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The Sumerian Takeoff

"Economic geographers correctly note that regional variations in economic activity and population agglomeration are always the result of self-reinforcing processes of resource production, accumulation, exchange, and innovation. This article proposes that essentially similar forces account for the emergence of the world’s earliest cities in the alluvial lowlands of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers (Southern Mesopotamia), sometime during the second half of the fourth millennium BC..."

Author(s):  Algaze, Guillermo
Format:  Article
Publisher:  eScholarship initiative of the California Digital Library
Date:  2005
Source:  Structure and Dynamics: eJournal of Anthropological and Related Sciences
Volume Info:  2005
Volume:  1
Number:  1