The formation processes of the earliest settlement phases (Late Uruk and EBA I) of the site of Tell Shiukh Fawqani have been investigated by means of stratigraphic excavation, geomorphologic and pedological survey, and micromorphological analysis of selected stratigraphic sequences. The basis of the mound consisted of a re-worked soil, which had been deforested and probably cultivated before the foundation of the Late Uruk settlement. The most interesting results were obtained from the analysis of different fills of a lane crossing the EBA I village and separating a series of buildings of domestic and public use. The fills of the lane were composed mainly of mud-brick fragments of different size resulting from the rain erosion of the façades of the buildings, phytolithes, ovicaprid coprolites, and ash. The rhythmic alternation of these deposits suggests that the fills of the lane accumulated principally as a consequence of the cyclic succession of wet and dry seasons over a time span of approximately seventy years.
The Birth of a Tel : Site Formation Processes at Tell Shiukh Fawqani (Upper Syrian Euphrates) / M. Cremaschi, D. Morandi Bonacossi - In: International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. 1: The Environment Images of Gods and Humans The Tell Excavation Reports and Summaries Varia (Chronology, Technology, Artifacts) / [a cura di] I. Thuesen. - Prima edizione. - Bologna : Università di Bologna, 2016. - ISBN 9788861130074. - pp. 323-326 (( Intervento presentato al 2. convegno International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East tenutosi a Copenhagen nel 2000.
|Titolo:||The Birth of a Tel : Site Formation Processes at Tell Shiukh Fawqani (Upper Syrian Euphrates)|
|Parole Chiave:||Syria; Bronze age; forming processes; micromorphology|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore GEO/04 - Geografia Fisica e Geomorfologia|
Settore L-ANT/10 - Metodologie della Ricerca Archeologica
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.12878/orientlabsi2icaane-1|
|Tipologia:||Book Part (author)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||03 - Contributo in volume|