Animal Husbandry at Late Chalcolithic Tell Surezha (Iraqi Kurdistan)

Author(s): Max Price

Year: 2017


The Late Chalcolithic (4th millennium BC) in northern Mesopotamia was a period defined by an increase in social complexity and inequality. The Oriental Insitute of the University of Chicago's excavations at the site of Tell Surezha on the Erbil Plain in Iraqi Kurdistan have brought to light new information regarding the settlement of the region during this crucial period. This region is not well understood, especially when compared to adjacent regions, such as SE Anatolia and the Jezireh. Moreover, there is virtually no prehistoric faunal data from sites on the Erbil Plain. In this paper, I present new data from Tell Surezha collected during the 2013 and 2016 excavation seasons. I focus on the management of animals during the transition to complex society in the early-mid 4th millennium BC.

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Animal Husbandry at Late Chalcolithic Tell Surezha (Iraqi Kurdistan). Max Price. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429769)

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Geographic Keywords
West Asia

Spatial Coverage

min long: 25.225; min lat: 15.115 ; max long: 66.709; max lat: 45.583 ;

Record Identifiers

Abstract Id(s): 14953