The Epi-Palaeolithic Southern Levant and the Origins of Cultivation

@article{UngerHamilton1989TheES,
  title={The Epi-Palaeolithic Southern Levant and the Origins of Cultivation},
  author={Romana Unger-Hamilton},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={1989},
  volume={30},
  pages={88 - 103}
}
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