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Life and Land Use on the Bahrain Islands : The Geoarchaeology of an Ancient Society - Curtis E. Larsen

Life and Land Use on the Bahrain Islands

The Geoarchaeology of an Ancient Society

Paperback Published: 1st January 1983
ISBN: 9780226469065
Number Of Pages: 360

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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.

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Series Editors'
Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Bahrain--The Present
Prehistory and History of Bahrain
Land Use Patterns
Environmental Perspectives
Geoarcheological Synthesis
Ceramic Analysis
Catalog of Archeological Sites
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780226469065
ISBN-10: 0226469069
Series: Prehistoric Archaeology & Ecology S.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 360
Published: 1st January 1983
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.0 x 20.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.57