Archaeology Outside the Box

Archaeology Outside the Box is an examination of archaeology from some surprising and unexpected points of view by anthropologists, archaeologists, architects, and artists, including subjects as up to the minute as the Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, homelessness, and migration.

Animals, Ancestors, and Ritual in Early Bronze Age Syria: An Elite Mortuary Complex from Umm el-Marra

This is a final report of the excavation of Tell Umm el-Marra in northern Syria, conducted in 1994--2010. It is likely the site of ancient Tuba, capital of a small kingdom in the Early and Middle Bronze periods, in the Jabbul plain between Aleppo and northern Mesopotamia. Its study advances our understanding of early Syrian complex society beyond the big cities of Antiquity.