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date: 22 August 2019

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The Iron Age archaeological record in Luristan is derived from a large number of burials as well as several settlements (e.g., Tepe Baba Jan) and a sanctuary (Surkh Dum-e Luri). Among the key topics of research is that body of material known generically as Luristan bronzes. The region’s relationship, both ethnically and politically, with the Kassites of central and lower Mesopotamia, is discussed, as is the effect of Assyrian incursions on the independent polities of the region, such as Ellipi, which resulted in the carving of several Neo-Assyrian rock reliefs (e.g., at Shikaft-e Gulgul) in Luristan. The style and iconography of the Luristan bronzes are examined.

Keywords: Luristan bronzes, Tepe Baba Jan, Surkh Dum-e Luri, Kassites, Assyrians, Ellipi, Assyrians, Shikaft-e Gulgul

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