Bronze Age, Iron Age

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4000-3100 – Uruk Period
3700-3000 – Maykop (in the original Kurgan; now considered Caucasian)
3300 to 2600 – Yamna Culture (Pit Grave Culture), Kurgan Stalae
3300 to 2500 BC – Afansievo culture
3700 (?) – Gaizantepe
3500 – Proto-Harappan Culture
3200 – Luxor


Mesopotamia
Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization – Paul Kriwaczek
Ancient Mesopotamia: Portrait of a Dead Civilization  – Leo A. Oppenheim
Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia – Karen Rhea Nemet-Nejat
A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 BC – Marc Van de Mieroop

Egypt (Predynastic/Old Kingdom/Middle Kingdom)
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt – Toby Wilkinson
Gods and Men in Egypt: 3000 BCE to 395 CE – Françoise Dunand
Daily Life in Ancient Egypt – Kasia Szpakowska
The Twilight of Ancient Egypt: First Millennium B.C.E – Karol Mysliwiec

Europe (Celts/Minoa)
The Celts – Nora Chadwick

South Asia and Indus Valley Civilization
A Peaceful Realm : The Rise And Fall of the Indus Civilization – Jane McIntosh

China
The Archaeology of China: From the Late Paleolithic to the Early Bronze Age – Li Liu, Xingcan Chen
Defining Chu: Image And Reality in Ancient China – Constance A. Cook, John S. Major
Early China: A Social and Cultural History – Li Feng
China in the Early Bronze Age – Robert L. Thorp

Mycenaean Greece and Troy
Trojans and their Neighbors – Trevor Bryce
Greece in the Bronze Age – Emily Townsend Vermeule

Hittites
The Kingdom of the Hittites – Trevor Bryce
The Hittites and Their World – Billie Jean Collins
Hittite Myths – Harry A. Hoffner

Assyria and Babylon
The Interpretation of Dreams in the Ancient Near East – Leo A. Oppenheim
King Hammurabi of Babylon: A Biography – Marc Van De Meroop

Bronze Age Collapse/Sea Peoples
1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed – Eric Cline

Ancient Israel
Ancient Israel: From Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple – Hershel Shanks
The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology’s New Vision of Ancient Israel and the Origin of Its Sacred Texts – Israel Finkelstein

China (Zhou Dynasty)
(actually having a really hard time finding good sources. check back later)

Olmec
Mexico: From the Olmecs to the Aztecs –  Michael D. Coe

currently seeking: good sources on China during this period (roughly Zhou dynasty); books on North Chico civilization