Jason A. Ur. 2018. “Kish and the Spatial Organization of Cities in 3rd millennium BC Southern Iraq.” In From Sherds to Landscapes: Studies in the Ancient Near East in Honor of McGuire Gibson, edited by Mark Altaweel and Carrie Hritz, Pp. 229-241. Chicago: University of Chicago Oriental Institute. Copy at https://j.mp/2mPXZrZ
Abstract:Despite its social, geopolitical, and historiographical significance, the city of Kish has been largely left out of archaeological discussions of early Mesopotamian urbanism. This study will combine the results of McGuire Gibson’s 1966-67 surface collection with various geospatial datasets that did not exist or were unavailable to him at the time of his fieldwork (declassified intelligence satellite photographs, digital terrain data, and recent commercial satellite imagery) to reassess Kish’s urban development and compare it to contemporary cities elsewhere in Mesopotamia.
Last updated on 07/29/2018
Supporting online geospatial data: https://doi.org/10.7910/DVN/27163