Ancient Civilizations: Mesopotamia
So far as we now know, "civilization," in the sense of "living in cities," first emerged in the Middle East at least 6,500 years ago. The oldest-known and longest-lived urban areas there include Eridu and Uruk (home of Gilgamesh), located in what is now southern Iraq. This collection includes resources for exploring the foundation, growth, and persistence of the long history of "Mesopotamia" (literally, "between the rivers") - the lands watered by the Tigris and Euphrates.
Site Type Keywords
Domestic Structure or Architectural Complex • Settlements • Town / City • Resource Extraction / Production / Transportation Structure or Features • Agricultural or Herding • Agricultural Field or Field Feature • Canal or Canal Feature • Water Control Feature • Road, Trail, and Related Structures or Features • Non-Domestic Structures
complex societies • Cultural Ecology • Riparian Communities • Riparian • Irrigation Canal System • Landscape Evolution • Riparian Vegetation • Malacology • Image Analysis • Marsh Environment
Archaeological Overview • Reconnaissance / Survey • Environment Research • Consultation • Data Recovery / Excavation • Methodology, Theory, or Synthesis • Research Design / Data Recovery Plan • Site Evaluation / Testing • Systematic Survey • Ethnographic Research
IQ (ISO Country Code) • Republic of Iraq (Country) • Asia (Continent) • Maysan (State / Territory) • Dhi Qar (State / Territory) • Iraq • Al Qadisiyah (State / Territory) • An Najaf (State / Territory) • Wasit (State / Territory) • Mesopotamia