Things and the Slow Neolithic: the Middle Eastern Transformation

@article{Hodder2018ThingsAT,
  title={Things and the Slow Neolithic: the Middle Eastern Transformation},
  author={Ian Hodder},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory},
  year={2018},
  volume={25},
  pages={155-177}
}
  • I. Hodder
  • Published 1 March 2018
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
This paper argues that the search for an overarching explanation for the adoption of farming and settled life in the Middle East can be enhanced by a consideration of the dependencies between humans and human-made things from the Late Glacial Maximum onwards. Often not considered in discussions of the origins of agriculture is the long process of human tooth size reduction that started in the Upper Palaeolithic and can reasonably be related to the increased use of grinding stones that created… 

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