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American School of Prehistoric Research Bulletins 38

Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran, 1967-1975, Volume I: The Early Periods

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Publication Date: 08/04/1986

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  • Acknowledgments
  • I. The Tepe Yahya Project, 1967–1975 [C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky]
  • II. The Site [Thomas Wight Beale]
    • Chronological/Ceramic Parallels with Other Excavated Sites on the Iranian Plateau
    • The Excavations
    • Method of Analysis
  • III. The Geographical and Paleoenvironmental Setting of Tepe Yahya [Richard H. Meadow]
    • Setting and Climate
    • Modern Vegetation Patterns
    • The Pollen Record
    • The Paleoethnobotanical Record
    • Agriculture
    • Modern and Ancient Fauna
  • IV. The Ceramics [Thomas Wight Beale]
    • Summary of Ceramic Types
    • Chaff-Tempered Coarse Ware
      • Chaff-Tempered Coarse Ware, North Side
    • Soghun Ware
      • 1. Soghun Plain Ware
      • 2. Soghun Mottled Purple Ware
      • 3. Soghun Red-Painted Ware
      • 4. Soghun Bichrome Ware
      • 5. Soghun Ware, North Side
    • Lapui Ware
      • Lapui Ware, North Side
    • Black-on-Buff Ware
      • 1. Necked, Globular Jars
      • 2. Carinated Bowls with Flat Bases
      • 3. Open Bowls with Ring Bases
      • 4. Beakers
      • 5. Unusual Examples of Black-on-Buff Ware
      • 6. Yahya Black-on-Buff Ware, North Side
    • Black-on-Red Ware
      • 1. Necked Jars
      • 2. Hole-Mouth Jars
      • 3. Open Bowls with Flat Bases
      • 4. Beakers
      • 5. Yahya Black-on-Red Ware, North Side
    • Plain Coarse Ware
      • Plain Coarse Ware, North Side
    • Black-on-Smooth Buff Ware
      • Black-on-Smooth Buff Ware, North Side
    • Bichrome Smooth Buff Ware
    • Black-on-Fine Orange Ware
      • Black-on-Fine Orange Ware, North Side
    • Ceramic Parallels with Other Sites
      • 1. Tal-i Iblis
      • 2. Tal-i Bakun B and Tal-i Gap
      • 3. Other Excavations and Survey Work in the Marv Dasht Plain
      • 4. Sabz, Djowi, Bendebal, Djaffarabad, and Behbehan-Zureh Survey
      • 5. Tepe Stalk
      • 6. Chain Husaini, Tump-i Surkh, Tepe Nurabad, Tepe Langar, Site Q1
      • 7. Miscellaneous Parallels
      • 8. Summary of Ceramic Parallels with Other Sites
  • V. The Production Technology of Earthenware Ceramics, 4900–2800 B.C. [Pamela Vandiver]
    • Methods of Investigation
    • Discussion
    • Conclusions
    • Note: Sequential Slab Construction [C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky]
  • VI. The Architecture [Thomas Wight Beale]
    • Period VIID Settlement
      • Period VIID Strata and Features
    • Period VIIC Settlement
      • 1. Period VIIC, Phase 2 Features
      • 2. Period VIIC, Phase 1 Features
    • Period VIIB Settlement
      • 1. Period VIIB, Phase 6 Features
      • 2. Period VIIB, Phase 5 Features
      • 3. Period VIIB, Phase 4 Features
      • 4. Period VIIB, Phase 3 Features
      • 5. Period VIIB, Phase 2 Features
      • 6. Period VIIB, Phase 1 Features
    • Period VIIA Settlement
      • Period VIIA Features
    • Period VIB Settlement
      • 1. Period VIB, Phase 2 Features
      • 2. Period VIB, Phase 1 Features
    • Period VIA Settlement
      • Period VIA Features
    • Period VC Settlement
      • Period VC Features
    • Period VB Settlement
    • Period VA Settlement
      • 1. Period VA, Phase 2
      • 2. Period VA, Phase 1
    • Period N-VII Settlement
    • Period N-VB Settlement
    • Period N-VA.4 Settlement
    • Period N-VA.3 Settlement
    • Period N-VA.2 Settlement
    • Period N-VA.1 Settlement
    • Architectural Parallels with Other Sites
      • 1. Tal-i Iblis
      • 2. Tepe Sialk
      • 3. Tal-i Bakun B and Tal-i Gap
      • 4. The Use of Thumb-Impressed Bricks at Other Sites
      • 5. Summary of Architecture and Parallels with Other Sites
  • VII. The Small Finds [Thomas Wight Beale]
    • Ornaments
      • 1. Beads
      • 2. Necklaces
      • 3. Pendants
      • 4. Unworked Shells
      • 5. Two-Hole Objects, Problably Ornaments
      • 6. Labrets
      • 7. Bracelets
      • 8. Ring or Bead
      • 9. Pins, Needles
      • 10. Stamp Seals
      • 11. Button
      • 12. Decorated Disc
      • 13. Ochre Stones
    • Stone Tools and Implements
      • 1. Obsidian Tools
      • 2. Weights
      • 3. Whetstones
      • 4. “Shaft Straighteners”
      • 5. Mortars
      • 6. Handstones
      • 7. Hammer Stones or “Pestles”
      • 8. Axes or Cells
    • Other Tools and Implements
      • 1. Perforated Square Sherds, Probably Spindle Whorls
      • 2. Perforated Discs, Probably Spindle Whorls
      • 3. Awls
      • 4. Sickle or Knife Handles
      • 5. Styli (?)
      • 6. Spatulas
      • 7. Fork
      • 8. Tacks or Nails
    • Stone Vessels
      • 1. Stone Vessels
      • 2. Stone Vessel Handles
    • Possible Counting Devices
      • Balls, Pellets
      • Cones
      • Clay Pyramid
      • Discs
      • Clay Pegs or Cylinders
      • Lenticular-Shaped Object or “Sling Missile”
      • Probably Ornaments
    • Miscellaneous Artifact Types
      • 1. Human Figurines, Animal Figurines
      • 2. “Toy Wheels”
      • 3. Copper Ingot
      • 4. Debitage
    • Note: Textile Impressions from Tepe Langar [James M. Adovasio and C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky]
  • VIII. Metallurgical Technology [Dennis Heskel and C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky]
    • Note: Examination of Copper Alloy Tools from Tepe Yahya [Ronald F. Tylecote and Hugh McKerrell]
  • IX. Settlement during the Early Periods [Martha Prickett]
    • Sogihun Valley Settlement
      • 1. Site Numbers and Total Occupation Areas
      • 2. Individual Site Sizes
      • 3. Site Locations
    • Shah Maran-Daulatabad Basin Settlement
      • 1. Site Numbers and Total Occupation Areas
      • 2. Individual Site Sizes
      • 3. Site Locations
    • Regional Settlement
    • Agricutural Technology
      • 1. Artifacts
      • 2. Food Remains
      • 3. Irrigation Potential of Site Locations
      • 4. Terraced Field System
    • Appendix 9.A: Occupation Periods of Sites with Early Period Components
  • X. Summary of Change and Development in the Early Periods at Tepe Yahya, 4900–3300 B.C. [Thomas Wight Beale and C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky]
    • The Nature of Change in the Early Periods at Tepe Yahya
      • 1. Architectural Changes
      • 2. Ceramic Changes
      • 3. Changes in Small Finds
      • 4. Changes in Population/Demography
    • A Model of Change and Development at Tepe Yahya, 4900–3300 B.C.
      • Changing Economic and Social Organization: Cause or Effect of Other Changes?
      • The Nature of Change at Tepe Yahya: Receptivity to Change and Innovation, Rates of Change, and Unanticipated Results
  • XI. Tepe Yahya in the Context of a Wider Core-Periphery Interaction Sphere in the Fifth and Fourth Millennia B.C. [C. C. Lamberg-Karlovsky and Thomas Wight Beale]
    • Period VII (4900–3900 B.C.)
    • Period VI–VC (3900–3700 B.C.)
    • Period VB–VA (3700–3300 B.C.)
    • The Collapse and Abandonment at the End of Period VA
  • Appendix A: Brick Sizes
  • Appendix B: Small Finds List
  • Appendix C: Context List
  • Bibliography

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