Mesopotamian Civilization: The Material Foundations

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A&C Black, Jan 1, 1997 - Ethnology - 366 pages
Likely to become a standard work for students of the ancient Near East, and for those interested in the high cultures of the region, this account is also a highly accessible repository of information valuable to archaeologists, anthropologists, etc
 

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Contents

The Aboriginal Population of Southern Mesopotamia
43
Agriculture and Diet
56
Inedible Natural Resources
91
Watercraft
122
Pottery Production
138
Metal Production
164
Some Material Correlates of Religious Life
185
Kinship in an Urban Society
208
Mortuary Practices
220
Functional Aspects of Writing and Sealing
236
East meets West
254
West meets East
276
Some Reflections
302
Abbreviations
308
Index
348
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