Fourteen. Irrigation

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Ariel M. Bagg

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch14

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Bagg, A. M. (2012) Irrigation, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch14

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Leipzig, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • Ancient Near East irrigation, and irrigation techniques;
  • Ancient Near East, the Fertile Crescent;
  • water shortage, not much of a problem;
  • side-effects of irrigation, negative impact;
  • counterpoise lift, as shaduf;
  • furrow irrigation, in small channels;
  • Southern Mesopotamia (Sumer and Babylonia);
  • The Middle Euphrates, ancient canal remains;
  • “irrigation agriculture in Babylonia/dry-farming in Assyria”;
  • Nineveh's irrigation, Mount Musri canal system

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Southern Mesopotamia (Sumer and Babylonia)

  • The Middle Euphrates

  • Northern Mesopotamia (Assyria)

  • Guide to Further Reading