* babylonian period: post-hammurabi (hamurabbis son was faced by rebels and eventually the kingdom crumbles. * babylon had been sacked by the hittites who then left immediately. * a political vacuum with chaos was left behind, which the kassites would occupy. * seland dynasty - they were present but not active. * the kassites are similar to the amorites. * they are sporadically mentioned in the texts of the old babylonian period. * they had lived on the fringes, as pastoral nomads. * some worked in the city as laborers and public works projects. * other groups lived on the fringes of babylonian empire and were hostile to the. * aside from the minor skirmish, the kassite and babylonian relationship was relatively peaceful. * mobile from babylonia to mari; nuzi to alalakh (north of the levant) * we find reference to them all over the ane.