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The First Human Settlements on the Left Bank of the Jordan Valley –Report of the 2015 and 2016 seasons.

Jagher, Reto and Wojtczak, Dorota and Le Tensorer, Jean-Marie and Al-Nahar, Maysoon and Abu Ghaneimeh, Khaled and Hourani, Fuad and Sanson, Arcadio and Follmann, Franziska and Lo Russo, Sarah and Al Shoubaki, Sereen and Le Tensorer, Hélène. (2017) The First Human Settlements on the Left Bank of the Jordan Valley –Report of the 2015 and 2016 seasons. SLSA Rapport annuel. pp. 239-266.

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Abstract

This article reports the outcomes of the 2015 and 2016 surveys carried out in the Jordan Valley by a joint team from the University of Basel, Jordan University, and Yarmouk University, focussing on the earliest settlement of the Levant. The fieldwork was funded by a grant from the Swiss-Liechtenstein Foundation for Archaeological Research Abroad and was supported by the above-mentioned universities. As early humans were completely dependent on their natural environment, to which they perfectly adapted, a sound knowledge of past environments and climate history is crucial. As the Palaeolithic peoples left only faint traces in nature, it is imperative to understand the local geology to under - stand where and how the traces of Palaeolithic hunters and gatherers are preserved and where later processes interfered, blurring the picture of the past.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Prähistorische und Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie (IPNA) > Urgeschichte (Le Tensorer)
UniBasel Contributors:Wojtczak, Dorota
Item Type:Other
Publisher:SLSA Schweizerisch-Liechtensteinische Stiftung für archäologische Forschungen im Ausland
ISBN:978-3-9524771-0-6
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Other publications
Last Modified:21 Feb 2018 15:00
Deposited On:21 Feb 2018 15:00

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