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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Submitted tags will be reviewed by miish administrator before it is posted online. This photographic misg is therefore also considered to be in the public domain in the United States. Book Review of Chogha Mish. Chogha Mish provides important evidence for early connections between Susiana and Mesopotamia. Typical pottery, sealings, and a bituminous stone vessel with a spout in the form of a well-modeled rearing goat Kantor, were found. This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art.

The Chogha Mish Project.

Early Susiana is linked to the Samarra period by various ceramic elements and terracotta human heads Plate II; Calvet, figs.

At Chogha Mish and Susa, evidence begins with an accounting system using clay tokensover time changing to clay tablets with marks, finally to the cuneiform writing system.

Chogha Mish Location in Iran. She provided a generous bequest to the Oriental Institute to publish this important research. Instead, he describes vessels by assigning them a general ware designation a classification combining paste, temper, color, and surface treatment and showing specific variations in vessel shape and decoration through the drawings of individual vessels. 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.


Typical pottery of the Early Susiana period; diameter This striking reduction in area and population corresponds to a general decline in settlement size on the Susiana plain, as revealed by surface surveys Wright and Johnson,table III.

Bowl in Red-Line ware, Archaic Susiana 2; diameter 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.

The University of Chicago. IX ; tablets with numerals and seal impressions; and door sealings.

Typical pottery of the Middle Susiana period; diameter In the Old Elamite Sukkalmahhu period early in the 2nd millennium b. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: Later, the nearby Susa became culturally dominant in this area.

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This page was last edited on 6 Mayat While most researchers see the fourth millennium as a pivotal period in the development of state organizations in southwestern Iran as a result of intra-regional competition between various local polities, Alizadeh traces the onset of the miwh of interest miah the settled agricultural communities of the lowlands and mobile pastoralists of the highlands to the fifth millennium b.

An area of private houses and pits was also exposed. Head of an Early Susiana figurine, in sandy buff ware with red wash; height 4. A four-lugged jar incised with representational designs adds a new category to Protoliterate art. The instrumental neutron activation analysis INAA study of fourth-millennium ceramics by Ghazal et al. Kantor; in the fourth through the tenth cgogha the University of California at Los Angeles was cosponsor of the excavation.


Chogha Mish, Volume II. Together, these three sites cover a long period from ca. It contains four distinct sorts of information: Arched harps on Persian seal impressions second millennium B.

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. At the time of her death in JanuaryProfessor Kantor was nearing the completion of the first of several major monographic reports on Chogha Mish. The present publication is the final report on the eleven seasons of excavations at Chogha Mish.

It was occupied at the beginning of BC and continuously from the Neolithic up to the Proto-Literate period.

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Middle Susiana 1 pottery includes some lingering Early Susiana shapes, as well as evolved versions of them, and many new types Figure 2.

The Middle Susiana period probably spanned much of the 5th millennium b. Delougaz, Chogha Mish, Volume 1, Text: