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New Publication: Space and Structure in Early Mesopotamian Cities (Dumbarton Oaks)

September 28, 2020

Just published: the proceedings from the 2017 conference at Dumbarton Oaks in Washington DC, Landscapes of Pre-Industrial Cities.  Prof. Ur's contribution examines three phases of urbanism in Mesopotamia, each with dramatically different structures, and each differing from the expectations of Gordon Childe's classic model of early cities.  Click ...

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New Publication: Near Eastern Landscapes and Declassified U2 Aerial Imagery

New Publication: Near Eastern Landscapes and Declassified U2 Aerial Imagery

March 15, 2019

Just appeared: Near Eastern Landscapes and Declassified U2 Aerial Imagery by Emily Hammer and Jason Ur.  Read it online here (Open Access).

Abstract:

 

Recently declassified photographs taken by U2 spy planes in the 1950s and 1960s provide an important new source of historical aerial imagery useful for Eurasian archaeology. Like other sources of historical imagery, U2 photos provide a window into...

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