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    DescriptionIn this book, Bleda During offers an archaeological analysis of Asia Minor, the area equated with much of modern-day Turkey, from 20,000 to 2,000 BC. During this period human societies moved from small-scale hunter-gatherer groups to complex and hierarchical communities with economies based on agriculture and industry. Dr During traces the spread of the Neolithic way of life, which ultimately reached across Eurasia, and the emergence of key human developments, including the domestication of animals, metallurgy, fortified towns and long-distance trading networks. Situated at the junction between Europe and Asia, Asia Minor has often been perceived as a bridge for the movement of technologies and ideas. By contrast, this book argues that cultural developments followed a distinctive trajectory in Asia Minor from as early as 9,000 BC.


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    Title
    The Prehistory of Asia Minor
    Subtitle
    From Complex Hunter-gatherers to Early Urban Societies
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bleda During
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 374
    Width: 180 mm
    Height: 256 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 880 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521763134
    ISBN 10: 0521763134
    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: HBJF1, 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
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15520
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 36
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDA
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 939/.2
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 939.2
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    LC classification: GN855.T83 D87 2011
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    BISAC region code: 1.6.6.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: NKD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    62 b/w illus.
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    21 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Bleda During is a postdoctoral research fellow and lecturer at Leiden University. He has done extensive fieldwork in Turkey and currently directs the Cide Archaeological Project, surveying the western Turkish Black Sea region. The author of numerous articles in edited volumes and journals, such as Anatolian Studies, the Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeological Dialogues, he is also the author of Constructing Communities: Clustered Neighbourhood Settlements of the Central Anatolian Neolithic.
    Review quote
    '[This book is] a significant contribution to a much broader effort in the pursuit of a better understood prehistory of Asia Minor ... I have no doubt that this book regardless of the more recent publications which cover broader geographic and thematic expanses ... will be inspirational to new research into the prehistoric and preliterate periods of Anatolia in the years to come.' Jak Yakar, Bibliotheca Orientalis
    Table of contents
    Introduction; 1. The land of Asia Minor; 2. Archaeology in Asia Minor; 3. Hunter-gatherers of the Epipalaeolithic and Mesolithic (20,000-6,000 BC); 4. Early farmers of the southern plateau (8,500-6,500 BC); 5. Neolithic dispersals (6,500-5,500 BC); 6. Millennia in the middle (5,500-3,000 BC); 7. Elites and commoners (3,000-2,000 BC); Conclusions.