List of figures. Maps. Plates and Tables. Acknowledgements. 1. Introduction 2. An Artefactual Basis for the Past 3. Digging Before Excavation 4. Practical Pioneers and Theoretical Problems 5. Harbingers in the Levant 6. The Land that Two Rivers Made 7. The Ubadaidian Inheritance 8. The Household as Enterprise 9. What we're Getting to Know and What we Need to Do. Notes. Bibliography. Index.
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