Collection Description

Tradition Name

Jemdet Nasr

Tradition Description

The Jemdet Nasr tradition occurred from around 5100 to 4900 BP. In many ways this tradition is a continuation of the Late Chalcolithic Mesopotamia (Uruk period) of settled agriculturalists, but occupies a smaller territory, in southern Iraq. Cities were governed from administrative/temple complexes with the help of stamps, seals, and early writing to record administrative and economic activities. There was limited interaction with other cities and limited international trade.

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Region

Middle East --Middle East

Countries

Iraq

OWC Code

MH62

Number of Documents

17

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Number of Pages

590

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