Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975 (Paperback)

The Third Millennium (American School of Prehistoric Research Bulletins #45)

By D. T. Potts, C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky (Editor), Holly Pittman (Contribution by)

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology,, 9780873655491, 340pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2004

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Description

Situated roughly midway between the great cities of the Indus Valley and those of the Mesopotamian plains, Tepe Yahya occupies a special place in our conceptions of relations between these distant territories during the early Bronze Age. Its third-millennium levels, dating from 3000 to 2100 B.C., are particularly important.

In this definitive study, D.T. Potts describes the stratigraphy, architecture, ceramics, and chronology of the site and presents a full inventory of the small finds. Holly Pittman contributes comprehensive illustrations and a discussion of the seals and sealings, and Philip Kohl provides an analysis of the carved chlorite industry. In a foreword and afterword, project director C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky tells the story of the archaeological expedition and reflects on the contributions of the Tepe Yahya project.