The Chalcolithic Period of the Southern Levant: A Synthetic Review

@article{Rowan2009TheCP,
  title={The Chalcolithic Period of the Southern Levant: A Synthetic Review},
  author={Yorke M. Rowan and John M. Golden},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={1-92}
}
In the southern Levant, the late fifth millennium to mid-fourth millennium BC—traditionally known as the Chalcolithic period—witnessed major cultural transformations in virtually all areas of society, most notably craft production, mortuary and ritual practices, settlement patterns, and iconographic and symbolic expression. A degree of regionalism is evident in material culture, but continuity in ceramic styles, iconographic motifs, and mortuary practices suggests a similar cultural outlook… 

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