The Harra and the Hamad: Excavations and Explorations in Eastern Jordan

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A. V. G. Betts
A&C Black, Jan 1, 1999 - Religion - 252 pages
Eastern Jordan is divided environmentally into two sectors: the rocky basalt Harra to the west and the open gravel plains of the Hamad to the east. This is the first in a series of three reports on fieldwork carried out in this region from 1979 to 1991, presenting evidence for the Epipalaeolithic periods and Neolithic hunting stations in the Harra associated with the use of desert 'kites'. This volume also includes an edited summary of work by Uzbek and Russian scholars on hunting traps and animal migration patterns on the Ustiurt plateau in Uzbekistan, which lies between the Aral and the Caspian Seas.
 

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Contents

Soils of east Jordan and surrounding areas
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LIST OF FIGURES ix
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The Epipaleolithic Periods
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List of Tables
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Stratigraphy and Construction 37
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List of Plates
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Chipped Stone 59
Ground Stone 121
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2a The relative proportions of taxa for each phase and stage of occupation at Dhuweila 160
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Botanical Remains 185
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Area Survey 191
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Arrowshaped structures in the AraloCaspian steppe 207
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arrowshaped structure 212
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Conclusion 225
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BIBLIOGRAPHY 231
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PLATES 245
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K Wright
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Rock Carvings 143
The Animal Bones 159
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lines below incised on cobble
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Alison Betts is Lecturer in Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

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