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Bayazid Abad (Bayazi Awa): Transition of Material Patterns from the Middle Bronze to the Iron Age in North-Western Iran

Amelirad, Shelir

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This study focuses on the tomb of Bayazid Abad, located in North-Western Iran near Hasanlu. The tomb contains artifacts from the Middle Bronze Age, Late Bronze Age, and Iron Age I and II, providing valuable insights into the material culture of the region during those periods. The findings from Bayazid Abad are analyzed alongside those from Hasanlu and Dinkha to understand the broader cultural context.

The dating and recognition of the Bronze Age and Iron Age in North-Western Iran were initially based on excavations at Hasanlu. However, the understanding of the site's stratigraphy and dating has evolved over time, with Michael Danti's comprehensive study being particularly significant. This dissertation aligns with Danti's chronology, which encompasses architecture, pottery, seals, beads, weapons, and other artifacts from Bayazid Abad, given the strong connection between the two sites.

By studying the burial goods from Bayazid Abad, this research aims to expand our knowledge of the material culture in North-Western Iran from the second to the first millennium BC. The primary objectives include determining the cultural period(s) represented by Bayazid Abad, exploring the connections between the tomb and neighboring sites such as Hasanlu and Dinkha, and enhancing the existing database of North-Western Iranian material culture.

While previous studies focused mainly on pottery, Bayazid Abad offers the opportunity to investigate other aspects of material culture beyond ceramics. The tomb's significant collection of artifacts can provide valuable insights into various cultural practices and traditions of the region.

Document type: Dissertation
Supervisor: Miglus, Prof. Dr Peter
Place of Publication: Heidelberg
Date of thesis defense: 6 June 2021
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2023 06:03
Date: 2023
Faculties / Institutes: Philosophische Fakultät > Institut für Ur. -u. Frühgeschichte und Vorderasiast. Archäologie
DDC-classification: 930 History of ancient world
Controlled Keywords: Iran , Archäologie , Eisenzeit , Bronzezeit , Grabbeigabe
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