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By Andrew Garrard,Brian Byrd

The usual arc of resource-rich land which varieties the ‘Fertile Crescent’ of South-West Asia is considered the earliest centre of village-based farming on this planet and has been the focal point of a lot of our figuring out of the transition from Epipalaeolithic hunter-gathers to Neolithic farmers. past the Fertile Crescent is the 1st quantity of the Azraq venture, a large-scale archaeological and palaeoenvironmental survey and excavation venture undertaken among 1982 and 1989 within the ecologically varied sub-region of the Azraq Basin in north-central Jordan: a space wealthy in Palaeolithic and Neolithic archaeology. starting with an outline to the venture goals, a close research of previous and current environments and land use and the heritage of excavation within the Basin, past the Fertile Crescent explores the geology, stratigraphy and relationship of the past due Palaeolithic websites and offers a close description of the know-how and typology of the lithic assemblages from the websites. those are then in comparison with these from the broader Levant, on the way to discover attainable hyperlinks among technological traditions and social teams with a view to comprehend the proof for cost suggestions around the region.

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