Mesopotamian Civilization: The Material Foundations
The best way to achieve an understanding of the art, architecture, history, and literature of a great civilization such as Mesopotamia's, D. T. Potts believes, is through an analysis of its material infrastructure. Concentrating on Southern Mesopotamia and relying preponderantly on evidence from the third millennium B.C., Potts describes a civilization from the ground up. He creates an ethnography of ancient Mesopotamia which combines knowledge of its material culture and its mental culture.
Soils The Course of the Rivers Tigris and Euphrates
The Aboriginal Population of Southern Mesopotamia
Agriculture and Diet
Inedible Natural Resources
Some Material Correlates of Religious Life
Kinship in an Urban Society