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Title Ebla and its landscape : early state formation in the ancient Near East / edited by Paolo Matthiae and Nicolò Marchetti
Published Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, Inc., 2013


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Contents Introduction: The Chora of Ebla : A Multidisciplinary Approach / P. Matthiae and N. Marchetti -- Part 1. Town Archaeology -- A Long Journey : Fifty Years of Research on the Bronze Age at Tell Mardikh/Ebla / P. Matthiae -- The Royal Palace of Ebla : Functions of the Quarters and the Government of the Chora / P. Matthiae -- Palace vs. Common Glyptic in Early Syrian Ebla and Its Territory / F. Pinnock -- Popular Iconographies in a Courtly Environment : Clay Figurines from Royal Palace G / L. Peyronel -- Centralization and Redistribution : The Pottery Assemblage of Palace G / S. Mazzoni -- Form and Content : A Preliminary Functional Interpretation of the Storage Jars from Royal Palace G / M. D'Andrea and A. Vacca -- Working for the Elites : The Pottery Assemblage of Building P4 / N. Marchetti -- Part 2. Regional Archaeology -- Exploiting Diversity : Archaeological Sites in the Ebla Region / S. Mantellini, M.G. Micale, and L. Peyronel -- Trends in Village Life : The Early Bronze Age Phases at Tell Tuqan / F. Baffi and L. Peyronel -- Assembling the Evidence : Excavated Sites Dating from the Early Bronze Age in and around the Chora of Ebla / E. Ascalone and M. D'Andrea -- Regional Approach and Archaeological Surveys in Northern Syria : An Overview / S. Mantellini -- Part 3. Textual Evidence -- Defining the Chora of Ebla : A Textual Perspective / M.G. Biga -- Distribution and Exchange of Goods in the Chora of Ebla / G. Ferrero -- Of Plants and Trees : Crops and Vegetable Resources at Ebla / G. Marchesi -- Part 4. Geomorphology and Remote Sensing -- A Land in Its Setting : Remote Sensing Satellite Imagery for the Characterization of the Eblaite Chora / G. Bittelli, E. Mandanici and L. Vittuari -- Analysis of CORONA Imagery of the Ebla Region / N. Galiatsatos and S. Mantellini -- From Wetland to Desert : A Geomorphologic Approach to the Eblaite Chora / V. Cantelli, V.M.L. Martina and L. Picotti -- A Thin Basis : The Soil Landscape of Ebla and Tell Tuqan / A. Arnoldus-Huyzendveld -- Modern Agriculture in the Ebla Region / P. Rossi, F. Ventura and M. Vignudelli -- Part 5. Archaeometry and Bioarchaeology -- Archaeometrical Analysis of Metal Objects from Royal Palace G / A.C. Felici and M. Vendittelli -- Archaeometrical Analysis of Pottery Production at EB III-IVA Ebla and Tell Tuqan / M.L. Santarelli -- Archaeometrical Analysis of Architectural Components of Royal Palace G / M.L. Santarelli and G. Spreafico -- Consuming Plants : Archaeobotanical Samples from Royal Palace G and Building P4 / C. Wachter-Sarkady -- Forests Near and Far : An Anthracological Perspective at Ebla / V. Caracuta and G. Fiorentino -- Exploiting Animals : Zooarchaeological Evidence through the Early Bronze Age at Ebla / C. Minniti -- Natural Resources, Technology and Manufacture Processes at Ebla : A Preliminary Assessment / L. Peyronel and A. Vacca -- Just at that Time : 14C Determinations and Analyses from EB IVA Layers / L. Calcagnile, G. Quarta, and M. D'Elia -- Conclusion: Towards a Dynamic Model for the Functioning of the Early State in the Eastern Mediterranean / P. Matthiae and N. Marchetti
Summary The discovery of 17,000 tablets at the mid-third millennium BC site of Ebla in Syria has revolutionized the study of the ancient Near East. This is the first major English-language volume describing the multidisciplinary archaeological research at Ebla. Using an innovative regional landscape approach, the 29 contributions to this expansive volume examine Ebla in its regional context through lenses of archaeological, textual, archaeobiological, archaeometric, geomorphological, and remote sensing analysis. In doing so, they are able to provide us with a detailed picture of the constituent e
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Landscape archaeology -- Syria -- Ebla (Extinct city)
Social archaeology -- Syria -- Ebla (Extinct city)
City and town life -- Syria -- Ebla (Extinct city)
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Syria -- Ebla (Extinct city)
Material culture -- Syria -- Ebla (Extinct city)
Geomorphology -- Syria -- Ebla (Extinct city)
Plant remains (Archaeology) -- Syria -- Ebla (Extinct city)
Animal remains (Archaeology) -- Syria -- Ebla (Extinct city)
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Animal remains (Archaeology)
City and town life.
Excavations (Archaeology)
Landscape archaeology.
Material culture.
Plant remains (Archaeology)
Politics and government
Social archaeology.
SUBJECT Ebla (Extinct city) -- Antiquities
Ebla (Extinct city) -- Politics and government
Subject Syria -- Ebla (Extinct city)
Form Electronic book
Author Matthiae, Paolo
Marchetti, Nicolò, 1968-
ISBN 9781611322309