Mechanics of Trade in the Early Dynastic and Old Babylonian Periods
Di-Utu took Barnamtara's silver and grain to Dilmun and brought back wool, copper and more. This was his regular route and what he did as a profession; he was a merchant. Trade was bustling during the Early Dynastic III A and B periods, but we have a limited amount of information on the actions. What does remain are material items from the Royal Cemetery at Ur, archaeological evidence on the Iranian Plateau as well as tablets from Lagash.