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The Chogha Mish Project | The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

Drawing of cylinder-seal design with feasting man, a servant and musicians, Protoliterate period; diam. By Middle Susiana 3 socially stratified communities already existed on the Susiana plain. Middle Susiana 1 pottery includes some lingering Early Susiana shapes, as well as evolved versions of them, and many new types Figure 2.

The long-lived Susiana culture was replaced, however, by a new culture, with pottery and other finds indistinguishable from those in southern Mesopotamia and in Protoliterate colonies far to the west along the Euphrates and other rivers Algaze. Chogha Mish was a regional center during the late Uruk period of Mesopotamia. Skip to main content Skip to internal navigation. Excavations at Chogha Mish, Iran, were cuogha under the direction of the late Pierre Delougaz and the late Helene Kantor choggha and The documentation of such a large aggregation of population in the 5th millennium b.

By the Early Susiana period mush hoes, attached to sticks by means of bitumen and cord, had become common Jish,fig. By then all memory of the city that had dominated the strategic east-west route skirting the Zagros foothills in the prehistoric and Early Protoliterate periods had been lost.


An area of private houses and pits was also exposed. Chogha Mish Location in Iran. Annual Reports — Vol.

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He attributes this shift to the development of mobile pastoralism in highland Iran and considers the ancient mobile pastoralists as the agents of contact between the highlands and the lowlands. Public domain Public domain false false This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and other countries and areas where chigha copyright term is the author’s life plus years or less. Delougaz, Chogha Mish, Volume 1, Text: Alden American Journal of Archaeology Vol.

Typical pottery of the Archaic Susiana period. In addition to the materials and records from Chogha Mish, Alizadeh uses the data available from the excavations of the neighboring sites of Chogha Bonut and Boneh Fazl Ali to augment his reconstruction of Susiana prehistoric development. While most researchers see the fourth millennium as a pivotal period in the development of state organizations in southwestern Iran as a result of intra-regional competition between various local miwh, Alizadeh traces the onset of the conflict of interest between the settled agricultural communities of the lowlands and mobile pastoralists of the highlands to the fifth millennium b.

Only the northernmost part of the mound was occupied. The University of Chicago.


In the dawning historical period, around b. Stratified structures and debris of the succeeding Early ca. Book Misj of Chogha Mish. Early Susiana is linked to the Samarra period by various ceramic elements and terracotta human heads Plate II; Calvet, figs. This photographic reproduction is therefore also considered to be in the public domain in the United States. Bowl in Painted-Burnished ware, Archaic Susiana 1; diameter In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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His summaries of urban development at Chogha Mish and changing settlement patterns in the Susiana Plain during the Protoliterate Nish Uruk period, while less controversial, are equally interesting. One of her last students, Abbas Alizadeh, Ph. Indeed, his proposals about the cultural and developmental role played by pastoral nomadic societies are among the most stimulating and significant contributions of this chapter.

Correlations with prehistoric Mesopotamia. 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. Prehistoric Regional Center In Southwestern Iran, covering the last six field seasons, from tois being prepared for publication.

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The second volume, Chogha Mish II: