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Bibil Identifier bibil:247525
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Pots and Potters of Assyria
Title (English, ) Technology and organisation of production, ceramic sequence and vessel function at Late Bronze Age Tell sabi Abyad, Syria
Author Duistermaat, Kim
Series Papers on Archaeology from The Leiden Museum of Antiquities (Volume: 4)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USB 6856
Place 22:902
Publishing house Brepols
Place Turnhout/Belgique
ISBN 978-2-503-52652-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 607 Pages
height in cm 28
Genre Original
Abstract This is the first monograph that deals with the Middle Assyrian remains at Tell Sabi Abyad, northern Syria. It offers a detailed description of the ceramics excavated between 1991 and 1998 in the project of Leiden National Museum of Antiquities. The study integrates technological, morphological, stylistic, and archaeological data to come to an understanding of pottery production and use. The book contains seven lavishly illustrated chapters and six appendices presenting the raw data on typology, pottery kilns, archaeometric analyses and functional analyses.
The large-scale excavation and the excellent preservation of pottery workshops, tools and kilns as well as the meticulous study of technology and standardization provide a unique insight into the organization of pottery production. The chapter on function and use combines information on performance characteristics, shape and capacity, traces of use, depictions of vessels in iconography and information from texts, in an attempt to reconstruct how vessels were used. In a contribution by Dr. Frans Wiggermann two cuneiform texts from Sabi Abyad dealing with pottery have been published, and a first step has been taken to connect the ceramic repertoire with Middle Assyrian vocabulary.
This study will be interesting to Near Eastern archaeologists, ceramicists and Assyriologists as well as to students of craft production in archaeology or ethno-archaeology.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Assyria : Archaeology : 2d millennium
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