Grave matters in the Zagros Mountains: The Lama Cemetery, Grave 69 and its Cylinder Seal Re-evaluated in an Elamite Context

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Here the authors discuss the collective grave no. 69 excavated in 1999 at the Lama cemetery in the eastern region of the upper Karun River and a cylinder seal in its burial assemblage. Building on the important publications of Mohamad J. Jafari (2013, 2015) presenting these finds, we re-evaluate the iconography, inscription and likely dating of the seal and highlight close links with the early-mid 6th century BC glyptic corpus attested in the Acropole archive at Susa. We conclude with reflections on who may have used the cemetery and consider possible evidence for Elamite activities in the Zagros highlands at the time the seal was deposited.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
JournalOriens Antiquus
Volume2
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Dec 2020

Keywords

  • Elam
  • Pastoralism
  • Nomads
  • Lama
  • Elam--Antiquities

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Grave matters in the Zagros Mountains: The Lama Cemetery, Grave 69 and its Cylinder Seal Re-evaluated in an Elamite Context'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this