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    The Archaeology of Mesopotamia: Theories and Approaches (Approaching the Ancient World) (Hardback) By (author) Dr. Roger Matthews

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    DescriptionThe 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, the rise of urban literate societies and the first great empires of Akkad, Babylonia and Assyria. Dr. Matthews places the discipline within its historical and social context, and explains how archaeologists conduct their research through excavation, survey and other methods. In four fundamental chapters, he uses illustrated case-studies to show how archaeologists have approached central themes such as: * the shift from hunting to farming * complex societies * empires and imperialism * everyday life. This will be both an ideal introductory work and useful as background reading on a wide range of courses.


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    Title
    The Archaeology of Mesopotamia
    Subtitle
    Theories and Approaches
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dr. Roger Matthews
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 462 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415253161
    ISBN 10: 0415253160
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
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    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
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    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
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    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 52
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
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    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAM
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    DC22: 935.001, 935/.001
    LC classification: DS69.5 .M37 2003
    BISAC V2.8: HIS039000
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAM
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Illustrations note
    12 black & white illustrations, 2 black & white tables, 21 black & white line drawings
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    21 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review quote
    'Extremely erudite, literate and considered... [R. Matthews is] an essayist of considerable talent... [A] sophisticated, knowledgeable and eminently readable voice... It is a refreshing work and one which all of us concerned with ancient Mesopotamia may consult with profit.' - Ancient West and East