By Antonio Sagona, Paul Zimansky
Scholars of antiquity usually see historical Turkey as a bewildering array of cultural complexes. historic Turkey brings jointly in a coherent account the varied and sometimes fragmented proof, either archaeological and textual, that kinds the foundation of our wisdom of the improvement of Anatolia from the earliest arrivals to the tip of the Iron Age.
Much new fabric has lately been excavated and in contrast to Greece, Mesopotamia, and its different neighbours, Turkey has been poorly served by way of finished, up to date and available discussions of its historic previous. historical Turkey is a miles wanted source for college students and students, supplying an up to date account of the common and vast archaeological task in Turkey.
Covering the whole span prior to the Classical interval, absolutely illustrated with over a hundred and sixty photographs and written in energetic prose, this article will be loved through an individual drawn to the archaeology and early heritage of Turkey and the traditional close to East.
'a well-written and easy-to-read quantity that each scholar and pupil of historical Anatolia should have on their bookshelf.' – Claudia Glatz, Bulletin of the yank colleges of Oriental Research
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Moreover, the rather amorphous toolkit of core chopper industry suggests there was no need for specialized tools, possibly reflecting ample supplies of wood. This pattern is also broadly consistent with evidence from Europe. « MOVIUS LINE LI H t o e d A jN f e /■ / . 4 Sea . ) os ^3 28 This view would gain strength if it could be shown through detailed comparative analyses that the flake tools associated with the handaxe assemblages are technically similar to those of the core chopper repertoire.
53 Belli 2001, 2003b. 54 Belli 2006. 55 Bas¸ gelen 1988. 56 Peschlow-Bindokat 2003. 57 Winter 2002. 58 Bednarik 1990; Clottes and Lewis-Williams 1998; Lewis-Williams 2002; Lewis-Williams and Pearce 2005. For Anatolia, see Sagona and Sagona (forthcoming). 59 See, for example, Furst 1972. 60 Lewis 2003: 15–31. 61 For opposing views on shamanism and spirit possession, see Eliade 1964: 437–440; Lewis 2003: 43–45. 62 Helvenson and Bahn 2003. 36 3 A NEW SOCIAL ORDER Pre-Pottery Neolithic (9600–7000 BC) By the closing phase of the Glacial Period, from about 11,000 bc, the world was fundamentally transformed in two ways.
MOVIUS LINE LI H t o e d A jN f e /■ / . 4 Sea . ) os ^3 28 This view would gain strength if it could be shown through detailed comparative analyses that the flake tools associated with the handaxe assemblages are technically similar to those of the core chopper repertoire. This brings us to the important issue of presence and absence of elements in assemblages, which has also called into question the mode of stone tool classification. There is now a shift away from clustering lithic artefacts into groups of retouched tools (typologies) to studying reduction processes, and the use and discard of tools (châines opératoires).