BOOK REVIEW: Review of The New Chronology of the Bronze Age Settlement of Tepe Hissar, Iran

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Senior Director, Grants

Abstract

This is an invited review of the new volume by Ayşe Gürsan-Salzmann (2016) entitled "The New Chronology of the Bronze Age Settlement of Tepe Hissar, Iran". University Museum Monograph 142, University of Pennsylvania Museum. 408 pages | 8 1/2 x 11 | 238 illus. ISBN 978-1-934536-83-4 | $69.95s | £45.50). In general, this reviewer finds the book to be of great interest to specialists and students of the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age archaeology of Iran. Dr. Gürsan-Salzmann has done extensive study of the Erich Schmidt collection of artifacts and excavation notes housed in the United States, and presents here a larger portion of the unpublished material from Schmidt's 1930s research at the site near Damghan. While there is still more material unpublished, this volume provides a framework for future studies of Tepe Hissar and other sites in the region. The author should be commended for her excellent work and perseverance with very difficult archival material.