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    DescriptionHarriet Crawford presents a scholarly account of the archaeology of the Arabian Gulf from c.4500-1500 BC. It offers an interpretation of the structure of society in the Early Dilmun period (c.2000-1500 BC) using material from the excavated site of Saar on the main Bahrain island. The urban, centralized and probably literate society in Dilmun is contrasted with the contemporary societies in Oman and the Emirates. Here there is evidence from buildings and graves for a loosely knit, apparently tribal society. Both societies were greatly influenced by their participation in the complex trade routes which linked them with ancient Mesopotamia to the north and the Indus Valley to the south east, but developed their own distinctive cultures. The reason for their divergent development seems to relate to the fact that Dilmun was an entrepot, while the Oman peninsula was a source of raw materials.


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    Dilmun and its Gulf Neighbours
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    By (author) Harriet E. W. Crawford
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 188
    Width: 188 mm
    Height: 241 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    ISBN 13: 9780521586795
    ISBN 10: 0521586798

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA, HBJF1
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
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    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: HIS026000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    DC21: 939.4
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    B&T Approval Code: A17600000
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    DC22: 953.65
    LC classification: DS247.B23 C729 1998
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    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG, NKD
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FB
    Illustrations note
    49 b/w illus. 5 maps
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    Publication date
    30 October 2009
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    Review quote
    'Crawford's survey is pioneering.' The Times Higher Supplement 'Like her previous Sumer and the Sumerians (CUP, 1991), Crawford's new book is above all directly intended for a student public that she knows well; many who are not specialists in this topic will commend her for it. Even more importantly, both the thorough updating of all the available information and the richness of her remarks and working hypothesis have resulted in a very stimulating contribution for her own colleagues in the field. American Journal of Archaeology
    Table of contents
    1. The setting; 2. The earliest settlements; 3. The development of Dilmun; 4. The expansion of Dilmun: settlement and architecture; 5. Dilmun: graves and artefacts; 6. The Oman Peninsula: settlement and architecture; 7. The Oman Peninsula: graves and artefacts; 8. Dilmun: development and decline. An overview.