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Quaternary of the Levant, environments, climate change, and humans, edited by Yehouda Enzel, Ofer Bar-Yosef

Quaternary of the Levant presents up-to-date research achievements from a region that displays unique interactions between the climate, the environment and human evolution. Focusing on southeast Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Israel, it brings together over eighty contributions from leading researchers to review 2.5 million years of environmental change and human cultural evolution. Information from prehistoric sites and palaeoanthropological studies contributing to our understanding of 'out of Africa' migrations, Neanderthals, cultures of modern humans, and the origins of agriculture are assessed within the context of glacial-interglacial cycles, marine isotope cycles, plate tectonics, geochronology, geomorphology, palaeoecology and genetics. Complemented by overview summaries that draw together the findings of each chapter, the resulting coverage is wide-ranging and cohesive. The cross-disciplinary nature of the volume makes it an invaluable resource for academics and advanced students of Quaternary science and human prehistory, as well as being an important reference for archaeologists working in the region.--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Machine generated contents note: Part I. The Evolution of Current Landscapes and Basins; Part II. Palaeoclimates; Part III. Archaeology of Human Evolution; Part IV. Palaeoecology; Part V. Quaternary Geomorphology; Part VI. Humans in the Levant
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (xv, 771 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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