January 31, 2017
"The Organization of Irrigated Agriculture in Southern Mesopotamia"
Postdoctoral Scholar of the Oriental Institute
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Edgar and Deborah Jannotta Mesopotamian Gallery of the Oriental Institute
She will discuss the modes of ancient agricultural production in southern Mesopotamia. We learn about how the Euphrates and Tigris rivers were controlled to provide irrigation water and be protected from the flood. In addition, we will investigate the administrative system behind the organization of irrigation and agricultural tasks in Mesopotamia.