The Natufian culture in the Levant, threshold to the origins of agriculture

@article{BarYosef1998TheNC,
  title={The Natufian culture in the Levant, threshold to the origins of agriculture},
  author={O. Bar-Yosef},
  journal={Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues},
  year={1998},
  volume={6}
}
  • O. Bar-Yosef
  • Published 1998
  • Biology
  • Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues
  • The aim of this paper is to provide the reader with an updated description of the archeological evidence for the origins of agriculture in the Near East. Specifically, I will address the question of why the emergence of farming communities in the Near East was an inevitable outcome of a series of social and economic circumstances that caused the Natufian culture to be considered the threshold for this major evolutionary change.1–4 The importance of such an understanding has global implications… CONTINUE READING
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