An 11,600 year-old communal structure from the Neolithic of southern Jordan


Mithen, Steven J., Finlayson, Bill, Smith, Sam, Jenkins, Emma, Najjar, Mohammed and Maricevic, Darko (2011) An 11,600 year-old communal structure from the Neolithic of southern Jordan. Antiquity, 85, (328), 350-364.

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The authors present a new type of communal and monumental structure from the earliest Neolithic in western Asia. A complement to the decorated stone pillars erected at Göbekli Tepe in the north, ‘Wadi Faynan 16 Structure O75’ in the southern Levant is a ritualised gathering place of a different kind. It serves to define wider western Asia as an arena of social experiment in the tenth millennium BC, one in which community seems to take precedence over economy

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0003-598X
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Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Archaeology
ePrint ID: 345665
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2012 11:26
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:27
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/345665

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