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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Algaze, Guillermo, 1954-
The Uruk world system: the dynamics of expansion of early Mesopotamian civilization
Published By: Original publisher
Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1993. xii, 162 p. ill.
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HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Late Chalcolithic Mesopotamia (MH60)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Settlement patterns (361);
Ceramic technology (323);
Chronologies and culture sequences (911);
Cultural stratigraphy (912);
Cultural participation (184);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
External migration (167);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Recent studies on the archaeological development and early history of areas in the northern and eastern periphery of the southern Mesopotamian alluvium has produced an abundance of information allowing the scholar to explore a number of questions of major import for the early historical development of ancient Near Eastern societies. One of these questions provides the primary focus of this document: '…that of the extent and magnitude of the processes of external expansion that accompanied the crystallization of Sumer-Akkadian civilization in the Mesopotamian alluvium duiring the Uruk period in the second half of the fourth millennium B.C.' (p. ix). However, instead of examining the emergence of civilization in the alluvium from the point of view of changes in the Mesopotamian core iteself, the author focuses on the external manifestation and consequences of that process that includes the colonization of the neighboring Susiana plain of Khuzestan (Iran)and the establishment of a variety of specialized setttlements at strategic locations across the northern plains and in the surrounding highlands.
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Revision of thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago, 1986 Includes bibliographical references (p. -156) and index
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle; 2006
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
6000-5100 BP (4000-3100 BC)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Uruk sites, Syro-Mesopotamian Plains, Turkey, Iraq, and Syria
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Iraq--Civilization--To 634/Middle East--Civilization--To 622