OIC 14. Discoveries in Anatolia, 1930–31 Hans Henning von der Osten

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Ever since the finding of two cuneiform tablets in 1929, the stratum in which they occurred was of the greatest interest; it was to the elucidation of this layer that the OI devoted most of its resources in 1930 and 1931. Since early in 1930 von der Osten had felt that he could no longer concur in ascribing this culture period to "foreign merchants," although he believed it contemporaneous with them; nor could he accept the hypothesis that the handmade painted pottery of what they had called "Period III" was more recent than, or could have long survived, the much more sophisticated wheelmade wares of "Period II," as the cultural remains of the "foreign merchants" had been designated. The author was now confident that this confusion has been cleared up by the finds of 1930-31 at Alisar, the presence of which he had suspected since 1927. [From OIC 14, "Foreword," p. vii, by von der Osten]

  • Oriental Institute Communications 14
  • Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1933
  • Pp. xi + 149; 134 figures
  • 7.00 x 9.75 in
  • Fold-out Pages: 1 (12.50 x 9.50 in); 1 (37.00 x 9.50 in)
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