Re: [ANE-2] Haaretz article on Megiddo
- Hans Nissen writes (quoting Finkbeiner 1991) that during the final
centuries of the fourth millennium, the area at Uruk-Warka most densely
covered by Late Uruk pottery and most probably settled in this period,
covers at least 250 hectares or 2.5 square kilometers, with the
possibility of extending beyond that (Uruk Mesopotamia & Its
Neighbors, Ed.Mitchell S. Rothman, pp.153-4).
> I believe you misprinted the area of Uruk; 150 hectares is more likely
>(cf. Finkbeiner AUWE 4). Anyway, the Haretz paper is rubbish.
>Dr Rafal Kolinski
> Institute of Prehistory
> Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan
>Eliot Braun wrote:
>> It would be better not to read this fund of misinformation.
>> Just for the record, Uruk/Warka was ca 650 hectares ca. the beginning of
>4th mill. Megiddo, at its height (and it wall all down hill after that!)
>was ca. 50 hectares at the end of the 4th mill.