Near East Section Research at the Penn Museum

This project aims to analyze, interpret, and prepare for publication the Bronze Age ceramic assemblages of Tepe Hissar.


Where

Middle East

When

4500–1900 BCE

Researchers

  • Dr. Ayşe Gürsan-Salzmann

Project Overview

The site is the largest known urban settlement in northeast Iran, and is located between the East-West trade route. These ceramics will be used to establish a new chronology for the region. The archaeological evidence for this study is derived from excavations by Erich F. Schmidt (1931–1933) and Robert H. Dyson, Jr. et al. (1976).

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