• Author : Arrowheads of the Neolithic Levant
  • Publisher : Eisenbrauns
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 0931464765
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A multi-dimensional seriation analysis of arrowhead assemblages from Neolithic sites in the Levant is presented. An attempt is made to correlate the relative dating obtained by seriation with stratigraphie evidence and available C-14 dates. The implications of the analysis for the study of diffusion processes and sub-regional contacts is also discussed.


  • Author : Revolutions in the Desert
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2016-11-25
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 9781315399935
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Revolutions in the Desert investigates the development of pastoral nomadism in the arid regions of the ancient Near East, challenging the prevailing notion that such societies left few remains appropriate for analytic study. Few prior studies have approached the deeper past of desert nomadic societies, which have been primarily recognized only as a complement to the study of sedentary agricultural societies in the region. Based on decades of archaeological field work in the Negev of southern Israel, both excavations and surveys, and integrating materials from adjacent regions, Revolutions in the Desert offers a deeper and more dynamic view of the rise of herding societies beyond the settled zone. Rosen offers the first archaeological analysis of the rise of herding in the desert, from the first introduction of domestic goats and sheep into the arid zones, more than eight millennia ago, to the evolution of more recent Bedouin societies. The adoption of domestic herds by hunter-gatherer societies, contemporary with and peripheral to the first farming settlements, revolutionized all aspects of desert life, including subsistence, trade, cult, social organization, and ecology. Inviting processual comparison to the agricultural revolution and the secondary spread of domestication beyond the Near East, this volume traces the evolution of nomadic societies in the archaeological record and examines their ecological, economic and social adaptations to the deserts of the Southern Levant. With maps and illustrations from the author’s own collection, Revolutions in the Desert is a thoughtful and engaging approach to the archaeology of desert nomadic societies.


  • Author : The Harra and the Hamad
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 1999-01-01
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 1850756147
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This book is the first in a series of reports on fieldwork carried out n eastern Jordan, 1979-1991. It presents evidence for the Epipalaeolithic period docused on the site of Dhuweila, a hunting camp used in the 7th and 6th millennia BC, and surrounding camps making use of desert 'kites', their chipped and ground stone industries, animal remains, botanical remains and rock art. Also includes an edited summary of work by Uzbek and Russian scholars on hunting traps and animal migration patterns on the Ustiurt plateau in Uzbekistan.


  • Author : Life in Neolithic Farming Communities
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2006-04-11
  • Pages : 325
  • ISBN : 9780306471667
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Drawing on both the results of recent archaeological research and anthropological theory, leading experts synthesize current thinking on the nature of and variation within Neolithic social arrangements. The authors analyze archaeological data within a range of methodological and theoretical perspectives to reconstruct key aspects of ritual practices, labor organization, and collective social identity at the scale of the household, community, and region.


  • Author : The Neolithic site of Abu Ghosh
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : IND:30000094756594
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The Neolithic site of Abu Ghosh is located in the Judean Hills, west of Jerusalem. Situated on a wide terrace on the western bank of a small wadi traversing the modern village of Abu Ghosh, the northern area of the site was severely damaged by construction work in the early 1990s. This report details the salvage excavation of 1995, conducted by the authors on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority. The chapters deal accordingly with: Location; geology; architecture; lithic assemblage; use-wear analysis of sickles and glossed pieces; groundstone assemblage; pottery; small finds; human remains and fauna.


  • Author : The lithic industries of Zahrat adh Dhra 2 and the pre pottery Neolithic period of the Southern Levant
  • Publisher : British Archaeological Reports Ltd
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : UOM:39015061762202
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The site of Zahrat Adh-Dhra '2 (ZAD 2) is located on the eastern side of the Lisan Peninsula of the Dead Sea and has been the subject of excavation from 1999 to 2002. By analysing the lithic assemblage from this site, Sayej seeks to explore the nature of early Neolithic societies in this area and provide an understanding of their subsistence practcies. By studying the lithics from ZAD 2 in terms of lithic technology, typology, microwear analysis and experimental work (plus dating evidence), and comparing these with other sites in the southern Levant. Sayej is in a position to critique the division of material culture into PPNA and EPPNB phases, arguing that the latter is ill-defined and most probably redundant.


  • Author : The Earliest Prehistory of Cyprus
  • Publisher : Amer School of Oriental
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Pages : 171
  • ISBN : UOM:39015054414779
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A collection of papers focusing on the remarkable recent developments concerning the earliest prehistory of Cyprus. They are presented by scholars immediately involved in research of this period, who discuss the evidence and its interpretation. The subjects covered include the recent findings from the period of earliest colonization of the island and the formation of Neolithic sedentary communities. There is also a review of evidence from the Levant. This collection of papers is essential reading for prehistorians and archaeologists working in the region. Contents: The First Humans and Last Pygmy Hippopotami of Cyprus (Alan H. Simmons); Some Comments on the Akrotiri Aetokremnos Fauna (David S. Reese); Parekklisha Shillourokambos: An Early Neolithic Site in Cyprus (Jean-Denis Vigne); Large Mammals of Early Aceramic Neolithic Cyprus: Preliminary Results from Parekklisha Shillourokambos (Jean Guilaine and Francois Briois); Well-Established Colonists: Mylouthkia 1 and the Cypro-Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (Edgar Peltenburg, Paul Croft, Adam Jackson, Carole McCartney, and Mary Anne Murray); Kalavasos Tenta Revisited (Ian A. Todd); At the Other End of the Sequence: The Cypriot Aceramic Neolithic as Seen from Khirokitia (Alain Le Brun); Aceramic Neolithic Plant Remains in Cyprus: Clues to their Origins? (Julie Hansen); The World Around Cyprus: From Epi-Paleolithic Foragers to the Collapse of the PPNB Civilization (Ofer Bar-Yosef).


  • Author : Neolithic Ashkelon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN : UOM:39015075630171
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:


  • Author : Gilgal
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books Limited
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Pages : 327
  • ISBN : NWU:35556040904641
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The Gilgal Neolithic sites are among the first sites where cultivation emerged in the Levant. This book provides the full report of the late Tamar Noy's excavations including stratigraphy, architecture, artifacts, art objects, faunal, and botanical collections.


  • Author : Genome
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : UCSD:31822020756763
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary: