Landscapes and raw material regimes

The significance of the diversely structured raw material region for the life conditions of the populations of the Iranian highlands is evident. However, for the first time, this basic constant of the “Highlandscapes” in the Iranian highlands shall be examined in diachronic manner and in its diversity and shall be analyzed according to its effects on economic and social practices. Which highland-specific resource regimes could develop in the pre-historic until pre-modern highland societies and which effects did they have on the social institutions and networks?

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