Regional Approaches to Mesopotamian Archaeology: The Contribution of Archaeological Surveys

  title={Regional Approaches to Mesopotamian Archaeology: The Contribution of Archaeological Surveys},
  author={Tony James Wilkinson},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Research},
  • T. Wilkinson
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • Geography
  • Journal of Archaeological Research
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