Tepe Hissar, Iran: Ceramic Chronology of a Bronze Age Town

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

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).

Photo caption: A stylized female effigy in alabaster, ca. 2000 BCE.

Where
Middle East

When
4500–1900 BCE

Researchers
Dr. Ayşe Gürsan-Salzmann

Additional Sponsors
University of Pennsylvania

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