By David Hopkins

This selection of essays stories fresh paintings in Anatolia. Many papers speak about Hittite faith and tradition, together with the 1st English-language dialogue, via Peter Neve, of the good Temple at Hattusa. Others assessment paintings at later websites together with Aphrodisias and Sardis.

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Thus they are not limited by the plot divisions, but are guided by a set of well-defined architectural principles. Further analytical work is needed to recover the specifics of these principles. A similar organization is seen in the architecture recovered in 1996 from soundings on the western edge of the Lower Town (see note 2). Timothy Matney 27 Architectural Parallels H aving established that the excavated structures in the Outer Town at Titris¸ were planned and that they follow a set of principles for organizing space, it is necessary to relate these observations to one of our overall project goals noted above, namely, understanding the relationship between the southern Mesopotamian heartland and the independent city-states of the Syro-Anatolian plains to the north.

Period IVC-B at Kürban Höyük) and a late EBA (corresponding to Period IVA at Kürban Höyük; Matney and Algaze 1995; Algaze 1990). As noted above, the location of the site along an important overland trade route is key to understanding the genesis and collapse of the site, which we believe was heavily reliant upon the constant demands of the southern Mesopo-tamian markets. As such, the rise of the city is probably tied to the emergence of a vigorous city-state system in southern Mesopotamia during the course of the Early Dynastic period.

At the other extreme is a construction in which every space contains a passage to outside (Hillier and Hanson 1984:15). These are the “deep” and “shallow” extremes of the principle of Anatolian Archaeology: An Overview 30 Diagram illustrating the principle of symmetry/asymmetry. Relative asymmetries of rooms in Titris¸ Höyük, Building Unit 2 and Tell Asmar IVa, House II Titris¸ Höyük, Building Unit 2 ROOM NO. 100 31 Anatolian Archaeology symmetry/asymmetry. Relative asymmetry measures where a given construction falls between these two extremes, characterizing relations of depth from an outside carrier.

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