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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), pp. 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

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Published date: 2011
Organisations: Archaeology


Local EPrints ID: 345665
ISSN: 0003-598X
PURE UUID: ff680b65-7507-4f87-8661-1e8797edbaf0

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Date deposited: 28 Nov 2012 11:26
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 05:08

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Author: Steven J. Mithen
Author: Bill Finlayson
Author: Sam Smith
Author: Emma Jenkins
Author: Mohammed Najjar
Author: Darko Maricevic

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