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Early urban development in the Near East.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17761874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It has been thought that the first cities in the Near East were spatially extensive and grew outward from a core nucleated village while maintaining a more or less constant density in terms of persons or households per unit of area. The general applicability outside of the Near East of this southern Mesopotamian.derived model has been questioned recently, and variations from it are increasingly recognized. We can now demonstrate that such variation was present at the beginnings of urbanism in the Near East as well.
Jason A Ur; Philip Karsgaard; Joan Oates
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  317     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  2007 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-31     Completed Date:  2007-09-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1188     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anthropology, Harvard University, 11 Divinity Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cities / history*
History, Ancient
Comment In:
Science. 2007 Aug 31;317(5842):1164-5   [PMID:  17761861 ]

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