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Title: Settling the land: settlements pattern and ceramics in the land behind Ninevehfrom the Middle Bronze Age to the establishment of the Middle Assyrian State
Authors: Coppini, Costanza
Keywords: PotterySettlement Patternraqi KurdistanNorthern MesopotamiaMiddle Bronze AgeMittaniMiddle
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Costanza Coppini, "Settling the land: settlements patternand ceramics in the land behind Nineveh fromthe Middle Bronze Age to the establishmentof the Middle Assyrian State", in: Costanza Coppini, Francesca Simi (Edited by), "Interactions and New Directions in Near Eastern Archaeology. Volume 3. Proceedings of the 5th “Broadening Horizons” Conference (Udine 5-8 June 2017)", Trieste, EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2020, pp. 93-109
Abstract: 
This paper deals with the second millennium BC ceramics, and a short excursus regarding the settlement pattern,
in the region east of the Tigris and north of the Upper Zab, delimited to the north by the Dohuk plain
and the Zagros foothills, to the west by the Mosul Lake and the Tigris river, and to the east and south by the
Navkur Plain and the Bardarash region, the so-called Land behind Nineveh. This is the survey area of the Land
of Nineveh Archaeological Project, led by Daniele Morandi Bonacossi and active since 2012. The focus of this
paper is the Middle and Late Bronze Age, which surface ceramic assemblages will be illustrated and discussed
along with problematics that arise from their analysis, especially concerning the definition of Mittanian and
Middle Assyrian ceramic assemblages. The picture emerging from the assemblages combined with results from
the analysis of the settlements pattern allow to assert the strategic importance of the Land behind Nineveh in
the landscape of settlements from the Middle Bronze Age to the formation of the Middle Assyrian state.This paper deals with the second millennium BC ceramics, and a short excursus regarding the settlement pattern,
in the region east of the Tigris and north of the Upper Zab, delimited to the north by the Dohuk plain
and the Zagros foothills, to the west by the Mosul Lake and the Tigris river, and to the east and south by the
Navkur Plain and the Bardarash region, the so-called Land behind Nineveh. This is the survey area of the Land
of Nineveh Archaeological Project, led by Daniele Morandi Bonacossi and active since 2012. The focus of this
paper is the Middle and Late Bronze Age, which surface ceramic assemblages will be illustrated and discussed
along with problematics that arise from their analysis, especially concerning the definition of Mittanian and
Middle Assyrian ceramic assemblages. The picture emerging from the assemblages combined with results from
the analysis of the settlements pattern allow to assert the strategic importance of the Land behind Nineveh in
the landscape of settlements from the Middle Bronze Age to the formation of the Middle Assyrian state.
Type: Book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10077/30229
ISBN: 978-88-5511-048-8
eISBN: 978-88-5511-049-5
Rights: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internazionale
Appears in Collections:4. Interactions and New Directions in Near Eastern Archaeology. Volume 3

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