Abu Hureyra, Syria + archaeological evidence for domestication

In 1963, despite the fact the project would eventually flood dozens of modern villages and ancient sites. The government of Syrian Arab Republic, decided to create dams on upper Euphrates river. Culminating a series of excavation and archaeological rescue operations. Among them, an extraordinary neolithic site discovered Abu Hureyra.

In a short span of less than 35 years. They gathered more information about the human beings transition to agriculture, pottery and domestication of animals. More then anywhere previously; and with more details. Using + setting the standard for new techniques, and with less time.

Bibliography: Moore, Andrew M. T.; Hillman, Gordon C.; Legge, Anthony J. (2000). Village on the Euphrates: From Foraging to Farming at Abu Hureyra. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN0-19-510806-X.

Mithen, Steven (2006). After the Ice: A Global Human History, 20000-5000 BC (paperback ed.). Cambridge: Harvard University Press. ISBN0-674-01570-3.

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