Euphrates River Valley settlement; the Carchemish sector in the third millennium BC.
Euphrates River Euphrates River
Turkish Firat Nehri Arabic Nahr al Furat
River, Middle East. The largest river in Southwest Asia, it rises in Turkey and flows southeast across Syria and through Iraq. Valley settlement; the Carchemish sector in the third millennium BC.
Ed. by Edgar Peltenburg.
It was densely populated in its time, about 5,000 years ago, but it is archeologically inaccessible. Carchemish was one of the great capital cities of the ancient Near East, but most of our information about it comes from rescue excavations (conducted upon the building of new dams) which revealed ceremonial monuments, mortuary evidence, fortified fortified (fôrt´fīd),
adj containing additives more potent than the principal ingredient. settlements and temples as well as material in Carchemish hinterlands, pastoral nomads, ranked societies and state formation. The 18 papers here include overviews of regional dimensions, including evidence of geopolitics geopolitics, method of political analysis, popular in Central Europe during the first half of the 20th cent., that emphasized the role played by geography in international relations. and social-cultural identity, settlements of the middle Euphrates and Sajur River basins, including evidence from mounds about Bronze age Bronze Age, period in the development of technology when metals were first used regularly in the manufacture of tools and weapons. Pure copper and bronze, an alloy of copper and tin, were used indiscriminately at first; this early period is sometimes called the life and on rulers from terraces, and material culture in its broader context, including the evidence from metal artifacts artifacts
see specimen artifacts. , sealing practices, ceramics, luxury wares and the place of fruit stands in Bronze Age cultural life. Distributed in North America by The David Brown Book Co.
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