Chapter 2. From Sedentism to States, 10,000-3000 BCE

  1. Daniel C. Snell
  1. Augusta Mcmahon

Published Online: 30 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470997086.ch2

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Mcmahon, A. (2005) From Sedentism to States, 10,000-3000 BCE, in A Companion to the Ancient Near East (ed D. C. Snell), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470997086.ch2

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631232933

Online ISBN: 9780470997086

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Keywords:

  • ancient near eastern archaeology;
  • sedentism;
  • foraging;
  • cultivation;
  • domestication

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Theory and Bias in Near Eastern Archaeology

  • Labeling Time and Locating Sites

  • Sedentism and its Effects

  • Foraging, Cultivation, and Domestication

  • Where Was the Origin of Agriculture?

  • Agriculture and Herding: Choice or Necessity?

  • Sedentism and Definitions of Space

  • Pottery and Structural Bias

  • Chiefdoms?

  • Origins of the Mesopotamian State

  • Nature of the State

  • Art and Architecture

  • Writing

  • Production and Consumption

  • Trade, Interaction, and the Uruk Expansion