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CHAPTER 2 I Early Societies in Southwest Asia and the Indo-European Migrations 57 FOR FURTHER READING Maria Eugenia Aubet. The Phoenicians and the West: Politics, Colonies, and Trade. Trans. by M. Turton. Cambridge, 1993. A scholarly synthesis based on archaeological finds as well as written records. Elizabeth Wayland Barber. The Mummies of Uriimchi. New York, 1999. Brings archaeological evidence to bear on the early Indo- European migrations, especially those to the Tarim Basin. . Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years. New York, 1994. Fascinating study of ancient textiles, which the author argues was a craft industry dominated by women from the earliest times. Trevor Bryce. The Kingdom of the Hittites. New ed. Oxford, 2005. A solid, scholarly account of Hittite history, with an emphasis on political issues. . Life and Society in the Hittite World. Oxford, 2002. Com- plements Bryce's political history by exploring social and eco- nomic issues. Israel Finkelstein and Neil Asher Silberman. The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts. New York, 2001. Interprets the Hebrew scriptures and early Israelite history in light of numerous archaeological discoveries. Andrew George, trans. The Epic of Gilgamesh. London, 1999. A careful study and fresh translation of the best-known Meso- potamian literary work prepared on the basis of recently dis- covered texts. Michael Grant. The History of Ancient Israel. New York, 1984. A lively and accessible popular account by a leading historian of the ancient world. Amelie Kuhrt. The Ancient Near East, c. 3000-330 B.C. 2 vols. London, 1994. Detailed, scholarly account of ancient Meso- potamia and neighboring societies. J. P. Mallory. In Search of the Indo-Europeans: Language, Archae- ology, and Myth. London, 1989. Carefully reviews modern theories about early Indo-European speakers in light of both the linguistic and the archaeological evidence. and Victor H. Main The Tarim Mummies: Ancient China and the Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the West. London, 2000. A cautious analysis of the Indo-European migrants to the Tarim Basin, drawing heavily on linguistic evidence. William H. McNeill and Jean Sedlar, eds. The Ancient Near East. New York, 1968. A collection of primary sources in transla- tion, concentrating on Mesopotamia and Egypt. , eds. The Origins of Civilization. New York, 1968. Like its companion volume just cited, a collection of translated sources concentrating on Mesopotamia and Egypt. Sabatino Moscati, ed. The Phoenicians. New York, 1988. A lav- ishly illustrated volume with essays by experts on all dimen- sions of Phoenician society and history. Hans J. Nissen. The Early History of the Ancient Near East, 9000-2000 B.C. Trans. by E. Lutzeier. Chicago, 1988. A bril- liant synthesis of scholarship on the development of cities and complex society in Mesopotamia and neighboring regions.

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