Elamite and Achaemenid Settlement on the Deh Luran Plain: Towns and Villages of the Early Empires in Southwestern Iran

Henry T. Wright, James A. Neely, eds.

The Deh Luran Plain, nestled in the foothills of the Zagros Mountains close to the modern border between Iraq and Iran, had a long and rich prehistory, beginning with the local development of villages dependent upon rainfall farming and herding in the 8th millennium BC. These developed into networks of villages and small centers exploiting irrigation and agriculture, and these became involved in the networks of exchange developing around the first state polities and urban societies. This volume continues the account of the plain from the later 3rd millennium BC to the middle of the 1st millennium BC, based primarily on the detailed surveys conducted by James A. Neely in 1969 and Pierre de Miroschedji in 1976, and on a review of excavations and ancient written sources relevant to this span of time. This study contains detailed site maps and descriptions, aerial and satellite images of major sites, statistics and drawings of ceramics, and discussions of the historical sources.

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See related books:
An Early Town on the Deh Luran Plain: Excavations at Tepe Farukhabad, Memoir 13, edited by Henry T. Wright.
Early Settlement and Irrigation on the Deh Luran Plain: Village and Early State Societies in Southwestern Iran, Technical Report 26, by James A. Neely and Henry T. Wright.

Publisher: Museum of Anthropology

Year of Publication: 2010

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

Pages: 152

Price: $28

Print ISBN: 978-0-915703-72-2

Ebook ISBN: 978-1-951519-79-7

Monograph Series / Number: Memoirs No. 47

Tables / Illustrations: 12 tables, 52 figures, 8 color plates

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