Susa and Elam. Archaeological, Philological, Historical and Geographical Perspectives

Proceedings of the International Congress held at Ghent University, December 14-17, 2009


In December 2009, an international congress was held at Ghent University in order to investigate, exactly 20 years after the 36th RAI “Mésopotamie et Elam”, the present state of our knowledge of the Elamite and Susean society from archaeological, philological, historical and geographical points of view. The multidisciplinary character of this congress illustrates the present state of research in the socio-economic, historical and political developments of the Suso-Elamite region from prehistoric times until the great Persian Empire. Because of its strategically important location between the Mesopotamian alluvial plain and the Iranian highlands and its particular interest as point of contact between civilizations, Susa and Elam were of utmost importance for the history of the ancient Near East in general.

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Pages: 535–554
Katrien De Graef, Ph.D. (2004) in Assyriology, Ghent University, is Research Fellow with the Fund for Scientific Research, Flanders. She has published extensively on 2nd millennium BC socio-economic history of Susa, including two MDP volumes on the tablets excavated by Ghirshman.

Jan Tavernier, Ph.D. (2002) in Oriental Studies, University of Leuven, is currently Chargé de Cours at the Centre d'Etudes Orientales Université Catholique de Louvain. His research domains are Elamite and Iranian languages and history, history of the Achaemenid Empire and Language History of the First Millennium B.C., domains on which he has published frequently, inter alia Iranica in the Achaemenid period (ca. 550-330 B.C.). Lexicon of Old Iranian proper names and loanwords, attested in non-Iranian texts (2007).
Part I: Archaeological and Carchaeological-Historical Perspectives
Chapter 1: New South-East Iranian Glyptic Evidence Enrico Ascalone
Chapter 2: New Evidences on Emergence of Complex Societies in the Central Iranian Plateau M. Hessari and R. Yousefi Zoshk
Chapter 3: The Trans-Tigridian Corridor in the Early Third Millennium BC Steve Renette
Chapter 4: Elam and Eshnunna. Historical and Archaeological Interrelations during the Old Babylonian Period Luca Peyronel
Chapter 5: Transferts culturels de la Babylonie vers Suse au milieu du 2e millénaire av. n. Ère Hermann Gasche
Chapter 6: Elams Kulturkontakte mit seinen Nachbarn im Spiegel der Glyptik des 2. Jahrtausends v. Chr. Georg Neumann
Chapter 7: In the Shadow of Kurangun: Cultural Developments in the Highlands between Khuzestan and Anšan Daniel T. Potts
Chapter 8: Essai d’application de la méthode de la psychologie environnementale à travers l’exemple de la ville méso-élamite de Dûr-untaš (Tchoga-zanbil, Iran), site inscrit au patrimoine monial de l’Unesco Zsolt G. Lantos
Chapter 9: Some Chronological Aspects of the Building Structures at Haft Tappeh Nasrabadi Behzad Mofidi
Chapter 10: Distribution, Materials and Functions of the “Wall Knobs” in the Near Eastern Late Bronze Age: from South-Western Iran to the Middle Euphrates Françelin Tourtet
Chapter 11: Re-assessing Elamite Highland Boundaries: New Evidence for the Middle and Neo-Elamite Periods in the Mamasani Valleys, South-Western Iran Bernadette McCall
Chapter 12: Braids of Glory. Elamite SCulptural Reliefs from the Highlands: Kūl-e Farah IV Javier Alvarez-Mon
Chapter 13: From Susa to Persepolis: The Pseudo-Sealing of the Persepolis Bronze Plaque Gian Pietro Basello
Chapter 14: Seal Impressions from Susa. Re-evaluating Some of the Findings in Susa Available in the National Museum of Iran and Introducing Some Unpublished Samples Sedigheh Piran
Part II: Philological, Philological-Historical and Historical Perspectives
Chapter 15: Ur-Nammâ(k)’s Conquest of Susa Gianni Marchesi
Chapter 16: Puzur-Inšušinak at Susa: A Pivotal Episode of Early Elamite History reconsidered Piotr Steinkeller
Chapter 17: Les premiers sukkalmah et des derniers rois de Simaški Jean-Jacques Glassner
Chapter 18: La «suprématie Élamite» sur les Amorrites. Réexamen, vingt ans après la XXXVIe RAI (1989) Jean-Marie Durand
Chapter 19: «Ainsi parle l’empereur» à propos de la correspondance des sukkalmah Dominique Charpin
Chapter 20: Prosopographische Untersuchungen anhand der Rechtsurkunden aus Susa Sadafi Sheyda Jalilvand
Chapter 21: Scribal Training in Old Babylonian Susa Mehrnoush Malayeri
Chapter 22: Abiešuh, Elam and Ashurbanipal: New Evidence from Old Babylonian Sippar Frans van Koppen
Chapter 23: Sugirs of Anšan Matthew W. Stolper
Chapter 24: Approche historique et philologique du titre royal ‘likame/we rišakki’ Stéphanie Anthonioz and Florence Malbran-Labat
Chapter 25: Beziehungen zweier Groβmächte – Elam und Babylonien in der 2. Hälfte des 2. Jt. v. Chr. Ein Beitrag zur internen Chronologie Susanne Paulus
Chapter 26: Dynamics of the Fall: Ashurbanipal’s Conquest of Elam Peter Dubovsky
Chapter 27: Elamite and Iranian Afterlife Concepts Jan Tavernier
Part III: Geographical Perspectives
Chapter 28: Geoarchaeological Research in Lower Khuzestan: State of the Art Vanessa M.A. Heyvaert, Peter Verkinderen and Jan Walstra
All those interested in the archaeology and the political and socio-economic history Susa and Elam in particular and the ancient Near East in general, as well as assyriologists, elamitologists, archaeologists, historians and geologists.
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