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The Evidence for Trade

in Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780226013770
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226013787 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226013787.003.0006
The Evidence for Trade

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This chapter reviews the evidence for imports and exports to and from southern Mesopotamian cities in the fourth millennium. It discusses existing evidentiary biases that need to be resolved before a true accounting can be made of the role of trade in the emergence of early Sumerian civilization.

Keywords: imports; exports; southern Mesopotamia; Sumerian civilization

Chapter.  2639 words. 

Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE)

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