Álvarez-Mon, Javier, Gian Pietro Basello & Yasmina Wicks (eds.). 2018. The Elamite World (Routledge Worlds). London: Routledge.
7: Metals and Mining
11: Old elamite
12: Middle elamite
14: Elam and the east
15. Elam and Babylonia
16. Elam and Assyria
24. Elamite Administration
25. Elamite Architecture
26. Elamite ceramics
28. Vitreous materials
29. Monumental sculpture (origins)
30. Sculptural arts of Elam
31 Seals (4-2)
35 Religion and Ritual
36. Funerary Practices
ppt on moodle
1. Knowledge and understanding: provide the student first with the necessary knowledge concerning the region close to Mesopotamia. 2. Applying Knowledge and understanding: recognizing archaeological objects and contextualize them.
3. Making judgements: to improve critical analisis skills on archaeological materials and third to emphasise the relationship between Mesopotamian plan and the Zagros mountains.
Type of Assessment
The exam consist of a General discussion on themes and features discussed during the course. It is required: 1..to present a specific theme Chosen by the candidate. 2. to recognize and contextualize an archaeological object or topographic plan. 3. to have critic skills to contextualize material culture
Archaeology of Preclassical Iran. Elam and upper Tigris from the second Millennium BC to the achemenid period.
The class is divided into three sections
Introductory lectures on the Iran of the 4th and third millennium BC (one week)
History of the second and first Millenium BC in southern Mesopotamia and western Iran. Lectures on writing systems, architectures, pottery, fine art, religion, administration. Each topic will be presented in chronological order and the main sites and archaeological artifacts will be presented.
Workshop with group presentations on specific topics (one week).