Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute
Jarmo Expedition 6
III: Events
Jarmo (Iraq), site of a University of Chicago Oriental Institute's archaeological expedition, contains approximately 15 levels. Portable pottery is present in the uppermost third; the lower two-thirds of the deposit represents a pre-ceramic stage. Top row: (1) Example of a stone vessel found in one of the lower levels. (2) Baked-in-place clay floor basin in which inhabitants cooked. Floor basins, used before the advent of portable pottery, were made smooth by wetting the sides and rubbing them with a stone. Bottom row: (1) Decorated pottery example, possibly imported. (2) Undecorated pottery made by the inhabitants of Jarmo, a coarser variety than the decorated piece.
Pottery, Ancient--Iraq | Jarmo (Deserted settlement) | Civilization, Ancient--Iraq | Excavations (Archaeology)--Iraq
Photographic prints; 19.0 x 23.5 cm
Archival Photographic Files
University of Chicago Library, Special Collections Research Center

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