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By Jacques Cauvin

This cutting edge research analyzes the good cultural and monetary alterations taking place within the close to East among 10,000 and 7,000 BC as Palaeolithic societies of hunter-gatherers gave option to village groups of Neolithic food-producers. demanding the orthodox, materialist interpretations, and drawing on French theories of mentalities, Jacques Cauvin argues that the Neolithic revolution needs to be understood as an highbrow transformation, revealing itself specially in symbolic actions. He describes the emergence of the 1st agricultural villages, pastoralism and nomadism, and the diffusion of Neolithic rules and perform to the region's outer edge.

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