Master of Arts (MA)
Anthropology and Ethnic Studies
First Committee Member
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Ground stone artifacts indicating food preparation and other activities are well-represented among the assemblage resulting from three seasons of excavation at Ghwair I, a Pre-Pottery Neolithic B site in southern Jordan Placement of Ghwair I in context of roughly contemporaneous Levantine sites indicates that its ground stone assemblage is typical of the period and that Ghwair I was a self-reliant community. The ground stone assemblage indicates that mobility of the site's occupants was relatively low. Spatial analysis of distribution of ground stone across the site suggests specialized activity loci and, possibly, early social stratification.
Analysis; Artifacts; Ghwair; Ground; Jordan; Neolithic; Pottery Site; Southern; Stone
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Woodman, Claudia C, "An analysis of ground stone artifacts from Ghwair I, a Pre-Pottery Neolithic B site in southern Jordan" (2005). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1812.