The origins of sedentism and farming communities in the Levant

  title={The origins of sedentism and farming communities in the Levant},
  author={Ofer Bar‐Yosef and Anna Belfer‐Cohen},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
Particular geographic features of the Mediterranean Levant underlie the subsistence patterns and social structures reconstructed from the archaeological remains of Epi-Paleolithic groups. The Kebaran, Geometric Kebaran, and Mushabian complexes are defined by technotypological features that reflect the distributions of social units. Radiocarbon dating and paleoclimatic data permit us to trace particular groups who, facing environmental fluctuations, made crucial changes in subsistence strategies… 
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