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Hamoukar: Redrawing the Map of the World’s Earliest Cities

Synopsis
Clemens Reichel, Research Associate at the Oriental Institute, explains the importance of the groundbreaking archaeological expedition he co-directed at Hamoukar in Northern Syria. Until recently, archaeologists believed that urban civilization first arose in Southern Mesopotamia, or modern day Iraq. Work at Hamoukar has revealed a separate and equally ancient urban movement to the north of the area that has been traditionally regarded as the birthplace of "the city."
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2007
Year of production
2007
Notes
Available as a streamed video or audio podcast
Subjects
Archaeology
Keywords
ancient civilisations; cities; Syria; archaeological sites

Credits

Contributor
Clemens Reichel

Distributor

Name

University of Chicago, Research at Chicago

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