Horizons

Horizons

January 2008 - G. Buccellati
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The concept
Subdivisions
The main frame
Ceramic horizons

The concept

     Horizons are the maximal chronological subdivisions. They are defined not only stratigraphically, but also on the basis of integrative and comparative evidence (ceramics, glyptics, epigraphy, etc.).
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Subdivisions

     The Urkesh horizons may be presented synoptically as follows.
chronology Mesopotamian
periodization
Syrian
periodization
Urkesh
late 4th mill. late Uruk late Chalcolithic early expansion as religious center (?)
early 3rd mill. Early Dynastic I Early Jezirah I [not represented but to be assumed]
first quarter of 3rd mill. Early Dynastic II Early Jezirah II urban growth - 1
Early Dynastic III urban growth - 2
Akkadian great alliances
Ur III urban contraction
Old Babylonian/Assyrian provincial status
Mittani, Middle Babyloniann royal sanctuary
Middle Assyrian foreign presence
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The main frame

     Horizons, phases, strata .
Refer also to the Grammar
and to the sitewide entry
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Ceramic horizons

     Ceramic book
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