An 11 600 year-old communal structure from the Neolithic of southern Jordan.

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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Abstract

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.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0003-598X
Uncontrolled Keywords:Jordan, PPNA,
Subjects:History > Archaeology
Group:School of Applied Sciences > Centre for Archaeology, Anthropology and Heritage
ID Code:17840
Deposited By:Dr Emma L. Jenkins
Deposited On:02 Jun 2011 16:13
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:44

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