Encyclopedia of Prehistory

Volume 8: South and Southwest Asia

Editors: Peregrine, Peter N., Ember, Melvin (Eds.)

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The Encyclopedia of Prehistory represents temporal dimension. Major traditions are an attempt to provide basic information also defined by a somewhat different set of on all archaeologically known cultures, sociocultural characteristics than are eth­ covering the entire globe and the entire nological cultures. Major traditions are prehistory ofhumankind. It is designed as defined based on common subsistence a tool to assist in doing comparative practices, sociopolitical organization, and research on the peoples of the past. Most material industries. but language, ideology, of the entries are written by the world's and kinship tics play little or no part in foremost experts on the particular areas their definition because they are virtually and lime periods. unrecoverable from archaeological con­ The Encyclopedia is organized accord· texts. In contrast, language, ideology, and ing to major traditions. A major tradition kinship ties arc central to defining ethno­ is defined as a group ofpopulations sharing logical cultures. similar subsistence practices. technology, There are three types of entries in the and forms oj sociopolitical organizati01I, Encyclopedia: the major tradition entry.

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"Taking as its purpose 'to provide basic information on all archaeologically known cultures,' the set treats each major cultural region of the planet individually, with entries contributed by an international array of experts. Entries are divided into four sections -- a discussion of the time during which the cutlure flourished, geographic location, diagnostic traits as known from the archaeological record (with subtraditions demarcated as identified), and representative sites -- followed by a list of references." (Choice, 41:6)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encyclopedia of Prehistory
Book Subtitle
Volume 8: South and Southwest Asia
Editors
  • Peter N. Peregrine
  • Melvin Ember
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0023-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0023-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-46262-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-7135-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 413
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