2. From the Prehistory of Upper Mesopotamia to the Bronze and Iron Age Societies of the Levant. Volume 1
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CONTENTS / SOMMARIO
Iamoni Marco, Rebaudo Ludovico, Zanini Franco
The Neolithic-Chalcolithic transition in Upper Mesopotamia.
Subsistence strategies, economy, society and identity
Changes in Upper Mesopotamian societies from the Halaf to the Late Chalcolithic period. A comparative analysis of different Neolithic and Chalcolithic developmental models in the Near East
The role of the husking tray in the late Neolithic communities of Northern Mesopotamia. A first experimental analysis
The Halaf tradition in Upper Mesopotamia: some questions about socio-economic background and identity
Breu Adriá, Gómez Anna, Faura Josep-Miquel, Rosell-melé Antoni, Molist Miquel
Insights into the use of late Halaf vessels. Organic residues in pottery from Tell Halula (Syria)
Baldi Johnny Samuele
Evolution as a way of intertwining: regional approach and new data on the Halaf-Ubaid transition in Northern Mesopotamia
The social landscape of Upper Mesopotamia: a preliminary overview of the Late Chalcolithic evidence from the Eastern Upper Tigris region
Vacca Agnese, Moscone Daniele, Rosati Paolo
Managing survey data from Helawa, Erbil Plain (Kurdistan Region of Iraq)
Cognitive Archaeology and the ‘Ancient Mind’: Mesopotamian motifs in the formation of Egyptian elites in the fourth millennium
Da Silva Ferreira Nelson Henrique
Herding and farming symbiosis: a dialogic exercise on the manifestation of a universal topos in Sumerian and Roman primary cultures
The Levant in the Bronze and Iron Age:
crossroad or frontier between different cultures?
Maeir Aren M.
A ‘Repertoire of Otherness’? Identities in early Iron Age Philistia
Cult and ritual in Early Bronze Age I Southern Levant: fragmented or connected landscape?
Avrutis Vladimir Wolff
Imported artefacts from an Early Bronze Age I burial ground at Nesher-Ramla Quarry (el‑Khirbe). Two cases of interregional goods’ transitions
Ebla and the South: reconsidering inter-regional connections during Early Bronze IV
Calabrese Agata Maria Catena
The ancestor worship in the third millennium BCE
Distinction and affinity. The dualism of foreign features in the MBA Levantine palatial architecture
Gold jewellery as a marker of cultural interaction in Middle Bronze Age Qaṭna
A reassessment of spinning bowls: new evidence from Egypt and Levant
Geopolitics of the Orontes valley in the Late Bronze Age
De Pietri Marco
From Thebes to Arslantaş: ivory iconography through Egypt, Ugarit, Byblos and Megiddo
Álvarez García Juan
Transmission and reception of Babylonian knowledge in Ugarit. A preliminary study
More than a pile of sherds: functional analysis and social behaviour during Iron Age Alalakh
Marco Iamoni is a research fellow at the Department of Humanities and Cultural Heritage of the University of Udine. He has been working in the Middle East since 1999, with excavations and surveys conducted in Syria (in particular at Qatna and Palmyra), Oman, Lebanon and Iraq (Kurdistan Region). He has authored several scientific works, among which a monograph entitled “The Late MBA and LBA Pottery Horizons at Qatna. Innovation and Conservation in the Ceramic Tradition of a Regional Capital and the Implications for Second Millennium Syrian Chronology” published in 2012 by Forum Editrice as the second volume in the series “Studi Archeologici su Qatna”. He has recently begun two joint research projects in Lebanon (the Northern Lebanon Project) and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (the Asingeran Excavation Project), that involve direct field investigations regarding his two current major research areas: the development of Bronze Age societies in the Levant and Western Syria, and the onset and rapid growth of socio-economic complexity in Upper Mesopotamia.