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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Mesopotamian architecture and town planning: from the Mesolithic to the end of the Proto-historic period, c. 10,000-3,500 B.C.
Published By: Original publisher
Oxford, England: B.A.R.. 1987. ii, 557 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Shamil A.A. Kubba
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. 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
Religious and educational structures (346);
Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121);
Visual arts (5311);
Cultural stratigraphy (912);
Typologies and classifications (914);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This monograph is a study of Mesopotamian architecture and town planning dating from the Mesolithic to the end of the Proto-historic period (ca. 10,000-3500 BC). The author, however, frequently deviates from this time sequence in discussing much later periods, emphazing in particular the Late Chalcolithic Mesopotamian era. The document discusses the physical environment of the region studied, early settlement patterns, the evolution of Mesopotamian architecture through time, and the analysis of design principles, building elements and materials used in construction.
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Includes bibliographical references (pt. 1, p. 194-227) 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)
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Architecture, Ancient--Iraq/Architecture--Iraq/City planning--Iraq/Extinct cities--Iraq/Iraq--Antiquities