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Birth of the Gods and the Origins of Agriculture

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ISBN-10: 0521039088

ISBN-13: 9780521039086

Edition: N/A

Authors: Jacques Cauvin, Trevor Watkins

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List price: $69.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/16/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of plates
List of figures
Translator's note
Foreword
Preface
Chronological table
Introduction
The Origins of Agriculture
Natural environment and human cultures on the eve of the Neolithic
The first pre-agricultural villages: the Natufian
The Revolution in symbols and the origins of Neolithic religion
The first farmers: the socio-cultural context
The first farmers: strategies of subsistence
Agriculture, population, society: an assessment
The Neolithic Revolution: a transformation of the mind
The Beginnings of Neolithic Diffusion
A geographical and chronological framework for the first stages of diffusion
The birth of a culture in the northern Levant and the neolithisation of Anatolia
Diffusion into the central and southern Levant
The evidence of symbolism in the southern Levant
The dynamics of a dominant culture
The Great Exodus
The problem of diffusion in the Neolithic
The completion of the neolithic process in the 'Levantine nucleus'
The arrival of farmers on the Mediterranean littoral and in Cyprus
The sedentary peoples push east: the eastern Jezirah and the Syrian desert
Pastoral nomadism
Hypotheses for the spread of the Neolithic
Conclusion
Postscript
Notes
Bibliography
Index