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Dilmun and its Gulf Neighbours (Harriet Crawford) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1998) 9780521583480
Dilmun and its Gulf Neighbours (Harriet Crawford) Hardcover Book, (Cambridge University Press, 1998) 9780521583480
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Title: Dilmun and its Gulf Neighbours

Author: Crawford, Harriet

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 1998

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780521583480

Volumes: 1; Pages: 186

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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 B.C. She offers a new interpretation of the structure of the urban, centralized and probably literate society of the Early Dilmun period (c. 2000-1800 B.C.) 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.Contents1. The setting2. The earliest settlements3. The development of Dilmun4. The expansion of Dilmun: settlement and architecture5. Dilmun: graves and artefacts6. The Oman Peninsula: settlement and architecture7. The Oman Peninsula: graves and artefacts8. Dilmun: development and decline. An overview.Reviews"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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