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Excavations at the prehistoric mound of Chogha Bonut, Khuzestan, Iran
Seasons 1976/77, 1977/78, and 1996

By Abbas Alizadeh

Excavations at the prehistoric mound of Chogha Bonut, Khuzestan, Iran
Hardback, 158 pages £74.00
Published: 2003
ISBN: 9781885923233
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Subjects: Archaeology, Classical Studies and Ancient History, Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
Series: Oriental Institute Publications

This volume presents the results of three seasons of excavations at Chogha Bonut, Lowland Susiana, in the modern-day province of Khuzestan, southwestern Iran. Susiana was a major contributor to the cultural development of the ancient Near East, and thanks to more than a century of archaeological investigation, it is also the best known region in the entire area. Excavations at numerous sites, but primarily at Susa and Chogha Mish in Susiana, have provided a long sequence of archaeological phases that span some 8,000 years, from early prehistoric times to the early Islamic period. The initial phases of the colonization of Susiana by early farmers, however, remained unknown until a series of excavations at Chogha Bonut pushed the earliest period of occupation of Susiana to the aceramic phase, ca. 7200 BC. The results of these excavations add to the already rich picture of cultural development in the region, the initial chapter of human adaptation in the early phases of village life in the Near East.

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 Hardback , 158 pages

BIC Code:
  HIS002000, SOC003000
 Oriental Institue of the University of Chicago


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