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Exploring the Neo-Assyrian frontier with western Iran : the 2015 season at Gird-i Bazar and Qalat-i Dinka / edited by Karen Radner, F. Janoscha Kreppner and Andrea Squitieri.

Gladbeck : PeWe-Verlag, 2016.
128 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 31 cm.
Peshdar Plain Project publications ; volume 1
Summary note:
The Peshdar district is part of the province of Sulaymaniyah in the Kurdish Autonomous Region of Iraq. The international and interdisciplinary Peshdar Plain Project was inaugurated in 2015 with the goal of investigating the region in the Neo-Assyrian period (9th to 7th century BC). It formed part of the Border March of the Palace Herald which served to negotiate relations with the adjoining client kingdoms in the Zagros, most importantly Mannea (south of Lake Urmiye), ?ubu?kia in the Sardasht Plain and Mu?a?ir in the Rowanduz Plain.Work in 2015 focused on the tiny single-phase site Gird-i Bazar and impressive Qalat-i Dinka, looming on a rocky outcrop high over the river, both part of the Dinka settlement complex. This book presents the results of this first season of field work. Karen Radner offers an analysis of the historical geography of the region on the basis of the textual sources, including the private contract of 725 BC found at Qalat-i Dinka. Mark Altaweel and Anke March provide a geoarchaeological assessment of the Bora Plain while Jessica Giraud presents an evaluation of the Dinka settlement complex based on the results of the survey of the Mission archéologique française du Gouvernorat de Soulaimaniah (MAFGS). Jörg Fassbinder and Andrei A?andulesei discuss the results of their geophysical survey at Gird-i Bazar and Qalat-i Dinka. Tina Greenfield introduces the bioarchaeological sampling strategy. On the basis of the analysis of 666 diagnostic ceramic sherds from key find contexts and by drawing on parallels from the Assyrian heartland and western Iran, Jean-Jacques Herr presents a first assessment of the technical aspects, the fabrics and the shapes of the pottery excavated at Gird-i Bazar. Eleanor Barbanes Wilkinson, Andrea Squitieri and Zahra Hashemi present the small finds from the 2015 excavations.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 120-128).
A. Introducing the Peshdar Plain Project / Karen Radner. B. Approaching the Peshdar Plain. The Peshdar Plain in the Neo-Assyrian period : the border march of the palace herald / Karen Radner -- Landscape and geoarchaeology of the Bora Plain -- Mark Altaweel & Anke Marsh -- Surface survey of the Dinka settlement complex, 2013-2015 / Jessica Giraud -- The megnetometer survey of Qalat-i Dinka and Gird-i Bazar, 2015 / Jörg Fassbinder & Andrei Ašandulesei. C. Excavating Gird-i Bazar : the 2015 season. Introducing the excavation methodology / F. Janoscha Kreppner, Christoph Foster & Andrea Squitieri -- Dating the occupation of Gird-i Bazar. Absolute chronology and ¹⁴C dating / Karen Radner -- Relative stratigraphy / F. Janoscha Kreppner & Andrea Squitieri -- The eastern trench / John MacGinnis & F. Janoscha Kreppner -- The connecting trench / Adam B. Stone -- The western trench : square 267931 / Peter V. Bartl. D. Samples and finds from Gird-i Bazar, 2015. The bioarchaeological sampling strategy / Tina Greenfield -- The pottery from Gird-i Bazar, 2015 : a preliminary study / Jean-Jacques Herr -- Small finds / Eleanor Barbanes Wilkinson, Andrea Squitier & Zahra Hashemi. E. Conclusion and prospects / F. Janoscha Kreppner & Karen Radner -- F. Appendix : Looking for Muṣaṣir : the 2014 magnetometer survey at Mujeser / Jörg Fassbinder.
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