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JCS Supplemental Series

The Journal of Cuneiform Studies Supplemental Series (JCSSS) is an annual monograph series dedicated to publishing interpretive studies on the ancient Near East. Each volume is refereed and thoroughly edited.Three such volumes have appeared to date, covering a broad array of issues: the social, economic and historical aspects of the Ur III and late Old Babylonian periods in Mesopotamia and the study of textual variation in Sumerian literature.The fourth volume, which will appear in fall of 2013 will present a collection of innovative studies on aspects of archaeology, archaeometry, bioarchaeology, geoarchaeology, and history on the site of Kültepe (ancient Kanesh) that will shed new light on social, political, and economic aspects of the Middle Bronze age ( /c/. 2000-1700 years BCE) in central Anatolia (present-day Turkey), but also in Upper Mesopotamia (Northern Syria and Iraq). This presentation reveals the broad goal of the new Kültepe archaeological team, which is dedicated to developing a new synthetic research paradigm to investigate issues of trade, colonialism, ethnicity, art, identity, and urbanization in the Near East.

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Piotr Michalowski, Series Editor

Most Recent Publication

NEA Cover The Textual Criticism of Sumerian Literature

The occurrence of textual variation is a significant but frequently neglected aspect of the study of Sumerian literary compositions. The correct evaluation of textual variants and the proper understanding of how and why they occur is essential to producing reliable editions of such texts. Such explorations also provide invaluable evidence for the written transmission of Sumerian literary works and a wealth of data for assessing aspects of Sumerian grammar. Read More...



3. DeInero, Paul. The Textual Criticism of Sumerian Literature. Boston, MA: 2012. Available from ISD.

2. Richardson, Seth F. C. Texts from the Late Old Babylonian Period. Boston, MA: 2010. Available from ISD.

1. Piotr Michalowski, ed. On the Third Dynasty of Ur: Studies in Honor of Marcel Sigrist. Boston, MA: 2009. Available from ISD.

Book Reviews

Review of The Textual Criticism of Sumerian Literature (JCSSS 3), by Paul Delnero (Review by John MacGinnis, Journal of JRAS)

Review of The Textual Criticism of Sumerian Literature (JCSSS 3), by Paul Delnero (Review by Nicole Brisch, Marginalia)

How to Order

The JCS Supplementary Series is available for purchase by individual volume or by subscription via a standing order. To set up a standing order or an individual order, please contact ISD.

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