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Chemical Composition by Neutron Activation Analysis (INAA) of Neo-Assyrian Palace Ware from Iraq, Syria and Israel

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Author(s): Alice M W Hunt | Johannes H Sterba

Journal: Journal of Open Archaeology Data
ISSN 2049-1565

Volume: 2;
Start page: e10;
Date: 2013;
Original page

Keywords: INAA | Palace Ware | Neo-Assyrian ceramics | Mesopotamia | pottery

ABSTRACT
Neo-Assyrian Palace Ware is an 8th-7th century B.C.E. fine-ware which originated in Northern Mesopotamia and spread throughout the greater Levant. The mechanism by which Palace Ware moved across the Neo-Assyrian imperial landscape (trade or local imitation/emulation) is of great archaeological interest. This dataset provides chemical compositional data, generated using instrumental neutron activation analysis (INAA), for Palace Ware vessels from Nimrud and Nineveh, in the Assyrian imperial core (Iraq), Dūr-Katlimmu, in one of the annexed provinces (Syria), and Tell Jemmeh, located outside the Neo-Assyrian provincial system (Israel).

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