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The Uruk Expansion: Cross Cultural Exchange in Early Mesopotamian Civilization
Guillermo Algaze in Current Anthropology Volume 30:5:1989 (571-608)

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Godin Tepe sits astride the Khorasan Road, historically the most important of the east-west routes across the Zagros Mountains into Iran, following the course of the Diyala River Valley ...

Godin Tepe is strategically situated in the southeastern corner of the Kangavar Valley near a natural entrance cut by the Gamas Ab River and thus in a position to control overland traffic across the valley. On the highest point of the mound was uncovered a small fort surrounded by a larger and apparently otherwise indigenous settlement. The fort appears to have been inhabited by settlers from the Uruk world, since the associated assemblage included a variety of ceramic types ......

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