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Equipment for Horses from the Period Ivb Level at Tepe Hasanlu, Iran

Maude de Schauensee

This book presents for the first time the complete corpus of equipment for horses excavated by The Hasanlu Project in the Iron II level at Hasanlu Tepe, Iran. The equipment is varied, extensive, and in a context sealed as buildings collapsed during the violent surprise attack and resulting fire that destroyed the town. The equipment, most still in its primary location ready for active use, make it of particular, if not unique, importance. It is also remarkable in the quantity recovered, its variety and richness, the functional types that could be identified (riding, draft, ceremonial), and the amount that could be reconstructed. Its life context gives new information about equipment and usage not otherwise available and allows suggestions for the layered importance of the horse as evidenced by the equipment. No other book presents equipment for horses in a similar context and quantity because the preservation at Hasanlu is unique for this part of the Near East in this time period. The equipment also provides new insight into space use in Hasanlu, one of the most important Iron Age sites in northwest Iran. Findspots yield information about building use and reuse, some as stables. These and architectural alterations provide unique information regarding changes to the town over time, some of which most likely reflect changes in the dynamics of the region.

Book Details

  • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Museum Publication
  • Publish Date: Dec 31st, 2024
  • Pages: 376
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781949057232
  • Categories: Ancient - GeneralMiddle East - IranArchaeology

About the Author

de Schauensee, Maude: - Maude de Schauensee served as Keeper, later the Fowler/Van Santvoord Keeper, of the Near Eastern Collections at the Penn Museum. She participated in six field seasons of The Hasanlu Project (1959-1974) and the 1967 field season of the University of Chicago at Selenkehiye, Syria. She serves as Associate Editor of the Hasanlu Publications. Her publications include Two Lyres from Ur (2003), Peoples and Crafts in Period IVB at Hasanlu, Iran (2011) for which she wrote two chapters and served as volume editor, and articles on material from the Period IVB levels at Hasanlu. Jennifer Swerida is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Kennesaw State University and a Consulting Scholar of the Penn Museum. She is also Co-Director of the Bat Archaeological Project (Sultanate of Oman) and Assistant Director of the Nax.ivan Archaeological Project (Nax.ivan, Azerbaijan). Her research interests center on identity formation and alternative forms of social complexity in the Ancient Near East.
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