Culture Contact, Cultural Integration and Difference: A Case from Northern

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Jan van der Crabben
by Sevil Baltali, Department of Anthropology, Yeditepe University, Turkey
published on 04 June 2012

Ancient northern Mesopotamia reveals the presence of southern Uruk-style material cultural elements along with indigenous styles in fourth millennium B.C.E. In this study, I argue that we need to focus on the ways northern Mesopotamian societies constructed ‘cultural difference’ through an analysis of the meanings of southern-style elements within northern contexts. I further argue that an investigation of culturallyparticular ideas of “own” and “other” should involve a relationship between analytic and folk categories of cultural boundaries. 

Stanford Journal of Archaeology

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Written by Sevil Baltali, Department of Anthropology, Yeditepe University, Turkey, linked by Jan van der Crabben, published 04 June 2012. Source URL: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/archaeology/journal/01Baltali.pdf.

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Turkey, S. B. D. O. A. Y. U. (2012, June 04). Culture Contact, Cultural Integration and Difference: A Case from Northern Mesopotamia. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/article/400/

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Turkey, Sevil B. D. O. A. Y. U. "Culture Contact, Cultural Integration and Difference: A Case from Northern Mesopotamia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified June 04, 2012. https://www.ancient.eu/article/400/.

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Turkey, Sevil B. D. O. A. Y. U. "Culture Contact, Cultural Integration and Difference: A Case from Northern Mesopotamia." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 04 Jun 2012. Web. 14 Dec 2018.

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