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

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

Location Information
Middle East
Time Period Studied
4500–1900 BCE
  • 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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