Tell Banat Excavations (Syria)

Tell Banat was an Early Bronze Age settlement complex on the Euphrates, about 25 ha in size, which now lies submerged beneath the waters of the Tishreen Dam lake. It featured elaborate public buildings and an extensive pottery production quarter, as well as many funerary structures. Some of the most interesting are the underground elite Tomb 7 within the ancient city, and the White Monument, an extramural funerary mound.

For more and detailed information please see:

A. Porter & Th. McClellan, The Third Millennium Settlement Complex at Tell Banat: Results of the 1994 Excavations. Damaszener Mitteilungen 10, 1998, 11-63.
Th. McClellan, Tell Banat North: The White Monument. Subartu 4.1, 1998, 243-69.
A. Porter, The Dynamics of Death: Ancestors, Pastoralism, and the Origins of a Third Millennium City in Syria. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 325, 2002, 1-36.
A. Porter, Communities in Conflict: Death and the Contest for Social Order in the Euphrates River Valley. Near Eastern Archaeology 65.3, 2002, 156-174.