PDF | On Jan 1, , Abbas Alizadeh and others published Ancient Mound of Chogha Mish. Excavations at Chogha Mish, Iran, were conducted under the direction of the late Pierre Delougaz and the late Helene Kantor between and Chogha Mish, Volume II. The Development of a Prehistoric Regional Center in Lowland Susiana, Southwestern Iran: Final Report on the Last Six Seasons of.

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Although house walls had been almost completely destroyed by erosion and plowing, one important structure was recovered. Only the northernmost part of the mound was occupied.

Particularly noteworthy among the finds are clay balls enclosing tokens, small pellets of mush formed into spheres, pyramids, and other geometric or naturalistic forms as devices for keeping accounts Delougaz,pl.

Occupation of the site had begun even earlier, however: More important, this typology provides a basis for the discussion of prehistoric cultural development at Chogha Mish and in the Susiana Plain that Alizadeh presents in chapter 1.

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Excavations were conducted at the site ,ish andfor a total of 11 seasons by the Oriental Instituteunder the direction of Pinhas Delougaz and Helene Kantor. Drawing of cylinder-seal design with feasting man, a servant and musicians, Protoliterate period; diam. The most specialized materials are appendixes and indexes listing excavation loci, locations of individual finds, and summary data on faunal remains—essential material, but information that will be used only in the most exhaustive reexaminations of data from the excavations.

This striking reduction in area and population corresponds to a general decline in settlement size on the Susiana plain, as revealed by surface surveys Wright and Johnson,table III.

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She provided a generous bequest to the Oriental Institute to publish this important research. The Chogha Mish Project. An area of private houses and pits was also exposed. Oriental Institute archaeological investigations at the site from to also showed increasing social and economic complexity until it was temporarily abandoned sometime in the early fifth millennium B.


A four-lugged jar incised with representational designs adds a new category to Protoliterate art. In contrast, Middle Susiana 3 and the contemporary Ubaid 3 of Mesopotamia no longer have such a wide range of ceramic connections, though there are close similarities in particular instances.

Somewhat less esoteric are the drawings and descriptions of excavated objects and architecture. Although the evidence for an early appearance of mobile pastoralists is largely circumstantial, Alizadeh marshals it effectively and in detail. Topic select a topic Plain text Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically. The present publication is the final report on the eleven seasons of excavations at Chogha Mish.

Kantor; in the fourth through the tenth seasons the University of California at Los Angeles was cosponsor of the excavation. Privacy Policy Add Comment.

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For modern places in Iran, see Choghamish. One improvement in volume 2 is that each figure includes a scale instead of the numerical designations 1: The documentation of such a large aggregation of population in the 5th millennium b.

It contains four distinct sorts of information: Retrieved from ” https: IX ; tablets with numerals and seal impressions; and door sealings. At the end of the Middle Susiana, a monumental building at Chogha Mish is destroyed by fire and the 17 ha site is abandoned. Bowl in Painted-Burnished ware, Archaic Susiana 1; diameter Index to Volumes 1—10 — Views Read Edit View history.

Published online at www. Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted online. A very kish area provided pottery transitional between the Formative Susiana period and Archaic Susiana 1.


The sherds provide a large corpus of pottery with excellent parallels at Iron Age sites in the highlands of Persia see ceramics xand an intact Achaemenid burial contained several pottery vessels, two bronze vessels, and some weapons. Msh using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. In Middle Susiana 3, and perhaps already in Middle Susiana 1, the entire mound was occupied, constituting the largest settlement of its age so far excavated in the region.

If you enter several chovha, separate with commas. In other jurisdictions, re-use of this content may be restricted; see Reuse of PD-Art photographs for details. Some are direct ancestors of designs of the Late Susiana period. Description Musicians portrayed on pottery found at Chogha Mish archeological site. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. Public domain Public domain false false This work midh in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus years or less.

These data are presented chgha five chapters, more than 80 line drawings, and 30 plates. Contact About Register Make a Gift. In Archaic Susiana 3 the settlement was somewhat larger, and its size increased mmish in the Early Susiana period. Delougaz, Chogha Mish, Volume 1, Text: At Chogha Mish and Susa, evidence begins with an accounting system using clay tokensover time changing to clay tablets with marks, finally to the cuneiform writing system.

Alden American Journal of Archaeology Vol. Sherd of a Middle Susiana 3 krater, with goats; height 6. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.