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By Susan Pollock, Reinhard Bernbeck

Archaeologies of the center East presents an cutting edge creation to the archaeology of this attention-grabbing zone and a window on either its prior and current. Written by means of many of the most sensible archaeologists of the center East: students from varied backgrounds with a variety of pursuits and highbrow techniques assurance spans 100,000 years: from the Paleolithic to Hellenistic occasions Explores the connections among modern day politics and the social context of archaeological perform and diverse underutilized methods to archaeological interpretation Designed for scholar use

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Pp. 65–78. Bethesda, MD: CDL Press. Braidwood, Robert, 1960 The Agricultural Revolution. Scientific American 203:130–148. A CULTURAL-HISTORICAL FRAMEWORK 33 Briant, Pierre, 1988 Le nomadisme du Grand Roi. Iranica Antiqua 23:253–273. Briant, Pierre, 1999 War, Persian Society and Achaemenid Empire. In Soldiers, Society and War in the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Kurt Raaflaub and Nathan Rosenstein, eds. pp. 105–128. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. C. American Journal of Archaeology 76:270–281.

1097–1291) that has repercussions up to today. The Crusader polities in the Levant have traditionally been interpreted as well-integrated kingdoms in which gradually orientalizing Franks and the local population lived peacefully side by side. This older view has been replaced by one that sees the European invaders as a population restricted to their easily defensible castles and monumental monasteries, with practically no A CULTURAL-HISTORICAL FRAMEWORK 31 communication with the surrounding villagers (Smail 1995; Gabrieli 1973).

Texts tell of the appointment of daughters of the Mesopotamian kings as high priestesses in key cities, a practice also followed within the Mesopotamian heartland. Southern rule led to a reorientation of trading relationships toward the imperial center. In places where the Akkadian rulers were unable to control trade routes, these were disrupted, in an apparent attempt to monopolize trade. These efforts coincided with a temporary decline in Levantine trade with Egypt (Heinz 2002). Southwestern Iran – lowland Elam – fell under the direct control of the Akkadian kings and was governed by Mesopotamian officials.

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