INTERPRETATION \ HORIZONS \ Cultural boundaries \ 620-core
1: G. Buccellati, January 2010

The northern cores

The concept
Syro-Mesopotamia
The Northern core: the mountains horizon
The Norhern core: the plains horizon


The concept

     The great significance of the southern alluvium in early historical development, the large amount of the documentation associated with it, and the much longer tradition of scholarship devoted to it, all have contributed to the view that the northern area of Syro-Mesopotamia is peripherical vis-à-vis the southern core. When adjectives like "peripherical," "local," or even "provincial" are used to refer, in our specific case, to the Urkesh evidence, the implication is that the core is elsewhere.
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Syro-Mesopotamia

     
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The Northern core: the mountains horizon

     
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The Northern core: the plains horizon

     
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