The urban archaeology of early Kish. 3RD millennium BCE levels at Tell Ingharra
This research reconsiders one of the most important phases of the history of the ancient city of Kish.
Preface and Acknowledgements - Chapter 1. Explorers of a Deep Past - 1.1 Early explorations and the identification of Kish - 1.2 From the French excavation to the Anglo-American expedition (1911-1933) - 1.3 Back to Kish from afar: researches between 1960s 1980s - 1.4 Kish in 2000 CE: Recent studies and ongoing research projects; Chapter 2. From Dust to Data: Research Aims and Methodology - 2.1 Aims of the research - 2.2 An archaeology of the archive - 2.3 Data management system - 2.4 The value of sources: a rationale for accessing reliability - 2.5 Digitization: finds, maps, plans and sections - 2.6 The study of the pottery assemblage - 2.7 Introduction to the case studies: topography and development of the excavations; Chapter 3. An Emerging Town: From Jemdet Nasr to Early Dynastic I - 3.1 Y sounding – Phases 1-5 - 3.2 YW sounding – Phases 1-3 - 3.3 ZY sounding – Lowest phase; Chapter 4. Shaping a Capital City: Early Dynastic II-III - 4.1 Y sounding – Phases 6-10 - 4.2 YW sounding – Phases 4-7 - 4.3 YWN sounding – Phase 1 - 4.4 Ziggurat Z.1 – Phases 1-2; Chapter 5. Impact of Empires: From Akkadian to Ur III - 5.1 Z trenches – Phases 11-13 - 5.2 YW sounding – Phase 8 - 5.3 YWN sounding – Phase 2 - 5.4 Ziggurat Z.1 – Phases 3-4; Chapter 6. Conclusions: Urban Trajectories at Kish; Appendix 1. The Epigraphic Evidence (A. Westenholz); Appendix 2. Notes on the Stratigraphy of Tell A at Kish; Appendix 3. The Pottery Types; Abbreviations; References; Credits; Plates; Additional Online Kish Files (AOKF) - AOKF 1 – Catalogue of the finds by context - AOKF 2 – Small finds at the Ashmolean and Field museums - AOKF 3 – Pottery materials at the Ashmolean and Field museums and others - AOKF 4 – Catalogue of the graves - AOKF 5 – The epigraphic finds - AOKF 6 – Unpublished letters and reports of the Anglo-American Expedition kept in archives