How Ebla has Changed our Perception of the Ancient Near East in the Third Millennium BC

Authors

  • Alfonso Archi

Keywords:

Ebla, Karkamish, Uruk, material culture

Abstract

The emergence in the fourth millennium BC of the first urbanised, literate society in southern Mesopotamia coincided with the widespread distribution of the so-called ‘Uruk’ material culture along the middle Euphrates, with major settlements in Habuba Kabira North and South, the religious centre at Jebel Aruda, Tell el-Hajj, Mureybet and Sheikh Hassan. Another enclave of sites proving the Uruk presence is the region around Karkamish, on the present-day Syrian-Turkish border. Uruk-inspired pottery appears even at Arslantepe (Malatya), in period VI (Late Chalcolitic 5) (Frangipane 2010: 36).

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Published

27/10/2017

How to Cite

Archi, A. (2017). How Ebla has Changed our Perception of the Ancient Near East in the Third Millennium BC. Ash-Sharq: Bulletin of the Ancient Near East – Archaeological, Historical and Societal Studies, 1(2), 187–193. Retrieved from http://archaeopresspublishing.com/ojs/index.php/ash-sharq/article/view/767

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