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The Archaeology of Mesopotamia: Theories and Approaches

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The only critical guide to the theory and method of Mesopotamian archaeology, this innovative volume evaluates the theories, methods, approaches and history of Mesopotamian archaeology from its origins in the nineteenth century up to the present day.

Ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), was the original site of many of the major developments in human history, such as farming,
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ebook, 256 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Routledge (first published January 16th 2003)
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Miriam Day
Mar 01, 2015 Miriam Day rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Pithy, thorough, fascinating

You pay a hefty price for this slim volume, but it delivers a lot: an introduction to the methods and theories of archaeology, a historical context for European archaeology in Iraq and how it has shaped our views of `Mesopotamia', and a fascinating series of case studies which illustrate key moments in the transition from hunter-gatherer communities to the eventual establishment of the world's first empires.
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Apr 26, 2008 Jeff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My personal favorite for the history of archaeological and post-processual theory.
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