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Central Settlements in Neolithic Jordan. Proceedings of the Symposium Held in Petra, July 1997, ed. by H.-D. Bienert, H.G.K. Gebel, and R. Neef (2004).


21 contributions, XIV + 300 pages, 82 figures/ diagrams, 12 tables, 36 plates incl. 2 color plates, paperback
1315 g



Contents List

Introduction: Proto-Urban Centers?

  • H.G.K. Gebel: Central to what? The Centrality Issue of the LPPNB Mega-Site Phenomenon in Jordan: 1-20
  • H.-D. Bienert: The Pre-Pottery Neolithic B (PPNB) in Jordan: First Steps Towards Proto-Urban Societies? 21-40
  • H.J. Nissen: Proto-Urbanism, an Early Neolithic Feature? 41-44

Spatial Organization/ Site Reports

  • H.M. Mahasneh: Spatial and Functional Features of Area B in Neolithic es-Sifiya, Jordan: 45-64
  • K. 'Amr: Note on al-Baseet, a New Central Settlement in Wadi Musa: 65-70
  • H.G.K. Gebel, M. Muheisen, H.J. Nissen, and N. Qadi, with contributions by C. Becker, B.D. Hermansen, R. Neef, R.M. Shafiq, and M. Schultz: Late PPNB Basta: Results of 1992: 71-104
  • N. Fino: Evidence of Settlement Organization at 'Ain Jammam: 105-112
  • Z. Kafafi: The 'Collapse' of the LPPNB Settlement Organization: The Case of 'Ain Ghazal: 113-118
  • H.-D. Bienert and H.G.K. Gebel: Summary on Ba'ja 1997, and Insights From the Later Seasons: 119-144

Social Organization

  • G.O. Rollefson: The Character of LPPNB Social Organization: 145-156
  • H.-D. Bienert, M. Bonogofsky, H.G.K. Gebel, I. Kuijt, and G.O. Rollefson: Where Are the Dead? 157-176
  • B.D. Hermansen: Patterns of Symbolism at Neolithic Basta: 177-182
  • I. Kuijt: When the Walls Came Down: Social Organization, Ideology, and the "Collapse" of the Pre-Pottery Neolithic: 183-200
  • L.A. Quintero, G.O. Rollefson, and P.J. Wilke: Highland Towns and Desert Settlements: Origins of Nomadic Pastoralism in the Jordanian Neolithic: 201-214
  • T. Banning: Changes in the Spatial Organization of Transjordanian Settlements from Middle PPNB to Late Neolithic:215-232

Human Ecology

  • A. Simmons and M. Najjar: Regionalism During the Neolithic: An Essay on the Case for Diversity in Jordan: 233-240
  • M. Berner and M. Schultz: Demographic and Taphonomic Aspects of the Skeletons from the Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Population from Basta, Jordan: 241-258
  • M. Schultz, M. Berner, and T.H. Schmidt-Schultz: Preliminary Results on the Morbidity and Mortality in the Late PPNB Population of Basta, Jordan: 259-270
  • A. von den Driesch, I. Cartajena, and H. Manhart: The Late PPNB Site of Ba'ja, Jordan: the Faunal Remains (1997 season): 271-288
  • R. Neef: PPNB Settlements: Vegetation and Climate. A Comparison Between PPNB 'Ain Ghazal and Basta: 289-300


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