The Earliest Pottery in Upper Mesopotamia. Exploring Early Ceramic Technology at Tell Sabi Abyad, northern Syria

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The Earliest Pottery in Upper Mesopotamia. Exploring Early Ceramic Technology at Tell Sabi Abyad, northern Syria

Type: Master thesis
Title: The Earliest Pottery in Upper Mesopotamia. Exploring Early Ceramic Technology at Tell Sabi Abyad, northern Syria
Author: Oosterhout, Renate van
Issue Date: 2011-08-29
Abstract: Tell Sabi Abyad, an archaeological site in Northern Syria, near the Turkish border. The ceramics excavated at this site are among the earliest ceramics uncovered in Upper Mesopotamia. These ceramics cover a period from the end of the PPNB to the Pre-Halaf, ca. 7000-6200 BC. This period has been divided into many subdivisions by location and cultural-historical. Until recent a „new‟ period has been added; the IPN. These earliest ceramics are mostly from this period. The ceramics uncovered have been sampled and systematically examined on: baking colour, temper, grain amount, grain colour, surface finish, and decoration. The goal of this thesis is to give a preliminary report on the earliest ceramics of Tell Sabi Abyad, as a start for further research into this „newly‟ discovered period, and to show that further research is indeed required. The material has been underrated, is has also been found in South East Turkey, but was considered to be a discrepancy in the stratigraphy, until recent.
Supervisor: As, A. van
Faculty: Faculty of Archaeology
Department: Archaeology
Language: English
ECTS Credits: 20
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/18811
 

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