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Water Engineering in the Ancient World – Archaeological and Climate Perspectives on Societies of Ancient South America, the Middle East, and South-East Asia - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Water Engineering in the Ancient World: Archaeological and Climate Perspectives on Societies of Ancient South America, the Middle East, and South-East Asia

Charles R. Ortloff

Abstract

Charles Ortloff provides a new perspective on archaeological studies of the urban and agricultural water supply and distribution systems of the major ancient civilizations of South America, the Middle East, and South-East Asia, by using modern computer analysis methods to extract the true hydraulic/hydrological knowledge base available to these peoples. His many new revelations about the capabilities and innovations of ancient water engineers force us to re-evaluate what was known and practised in the hydraulic sciences in ancient times. Given our current concerns about global warming and its ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199239092
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199239092.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles R. Ortloff, author