Archaeology of Mesopotamia: Theories and Approaches / Edition 1

Archaeology of Mesopotamia: Theories and Approaches / Edition 1

by Roger Matthews, Matthews Roger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415253160

ISBN-13: 9780415253161

Pub. Date: 03/21/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"Ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) was the original site of many of the major developments in human history, such as farming, the rise of urban literate societies and the first great empires of Akkad, Babylonia and Assyria." The work of archaeologists is central to our understanding of Mesopotamia's past; this volume evaluates the theories, methods, approaches and…  See more details below

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"Ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) was the original site of many of the major developments in human history, such as farming, the rise of urban literate societies and the first great empires of Akkad, Babylonia and Assyria." The work of archaeologists is central to our understanding of Mesopotamia's past; this volume evaluates the theories, methods, approaches and history of Mesopotamian archaeology from its origins in the nineteenth century up to the present day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415253161
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/21/2003
Series:
Approaching the Ancient World Series
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
1Defining a discipline: Mesopotamian archaeology in history1
2Tools of the trade: scope and methods of Mesopotamian archaeology27
3Tracking a transition: hunters becoming farmers67
4States of mind: approaching complexity93
5Archaeologies of empire127
6People's pasts155
7Futures of the Mesopotamian past189
Bibliography205
Index231

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