Life and Land Use on the Bahrain Islands: The Geoarchaeology of an Ancient Society
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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Land Use Patterns
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Abbasid agricultural Akkadian Alat anhydrite aquifers Arabian coast Arabian Gulf archeological sites artesian water assemblage Bahrain Barbar II phase Barbar period Barbar ware Bibby bowls Carmathian centuries A.D. ceramic changes Cooking Wares Dammam deposits Dilmun Diraz dynasty Early Dynastic Early Islamic eastern Arabia eolian evaporites evidence excavation flint forms Gerrha glaze gray Hofuf Holocene indicate Isin-Larsa Islamic period island Italconsult Kassite Kassite period Khobar lacustrine lake land Late Islamic Level 24 light brown ware limestone located major Manama maritime trade Meluhha Mesopotamia modern Neo-Assyrian Neo-Babylonian orange ware paint Parthian patterns Persian Pleistocene population pottery pre-Barbar present Profile Qala'at al-Bahrain Qatif radiocarbon dates region sand Sasanian Saudi Arabia sea level sediments sequence settlement shows silt similar Southwest coastal plain stratigraphic suggested surface Temple tombs trade network Ubaid UGa UGa Umm an-Nar Ur III urban center vessels villages wadi zone