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Middle Asia Takes Center Stage

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Science  03 Aug 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5838, pp. 586-590
DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5838.586

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RAVENNA, ITALY-- Long dismissed as a backwater, the vast area between Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley is now revealing a tapestry of wealthy urban centers that shaped humanity's first concerted attempt at city life.