University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Timothy Matney

Re-excavating Cheshmeh Ali

Reviews and Reports

By: Timothy Matney

Fainted ceramic traditions were widespread across southwestern Asia in the Early Chalcolithic period (roughly 5500 to 5000 B.C.), distributed from the central plateau of modern-day Turkey, across northern Syria, through Iraq and highland Iran to western Turkmenistan and the borders of the Kara Kum Desert. Among these Early Chaicolithic traditions, the exquis­ite prehistoric painted ceramics […]