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A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

Edited by: D.T. Potts
eISBN: 9781405189880
Print publication date: 2012


Subject Archaeology

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405189880.2012.x

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A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East is a comprehensive and authoritative overview of ancient material culture from the late Pleistocene to Late Antiquity. This expansive two-volume work includes 58 new essays from an international community of ancient Near East scholars.

With coverage extending from Asia Minor, the eastern Mediterranean, and Egypt to the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Indo-Iranian borderlands, the book highlights the enormous variation in cultural developments across roughly 11,000 years of human endeavor. In addition to chapters devoted to specific regions and particular periods, many contributors concentrate on individual industries and major themes in ancient Near Eastern archaeology, ranging from metallurgy and agriculture to irrigation and fishing. Controversial issues, including the nature and significance of the antiquities market, ethical considerations in archaeological praxis, the history of the foundation of departments of antiquities, and ancient attitudes towards the past, make this a unique collection of studies that will be of interest to scholars, students, and interested readers alike.

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Potts, D.T. A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. Blackwell Publishing, 2012. Blackwell Reference Online. 22 August 2017 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405189880_9781405189880>



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