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Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences.

A more or less permanently wet area of mineral soil (as opposed to a peaty area), typically found around the edges of a lake or on an undrained river flood-plain. Colloquially, ‘marsh’ is...

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Wetland Archaeology and the Role of Marshes in the Ancient Middle East

Tony J. Wilkinson.

in The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology

December 2012; p ublished online September 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Archaeology; Environmental Archaeology; Archaeology of the Near East. 9108 words.

This chapter provides an overview of the wetland resources of the Middle East, summarizes the somewhat meagre evidence for the preservation of wetland archaeology, and discusses how...

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