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AVM DS 3: The fourth season (1978)

Giorgio Buccellati – January 2010

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Abstract

     Divided in two major parts, with an introductory sequence, this third module (about 20 minutes in length) documents mainly the intensive search to trace the ancient city wall, and the discovery of an important archive room.
      The extensive defensive system encircling the ancient city of Terqa presented a huge area to analyze. In what turned out to be a fortunate turn of events, large trenches for sewers were dug throughout the tell by the municipality of Ashara. The excavation team spent the season in further excavation and stratigraphic analysis of these cross-sections of various portions of the ancient city.
     The "archive of Puzurum" was found in the burnt debris of a storage room in a house in Area C. Extreme care and meticulous documentation yielded the story of a man who lived in a house in this quarter of ancient Terqa. Puzurum's business dealings and traces of his family life were revealed in the rubble.
     Along with presentation of these themes, artifactual evidence, excavation and photographic equipment are discussed.
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Transcript of audio

     
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Printed notes

     The notes of the AVM DS 2 were printed on a booklet that was included with the slides and the audiotape. They are reproduced here in PDF format. In these notes one will find full details about credits, technical aspects, bibliography, etc.
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The slides

     This page offers the complete list of slides in thumbnail format.
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The full module

     The full .MPG version of the module is in preparation.
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