Contents: Introduction. Mining: Sources of gold and silver in Islam according to al-Hamdani, D.M. Dunlop; Preliminary report on the third phase of Ancient Mining Survey Southwestern Province, J. Hester; Patterns of early Islamic metallurgy in Oman, Gerd Weisberger. Stock Raising: The edge of empire: the archaeology of pastoral nomads in the Southern Negev highlands in late antiquity, Steven A. Rosen and Gideon Avni; The Bedouins of Egypt during the first centuries of the Hijra, Abdel Hamid Saleh; The relationship between pastoral nomadism and agriculture: northern Syria and the Jazira in the 11th century, Jean-Luc Krawczyk. Agriculture: Settlement of highlands and lowlands in early Islamic Damghan, Kathryn Maurer Trinkaus; Rice in the Middle East in the first centuries of Islam, Marius Canard; Managing a farm according to the Nabataean agriculture, Toufic Fahd; The calendar of agricultural tasks according to Al-Falaha al-Nabatiyya, Toufic Fahd; Agriculture in Muslim Spain, ExpiraciA(3)n GarcA a-SA!nchez; A medieval green revolution: new crops and farming techniques in the early Islamic world, Andrew M. Watson. Irrigation: Sassanian and early Islamic water-control and irrigation systems on the Deh Luran Plain, Iran, James A. Neely; The origin and spread of Qanats in the Old World, Paul Ward English; The origins of the Aflaj of Oman, J.C. Wilkinson; Notes on traditional hydraulics and agriculture in Oman, Paolo M. Costa; Hydraulic technology in Al-Andalus, Thomas F. Glick; Index.