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UMS 3


Urkesh and the Hurrians
A Volume in Honor of Lloyd Cotsen

Edited by G. Buccellati and M. Kelly-Buccellati.
Urkesh/Mozan Studies 3
Bibliotheca Mesopotamica 26, Malibu: Undena Publications, 1998.
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     The series Urkesh/Mozan Studies. continues directly the earlier series which was simply entitled Mozan and which has been discontinued (hence there are no volumes 1 and 2 in the UMS series). An accompanying slide set and a CD which duplicates exactly the volume and the slides is also available.

      Dedicated to Lloyd Cotsen, a well-known Aegean archaeologist and a long time friend and supporter of the Expedition, the volume opens with a presentation to the honoree and a biographical sketch by Ernestine S. Elster.

     The first four chapters, by staff members, deal with new aspects of the excavations at Mozan/Urkesh, while the others, by distinguished colleagues from Europe and the United States, place the site in its wider historical perspective.


Table of contents

Giorgio Buccellati - Preface
Ernestine S. Elster - Lloyd Cotsen: A Brief Archaeological Biography

Giorgio Buccellati - Urkesh as Tell Mozan: Profiles of the Ancient City
Marilyn Kelly Buccellati - The Workshops of Urkesh
Federico Buccellati - 3D Rendering and Animation at Tell Mozan/Urkesh
Rick A. Hauser - The Equids of Urkesh: What the Figurines Say

Piotr Steinkeller - The Historical Background of Urkesh and the Hurrian Beginnings in Northern Mesopotamia
Mirjo Salvini - - The Earliest Evidence of the Hurrians Before the Formation of the Reign of Mittanni
Gernot Wilhelm - Die Inschrift des Tišatal von Urkeš
Vyacheslav Ivanov - Horse Symbols and the Name of the Horse in Hurrian
Harry A. Hoffner - Hurrian Civilization from a Hittite Perspective