Life and Land Use on the Bahrain Islands: The Geoarchaeology of an Ancient Society

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University of Chicago Press, 1983 - 339 էջ
According to archeological and historical records, the Bahrain Islands of the Arabian Gulf were the home of a flourishing civilization four thousant years ago. Then, as now, these islands served as an important locus of maritime trade, but they were also characterized as a land of copious artesian springs and fertile fields. Modern Bahrain, in contrast, is beset by environmental and demographic problems: the depletion of the artesian water supply, abandonment of rural agricultural lands, and rapid population growth. In this exemplary interdisciplinary study, Curtis E. Larsen combines archeological, geological, historical, and anthropological methods to reconstruct the paleoenvironmental and socioeconomic context that links Bahrain's present to its past.
 

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BahrainThe Present
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Prehistory and History of Bahrain
24
Land Use Patterns
74
Environmental Perspectives
114
Geoarcheological Synthesis
187
Ceramic Analysis
209
Catalog of Archeological Sites
295
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Curtis E. Larsen is currently an archeologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.

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