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date: 19 August 2018

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This articleexamines the condition of southern Levant or Transjordan during various phases of the Neolithic Period. The Pre-Pottery Neolithic A (PPNA) represents the first fragile appearance of Neolithic village settlements in the southern Levant, while the Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB) represents the full flourishing of the Neolithic village phenomenon. The article suggests that during the late Neolithic, hunting and grazing in the steppe were fully explored. However, the end of the Neolithic is somewhat ill defined, as it merges into the succeeding Chalcolithic Period without a significant break.

Keywords: southern Levant, Transjordan, Neolithic Period, PPNA, PPNB, village settlements, hunting, grazing, Chalcolithic Period

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