Encyclopedia of Prehistory

Volume 8: South and Southwest Asia

  • Peter N. Peregrine
  • Melvin Ember

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-xxxii
  2. Edward Banning
    Pages 1-20
  3. Harvey Weiss
    Pages 21-23
  4. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 24-25
  5. Carla Sinopoli
    Pages 26-33
  6. Vasant Shinde, Shweta Sinha Deshpande
    Pages 34-39
  7. Edward Banning
    Pages 40-55
  8. Thomas E. Levy
    Pages 56-74
  9. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 75-76
  10. Juris Zarins
    Pages 77-85
  11. Jonathan M. Golden
    Pages 86-111
  12. Peter N. Peregrine
    Pages 112-115
  13. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer
    Pages 116-121
  14. Nigel Goring-Morris
    Pages 122-126
  15. Bhuvan Vikrama, Umesh Chattopadhyaya
    Pages 127-132
  16. Bhuvan Vikrama, Umesh Chattopadhyaya
    Pages 133-137
  17. Roger Matthews
    Pages 138-150
  18. Jonathan Mark Kenoyer
    Pages 151-155
  19. John Beierle
    Pages 156-159
  20. Brian L. Peasnall
    Pages 160-195

About this book


The Encyclopedia of Prehistory represents temporal dimension. Major traditions are an attempt to provide basic information also defined by a somewhat different set of on all archaeologically known cultures, sociocultural characteristics than are eth­ covering the entire globe and the entire nological cultures. Major traditions are prehistory ofhumankind. It is designed as defined based on common subsistence a tool to assist in doing comparative practices, sociopolitical organization, and research on the peoples of the past. Most material industries. but language, ideology, of the entries are written by the world's and kinship tics play little or no part in foremost experts on the particular areas their definition because they are virtually and lime periods. unrecoverable from archaeological con­ The Encyclopedia is organized accord· texts. In contrast, language, ideology, and ing to major traditions. A major tradition kinship ties arc central to defining ethno­ is defined as a group ofpopulations sharing logical cultures. similar subsistence practices. technology, There are three types of entries in the and forms oj sociopolitical organizati01I, Encyclopedia: the major tradition entry.


Keramik Mesopotamia Neolithic bronze age chalcolithic iron age mesolithic paleolithic prehistory

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter N. Peregrine
    • 1
  • Melvin Ember
    • 2
  1. 1.Lawrence UniversityAppletonUSA
  2. 2.Human Relations Area Files/Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0023-0
  • Copyright Information Human Relations Area Files, Inc. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-7135-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0023-0
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