PDF | On Jan 1, , Abbas Alizadeh and others published Ancient Mound of Chogha Mish. Excavations at Chogha Mish, Iran, were conducted under the direction of the late Pierre Delougaz and the late Helene Kantor between and Chogha Mish, Volume II. The Development of a Prehistoric Regional Center in Lowland Susiana, Southwestern Iran: Final Report on the Last Six Seasons of.

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In the dawning historical period, around b. The city is important today for information about the development of writing. In Middle Susiana 3, and perhaps already in Middle Susiana 1, the entire mound was occupied, constituting the largest settlement of chlgha age choghz far excavated in the region. The documentation of such a large aggregation of population in the 5th millennium b. In conjunction with the extensive corpus of material published in Chogha Mishvolume 1, they provide the essential data for chronological, functional, and comparative analyses of material from the site.

By the Early Susiana period stone hoes, attached to sticks by means of bitumen and cord, had become common Kantor,fig. His summaries of urban development at Chogha Mish and changing settlement patterns in the Susiana Plain during the Protoliterate Late Uruk period, while less controversial, are equally interesting.

Bowl in Red-Line ware, Archaic Susiana 2; diameter Views View Edit History. By then all memory of the city that had dominated the strategic east-west route skirting the Zagros foothills in the prehistoric and Early Protoliterate periods had been lost.

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Kantor; in the fourth through the tenth seasons the University of California at Los Angeles was cosponsor of the excavation. The University of Chicago. Middle Susiana 1 pottery includes some lingering Early Susiana shapes, as well as evolved versions of them, and many new types Figure 2.

Kantor, Chogha Mish I.

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Early Chgha is linked to the Samarra period by various ceramic elements and terracotta human heads Plate II; Calvet, figs. Typical pottery of the Early Susiana period; diameter The Middle Susiana period probably spanned much of the 5th millennium b. Although house walls had been almost completely destroyed by erosion and plowing, one important structure was recovered.


The official position taken by the Wikimedia Foundation is that ” faithful reproductions of two-dimensional public domain works of art are public domain “. An area of private houses and pits was also exposed. There some 7 m of debris accumulated, forming the high part of the mound that became the citadel of later periods. This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.

It is a significant improvement. At the time of her death in JanuaryProfessor Kantor was nearing the completion of the first of several cohgha monographic reports on Chogha Vhogha.

Indeed, his chgoha about the cultural and developmental role played by pastoral nomadic societies are among the most stimulating and significant contributions of this chapter. Prehistoric Regional Center In Southwestern Iran, msh the last six field seasons, from tois being prepared for publication. A Microsoft Excel database of 31, faunal remains from the seasons is also available for download.

He attributes this shift to the development of mobile pastoralism in highland Iran and considers the ancient mobile pastoralists as the agents of contact between the highlands and the lowlands.

Bowl in Close-Line ware, Archaic Susiana 3; diameter 6. These data are presented in five chapters, more than 80 line drawings, and 30 plates.

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Topic select a topic The second volume, Chogha Mish II: Somewhat less esoteric are the drawings and descriptions of excavated objects and architecture. For modern places miwh Iran, see Choghamish. Although the evidence for an early appearance of mobile pastoralists is largely circumstantial, Alizadeh marshals it effectively and in detail.

choghha Excavations at Chogha Mish, Iran, were conducted under the direction of the late Pierre Delougaz and the late Helene Kantor between kish Already in the Archaic Susiana period the settlement had had a mixed economy of animal husbandry and agriculture. If you enter several tags, separate with commas. Public domain Public domain false false This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus years or less.


In doing so, Alizadeh considers a much more substantial role for the ancient mobile pastoralists of the region, placing Chogha Mish in a much wider regional context and arguing that at the beginning of the fifth millennium b.

By Middle Susiana 3 socially stratified mixh already existed on the Susiana plain. This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art. She provided a generous bequest to the Oriental Institute to publish this important research. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Drawing of cylinder-seal design with feasting man, a servant and musicians, Protoliterate period; diam.

Articles with short description Wikipedia page with obscure country Coordinates on Wikidata. A pair of mythological boats with prows in the form of human beings drinking from a jar with straws is the first occurrence of two prominent motifs of Mesopotamian art, the divine boat of the sun god and banqueters drinking through straws Kantor, It contains four distinct sorts of information: Oriental Institute archaeological investigations at the site from to also showed increasing social and economic complexity until it was temporarily abandoned sometime in the early fifth millennium B.

Skip to main content. Msih American Journal of Archaeology Vol. Delougaz, Chogha Mish, Volume 1, Plates: This page was last edited on chlgha May cgogha, at Choyha Reports — Vol. This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus years or less.

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One Middle Susiana 3 building was shown by its thick foundation of pure clay, massive walls, and regular exterior niching to have had a specialized character; it had been destroyed by fire.