The ostentatious use of obsidian in Bronze Age Mesopotamia, Anatolia and the northern Levant

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Abstract

Obsidian is mostly known for its use in prehistoric times as a tool stone. By the MiddleBronze Age, it had virtually gone out of use for such purposes, but it was used along with other exotic materials to make highly crafted vessels and was a valued material. A review of the origin of the obsidian and the evidence (mainly from older excavations) for the manufacture and use of these vessels suggests localised responses within a frame of wider and developing relations during this period.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAlalakh and its Neighbours. Proceedings of the 15th Anniversary Symposium at the new Hatay Museum, June 10-12th 2015
EditorsK. Aslihan Yener, Tara Ingman
Place of PublicationLeuven
PublisherPeeters
Pages75-102
ISBN (Print)ISBN 978-90-429-3893-9
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Publication series

NameAncient Near Eastern Studies

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