Award Date

1-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology

Number of Pages

127

Abstract

Archaeological research of the Neolithic period in Southwest Asia depicts socio-cultural developments and proto-urban villages, resulting from an intensifying agro-economy, emerging simultaneously during the first 5,000 years of the Holocene (11,000 to 6,000 bp). Kholetria-Ortos, Cyprus, and Wadi Shu'eib, Jordan, are highlighted in this thesis to illustrate variability found in a proposed "Neolithic package." The "Neolithic package" is a time capsule of items and ideas centered on sedentary villages participating in a domesticated plant/animal driven economy that provided subsistence and surplus to a growing population. Analysis of the recovered artifacts from both sites finds evidence of cultural variability across time and space. Environmental and cultural interactions are speculated upon as possible causation for differences seen between these two sites. A world view for the Neolithic experience is hypothesized by incorporating components of a core/periphery model.

Keywords

Cyprus; Jordan; Kholetria; Neolithic; Ortos; Packages; Perspective; Shu; Unwrapping; Wadi

Controlled Subject

Archaeology; Paleoecology

File Format

pdf

File Size

3614.72 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/k3qn-1k7i


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