From the Epipalaeolithic into the earliest Neolithic (PPNA) in the South Levant

  • Anna Belfer-Cohen The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of Archaeology, Israel
  • Nigel Goring-Morris The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Institute of Archaeology, Israel https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1673-7747
Keywords: Southern Levant, Epipalaeolithic, Natufian, Early Neolithic, cultural continuity

Abstract

This paper examines the nature of initial neolithisation indications during the terminal Pleistocene and earliest Holocene in the Southern Levant. This interval corresponds to a period of significant and geographically variable environmental changes in the region. Various lines of evidence are provided to demonstrate the long durée (c. 15 000 years) character of interactions during the Early, Middle and Late Epipalaeolithic that were instrumental to the emergence of the fullyfledged agricultural life ways in the later phases of the Early Neolithic (PPNB).

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Published
2020-12-01
How to Cite
Belfer-CohenA., & Goring-MorrisN. (2020). From the Epipalaeolithic into the earliest Neolithic (PPNA) in the South Levant. Documenta Praehistorica, 47, 36-52. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.47.3
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