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The Eastern Wing of the Fertile Crescent

Late prehistory of Greater Mesopotamian lithic industries

Stefan Karol Kozlowski with chapters by Avi Gopher and Galina Korobkova and Preface by Ofer Bar-Yosef
Maison de l’Orient Méditerranéen


This book is a contribution to our understanding of the agricultural revolution that took place some 10,000 years ago in southwestern Asia. Kozlowski analyses lithic industries of the ‘Eastern Wing’ of the Greater Mesopotamia, that is the area of the foothills of the Taurus (from the Tigris) and the Zagros all the way to Khuzistan. The author provides a descrAtion of every identifiable culture in the region, and in most cases this is the first attempt to define and describe a given entity. There is an extensive catalogue of sites as well as drawings of unpublished collections of lithics from the area.