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Dilmun and its Gulf Neighbours

Dilmun and its Gulf Neighbours

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  • Date Published: March 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521586795

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  • Harriet Crawford presents a scholarly and up-to-date account of the archaeology of the Arabian Gulf from c. 4500-1500 BC. She offers a new interpretation of the structure of the urban, centralized and probably literate society of the Early Dilmun period (c. 2000-1800 BC) using material from the recently excavated site of Saar on the main Bahrain island. Like the neighboring societies in Oman and the Emirates, Dilmun was greatly influenced by its participation in the complex trade routes linking it to Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley.

    • A readable account of Dilmun civilisation, a key topic in Middle Eastern archaeology, same formula and approach as author's successful Sumer and the Sumerians
    • Incorporates and interprets the latest archaeological research
    • Reconstructs the economic and social structures of the ancient peoples of the Arabian Gulf
    • Will be essential for courses on the archaeology of the Middle East
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    "Crawford provides and authoritative summary of the archaeological past of an intriguing and little-known country, Dilmun....Crawford's book is a well-illustrated introduction to the archaeological `problem' of Dilmun. Clearly a scholarly work, it deserves a place in college and university libraries. All levels." Choice

    "...both the thorough updating of all the available information and the richness of her remarks and working hypotheses have resulted in a very stimulating contribution for her own colleagues in the field..." Pierre Lombard, American Journal of Archaeology

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    • Date Published: March 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521586795
    • length: 188 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10 mm
    • weight: 0.34kg
    • contains: 49 b/w illus. 5 maps
    • availability: Available
  • 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.

  • Author

    Harriet E. W. Crawford, University College London

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