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Early Uruk Expansion in Iraqi Kurdistan: New Data from Girdi Qala and Logardan

Abstract : Until very recently, the accepted idea was that the Uruk expansion began during the north-Mesopotamian LC3 period, with a first phase characterized by the presence of BRBs and other sporadic traces in local assemblages. Excavations at Girdi Qala and Logardan in Iraqi Kurdistan, west of the Qara Dagh range in Chamchamal District (Sulaymaniyah Governorate) instead offer clear evidence for a massive and early Uruk presence with monumental buildings, ramps, gates, residential and craft areas from the very beginning of the 4 th millennium BC. Excavation on the sites of Girdi Qala and Logardan started in 2015. The scientific purpose of this new project is to study the formation of complex societies, the appearance of terri
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Regis Vallet. Early Uruk Expansion in Iraqi Kurdistan: New Data from Girdi Qala and Logardan. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, 2018, Munich, Germany. ⟨hal-03088149⟩



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