Show Summary Details

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Handbooks Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 20 August 2019

Abstract and Keywords

The emphasis in this chapter is on the archaeological evidence from the major sites of Susa, Haft Tepe, and Choga Zanbil, the primary centers of ancient Elam. The region’s close ties to Mesopotamia, resulting from both cultural influence and outright political domination, are highlighted. The appearance of an independent dynasty in the late third millennium under Puzur-Inshushinak and of the Shimashki dynasty in the early second millennium BC is stressed. The chapter reviews historical data as well as the architectural, ceramic, and glyptic evidence from the area and discusses political and economic relationships with polities to the west, beyond the Mesopotamian alluvium.

Keywords: Susa Haft, Tepe Choga, Zanbil, Shimashki, Puzur-Inshushinak, Elam

Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can''t find the answer there, please contact us.