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    DescriptionThe Black Sea lies at the junction of three major cultural areas: Europe, Central Asia and the Near East. It plays a crucial role in enduring discussions about the impact of complex Near Eastern societies on European societies, and the repercussions of early urbanization across Eurasia. This book presents the first comprehensive overview of the Black Sea region in the prehistoric period. It penetrates artificial boundaries imposed by traditions, politics and language to encompass both the European and Asiatic coasts and both Eastern European and Western scholarly literature. With a critical compilation and synthesis of archaeological data, this study situates the prehistoric Black Sea in a global historical context. By adopting the perspective of technology and innovation, it transcends a purely descriptive account of material culture and emphasizes society, human interaction, and engagement with the material world.


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    Title
    The Black Sea and the Early Civilizations of Europe, the Near East, and Asia
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mariya Ivanova
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 404
    Width: 177 mm
    Height: 253 mm
    Thickness: 31 mm
    Weight: 1,000 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781107032194
    ISBN 10: 1107032199
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HDD
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3B
    BIC subject category V2: HD
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 06
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QSK
    BIC subject category V2: JFCD, 1QDA, 3B
    LC subject heading: , , , ,
    DC22: 939/.5, 939.5
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    BIC subject category V2: 1QSK
    BISAC region code: 1.6.16.0.0.0.0
    DC23: 939.5
    LC classification: DJK66 .I83 2013
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: INDS/ASIAN
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    76 b/w illus. 8 maps 3 tables
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Mariya Ivanova is lecturer in Prehistoric Archaeology at the University of Heidelberg and research fellow at the German Archaeological Institute. She has participated in field projects in Turkey and in southeast and central Europe. She is author of Fortified Settlements in the Balkans, in the Aegean and Western Anatolia, c.5000-2000 BC and has published articles in Prahistorische Zeitschrift, the Oxford Journal of Archaeology and Eurasia Antiqua.
    Table of contents
    1. Environment; 2. A framework of technology; 3. Eurasia: the Neolithic prologue; 4. The valley of the Lower Kuban; 5. The North Black Sea grassland; 6. The wetlands of the west Black Sea; 7. Unknown coasts: the Black Sea littoral of Anatolia; 8. Conclusions: the Black Sea and the outside world.