Archaeology in Mesopotamia: Digging Deeper at Tell Brak

Joan Oates

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 131, 2004 Lectures

Published by British Academy

Published in print December 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263518
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734021 | DOI:

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Archaeology in Mesopotamia: Digging Deeper at Tell Brak

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This lecture discusses two recent projects conducted at Tell Brak: an intensive survey of the surrounding countryside and an investigation of the earlier fourth to fifth millennium levels. These projects used the latest satellite imagery and computer software. The lecture also provides an introduction to Tell Brak, an ancient city situated in the Khabur plain. Brief comments on the discoveries made during the third-millennium are presented, along with supporting evidence and several illustrations.

Keywords: Tell Brak; discoveries; third-millennium; intensive survey; supporting evidence; illustrations; satellite imagery; fourth millennium levels; fifth millennium levels

Chapter.  10400 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social and Cultural History

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