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Prehistory of Anatolia

Prehistory of Anatolia

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Published by Sorin Ignatescu

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Published by: Sorin Ignatescu on Jul 23, 2012
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In this book, Bleda S. D ¨ uring offers an archaeological analysis of Asia Minor, thearea equated with much of modern-day Turkey, from
20
,
000
to
2000
BC. Duringthis period, human societies moved from small-scale hunter-gatherer groups tocomplex and hierarchical communities with economies based on agriculture andindustry. Dr. D ¨ uring traces the spread of the Neolithic way of life, which ultimately reached across Eurasia, and the emergence of key human developments, includingthedomesticationofanimals,metallurgy,fortifiedtowns,andlong-distancetradingnetworks. Situated at the junction between Europe and Asia, Asia Minor has oftenbeen 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
9000
BC.BledaS.D ¨ uringisapostdoctoralresearchFellowandlectureratLeidenUniversity.He has done extensive fieldwork in Turkey and currently directs the Cide Archae-ological Project, surveying the western Turkish Black Sea region. The author of numerous articles in edited volumes and journals, such as
Anatolian Studies 
,
Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology
, and
Archaeological Dialogues 
, Dr. D ¨ uring is also theauthorof 
ConstructingCommunities:ClusteredNeighbourhoodSettlementsoftheCentral  Anatolian Neolithic 
.

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