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Water and Ancient Cities: Urban Supply Systems


This collection of articles from WIREs Water addresses how ancient urban societies have dealt with water, securing supply and negotiating changes over time across a wide spectrum of cultures, environments, and periods of time.



Curated by Federica Sulas and Kirk French, Associate Editors, and Vernon Scarborough, Senior Editor

Introduction

Water and ancient cities: Urban supply systems
Editorial Commentary
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Published Online: May 08 2020
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1441
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Water and urban landscapes

Southern Mesopotamia: Water and the rise of urbanism
Primer
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Published Online: May 26 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1362
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Diversity in ancient Maya water management strategies and landscapes at Caracol, Belize, and Tikal, Guatemala
Focus Article
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Published Online: Dec 06 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1332
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Sociopolitical organization, landscape change, and hydraulic engineering in the Teotihuacan Valley, Mexico: 1250 B.C.–A.D. 1810
Advanced Review
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Published Online: Jan 29 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1335
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Managing urban water

Management of water resources over time in semiarid regions: The case of Gerasa/Jerash in Jordan
Overview
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Published Online: Dec 05 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1403
Abstract Full article on Wiley Online Library:   HTML | PDF
Urban water supply in Punic and Roman Sardinia
Overview
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Published Online: Sep 26 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1313
Abstract Full article on Wiley Online Library:   HTML | PDF
Between sea and river: Water in medieval Scandinavian towns
Overview
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Published Online: Mar 31 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1346
Abstract Full article on Wiley Online Library:   HTML | PDF

Valuing water and urban cultures

The role of water in the emergence of the pre‐Columbian Native American City Cahokia
Overview
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Published Online: Jun 09 2015
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1094
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Prolonged droughts, short‐term responses, and diaspora: the power of water and pilgrimage at the sacred cenotes of Cara Blanca, Belize
Focus Article
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Published Online: Apr 20 2016
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1148
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Water and wealth in medieval Sicily: The case of the Admiral's Bridge and Arab‐Norman Palermo (10th–13th centuries)
Focus Article
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Published Online: Jul 28 2019
DOI: 10.1002/wat2.1363
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