to reach some conclusions about how they saw and perceived Istanbul and the Ottoman Empire through the medium of their narratives about gardens, by taking into consideration the relationship between place and culture as one of the elements in which individual and collective identities were constructed. It will aim to demonstrate that Ottoman gardens were seen by Persian pilgrims as a sign of ‘progress’ during the second half of the nineteenth and at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Keywords: Istanbul, Ottoman gardens, hajj travelogues, Qajar era, pilgrims
Entangled Relations over Geographical and Gendered Space: Multi-Component Personal Ornaments at HasanluTaken from Composite Artefacts in the Ancient Near East edited by Silvana Di Paolo. Pages 51-61.Download
By Megan Cifarelli

Hasanlu, in Northwestern Iran, is best known for its catastrophic destruction ca. 800 BC, likely at the hands of the Urartian army. Excavations of the site revealed more than 100 burials from the period leading up to the destruction, Hasanlu Period IVb (1050–800 BC). Among these burials are five adult women decorated with multicomponent personal ornaments consisting of repurposed copper alloy or iron armour scales with attached garment pins, stone, shell and composite beads, and copper alloy tubes of various lengths. If worn on the body during life, these objects would have been both visually and aurally conspicuous. Bead and tube elements are typical of the material culture of Hasanlu, used in mortuary jewellery from the Middle Bronze Age forward. The armour scales, however, are found only in these few female burials at Hasanlu. In the broader ancient Near East, scale armour is associated with representations of male bodies in military contexts, and is found archaeologically in military, palatial, cultic and mortuary contexts. These particular scales are characteristic of regions to Hasanlu’s north (the South Caucasus) and east (the Caspian littoral). This paper proposes that the creation of composite objects from these parts— fragments of masculine armour, components of personal adornment, and sound making tubes—entangled people and things across gendered and geographical boundaries.
Visualizing cityscapes of Classical antiquity: from early modern reconstruction drawings to digital 3D modelsWith a case study from the ancient town of Koroneia in Boeotia, Greece by Chiara Piccoli. Paperback; 203x276mm; xiv+314 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (100 colour plates). 53 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784918897. £59.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784918903. Book contents pageDownload
The amount of 3D modelling applications in archaeology has increased enormously over the last decade. 3D recording techniques allow researchers to quickly and accurately document archaeological evidence, and 3D reconstructions have created new possibilities to communicate the results to a larger public. In this latter case, however, numerous scholars have expressed their concern regarding the ethics of such digital representations, since they give prominence to a crystallized image of the past and do not account for the complexity of the archaeological record. The study presented here aims to make a practical contribution to a new understanding and use of 3D reconstructions, namely as ‘laboratories’ to test hypotheses and visualize, evaluate and discuss alternative interpretations.

In order to do so, an analysis of visual reconstructions of the early and late modern period is presented first, followed by a discussion of current applications of 3D digital reconstructions, with a special focus on cityscapes. Lastly, a practical implementation of a research-driven, intellectually transparent and GIS-based 3D reconstruction is proposed for the urban site of Koroneia, in Boeotia, Central Greece. Specifically, the methodology developed in this work uses tools that are employed in geo-design and modern urban planning in an innovative way, integrating GIS with a rule-based modelling approach. With a strong focus on the automation and iteration of the reconstruction process, our 3D visualization provides an intuitive insight into hidden relationships and associations among data, and allows the creation and evaluation of alternative reconstruction hypotheses.
About the Author
CHIARA PICCOLI is an Italian archaeologist currently employed as a staff member of the Digital Archaeology Research group at the Faculty of Archaeology in Leiden, The Netherlands. Her expertise lies in the applications of 3D modelling techniques and 2D-3D GIS to visualize and analyse archaeological evidence. Her research interests include urban studies, visual studies, and the exploitation of digital tools and new technologies for documentation, visualization, analysis and dissemination. She has participated in several excavations and surveys in Italy, Greece and Morocco. Chiara holds a BA in Cultural Heritage (University of Trento), an MA in Greek and Roman Archaeology (University of Siena) and an MA in Book and Digital Media Studies (Leiden University). She received the Tiele-Stichting Thesis Prize 2011 for the best MA dissertation in the field of Book History in the Netherlands.
New Proposal for the Location of Ancient Turanu (URU tu-ra-nu)Taken from Ash-sharq: Bulletin of the Ancient Near East Vol 2 No 1 edited by Laura Battini. Pages 83-84.Download
By Adonice-Ackad Baaklini

The city Turanu (URU tu-ra-nu) is one of the cities conquered by Tiglath-pileser III during his repression of the rebellion leaded by Azriau (king of Hamath?) in the northern part of Hamath and some northern Phoenician states in 738 BCE (RINAP 1: Tiglath-pileser III, 43, ii 16-24; the city is quoted l. 23). Based on the geographical context and the phonological rapprochement, Turmanin (scientific transcription from arabic: turmānīn) was proposed as a candidate for locating the ancient city (Lipinski 2000: 296; quoted also in Bagg 2007: 262).
Creativity versus Taboo in Late Bronze Age Central and Southeast EuropeTaken from Considering Creativity: Creativity, Knowledge and Practice in Bronze Age Europe edited by Joanna Sofaer. Pages 39-54.Download
By Carola Metzner-Nebelsick

Creativity is clearly a strong force affecting material culture in general. Nonetheless, when one considers Bronze Age artefacts, it is surprising that over a long course of time certain artefact types in fact change very little. They are thus easily identified as belonging to the Bronze Age - a period lasting nearly for 1500 years. In this contribution I focus on two aspects of creativity: the aesthetic and the technical. I also try to address the phenomenon of traditionalism, which in my view is a prominent feature of the Bronze Age. Tradition is marked by a group of artefact types which, in contrast to creativity and innovation, retain their form and function over centuries within the otherwise changing aesthetic concepts of Bronze Age cultures in Europe. These traditional aspects can, in part, be seen as deliberate and therefore as a taboo concerning creative approaches towards materials and artefacts. I try to explore why these patterns and this obvious dichotomy exist. In order to better understand what is special about creativity in Late Bronze Age Central and Southeast Europe I want to begin by reviewing developments in the Early and Middle Bronze Age.
Creativity and KnowledgeTaken from Considering Creativity: Creativity, Knowledge and Practice in Bronze Age Europe edited by Joanna Sofaer. Pages 5-17.Download
By Bengt Molander

The most dominant modern epistemologies focus on human beliefs and theories about the world and take texts as the ultimate expressions of knowledge. I will sketch an alternative epistemological framework, suited for understanding skill and insight (‘knowledge’) in human creative practices. In this framework human actions and made objects are seen as a basic expression of knowledge, not reducible to, or inferior to, linguistic expressions. Skill and insight in human practices, I will argue, are to be understood as forms of attentiveness in practice, and ‘good knowledge’ is what leads to the best for human beings. Attentiveness lives by differences, seeing differences and producing differences, for example in the form of art or craft objects. I will explore this as an epistemological framework for understanding both creative practices in a (pre)historic setting and contemporary creative answers to, or continuations of, old practices.
Guilty or Innocent? The Buckingham vs. Bankes Libel Trial of 1826Taken from Lost and Now Found: Explorers, Diplomats and Artists in Egypt and the Near East edited by Neil Cooke and Vanessa Daubney. Pages 183-203.Download
By Don Boyer

The early 19th-century English traveller and adventurer William John Bankes spent almost five years visiting and recording ancient sites in the Levant. He was in Egypt and Nubia for much of this time, but he also visited Palestine and Syria. While in Palestine, in early 1816, he made a short side trip to Jerash (Jarash) and Umm Qais (Gadara) east of the Jordan, in the company of James Silk Buckingham. The trip proved to be historically interesting but was otherwise unremarkable in the context of his other travels; however, there were unexpected ramifications.
London’s Waterfront 1100–1666: excavations in Thames Street, London, 1974–84 by John Schofield, Lyn Blackmore and Jacqui Pearce, with Tony Dyson. Hardback; 210x297mm; xxiv+514 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (132 colour plates). English text with summaries in French and German. 422 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784918378. £90.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784918385. Book contents pageDownload
London’s Waterfront 1100–1666: excavations in Thames Street, London, 1974–84 presents and celebrates the mile-long Thames Street in the City of London and the land south of it to the River Thames as an archaeological asset. The argument is based on the reporting of four excavations of 1974–84 by the Museum of London near the north end of London Bridge: Swan Lane, Seal House, New Fresh Wharf and Billingsgate Lorry Park. Here the findings of the period 1100–1666 are presented.

Buildings and property development on sixteen properties south of Thames Street, on land reclaimed in many stages since the opening of the 12th century, include part of the parish church of St Botolph Billingsgate. The many units of land reclamation are dated by dendrochronology, coins and documents. They have produced thousands of artefacts and several hundred kilos of native and foreign pottery. Much of this artefactual material has been published, but in catalogue form (shoes, knives, horse fittings, dress accessories, textiles, household equipment). Now the context of these finds, their deposition in groups, is laid out for the first time. Highlights of the publication include the first academic analysis and assessment of a 13th- or 14th-century trumpet from Billingsgate, the earliest surviving straight trumpet in Europe; many pilgrim souvenirs; analysis of two drains of the 17th century from which suggestions can be made about use of rooms and spaces within documented buildings; and the proposal that one of the skeletons excavated from St Botolph’s church is John Reynewell, mayor of London in 1426–7 and a notable figure in London’s medieval history.

The whole publication encourages students and other researchers of all kinds to conduct further research on any aspect of the sites and their very rich artefactual material, which is held at the Museum of London’s Archaeological Archive. This is a significantly large and varied dataset for the archaeology and history of London in the period 1100 to 1666 which can be continuously interrogated for generations to come.
About the Authors
JOHN SCHOFIELD was an archaeologist at the Museum of London from 1974 to 2008. He has written several well-received books on the archaeology of London and of British medieval towns; and as Cathedral Archaeologist for St Paul’s Cathedral, archaeological accounts of the medieval and Wren buildings.

LYN BLACKMORE is a Senior Ceramics and Finds Specialist who has worked for MOLA and its predecessors since 1986. During this time she has established the Anglo-Saxon fabric type series for London, has contributed to the Type-Series of London Medieval Pottery and has published widely on aspects of post- Roman pottery. Her special research interests are the development of London and the role of local, regional and imported pottery and finds in trade and exchange. In 2009–14 she was Assistant Treasurer of the Medieval Pottery Research Group and in 2017 was elected co-editor of its journal Medieval Ceramics, a role she first held in 1989–94.

JACQUI PEARCE is a Senior Ceramics Specialist with MOLA, focusing especially on medieval and later pottery, on which she has published widely. She joined the Museum of London’s Department of Urban Archaeology in 1977 and has played a major role in the development and publication of the Type-Series of London Medieval Pottery. She has served as Joint Editor of Medieval Ceramics, as well as of Post-Medieval Archaeology and is currently Joint Editor of English Ceramic Circle Transactions. In 2017 she was elected President of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology.

TONY DYSON was the principal documentary historian and general editor at the Department of Urban Archaeology of the Museum of London from 1974 to 1998.
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Special Place, Interesting Times: The island of Palagruža and transitional periods in Adriatic prehistory by Stašo Forenbaher with contributions by Zlatko Perhoč and Robert H. Tykot. x+194 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (60 colour plates). 421 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784918491. £34.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784918507. Book contents pageDownload

While one might say that the prehistory of the Adriatic was always in transition, the rhythm of change was not always the same. On several occasions, a series of changes over a relatively short time period resulted in dramatic transformations. Three crucial episodes of change marked the later Adriatic prehistory. The first one, which took place around year 6000 BC, was a transformation of subsistence strategy, transition from hunting and gathering to farming. The second one was a social transformation that played out in the third millennium BC, when for the first time the power of individuals was clearly expressed by material culture. The third episode, inclusion into the classic Mediterranean civilization, coincided with the end of prehistory in the Adriatic region.

During all of those episodes, travel and connectivity with distant lands played an exceptionally important role, and certain places gained particular importance due to their unique geographic location. Palagruža is among the most prominent such places, its importance being out of all proportion to its physical size. Adriatic prehistory cannot be told without mentioning Palagruža, and prehistory of Palagruža cannot be understood without knowing Adriatic prehistory. Due to its strategic position in the very center of the Adriatic Sea, due to the mystery born of distance and isolation, due to its wild and spectacular landscape, Palagruža indeed is a special place. A reflection of its specialty is an unexpected abundance of high-grade archaeological evidence, dating precisely from the three aforementioned periods marked by radical change.

About the Author
STAŠO FORENBAHER is Senior Research Advisor at the Institute for Anthropological Research in Zagreb, Croatia. He studied archaeology at the University of Zagreb (Croatia), and received his PhD from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas (TX). His research interests cover Mediterranean Prehistory with a focus on the Adriatic, and include transition to farming, formation of early elites, archaeology of caves, and lithic analysis. He has excavated at many prehistoric stratified cave sites in the eastern Adriatic, including Pupićina Cave in Istria, Vaganačka Cave in Velebit Mountain, Grapčeva Cave on the island of Hvar, and Nakovana Cave on Pelješac Peninsula. His current fieldwork is focussed on the excavation of Vela Cave on the island of Korčula.
Gifts, Goods and Money: Comparing currency and circulation systems in past societies edited by Dirk Brandherm, Elon Heymans and Daniela Hofmann. vi+228 pages; 73 figures (30 colour plates). 416 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784918354. £34.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784918361. Book contents pageDownload

The papers gathered in this volume explore the economic and social roles of exchange systems in past societies from a variety of different perspectives. Based on a broad range of individual case studies, the authors tackle problems surrounding the identification of (pre-monetary) currencies in the archaeological record. These concern the part played by weight measurement systems in their development, the changing role of objects as they shift between different spheres of exchange, e.g. from gifts to commodities, as well as wider issues regarding the role of exchange networks as agents of social and economic change. Among the specific questions the papers address is what happens when new objects of value are introduced into a system, or when existing objects go out of use, as well as how exchange systems react to events such as crises or the emergence of new polities and social constellations. One theme that unites most of the papers is the tension between what is introduced from the outside and changes that are driven by social transformations within a given group.

About the Editors
DIRK BRANDHERM studied Archaeology, Classics and Social Anthropology at the universities of Münster, Edinburgh and Freiburg. Most of his work has been in European Bronze and Iron Age archaeology, with one focus on metalwork production and depositional practices. He currently holds a position of Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.

ELON HEYMANS studied archaeology at the University of Amsterdam and at Tel Aviv University. He completed his PhD in Tel Aviv on the early history of money in the eastern Mediterranean Iron Age, and is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University. His focus lies on the archaeology of Greece and the southern Levant, and he is particularly interested in the social, political and historical context of early money use.

DANIELA HOFMANN has obtained her PhD from Cardiff University and is currently Junior Professor at Hamburg University, Germany. She has published extensively on funerary archaeology, as well as the figurines and domestic architecture of the central European Neolithic, but she is also interested in instances of structured deposition and in spheres of exchange.
Life on the Edge: The Neolithic and Bronze Age of Iain Crawford’s Udal, North Uist edited by Beverley Ballin Smith. Hardback; xxxii+270 pages; highly illustrated in full colour throughout. 408 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784917708. £25.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784917715. Book contents pageDownload

The discovery of archaeological structures in North Uist in 1974 after storm damage led to the identification by Iain Crawford of a kerb cairn complex, with a cist and human remains. Six years later he went back, and over the next three years excavated another cist with human remains in its kerbed cairn, many bowl pits dug into the blown sand, and down to two late Neolithic structures and a ritual complex. He intensively studied the environmental conditions affecting the site and was among the first archaeologists in Scotland to understand the climate changes taking place at the transition between late Neolithic and the early Bronze Age. The deposition of blown sand and the start of the machair in the Western Isles, including the rise in sea-level and inundations into inhabited and farmed landscapes, are all part of the complex story of natural events and human activities.

Radiocarbon dating and modern scientific analyses provide the detail of the story of periods of starvation suffered by the people that were buried on the site, of the movement away of the community, of their attempts of bringing the ‘new’ land back into cultivation, of a temporary tent-like structure, and of marking their territory by the construction of enduring monuments to the dead.

About the Editor
BEVERLEY BALLIN SMITH took up the mantle left by Iain Crawford and has brought this first monograph on his Udal project area to publication. She has extensive experience of working on, and publishing, other large multi-period sites. She is an archaeologist who lived and worked on Orkney for many years and has first-hand experience of the archaeology of Shetland, the UK, Faroes, Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and is now based in Scotland. Beverley is the Publications Manager at GUARD Archaeology Ltd and editor of ARO (Archaeology Reports Online), with the aim of disseminating information to relevant audiences. She undertakes specialist analysis of prehistoric pottery and coarse stone tools. She has been a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists for nearly all her professional life; she served on the former IfA Council, was Vice Chair for Outreach, a member of the Validation Committee and was a CIfA Board director. She is a member of the Society of Antiquaries of London and also a member of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, where she has been Vice President. She is currently President of Archaeology Scotland and a Research Associate at National Museums Scotland.
KYMISSALA: Archaeology – Education – Sustainability by Manolis I. Stefanakis. xii+192 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. Papers in English and Greek.. 52 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784917685. £42.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784917692. Book contents pageDownload

The area of Kymissala on the southwest coast of Rhodes is of great archaeological interest, as it conceals a large number of important archaeological sites belonging to the lesser known ancient deme of the Rhodian countryside, the deme of Kymissaleis. The region is also of exceptional environmental and ecological importance, as it has a particular biodiversity and is protected by the European ‘Natura 2000’ network of nature protection areas.

Kymissala has systematically been researched during the past 10 years by the Kymissala Archaeological Research Project (KARP) inaugurated by the Department of Mediterranean Studies and the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Dodecanese in 2006.

The research, escaping from its narrow academic and archaeological context and exploiting the comparative advantage of the region, may –and should– inter alia, intervene in a mild and sustainable manner in the promotion of the archaeological site of Kymissala. Its ultimate goal is to promote the antiquities of the area, its educational value and its historical and cultural continuity within a protected natural environment, in the context of an ecological-archaeological park.

Under the title Kymissala: Archaeology – Education – Sustainability, fourteen original studies have been published, constituting the first complete presentation of the area of Kymissala and the work in progress, after ten years of systematic research, in terms of Archaeology, Education and Sustainable Development.

About the Author
Manolis I. Stefanakis is an Associate Professor in Classical Archaeology and Numismatics in the Department of Mediterranean Studies, University of the Aegean. Director of Postgraduate Studies in ‘Archaeology of the Eastern Mediterranean from the Prehistoric Era to the Late Antiquity: Greece, Egypt, Near East’.

Director of the University of the Aegean Archaeological Research in Kymissala, Rhodes (held in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of the Dodecanese) since 2006. Co-director (with Professor Nikolaos Stampolidis) of the University of the Aegean excavation (held in collaboration with the Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymno) of the fortified citadel of Orne in Retymno, Crete, since 2016.

Co-founder and Publishing Director (with Dr. Nikos Litinas) of the annual scientific journal Eulimene: Studies in Classical Archaeology, Epigraphy, Numismatics and Papyrology, Rethymno: Mediterranean Archaeological Society (ISSN 1108-5800) and of Eulimene Series of Independent Publications, Rethymno: Mediterranean Archaeological Society. Co-founder and Publishing Director (with Assistant Professor Sotiris Ntalis) of the annual scientific journal Yearbook of Mediterranean Studies, Rhodes.

His research interests focus on Field Archaeology, Classical Archaeology, Ancient Greek Numismatics, Archaeology and Sustainability.
Colecciones, arqueólogos, instituciones y yacimientos en la España de los siglos XVIII al XX edited by Sergio España-Chamorro, Rebeca Arranz Santos, Alberto Romero Molero. xii+246 pages; illustrated throughout in color and black & white (71 colour plates). 50 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784918637. £50.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784918644. Book contents pageDownload

The History of archaeological research has only recently become a research topic of interest within Spain. A congress, Colecciones, arqueólogos, instituciones y yacimientos en la España de los Siglos XVIII al XX, was held at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2016 designed to bring this topic to the fore. Eleven papers are presented in this proceedings volume. They address several aspects from different perspectives that collectively enrich the historiography of Spanish archaeological research.

La Historia de las investigaciones arqueológicas es un campo de estudio muy reciente en el caso español. No obstante, las últimas décadas han sido muy fructíferas en esta línea de investigación. Colecciones, arqueólogos, instituciones y yacimientos en la España de los Siglos XVIII al XX es un volumen que recoge ese testigo con once trabajos originales que traen a la primera línea la historiografía de la Arqueología española. Estos trabajos, fruto de un congreso homónimo realizado en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid en 2016, abordan diferentes temas y perspectivas que abarcan importantes aspectos de la temática tratada con una variedad geográfica que atiende la diversidad y riqueza de la historiografía arqueológica española.

EDITORES
SERGIO ESPAÑA-CHAMORRO es doctor en Estudios del Mundo Antiguo por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Actualmente es investigador posdoctoral en la Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología en Roma (CSIC) y profesor adjunto en la Universidad Isabel I. Sus líneas de investigación versan sobre Arqueología del Paisaje centrándose en la Bética y en Italia, además de su participación en proyectos de investigación sobre el espacio doméstico en Pompeya y la escultura romana en Cartago. Ha realizado estancias de investigación en el Departamento de Arqueología de la University of Southampton, en el centro CIL de la Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, en la Università degli Studi di Bari ‘Aldo Moro’ y en el Musei dei Fori Imperiali-Mercati di Traiano (Roma).

Rebeca Arranz Santos es graduada en Historia del Arte por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, y posee un máster en Arqueología del Mediterráneo en la Antigüedad clásica por la misma universidad. Compagina su doctorando en Historia y Arqueología con su colaboración como profesora en el Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba, donde imparte cursos de Arqueología de Grecia, Arqueología de Roma y Arte de Mesopotamia y del Mediterráneo Oriental. Es miembro del grupo de trabajo del Proyecto I+D+I de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Además, ha realizado una estancia de doctorado en Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología en Roma.

Alberto Romero Molero es doctor en Prehistoria, Arqueología y Patrimonio por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Actualmente es director del Grado en Historia y Geografía de la Universidad Isabel I. Ha formado parte de numerosos proyectos de investigación, tanto nacionales como en el extranjero, lo que le ha permitido asistir y organizar numerosos seminarios, congresos, cursos y eventos de difusión científica. Sus líneas de investigación se centran en la arquitectura romana, el estudio de las técnicas constructivas, el análisis arqueológico de los espacios domésticos y la historia de las investigaciones arqueológicas. Ha desarrollado trabajos de campo, tanto de excavación como de documentación, en Carteia (San Roque, Cádiz), Baelo Claudia (Tarifa, Cádiz), Banasa (Marruecos), Veio y Pompeya (Italia).
Colecciones, arqueólogos, instituciones y yacimientos en la España de los siglos XVIII al XX edited by Sergio España-Chamorro, Rebeca Arranz Santos, Alberto Romero Molero. xii+246 pages; illustrated throughout in color and black & white (71 colour plates). 50 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784918637. £50.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784918644. Book contents pageDownload
The History of archaeological research has only recently become a research topic of interest within Spain. A congress, Colecciones, arqueólogos, instituciones y yacimientos en la España de los Siglos XVIII al XX, was held at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2016 designed to bring this topic to the fore. Eleven papers are presented in this proceedings volume. They address several aspects from different perspectives that collectively enrich the historiography of Spanish archaeological research.

La Historia de las investigaciones arqueológicas es un campo de estudio muy reciente en el caso español. No obstante, las últimas décadas han sido muy fructíferas en esta línea de investigación. Colecciones, arqueólogos, instituciones y yacimientos en la España de los Siglos XVIII al XX es un volumen que recoge ese testigo con once trabajos originales que traen a la primera línea la historiografía de la Arqueología española. Estos trabajos, fruto de un congreso homónimo realizado en la Universidad Complutense de Madrid en 2016, abordan diferentes temas y perspectivas que abarcan importantes aspectos de la temática tratada con una variedad geográfica que atiende la diversidad y riqueza de la historiografía arqueológica española.
EDITORES
SERGIO ESPAÑA-CHAMORRO es doctor en Estudios del Mundo Antiguo por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Actualmente es investigador posdoctoral en la Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología en Roma (CSIC) y profesor adjunto en la Universidad Isabel I. Sus líneas de investigación versan sobre Arqueología del Paisaje centrándose en la Bética y en Italia, además de su participación en proyectos de investigación sobre el espacio doméstico en Pompeya y la escultura romana en Cartago. Ha realizado estancias de investigación en el Departamento de Arqueología de la University of Southampton, en el centro CIL de la Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, en la Università degli Studi di Bari ‘Aldo Moro’ y en el Musei dei Fori Imperiali-Mercati di Traiano (Roma).

Rebeca Arranz Santos es graduada en Historia del Arte por la Universidad Complutense de Madrid, y posee un máster en Arqueología del Mediterráneo en la Antigüedad clásica por la misma universidad. Compagina su doctorando en Historia y Arqueología con su colaboración como profesora en el Centro de Estudios Artísticos Elba, donde imparte cursos de Arqueología de Grecia, Arqueología de Roma y Arte de Mesopotamia y del Mediterráneo Oriental. Es miembro del grupo de trabajo del Proyecto I+D+I de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. Además, ha realizado una estancia de doctorado en Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología en Roma.

Alberto Romero Molero es doctor en Prehistoria, Arqueología y Patrimonio por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Actualmente es director del Grado en Historia y Geografía de la Universidad Isabel I. Ha formado parte de numerosos proyectos de investigación, tanto nacionales como en el extranjero, lo que le ha permitido asistir y organizar numerosos seminarios, congresos, cursos y eventos de difusión científica. Sus líneas de investigación se centran en la arquitectura romana, el estudio de las técnicas constructivas, el análisis arqueológico de los espacios domésticos y la historia de las investigaciones arqueológicas. Ha desarrollado trabajos de campo, tanto de excavación como de documentación, en Carteia (San Roque, Cádiz), Baelo Claudia (Tarifa, Cádiz), Banasa (Marruecos), Veio y Pompeya (Italia).
SOMA 2015: Time, Space and PeopleProceedings of the 19th Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology edited by Murat Arslan. iv+190 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (69 colour plates). 49 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784918514. £44.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784918521. Book contents pageDownload
The 19th annual meeting of the Symposium on Mediterranean Archaeology (SOMA) was held in Kemer/Antalya (Turkey) from the 12th to the 14th of November, 2015. As has been the case in the past, this symposium continues to provide an important opportunity for scholars and researchers to come together and discuss their academic studies in a friendly and supportive atmosphere. The proceedings of SOMA 2015 contain eighteen interdisciplinary articles on themes from underwater archaeology to history, archaeometry and art history, and chronologically, the subjects of these articles range from the Bronze Age to the 20th century.
About the Editor
Murat Arslan is the editor of SOMA 2015. He is professor of Ancient History at Akdeniz University in Antalya (Turkey). He is interested in Ancient Greek and Ancient History, especially the Classical and Hellenistic periods, and historiography. In addition to his monographs (Galatians, Mithradates VI Eupator, Classical and Hellenistic History of Byzantion), his translations and commentaries on periplus (Arrianus, Ps. Scylax), and Memnon of Heracleia Pontica, he is the current editor in chief of several international journals (Cedrus, MJH, Phaselis, Libri).
Who Owns the Past?Archaeological Heritage between Idealism and Destruction edited by Maja Gori (editor-in-chief). 123 pages; full colour throughout. 2 2017. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784917630. £25.00 (No VAT). Institutional Price £30.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 2531-8810-2-2017. Book contents pageDownload
The second issue of Ex Novo hosts papers exploring the various ways in which the past is remembered, recovered, created and used. In particular, contributions discuss the role of archaeology in present-day conflict areas and its function as peacekeeping tool or as trigger point for military action.
Le classi ceramiche della “tradizione mista” a Kos nel Tardo Bronzo IA by Salvatore Vitale. 208 pages; illustrations in colour and black & white. Italian text.. 51 2018. ISBN 9781784918859. Download
This volume focuses on the pottery classes of the “Entangled Tradition” recovered at the settlement of the “Serraglio” on Kos during the late Bronze Age and into the Iron Age. The results reveal new information on the chronology, typology, and decoration of Koan Painted Fine (PF) and Koan Painted Medium-Coarse to Coarse (PMC-C), ceramics. Moreover, the fresh analysis of the chaîne opératoire used to manufacture these classes and the assessment of consumption patterns contribute to a wider understanding of the socio-cultural and political implications of the Koan pottery assemblage during the early part of the late Bronze Age.

The data presented in this volume indicate that PF and PMC-C ceramics represent a unique case of fully entangled classes in the Aegean, which merged features of the Koan “Local Tradition” with characteristics of the Minoan and Minoanizing potting traditions of Crete and the Cyclades into a new technological and stylistic language. Contacts between these different cultures are explained based on the theoretical model provided by “human mobility”. The specific Koan cultural synthesis, however, was endorsed and promoted by the local elites at the settlement of the “Serraglio”, which aimed to participate in the “new environment” determined by the economic and cultural expansion of Neopalatial Crete.

In this respect, the manufacture of Koan Entangled classes served a dual scope. On the one hand, using transport containers made in the PMC-C class, Koan products were exported and exchanged throughout the Aegean. In addition, the finer vessels of the Koan “Entangled Tradition” were utilized for promoting Minoan-type social practices at the “Serraglio”. Through these practices, Koan elites aimed to redefine their identity and portray an image of higher status within the local social arena.
About the Author
Dr. Salvatore Vitale completed his MA in Classical Literatures and PhD in Classical Archaeology at the University of Pisa in 2001 and 2007 respectively, under the supervision of Professors M. Benzi and Giampaolo Graziadio. After completion of his PhD, Dr. Vitale held post-doctoral and research fellowships at the Universities of Calabria, Cincinnati, and Pisa and at the Italian Archaeological School at Athens.

Since 2009, he has been the director of the “Serraglio, Eleona, and Langada Archaeological Project” (SELAP), a research endeavor carried out under the auspices of the Italian Archaeological School at Athens. The main goal of SELAP is to provide new information on the island of Kos from the Final Neolithic until the Late Protogeometric period.
Problems of Chronology in Gandhāran ArtProceedings of the First International Workshop of the Gandhāra Connections Project, University of Oxford, 23rd-24th March, 2017 edited by Wannaporn Rienjang and Peter Stewart. iv+166 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (56 colour plates). 419 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784918552. £32.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784918569. Book contents pageDownload
Since the beginning of Gandhāran studies in the nineteenth century, chronology has been one of the most significant challenges to the understanding of Gandhāran art. Many other ancient societies, including those of Greece and Rome, have left a wealth of textual sources which have put their fundamental chronological frameworks beyond doubt. In the absence of such sources on a similar scale, even the historical eras cited on inscribed Gandhāran works of art have been hard to place. Few sculptures have such inscriptions and the majority lack any record of find-spot or even general provenance. Those known to have been found at particular sites were sometimes moved and reused in antiquity. Consequently, the provisional dates assigned to extant Gandhāran sculptures have sometimes differed by centuries, while the narrative of artistic development remains doubtful and inconsistent.

Building upon the most recent, cross-disciplinary research, debate and excavation, this volume reinforces a new consensus about the chronology of Gandhāra, bringing the history of Gandhāran art into sharper focus than ever. By considering this tradition in its wider context, alongside contemporary Indian art and subsequent developments in Central Asia, the authors also open up fresh questions and problems which a new phase of research will need to address.
Problems of Chronology in Gandhāran Art is the first publication of the Gandhāra Connections project at the University of Oxford’s Classical Art Research Centre, which has been supported by the Bagri Foundation and the Neil Kreitman Foundation. It presents the proceedings of the first of three international workshops on fundamental questions in the study of Gandhāran art, held at Oxford in March 2017.
About the Editors
WANNAPORN RIENJANG is Project Assistant of the Gandhāra Connections Project at the Classical Art Research Centre, Oxford. She completed her doctoral degree in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge on Buddhist relic cult in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Before starting her PhD, she worked as a research assistant for the Masson Project at the Department of Coins and Medals, the British Museum. Her research interests include the art and archaeology of Greater Gandhāra, Buddhist studies, and working technologies of stone containers and beads.

PETER STEWART is Director of the Classical Art Research Centre and Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Oxford. He has worked widely in the field of ancient sculpture. His publications include Statues in Roman Society: Representation and Response (2003) and The Social History of Roman Art (2008). Much of his research concerns the relationship between Gandhāran art and Roman sculpture.
Marcadores gráficos y territorios megalíticos en la Cuenca interior del Tajo: Toledo, Madrid y Guadalajara by Mª Ángeles Lancharro Gutiérrez. 346 pages; illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (222 plates in colour). 46 2018. Available both in print and Open Access. Printed ISBN 9781784917975. £80.00 (No VAT). Epublication ISBN 9781784917982. Book contents pageDownload
The aim of this work is to analyze Late Prehistoric graphical markers, comprising paintings, engravings, Megalithic elements, and other portable objects. All of them can be described as post-paleolithic or Schematic Art over various surfaces. The chosen area, the inland region of the Tajo inner basin (Spain), was especially appealing for several reasons, such as the lack of scholarship on the subject, the lack of information on the geographical location of the archaeological sites, and the extended ignorance about the sites’ materials and relationships.

The methodology is based on systematic registration of all archaeological sites. This is studied from an Archaeology Landscape perspective through Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis. It tests geographical markers according to their strategic location (pre-eminence and visibility) and their relationship with other funerary, habitable and resources sites. This has allowed parietal surfaces (megaliths, caves, shelters) and mobile pieces to be given coordinate position for the first time in the region, which has demonstrated abundant and complex prehistoric graphical markers. The results achieved allow the extrapolation of settlement models, explained in chapter VI. Generally, shelters divide the territory by geographical units where the settlers have access to a variety of economic resources and transit networks.
About the Author
Dr. María Ángeles Lancharro has a BA in History from the University of Alcalá (Spain) and received her PhD in Prehistory from the same university. Her research interests include landscape archaeology, megalithic territories and their symbolism, Prehistoric Rock Art in the Iberian Peninsula and Late Prehistory in the inner basin of the Tajo river. Additionally, she specialises in databases, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and spatial analysis. Her work is focused on territorial analysis from rock shelters, habitats, necropoli, areas of exploitation and resources. Dr. Lancharro has an extensive teaching experience and has participated in several excavations in Spain and southern France aimed at the compared study of Megalithic and Schematic Art. Her findings have been published in different peer-reviewed journals and books, and she has participated in a number of archaeological conferences.
Spanish description:
El objetivo de este trabajo es el estudio de los marcadores gráficos de la Prehistoria Reciente, entre los que se incluyen pinturas, grabados, elementos megalíticos y elementos mobiliares que responden a la descripción de Arte Esquemático o Postpaleolítico sobre diferentes soportes. Se eligió como zona de estudio la cuenca interior del Tajo a su paso por las provincias interiores (España), de especial interés por su carencia de valoraciones conjuntas y desde luego, por la escasa información acerca del posicionamiento geográfico de estos yacimientos y el desconocimiento bastante generalizado de sus contenidos y relaciones contextuales. El método de trabajo se ha fundamentado en la recogida sistemática de todos los yacimientos registrados. El estudio se ha llevado a cabo con nuevas tecnologías como los Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG), desde una perspectiva de la Arqueología del Paisaje. Se han efectuado diversos análisis establecidos sobre su posición estratégica (preeminencia y visibilidad) y su relación con otros yacimientos de carácter funerario, habitacional y recursos de explotación. Esto ha permitido que los soportes parietales (abrigos, cuevas y megalitos), así como piezas mobiliares, se hayan georreferenciado por primera vez en la región, dando muestras de la abundancia y complejidad de estas grafías prehistóricas.

Los resultados nos han permitido extrapolar modelos de implantación en el territorio, expuestos en el capítulo VI. En general, existe una tendencia a delimitar el territorio en unidades geográficas caracterizadas, en las que las sociedade
A Roman aqueduct through the Cretan highlands – securing the water supply for elevated LyttosTaken from Great Waterworks in Roman Greece edited by Georgia A. Aristodemou and Theodosios P. Tassios. Pages 147-169.Download
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Oracc is a collaborative effort to develop a complete corpus of cuneiform whose rich annotation and open licensing support the next generation of scholarly research. Created by Steve Tinney, Oracc is steered by Jamie Novotny, Eleanor Robson, Tinney, and Niek Veldhuis.

Idrimi: Statue of Idrimi

The statue of Idrimi in the British Museum (detail)
An up-to-date, searchable edition of the Idrimi inscription together with numerous annotations and bibliography. By Jacob Lauinger at Johns Hopkins University.

akklove: Akkadian Love Literature

AkkLove presents all early Akkadian literary texts related to love and sex known to date. The project is based on Wasserman, Akkadian Love Literature of the Third and Second Millennium BCE ( LAOS 4), Harrassowitz, 2016, where commentary to the texts and an introduction to the corpus are found.

AMGG: Ancient Mesopotamian Gods and Goddesses

Detail of Old Babylonian clay plaque, known as the Burney Relief or the "Queen of the Night" showing a naked goddess, perhaps Inana or Ereškigal. © The British Museum.
Offers information about the fifty most important Mesopotamian gods and goddesses and provides starting points for further research.
Directed by Nicole Brisch and funded by the UK Higher Education Academy, 2011.

ARMEP: Ancient Records of Middle Eastern Polities

ARMEP, with its multi-project search engine, enables users to simultaneously search the translations, transliterations, and catalogues of multiple Oracc projects on which ancient records of Middle Eastern polities (especially those of the first millennium BC) are edited.
The project is based at LMU Munich (Historisches Seminar, Alte Geschichte) and funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. ARMEP is managed by Jamie Novotny and Karen Radner.

ARRIM Digital Archive: Digital Archive of the Annual Review of the Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia

Through the kind permission of Kirk Grayson and with funding provided by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, ARRIM Digital Archive makes all nine issues of “The Annual Review of the Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia" (1983-1991) freely available in searchable PDF files.
This digital archive is based at LMU Munich (Historisches Seminar, Alte Geschichte) and is managed by Jamie Novotny and Karen Radner.

blms: Bilinguals in Late Mesopotamian Scholarship

Long after Sumerian had died out as a spoken language, bilingual (Sumerian - Akkadian) texts still played a prominent role in the scholarly culture of Babylonia and Assyria. BLMS provides editions of bilingual narrative texts, hymns, proverbs, prayers, rituals, and incantations dating to the first millennium BCE.
Project Director: Steve Tinney; Editor: Jeremiah Peterson. With the assistance of Niek Veldhuis, Jamie Novotny, Joshua Jeffers, and Ilona Zsolnay. BLMS is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

CAMS: Corpus of Ancient Mesopotamian Scholarship

Three clay figurines of protective apkallu-sages dressed in fish-cloaks, from 7th-century Nineveh (BM ME 91837)
Editions and translations of a wide range of Mesopotamian scholarly writings, contributed by many different people and projects.

CAMS/Anzu

Front cover of State Archives of Assyria, vol. 3
Composite transliterations of the Epic of Anzu, prepared by Amar Annus for the book The Standard Babylonian Epic of Anzu (State Archives of Assyria, Cuneiform Texts 3), Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2001. Lemmatisation by Philip Jones.
Buy the book from Eisenbrauns.

CAMS/Barutu

The obverse of the Old Babylonian liver model BM 92668.
Texts on extispicy (divination by the entrails of sacrificed animals). Currently contains only the Old Babylonian liver model BM 92668. The ordering of the omens was determined by Ruth Horry, the transliteration and translation made by Eleanor Robson.

CAMS/Etana: The Standard Babylonian Epic of Etana

Provides fully searchable manuscript transliterations of the Old Babylonian, Middle Assyrian and Neo-Assyrian versions of the Etana epic, prepared by Jamie Novotny for the book The Standard Babylonian Etana Epic (State Archives of Assyria, Cuneiform Texts 2), Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2001.
Buy the book from Eisenbrauns

CAMS/GKAB: CAMS Geography of Knowledge Corpus

Drawing of a detail from a tablet describing how to make a ritual kettle drum from a bull's hide, Uruk c.200 BC (TCL 6, 47)
Editions of scholarly tablets from Huzirina, Kalhu, and Uruk for the Geography of Knowledge project, comprising editions and translations of a wide range of Mesopotamian scholarly writings.
Project directed by Eleanor Robson at the University of Cambridge and funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council, 2007-12.

CAMS/Ludlul

Front cover of State Archives of Assyria, vol. 7
Score and manuscript transliterations of Ludlul bēl nēmeqi, prepared by Amar Annus and Alan Lenzi for the book Ludlul Bēl Nēmeqi: The Standard Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Sufferer(State Archives of Assyria, Cuneiform Texts 7), Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2010.
Buy the book from Eisenbrauns.

CAMS/SelBI: CAMS/Seleucid Building Inscriptions

Close-up of lapis-coloured glazed bricks in the remains of the Irigal temple in Uruk, 2001. Photo by Eleanor Robson.
Third-century BC building inscriptions, from Borsippa and Uruk. Edition of the Antiochus (Borsippa) Cylinder by Kathryn Stevens; edition of the Anu-uballiṭs' inscriptions from Uruk by Eleanor Robson.

HIST3109: Temple Life in Assyria and Babylonia

Imaginary reconstruction of the Etemenanki ziggurat in Babylon
Editions and translations of texts for the UCL Undergraduate Special Subject in History, Temple Life in Assyria and Babylonia (HIST3109), academic year 2017-18. Compiled by Eleanor Robson at UCL.

CASPo: Corpus of Akkadian Shuila-Prayers online

CCPo: Cuneiform Commentaries Project on ORACC

Provides fully searchable, annotated editions of text commentaries written by Assyrian and Babylonian scholars between the eighth and second centuries BCE. The texts commented on include literary, magical, divinatory, medical, legal, and lexical works.
Project Director: Eckart Frahm; Co-Director: Enrique Jiménez; Senior Editor: Mary Frazer.

CDLI: The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative

CDLI image of Proto-Cuneiform tablet from Uruk, W20367
The foundational online cataloging and archiving project for the cuneiform corpus, directed by Bob Englund at UCLA. The Oracc presentation is based directly on public CDLI data which is updated nightly.

CKST: Corpus of Kassite Sumerian Texts

Votive eye dedicated by the Kassite king Kurigalzu to the god Zababa. (Louvre, AO 23994)
Editions of Sumerian Kassite texts: Royal Inscriptions, Literary, and Lexical texts.

CMAwRo: Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals

Head of an Assyrian woman (© Trustees of the British Museum)
CMAwRo presents online critical editions of Mesopotamian rituals and incantations against witchcraft.
The DFG-funded research project "Corpus babylonischer Rituale und Beschwörungen gegen Schadenzauber: Edition, lexikalische Erschließung, historische und literarische Analyse" is directed by Daniel Schwemer (University of Würzburg).

CMAwRo: Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals

Head of an Assyrian woman (© Trustees of the British Museum)
CMAwRo presents online critical editions of Mesopotamian rituals and incantations against witchcraft. The text editions and translations are derived from the Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals (CMAwR; vol. 1, Brill: 2011).
The DFG-funded research project "Corpus babylonischer Rituale und Beschwörungen gegen Schadenzauber: Edition, lexikalische Erschließung, historische und literarische Analyse" is directed by Daniel Schwemer (University of Würzburg).

cmawro/cmawr2: cmawro/CMAwRo 2

cmawro/maqlu: cmawro/UPIEL94

Contrib: Contributions

Data contributed to Oracc for reuse by others, normally under the CC BY-SA license.

Amarna: The Amarna Texts

Shrine-stela of Amenhotep III and queen Tiye (detail), Amarna c.1340 BC. (British Museum EA 57399)
Contributed by Shlomo Izre'el, the Amarna corpus comprises transliterations of the 380 cuneiform tablets found at Tell el-Amarna (ancient Akhetaten) in Egypt. It contains diplomatic correspondence and Akkadian scholarly works from the mid-14th century BC.

contrib/lambert: The Notebooks of W.G. Lambert

Image of part of Lambert Folio 9034, the first page of Notebook 2
W. G. Lambert (1926-2011) was an Assyriologist who spent much of his research time transliterating and copying cuneiform tablets in museums, especially the British Museum. His Nachlass included eight notebooks filled with handwritten transliterations of Babylonian and Assyrian texts. The notebooks contain more than five thousand transliterations, spread over nearly fifteen hundred pages. They are an astonishing record of sustained first-hand engagement with cuneiform tablets.

CTIJ: Cuneiform Texts Mentioning Israelites, Judeans, and Other Related Groups

Judean captives leaving the city of Lachish to exile, ca. 701 BC.
Cuneiform texts and onomastic data pertaining to Israelites, Judeans, and related population groups during the Neo-Assyrian, Neo- and Late Babylonian, and Achaemenid Periods (744-330 BCE).
Project directed by Ran Zadok and Yoram Cohen, and funded by the "Ancient Israel" (New Horizons) Research Program of Tel Aviv University.

DCCLT: Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Lexical Texts

Drawing of a list of vessels from Archaic Uruk, circa 3500 BCE
Editions and translations of lexical texts (word lists and sign lists) from all periods of cuneiform writing
Project directed by Niek Veldhuis at UC Berkeley and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

DCCLT/ebla: DCCLT/Ebla Lexical Texts

Decorations from the palace at Ebla
Editions and translation of the unilingual and bilingual lexical texts from Ebla (ca. 2300 BCE). The editions were prepared by Marco Bonechi (Rome) and transformed for publication in DCCLT by Niek Veldhuis.

dcclt/Jena: dcclt/Lexical Texts in the Hilprecht Collection, Jena

Editions and translation of lexical texts from Nippur now in the Frau Professor Hilprecht Collection of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. Editions by John Carnahan and Niek Veldhuis (Berkeley) with the assistance of Jay Chrisostomo (Ann Arbor), Kai Lämmerhirt, and Manfred Krebernik (Jena). Supported by a Mellon Project Grant of the Division of Arts and Humanities of the University of California at Berkeley.

DCCLT/Nineveh: DCCLT/Lexical Texts in the Royal Libraries at Nineveh

Horned bull and archaizing sign list.
Nineveh provides editions of the lexical texts in the royal tablet collections discovered in the Assyrian capital. The project is supported by the NEH and was carried out in cooperation with the British Museum.

DCCLT/signlists: DCCLT/Reading the Signs

Editions and translations of all cuneiform sign lists from the middle of the third millennium B.C.E. until the end of cuneiform culture. The project is supported by the NEH.
Project directed by Niek Veldhuis. Editions by Emmanuelle Salgues, C. Jay Crisostomo, and John Carnahan.

DCCMT: Digital Corpus of Cuneiform Mathematical Texts

Photo of an Old Babylonian school exercise on calculating the area of a triangle (Ashmolean 1931.91)
Catalogue of around a thousand published cuneiform mathematical tablets, with several hundred transliterations and translations.
Project run by Eleanor Robson at the University of Cambridge.

ETCSRI: Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Royal Inscriptions

Sculpted head of Gudea of Lagash with turban in the Louvre (AO 13). Photo by Gábor Zólyomi
An annotated, grammatically and morphologically analyzed, transliterated, trilingual (Sumerian-English-Hungarian), parallel corpus of all Sumerian royal inscriptions.
Directed by Gábor Zólyomi at Eötvos Loránd University, Budapest and funded by the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA).

Geonames: Geographical Names in Oracc

Glass: Corpus of Glass Technological Texts

This project provides editions and translations for cuneiform technological recipes. The texts include Assyrian and Babylonian tablets that provide instructions for producing glass that imitates precious stones and procedures for processing perfumed oils. Directed by Eduardo A. Escobar at UC Berkeley

HBTIN: Hellenistic Babylonia: Texts, Iconography, Names

   A personal seal stamped into a cuneiform tablet from Hellenistic Uruk (BM 105203, detail).
Cuneiform texts, iconography and onomastic data from Hellenistic Babylonia, primarily from Uruk. HBTIN texts form the demonstrator corpus of the Berkeley Prosopography Service (BPS).
Directed by Laurie Pearce at UC Berkeley.

ISSL: The Index to the Sumerian Secondary Literature

Over 70,000 references to the Sumerian secondary literature which also indexes all of the transliterations of word writings in ePSD.

LaOCOST: Law and Order: Cuneiform Online Sustainable Tool

This project illuminates how issues of law and gender were practiced in the ancient Near East, utilizing a digital corpus of legal and non-legal texts as its database. LaOCOST is directed by Ilan Peled.

LoveLyrics: A corpus of 1st mill. love rituals involving Marduk, Zarpanitum and Ištar

Edition of the corpus of 1st-millennium-BCE texts from Assyria and Babylonia with rituals and verbal ceremonies involving Marduk, Zarpanitu and Ištar of Babylon. By Rocío Da Riva (Universitat de Barcelona) and Nathan Wasserman (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem).
Photo: Clay plaque (87.160.79) depicting a goddess lying on a wedding bed, probably Ištar. © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem.

Nimrud: Nimrud: Materialities of Assyrian Knowledge Production

The Assyrian city of Nimrud, as re-imagined by its first excavator, Austen Henry Layard (detail).
A portal to all things related to the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud (Kalhu/Calah), on Oracc and beyond. Explores how scientific and historical knowledge is made from archaeological objects.
Directed by Eleanor Robson at the University of Cambridge and funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council.

OBMC: Old Babylonian Model Contracts

OBMC Logo
Edition of the Corpus of Old Babylonian Model Contracts by Gabriella Spada.

OBTA: Old Babylonian Tabular Accounts

Photo of southern Iraqi farm by ER
A catalogue and corpus of Old Babylonian tabular accounts by Eleanor Robson at University College London. Additions and corrections welcome.

OGSL: Oracc Global Sign List

LAK 25, from A. Deimel, Liste der Archaische Keilschriftzeichen.
Provides a global registry of sign names, variants and readings for use by Oracc.
Managed by Niek Veldhuis at UC Berkeley.

OIMEA: Official Inscriptions of the Middle East in Antiquity

OIMEA, with its multi-project search engine, enables users to simultaneously search the translations, transliterations, and catalogues of multiple Oracc projects on which official inscriptions are edited.
The project is based at LMU Munich (Historisches Seminar, Alte Geschichte) and funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. OIMEA is managed by Jamie Novotny and Karen Radner.

PNAo: Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire online

Cover of PNA 3/II
Provides a collection of additions and corrections to the printed fascicles of The Prosopography of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. A separate section is devoted to new information about Neo-Assyrian eponym officials. Compiled by Heather D. Baker at the University of Toronto.

Qcat: The Q Catalogue

The letter Q; icon of the Orac Qcat project.
Provides a global registry of compositions rather than objects, supporting the creation of scores on Oracc.
Managed by Eleanor Robson at the University of Cambridge.

RIAo: Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online

This project intends to present annotated editions of the entire corpus of Assyrian royal inscriptions, texts that were published in RIMA 1-3 and RINAP 1 and 3-4. This rich, open-access corpus has been made available through the kind permission of Kirk Grayson and Grant Frame and with funding provided by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
RIAo is based at LMU Munich (Historisches Seminar, Alte Geschichte) and is managed by Jamie Novotny and Karen Radner. Kirk Grayson, Nathan Morello, and Jamie Novotny are the primary content contributors.

RIBo: Royal Inscriptions of Babylonia online

This project intends to present annotated editions of the entire corpus of Babylonian royal inscriptions from the Second Dynasty of Isin to the Neo-Babylonian Dynasty (1157-539 BC). This rich, open-access corpus has been made available through the kind permission of Rocío Da Riva and Grant Frame and with funding provided by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
RIBo is based at LMU Munich (Historisches Seminar, Alte Geschichte) and is managed by Jamie Novotny and Karen Radner. Alexa Bartelmus, Rocío Da Riva, Grant Frame, and Jamie Novotny are the primary content contributors.

Scores: Scores of the Inscriptions of the Neo-Babylonian Dynasty

This sub-project presently includes score transliterations of the official inscriptions of Nabopolassar and Neriglissar. The ‘Babylon 7 Scores’ project will also include the scores of the royal inscriptions of Nebuchadnezzar II and Nabonidus.
Jamie Novotny adapted the scores contributed by Rocío Da Riva, which she had published in her The Inscriptions of Nabopolassar, Amel-Marduk and Neriglissar (SANER 3).

Babylon 10: The Borsippa Inscription of Antiochus I Soter

This sub-project includes an edition of the Borsippa Inscription of Antiochus I Soter (281-261 BC).
Kathryn Stevens contributed the lemmatized edition; Jamie Novotny made minor stylistic changes to the edition and lemmatization.

Babylon 2: The Inscriptions of the Second Dynasty of Isin

This sub-project includes editions of the official inscriptions of the Second Dynasty of Isin (ca. 1157-1026 BC), texts published in Frame, RIMB 2 pp. 5-69.
Grant Frame contributed the transliterations and translations and Alexa Bartelmus updated and lemmatized the editions.

Babylon 3: The Inscriptions of the Second Dynasty of the Sealand

This sub-project includes editions of the official inscriptions of the Second Dynasty of the Sealand (ca. 1025-1005 BC), texts published in Frame, RIMB 2 pp. 70-77.
Grant Frame contributed the transliterations and translations and Alexa Bartelmus updated and lemmatized the editions.

Babylon 4: The Inscriptions of the Bazi Dynasty

This sub-project includes editions of the official inscriptions of the Bazi Dynasty (ca. 1004-985 BC), texts published in Frame, RIMB 2 pp. 78-86.
Grant Frame contributed the transliterations and translations and Alexa Bartelmus updated and lemmatized the editions.

Babylon 5: The Inscriptions of the Elamite Dynasty

This sub-project includes editions of the official inscriptions of the Elamite Dynasty (ca. 984-979 BC), texts published in Frame, RIMB 2 pp. 87-89.
Grant Frame contributed the transliterations and translations and Alexa Bartelmus updated and lemmatized the editions.

Babylon 6: The Inscriptions of the Period of the Uncertain Dynasties

This sub-project includes editions of the official inscriptions of the the Period of the Uncertain Dynasties "Uncertain Dynasties" (978-626 BC), texts published in Frame, RIMB 2 pp. 5-69 and Leichty, RINAP 4.
Grant Frame and Erle Leichty contributed the transliterations and translations and Alexa Bartelmus and Jamie Novotny updated and lemmatized the editions.

Babylon 7: The Inscriptions of the Neo-Babylonian Dynasty

This sub-project presently includes editions of some of the official inscriptions of the Neo-Babylonian Dynasty (625-539 BC), texts of Nabopolassar, Amēl-Marduk, and Neriglissar published by Da Riva. The ‘Babylon 7’ project will also include the inscriptions of Nebuchadnezzar II and Nabonidus.
Rocío Da Riva contributed the transliterations; Jamie Novotny adapted the editions, wrote a few of the content pages, and lemmatized the inscriptions; and Alexa Bartelmus prepared most of the informational pages.

Babylon 8: The Inscriptions of Cyrus II and His Successors

This sub-project presently includes editions of three of Akkadian inscriptions of the Persian ruler Cyrus II (559-530 BC). The ‘Babylon 8’ project will eventually include other Akkadian, Elamite, and Old Persian inscriptions of Cyrus II and his successors.
Alexa Bartelmus and Jamie Novotny adapted the editions from I. Finkel, The Cyrus Cylinder. The King of Persia's Proclamation from Ancient Babylon and H. Schaudig, Die Inschriften Nabonids von Babylon und Kyros' des Großen.

Sources: Sources for Inscriptions of the Rulers of Babylonia

This sub-project presently includes object transliterations of the inscriptions of Nabopolassar, Amēl-Marduk, and Neriglissar. The ‘Sources’ project intends to include the transliterations of all of the objects inscribed with inscriptions from the Second Dynasty of Isin to the Neo-Babylonian Dynasty (1157-539 BC).

Rīm-Anum: The House of Prisoners

Rīm-Anum, king of Uruk (ca. 1741–1739 BC) revolted against Samsuiluna of Babylon, son of Hammurapi, and enjoyed a short-lived independence. The archive edited in this project derives from the house of prisoners (bīt asiri) that kept the prisoners of war. The editions and translations were prepared by Andrea Seri and accompanies her book "The House of Prisoners" (2013).
Buy the bookfrom Harrassowitz.

RINAP: Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period

Excavating the Ninurta temple at Kalhu (Nimrud). Watercolor by F.C. Cooper.
Presents fully searchable, annotated editions of the royal inscriptions of Neo-Assyrian kings Tiglath-pileser III (744-727 BC), Shalmaneser V (726-722 BC), Sargon II (721-705 BC), Sennacherib (704-681 BC), and Esarhaddon (680-669 BC).
Directed by Grant Frame at the University of Pennsylvania and funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

RINAP 1: Tiglath-pileser III and Shalmaneser V

Cover image of RINAP 1
The official inscriptions of Tiglath-pileser III (744-727 BC) and Shalmaneser V (726-722 BC), kings of Assyria, edited by Hayim Tadmor and Shigeo Yamada.
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RINAP 3: Sennacherib

Cover image of RINAP 3
The official inscriptions of Sennacherib (704-681 BC), king of Assyria, edited by A. Kirk Grayson and Jamie Novotny.
Buy Part 1 from Eisenbrauns and/or Part 2 from Eisenbrauns.

RINAP 4: Esarhaddon

Cover of RINAP 4, published by Eisenbrauns
The official inscriptions of Esarhaddon, king of Assyria (680-669 BC), edited by Erle Leichty.
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RINAP 5: Ashurbanipal and Successors

The official inscriptions of the Assyrian kings Ashurbanipal (668–ca. 631 BC), Aššur-etel-ilāni (ca. 631–627/626 BC), and Sîn-šarra-iškun (627/626–612 BC), edited by Jamie Novotny, Grant Frame, and Joshua Jeffers.

RINAP Scores

This sub-project of RINAP Online includes all fifty-five of the score transliterations published by the RINAP Project (2011-14).

RINAP Sources

This sub-project of RINAP Online includes transliterations of the available sources of the editions published by the RINAP Project (2011-15).

SAAo: State Archives of Assyria Online

A pair of Assyrian scribes filing reports after the conquest of a Babylonian city, Nimrud, 8th century BC (BM ANE 118882)
The online counterpart to the State Archives of Assyria series, released with the kind permission of The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project and its director Professor Simo Parpola.
Associated portal sites include Knowledge and Power and Assyrian Empire Builders.

Knowledge and Power

An Assyrian king with his scribes and scholars, as imagined    in the mid-19th century. (A.H. Layard, A Second Series of the Monuments    of Nineveh, London 1853, pl. 2 detail, after a sketch by J.    Fergusson).
Presents Neo-Assyrian scholars' letters, queries, and reports to their kings in seventh-century Nineveh and provides resources to support their use in undergraduate teaching.
Directed by Karen Radner at University College London and Eleanor Robson at the University of Cambridge; funded by the UK Higher Education Academy, 2007-10.

SAAo/SAA01: The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part I: Letters from Assyria and the West

Cover of published volume S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part I: Letters from Assyria and the West (1987)
The text editions from the book S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part I: Letters from Assyria and the West (State Archives of Assyria, 1), 1987 (2015 reprint).
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SAAo/SAA02: Neo-Assyrian Treaties and Loyalty Oaths

Cover of published volume S. Parpola and K. Watanabe, Neo-Assyrian Treaties and Loyalty Oaths (1988)
The text editions from the book S. Parpola and K. Watanabe, Neo-Assyrian Treaties and Loyalty Oaths (State Archives of Assyria, 2), 1988 (reprint 2014).
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SAAo/SAA03: Court Poetry and Literary Miscellanea

Cover of published volume A. Livingstone, Court Poetry and Literary Miscellanea (1989)
The text editions from the book A. Livingstone, Court Poetry and Literary Miscellanea (State Archives of Assyria, 3), 1989 (2014 reprint).
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SAAo/SAA04: Queries to the Sungod: Divination and Politics in Sargonid Assyria

Cover of published volume I. Starr, Queries to the Sungod: Divination and Politics in Sargonid Assyria (1990)
The text editions from the book I. Starr, Queries to the Sungod: Divination and Politics in Sargonid Assyria (State Archives of Assyria, 4), 1990.
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SAAo/SAA05: The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part II: Letters from the Northern and Northeastern Provinces

Cover of published volume G. B. Lanfranchi and S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part II: Letters from the Northern and Northeastern Provinces (1990)
The text editions from the book G. B. Lanfranchi and S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part II: Letters from the Northern and Northeastern Provinces (State Archives of Assyria, 5), 1990 (2014 reprint).
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SAAo/SAA06: Legal Transactions of the Royal Court of Nineveh, Part I: Tiglath-Pileser III through Esarhaddon

Cover of published volume T. Kwasman and S. Parpola, Legal Transactions of the Royal Court of Nineveh, Part I: Tiglath-Pileser III through Esarhaddon (1991)
The text editions from the book T. Kwasman and S. Parpola, Legal Transactions of the Royal Court of Nineveh, Part I: Tiglath-Pileser III through Esarhaddon (State Archives of Assyria, 6), 1991.
Out of print.

SAAo/SAA07: Imperial Administrative Records, Part I: Palace and Temple Administration

Cover of published volume F. M. Fales and J. N. Postgate, Imperial Administrative Records, Part I: Palace and Temple Administration (1992)
The text editions from the book F. M. Fales and J. N. Postgate, Imperial Administrative Records, Part I: Palace and Temple Administration (State Archives of Assyria, 7), 1992 (2014 reprint).
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SAAo/SAA08: Astrological Reports to Assyrian Kings

Cover of published volume H. Hunger, Astrological Reports to Assyrian Kings (1992)
The text editions from the book H. Hunger, Astrological Reports to Assyrian Kings (State Archives of Assyria, 8), 1992 (2014 reprint).
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SAAo/SAA09: Assyrian Prophecies

Cover of published volume S. Parpola, Assyrian Prophecies (1997)
The text editions from the book S. Parpola, Assyrian Prophecies (State Archives of Assyria, 9), 1997.
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SAAo/SAA10: Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Scholars

Cover of published volume S. Parpola, Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Scholars (1993)
The text editions from the book S. Parpola, Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Scholars (State Archives of Assyria, 10), 1993 (2014 reprint).
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SAAo/SAA11: Imperial Administrative Records, Part II: Provincial and Militar Administration

Cover of published volume F. M. Fales and J. N. Postgate, Imperial Administrative Records, Part II: Provincial and Military Administration (1995)
The text editions from the book F. M. Fales and J. N. Postgate, Imperial Administrative Records, Part II: Provincial and Military Administration (State Archives of Assyria, 11), 1995.
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SAAo/SAA12: Grants, Decres and Gifts of the Neo-Assyrian Period

Cover of published volume L. Kataja and R. Whiting, Grants, Decrees and Gifts of the Neo-Assyrian Period (1995)
The text editions from the book L. Kataja and R. Whiting, Grants, Decrees and Gifts of the Neo-Assyrian Period (State Archives of Assyria, 12), 1995.
Out of print.

SAAo/SAA13: Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Priests to Kings Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal

Cover of published volume S. W. Cole and P. Machinist, Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Priests to Kings Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal (1998)
The text editions from the book S. W. Cole and P. Machinist, Letters from Assyrian and Babylonian Priests to Kings Esarhaddon and Assurbanipal (State Archives of Assyria, 13), 1998 (reprint 2014).
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SAAo/SAA14: Legal Transactions of the Royal Court of Nineveh, Part II: Assurbanipal Through Sin-šarru-iškun

Cover of published volume R. Mattila, Legal Transactions of the Royal Court of Nineveh, Part II: Assurbanipal Through Sin-šarru-iškun (2002)
The text editions from the book R. Mattila, Legal Transactions of the Royal Court of Nineveh, Part II: Assurbanipal Through Sin-šarru-iškun (State Archives of Assyria, 14), 2002.
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SAAo/SAA15: The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part III: Letters from Babylonia and the Eastern Provinces

Cover of published volume A. Fuchs and S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part III: Letters from Babylonia and the Eastern Provinces (2001)
The text editions from the book A. Fuchs and S. Parpola, The Correspondence of Sargon II, Part III: Letters from Babylonia and the Eastern Provinces (State Archives of Assyria, 15), 2001.
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SAAo/SAA16: The Political Correspondence of Esarhaddon

Cover of published volume M. Luukko and G. Van Buylaere, The Political Correspondence of Esarhaddon (2002)
The text editions from the book M. Luukko and G. Van Buylaere, The Political Correspondence of Esarhaddon (State Archives of Assyria, 16), 2002.
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SAAo/SAA17: The Neo-Babylonian Correspondence of Sargon and Sennacherib

Cover of published volume M. Dietrich, The Neo-Babylonian Correspondence of Sargon and Sennacherib (2003)
The text editions from the book M. Dietrich, The Neo-Babylonian Correspondence of Sargon and Sennacherib (State Archives of Assyria, 17), 2003.
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SAAo/SAA18: The Babylonian Correspondence of Esarhaddon and Letters to Assurbanipal and Sin-šarru-iškun from Northern and Central Babylonia

Cover of published volume F. S. Reynolds, The Babylonian Correspondence of Esarhaddon and Letters to Assurbanipal and Sin-šarru-iškun from Northern and Central Babylonia (2003)
The text editions from the book F. S. Reynolds, The Babylonian Correspondence of Esarhaddon and Letters to Assurbanipal and Sin-šarru-iškun from Northern and Central Babylonia (State Archives of Assyria, 18), 2003.
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SAAo/SAA19: The Correspondence of Tiglath-Pileser III and Sargon II from Calah/Nimrud

Cover of published volume SAA 19
The text editions from the book Mikko Luukko, The Correspondence of Tiglath-Pileser III and Sargon II from Calah/Nimrud (State Archives of Assyria, 19), 2013.
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SAAo/SAA20: Assyrian Royal Rituals and Cultic Texts

Cover of published volume SAA 20
The text editions from the book Simo Parpola, Assyrian Royal Rituals and Cultic Texts (State Archives of Assyria, 20), 2017.
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SAAo/SAAS2: SAAo/Assyrian Eponym List

Cover of published volume A. Millard, The Eponyms of the Assyrian Empire, 910-612 BC (1994)
The text editions and composite translation from the book A. Millard, The Eponyms of the Assyrian Empire, 910-612 BC (State Archives of Assyria Studies 2), 1994 (2014 reprint).
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seal/AkkLove: seal/Akkadian Love Literature

AkkLove presents all early Akkadian literary texts related to love and sex known to date. The project is based on Wasserman, Akkadian Love Literature of the Third and Second Millennium BCE ( LAOS 4), Harrassowitz, 2016, where commentary to the texts and an introduction to the corpus are found.

Suhu: The Inscriptions of Suhu online

This project presents annotated editions of the officially commissioned texts of the extant, first-millennium-BC inscriptions of the rulers of Suhu, texts published in Frame, RIMB 2 pp. 275-331. The open-access transliterations and translations were made available through the kind permission of Grant Frame and with funding provided by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
Suhu online is based at LMU Munich (Historisches Seminar, Alte Geschichte) and is managed by Jamie Novotny and Karen Radner. Alexa Bartelmus and Grant Frame are the primary content contributors.

Xcat: The X Catalogue

The X logo of XCat
Provides a global registry of cuneiform manuscripts, supplementary to CDLI.
Managed by Eleanor Robson at the University of Cambridge.