Chronology

The date ranges of the various phases of occupation shown here follow those established in Rothman (2002b). Within the framework of the Mesopotamian Metals Project (MMP) however, inter-site comparisons with data for southern Mesopotamian sites—particularly Ur and Kish—can only be drawn from about 3200 B.C. through to the latter part of the Akkadian Period (circa 2100 B.C.).