a cura di Marcella Frangipane

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    Volume in 4°, rilegatura t/t rossa con impressioni in argento e sovracc. a coll., 528 pagg., e tavv. b/n e coll., con catalogo in DVD.


    PREFAZIONE; PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; CRETULAE: THE OBJECT, ITS USE AND FUNCTIONS (E. Fiandra, M. Frangipane); CHAPTER I: THOUSANDS OF CRETULAE IN THE FOURTH MILLENNIUM `PALATIAL’ COMPLEX AT ARSLANTEPE (PERIOD VI A, LC5): THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONTEXTS (M. Frangipane): 1. Cretulae in use and temporarily collected; 1.1. The storeroom A340; 1.2. Cretulae in the Temples; 2. Discarded cretulae ; 2.1. The main dumping place A206; 2.2. A77: the discarded cretulae in Temple A; 2.3. A430 and the minor dumping area A434; CHAPTER II: THE ARSLANTEPE PERIOD VI A CRETULAE AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE DEVICES: MATERIAL AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS (P. Ferioli, E. Fiandra, M. Frangipane, R. Laurito, M.B. D’Anna, C. Simonetti): 1.Analytical methods (P. Ferioli, E. Fiandra, M. Frangipane); 2.General features of the Arslantepe cretulae (P. Ferioli, E. Fiandra, M. Frangipane); 3.Sealed objects, closing and sealing practices reconstructed from the cretulae. The two main corpora of administrative materials: an initial and final step in the procedures; 3.1. The sealed objects recognised in the main stratified dump A206 and the sealing procedures at Arslantepe (P. Ferioli, E. Fiandra) ; 3.2. Cretulae from the store-room A340 and adjacent areas. Use, characteristics and peculiarities (P. Ferioli, E. Fiandra, M. Frangipane); 4.Cretulae and sealed objects from minor dumping areas in the 4th millenium palace at Arslantepe (R. Laurito); 4.1. Dump A77 in Temple A; 4.2. The small assemblage of cretulae found in A39; 4.3. Room A430 in the eastern sector of the building complex; 4.4. The small dump A434; 5. Special kinds of ’tablets’ found with the cretulae; 5.1. The discovery of a few ’tablets’ (Z) in the palace area: accounting and annotation devices (M. Frangipane); 5.2. Small clay tablets, one with an incised sign (C. Simonetti); 6. Comparing vessels against vessel imprints on the cretulae in room A340(M.B. D’Anna, R. Laurito); 6.1. Introduction; 6.2. The pottery in A340; 6.3. Matching between vessels and cretulae; 6.4. Conclusions; CHAPTER III: THE FOURTH MILLENNIUM GLYPTICS AT ARSLANTEPE (M. Frangipane, H. Pittman): 1.The main assemblages of cretulae and the methodology for the reconstruction of seal designs (M. Frangipane); 2. The corpus of seal designs. Descriptive catalog of glyptic imagery (H. Pittman); 2.1. The A206 seals; 2.2. The A340 seals; 2.3. The A77 and A39 seals (Temple A); 2.4. The A430 seals; 2.5. The A434 seals; 3. The seals reconstructed from their impressions: Iconographic and stylistic features of the Arslantepe glyptics’ (M. Frangipane); 3.1. Characteristics and local specific traits of the period VIA glyptics: general preliminary remarks; 3.2. The A206 glyptics; 3.3. Seal designs in storeroom A340; 3.4. The seals from Temple A: A77 and A39; 3.5. The seals from the minor dumping areas A430 and A434; 3.6. A few concluding remarks; 4. The glyptic art from Arslantepe period VI A: A consideration of intraregional relations as seen through style and iconography (H. Pittman); 4.1. Introduction; 4.2. Description of corpus; 4.3. Conclusion: The administrative function of seal imagery; CHAPTER IV: METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND MATERIALS USED IN SEAL PRODUCTION AT ARSLANTEPE (E. Cristiani, R. Laurito, C. Lemorini): 1. Recostruction of raw materials and techniques of carving: Reading the traces left on the clay surfaces; 2. Technological analysis; 3. Conclusions; 4. Catalogue of seals impressed on the Arslantepe cretulae, analysed by material and tool marks; CHAPTER V: ROPES AND TEXTILES (R. Laurito): 1. Cordage; 2. Materials used to cover vessels and for making sacks; CHAPTER VI: CLAY USED FOR SEALING OPERATIONS IN THE ARSLANTEPE PALACE (J. Blackman, P. Ferioli, M. Frangipane, P. Morbidelli, A.M. Palmieri): 1. Macro-distinctions of clay-types in A206 (P. Ferioli, M. Frangipane); 2. A study of Arslantepe cretulae by chemical characterization (M.J. Blackman); 3. XRD and ICP analyses of some Arslantepe cretulae fragments and clay samples from the region: Characterization and archaeological implications (A.M. Palmieri, P. Morbidelli); CHAPTER VII: ARSLANTEPE: A COMPLEX ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM BEFORE WRITING (E. Fiandra, M. Frangipane): 1. The reconstruction of the administrative operations in the distribution storeroom A340[...].