“For those seeking a survey of modern approaches to human history during the transition to sedentary society, this is an informative volume that is a joy to read.”—Bulletin for Biblical Research
Winner of the G. Ernest Wright Award from The American Schools of Oriental Research
“An extremely readable work that introduces the main issues that currently engage researchers of the Near Eastern Neolithic and the cultures that preceded it.” —American Antiquity
“In this rich, highly readable volume, Alan H. Simmons draws on 30 years of archaeological experience to examine the origins of agriculture and pastoral economies in the Near East.” —Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics
“This volume contains a wealth of relevant data and useful references.” —Cambridge Archaeological Review
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This insightful text examines the Neolithic revolution in the Levantine Near East and the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Based on thirty years of fieldwork, Simmons explores recent research and incorporates specific case studies of his own excavations. It's an invaluable resource for scholars and students of Near Easter archaeology and the origins of agriculture.
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