Introduction: integrating current research at Kultepe-Kanesh

Atici, Levent, Kulakoğlu, Fikri, Barjamovic, Gojko and Fairbairn, Andrew (2014). Introduction: integrating current research at Kultepe-Kanesh. In Levent Atici, Fikri Kulakoğlu, Gojko Barjamovic and Andrew Fairbairn (Ed.), Current Research at Kültepe/Kanesh: An Interdisciplinary and Integrative Approach to Trade Networks, Internationalism, and Identity (pp. 1-4) Atlanta, GA, USA: Lockwood Press.

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Author Atici, Levent
Kulakoğlu, Fikri
Barjamovic, Gojko
Fairbairn, Andrew
Title of chapter Introduction: integrating current research at Kultepe-Kanesh
Formatted title
Introduction: integrating current research at Kültepe-Kanesh
Title of book Current Research at Kültepe/Kanesh: An Interdisciplinary and Integrative Approach to Trade Networks, Internationalism, and Identity
Place of Publication Atlanta, GA, USA
Publisher Lockwood Press
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Introduction, foreword, editorial or appendix
Open Access Status
Series Journal of Cuneiform Studies. Supplemental Series
ISBN 9780897570091
9781937040192
9781937040208
Editor Levent Atici
Fikri Kulakoğlu
Gojko Barjamovic
Andrew Fairbairn
Volume number 4
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Total chapters 12
Collection year 2015
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
...In November 2012, eleven papers evaluating the current research at Kültepe were presented in a session held at the annual meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) in Chicago, Illinois. Expanded versions of those eleven papers, as well as two additional papers presented in different sessions at the same meeting, together illustrate the current research at Kültepe as a thematic, special volume in the Journal of Cuneiform Studies Supplemental Series.

A primary goal of this group of papers is to integrate the work of scholars engaged in archaeology and its subfields (e.g., archaeobotany, archaeometry, geoarchaeology, physical anthropology, and zooarchaeology) with the historians and linguists of the site as a first step towards developing a new synthetic research paradigm that can address issues of trade, colonialism, ethnicity, art, identity, and urbanization in the ancient Near East. The thirteen papers encapsulate a diversity of theoretical agendas and methodological approaches, and add substantial amounts of new data to the field in a unified fashion. As such, this volume represents a first step toward compiling the scattered, disarticulated, and fragmented data on Kültepe that is available today. The new approach to the site has led to an amassing of a voluminous body of evidence and created a unique type of “virtual laboratory” that has permitted and encouraged our authors to integrate multiple strands of data and think in terms of crossing traditional disciplinary boundaries to generate new perspectives and challenge previous models and assumptions. This cross-disciplinary and integrative approach has been the essential idea behind the session and its subsequent publication...
Keyword Archaeology
Kultepe
Bronze age
Assyrian trade colony
Q-Index Code BX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Social Science Publications
 
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