Stone Tools in Transition: From Hunter-Gatherers to Farming Societies in the Near East

Author: Borrell, Ferran,Ibáñez, Juan José,Molist, Miquel

Publisher: Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

ISBN: 8449038189

Category: Social Science

Page: 542

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This volume compiles the papers presented at the seventh edition of the Conference on PPN Chipped and Ground Stone Industries of the Fertile Crescent, held in Barcelona from 14 to 17 February 2012. This series of conferences/workshops started nineteen years ago - the first meeting was organised in Berlin in 1993 - and is devoted to the study of the lithic record in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic of the Near East and neighbouring regions. The seventh of these conferences was organised by the Institució Milà i Fontanals (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) and the Prehistory Department (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona). This volume includes a total number of 36 articles, covering a wide range of topics and disciplines related to lithic studies in the Levant over a long chronological time span (from the final stages of the Epipalaeolithic/Natufian to the Halaf period). The publication of the conference proceedings is thus an interesting synthesis of the current state of lithic studies on the Pre-Pottery Neolithic of the Near East, and consolidates this specific series of conferences as a key tool to maintain and stimulate the vitality of high quality research into the Near Eastern lithic record.
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International Conference on Use-Wear Analysis

Use-Wear 2012

Author: João Marreiros,Nuno Bicho

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443873454

Category: Social Science

Page: 804

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The significance of use-wear studies in archaeological research plays an important role as a proxy to prehistoric techno-cultural reconstruction. The present volume, divided into five thematic sections, includes chapters discussing various different research methods, techniques, chronologies and regions. As such, this volume will be of interest to both archaeologists and anthropologists.
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Broadening Horizons

3rd Conference of Young Researchers Working in the Ancient Near East

Author: Borrell Tena, Ferran,Bouso García, Mònica,Gómez Bach, Anna,Tornero Dacasa, Carles,Vicente Campos, Oriol

Publisher: Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

ISBN: 8449027438

Category: History

Page: 352

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Broadening Horizons is a series of international congresses dedicated to researchers, including postgraduate students, in the early-stages of their careers who are involved in a number of different disciplinary areas in the study of the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean. The general aim of the conferences is to encourage discussion of new topics and to promote the exchange of ideas, data and scientific information among students and scholars of many different specialties – archaeology, prehistory, history, anthropology, archaeobiology and philology – throughout the geographical area known as the Ancient Near East. The 3rd of these congresses was held in Barcelona (Spain), from the 19th to the 21st of July 2010 in the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, following previous congresses which had taken place at Ghent University (Belgium) in 2006 and at Université Lyon 2 (France) in 2007. This volume includes not only the very interesting and diverse set of papers presented in Barcelona but also the invited contributions of the key speakers. These two sections are followed by a final paper by the editors about the trajectory of the BH conferences and about the particularities and difficulties confronting young scholars who are doing research in the Near East.
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Wadi Hammeh 27, an Early Natufian Settlement at Pella in Jordan

Author: Phillip C. Edwards

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004236104

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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Wadi Hammeh 27: an Early Natufian Settlement at Pella in Jordan is an integrated analysis of subsistence strategies, settlement patterns and ritual life in a 14,000-year-old hunter-gatherer settlement located in the east Jordan Valley.
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Le site néolithique de Tell Mureybet (Syrie du Nord)

en hommage à Jacques Cauvin

Author: Jacques Cauvin,Juan José Ibáñez Estévez,Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée Jean Pouilloux (Lyon, France)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781407303284

Category: Social Science

Page: 731

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ArchæoZoologia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animal remains (Archaeology)

Page: N.A

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Vols. for 1987- contain Acts of the 5th International Conference of Archaeozoology, Bordeaux, Aug. 1986.
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Paléorient

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: N.A

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The road of food habits in the Mediterranean area

Naples, 26 - 30 May 1997 : proceedings of the international congress : 7th meeting of the International Commission of Anthropology of Food, body of the I.U.A.E.S.

Author: International Commission on Anthropology of Food and Food Problems. International Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Food habits

Page: 481

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Les outillages néolithiques en Syrie du Nord

méthode de débitage et gestion laminaire durant le PPNB

Author: Frédéric Abbès

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 235

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This study of Neolithic tool assemblages from three sites in Syria addresses the question of transformations in lithic debitage from the 10th to 8th millennium BP. The changes witnessed are placed within the context of the economy and subsistence systems to reveal links between debitage development, especially blade variability, and hunting, husbandry and herding practices. Abbes argues that developments in blade debitages were geared towards the production of projectile points which has implications in terms of hunting and warfare. French text.
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Identifying domestic space in the Neolithic Eastern Mediterranean

method and theory in spatial studies

Author: Demetra Papaconstantinou

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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This work examines spatial variability within and between structures in the Neolithic Eastern Mediterranean and goes on to explore a number of equally significant theoretical issues that play an important role in the understanding of the particular topic. These were matters related to the way spatial information is approached by archaeology and the degree to which the archaeological record is sufficient to provide information about activity areas and changes in the use of domestic space. The work therefore sets information about structures and their furnishing in a wider methodological and theoretical context. Included are extensive analyses tables of data on sites and finds.
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ORIGINS & SPREAD AGRIC PAST PB

Author: HARRIS DAVID R

Publisher: Smithsonian

ISBN: 9781560986751

Category: Agriculture

Page: 594

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Providing a continental-scale framework for examining the agricultural "revolution" from its inception nearly ten thousand years ago, contributors examine the transition to agriculture and pastoralism from seven different disciplinary perspectives, focusing on Southwest Asia, Europe, and Central Asia.
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The eastern wing of the Fertile Crescent

late prehistory of Greater Mesopatamian lithic industries

Author: Stefan Karol Kozłowski,Avi Gopher

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports

ISBN: 9780860549659

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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Plant and animal domestication was important in revolutionising the Greater Mesopotamian region. Archaeological evidence has been used to assess and trace the transformation from mobile foragers to the emergence of urban centres. However, the significance of changing stone tool technologies has received little attention in this regard. Koslowski uses lithic evidence to identify and describe various cultures within this region and to trace their development. He studies the raw materials, methods of knapping, types of blanks, retouched pieces and the function of various artefacts. 'His pioneering volume will be appreciated by many who devot their research to achieving a better understanding of the evolutionary threshold that inevitably heralded the emergence of urban civilizations'.
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Levant

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Middle East

Page: N.A

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