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124 pages

30 figures, 4 tables

Published May 2020

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789695915

Digital: 9781789695922

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This volume examines the organization, scale, and the socio-economic role played by institutional and non-institutional households, as well as the social use of domestic spaces in Bronze Age Mesopotamia.



Working at Home in the Ancient Near East: New Insights and Avenues of Research – Juliette Mas and Palmiro Notizia ;
Working at Nuzi – Laura Battini ;
The Organization of Labor at Tell Beydar – Alexander Pruß ;
Oikoi and the State. Households and Production Evidence in 3rd Millennium BC Upper Mesopotamia – Juliette Mas ;
Reconstructing the Flow of Life and Work in Mesopotamian Houses: An Integrated Textual and Multisensory Approach – Paolo Brusasco ;
The House of Ur-saga: Ur III Merchants in Their Non-Institutional Context – Steven J. Garfinkle ;
Wealth and Status in 3rd Millennium Babylonia: the Household Inventory RTC 304 and the Career of Lugal-irida, Superintendent of Weavers – Palmiro Notizia ;
Working at home, traveling abroad: Old Assyrian trade and archaeological theory – Gojko Barjamovic and Norman Yoffee

About the Author

Juliette Mas is an archaeologist specializing in Near Eastern pre-classic pottery and domestic architecture. She is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Collège de France (UMR 7192 - PROCLAC).

Palmiro Notizia is a post-doctoral researcher in Assyriology at the Università di Pisa. Previously, he was a JAE-Doctor fellow at the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales (CSIC, Madrid) and a postdoctoral researcher at the Università degli Studi di Messina.