Byrd, B. F. and Garrard, A. N. (2013). Beyond the Fertile Crescent: Late Palaeolithic and Neolithic Communities of the Jordanian Steppe.. Council for British Research in the Levant.

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Beyond the Fertile Crescent: Late Palaeolithic and Neolithic Communities of the Jordanian Steppe.
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The Azraq Basin Project Volume 1.
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Levant Supplementary Series
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13
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430
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The natural arc of resource-rich land which forms the ‘Fertile Crescent’ of South-West Asia is widely regarded as the earliest centre of village-based farming in the world. It has been the focus of much research on the transition from Epipalaeolithic hunting and gathering to Neolithic farming. Beyond the Fertile Crescent is the first volume of the Azraq Basin Project, a large-scale archaeological and palaeoenvironmental survey and excavation project undertaken between 1982 and 1989 at the margins of this region, in the steppe and oasis environments of the Azraq Basin in north-central Jordan. This is a region rich in Palaeolithic and Neolithic sites. Beginning with an overview of the Project’s aims, a detailed analysis of past and present environments, and the history of survey and excavation in the Basin, Beyond the Fertile Crescent explores the geology, stratigraphy and dating of the Late Palaeolithic sites and provides a detailed description of the technology and typology of the chipped stone assemblages from the sites. These are then compared with those from the wider Levant, in order to explore possible links between technological traditions and social groups and to reconstruct settlement strategies across the region.
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Brian F Byrd
Andrew N Garrard
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Oxbow Books
Council for British Research in the Levant
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Christopher O Hunt (Author contributing)
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2013
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978-1-84217-833-1
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Country: Jordan
District: Azraq Basin
Place: Azraq
Place: Jilat
Place: Uwaynid
Grid Reference: 31.833333, 36.816667 (Easting, Northing)
Grid Reference: 31.783333, 36.733333 (Easting, Northing)
Grid Reference: 31.501667, 36.408056 (Easting, Northing)
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Late Palaeolithic (Auto Detected Temporal)
Palaeolithic (Auto Detected Temporal)
Neolithic (Auto Detected Temporal)
palaeoenvironmental survey (Auto Detected Subject))
LITHIC WORKING SITE (Auto Detected Subject))
settlement (Auto Detected Subject))
ASSEMBLAGE (Auto Detected Subject))
LITHIC SCATTER (Auto Detected Subject))
LITHIC IMPLEMENT (Auto Detected Subject))
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Project archive: https://doi.org/10.5284/1034377
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20 Feb 2019
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