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H 290 x W 205 mm

288 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

Published Mar 2017

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784915520

Digital: 9781784915537

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Near East; Stone Vessel; Iron Age; Persian; Manufacture; Technology; Elite; Non-Elite; Production; Exchange

Archaeopress Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology 2

Stone Vessels in the Near East during the Iron Age and the Persian Period

(c. 1200-330 BCE)

By Andrea Squitieri

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This book focuses on the characteristics and the development of the stone vessel industry in the Near East during the Iron Age and the Persian period (c. 1200 – 330 BCE).



Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Methodology and Data; Chapter 3: Chronological Framework and Historical Outline; Chapter 4: Raw Materials for Stone Vessels; Chapter 5: Stone Vessel Typology; Chapter 6: Stone Vessel Manufacture and Related Technologies; Chapter 7: The Mechanisms of Exchange of Stone Vessels; Chapter 8: Stone Vessel Consumption; Chapter 9: General Conclusions and Future Lines of Research; Appendix A: Catalogue; Appendix B: Bibliography

About the Author

Andrea Squitieri obtained BA (2006) and MA (2008) at the University of Torino (Italy) in Archaeology of the Near East, with a final dissertation on alabaster vessels in the Mediterranean during the 1st millennium BC. He continued his academic career at the University College, London, where he completed the PhD in 2015 with a thesis on stone vessels in the Iron Age and the Persian period. Andrea has participated in excavation projects in Turkmenistan (Parthian Nisa), Sardinia (Tharros), Syria (Tell Afis), Turkey (Tell Atchana), Israel (Tell es-Safi/Gath) and in Iraqi Kurdistan (Gird-i Bazar and Qalat-i Dinka). Since 2015, he has been a member of the Peshdar Plain Project directed by prof. K. Radner of the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich (Germany). He is also involved in the project for the study of the stone materials from Shahr-i Sokhta (east Iran), held in the Museum of Oriental Art of Rome (Italy).


'To his credit [the author] has successfully broken new ground in the field of research on the history and development of stone vessels. The book's historical spectrum is admirably extensive, and because of this, will undoubtedly serve as the primary reference authority for future work on the subject.'