9781842170823

More than Meets the Eye : Studies on Upper Palaeolithic Diversity in the Near East

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-05-01
  • Publisher: David Brown Book Co
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Twenty-three papers, deriving from a session of the Society for American Archaeology annual meeting in 2000, focus on recent research into the Upper Palaeolithic of the Levant, a murky period of human history during which modern patterns of human behavior and communication became the norm. Some papers report on recent fieldwork, others seek to define and explain reasons for variation and change in stone tool technology.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Contributors
Preface
Current Issues in Levantine Upper Palaeolithic Researchp. 1
Climatic Conditions in the Eastern Mediterranean During the Last Glacial (60-10 ky bp) and Their Relations to the Upper Palaeolithic in the Levant: Oxygen and Carbon Isotope Systematics of Cave Depositsp. 13
Some Observations on Middle and Upper Palaeolithic Ashy Cave and Rockshelter Deposits in the Near Eastp. 19
The Levantine Upper Palaeolithic Faunal Recordp. 33
Generating the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic Transition: A Chaine Operatoire Approachp. 49
A Quest for Antecedents: A Comparison of the Terminal Middle Palaeolithic and Early Upper Palaeolithic of the Levantp. 54
The Middle/Upper Palaeolithic Transition in Northern and Southern Israel: A Technological Comparisonp. 68
The Tor Sadaf Lithic Assemblages: A Technological Study of the Early Upper Palaeolithic in the Wadi al-Hasap. 80
Variability and Change in the Early Upper Palaeolithic of the Levantp. 95
The Early Upper Palaeolithic at Ucagizli Cave (Hatay, Turkey): Some Preliminary Resultsp. 106
Technology, Economy and Mobility at the Beginning of the Levantine Upper Palaeolithicp. 118
Spatial Patterning in the Upper Palaeolithic: A Perspective from the Abu Noshra Sitesp. 134
The Upper Palaeolithic of Jordan: New Data from the Wadi al-Hasap. 151
Tor Fawaz (J403): An Upper Palaeolithic Occupation in the Jebel Qalkha Area, Southwest Jordanp. 171
Twisted Debitage and the Levantine Aurignacian Problemp. 185
An Examination of Upper Palaeolithic Flake Technologies in the Marginal Zone of the Levantp. 196
Cultural Variability in the Late Upper Palaeolithic of the Levantp. 209
The Ohalo II Flint Assemblage and the Beginning of the Epipalaeolithic in the Jordan Valley 216p. 209
The Conundrum of the Levantine Late Upper Palaeolithic and Early Epipalaeolithic: Perspectives from the Wadi al-Hasa, Jordanp. 230
The Levantine Upper Palaeolithic: A Commentary on Contributions to the Philadelphia Symposiump. 242
Reflections on Levantine Upper Palaeolithic Studies: Past and Presentp. 249
Reflections on the Selected Issues of the Upper Palaeolithicp. 265
Final Remarks and Epiloguep. 274
Appendixp. 281
Bibliographyp. 288
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