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Use of Catalogue

The web catalogue can be accessed by site name or sample number, which brings you to a page containing information related to the sample: site number, site name, description and photograph (taken by Stuart Laidlaw, IoA) of the sample. Below that there are references for the sources related to that sample.

Under 'sources' you can find the full list of all the texts gathered to contextualise the pieces, which have been cross-referenced with the samples. They can be viewed/ordered by sections, alphabet, or author. The sections use capital letters and numbers to indicate the different contents within, i.e. A07 is Pleiner’s preliminary report, B16 is Tylecote’s field notes. Professor Rehren provided descriptions of the samples and suggested the addition of extra numbers for sites that had more than one sample, to improve the connection between the catalogue and the artefacts. For example there are three samples from site 23a (Talmessi), they are numbered 23a.1, 23a.2, 23a.3. This will make it easier to locate samples requested by scholars for analysis. The website allows scholars to search by site, country or material.

The textual Appendix attached to the collection contains unique information such as field notebooks, unpublished preliminary reports, and the report by the US Naval Research containing results of intensive analysis on the geological samples collected during the survey of 1968.

Access to Artefacts and Appendix

The artefacts and textual appendix are available for examination with the permission of the Institute of Archaeology, through the Institute’s established procedure for use of its collections. Please return texts to appropriate folders provided in the appendix, for future scholars.

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This page last modified 4 December, 2007 :: © text: Roya Arab :: © coding [Xander Veldhuijzen] :: This website was supported by the Iran Heritage Foundation (IHF) and the Institute for Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies (IAMS).

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