Institute of Archaeology at Andrews University

Assyriological and Cuneiform Series

The Institute of Archaeology Publications, Assyriological Series, was conceived to facilitate the publication of material which is of interest to Assyriologists, specifically, to provide a context in which to present the analysis of the Horn Archaeological Museum's cuneiform tablet collection of about 3000 tablets which comprises about 10% of those recovered from Drehem. As the reconstruction of Mesopotamian history is directly linked to and based upon the sequence of its kings, the first three volumes in the series are ready references to the list of kings of Isin and Larsa. The remaining volumes present selected groups of tablets from the Horn Museum collection. The series of volumes are all numbered "AS" (Assyriological Series) followed by sequential roman numerals. Those particular volumes concerned with the tablet collection per se are also numbered "AUCT" (Andrews University Cuneiform Texts), also followed by sequential roman numerals. All volumes are published in an 8.5 x 11 inch format, some paperbound and some casebound.

Titles Currently Available in the Assyriological Series:

Concordance of the Isin-Larsa Year Names.
AS I. A.H. Kromholz and M. Sigrist. 1986.
(i + 173 pp). ISBN 0-943872-26-X
paper
$29.99
Isin Year Names.
AS II. M. Sigrist. 1988.
(iii + 65 pp). ISBN 0-943872-94-4
paper
$29.99
Larsa Year Names.
AS III. M. Sigrist. 1990.
(98 pp). ISBN 0-943872-54-5
paper
$29.99
Neo-Sumerian Account Texts in the Horn Archaeological Museum.
AS IV. M. Sigrist. 1984.
(vii + 208 pp). ISBN 0-943872-25-1
cloth
$39.99
Neo-Sumerian Account Texts in the Horn Archaeological Museum.
AS V. M. Sigrist. 1990.
(v + 122 pp). ISBN 0-943872-32-4
cloth
$39.99
Neo-Sumerian Account Texts in the Horn Archaeological Museum.
AS VI. M. Sigrist. 1988.
(vi + 224 pp). ISBN 0-943872-31-6
cloth
$39.99
Old Babylonian Account Texts in the Horn Archaeological Museum.
AS VII. M. Sigrist. 1990.
(v + 144 pp). ISBN 0-943872-53-7
cloth
$39.99
Old Babylonian Account Texts in the Horn Archaeological Museum.
AS VIII. M. Sigrist. 2003.
(v + 325 pp). ISBN 1-883925-39-8
cloth
$39.99

  • AS I: Concordance of Isin-Larsa Year Names

    by Alfred H. Kromholz and Marcel Sigrist. ISBN 0-943872-26-26-X; (173 + i pp); paper; 1986

    In the initial volume in the Assyriological Series, Kromholz and Sigrist present a complete concordance to all published year-names of the kings of Isin and Larsa, including all known variants of each text. (The actual texts, including each variant, constitute AS II and AS III in this series). This valuable tool for the Assyriologist is provided in the form of a "context concordance" (sensu stricto), that is, an alphabetical list of words followed by that word in context.
  • AS II: Isin Year Names

    by Marcel Sigrist. ISBN 0-943872-94-4; (65 + iii pp); paper; 1988

    Sigrist presents a discussion of the relevance of king lists, calling particular attention to the tablets listing the names of years of the kings of Isin. The reigns of each of the 15 kings are briefly described and a synchronism of the Isin kings with those of Larsa and Babylon is provided. Two lists comprise the core research material: first, a 30-page list of all known Isin year-name tablets ordered by king and then by tablet number, and then an 18-page list wherein the data is listed chronologically.
  • AS III: Larsa Year Names

    by Marcel Sigrist. ISBN 0-943872-54-5; (98 + 11 pp); paper; 1990

    Supplementing the Isin king lists published in the previous volume, Sigrist presents a study of the year-name texts of the 11 kings of Larsa. Core research materials include a 56-page list of all known Larsa year-name tablets ordered by king and then by tablet number. This is followed by a 23-page list in which the data is listed chronologically.
  • AS IV (= AUCT I): Neo-Sumerian Account Texts in the Horn Archaeological Museum

    by Marcel Sigrist. ISBN 0-943872-25-1; (208 pp. + v + 108 plates); casebound; 1984

    This, the first of several volumes publishing the cuneiform tablets in the Horn Museum, presents 974 tablets dated to the Ur III period, and mostly from Drehem. Index lists of personal names, names of deities, and of toponyms/temple names/field names precede a catalog of the tablets. The catalog (register and description) includes tablet identification information; chronological data; the type of transaction, its principals, and location; and remarks. A cross-reference list of museum accession numbers and text numbers is provided as is an index of Sumerian words (transcribed). All of the 974 tablets are illustrated by line drawings. Each tablet surface with writing is presented in a 1:1 scale.
  • AS V (= AUCT II): Neo-Sumerian Account Texts in the Horn Archaeological Museum

    by Marcel Sigrist. ISBN 0-943872-32-4; (122 pp. + v pp + 54 plates); casebound; 1988

    Sigrist continues his study of 415 additional Ur III period tablets. The publication of these tablets, many in a very poor physical condition, provides for the preservation of their valuable contents. Like the previous volume, the tablets are published with the inclusion of index lists of personal names, names of deities, geographical names, and toponyms/temple names/field names. The catalog (register and description) of the tablets is identical in form to the first volume. A cross-reference list is provided, as is the Sumerian (transliterated) word index. Once more, each of the 415 tablets are completely illustrated with line drawings in a 1:1 scale.
  • AS VI (= AUCT III): Neo-Sumerian Account Texts in the Horn Archaeological Museum

    by Marcel Sigrist and Carney E. S. Gavin. ISBN 0-943872-31-6; (224 pp. + vi + 116 plates); casebound; 1988

    Sigrist completes, with this volume, the publication of Ur III period tablets in the Horn collection. This corpus differs from the previous in that these 509 have seal impressions in addition to text. While Sigrist supplies linguistic analysis, Gavin and his assistants provides composite drawings of the seal impressions. Again Sigrist presents index lists of personal names, names of deities, geographical names, temple and house names, and field names, as well as the catalogue (register and description) of the tablets. Accession numbers and tablet numbers are cross-referenced, and a Sumerian (transliterated) word index is provided. Gavin gives a brief introduction in the role and function of seal impressions in the work of Mesopotamian scribes. Sigrist provides translation of the legend (or "caption") included on each seal type. Each of the tablets is illustrated in line-drawing format (scaled 1:1) while each seal impression type is illustrated at 2:1 scale. Tablet 509, the Dugga Seal, and the Urkununna Seal are illustrated with photographs.
  • AS VII (= AUCT IV): Old Babylonian Account Texts in the Horn Archaeology Museum

    by Marcel Sigrist. ISBN 0-943872-53-7; (144 pp. + v); casebound; 1990

    Sigrist resumes his publication of cuneiform tablets in the Horn Museum collection with this corpus of 101 Old Babylonian tablets, including 22 with seal impressions. Once more, Sigrist presents index lists of personal names, names of deities, and geographical names prior to the catalogue (register and description) of the individual tablets which is followed by a classification of the texts ordered according to reigning king. Indexes of Akkadian and Sumerian words (transliterated) are provided. The main body of the publication includes page-size (or larger) treatments of each tablet, including: tablet identification information, line drawn illustrations, transliteration of all writing, and translation of the text. This extremely well conceived and designed publication readily presents user-friendly data for study and comparison.
  • AS VIII (= AUCT V): Old Babylonian Account Texts in the Horn Archaeology Museum

    by Marcel Sigrist. ISBN 1-883925-39-8; (325 pp. + v); casebound; 2003

    Sigrist completes his publication of cuneiform tablets in the Horn Archaeological Museum collection with this corpus of 276 Old Babylonian tablets. Once again, Sigrist presents index lists of personal names, names of deities, and geographical names with a catalogue (register and description) of the individual tablets as well as a classification of the texts ordered according to reigning king. Indexes of Akkadian words (by transliteration and by sign) are provided. The main body of the publication includes treatments of each tablet, including: tablet identification information, line-drawn illustrations, transliteration of all writing, and translation of most of the texts. This well-conceived and designed publication readily presents user-friendly data for study and comparison.