The early second millennium ceramic assemblage from Kenan Tepe, Southeastern Turkey: a preliminary assessment

Publication Type pre-print
School or College College of Humanities
Department History
Creator Parker, Bradley J.
Other Author Dodd, Lynn Swartz
Title The early second millennium ceramic assemblage from Kenan Tepe, Southeastern Turkey: a preliminary assessment
Date 2003-01-01
Description In the initial survey of the upper Tigris river valley the authors o f the survey report concluded that ‘either this portion o f the Tigris basin was bypassed entirely by Middle Bronze Age development attested to elsewhere or, more likely, it is characterised by a thus far unreported and unrecognised assemblage* (Algaze et al. 1991: 183). Recent research by members of the Upper Tigris Archaeological Research Project (UTARP) at the site o f Kenan Tepe confirms the latter hypothesis, that the early second millennium in this area is marked by a regionally distinct material culture assemblage that is influenced by ceramic traditions in upper Mesopotamia and other material culture traditions in Anatolia. This article outlines our initial assessment of these data including an analysis of the ceramic corpus, architecture, archaeobotany, small finds and carbon-14, and places these data in a regional context. We conclude by speculating that the inhabitants of Kenan Tepe may have participated in interaction spheres that linked the upper Tigris river region to greater Mesopotamia and Anatolia.
Type Text
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Volume 53
First Page 33
Last Page 69
Dissertation Institution University of Utah
Technical Report Number 0
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Parker, B. J., & Dodd, L. S. (2003). The early second millennium ceramic assemblage from Kenan Tepe, Southeastern Turkey: a preliminary assessment. Anatolian Studies, 53, 33-69.
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