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Title: Water, Culture and Power
Description: Water is the source of life. In the midst of a global climate change, environmental crises for water resources and the political debates over water, we have come to the full realization of our complete dependence on water. This course investigates our long term attachment and engagement with water using archaeology, environmental history, visual, literary and historical sources. The cultural and political aspects of water around springs, rivers, lakes, marshes, and living by the sea are explored from the Last Ice Age to late antiquity. Human societies small or large tended to live close to water, near marshes, springs or lakes and made wise use of water resources using a variety of different technologies. We will explore water management in ancient cities of the Near East and classical antiquity in the Mediterranean.
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Name: Omur Harmansah
Online Course: No
Affiliation: Brown University
Field: Archaeology,Cultural
Material Type: Syllabus
Course Level: Introductory
Student Type: Undergraduate
Class Size: Up to 20
Geography: Middle East

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