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Assyria's Imprint on Southeastern Anatolia

Assyria's Imprint on Southeastern Anatolia
trefwoorden: AssyriŽ - Turkije - AnatoliŽ - MesopotamiŽ - ijzertijd
One of the most enduring problems for the study of ancient empires is the fact that material correlates indicative of imperial integration are often difficult to define in the archaeological record.
This situation results in part from two factors that distinguish empires from other less complex political formations.
First, the military and administrative structures that integrate otherwise diverse areas into a single imperial system vary considerably in their nature and intensity, and second, such systems are often superimposed over existing political, economic, and social structures, thus altering existing systems in ways which may or may not be visible in the archaeological record.

Lees verder bij: American Journal of Archaeology (oktober 2003)