Hijjara, Ismail H.. The Halaf period in northern Mesopotamia

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

Title: The Halaf period in northern Mesopotamia

Published By: Original publisher London: Nabu Publications. 1997. 159 p., 94, [114] p. of plates ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Ismail Hijjara

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2000. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Halafian (M086)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Settlement patterns (361); Ceramic technology (323); Cultural stratigraphy (912);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Hijjara writes about his excavations at Arpachiyah, the first reinvestigation since Mallowan excavated there in 1933, and his findings from his survey of sites in northern Iraq. The survey allows him to discuss settlement patterns for Halafian sites and how Arpachiyah is different from other contemporary Halafian villages. Arpachiyah has the longest sequences of any Halfian site, has unique ritual artifacts, and has a range of stratified ceramics for the Halaf period. Hijjara discusses the ceramics in detail with numerous plates of the ceramics provided.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

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. m086-002

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Revision of the author's 1980 London Institute of Archaeology dissertation Includes bibliographical references (p. 136-159) and index

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document 1976, 1977

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; 2006

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). Halaf period; 6930±60 BP- 6110±116 BP (5985 BC-5240 BC)

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) Arpachiyah, Iraq

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings Halaf culture--Iraq//Neolithic period--Iraq//Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq//Iraq--Antiquities


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