Ancient Mesopotamia

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Cambridge University Press, May 20, 1999 - Social Science - 259 pages
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This is an in-depth treatment of the antecedents and first flourescence of early state and urban societies in lowland Mesopotamia over nearly three millennia, from approximately 5000 to 2100 BC. The approach is explicitly anthropological, drawing on contemporary theoretical perspectives to enrich our understanding of the ancient Mesopotamian past. It explores the ways people of different genders and classes contributed and responded to political, economic, and ideological changes. The interpretations are based on studies of regional settlement patterns, faunal remains, artifact distributions and activity patterning, iconography, texts and burials.
 

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This is a book about the ancient civilization Mesopotamia. This book is about how people in that era used things such as rivers to grow plants and to lure animals to then kill and consume. Read full review

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This is a book about the ancient civilization Mesopotamia. This book is about how people in that era used things such as rivers to grow plants and to lure animals to then kill and consume. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Susan Pollock is Professor of Anthropology at Binghamton University, with a specialty in archaeology of the Middle East. She has conducted fieldwork in Iran, Turkey, and Iraq. Her research contributes to studies of political economy, ideology and representation, and archaeology in the media.


Reinhard Bernbeck is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Binghamton University. His specialty is the archaeology of the ancient Near East. He has directed and participated in field projects in Syria, Jordan, Turkey, and Iran. He is interested in historiography and theories of praxis and also remains committed to a historical materialist view of the past.

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