Proto-Neolithic and Neolithic Cultures in the Middle East—the Birth of Agriculture, Livestock Raising, and Ceramics: a Calibrated 14C Chronology 12,500-5500 cal BC

@article{Aurenche2001ProtoNeolithicAN,
  title={Proto-Neolithic and Neolithic Cultures in the Middle East—the Birth of Agriculture, Livestock Raising, and Ceramics: a Calibrated 14C Chronology 12,500-5500 cal BC},
  author={Olivier Aurenche and Philippe Galet and E. Regagnon-Caroline and Jacques Evin},
  journal={Radiocarbon},
  year={2001},
  volume={43},
  pages={1191 - 1202}
}
We present for the first time a fully calibrated radiocarbon chronology of Proto-Neolithic and Neolithic cultures in the Middle East covering the time range from 12,500 to 5500 cal BC. A total of 1300 14C dates were evaluated, leading to the selection of 731 reliable dates. These were calibrated in a special collective approach presented in a series of graphs. The 14C dates are derived from 160 sites across the Middle East. The period with Proto-Neolithic cultures began around 12500 cal BC and… 

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