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The use of water cisterns has been traced back to the Neolithic Age; this paper thus presents a brief historical development of water cisterns worldwide over the last 5500 years.

The use of water cisterns has been traced back to the Neolithic Age; this paper thus presents a brief historical development of water cisterns worldwide over the last 5500 years. This paper is not an exhaustive presentation of all that is known today about water cisterns, but rather provides some characteristic examples of cistern technology in a chronological manner extending from prehistoric times to the present. The examples of water cistern technologies and management practices given in this paper may have some importance for water resource sustainability for the present and future.

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    • 2013-11-21
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.3390/w5041916
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    Mays, L., Antoniou, G., & Angelakis, A. (2013). History of Water Cisterns: Legacies and Lessons. Water, 5(4), 1916-1940. doi:10.3390/w5041916

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