Early Stages in the Evolution of Mesopotamian Civilization: Soviet Excavations in Northern Iraq
Norman Yoffee, Jeffery J. Clark
University of Arizona Press, 1973 - Science - 285 pages
Between 1969 and 1980, Soviet archaeologists conducted excavations of Mesopotamian villages occupied from pre-agricultural times through the beginnings of early civilization. This volume brings together translations of Russian articles along with new work.
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