Thursday, December 15, 2022

Late Bronze Age Painted Pottery Traditions at the Margins of the Hittite State: Papers Presented at a Workshop Held at the 11th ICAANE (München 4 April 2018) and Additional Contributions

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Late Bronze Age Painted Pottery Traditions at the Margins of the Hittite State is the result of a workshop organized by the editors at the 11th ICAANE held in Munich in 2018 with additional contributions presented by renowned scholars working on this topic. The Late Bronze Age in the Ancient Near East is generally marked by a massive decline in the occurrence of painted pottery and a clear dominance of plain ceramics. This is especially evident when looking at Anatolia. Here, the presence of simple undecorated ceramics is considered as the main distinguishing trait of the dominance of the Hittite State and its material culture. Nevertheless, at the margins of the empire, especially in Southern and South-Eastern as well as Northern Anatolia, painted ceramics are frequently attested and, during recent years, new findings have come to light from a number of excavations. However, a comprehensive analysis of this material has not yet been accomplished. The intent of this volume is to break through the boundaries usually imposed by the study of 2nd millennium BC pottery production in Anatolia and to reconstruct a comprehensive scenario concerning the appearance, evolution, and related historical meanings of these painted pottery traditions. To this end, 12 papers of leading specialists working on relevant material have been collected in this book offering, for the first time, the possibility of a deeper understanding of the phenomenon of painted pottery in the 2nd millennium BC.

H 276 x W 203 mm

302 pages

148 figures, 17 tables (colour throughout)

Published Dec 2022

Archaeopress Access Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803272016

Digital: 9781803272023


Foreword ;

Introduction – Throwing Some Colour on a Plain World – Federico Manuelli and Dirk Paul Mielke ;

Geometric Painted Pottery of the 2nd Millennium BC in the Central Black Sea Region. A Contribution to the Archaeology of the Kaška – Dirk Paul Mielke ;

Archaeometric Investigations of Late Bronze Age Painted Pottery from Oymaağaç Höyük/Nerik, Central Black Sea Region, Turkey – Mustafa Kibaroğlu, Sonja Behrendt, Tillmann Viefhaus and Dirk Paul Mielke ;

The Painted Pottery Tradition in Inland South-Western Anatolia during the Late Bronze Age – Fulya Dedeoğlu and Erim Konakçı ;

Late Bronze Age Painted Pottery and its Contextual Relationship to the Hittite Levels at Ovaören – S. Yücel Şenyurt and Atakan Akçay ;

Late Bronze Age Chronology and Painted Pottery in Inland Southern Anatolia – Alvise Matessi ;

The Cross-Hatched Red Painted Pottery Tradition at Mersin-Yumuktepe – Éric Jean ;

Style as Representation of Political Hegemony? A View from the Edge of the Hittite Kingdom – Elif Ünlü ;

Red Band Decorated Pottery from Tepebağ Höyük/Adana – Deniz Yaşin and Belgin Aksoy ;

Painted Pottery Traditions at Sirkeli Höyük in the 2nd Millennium BC – Ekin Kozal ;

Just a Matter of Style? Late Bronze Age Painted Pottery Traditions in the Upper Euphrates Region: Origins and Significance – Federico Manuelli ;

Archaeometric and Technological Investigations of the Late Bronze Age Painted Pottery from Arslantepe (Malatya, Eastern Turkey) – Pamela Fragnoli and Alexandra S. Rodler ;

Painted Pottery Traditions of Late Bronze Alalakh – Mara T. Horowitz ;

Some Final Remarks – Hermann Genz and Geoffrey D. Summers ;





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