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Download e-book for iPad: Ancient West Asian Civilization: Geoenvironment and Society by Akira Tsuneki, Shigeo Yamada, Ken-ichiro Hisada

By Akira Tsuneki, Shigeo Yamada, Ken-ichiro Hisada

ISBN-10: 9811005532

ISBN-13: 9789811005534

ISBN-10: 9811005540

ISBN-13: 9789811005541

This e-book explores facets of the traditional civilization in West Asia, which has had a superb impression on glossy human society―agriculture, metallurgy, towns, writing, nearby states, and monotheism, all of which seemed first in West Asia throughout the 10th to first millennia BC.
The editors in particular use the time period "West Asia" because the "Middle East" is noticeable as an Eurocentric time period. through the use of this time period, the booklet hopes to mitigate capability bias (i.e. ancient and Western) through the use of a natural geographical time period. even if, the "West Asia" zone is similar to that of the narrower "Middle East," which encompasses glossy Iran and Turkey from east to west and Turkey and the Arabian Peninsula from north to south.
This quantity assembles study from diversified disciplines, similar to the average sciences, archaeology and philology/linguistics, so as to take on the query of which situations and tactics those major cultural phenomena happened in West Asia. Scrutinizing topics comparable to the kin among weather, geology and human actions, the origins of wheat cultivation and animal domestication, the advance of metallurgy, the delivery of urbanization and writing, old non secular traditions, in addition to the therapy of cultural history, the booklet undertakes a complete research of West Asian Civilization that supplied the typical heritage to cultures in a variety of parts of the globe, together with Europe and Asia.
These contributions will try and show a clean imaginative and prescient which emphasizes the typical cultural foundation among Europe and West Asia, status towards the worldwide antagonism symbolized through the speculation of "Clash of Civilizations."

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Sapiens reached the western peninsula via its southern coast as early as 125 ka (Armitage et al. 2011). Paleoenvironmental studies in the Red Sea have revealed that, because of the global sea-level fall during the last glacial maximum (LGM), a land bridge existed across the Bab-el-Mandeb, the strait connecting the Gulf of Aden with the Red Sea (Fenton et al. 2000), which allowed humans to migrate across the strait. At the same time, the Persian Gulf, which lies to the north of the peninsula, was a shallow water body, or it may have completely dried up.

For example, the borax deposits of Turkey constitute more than half of the world borax reserves. In Iran, in addition to Precambrian iron deposits formed as a result of global iron mineralization, lead–zinc and porphyry copper deposits are also found. In northeastern Iraq, igneous activity has been responsible for the formation of many hydrothermal metallic deposits, for example, the Serguza lead–zinc deposit, the iron deposits of the Zagros suture zone, the Marapasta iron deposit, and Panjvin chromite (Jassim and Goff 2006).

Iraq is located in the northeast corner of the Arabian tectonic plate. Most of Iraq is lowland and arc-like terrane. However, a small part of northeast Iraq is a continuation of the Zagros Heights and has mountainous morphology. The Euphrates, and Tigris Rivers transfer sediments produced by weathering of the rocks from the surrounding highlands and have played an important role in formation of the Mesopotamian Plain. From the northwest, the plain dips toward the Persian Gulf by about 10 cm per kilometer.

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