Interaction of Ethnic Groups in the Early History of Mesopotamia

Kozyreva Nelli V.

The author tries to reconstruct the hypothetical model of the long-term processes which were going on in the region of Great Mesopotamia in VI–III millennium BC, when in the course of periodical migrations different cultural entities interacted in economical, ideological and other fields. Recent studies in archaeology and early history of the Ancient Near East led to important corrections of our view of the early history of Mesopotamia and the origin of the Akkadian dynasty.

Keywords: Great Mesopotamia, migrations, ethno-cultural groups