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Foraging, Farming, and Social Complexity in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic of the Southern Levant: A Review and Synthesis
The transition from foraging to farming of the Neolithic periods is one of, if not, the most important cultural processes in recent human prehistory. Integrating previously published archaeologicalExpand
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People and Space in Early Agricultural Villages: Exploring Daily Lives, Community Size, and Architecture in the Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic
Abstract Population growth, or, more specifically, pressure, is often viewed as being critical to the development of food production in the Pre-Pottery Neolithic of the Near East. It is surprising,Expand
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Negotiating Equality through Ritual: A Consideration of Late Natufian and Prepottery Neolithic A Period Mortuary Practices
Mortuary rituals, specifically secondary mortuary practices with the socially sanctioned removal of all or some parts of the deceased, are a powerful means of social integration during periods ofExpand
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Evidence for food storage and predomestication granaries 11,000 years ago in the Jordan Valley
Food storage is a vital component in the economic and social package that comprises the Neolithic, contributing to plant domestication, increasingly sedentary lifestyles, and new socialExpand
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Demography and Storage Systems During the Southern Levantine Neolithic Demographic Transition
Despite its importance in understanding the forager–farmer transition, remarkably little recent research has explored the role of food storage and changes in food production as a foundation for theExpand
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The Regeneration of Life
  • I. Kuijt
  • History
  • Current Anthropology
  • 1 April 2008
The social construction of identity and memory can be expressed through public ritual. The organization of mortuary practices, the repetitive use of imagery and figurines, and the long‐term reuse ofExpand
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Life in Neolithic Farming Communities: Social Organization, Identity, and Differentiation
Part I: Introduction. 1. Social Configurations of the Near Eastern Neolithic: An Introduction I. Kuijt. Part II: Sedentism, Early Villages and Households in Transition. 2. Early Sedentism in the NearExpand
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What Do We Really Know about Food Storage, Surplus, and Feasting in Preagricultural Communities?
  • I. Kuijt
  • History, Medicine
  • Current Anthropology
  • 1 October 2009
In studying the origins of agriculture it is critical that we envision food production as a long‐term human process that centers on the control and management of cycles of plant reproduction,Expand
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Early Holocene woodland vegetation and human impacts in the arid zone of the southern Levant
Palynological archives dating from the Pleistocene–Holocene transition are scarce in the arid zone of the southern Levant. Anthracological remains (the carbonized residues of wood fuel use found inExpand
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The changing Neolithic household: Household autonomy and social segmentation, Tell Halula, Syria
Abstract While households are widely held to have existed as the fundamental building block of early agricultural villages, researchers have only a limited understanding of the local social andExpand
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