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International Archaeological Reports since 1974

Tell Rijim, Iraq

The Middle Bronze Age Layers. Eski Mosul Dam Salvage Project Excavations of the Polish Center of Archaeology, University of Warsaw

£43.00
Author:
Rafal Kolinski
Publication Year:
2000
Language:
English
Paperback:
214pp. Includes 53 plates, 33 figures and photographs
ISBN 10:
1841710423
ISBN:
9781841710426
BAR number:
S837
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BOOK DESCRIPTION
Report on Polish excavations on Tell Rijim on the western bank of the Tigris. Middle Bronze Age layers are reported: architecture, with two houses, pottery kiln and various other structures; pottery is examined in detail with chapters on fabric, forms and decoration with a comprehensive catalogue; other small finds are described as well. The first structures date from the 18th century BC and belonged to an irregularly planned open village which, in 1600 BC underwent a decided transformation, with fortifications and a deep ravine, although the settlement itself remained small and was certainly not an administrative centre. It seems that the later settlement was a dimtu settlement, which, if true, would make Tell Rijim the oldest such settlement known fromthe archaeological record.