Akkermans, Peter M. M. G.. The prehistoric pottery of Tell Sabi Abyad

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: The prehistoric pottery of Tell Sabi Abyad

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Excavations at tell Sabi Abyad: Prehistoric investigations in the Balikh Valley, northern Syria, edited by Peter M. M. G. Akkermans

Published By: Original publisher Excavations at tell Sabi Abyad: Prehistoric investigations in the Balikh Valley, northern Syria, edited by Peter M. M. G. Akkermans Oxford: B.A.R.. 1989. 77-213 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication By Peter M. M. G. Akkermans

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2009. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Ceramic Neolithic (M087)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Ceramic technology (323); Utensils (415); Visual arts (5311); Cultural participation (184);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Akkermans analyzed the ceramics from the tell, mostly using diagnostic sherds (as only 6 complete vessels were found) such as rim, base, or decorated sherds. He describes temper, vessel shape, decoration, and compares Tell Sabi Abyad ceramics with other contemporary ones in Syria, Turkey, and Iraq. In the northeastern section of the site the strata and the ceramics divided themselves into Halaf (T4, strata 1-3) and Late Neolithic (T4, strata 4 and T5) with a clear break between the two. In the southeastern section of the site, however, this did not happen and there are several strata that are Transitional (P14, strata 7-9). The Late Neolithic strata are found in P14, strata 10-11. All the other strata were Halaf. The data that pertain to the Ceramic Neolithic and the transitional strata were indexed for OCM (Outline of Cultural Materials)subjects . The Halaf ceramics were not indexed for OCM subjects as there is a separate eHRAF collection on Halaf (M086).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 24

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. m087-024

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: for bibliographical references see document 20:Akkermans

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1986

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry; 2008

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). Late Neolithic and Early Halaf; 7300 BP-7000 BP(5300 BC-5000 BC)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Tell Sabi Abyad, Syria

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Neolithic period--Syria/Syria--Antiquities

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