The last centuries of Elam: the Neo-Elamite period

Elynn Gorris, Yasmina Wicks

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Abstract

Spanning the centuries from the fall of the powerful Middle Elamite Šutrukid dynasty (c. 1100 BCE) to the rise of the Achaemenid Persian empire (520 BCE) was the Neo-Elamite period, a time of rapid development in southwest Iran characterized by an increasing cultural diversity and political vitality. During this time, Elam is thought to have roughly encompassed today's provinces of Khuzistan and Fars, remaining as it had been throughout its history a dual highland-lowland cultural entity (Álvarez-Mon 2010: 4-5). Yet our picture of this unique personality remains rather unbalanced because surveys and excavations have focussed largely on the lowland areas, leaving the highland territories relatively unknown.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Elamite world
EditorsJavier Álvarez-Mon, Gian Pietro Basello, Yasmina Wicks
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Chapter13
Pages249-272
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781317329848
ISBN (Print)9781138999893
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Worlds
PublisherRoutledge

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