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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It was occupied at the beginning of BC and continuously from the Neolithic up to the Proto-Literate period. Chogha Mish was a regional center during the late Uruk period of Misy.

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By then all memory of the city that had dominated the strategic east-west route skirting the Zagros foothills in the prehistoric chohha Early Protoliterate periods had been lost. The report is intended solely for archaeological professionals. Chogha Mish Location in Iran. Indeed, his proposals about the cultural and developmental role played chogua pastoral nomadic societies are among the most stimulating and significant contributions of this chapter.

By the Early Susiana period stone hoes, attached to sticks by means of bitumen and cord, had become common Kantor,fig.

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Stratified structures and debris of the succeeding Early ca. Bowl in Close-Line ware, Archaic Susiana 3; diameter 6. Skip to main content Skip to internal navigation.

Views Read Hcogha View history. In Middle Susiana 3, in contrast to earlier periods, such representational motifs as bulls or bucrania, leopards, large-horned goats Plate Iand snakes are prominent Kantor,figs. Delougaz, Chogha Mish, Volume 1, Plates: In Archaic Susiana 3 the settlement was somewhat larger, and its size increased appreciably in the Early Susiana period.

You are here Home. He attributes this shift to the development of mobile pastoralism in highland Iran and considers the ancient mobile pastoralists as the vhogha of contact between the highlands and the lowlands.

The city is important today for information about the development of writing. One Middle Susiana 3 building was shown by choga thick foundation of pure clay, massive walls, and regular exterior niching to have had a specialized character; it had been destroyed by fire.


Published online at www. These data are presented in five chapters, more than 80 line drawings, and 30 chgoha. The excavation’s dig house at Qaleh Khalil was destroyed during the Iranian Revolution so many finds and records were either lost or destroyed. The instrumental neutron activation analysis INAA study of mlsh ceramics by Ghazal et al. In addition to the materials and records from Chogha Mish, Alizadeh uses the data available from the excavations of the neighboring sites of Chogha Bonut and Boneh Fazl Ali to augment his reconstruction of Susiana prehistoric development.

You must also chkgha a United States public domain tag to indicate why this work is in the public domain in the United States. A Microsoft Excel database of 31, faunal remains from the seasons is also available for download. Arched harps on Persian seal impressions second millennium B.

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In Archaic Susiana 1 and 2 only a limited area on the southeastern side of the present mound was occupied. An early stage of the cultural sequence of the Susiana plain, the Archaic Susiana period late 6th millennium b.

Kantor, Chogha Mish I. This page was last edited on 6 Mayat Pottery shapes and decoration Figure 2. At the end of the Middle Susiana, a monumental building at Chogha Mish is destroyed by fire and the 17 ha site is abandoned.

The documentation of such a large aggregation of population in the 5th millennium b. Index to Volumes 1—10 — Contact About Register Make a Gift. Early Susiana is linked jish the Samarra period by various ceramic elements and terracotta human heads Plate II; Calvet, figs. Retrieved from ” https: This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.

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 conflict of interest between the settled agricultural communities of the lowlands and mobile pastoralists choghaa the highlands to the fifth millennium b.


Drawing of cylinder-seal design with the siege of a city, Protoliterate period; 4. The work of art itself is in the public domain for the following reason: The sherds provide a large corpus of pottery with excellent parallels at Iron Age sites in the highlands of Persia see ceramics xand an intact Choggha burial contained several pottery vessels, two bronze vessels, and fhogha weapons. Retrieved from ” https: Correlations with prehistoric Mesopotamia.

From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Typical pottery of the Early Susiana period; diameter Nevertheless, a transitional choghx continued on a smaller scale. Purchase Download Terms of Use. In conjunction with the extensive corpus of material published in Chogha Mishvolume 1, they provide the essential data for chronological, functional, and comparative analyses of material from the site.

Oriental Institute archaeological investigations at the site from to also showed chkgha social and economic complexity until it was temporarily abandoned sometime in the early fifth millennium B. This is a faithful photographic reproduction of a two-dimensional, public domain work of art.

Kantor; in the fourth through the tenth seasons the University of California at Los Angeles jish cosponsor of the excavation. Annual Reports — Vol. She provided a generous bequest to the Oriental Institute to misb this important research. His summaries of urban development at Chogha Mish and changing settlement patterns in the Susiana Plain during the Protoliterate Late Uruk period, while less controversial, are equally interesting. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.