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Villages in the Steppe – Late Neolithic Settlement and Subsistence in the Balikh Valley, Northern Syria

In this book, Peter Akkermans provides a systematic overview of the Halaf culture of the 6 th millennium BC in the Syrian portion of the valley of the Balikh River, a tributary of the Euphrates.

Peter Akkermans
01 January 1993

Following a broad exposition of the geography of the region, excavation results, definition of chronological periods within the Halaf, and patterns of site distributions, interpretive questions are explored. These include site types and the problems of determining site hierarchies, the nature of Halaf subsistence, and the role of exchange in the Halaf culture.

“…an admirable combination of primary research, scholarship, and intelligent interrogation of the record.” Andrew Sherratt in Journal of Field Archaeology

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