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H 290 x W 205 mm

346 pages

408 figures (colour throughout)

Published May 2022

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781803271200

Digital: 9781803271217

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Syria; Euphrates; Bishri Mount; Prehistory; Balikh Valley; Khabour Valley; Middle East

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This book attempts to reconstruct the history of the Euphrates Valley between the mouths of the Balikh and the Khabour. Several surveys, archaeological expeditions, and interventions of the Syrian Directorate of Antiquities, have made a significant amount of data available which contribute to an improved overview of the region.



Preface ;

Prólogo y reflexión sobre esta obra ;

Chapter 1: Introduction ;

Chapter 2: Occupation of the territory and Catalogue of the studied sites ;

Chapter 3: The occupation of the territory Description of the investigated sites ;

Chapter 4: Analysis of the historical and cultural processes in the investigated area ;

Chapter 5: Summary and final conclusions ;

Consolidated References ;

Appendices ;
Alphabetical list of sites on the Euphrates between the Balikh and Khabour Rivers ;
Numerical list of sites on the Euphrates between the Balikh and Khabour Rivers

About the Author

Anas Al Khabour was director of the National Museum of Raqqa (2003-2008) and Director of the Antiquities Department of Raqqa (2006-2008). He has led and participated in numerous surveys and excavations in the Euphrates Valley through national, joint and international expeditions including Syrian-Japanese, Syrian-American, Syrian-Italian and Syrian-Spanish teams. He has worked as a researcher and lecturer at Gothenburg University in Sweden, the University Libre de Bruxelles, and was Curator of the Ancient Middle East Collection at the National Museums for World Culture in Stockholm. Currently, he is a researcher at Lund University in Sweden. His research focuses on Ancient Mesopotamian archaeology as well as endangered cultural heritage.