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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Adams, Robert McCormick, 1926-
Heartland of cities: surveys of ancient settlement and land use on the central floodplain of the Euphrates
Published By: Original publisher
Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 1981. xx, 1-294, 346-362 p. [incomplete] ill., map
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Robert McC. Adams
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.
Early Dynastic Mesopotamia (MH64)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Topography and geology (133);
Water supply (312);
Settlement patterns (361);
Urban and rural life (369);
Chronologies and culture sequences (911);
Archaeological inventories (915);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Adams describes the Mesopotamian environment, his surface survey, and its results in this pivitol study on the settlement patterns in Mesopotamia and the Diyala region. Adams' book describes settlements and traces some of the ancient canals and river courses from the Ubaid Period up through the Late Islamic Periods. However, only materials that pertain to the Early Dynastic Period were indexed for Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM) codes. Adams' survey results help to show the urbanization of the area during the Early Dynastic Period, settlement hierarchies, other settlement shifts and land use patterns. He also explores the reasons for the instability of irrigation agriculture in this area; such as the need for a stable central government (an idea that some other authors would dispute - see 3: D'iakonov ) and the problems with salinization of the soil. Adams' book also includes a general site catalog. It provides information on the size of the site, the kind of artifacts found at the sites and the sites' probable time period(s).
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Component part(s), monograph
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 353-360) and index Appendix, pages 295-345, will be found in 11:Wright
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
mainly Nov. 1968 to Dec 1975; also 1956-1957, the early 1960's, and a little in 1967
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.
Sarah Berry ; 2001
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
4900 BP-4334 BP (2900 B.C.-2334 B.C.)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
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