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Basta I. The Human Ecology, ed. by H.J. Nissen, M. Muheisen, and H.G.K. Gebel (2004).


XV + 310 pages, 69 figures, 34 plates, 63 tables/diagrams/appendices, hardcover; with contributions by M.T. Crepaldi Affonso, C. Becker, H.G.K. Gebel, A. Hauptmann, B.D. Hermansen, U. Kamp, M. Muheisen, R. Neef, H.J. Nissen, E. Pernicka & N. Qadi
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Contents List

Editors' Introduction Part I: The Course of Work The Prelude The 1986 Season The 1987 Season The 1988 Season The 1989 Season The 1992 Season Part 11: Basta 2002 The Role of Basta in the Recent Neolithic Discourse The Emergence of Neolithic Basta On Basta's Architecture On Basta's Subsistence Economy On Basta's Labor Organization On Basta's Social Organization Bibliography Site Setting and Site Morphology Present-day Site Setting and Physiographic Units (H.G.K. Gebel): 35-52 Physiographic Setting Geographical and Climatic Setting Phytogeographical Setting Vegetational Setting, Land Use Hydrological Setting Geological Setting The Area's Physiographic Units References Geomorphological Site Setting and Geochemical Results (U. Kamp): 53-94 Introduction Analytical Methods Location of Investgated Areas Climatic Development of the Region Since the Late Pleistocene Weathering Processes Erosion and Mass Movement Ridges and Gully Clints Aquatic Slope Erosion Aeolian Erosion Anthropogenic Influences Tectonic Influences Sediments Soil Sediments Wadi Alluvials Area C Palaeorelief and Colluvials Slope Sediments near Basta Deposits in Areas A, B, and C Area A Area B Area C Temporal Relations in Site Use Summary References Site Preservation and Site Formation Processes (H.G.K . Gebel): 95-116 Introduction Localities and Topography of the LPPNB Occupation Natural Processes and the Palaeorelief Anthropogenic Processes Comparative Aspects of the LPPNB Architecture Summary References Appendix: Tables 1-2 Abiotic Resources Raw Materials of the Small Finds Industries (B.D. Hermansen): 117-128 Introductionary Remarks. Approaches Ecological Setting Analysis and Discussion Concluding Remarks References Appendix A and B Raw Materials of the Flint and Ground Stone Industries (M. Muheisen, N. Qadi, and H.G.K. Gebel): 129-154 Introduction Resource Identification and Raw Material Grouping Geological Contexts of Lithic Sources Chipped Stone Raw Materials Chipped Stone Sources Chipped Stone Raw Material Groups (FRMGs) Raw Material Selection in the Chipped Stone Industries Ground Stone Raw Materials Raw Material Selection in the Ground Stone Industry Summary on the Major Stone Raw Material Resources References Mineralogical Analysis of Late PPNB Rings (M.T. Crepaldi Affonso and E. Pernicka): 155-168 Introduction Macroscopic Description Microstructure Provenance of Raw Materials Manufacturing Techniques Conclusions References "Greenstones" from Basta . Their Mineralogical Composition and Possible Provenance (A. Hauptmann): 169-176 Introduction "Greenstones" in the Near East "Greenstones" from Basta Measurement and Materials Identification of the Samples The Composition of the "Greenstones" from Basta and Their Possible Sources in the Levant References Towards a Framework for Studying the Basta Industries (B.D. Hermansen and H.G.K. Gebel): 177-186 Introduction The Framework An Hypothetic Example Concluding Remarks References Biotic Resources Vegetation and Plant Husbandry (R. Neef): 187-218 Introduction Present-day Climate and Vegetation Climate Crop Husbandry Vegetation Samples Descriptions Anacardiaceae Boraginaceae Caryophyllaceae Cistaceae Cupressaceae Gramineae Malvaceae Moraceae Papilionaceae Rosaceae Rubiaceae Results.. Preservation and Distribution Charcoal Analysis Vegetation and Climate of the Period of Occupation Reconstruction of the Local Environment Foraging and Plant Husbandry References On the Identification of Sheep and Goats: the Evidence from Basta (C. Becker): 219-310 Introduction Faunal Remains (Area A) Ecological Setting Stratigraphical Analysis Capra and Ovis: Species Identification Size Index Calculation Principal Component Analysis Body Part Representation Slaughtering Age and Sex Determination Fragmentation Patterns Cutting Burning Gnawing Abnormalities, Pathologies, and Traumata Conclusions References Appendix: Tables 1-22 About the bibliotheca neolithica Asiae meridionalis et occidentalis


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