David Price's

Irrigation Publication and Research Page

1986 "Review of Rivers of Empire by Donald Worster" in Not Man Apart 12(14):24.

1993 "The Evolution of Irrigation in Egypt's Fayoum Oasis: State, Village and Conveyance Loss", doctoral dissertation, University of Florida, August 1993.

1994 “Wittfogel’s Neglected Hydraulic/Hydroagricultural Distinction” Journal of Anthropological Research 50(2):187-204.  [Abstract]

 1995  "Water Theft in Egypt’s Fayoum Oasis: Emics, Etics, and the Illegal" in  Martin F. Murphy & Maxine L. Margolis eds., pp 96-110, Science, Materialism and the Study of Culture. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.

 1995 “The Cultural Effects of Conveyance Loss in Gravity-Fed Irrigation Systems” Ethnology 34(4):273-291.


 “Yemen and the Hydroagricultural Distinction” Paper presented at the University of Florida Department of Anthropology Colloquium.  April 14, 1989.

“Irrigation and Ethnoarchaeology: Recent Evidence from the Egyptian Fayoum” Paper given to the Archaeology colloquium at Simon Fraser University, Department of Archaeology.  April 1993.

“The Effects of Conveyance Loss on Gravity-Fed Irrigation Systems“ Paper presented in a session on “Economic Anthropology” at the Annual Meetings of the American Anthropological Association, November 1994, Atlanta, GA.

“The Relationship Between Power and Position in Irrigation Networks in Egypt’s Fayoum Oasis“ Paper presented at a session on “The Distribution of Productive Resources & It’s Impact on the Third World“, at the Annual Meetings of the Pacific Sociological Association, March 21, 1996, Seattle, WA, co-authored with Devon Brewer.