Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975
by D. T. Potts
edited by C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky
contributions by Holly Pittman and Philip L. Kohl
Harvard University Press, 2001
Paper: 978-0-87365-549-1
Library of Congress Classification DS262.Y3P68 2001


Situated roughly midway between the great cities of the Indus Valley and those of the Mesopotamian plains, Tepe Yahya occupies a special place in our conceptions of relations between these distant territories during the early Bronze Age. Its third-millennium levels, dating from 3000 to 2100 B.C., are particularly important.

In this definitive study, D.T. Potts describes the stratigraphy, architecture, ceramics, and chronology of the site and presents a full inventory of the small finds. Holly Pittman contributes comprehensive illustrations and a discussion of the seals and sealings, and Philip Kohl provides an analysis of the carved chlorite industry. In a foreword and afterword, project director C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky tells the story of the archaeological expedition and reflects on the contributions of the Tepe Yahya project.

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