26. Early Settlement and Irrigation on the Deh Luran Plain: Village and Early State Societies in Southwestern Iran

Author(s): James A. Neely, Henry T. Wright



The Deh Luran Plain is a microcosm of Mesopotamia, and important for the study of a variety of processes in cultural evolution. In this volume, the first of three planned on this project, the authors present a detailed archaeological survey covering periods from the earliest occupation of the plain up to the mid-third millennium BC. The data presented are relevant to the development of villages, irrigation agriculture, stratified societies, and the appearance of the first states in a changing nexus of interregional competition and exchange. New methods for estimating past populations are introduced.

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See related books:
Memoir 47. Elamite and Achaemenid Settlement on the Deh Luran Plain: Towns and Villages of the Early Empires in Southwestern Iran, edited by Henry T. Wright and James A. Neely.
Memoir 13. An Early Town on the Deh Luran Plain: Excavations at Tepe Farukhabad, edited by Henry T. Wright.

Publication Information:

Publisher: Museum of Anthropology

Month of Publication: January

Year of Publication: 1994

Location: Ann Arbor, MI

# of Pages: 234

Additional Information:

Price: $20

ISBN: 978-0-915703-36-4

Monograph Series / Number: Technical Reports, 26

Tables / Illustrations: 36 tables, 84 illustr.