Mithen, S.J., Finlayson, B., Smith, S., Jenkins, E. L., Najjar, M. and Maricevic, D., 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 G¨obekli 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.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Jordan, PPNA,|
|Subjects:||History > Archaeology|
|Group:||School of Applied Sciences > Centre for Archaeology, Anthropology and Heritage|
|Deposited By:||Dr Emma L. Jenkins|
|Deposited On:||02 Jun 2011 16:13|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2013 15:44|
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