Anatomy of a medieval Islamic town

Anatomy of a medieval Islamic town

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This volume grew out of a symposium held at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Philadelphia in 2000. Entitled qAnatomy of a Medieval Islamic City, q the symposium highlighted a series of papers presented by graduate students and specialists who had worked at the archaeological site of al-Basra in Morocco. These papers focused on specific aspects of the medieval city, that, when presented together at the symposium, offered a rich mosaic of urban Islamic life during the first millennium A.D. in the western Mediterranean. The analyses presented in these papers were based on archaeological research conducted at al-Basra during the course of five summer field seasons in the 1990s. Contents: Chapter 1: Al-Basra in Historical and Archaeological Context; Chapter 2: Fortification Walls and Towers; Chapter 3: Food, Fuel, and Raw Material: Faunal Remains; Chapter 4: Agriculture, Industry, and the Environment: Archaeobotanical Evidence; Chapter 5: Pottery and Ethnic Change; Chapter 6: Clay Tiles and Roof Construction; Chapter 7: Islamic Burial Practices at Al-Basra; Chapter 8: Urban Women in Early Islamic Morocco; Chapter 9: Beyond Al-Basra: Settlement Systems of Medieval Northern Morocco in Archaeological and Historical Perspective; Chapter 10: An Archaeomagnetic Study of Two Kilns.On east side, A is projected wall circuit based on aerial photo interpretation; B is projected wall circuit based on topography. ... by occupation phase 40 5.1 Fragments of al-Basra cream ware pottery with painted motifs 46 5.2 Al-Basra pitcher styles, (a) and (c): cream ware pitchers ... They belong to Type A 52 6.3 Schematic drawing of a tiled roof, illustrating five typical al-Basra tile types (A, B, C, D, and E).

Title:Anatomy of a medieval Islamic town
Author:Nancy L. Benco
Publisher:British Archaeological Reports Ltd - 2004


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