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Title: A study of the architecture, pottery and other material from Yanik Tepe, Haftavan Tepe VIII and related sites, etc
Author: Summers, Geoffrey Denis
Awarding Body: University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 1982
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This thesis is concerned with the Early Trans-Caucasian culture. It falls roughly into two parts: the first, Chapters I and II, describe the architecture and pottery from Mr. C. A. Burney's excavations at Yanik Tepe and Haftavan Tepe VIII in north-western Iran. In the second part this evidence and the conclusions derived from it are used as a basis for a re-examination of the E.T.C. culture. In Chapter III a chronological scheme for the development, expansion and contraction of the culture is presented, together with a discussion of the original homeland of the culture. This involves the re-dating of, on the basis of the long stratigraphic sequence at Yanik Tepe, some of the published excavations in the Armenian S.S.R., Georgia and the Azerbaijan S.S.R., as well as in north-western Iran. There is also some discussion of the history of the culture in eastern Anatolia and its extension into Syria and Palestine. Extensive use is made of Carbon 14 dates and their reliability and accuracy is assessed. In Chapter IV the archaeobotanical remains from Haftavan Tepe VIII are presented and evidence for the environment, with particular reference to north-western Iran and the Van region, is considered in the light of the settlement pattern and the economic basis of the culture. In Chapter V the material culture is used to broadly define E. T.C. cultural regions or zones and some evidence pertaining to the structure of E.T.C. society is discussed. Finally, in Chapter VI, the problem of the ethno-linguistic identity of the E.T.C. peoples is examined and the argument that they were of Hurrian stock is re-advanced in detail.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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