EVOLUTION OF URBAN SOCIETY (By Robert Adams., Aldine Press, Chicago. 1965.)
Compares evolution of near-Eastern civilization with evolution of civilization in Mexico. Highlights similarities and differences in the way urban civilizations began. Especially useful for the general reader.
LAND BEHIND BAGHDAD
(By Robert Adams., University of Chicago Press, 1965.)
Irrigation's role in civilization, as seen through a study of the Diyala Plains.
THE URUK COUNTRYSIDE
(By Robert Adams and Hans Nissen., University of Chicago Press, 1972.)
Uruk may have been the first urban center; one of the most important studies of how a city developed in a world that never had cities before.
THE RISE & FALL OF THE MAYA CIVILIZATION
(By J.Eric Thompson., University of Oklahoma Press, 1977.)
History of the Maya civilization from its early origins to the abandonment of its great cities. Includes discussions of what a typical day in the life of a Mayan might have been like. Especially useful for the general reader.
(By David Hurst Thomas., New York: Holt, Reinhart & Winston, 1989.)
How archaeology began in the Americas, and how it relates to science and social science. Includes explanations of how to reconstruct ancient ways of life from fragmentary elements.
- Compiled by Dr. Kent V. Flannery, University of Michigan