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Clay Ideas: Levantine Neolithic Figurine Trajectories and Intellectual Threads  

Ian Kuijt

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
Beginning around 11,500 years ago, the Neolithic of the Near East encompassed some of the most profound and fundamental innovations in our species’ history. This included the establishment ... More

The Development and Expansion of a Neolithic Way of Life  

Lloyd R. Weeks

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Jun 2013
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Oct 2013
This chapter presents evidence of the earliest farming economies and sedentary villages such as Ganj Dareh, Tepe Guran, Tepe Abdul Hosein, and Ali Kosh. The principal domesticates ... More

The emergence of livestock husbandry in Early Neolithic Anatolia  

Joris Peters, Nadja Pöllath, and Benjamin S. Arbuckle

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
Analysis of spatio-temporal variation in patterns of animal exploitation helps our understanding of the transition from hunting to husbandry of Ovis, Capra, Sus, and Bos in Pre-Pottery ... More

Figurines in Prehistoric Mesopotamia  

Stuart Campbell and Aurelie Daems

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
This chapter surveys the figures of prehistoric Mesopotamia, from the Epipalaeolithic to the end of the Ubaid periods (10,000–4000 bp). Figurines take a wide range of forms in different ... More

From a Bird’s Eye View: Prehistoric Human Figurines from Iran  

Aurelie Daems

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
This chapter discusses human figurines from later Iranian prehistory and pays special attention to the figurines from the sites of Tepe Sarab, Zaghe, Hajji Firuz, and Choga Mish. It also ... More

Patterns of animal exploitation in western Turkey: from Palaeolithic molluscs to Byzantine elephants  

Canan Çakırlar and Levent Atici

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Mar 2017
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Apr 2017
This chapter presents a first overview of zooarchaeological research in western Turkey, a vast region between the Anatolian Plateau and the Aegean Sea. The reason for this overview is ... More

Prehistoric Figurines in Anatolia (Turkey)  

Ellen Belcher and Karina Croucher

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Apr 2017
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Jun 2017
This chapter discusses prehistoric (c.10,000—5000 bc) figurines from archaeological sites in modern Turkey. Sources and methods of excavation, publication, interpretation, and display are ... More

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