Early Settlement and Irrigation on the Deh Luran Plain: Village and Early State Societies in Southwestern Iran

James A. Neely and Henry T. Wright

The Deh Luran Plain is a microcosm of Mesopotamia and important for the study of a variety of processes in cultural evolution. In this volume (the first of three planned on this project), the authors present a detailed archaeological survey covering periods from the earliest occupation of the plain up to the mid-third millennium BC. The data presented are relevant to the development of villages, irrigation agriculture, stratified societies, and the appearance of the first states in a changing nexus of interregional competition and exchange. New methods for estimating past populations are introduced.

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See related books:
Elamite and Achaemenid Settlement on the Deh Luran Plain: Towns and Villages of the Early Empires in Southwestern Iran, Memoir 47, edited by Henry T. Wright and James A. Neely.
An Early Town on the Deh Luran Plain: Excavations at Tepe Farukhabad, Memoir 13, edited by Henry T. Wright.

Publisher: Museum of Anthropology

Year of Publication: 1994

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Pages: 234

Price: $20

Print ISBN: 978-0-915703-36-4

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-951538-22-4

Monograph Series / Number: Technical Reports No. 26

Tables / Illustrations: 36 tables, 84 illustrations


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