Material culture

As for the determination of the occupation periods attested to in the surveyed sites, the LoNAP, the Upper Greater Zab Archaeological Reconnaissance led by Rafał Koliński, the Erbil Plain Archaeological Survey directed by Jason Ur and the Eastern Habur Archaeological Survey conducted by Peter Pfälzner, have agreed upon the use of a common ceramic typology that was worked out by Wilkinson and Tucker within the framework of the Iraqi “North Jazira Project” (1995) and later integrated by Ur. Goal of this joint dating procedure is to obtain homogeneous and thus fully comparable dating for the sites from the three surveys, which encompass a vast region of Northeastern Mesopotamia between the Tigris and the Lower Zab.

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