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I. Near East and Egypt

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A. Introduction

In the Near Orient (particularly the southern Levant and Syria) and Egypt, a fundamental change in the history of mankind occurred 12,000 years ago: the transition from the hunter-gatherer life of paleolithic times to neolithic agrarian society. In the so-called ‘fertile crescent’ and in Egypt,…

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Hruška, Blahoslav (Prague), Pingel, Volker (Bochum), Schneider, Helmuth (Kassel), Osborne, Robin (Oxford), Schreiner, Peter (Cologne) and Kuchenbuch, Ludolf (Hagen), “Agriculture”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 22 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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