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Territories, Boundaries and Cultures in the Neolithic Near East

S. K. Kozlowski and O. Aurenche. Preface by F. Hole
Maison de l’Orient Méditerranéen


This book presents a study of Neolithisation and the chronological sequence of Neolithic cultures in the Near East. Focusing on the years between 10,500 and 6200 BC, the authors start with empirical data in an attempt to reveal not only cultures, but theterritorial limits of these cultures —their borders—and their possible interactions with time. The geographical zone covered comprises the two branches of the area known traditionally as the Fertile Crescent, as well as the steppe/desert zone which they encompass. A full Appendix presents a catalogue and find distribution sites.