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Revolutions in the Desert


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1. Beyond History: The Importance of an Archaeology of Pastoral Nomadism
2. The Problem of Domestication
3. The Problems of Definition: Variability in Pastoral Adaptations
4. Invisibility and Visibility: A Background to the Archaeology of Pastoral Nomadism
5. The Environmental Background to the Rise of Pastoral Nomadism in the Southern Levantine Deserts
6. The Pre-Pottery Neolithic B Baseline: The Last Hunter-Gatherers in the Desert
7. The Earliest Herder-Gatherers: The Adoption of Domesticated Animals in the Desert Periphery
8. Revolution in the Desert: the Timnian Culture Complex and the Implications of Systematic Herding
9. Another Revolution: the Late Timnian, the Early Bronze Age, and the Rise of Economic Asymmetry
10. Text and Relict: An Essay on the Archaeology of Desert Pastoralism in the Historic Periods in the Negev
11. Epilogue: An Archaeology of the End of Pastoral Nomadism

About the Author

Steven A. Rosen holds the Canada Chair in Near Eastern Archaeology at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He has published five previous books, along with over 150 professional papers, and he is also a member of the scientific board of Paleorient, a member of the board of directors of the Israel Prehistoric Society, and sits on the Archaeological Council of Israel. He has conducted fieldwork in Israel and Turkey, including a number of excavations and surveys in the Negev region.

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