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From the Prehistory of Upper Mesopotamia to the Bronze and Iron Age Societies of the Levant : Proceedings of the 5th “Broadening Horizons” Conference (Udine 5-8 June 2017). Volume 1 / Marco Iamoni (2020)


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Marco Iamoni (2020) - From the Prehistory of Upper Mesopotamia to the Bronze and Iron Age Societies of the Levant : Proceedings of the 5th “Broadening Horizons” Conference (Udine 5-8 June 2017). Volume 1, Trieste, Università di Trieste, 352 p. EAN 9788855110464 (print) / 9788855110471 (online), 0,00 €.

This volume contains 21 papers presented at Sessions 1 (The Neolithic–Chalcolithic transition in Upper Mesopotamia. Subsistence strategies, economy, society and identity; key note speaker M. Frangipane) and 2 (The Levant in the Bronze Age: crossroad or frontier between different cultures?; key note speaker A. Maeir) of the 5th edition of the “Broadening Horizons” Conference, which was held at the University of Udine from 5th to 8th June 2017. Broadening Horizons is an international meeting that aims to offer an opportunity for relatively informal discussion, especially (though not exclusively) for young/early career archaeologists specialized in the ancient Near East and disciplines relevant to the main theme of each congress session. All the papers have passed a double blind peer-review process and provide significant contributions on a number of topics – among which material culture (e.g. pottery tradition and architecture), settlement pattern, social changes, cultural transmission and economic dynamics – that are of fundamental importance for the archaeology of Mesopotamia and the Levant. Contents THE NEOLITHIC-CHALCOLITHIC TRANSITION IN UPPER MESOPOTAMIA. SUBSISTENCE STRATEGIES, ECONOMY, SOCIETY AND IDENTITY - Frangipane Marcella / Changes in Upper Mesopotamian societies from the Halaf to the Late Chalcolithic period. A comparative analysis of different Neolithic and Chalcolithic developmental models in the Near East - Taranto Sergio / The role of the husking tray in the late Neolithic communities of Northern Mesopotamia. A first experimental analysis - Benitti Carlo / The Halaf tradition in Upper Mesopotamia: some questions about socio-economic background and identity - Breu Adriá, Gómez Anna, Faura Josep-miqeul, Rosell-melé Antoni, Molist Miguel / Insights into the use of late Halaf vessels. Organic residues in pottery from Tell Halula (Syria) - Baldi Johnny Samuele / Evolution as a way of intertwining: regional approach and new data on the Halaf-Ubaid transition in Northern Mesopotamia - Iamoni Marco / The social landscape of Upper Mesopotamia: a preliminary overview of the Late Chalcolithic evidence from the Eastern Upper Tigris region - Vacca Agnese, Moscone Daniele, Rosati Paolo / Managing survey data from Helawa, Erbil Plain (Kurdistan Region of Iraq) - Prezioso Emanuele / Cognitive Archaeology and the ‘Ancient Mind’: Mesopotamian motifs in the formation of Egyptian elites in the fourth millennium - Da Silva Ferreira Nelson Henrique / Herding and farming symbiosis: a dialogic exercise on the manifestation of a universal topos in Sumerian and Roman primary cultures THE LEVANT IN THE BRONZE AND IRON AGE: CROSSROAD OR FRONTIER BETWEEN DIFFERENT CULTURES? - Maeir Aren M. / A ‘Repertoire of Otherness’? Identities in early Iron Age Philistia - Caselli Alessandra / Cult and ritual in Early Bronze Age I Southern Levant: fragmented or connected landscape? - Avrutis Vladimir Wolff / Imported artefacts from an Early Bronze Age I burial ground at Nesher-Ramla Quarry (el‑Khirbe). Two cases of interregional goods’ transitions - D’andrea Marta / Ebla and the South: reconsidering inter-regional connections during Early Bronze IV - Calabrese Agata Maria Catena / The ancestor worship in the third millennium BCE - Kallas Nathalie / Distinction and affinity. The dualism of foreign features in the MBA Levantine palatial architecture - Puljiz Ivana / Gold jewellery as a marker of cultural interaction in Middle Bronze Age Qaṭna - Spinazzi-lucchesi Chiara / A reassessment of spinning bowls: new evidence from Egypt and Levant - Turri Luigi / Geopolitics of the Orontes valley in the Late Bronze Age - De Pietri Marco / From Thebes to Arslantaş: ivory iconography through Egypt, Ugarit, Byblos and Megiddo - Álvarez García Juan / Transmission and reception of Babylonian knowledge in Ugarit. A preliminary study - Montesanto Mariacarmela / More than a pile of sherds: functional analysis and social behaviour during Iron Age Alalakh.

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