Decimal degrees: 32.19N, 48.25 E; WGS84.
UTM: 39S, 240741(e), 3564812(n); WGS84.
Modern Name: Shush
Non-Latin Local Name: شوش
Confidence: 5 = Medium, co-ordinate may be imprecise. Suggest co-ordinate ->


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Sites and Landscapes in 3D: Susa Andrew Sherratt and Francesco Menotti
Sites and Landscapes in 3D: Susa (2006)
Three-dimensional VRML geographical map of Susa located within the irrigated alluvial plain of Khuzestan, a well-watered plain between the Persian Gulf to the south and the Zagros mountains to the north.
Exploring Routes and Plains in Southwest Iran Cameron Petrie
Exploring Routes and Plains in Southwest Iran (2005)
Satellite imaging has given a new dimension to fieldwork in the varied terrain of Southwestern Iran, where the Zagros mountains separate the Mesopotamian lowlands from highland Iran, and whose successive ridges enclose fertile intermontane valleys. These fertile enclaves were often settled as early as the Neolithic, and have a continuous history of occupation down to the present day. They gained a historical importance as stepping stones on routes through the mountains (both for transhumance and trade), and as nodal points in the formation of political units.
Sites from Satellites: Susa, Iran Andrew Sherratt
Sites from Satellites: Susa, Iran (2004)
Seen from space is the location of the major Bronze and Iron Age sites of Susa.
Environmental Change: The evolution of Mesopotamia Andrew Sherratt
Environmental Change: the evolution of Mesopotamia (2004)
The areas that were occupied by early farmers and town-dwellers were often very different from the landscapes that can be seen in the same areas today. Some of the most important changes took place in the great river basins where urban civilisation first emerged. Southern Mesopotamia (Iraq), the land of the two rivers, has been transformed over the last six thousand years by the changing relationships between rivers, land and sea. Although the pattern has not yet been reconstructed in detail, satellite imagery can be used to outline the major processes of change, and to visualise what an extraordinary landscape this was at the time of the first cities.


  Site Condition, Preservation and Accessibility
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