Early Stages in the Evolution of Mesopotamian Civilization: Soviet Excavations in Northern Iraq

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Norman Yoffee, Jeffery J. Clark
University of Arizona Press, 1973 - Science - 285 pages
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Between 1969 and 1980, Soviet archaeologists conducted excavations of Mesopotamian villages occupied from pre-agricultural times through the beginnings of early civilization. This volume brings together translations of Russian articles along with new work.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
An Early Neolithic Site in Northern Iraq
7
Figures
8
The Early Agricultural Settlement of Tell Sotto
41
Summary of The Earliest Agriculturalists of Northern Mesopotamia 1989
63
7 Halaf vessel from grave 5 Yarim Tepe II Halaf vessel
89
The Halaf Levels
129
The Halaf Levels
163
Burial Practices of the Halaf Culture
207
The Ubaid Levels
225
The Earliest Evidence For Metallurgy in Ancient Mesopotamia
241
Some Problems in the Archaeology of Mesopotamia in Light of Recent Research
249
Mesopotamian Interaction Spheres
257
Select Bibliography
271
Index
281
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Norman Yoffee is Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Department of Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Jeffrey J. Clark is a senior project director of Desert Archaeology in Tucson. He has conducted research in the Tonto Basin and neighboring areas for the past ten years.

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