NMC260Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 21: Pithos, Cist, Meteoric Iron

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* typical, anatolian pottery = reddish, brown polished; eagle: typical mba anatolian metal objects and molds. * old assyrian tablets from the karum at kanesh. * burial practices: pithos (storage) and cist graves (stone-lined) in houses. * early part of the old assyrian period (pre-shamsi-adad) king of the early. Babylonian dynasty (in the king"s list of assyria) * it was destroyed in the fire, possible related to the arrival of the hittites. * it was resettled under the auspices of shamsi-adad. * the tablets show a lot more centralization of the trading network. * it was occupied for ~80 years, and destroyed once again by the fire. Set up economic centers in the host country: * goods exported from assyira (textiles and tin) traded for raw materials (copper, gold, amber, meteoric iron) * currency = silver; value of everything was fixed (previously established)

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