The Archaeology of Syria: From Complex Hunter-Gatherers to Early Urban Societies (c.16,000-300 BC)
Cambridge University Press, 2003 - Social Science - 467 pages
This book is the first comprehensive presentation of the archaeology of Syria from the end of the Paleolithic period to 300 BC. Although Syria has been the focus of intensive excavations for decades, no large-scale review of the results of these excavations has ever appeared until now. Syria is one of the prime areas of excavation and archaeological field work in the Middle East, and Peter Akkermans and Glenn Schwartz outline the many important results Syria has yielded up, before providing their own perspectives and conclusions.
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Huntergatherers at the end of the Ice Age
A changing perspective Neolithic beginnings
The exploration of new horizons
Continuity and change in the late sixth and fifth millennia BC
The fourth millennium BC and the Uruk intrusion
Regionalization and local trajectories
The second urban revolution and its aftermath
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Abu Hureyra agricultural Akkadian Akkermans Alalakh Amuq Anatolia ancient animals archaeological architecture assemblages associated Assyrian Balikh Bouqras bowls Brak building burial Cauvin centers ceramic clay communities complex cylinder seals domestic early east eastern Ebla elite Emar evidence example excavated figurines fourth millennium graves groups Habuba Kabira Halaf Halula Hittite houses Hurrian indicate interpreted Iron Age Jebel Jezireh Kebaran Kowm late Neolithic Leilan Mari material culture Mesopotamia Middle Bronze middle Euphrates middle Khabur millennium BC Mitanni Mitannian monumental mound mudbrick Mureybet Natufian Neo-Assyrian Ninevite occupation painted palace perhaps period phase plain pottery probably production rectangular ritual rooms rulers second millennium sequence settlement skulls social southern Mesopotamian stone storage structures suggest Syria tablets Tell Brak Tell Sabi Abyad temple third-millennium tombs Ubaid Ubaid period Ugarit Umm el-Marra upper Khabur urban Uruk period valley vessels villages wall Ware western Syria wild Yamkhad