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Factors Hindering Our Understanding of the Sumerian Takeoff

in Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226013770
eISBN:
9780226013787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013787.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter details available evidence that bears on the initial emergence of urban civilization in the Mesopotamian alluvium. It outlines important conceptual and methodological problems that ... More


The Synergies of Civilization

in Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226013770
eISBN:
9780226013787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013787.003.0008
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter argues that the environmental and geographical advantages accruing to southern Mesopotamian societies and the increases in the density and agglomeration of populations in the alluvium ... More


Conclusions: The Mesopotamian Conjuncture

in Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226013770
eISBN:
9780226013787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226013787.003.0009
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter recapitulates the conjuncture of natural and created landscapes that underpinned the Sumerian takeoff. It also briefly addresses two important logical research corollaries of the takeoff ... More


Nutrients

Jaboury Ghazoul

in Dipterocarp Biology, Ecology, and Conservation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199639656
eISBN:
9780191827167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639656.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Soil type and nutrient availability play a major role in shaping the distributions of dipterocarps. The variety of soil types on which dipterocarp forests are found are described in this chapter. ... More


What Are Vineyards Made Of?

Alex Maltman

in Vineyards, Rocks, and Soils: The Wine Lover's Guide to Geology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190863289
eISBN:
9780197559871
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863289.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Soil Science

What strikes you first when looking at a vineyard? Perhaps the vines themselves? Your eye may be caught by random scatterings of gnarly old bushes or by the military neatness of rows of trained ... More


Geophysical Features of Coastal West Bengal

Rupendra Kumar Chattopadhyay

in The Archaeology of Coastal Bengal

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199481682
eISBN:
9780199091027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199481682.003.0003
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The geo-physical features of the vast stretch of land constituting the study area have been delineated in this chapter. The present study area mainly comprises the mature and active delta regions, ... More


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