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Iraq's Marsh Arabs in the Garden of Eden

Author: Edward L Ochsenschlager
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, [2004] ©2004
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What can the present tell us about the past? From 1968 to 1990, Edward Ochsenschlager conducted ethnoarchaeological fieldwork near a mound called al-Hiba, in the marshes of southern Iraq. In examining the material culture of three tribes--their use of mud, reed, wood, and bitumen, and their husbandry of cattle, water buffalo, and sheep--he chronicles what is now a lost way of life. He helps us understand ancient  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ochsenschlager, Edward L.
Iraq's Marsh Arabs in the Garden of Eden.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, [2004]
x, 285 pages ; 24 cm
(DLC) 10856321
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edward L Ochsenschlager
ISBN: 9781934536759 193453675X 1322513252 9781322513256
OCLC Number: 880438658
Description: 1 online resource (312 pages) : illustrations (some color), map
Contents: In the Garden of Eden --
The people of Al-Hiba --
Ways and means --
Mud household utensils and storage containers --
Mud musical instruments, toys, jewelry, and ammunition --
Mud architecture and ancillary structures --
Baked pottery --
Mats, baskets, and other objects made of reeds and rushes --
Reed architecture --
Wood, boats, and bitumen --
Bovine husbandry --
Sheep --
Village weavers --
The photographs of John Henry Haynes --
Death under glass.
Responsibility: Edward L. Ochsenschlager.
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