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Simulating the effects of salinization on irrigation agriculture in southern Mesopotamia

  title={Simulating the effects of salinization on irrigation agriculture in southern Mesopotamia},
  author={M. Altaweel},
A model of irrigation agriculture is applied to southern Mesopotamian for the areas around Nippur and Uruk. Field systems around late third millennium BC (Ur III period) cities are modeled in order to understand the effects of salinization and what strategies might limit progressive salinization that hinders agricultural yields. Scholars have long suspected that progressive salinization may constrain irrigation agriculture in southern Mesopotamia. This is not only demonstrated by modeling… Expand
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