The Neolithic Period: Triumphs of Architecture, Agriculture, and Art

  title={The Neolithic Period: Triumphs of Architecture, Agriculture, and Art},
  author={Edward B. Banning},
  journal={Near Eastern Archaeology},
  pages={188 - 237}
  • E. Banning
  • Published 1 December 1998
  • Art
  • Near Eastern Archaeology
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