Akkermans, Peter M. M. G.. Tradition and social change in northern Mesopotamia during the later fifth and fourth millennium BC

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Title: Tradition and social change in northern Mesopotamia during the later fifth and fourth millennium BC

Published in: Upon this foundation : the 'Ubaid reconsidered : proceedings from the 'Ubaid symposium, Elsinore, May 30th-June 1st 1988 / edited by Elizabeth F. Henrickson and Ingolf Thuesen

Published By: Upon this foundation : the 'Ubaid reconsidered : proceedings from the 'Ubaid symposium, Elsinore, May 30th-June 1st 1988 / edited by Elizabeth F. Henrickson and Ingolf Thuesen Copenhagen: Carsten Niebuhr Institute of Ancient Near Eastern Studies : University of Copenhagen, Museum Tusculanum Press, 1989. 339-367 p.

By line: By Peter M. M. G. Akkermans

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Ubaid (MH55)

Subjects: Settlement patterns (361); Burial practices and funerals (764); Religious and educational structures (346); Cultural stratigraphy (912); Sociocultural trends (178); Cultural participation (184);

Abstract: In the following document Akkermans describescertain aspects of ritual behaviour in fifth and fourth millennium Mesopotamia ('Ubaid and Late Chalcolithic periods)and attempts to relate it to ideological changes in the society. Emphasis in the document is on northern Mesopotamia (Iraq)mainly taking Tepe Gawra and Tell Arpachiyah into consideration. Two specific aspects of 'Ubaid and Late Chalcolithic society given special attention in this work are settlement structure and architecture, and funerary practices.

Document Number: 29

Document ID: mh55-029

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: For bibliographical references see document 14: Henrickson and Thuesen.

Field Date: no date

Evaluation: Archaeologist-4, 5

Analyst: John Beierle ; 2006

Coverage Date: 7000-5000 BP (5000-3000 BC)

Coverage Place: Iraq

LCSH: Ubaid culture

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