Kish and the Spatial Organization of Cities in Third-Millennium BC Southern Iraq

Citation:

Jason Ur. 2021. “Kish and the Spatial Organization of Cities in Third-Millennium BC Southern Iraq.” In From Sherds to Landscapes: Studies on the Ancient Near East in Honor of McGuire Gibson, edited by Mark Altaweel and Carrie Hritz, Pp. 227-239. Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Link to Full Volume (Open Access) Copy at https://j.mp/3pdNCOi
Kish and the Spatial Organization of Cities in Third-Millennium BC Southern Iraq

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.
See also: CORONA
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