University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Christopher L. Hamlin

A Proto-Elamite Account Tablet from Susa

By: Christopher L. Hamlin

Among the objects recently acquired by the Museum in its exchange with the Musee du Louvre is the Proto-Elamite account tablet shown above, the first of its kind in the Museum’s collections. The tablet is of particular interest because the script of the text and of others like it has yet to be deciphered. The […]


The Temporal Dimension

Monitoring the Changing Ecology of Settlement in Turan

By: Christopher L. Hamlin

The settlement system in Turan is changing continously. Some of the changes are cyclical, related to such regular processes as the seasonal variations in climate. Others are slow, non-reversible alterations in the organization of life on the plain. For example, gradual deteriora¬≠tion in soil quality slowly induces people to move away from the land. Still […]