The Archaeology of Prehistoric Arabia: Adaptation and Social Formation from the Neolithic to the Iron Age

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Cambridge University Press, 19 մյս, 2014 թ. - 309 էջ
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Encompassing a landmass greater than the rest of the Near East and Eastern Mediterranean combined, the Arabian peninsula remains one of the last great unexplored regions of the ancient world. This book provides the first extensive coverage of the archaeology of this region from c. 9000 to 800 BC. Peter Magee argues that a unique social system, which relied on social cohesion and actively resisted the hierarchical structures of adjacent states, emerged during the Neolithic and continued to contour society for millennia later. The book also focuses on how the historical context in which Near Eastern archaeology was codified has led to a skewed understanding of the multiplicity of lifeways pursued by ancient peoples living throughout the Middle East.
 

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Ecological and Environmental Diversity in Arabia
14
70003000 BC
46
Eastern Arabia from 3000 to 2000 BC
87
The Bronze Age in Western Arabia
126
Eastern Arabia from 2000 to 1300 BC
152
Humans Dromedaries and the Transformation ofAncient Arabia
197
Arabia from 1300 to 800 BC
214
Arabia and the Ancient Near East
259
Adaptation and Social Formation in Ancient Arabia
275
Index
305
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Peter Magee is Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at Bryn Mawr College. He has excavated widely in the Middle East and South Asia, most notably in the United Arab Emirates at the sites of Muweilah and Tell Abraq, since 1994. He also co-directed the excavations at Akra in northwest Pakistan from 1997 to 2001. He has published extensively on the archaeology of Iron Age Arabia, Iran and South Asia. He is author of Excavations at Tepe Yahya, Iran 1967-1975: The Iron Age Settlement (2004).

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