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The earlier Palaeolithic of Syria: reinvestigating the Orontes and Euphrates Valleys

The earlier Palaeolithic of Syria: reinvestigating the Orontes and Euphrates Valleys
The earlier Palaeolithic of Syria: reinvestigating the Orontes and Euphrates Valleys
This monograph is concerned with understanding the behaviours and landcape use practices associated with earlier Palaeolithic hominins in Syria, through consideration of key archaeological assemblages from two important regions: the Orontes and Euphrates Valleys. The focus here is on three periods: ? Earliest occupations (1.50 mya-0.80 mya); the Lower Palaeolithic (800 kya?-350 kya); the Middle Palaeolithic (350 kya -50 kya). The areas of the Orontes and Euphrates Valleys possess some of the most significant artefact collections from Syria, and indeed, the wider Near East. This is due to the fact that fluvial archives ?such as those represented by the terrace staircases of the Rivers Orontes and Euphrates ? are major repositories for earlier Palaeolithic material, and have historically been a primary research resource. They therefore provide a combination of an abundance of archaeological evidence and a significant archive of research activity.
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Shaw, Andrew
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Shaw, Andrew
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Shaw, Andrew (2012) The earlier Palaeolithic of Syria: reinvestigating the Orontes and Euphrates Valleys (Southampton Monographs in Archaeology, 7), Oxford, GB. Archaeopress, 238pp.

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This monograph is concerned with understanding the behaviours and landcape use practices associated with earlier Palaeolithic hominins in Syria, through consideration of key archaeological assemblages from two important regions: the Orontes and Euphrates Valleys. The focus here is on three periods: ? Earliest occupations (1.50 mya-0.80 mya); the Lower Palaeolithic (800 kya?-350 kya); the Middle Palaeolithic (350 kya -50 kya). The areas of the Orontes and Euphrates Valleys possess some of the most significant artefact collections from Syria, and indeed, the wider Near East. This is due to the fact that fluvial archives ?such as those represented by the terrace staircases of the Rivers Orontes and Euphrates ? are major repositories for earlier Palaeolithic material, and have historically been a primary research resource. They therefore provide a combination of an abundance of archaeological evidence and a significant archive of research activity.

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Published date: 2012
Organisations: Archaeology

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Local EPrints ID: 403443
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/403443
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