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REPORT ON THE EXCAVATIONS AT TELL SITAK: THE 2010 SEASON

  • Saber Ahmed Saber, Hussein Hamza and Mark Altaweel

Abstract

Recent excavations at Tell Sitak in Iraqi Kurdistan contribute new information on the Neo-Assyrian and Sasanian occupation of this region. The site was most likely occupied between the eighth and sixth centuries b.c., in other words during the Neo-Assyrian period and perhaps for some time after. Architectural remains suggest that during this phase its primary function may have been as a fortress; smaller finds include ceramics and one Neo-Assyrian cuneiform tablet. The site was occupied again in the later Sasanian period, perhaps between the fourth and seventh centuries a.d. Remains from this period include ceramics carrying a variety of stamp seal impressions and substantial evidence for ironworking at the site.

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Corresponding author: Mark Altaweel, Institute of Archaeology, UCL, 31–34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY m.altaweel@ucl.ac.uk

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Slemani Department of Antiquities. In 2013, the primary author undertook a research trip to London in order to publish this and other archaeological excavations by the Directorate of Antiquities in Slemani. The author would like to express his deeply felt appreciation to the British Institute for the Study of Iraq for supporting this trip and enabling this publication under the Christie Mallowan Visiting Scholars program.

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Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

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