Contents: Preface; Theoretical underpinnings: towards a definition of collecting; Introduction to Mesopotamian society; Mesopotamian collecting in the third millennium b.c.e.; Mesopotamian collecting in the second millennium b.c.e.; Mesopotamian collecting in the first millennium b.c.e.; Conclusion; Appendix: Chronology of Mesopotania; Bibliography; Index.
Allison Karmel Thomason is Associate Professor of History at Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, USA.
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