Jemdet Nasr Period

The Jemdet Nasr period is an archaeological culture in southern Mesopotamia (modern-day Iraq) that is generally dated to 3100–2900 BCE. It is named after the type-site Jemdet Nasr, where the assemblage typical for this period was first recognized. Its geographical distribution is limited to south–central Iraq. The culture of the proto-historical Jemdet Nasr period is a local development out of the preceding Uruk period and continues into the Early Dynastic I period.

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Society in The Jemdet Nasr Period
... buildings, administrative cuneiform tablets and cylinder seals from sites like Jemdet Nasr suggest that settlements of this period were very organized, with a central administration regulating all aspects of the economy ... Very few precious stones or exotic trade goods have been found at sites of this period ... strengthened by the find of a sealing at Jemdet Nasr that lists a number of cities that can be identified, including Ur, Uruk and Larsa ...
History Of Mesopotamia - Third Millennium BC - Jemdet Nasr Period
... The Jemdet Nasr period, named after the type-site Jemdet Nasr, is generally dated to 3100–2900 BC ... writing system that had been developed during the preceding Uruk period was further refined ... these tablets were written cannot be identified with certainty for this period, it is thought to be Sumerian ...
Tell Uqair - Archaeology
... The buildings and artifacts discovered were primarily from the Ubaid period, Uruk period, and the Jemdet Nasr period and included 4 proto-cuneiform tablets ... The temple is believed to date to the Uruk or early Jemdet Nasr period ... A small adjacent Jemdet Nasr temple was of somewhat later construction and contained large amounts of pottery from that period ...

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