: Düring, Bleda S.
: 9780521763134 9780521149815 9780511778926 9780511860393 0511860390 9780511857782 0511857780 0511778929 0521763134 0521149819 0511861427 1107208254 1282941917 9786612941917 051185952X 0511858655 0511856911
: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,
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In this book, Bleda Düring offers an archaeological analysis of Asia Minor, the area equated with much of modern-day Turkey, from 20,000 to 2,000 BC. During this period human societies moved from small-scale hunter-gatherer groups to complex and hierarchical communities with economies based on agriculture and industry. Dr Düring traces the spread of the Neolithic way of life, which ultimately reached across Eurasia, and the emergence of key human developments, including the domestication of animals, metallurgy, fortified towns and long-distance trading networks. Situated at the junction between Europe and Asia, Asia Minor has often been perceived as a bridge for the movement of technologies and ideas. By contrast, this book argues that cultural developments followed a distinctive trajectory in Asia Minor from as early as 9,000 BC.