During this publication, Bleda Düring deals an archaeological research of Asia Minor, the realm equated with a lot of modern day Turkey, from 20,000 to 2,000 BC. in this interval human societies moved from small-scale hunter-gatherer teams to complicated and hierarchical groups with economies in accordance with agriculture and undefined. Dr. Düring strains the unfold of the Neolithic lifestyle, which finally reached throughout Eurasia, and the emergence of key human advancements, together with the domestication of animals, metallurgy, fortified cities, and long-distance buying and selling networks. located on the junction among Europe and Asia, Asia Minor has usually been perceived as a bridge for the circulate of applied sciences and concepts. against this, this publication argues that cultural advancements a particular trajectory in Asia Minor from as early as 9,000 BC.
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