Encyclopedia of Prehistory: Volume 8: South and Southwest Asia

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Peter N. Peregrine, Melvin Ember
Springer Science & Business Media, 31.3.2003 - 413 sivua
The Encyclopedia of Prehistory represents temporal dimension. Major traditions are an attempt to provide basic information also defined by a somewhat different set of on all archaeologically known cultures, sociocultural characteristics than are eth covering the entire globe and the entire nological cultures. Major traditions are prehistory ofhumankind. It is designed as defined based on common subsistence a tool to assist in doing comparative practices, sociopolitical organization, and research on the peoples of the past. Most material industries. but language, ideology, of the entries are written by the world's and kinship tics play little or no part in foremost experts on the particular areas their definition because they are virtually and lime periods. unrecoverable from archaeological con The Encyclopedia is organized accord· texts. In contrast, language, ideology, and ing to major traditions. A major tradition kinship ties arc central to defining ethno is defined as a group ofpopulations sharing logical cultures. similar subsistence practices. technology, There are three types of entries in the and forms oj sociopolitical organizati01I, Encyclopedia: the major tradition entry.
 

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Aceramic Neolithic
1
Gobekli Tepe 15 Jarmo 15 Jericho
20
Central Indian Chalcolithic
34
Chalcolithic
56
Thomas E Levy
74
Northern Culture 95 Southern
100
Epipaleolithic 722
122
Gangetic India
133
alHajjar 247 alMadam 1 247 Muweilah
248
Iranian Bronze Age 156 Juris Zarins
257
GorganDamghan 165 Kerman 767 Mitchell S Rothman
271
Peter N Peregrine
285
Middle Arabian Littoral 284 South Indian Chalcolithic
344
Juris Zarins
360
Bagor 320 Adamgarh 321 Baghor
379
Ainchwara 338 Baghor 339 Chopanimando
399

Eastern and Southern Periphery
141
Tell Sabi Abyad 148 Umm Qseir
149

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