Seven. The Levant

  1. D. T. Potts
  1. Alan H. Simmons

Published Online: 26 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch7

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East

How to Cite

Simmons, A. H. (2012) The Levant, in A Companion to the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East (ed D. T. Potts), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444360790.ch7

Editor Information

  1. University of Sydney, Australia

Author Information

  1. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405189880

Online ISBN: 9781444360790

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Keywords:

  • Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene, hunter/gatherers;
  • The Levant, “Mediterranean core area”;
  • Epipaleolithic “cultures,” the Kebaran Complex;
  • Kebaran microliths;
  • hunter-gatherers, chipped stone assemblages;
  • Neolithic, Natufian agriculture, village life;
  • “Mesolithic with agriculture”;
  • Natufians, ritual and symbolic behavior;
  • skull removal, a Neolithic practice;
  • Natufian, oval to rectangular architectures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • History of Research

  • Environmental Context

  • Pre-Natufian Epipaleolithic Entities

  • The Natufian

  • Early Seafaring: The Epipaleolithic on the Mediterranean Islands

  • Prelude to the Neolithic: Final Epipaleolithic or Early Neolithic?

  • Summary

  • Guide to Further Reading